It’s been another warm (and muggy) week for most of the UK, and things are about to get hotter with weather warnings in place for much of the country for the week ahead. Given that we’re all being advised to stay out of the heat as much as we can, it sounds like another great excuse to take refuge indoors and play some of the great games that have released recently. Hopefully your gaming room doesn’t double up as a furnace!
In the News This Week
- Sony announces PlayStation Stars loyalty scheme with digital rewards
- Stray, Avengers, and Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade head up the July PlayStation Plus catalogue
- Bayonetta 3 release date set for October
- The Halo Infinite campaign network co-op test is now live
- Report: The GoldenEye 007 remake has not been announced due to the war in Ukraine
- EA announce that Skate will be free-to-play
- Report: Assassin’s Creed Rift is set in Baghdad
- Company of Heroes 3 release date, pre-order bonuses confirmed
- Next Epic Games free games include a World War I shooter
- An Aliens game is coming to PC, consoles and VR from the makers of Raw Data
Games in Review & Featured Articles
It was a mixed bag of scores this week, but there were a few stand out titles:
- AI: The Somnium Files – Nirvana Initiative – PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 9/10
- Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course DLC – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 9/10
- Escape Academy – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 8/10
- Mothmen 1966 – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 7/10
- House of the Dead: Remake – PS4, XBX|S, PC, NSW – 5/10
- MADiSON – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – No Score
Aside from the reviews, there wasn’t much else this week. We truly are in the summer drought between ‘not E3’ and Gamescom.
Of course, we still finished the week with What We Played, which this time featured Escape Academy, Cuphead DLC and birthday boy Dom!
Here’s what you in our community have been up to this week:
- willbuchanan continued with Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Everybody’s Golf and EA Sports Active 2. He also grinded his way to 100% in Hungry Giraffe on his Vita, and now moves onto Lego Marvel Super Heroes.
- And MrYd continued to download everything he can from PS+ Extra. Lost Words: Beyond the Page was a quick platinum that he recommends, Ride 4’s motorcycle racing was trickier to love, and he continued on with more Evil Dead after its Army of Darkness update, with the new, smaller map being quite fun.
Have a great week and we’ll see you before you know it!