Something for the Weekend – 10/08/19

It’s a bit windy and stormy out in the UK this weekend. So make sure to pack a brolly if you’re going out, but at the same time be careful not to Mary Poppins it halfway across the country!

In the News This Week

Games in Review

It was one of those weeks where a lot of games fell into the murky middle ground of 7/10, but a couple of games did manage to stand out from the crowd.

(Reviewed platform in bold)

This Week’s Features

There weren’t too many features alongside the steady trickle of reviews this week. Jim returned to Friday the 13th: The Game on Nintendo Switch, asking whether or not it was worth picking up on the hybrid.

I then went back into Just Cause 4 to check out the upcoming Danger Rising DLC. It definitely feels like Rico is channeling his inner Marty McFly!

With the second Crash Team Racing Grand Prix underway, Jim had a look at where Activision could head next with Crash & Spyro. Oh, and there’s some tips on how to make the most of the Grand Prix here.

Finally, we rounded up all of last month’s games in Game of the Month: July 2019, and  What We Played  featured Sniper Elite 4 courtesy of PlayStation Plus, Days Gone and Age of Wonders: Planetfall.

Trailer Park

Check out the No Man’s Sky Beyond launch trailer

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince will be casting its spell in October

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD has a release date and a new trailer

Meet Amara in the new Borderlands 3 trailer

Danger rises in Just Cause 4 as final expansion launches this month


Your Achievements

Just a couple of responses in What We Played this week:

  • MrYd’s still playing Tetris Effect (despite some “horrible” music), Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (which is far too big), Honor & Duty, and is looking forward to the big VR update for No Man’s Sky next week.
  • And Gernboes has been working on his backlog, playing Ni no Kuni on PS4 and Persona 4 Golden, both of which he started in 2013, and is playing Okami for the third time and on his third platform. He also grabbed EA Access for a bit of Need for Speed Payback, downloaded Sniper Elite 4, and has been enjoying his first few turns in Age of Wonders: Planetfall. Apparently he was “quite busy this week”. Sure.

The Week Ahead

And here’s what’s coming out in the next few days

  • Friday the 13th: The Game – Switch – 13/08
  • PC Building Simulator – PS4, XBO – 13/08
  • The Bard’s Tale Trilogy – XBO – 13/08
  • No Man’s Sky Beyond – PS4, XBO, PC – 14/08
  • Vasara Collection – PS4, XBO, Switch – 15/08

That’s it for this week, I’ll see you again soon!

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