Something for the Weekend – 13/03/21

Microsoft has had a busy week, quickly adding a bunch of Bethesda’s games into the Xbox Game Pass library after regulators approved the buy-out of ZeniMax Media. Are there any you’ll be giving a go this weekend?

Elsewhere, the F1 season kicked off with testing in Bahrain. Yesterday we saw Mercedes struggling with some reliability issues, while the Red Bull looked pretty quick – do we dare hope for a more competitive season for the championship? Time will tell. Anyway, let’s jump into this week’s round-up!

In the News This Week

Games in Review

It was another busy week for the reviews, so let’s dive in:

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While it was quieter for the previews, it was no less interesting. I played the charming early access game, Snowtopia, as Emma delved into the diverse world of A Long Journey to an Uncertain End.

Steve meanwhile went hands on with Century: Age of Ashes, a dog-fighting game with dragons (yes, dragons!), and Jim looked back at the Monster Hunter series, which celebrated its 17th birthday.

Tef revisited Apex Legends for its Nintendo Switch port finding an impressive technical accomplishment, but one with quite a few weaknesses compared to other platforms, and Jim looked back on Monster Hunter as it turns 17, remembering where it started and what the franchise has managed to become.

Last up, What We Played featured Pokémon Go, Loop Hero & Apex Legends.

Trailer Park

MotoGP 21 first gameplay trailer shows off new Long Lap Penalty feature

Hood: Outlaws & Legends latest trailer showcases The Hunter

Tales of Arise gets new trailer as fans await release date

Your Achievements

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

  • After a short break, Crazy_Del earned his 550th platinum in Maquette, while he’s also been playing Warzone and Remnant.
  • TSBonyman picked up Fury Unleashed and Rise of the Tomb Raider as they were on sale and has been enjoying both.
  • With his shiny new 4K TV, MrYd has been enjoying AC Valhalla, DiRT 5, Remnant and 13 Sentinels.
  • willbuchanan earned 100% completion on Far Cry , and has also been working on Far Cry 3, Everybody’s Golf, and The Walking Dead Michonne.
  • tactical20 is slogging through Super Mario 3D World.
  • Andrewww finished the storyline of The Division 2: Warlords of New York. “It was ok,” he said in a ringing endoresement.
  • And last up, Lieutenant Fatman grabbed the platinum for Concrete Genie.

I hope you all have a good weekend, and I’ll see you around!