Something for the Weekend – 23/03/19

After last week’s thrilling Six Nations matches and the start of the F1 Season, it’s a more subdued weekend for sport. I was planning on watching the Formula E from China, but it was a bit too early for my liking!

Unless you’re heading to London today, it could be a nice relaxed weekend ahead of us. So let’s see what’s been happening in games this week?

In the News This Week

Games in Review

It was a good week for the reviews, with a lot of games being highly rated:

Reviewed platform in bold.

This Week’s Features

Glancing at the previews, Jason went hands on with Black Future ’88, which he described as “a roguelike 2D action shooter soaked in style and dripping with the kind of challenge that players live for”. The other preview came from Tef, who played Space Junkies, Ubisoft’s upcoming VR multiplayer shooter… in space! This weekend it’s also having a free open beta, so why not give it a go?

Elsewhere, Tef called the Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass ‘surprisingly dull’ considering how good the base game is, while Thomas looked at five ways The Division 2 is better than the first while he continues to plug away at our review.

Earlier this week at GDC, Google unveiled Stadia and Tef examined how this is going to radically shift the industry and the way we play and experience games.

And finishing up, Ade visited Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in Playing with History, while What We Played featured The Division 2, Ni No Kuni & Sekiro.

Trailer Park

The Walking Dead: The Final Season comes to an end next week

Battlefield V’s epic Firestorm trailer has arrived, watch it here

Sea of Thieves anniversary update trailer teases The Arena, fishing and more adventure

Satisfactory’s Early Access launch trailer will do quite nicely

Your Achievements

A pretty quiet week for the community it looks like!

  • MrYd got his VR fix in Firewall and Honor and Duty, and added some Victor Vran and Motorhead DLC.
  • Crazy_Del added the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Platinum to his collection so moved onto MK vs DCU, and also aims to help B_Cambo get the For Honor plat this weekend.
  • And tactical20 got ‘slightly addicted’ to Mario Odyssey, while his wife reached a best of 8th in Tetris 99.

If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.

The Week Ahead

As March draws to a close, here’s what’s coming out this week:

  • Final Fantasy VII  – XBO, Switch – 26/03
  • Generation Zero – PS4, XBO, PC – 26/03
  • Space Junkies – PSVR, Rift, Vive, WMR – 26/03
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season – 26/03
  • Assassin’s Creed III – PS4, XBO – 29/03

Have a good week, and I’ll be back soon!