Something for the Weekend – 15/08/20

I’m very much enjoying the drop in temperatures and rain showers of the last couple days, but looking at the Formula 1, they’ve jumped out of the frying pan of Silverstone in a heatwave to the first of Barcelona!

Will we have more tyre wear shenanigans this weekend? Can someone spring a surprise in qualifying? I’m looking forward to finding out at the end of this second triple-header.

Now then, let’s crack on with this week’s gaming news.

In the News This Week

Giveaways

We’ve got five codes apiece for iOS and Android versions of WST Snooker, the latest snooker game from Lab42 and Sumo Digital. Head here to find out how to enter the giveaway.

Games in Review

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

And we also had a documentary review telling the origins of the THPS franchise:

Featured Articles

Just because we had a bunch of reviews doesn’t mean we didn’t have space for anything else. Ade’s kicked off our weekend with 5 Viking facts that should be included in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, while Tom went hands on with the intriguing Dreamscaper, blending action RPG gameplay with Persona-like relationship creation.

Dom ventured into the teensy tiny world of Grounded, before going up against the “despicable, speedrunning nightmare” of Okunoka Madness, and loving every second of it! Alan joined us this week to share his thoughts on the nosy X-raying ghost shenanigans of I Am Dead.

I pondered just how bad Halo Infinite’s delay is for Xbox Series X in the long runwhile Aran spoke to director Ludvig Gür about the Pretending I’m a Superman documentary.

Jim dove into Solaris Offworld Combat, the next VR shooter from the makers of Firewall: Zero Hour, while Miguel dove into the Limited Run VA-11 HALL-A Collector’s Edition for Switch for an unboxing.

I took a look at the upcoming Train Sim World 2, as Steve got a different perspective on the life of creepy crawlies in Metamorphosis.

And we rounded out a week full of features with What We Played

Trailer Park

FIFA 21 career mode revealed in latest trailer

Cyberpunk 2077 Lifepaths, weapons and SAMURAI chrome rock band videos revealed

Sam Fisher is joining Rainbow Six Siege

Apex Legends Season 6 Boosted gameplay revealed

Your Achievements

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

  • Crazy_Del is just one trophy away from the Fall Guys platinum, all of which will depend on the in-game store updates. There’s also be one trophy waiting for him in Skater XL and a handful of them in NFS Heat.
  • ron_mcphatty has picked up three wins in Fall Guys and is aiming to hit level 40 before he tires of its light and fun battle royale.
  • Dreams little Dreams was TSBonyman who’s resting up after a shoulder injury.
  • tactical20 has really got the hang of Skater XL, to the point that he’s joined an online team based in North Carolina.
  • And finally Andrewww has been battling through more of The Last of Us Part II, while the kids have been enjoying the chaos of Fall Guys.

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

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