Something for the Weekend – 01/08/20

We’re right in the middle of summer now, and it absolutely feels like it with the weather being what one can only describe as “scorchio”. OK, I’m sure there are more, less made up adjectives for the temperature, but you know what I mean.

That heat hasn’t stopped it from being a busy old week in video games, so let’s dive in and catch up on the news, reviews, previews and more from the end of July.

In the News This Week

And with the end of July, there were the usual set of free game announcements:

Games in Review

We had a pretty full slate of review this week, covering all manner of different genres and topics.

And we had an intriguing hardware review, where the question was as much whether you should consider the product, as it was whether or not it was any good.

Featured Articles

As busy as it was in the review pool, the previews and features were no less packed. Dom and I shared our thoughts on how Pokémon Go Fest 2020 was a virtual success.

Last weekend also saw a technical beta test for Fall Guys, which Jim and I absolutely adore, while Dom went hands on with One Hand Clapping, and Tom had his hands full raising monsters in the ‘Pokémon for grown ups’ of Monster Crown.

I then had a look at how Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered is resurrecting the classic GameCube co-op action RPG, and Futurlab’s ingenious time-twisting puzzler Peaky Blinders: Mastermind.

And I went hands on with not one, but two upcoming racing games, with accompanying videos. First up was the very different Project Cars 3.

And then we had a look at WRC 9, with what some might call the best headline ever to feature on the site: WRC 9 Preview – Keep right into caution, big console jump, 100.

Dom spoke to EPOS on making a new generation of gaming headsetsand finally What We Played featured Ghost of Tsushima, Fall Guys and Pokémon Go.

Trailer Park

Cuphead is out now for PlayStation 4

UFC 4 Career mode trailer details new additions including Coach Davis

Hawkeye confirmed for Marvel’s Avengers, beta details outlined

Carrion: Behind the Screams released by Devolver, kind of goes behind the scenes

Microsoft Flight Simulator PC VR and TrackIR support announced

Your Achievements

Here’s what you in our community has been up to this week:

  • hornet1990 finished two of the war stories from Battlefield V, finding them a buggy slog.
  • ron_mcphatty finished the “emotionally gruelling and bleak” The Last of Us Part II, but he still loved it!
  • It was Skater XL for tactical20.
  • Popping on his dreaming hat, TSBonyman dove into the wonderful world of Dreams VR, spending just a little bit too long in the virtual space for his head to handle.
  • And MrYd’s brain melted while playing “Advanced Horse Testicle Simulator”, “I’m a Satsuma”, “Hideo Kojima’s Falling Over Simulator”, and “Call of Duty: Whatever it is”. Sounds like a fun week?

I hope you have a good (and relatively cool) weekend and I’ll see you on the other side!

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