Something for the Weekend – 17/04/21

It’s F1 o’clock after the longest-feeling three weeks without F1 that I can think of. With Red Bull finally able to truly rival Mercedes last time out, it’s been a long wait to find out if the Bahrain race was a one off, if Mercedes can resume their dominance, if Verstappen can have a tilt at a championship? Thankfully we’ll get some answers (and no doubt some new questions) this weekend at Imola.

While we wait with baited breath to see how qualifying and the race unfolds…

In the News This Week

Games in Review

We had a relatively concise set of game reviews this week, wrapping up a couple of major reviews:

Featured Articles

We started the week off with Jim digging into Diablo II: Resurrected’s technical alpha, a game that gripped him far more than Diablo III managed.

With a new WWE game on the horizon, Ade looked at what WWE 2K22 needs to do to win fans back after the abomination of WWE 2k20. Meanwhile, as New Pokémon Snap approaches, Reggie looks back on what made Pokémon Snap such a fantastic spin-off.

I called for Gears 5: Hivebusters to have a standalone release to reach a wider audience, as Sam branded Trails of Cold Steel the best JRPG you’re not playing. Harry discussed how an aversion to “political” video games is hindering cultural progress.

Finally, What We Played featured Disco Elysium, Oddworld: Soulstorm and Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Trailer Park

Resident Evil Village will see the return of Mercenaries mode

Returnal Hostiles trailer shows some monsters players will have to survive

OlliOlli World announced by Roll7, and it is coming this winter

Flight Simulator World Update 4 out now – France, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg landmarks feature

BioWare release official Mass Effect Legendary Edition remaster comparison video

Your Achievements

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

  • TSBonyman has been carrying on with No Man’s Sky Expeditions, and is still in awe of the game. He also loaded up Dreams and found himself surprisingly given a shoutout in a weekly Dreams music livestream. Sounds like a lovely turn of events.
  • Dan Jones has been smashing Demon’s Souls on PS5 some more, onto NG++++ after snagging the platinum. He gave Maquette a try, but struggled with the frame rate and screen tearing.
  • willbuchanan has been knocking through the DLC for Borderlands to reach 100%. He’s just got Moxxi’s Underdome to go and then he can move on to the next game.
  • And MrYd has been struggling with SSD corruption on his PS5 after a power outage. In and around redownloading all the games again, he finished the main story in Marvel’s Avengers despite poor design decisions. He’s also played plenty of Enlisted and enjoyed some co-op in Zombie Army 4.

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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