Something for the Weekend – 06/03/21

After the slew of announcements that came over the last couple of weeks, the start of March has been pretty subdued in video gaming circles. OK, so there were the PSVR game reveals mid-week, but they weren’t worthy of a State of Play stream, and so the week’s news was dominated by Switch Pro rumours, and controversies surrounding Hogwarts Legacy and The Sinking City.

If you’re just wanting to play some games, though, PlayStation Plus absolutely had you covered this week, giving away Final Fantasy VII Remake, Maquette, Farpoint and Remnant: From The Ashes in a bumper month of freebies. Make sure to snap them all up! Oh, and Ratchet & Clank on PS4, which is free for all PlayStation users.

In the News This Week

Games in Review

There wasn’t a huge number of reviews this week, but those we did review were well worth the time.

And we had a solitary hardware review with a pair of gaming oriented true wireless earbuds:

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Wireless Earbuds – PS, NSW, PC, iOS, And – 7/10

Featured Articles

We accompanied the reviews with a great set of previews, features and other articles this week, with two of the highlights being previews of upcoming games. Playing in co-op with Dom, I called It Takes Two a fantastical co-op adventure that can make (or break) a relationship, and followed it up with a wide-ranging interview with writer and creative director Josef Fares.

Later in the week, I followed that up with the surrealist Eternal Cylinder, in which you mutated Q*berts are hunted by an evil rolling pin, while Drea previewed Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.

David Carcasole looked back on Sony’s last handheld on its 9th birthday, saying the PlayStation Vita deserved so much betterwhile Tom Hughes looked at what The Legend of Zelda could learn from Rogue Heroesand Dani Cross stated that Legends of Runeterra is still the best digital card game.

Finally, What We Played featured Loop Hero, Overwatch and The Pathless.

Trailer Park

Aliens: Fireteam announced for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pyra/Mythra two-in-one fighter DLC is out now

Deathloop’s time loop gameplay explained in this new trailer

Doom 3: VR Edition is coming to PSVR this month

For Honor Year 5 Season 1 readies for battle next week

Your Achievements

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

  • Now that it’s been fixed, camdaz has been back to Dirt 5 and its voluminous career.
  • The same can’t be said for MrYd, who’s finding that Dirt 5 still has freezing issues, so he’s worked through the PS+ games (except for FF7R, which he already played), alongside World War Z, AC Valhalla and finishing off Maneater.
  • With little time to play, Andrewww finished a second playthrough of Resident Evil 2 and finished off the New York expansion for The Division 2 while dabbling with other games.
  • willbuchanan snapped up the Far Cry New Dawn platinum and is tempted to do the same for Far Cry 3 platinum. While he weighs up that decision, he’s plugging away at Everybody’s Golf on Vita.

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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