Something for the Weekend – 10/10/20

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We’re exactly one month away from the start of the next generation, with the release of the Xbox Series X coming on 10th November, but all the chatter over the last few days has been about the PlayStation 5, with Sony finally answering some of the burning questions about their soon-to-be-released console. Backward compatibility, how to install an SSD expansion, PSVR support and more have all been revealed now, making up the bulk of the headlines in our round-up.

Let’s dive in!

In the News This Week

Games in Review

Things are starting to ramp up toward the end of the year, and we’ve got reviews to help you decide what’s worth picking up:

And we had a couple hardware review, with a focus on soothing or vibrating your ears with high-end sound, and making sure you sound as good as you can.

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Away from the review queue, Nick played an awful lot of Baldur’s Gate 3’s Early Access release, finding an enthralling world, albeit one that’s a touch mean.

Dom revisited Avicii Invector with the Nintendo Switch Encore Edition release, calling it the “perfect portable album”, and he put a few questions to Synthesis, a go-to voice acting and localisation studio based in Germany. Steve then got a bit creepy, exploring the Alpine setting and hand-drawn visuals of Mundaun.

Nic braved the outside world to visit a cinema and watch Akira in 4K. Was it a worthwhile endeavour? Can you still visit a cinema in a responsible socially distanced manner? We discuss exactly that.

Finally, What We Played featured Star Wars Squadrons, Baldur’s Gate 3 and The Survivalists

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The PlayStation 5 teardown video shows removable side panels, dust holes and how to install an SSD

NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay revealed running on PlayStation 5

Rainbow Six Siege Tachanka Rework goes live today on Test Servers

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered confirmed, out this November

Monster Hunter Rise shows off new combat gameplay

Your Achievements

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

  • MrYd played “too much” Genshin Impact, as well as checking out Trine 4 from PS Now and Rogue Company.
  • It was a bit of Horizon Zero Dawn and Flight Simulator for hornet1990.
  • A different kind of flight was on ron_mcphatty’s menu, as he played and loved Star Wars Squadrons
  • Lieutenant Fatman is finding Death Stranding “surprisingly fun” right now.
  • And Crazy_Del has been racking up more platinums. Sound Shapes on PS4 and PS3, Hitman Go on Vita, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, and Beyond: Two Souls have been knocked off, and with more planned for the weekend.

Have a good weekend (and wrap up warm if you’re going out) and we’ll see you on the other side!

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