Something for the Weekend – 28/09/19

I doubt many fans were expecting a sequel to Brighton in 2015, where Japan triumphed over South Africa, but the hosts of this year’s Rugby World Cup have sprung another stunning surprise on one of the titans of rugby. Beating Irelands means that Japan are now the second best team in the world, right?

In the world of gaming, Sony’s State of Play seemed to go down well this week, especially with The Last of Us II finally getting a release date – here’s a round up of everything we know. There were also a few more surprises, like Civ VI, and a bunch of new PSVR games, meaning we’ve got a lot to look forward to over the next few months!

In the News This Week

Games in Review

Another busy week for the reviews, with the latest FIFA instalment appearing:

(Reviewed platform in bold)

This Week’s Features

Stefan kicked off the reviews with a look at John Wick Hex, an interesting take on the turn-based genre that features slicker combat gameplay. Sticking with the tactical theme, Desperados III looks perfect for stealth action fans from the makers of Shadow Tactics.

Elsewhere, he brought out his sonic screwdriver for a whirl with Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, and also enjoyed Ghost War, the PvP multiplayer from Ghost Recon Breakpoint that now has some surprising inspirations from battle royales.

Last up, Dom spoke to Jérôme Dureau, Innovation Projects Manager on tori,a fun, family-friendly creative game, as What We Played featured Gears 5, Borderlands 3 & Code Vein.

Trailer Park

Watch the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare trailer here!

New Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer explores Cal’s mission

Check out the Destiny 2: Shadowfall launch trailer

The Last of Us Part 2 is out February 2020, watch the epic new trailer here

Your Achievements

A busy week for the community, let’s what you’ve been playing:

  • By the time you’re reading this, Crazy_Del should have bagged himself the platinum for Borderlands 3.
  • Links Awakening has been captivating both matthangzhou  and tactical20 this week.
  • In addition to MrYd’s usual VR gaming sessions, PvZ,  Disgaea 1, Vampyr, and Anthem appeared.
  • Andrewww  has been getting stuck into the beautiful Subnautica.
  • And last but by no means least, gernboes grabbed their 100th Platinum! Okami HD was the special game, but that tally was quickly added to by Rebel Galaxy and Her Majesty’s Spiffing.

The Week Ahead

As we head into October and the release dates looking like very bad scores, he’s what we having coming out this week:

  • Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition – Switch – 01/10
  • Call of Duty: Mobile – iOS, Android – 01/10
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint – PS4, XBO, PC – 01/10 (Early Release), 04/10 (General Release)
  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep – PS4, XBO, PC – 01/10
  • Destiny 2: New Light – PS4, XBO, PC – 01/10
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 04/10

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