The bank holiday weekend is here, F1 has returned, and the first of the big music festivals are back. It’s not a bad way to round off August is it?
Meanwhile, it’s been a busy week in the gaming world with Gamescom taking place online, so let’s dive right in to our gaming round-up!
In the News This Week
- Horizon Forbidden West slips to February 2022
- Destiny 2: The Witch Queen officially revealed, out February 22nd 2022
- Halo Infinite December release date confirmed – limited edition Xbox Series X revealed
- Jurassic World Evolution 2 will be out in November
- Dying Light 2 has a new gameplay trailer, Dying Light Platinum Edition coming to Switch
- Death Stranding: Director’s Cut features have been revealed
- Saints Row reboot announced and it’s coming out in February 2022
- Sifu gets a February 2022 release date
- Crusader Kings 3 is coming to Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 “soon”
- There’s a new Lord of the Rings game, pre-registrations now open
- Get a first look at Call of Duty: Vanguard’s campaign and Stalingrad level
- Black Myth: Wukong shown running in Unreal Engine 5
You’ll have to wait until next week to see what is coming to PlayStation Plus, but here’s Xbox’s free Games With Gold for September:
As this is going live at 11AM, you have just one hour left to enter our F1 2021 giveaway! One lucky winner will receive, not just a copy of F1 2021 for PS4 (which is upgradeable to PS5 for free), but a branded t-shirt, a pair of caps, lanyard and a chequered flag to wave at the end of things.
The giveaway has now ended and the lucky winner is…. Jimmy B! Congratulations!
Games in Review
It may have been a quieter week for reviews here, but it was not a week with two games you should not miss:
- Psychonauts 2 – PS4, XBO, XSX|S, PC – 9/10
- No More Heroes 3 – NSW – 9/10
- Twelve Minutes – PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX|S, PC – 6/10
And Jim had a listen to Edifier’s new wireless earbuds to put them to the test:
- Edifier Hecate GM5 Earbuds – 8/10
Fresh from its announcement, Stefan previewed the Saints Row reboot and came away glad that it has a new story, new characters, and a new setting while still staying true to much of the series’ tone that we know and love.
He also loved the chaos of Riders Republic, where the 64-player Mass Starts really stood out, while described Martha Is Dead as a game that psychological horror fans will want to check out later this year.
Rounding off a Gamescom-dominated week, What We Played included Destiny 2, Psychonauts 2, and Ghost of Tsushima.
Here’s what you in our community has been up to this week:
- ron_mcphatty has been playing plenty of Train Valley 2, before revisiting Trackmania Turbo after a long break. And despite the difficulty, he’s hooked again!
- willbuchanan is nearing the end of Monster Hunter World and added 2 platinums to his collection thanks to Bear With Me, and Demetrios: A Cynical Adventure. There won’t be any time for gaming this weekend though, as he’s off to a festival!
Enjoy the long weekend and I’ll catch you next time!