The weather in the UK might not have a name this weekend, but it’s still pretty wet and rather blowy out there a moment. So… I’m not going to go out unless I absolutely have to. And I certainly won’t be braving any fireworks displays tomorrow. It’ll be a nice and cosy weekend of gaming for me. How about you?
Before we boot up our games of choice to make the next few hours disappear, let’s check in on the week that was in the gaming world.
In the News This Week
- Diablo IV Vessel of Hatred DLC announced with a new jungle setting and a brand new class
- Gran Turismo 7 SPEC II update brings 7 new cars, Lake Louise snow circuit & more!
- Microsoft to block unauthorised third-party accessories
- Baldur’s Gate 3 Xbox release still on target for this year
- Report: Destiny 2’s The Final Shape may be delayed, studio hit by layoffs
- Immortals of Aveum to add new endgame content, new game+, and more this month
- Payday 3 1.01 update is finally out, bringing a lot of fixes and balancing
And let’s check in on those game subscription updates.
- The PS Plus Essential games for November 2023 have been confirmed
- Xbox Game Pass gets Wild Hearts, FM 2024, Thirsty Suitors & much more in November 2023
Games in Review & Featured Articles
We’re not out of the woods yet for this autumn’s throngs of game releases, and we’ve got a suitably packed slate of game reviews because of it. Football, dungeon crawling, rally racing and butt shaking are all on this week’s gaming to-do list.
- Football Manager 2024 – PS5, XSX|S, XBO, NSW, PC, iOS, Android – 9/10
- Endless Dungeon – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 8/10
- The Invincible – PS5, XSX|S, PC – 8/10
- Achilles: Legends Untold – PS5, XSX|S, PC – 7/10
- EA Sports WRC – PS5, XSX|S, PC – 7/10
- Thirsty Suitors – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 7/10
- WarioWare: Move It! – NSW – 7/10
- Dreamworks All-Star Kart Racing – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 6/10
- RoboCop: Rogue City – PS5, XSX|S, PC – 4/10
Alongside all of that, Miguel checked out Dave the Diver on Nintendo Switch, Nic delved into the latest Persona 5 spin-off, with the XCOM-like strategy RPG of Persona 5 Tactica, and I went hands on with one of the last big games of 2023, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Can it be more than a big blue alien version of Far Cry?
Rounding things out as always, What We Played featured Alan Wake 2, WarioWare and WRC.
See the new GT7 SPEC II intro movie
World of WarCraft: The War Within expansion announced for next year
Vampire Survivors is getting new mini-story Adventures
The Remedy-verse has taken over a bit, with what you’ve been playing.
- Andrewww played the Alan Wake Remasteer, but found the controls so awkward that it’s actually put him off Alan Wake 2. He cooled off with some Rocket League and grabbed EA Sports FC 24 for his son in a sale. That’s sure to curtail his gaming time in the next few weeks and months!
- TSBonyman had a better time with Control thanks to adjusting the difficulty down. He’s also grabbed two games on sale, with Resogun and Titanfall 2 deemed worthy of buying and replaying. I heartily agree on Titanfall 2, and think I should do so soon!
And that’s a wrap for this week. Have a good weekend, stay dry, play some fun games, and we’ll catch you all soon!