Something for the Bank Holiday Weekend – 28/08/21

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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

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:

And Jim had a listen to Edifier’s new wireless earbuds to put them to the test:

Featured Articles

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.

Trailer Park

Watch the new explosive new Far Cry 6 trailer

Dying Light 2 has a new gameplay trailer

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes has a new trailer

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen officially revealed

Halo Infinite December release date confirmed

Your Achievements

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!