It’s been another very busy week in video games, with new hardware talk – Want to see some PSVR 2 controllers? – some more games industry acquisitions, game delays, game announcements and everything in between.
None of that matters if you’re Welsh, though. Can we pull off one of the jammiest Grand Slams in history tonight? I can’t wait to find out… (even as wary as I am about this French team)
In the News This Week
- Sony reveal the new PlayStation VR controller for PSVR 2 on PlayStation 5
- PS5 exclusive Project Athia is now called Forspoken
- Dying Light 2 will launch in 2021, new gameplay shown
- Gotham Knights delayed to 2022
- Sony acquires the Evolution Championship Series (AKA Evo) in joint venture with RTS
- Avengers – Black Panther: War for Wakanda DLC is coming later this year – 2021 content roadmap revealed
- Life Is Strange: True Colors revealed – will not be episodic, coming out in September
- EA Play for Xbox Game Pass is now on PC
- Fallout 4, Skyrim, Prey, Fallout 4 & Fallout 76 FPS Boost now live on Xbox Series X|S
- Sony will kill off PS4 Communities in April
Games in Review
There were just a handful of game reviews this week, but were any of them a huge number of reviews this week, but those we did review were well worth the time.
- Blind Drive – iOS, Android, PC – 8/10
- Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 6/10
- Silver Chains – PS4, NSW, PC – 6/10
- Neoverse – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 5/10
There was plenty of space for other features and previews this week, including Emma’s look at the exciting action RPG metroidvania Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights and Ade’s preview of Lunark, a flashback to the classic ‘cinematic platformer’.
Ade was busy elsewhere as well, previewing Space Cats Tactics – a puuurrfect turn-based strategy game? – though it befell Nick to give us the bad news about Monstrum 2’s current Early Access release, before moving on to lighter topics and ranking the top 10 Metal Gear games.
Recently inducted into Xbox Game Pass, Marcus looked back on The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on its 15th anniversary, as well as calling on Sony to do the right thing and give use a Jak 4. Tom turned up to get everyone talking about difficulty, stating that Elden Ring should have an assist mode.
Dom pondered if FIFA 21 can be a turning point for Google Stadia – no spoilers, please – while I put a bunch of questions to PopCap about Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville coming to Switch this week. I also dug into the technical details of Fallout 4 and FPS Boost on Xbox Series X (which is a bit odd).
Finally, we rounded things out as usual with What We Played, including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Fallout 4 and Blind Drive.
Here’s what you in our community has been up to this week:
- Crazy_Del has been playing “a lot”, which is saying something by his standards. There was Warzone, Remnant: From the Ashes (platinum), Godfall (platinum), booted up Avengers for an instant platinum, Control, and some Battlefield V to help his mate get their own platinum.
- MrYd was “more of the same” with AC Valhalla, Remnant, 13 Sentinels, The Outer Worlds, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Also Jeff Minter’s Moose Life.
- Mass Effect Andromeda surprised hornet1990 by being rather enjoyable!
- Watchful on just discovered that there’s a TSA clan in Destiny 2.
- gazzagb has now clocked over 3000 hours in DOTA 2, which is frightening.
- Having played so much classic Commodore 64 games, Andrewww forgot how the comments system worked. In “less exciting” gaming, he also played Hollow Knight, The Division 2 and was roped into playing Fortnite with his son.
- And willbuchanan continued with Far Cry 3 and Everybody’s Golf on Vita, where he just needs a few tricky trophies to snap up that game’s platinum.
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.