Something for the Weekend – 14/12/19

Outside of the UK General Election, all gamers’ eyes were fixated on Sony’s State of Play and The Game Awards this week. Microsoft dropped a surprise reveal of their next console, which while we don’t know the exact innards of the console, it certainly looks radically different to the PS5 dev kits we’ve seen so far.

Anyway, with a fair amount to get through in this Round Up, let’s begin!

In the News This Week

Games in Review

There’s a surprising number of gems to be found in our reviews this week:

And we had a solo headset review.

(Reviewed platform in bold)

This Week’s Features

TSA’s Game of the Year awards for 2019 kicked off this week, here are the categories we’ve announced so far:

Make sure you check the full post to hear our runners up, and let us know if you’ve enjoyed those games as much as we have (or perhaps not) in the comments!

From the previews, Stefan started the week by taking to the skies with a look at Flight Simulator 2020, and also asked if Bleeding Edge from Ninja Theory is the brawler we’re looking for next year.

Last up, he told fans to ‘keep an eye’ on Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot when it launches in January, as What We Played featured Darksiders Genesis, Death Stranding & Destiny 2.

Trailer Park

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II – The Game Awards 2019 trailer 

Final Fantasy VII Remake has a new trailer

Twin Peaks VR first gameplay trailer is here, out soon

Ghost of Tsushima set for summer 2020 release

Get a look at PlatinumGames’ new Babylon’s Fall trailer from State of Play

Predator: Hunting Grounds is out this April, new trailer revealed

Your Achievements

Checking in with the community:

  • Crazy_Del returns after a short gaming break, playing FIFA, grabbing the Ghost Recon Breakpoint platinum, and plugging away towards the Death Stranding plat too.
  • MrYd finished Kingdom Hearts 3, picked up Injustice 2 on sale, and is going to binge watch The Expanse Season 4 this weekend.
  • Andrewww got around to playing Valiant Hearts, and enjoyed the way it maturely dealt with the topics at hand.

It genuinely looks like we’ve run out of game releases for next week, so with that, I’ll be back again soon!