Something for the Weekend – 01/06/19

It’s the first day of June, and for gamers that means that E3’s press conferences are just a week away! We’ve already had a bunch of early announcements and teasers coming out, and it’s bound to get even busier over the next seven days as publishers try to precede the show (or build some hype without having to actually be in attendance).

Of course, if you’re a sports fan, maybe there’s the little matter of tonight’s Champions League final? Who’s your money on to win?

In the News This Week

Competitions & Giveaways

It’s giveaway time as the lovely folks at Gametomo have sent us ten codes for Project Nimbus: Complete Edition to giveaway for Nintendo Switch! This high speed mech action game pulls together all of the elements from the previous releases and puts them onto Nintendo’s little handheld so you can set the future to rights while you’re on the train, the bus or even the ceramic throne.

We had a little snafu with the plug in not showing on mobile, so have extended it for 24 hours, and you now have until 6PM on Monday 3rd June to enter.

So head to our giveaway page to enter through email, Twitter, Discord, Facebook and/or YouTube.

Games in Review

There were some big games on the docket this week, with the action-packed system seller Blood & Truth doing a bang up job, Layers of Fear 2 disappointing or, at the very least, confusing, and Warhammer: Chaosbane being a good dungeon crawler that simply suffers in comparison to the absolute very best the genre has to offer.

Reviewed platform in bold.

This Week’s Features

Stepping away from the reviews, I went hands on with MotoGP 19 and got some insight into Milestone’s pioneering Neural AI and refreshed classic and online racing in the series, while Super Mario Maker 2 is shaping up to be a great refinement and sequel to the Wii U original, just with one snag.

Jim reminisced about the inFamous series on its tenth anniversary, while Rebecca took a look at the Resident Evil Origins Collection (bundling together Resi HD and Resi 0 HD) and Resident Evil 4 on Switch, finding them to be good, but unremarkable and pricy ports of these horror classics.

Rounding things out, What We Played featured Warhammer: Chaosbane, Total War: Three Kingdoms and Dauntless

Trailer Park

Watch the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reveal trailer

The Death Stranding trailer is here, all nine minutes of it!

Say hello to the final full blooded Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 clan, the Malkavians

Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s latest gameplay trailer is full of Nazis getting destroyed

Judgment has a ‘Combat Trailer’ ahead of launch

The Week Ahead

You’d have to be a right numpty to launch a game the week before E3, wouldn’t you? Right?

  • Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa – PS4, Switch, PC – 04/06
  • Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth – 3DS – 04/06
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II – PS4 – 04/06
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane – PS4, XBO, PC – 04/06
  • Super Blood Hockey – PS4, XBO – 05/06 (PS4), 07/06 (XBO)
  • MotoGP 19 – PS4, XBO, PC – 06/06
  • Slay the Spire – Switch – 06/06
  • Refunct – PS4, XBO, Switch – 07/06

That’s it for this edition, have a fab weekend and we’ll see you again soon!

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