With the Ryder Cup on this weekend, I have the sudden urge to dust off my old Wii and practice my swing again in Wii Sports! Or maybe I’ll pick up one of the more modern golf games, what do you think?
Meanwhile, it’s been a chaotic week for the gaming industry, with plenty of news, reviews and previews, so let’s dive right in!
In the News This Week
From high-profile retirements to surprise releases, this week had everything:
- Counter-Strike 2 is out now with full free-to-play launch
- PlayStation boss Jim Ryan is retiring in 2024
- Star Wars Jedi 3 confirmed by it’s star, Cameron Monaghan
- Cities: Skylines 2 delayed on console to Spring 2024 – still coming to PC on 24th October
- Epic lays off 830 employees after “spending way more money than we earn”
- Metal Gear Solid locked to 30fps on all formats, sequels run at 60fps
- Gran Turismo Sport server shutdown confirmed for January 2024
- PS Plus October Essential games have been announced by Sony
Games in Review
It was a jam-packed week for game reviews:
- Fate/Samurai Remnant – PS5, PS4, PC, NSW– 10/10
- Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless – PS5, PS4, PC, NSW– 9/10
- Resident Evil 4 Remake Separate Ways DLC – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, PC – 9/10
- Chants of Sennaar – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 8/10
- EA Sports FC 24 – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 7/10
- The Crew Motorfest – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 7/10
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 6/10
- Mineko’s Night Market – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 5/10
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Elsewhere, from the previews; Dom went hands on with the spiritual successor to the Dragon Ball series, Sand Land, which more than holds its own by the look of it.
Next off, Stefan was ‘sold’ on Ghostrunner 2, saying that a cyberpunk ninja on a motorbike really is cool! Following that, he was impressed by another sequel, Super Mario Bros. Wonder which takes the side-scrolling platformer to the next level.
Last up, What We Played included Fate/Samurai Remnant, FC 24 & Forza Motorsport.
Enjoy the weekend and I’ll see you again soon!