For those thrilled by the Cricket World Cup final a few weeks ago, the start of the Ashes have been a big change of pace. The first day had drama as Australia collapsed and then salvaged a decent score, the second day had a surprisingly gritty English batting performance, but who knows what the weekend will bring?
Alternatively, if you want things that go very fast, then this weekend’s the last Formula 1 race before the summer break. The Hungaroring is pretty much unique in its nature, so it’s going to be fascinating too see who can come out on top, and if Lewis Hamilton can be kept at bay once more.
In the News This Week
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer details released, beta confirmed
- Destiny 2: Shadowkeep launch delayed into October
- The PlayStation 4 has now passed 100 million consoles sold!
- Garfield Kart Furious Racing is a thing and it’s out this November on consoles and PC
- Capcom are recruiting testers for what appears to be the next Resident Evil game
- Hitman 3 has been confirmed, as Siberia mission revealed for Hitman 2
- Rockstar North hasn’t paid corporation tax in the UK for 10 years, but still claims tax relief
- Sony introduces PS4 Tournaments: Challenger Series and they’re open to everyone
- The eFootball PES 2020 demo is now live – here’s the download links
Games in Review
We had some polar opposites with our crop of reviews this week:
- Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood – PC, iOS – 9/10
- Dandy Dungeon – Switch, iOS, Android – 8/10
- Forager – PS4, Switch, PC – 8/10
- The Blackout Club – PS4, XBO, PC – 7/10
- Cricket 19 – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 7/10
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 6/10
- The Church in the Darkness – PS4, XBO, PC – 3/10
- Logitech Pro X Headset Review – 8/10
(Reviewed platform in bold)
This Week’s Features
Stepping away from the reviews, and while we didn’t have many other features this week, they were certainly… a bit different. I went hands on with Steel Circus, a game that blends the future sports fo Speedball with heroes from Overwatch or League of Legends. It’s shaping up rather nicely!
Rounding things out, What We Played featured Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Wolfenstein Youngblood and more Dandy Dungeon.
Forgetting to hit publish on What We Played yesterday afternoon meant that only the craziest of people spotted and commented on it this morning.
- Crazy Del has been playing The Sinking City and grabbed his 389th platinum trophy! He’s also practising Mortal Kombat XI for the Challenger Series competition on Wednesday. Best of luck with that!
The Week Ahead
And here’s what’s coming out in the next few days:
- Age of Wonders: Planetfall – PS4, XBO, PC – 06/08
- The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure – PSVR – 06/08
- Metal Wolf Chaos XD – PS4, XBO, PC – 06/08
- Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition – Switch – 08/08
- Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition – Switch – 09/08
That’s it for this week, I’ll see you again soon!