It’s the season finale in the Formula 1 this weekend, and even though the championship’s long been decided, there’s still the potential for a great race. It won’t be as controversial as last year’s one, though, will it?
But you’re not really here for F1 chit-chat, are you? You want to catch up on the news, previews and reviews from the past week, so let’s dive in!
In the News This Week
- The Witcher 3’s free PS5 & Xbox Series X|S upgrade is coming in December
- Dead Island 2 delayed by almost three months to April 2023
- Saints Row developer Volition is being transferred into Gearbox by Embracer
- Xbox boss promises ‘native’ PlayStation Call of Duty into the future
- Sonic co-creator Yuji Naka arrested for insider trading
- Battlefield 2042 Season 3: Escalation new map, weapons & more detailed
- Jumplight Odyssey is the new game from Armello developer
- Bethesda responds to Doom Eternal composer’s allegations
- Splatoon 3 Chill Season update revealed with new maps, weapons & Big Run
And we had the three console manufacturers all kick off their Black Friday promotions and digital sales:
- PlayStation Black Friday deals – 25% off PS Plus, discount DualSense & PS Store sale
- The Xbox Black Friday sale has started – Get $50 off an Xbox Series S (in the the US and Canada)
- The Nintendo Switch Black Friday eShop sale is now on
Games in Review & Featured Articles
We’re still in the midsts of game release silly season, so that has been the main focus of this past week with the following reviews.
- Sonic Frontiers – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 9/10
- Football Manager 2023 – PS5*, XSX|S, XBO, NSW, PC, iOS, And – 9/10
- Pentiment – XSX|S, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – NSW – 7/10
- Star Ocean: The Divine Force – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 7/10
- Dying Light 2: Bloody Ties DLC – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 5/10
* Football Manager 2023’s release on PS5 has been delayed indefinitely…
Beside all of that, Nick P got to share some early impressions from Marvel’s Midnight Suns, coming from the masters of turn-based tactics at XCOM studio Firaxis, and incorporating some intriguing ideas alongside a boatload of superheroes!
And we rounded out the week with What We Played, featuring Pentiment, Pokémon and God of War: Ragnarök.
The Callisto Protocol launch trailer has arrived
Horizon Call of the Mountain gets new story trailer as pre-orders go live
Clash: Artifacts of Chaos new trailer focuses on the story
Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion gets a new trailer
Here’s what you in our community have been up to this week:
- MrYd went to the movies in the last couple weeks to see a largely disappointing Black Panther movie, then tucked into all the PS+ games and sales, including Chorus, The Gardens Between, Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory, EDF Iron Rain, Escape Academy, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising and Judgment!
- And willbuchanan played Dead or Alive 5, Doom and Kane & Lynch 2, while working through his back catalogue. He also continued with Syberia 3, which keeps crashing on his PS4. There’s big things afoot in real life with a job change coming up, so we wish him well in his switch!
Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you again soon!