Something for the Weekend – 05/09/20

September has arrived and we’re still no closer to finding out either a launch date or a price for the upcoming consoles. I’m not sure what’s more impressive; Sony’s and Microsoft’s determination not to blink first, or their respective marketing departments for being watertight with leaks!

In the News This Week

Giveaway

Teaming up with Gioteck, we’ve got a load of Nintendo Switch accessories to give away! Head on over to get your entries in before 11.59PM UK time on Friday September 11th, and I wish you all good luck!

Games in Review

We had another bumper-to-bumper week of reviews:

And then a solo hardware review:

Featured Articles

Kicking off the previews, Stefan went hands on with an intriguing title called The Signifier, a thriller set in a world of advanced AI and brain-scanning technology. He also looked at Monster Truck Championship, while Jonny shared his thoughts on Root, a digital version of the board-game that he absolutely loves.

Elsewhere, Alan fondly looked back at Shining Force III and how stumbling across a community project to translate the game reignited his love for the game and gave him the opportunity to finish the trilogy. And with another blast from the past (although not quite as far back), Jim looked back at the classic dungeon crawler Marvel Ultimate Alliance on the eve of Marvel’s Avengers’ release.

Last up, Stefan interviewed the creator of Lair of the Clockwork God about pretty much everything except his game, as What We Played featured Marvel’s Avengers, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 & WRC 9.

Trailer Park

Scavengers gameplay revealed ahead of PC technical test weekend

Sable, Call of the Sea, GONNER2, and Per Aspera have new trailers

Your Achievements

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

  • Crazy_Del has been practising his golf swing in PGA Tour 2K21 and is not far off the Platinum – but that will have to wait as he’s currently loving Marvel’s Avengers and Tony Hawks!
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  • It was the usual Fall Guys for Andrewww, who continued playing Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime in co-op, and a bit more of TLOU2.
  • tactical20 went back to Animal Crossing for the September bug hunting and fishing while waiting for new maps for Skater XL.
  • It was plenty of RDR2 for MrYd (as per usual), before rattling through Observation on PS Now and delving into Spellbreak, the new magic battle royale game. He might have mainly enjoyed it because he won the very first game I played!
  • And ron_mcphatty scooted off to Devon this week to grab two hours of sunshine, followed by two days of rain, soggy fish and chips and steam trains. Now he’s back and playing Fall Guys some more.

Have a good weekend and I’ll see you again soon!

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