What, another one? It feels like it was just last week that we had the last bank holiday, and yet here we are again with another long weekend. What do you have planned with your Monday off? A few extra gaming sessions, perhaps? A little bit of backlog clearing?
In the News This Week
- Mafia: Trilogy revealed – Mafia II: Definitive Edition remaster out now, Mafia: Definitive Edition remake coming August
- Valorant is getting a full release in June
- Minecraft tops 200 million sales and Mojang goes through a slight rebrand
- Next Level Racing denies having knowledge about Gran Turismo 7
- Epic says Unreal Engine 5 “will be awesome” on both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5
- Rainbow Six Siege mobile clone Area F2 shut down
- Grab the demo for Marvel’s Iron Man VR on PSVR
- Tencent have taken over the rights to System Shock 3 from OtherSide Entertainment
- Manchester United begin legal action against Sega and Sports Interactive
- Get Civilization VI for free from the Epic Games Store this week
We’ve got another big giveaway on the site this weekend, with a PS4 Nacon Asymmetric Wireless Controller up for grabs. The giveaway is open through Monday 25th May.
It’s well worth entering, so long as you not one of those “hilarious” people who goes on about the sticks being in the “wrong” place or having different length thumbs.
Games in Review
There were quite a mix of games in the review pool this week:
- Super Mega Baseball 3 – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 8/10
- Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen – PS4, Vita – 8/10
- Pixel Ripped 1995 – PSVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, WMR – 8/10
- The Wonderful 101: Remastered – PS4, NSW, PC – 7/10
- Shred! 2 – ft Sam Pilgrim – XBO, NSW, iOS, And, PC – 7/10
- Maneater – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 6/10
- Signs of the Sojourner – PC – 6/10
- Touhou Mechanical Scrollery – PC – 3/10
The big release of the week was Amazon’s free to play hero shooter Crucible, with Dom diving in to see if the game can hold up against the MOBAs and shooters that served as its inspirations. Meanwhile, Steve was surprised by I, Dracula: Genesis, finding himself drawn into a roguelite that’s nowhere near as gothic as he was expecting.
With a bit of chatter this week about the DualSense and how it could let you “feel the weather” – actually, a misquote – I looked at the DualSense and the history of haptic feedback. Would you believe that Sony are actually playing catch up to their rivals?
Finally, What We Played featured Crucible, Maneater and The Last of Us: Remastered.
Just two of our most ardent regulars checked in this week:
- MrYd finished off The Evil Within 2, which turned out quite good in the end after it became more linear, and Get Even, which was also well worth it. After that he shuffled over to Red Dead Online, getting his moonshine business up and running and shooting someone for complimenting his horse…
- Crazy_Del returned to Duke Nukem Forever to grab the platinum trophy nine years on from its release. He then tried to cleanse his palate with the slightly buggy Shadows Awakening on PS4 and Dirt Rally 2.0 community dailies.
Another week done, stay safe, enjoy the long weekend and we’ll see you again soon. Bye!