Something for the Weekend – 06/02/21

It’s the biggest weekend of the year so far for sports fans, with the usual slate of football matches joined by the cricket test matches (aired on terrestrial for the first time in forever), the start of the rugby Six Nations, and the Super Bowl for people that can stay up late on Sunday night.

Let the ‘Superb Owl’ jokes commence!

In the News This Week

Games in Review

There was another healthy slate of reviews for this week, including the PS5 remaster and PC release of Nioh 2 and Destruction AllStars, which is making a splash on PlayStation Plus.

Featured Articles

Skimming through the rest of the features, and ahead of its release, we caught up with Lucid Games and XDEV to discuss Destruction AllStars’ origins.

Nick had a look at the Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta, pondering if its monster mayhem can make an essential multiplayer mode instead of a short throwaway experience, while Tom went hands on with Valheim in Early Access, which he felt was a survival game with a rare sense of purpose.

I previewed Maskmaker, which is set to be another inventive VR puzzler from the maskers of A Fisherman’s Tale, before pondering what is it Google and Amazon don’t understand about gaming? 

While he was rather wrong in the end, Reuben took a stab at guessing what the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion would bring to the table. Turns out it’s even wilder than he thought!

And rounding things out, What We Played featured Destruction AllStars, Control: Ultimate Edition & Persona 5 Strikers.

Trailer Park

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker revealed with PS5 open beta coming in April

Stellaris’ next expansion is Nemesis and it give players the “most powerful tools” so far

Mass Effect Legendary Edition revealed

Destiny 2: Beyond Light – Season of the Chosen revealed, going live next week

Your Achievements

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

  • Would you believe that Crazy_Del has already bagged the Destruction AllStars platinum? Well he has!
  • doomsday619 completed the DLC Beowulf Mission in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, played some COD Zombies in splitscreen with his sons, has been working his way through Hitman 3 on PSVR, and ramming it up in Destruction AllStars as well. Busy week!
  • It was Concrete Genie and Control (on PS4) for MrYd, with some Darksiders Genesis from PS Now, “too much” Hitman 3 in VR, and a quick dash to grab the “5 level 50 characters” trophy in Hunt: Showdown.
  • After 55 hours spent in Night City, TSBonyman feels the game is “all going to be over too soon”, so he’s branching off to do a bunch of side missions to savour the rest of it.
  • Andrewww is on his second run of Resident Evil 2, finding its difficulty quite surprising!

That’s all for this week’s gaming round-up. As always, have fun at home, stay safe if and when you’re out, and we’ll see you next week.

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