From record-breaking heat to weather warnings and huge thunderstorms, it’s been a topsy-turvy week for British weather! I’m certainly glad to see a return to more subdued temperatures though; the heat was starting to take its toll.
In the News This Week
- EA Access is now live on PlayStation 4
- Report: Nintendo to fix Joy-Con drift for free and offer refunds to those who previously paid
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses voice actor to be replaced following assault claims
- The original Doom trilogy is available now on consoles, Doom Eternal Battlemode detailed
- Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled sells half a million digital copies
- UK Gambling Commission states once again that loot boxes are NOT gambling
- Overwatch microtransactions have raked in over $1 billion
- Epic Game Store bags another exclusive, free games announced for August
- THQ to reveal three new games at Gamescom
- The PlayStation Store Summer Sale is now on, up to 60% off big name games
Games in Review
I’m pretty sure this is the first time there’s been a review of a desk on TSA! But by all accounts, Jim says it’s a game-changer:
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Switch – 9/10
- Nowhere Prophet – PC, Mac, Linux – 9/10
- Fate Hunters – PC, Mac, Linux – 7/10
- Dragon Star Varnir – PS4, PC – 6/10
- VariDesk ProPlus 36 Standing Desk – No Score
(Reviewed platform in bold)
This Week’s Features
It was another muted week for the previews as the summer draught draws on, but Stefan looked at Dragon Quest XI S for Nintendo Switch, which builds upon previous Dragon Quest games and adds polish to this ‘fantastic RPG’. He also looked at Oninaki, an action-RPG that comes from the makers of I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear.
Last up, Nick looked at Killsquad, a dungeon-crawler-come-MOBA that was not what he expected to be playing, while What We Played included Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 & Dandy Dungeon.
There were some signs of life in the What We Played comments section:
- MrYd’s gaming spree included finishing Detroit: Become Human, Honor & Duty, as well as a dash of PS Now and EA Access games.
- Ron added Platinum #29 to his collection with Spider-Man, started Knack, and cried during Toy Story 4 with his family. D’awww!
- And since the last time he commented, Aerobes has played – deep breath – Horizon Chase Turbo, Mortal Koombat 11, Hitman Absolution HD, Ace Combat 7, Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2, Ni no Kuni II, World War Z and Spider-Man. He’s finished with all of those by now, and is currently playing Judgment and Team Sonic Racing.
The Week Ahead
And finally, here’s a look at the forecast for the week:
- The Blackout Club – PS4, XBO, PC – 30/07
- Forager – PS4, Switch – 30/07
- Oxygen Not Included – PC – 30/07
- Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor: Prophecy – PC – 30/07
- Pandemic – Switch, XBO – 01/08
- The Church of Darkness – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 02/08
- Madden NFL 20 – PS4, XBO, PC – 02/08
I can’t believe that it will be August in just a few days, 2019 is flying by! Anyway, I’ll see you again soon!