The good weather has continued, but thankfully the temperatures are slightly more bearable. All of this means that it’s perfect for enjoying Wimbledon or the Cricket World Cup! You know, unless you have plenty of gaming planned?
Let’s catch up on the last week of news and reviews.
In the News This Week
- “Content more important than ever” – Sony look at buying another developer
- Report: Grand Theft Auto 6 details leak, Codenamed Project Americas
- Surprise! Sony has swapped PES 2019 from July’s PlayStation Plus games for Detroit: Become Human!
- The PS Now July update brings along Rocket League, Vampyr, and more
- Xbox Game Pass adds My Time at Portia, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Undertale
- Dataminers uncover new Crash Team Racing characters
- Indie dev begins petition to stop G2A selling indie game keys
- New FromSoftware game Metal Wolf Chaos XD out next month
- Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown gets a full release in August for PC and Xbox One
Games in Review
We had a really strong showing in the reviews this week, with 3 games being awarded 9/10!
- Sea of Solitude – PS4, XBO, PC – 9/10
- Slay the Spire – PS4, PC, Switch – 9/10
- World End Syndome – PS4, Switch – 9/10
- Vacation Simulator – PSVR, Vive, Rift – 8/10
- We. The Revolution – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 7/10
- Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry – PS4, PC, Switch – 7/10
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission – Switch, PC – 6/10
Version tested in bold.
This Week’s Features
Stefan kicked off the week with a look at Link’s Awakening, a remake with gorgeous visuals that will please almost all Legend of Zelda fans.
He also looked at Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and then spoke to the Lead Designer at Jagex about adding dinosaurs to RuneScape, and Miguel got his thoughts about some of Borderlands 3’s neat multiplayer trickery out there for us.
Elsewhere, while a lot of people are enjoying Super Mario Maker 2, there’s plenty of issues with the multiplayer, which is why Tef has put together 7 suggested fixes:
Closing out the week, What We Played featured Sea of Solitude, Super Mario Maker 2 & FFXIV: Shadowbringers.
Time to check in with the community and the What We Played comments section.
- ron_mcphatty has been enjoying Spider-Man as he continues his ‘off-grid’ living experience, where his new house won’t have internet for another four months! Good to see he’s been using his precious moments of mobile phone signal to check in with TSA!
- Andrewww fitted in a spot of the Bloodborne DLC, and also enjoyed Ratchet and Clank with his kids.
- And TSBonyman is still unleashing his creative side in Dreams, making a skeleton visualiser for his audio-visual projects.
The Week Ahead
I think we’re getting into the summer draught for the releases, as it’s a quiet week ahead of us:
- Bear With Me – PS4, XBO, Switch – 09/07
- Dr. Mario World – iOS, Android – 10/07
- Blazing Chrome – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 11/07
- Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble – Switch, PC – 11/07
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 – Switch, PS4 – 12/07
- God Eater 3 – Switch – 12/07
That’s all for this week, I think I’m going to spend the weekend hunting for some holiday inspiration and deals, are you off anywhere nice this summer?