Something for the Weekend – 28/03/20

With another weekend of social distancing and self-isolation, I’m sure many of you are leaning on your favourite games console or gaming PC to help you while away the hours between getting out of bed and getting back in.

Maybe you’re going to indulge in the Predator: Hunting Grounds and Resident Evil: Resistance demos? Or maybe you’ve got a Nintendo Switch and won’t actually be getting out of bed for anything but breakfast, lunch, dinner and loo breaks?

In the News This Week

Of course, it was coronavirus that delivered this week’s biggest headlines:

Of course, there was some Coronavirus news:

And while we’re waiting for the PS+ and Games with Gold updates – well, PS+ has leaked –  there’s still free games to be had:

Games in Review

We had some interesting games in for review this week, but were any of them essential? Well, maybe if you think about our currently self-isolated lives, they could be.

And we had a review of a mini arcade cabinet:

Featured Articles

Miguel returned to the latest iteration of a fantastic anime fighter, with Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[cl-r] out for Nintendo Switch, and a solid if unremarkable update to the Late[st] release from a couple years ago.

He also played the Yakuza Remastered Collection, finding some great ports of these PS3 entries in the crime drama series. If you’re a fan, this is well worth picking to complete the series story on PS4.

Meanwhile, Nick previewed Gordian Quest, which features a tangled knot of deck-building and grid-based combat, that tickled his roguelite fancy in a similar fashion to Darkest Dungeon.

Finally, What We Played featured Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bleeding Edge and Nioh 2.

Trailer Park

Nintendo release Good Job!, an action-puzzler nepotism simulator for Switch

Resident Evil 3 trailer focuses on Jill Valentine, confirmed playable in Resistance

Torchlight III’s Sharpshooter hero class revealed

Check out the trailer for Dread Nautical, the new horror-themed tactical RPG from Zen Studios

Your Achievements

Just MrYd popped in to say hi this week. He’s had a lot of fun with Wolfenstein 2, reckoned that Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the worst of the modern trilogy, and has been suckered into The Division 2’s looty grind.

That’s it for this week. Stay safe and healthy, wash your hands, and good luck picking up the essentials at the shops!

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