It’s a good job that there’s Formula 1, the second British & Irish Lions test, and the Olympics this weekend as I’m having to self isolate! On the bright side, the weather has been so rubbish this week that I haven’t missed being able to go outside.
Anyway, I hope you’ve all had a more exciting week than I have, and so let’s get started with this week’s round up.
In the News This Week
- PlayStation 5 is now the fastest Sony console to sell 10 million units
- Horizon Forbidden West reportedly delayed to early 2022
- PS5 system software beta adds M.2 SSD support, 3D audio for TVs, vertical trophy lists & much more
- Chernobylite PS4 and Xbox One release set for September
- Kitty cat adventure Stray is now coming out in early 2022
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits has another slight delay, now releasing September
- Velocity spiritual successor confirmed as Futurlab announces partnership with Thunderful
- Activision Blizzard employees to go on strike in response to working conditions
And we’ve had the reveals of August’s free bundled in games:
Games in Review
It was a strong week for the reviews, with three titles being awarded 9/10’s:
- Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox – XSX|S, PC – 9/10
- The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles – PS4, NSW, PC – 9/10
- NEO: The World Ends with You – PS4, NSW – 9/10
- The Ascent – XSX|S, XBO, PC – 8/10 (video review)
- Samurai Warriors 5 – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 8/10
- Omno – PC – 8/10
- The Sims 4: Cottage Living – PS4, XBO, PC – 7/10
- Night Book – PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX|S, PC, NSW, iOS – 6/10
From the hardware reviews, we had a joystick & pedal set, VR headset, and mouse & keyboard adapter for consoles:
Elsewhere, it was a pretty quiet week. Stefan had a look at Weird West, a top-down action RPG that adds a supernatural twist to the wild west. Nic meanwhile, played a bunch of games from Steam’s Dreamhack Beyond and shared his favourites.
Lastly, What We Played featured Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Ascent & Halo Infinite.
Here’s what you in our community has been up to this week:
- It was platinum number 700 for Crazy_Del thanks to Doom Eternal, who’s celebrating his wife’s birthday this weekend!
- The cooler weather means MrYd can get back to some VR gaming with Operencia, and also picked up Layers of Fear 2 on sale.
- tactical20 nears 100hrs in AC Valhalla but might switch to Watch Dogs Legion.
- Another one to enjoy VR gaming with the lower temperatures was TSBonyman
I hope you have a good week and I’ll see you again soon!