With the weather being a bit a bleak, and fears of the coronavirus increasing, I don’t think you need many more excuses to hide away and get some gaming done this weekend. Since they’re free between now and March, I’m going to give the Half-Life games a go as I’ve never played them, but let me know what plans you have too!
In the News This Week
- Xbox Series X prototype photos posted online, showing off its behind
- PlayStation has the highest customer brand loyalty, apparently
- The Last of Us Part 2 PC rumours spring from new job listing
- Half-Life games are now all free until Half-Life: Alyx is released
- Netflix are making an anime Witcher film!
- Housemarque puts Stormdivers on hold to focus on biggest project yet
- Stardew Valley has topped 10 million sales
- Kingdom Hearts Project Xehanort revealed as a mysterious mobile title
- Apex Legends Season 4 will add new Champion Forge
Games in Review
Here’s a look at the reviews, where it’s still feeling like quite a quiet January:
- The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – VIVE, Rift, SteamVR – 9/10
- Pascal’s Wager – Android, iOS – 7/10
- Rugby 20 – PS4, XBO, PC – 4/10
And we had a lonely looking headset review:
Similar to the reviews, it was also a quiet week for the previews. Aran kicked things off with a look at The Otterman Empire, a local multiplayer shooter that looks like it will be a great party game thanks to its jetpacks and objective game modes.
Meanwhile, Stefan described Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions as ‘FIFA for anime fans’, and you can see exactly what he means by that in his gameplay video below:
Last up, Adrian’s Playing With History took a trip to Ancient Rome to examine the life of a Gladiator, while What We Played featured Captain Tsubasa, The Witcher 3 & The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.
Here’s what you’ve been up to recently:
- MrYd added 2 more platinum’s to his collection, as this week’s gaming saw his sessions include the Persona Dancing Collection, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Days Gone, and Sea of Solitude.
- Crazy_Del platinum’d Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes, expects to get the Shadow of the Tomb Raider plat this weekend, and can barely contain his excitement over the Resident Evil 3 Collector’s Edition.
- Andrewww is still working on his PS3 backlog, finishing Metro Last Light, which he seemed to enjoy, although was disappointed with the ending.
- ron_mcphatty made a return to gaming with the latest Star Wars title, which he thinks isn’t anything special, but a good game nevertheless.
- And lastly, TSBonyman continues with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, revisited Alienation, and also picked up DiRT 4 on sale.
Well there you have it. Have a good weekend and I’ll see you again soon!