Big, bad Babet has been battering the British Isles this week with wind and rain, which has made the decision to stay indoors and play games or watch sports, movies or Deep Space 9 clips on YouTube this weekend quite easy. That, and there’s a bunch of fantastic games that have come out this week, including Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 and plenty more.
In the News This Week
It was a fairly low profile week for gaming news, but here’s what we scrounged up:
- Bethesda Boss Peter Hines announces his retirement
- New Persona 3 Reload details revealed – SEES, social stats, dorm life & more
- Forza Motorsport update 1.0 goes live with matchmaking & progression improvements
- Harebrained Schemes going independent from Paradox Interactive after Lamplighters League flop
- PayDay 3’s first patch delayed again
- Cities: Skylines 2 console edition will support mods, PC to launch with performance issues
Games in Review & Featured Articles
It was a reviews week, top to bottom, so let’s tuck in:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 – PS5 – 9/10
- Super Mario Bros. Wonder – NSW – 9/10
- Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- The Jackbox Party Pack 10 – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC, Mac, Fire, Luna – 8/10
- Hexarchy – PC – 8/10
- Detective Pikachu Returns – NSW – 5/10
- Cities: Skylines 2 – PC – Review in Progress
And Dom went heads on for our latest VR review and an intriguing Switch controller case:
Then, to round things out for the week, we had What We Played, featuring Spider-Man 2, Mario Bros. Wonder and Hot Wheels Unleashed 2.
Get a first look at Mortal Kombat 1’s Omni-Man
See the latest System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition gameplay trailer
And that’s a wrap for this week. Have a good weekend, play some fun games, and we’ll catch you all soon!