Something for the Weekend – 21/03/20

It’s been another busy week full of COVID-19 related news, but aside from that, the news was dominated by the jucy details revealed about the next-gen consoles.

We now know everything about the hardware powering the machines, but we’re still waiting to see more of the games coming to these machines (outside a few cross-gen Xbox exclusives) and we’re waiting for prices and a release date!

With all of that to cover, let’s dive into this week’s round-up:

In the News This Week

And for your coronavirus catch up:

Games in Review

Miguel couldn’t praise Doom Eternal enough in his review, calling it “a ripping, tearing masterpiece.” But, for those of you looking for a calmer experience, then New Horizons should be right up your street.

Featured Articles

As I said before, we got a good look at the innards of the next-gen consoles this week. Of course, that meant everyone was asking the question about the PS5 and Series X: which is more powerful?

Meanwhile, Miguel kicked off the previews with a deep dive into Beyond Blue, a simple yet educational experience, as Jim looked at Spellbreak, a “fun and frenetic” Battle Royale, before speaking to its developers. He also caught up with the devs of Warhammer: Chaosbaneto discuss its fifth hero.

With the second DLC pack for Borderlands 3 just around the corner, Stefan went hands on with Guns, Love, and Tentacles, which brings more of the same crazy action that fans love. And while Final Fantasy VII is the remake that everyone’s salivating over, Square Enix are doing a more modest, but not less comprehensive job on Trials of Mana as well.

In a lighthearted feature, we came up with the 10 “best” island names to pick in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, before Stefan streamed a whopping 90 minutes of gameplay yesterday lunchtime.

Finally, What We Played featured Doom Eternal, Animal Crossing: New Horizons & Persona 5 Royal.

Trailer Park

The Bleeding Edge launch trailer is here

Get an overview of SnowRunner’s frigid off-road experience in the latest trailer

I Am Dead announced by the creators of Hohokum and Wilmont’s Warehouse

Your Achievements

Here’s what the community has been up to this week:

  • MrYd finished off the story for Wolfenstein 2, and played a lot of The Division 2.
  • Also playing The Division 2 was Andrewww, who’s also been getting some cycle rides in.
  • Our usual trophy hunter Crazy_Del got the platinums for The Hunt and Just Cause 4, as he looks forward to some Darksiders and Doom this weekend.
  • And while TSBonyman hasn’t been up to any gaming, he does wish everyone

Good luck for the next week, keep self-distancing, washing your hands, and I’ll see you again soon!