It’s that time of year again, where every shop and retailer tries to flog as many consoles, games, TVs and toys as possible, with Black Friday’s sales now on a week before it’s actually Black Friday or Cyber Monday, and totally glossing over the Thanksgiving holiday that the sales bonanza is tied to.
Have you picked up anything in the sales? Or are you being good this year and keeping your Pile of Shame in check?
In the News This Week
- The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered announced for PS5
- Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League returns with a new story & gameplay deep dive
- Reina revealed as latest Tekken 8 fighter, gameplay here
- Forza Motorsport update 2.0 adds Yas Marina, new cars & new career events
- Nintendo Indie World round-up – Shantae Advance, A Highland Song, Outer Wilds & more
And with Black Friday now on, we’ve dug up the best deals in the UK for PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles and bundles.
- Black Friday 2023 – Get up to £140 off on PS5 consoles & bundles
- Black Friday 2023 – The best Xbox Series X deals and bundles
Games in Review & Featured Articles
- Backpack Hero – NSW, PC – 9/10
- PowerWash Simulator VR – Quest 2, Quest 3 – 9/10
- Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin – PS5, XSX|S, PC – 8/10
- Super Mario RPG – NSW – 8/10
- C-Smash VRS – PSVR 2 – 8/10
- Invincible Presents: Atom Eve – PC – 8/10
- Persona 5 Tactica – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 7/10
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 5/10
- Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! 2 – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 4/10
And I went hands on with the PlayStation Portal, to give a verdict on Sony’s rather oddly limited remote play handheld
- PlayStation Portal – PS5 remote play – 7/10
And we rounded out the week as usual with What We Played, this week featuring Realms of Ruin, Persona 5 Tactica and Modern Warfare 3.
Half-Life 25th Anniversary edition announced with new documentary
A Highland Tale gets a new trailer and release date
Shantae Advance is back with a new PC and console remaster
Let’s see what you’ve been playing.
- Andrewww finished a run through The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, which was rather affected by his skill during the game’s QTEs. After that he swapped to Spider-Man: Miles Morales but did get a little tired of the button-mashing combat.
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!