Hello my friends, I’ve somehow managed to acquire another bloody cold, so I’ve not really been doing very much over the past couple of days. Still, I wanted to get a Weekend Whammy out there and ask about what you fine folks have been playing over the past week or two?
Welcome back to another Patch Notes, the place where I grab a few news stories that interest me, recap them and offer up some thoughts! It’s been a busy few weeks, so in this Patch Notes I’m talking about the brand new Xbox Series X, The Game Awards, new game announcements and more.
SCUF have earned themselves quite a good reputation for building custom controllers over the years. Venture onto their website and you can choose from a variety of pre-made designs that can then be further tweaked in a bunch of different ways. But the most appealing part of SCUF controllers are the extra features that come with them, from digital buttons to special hair triggers. So today I’m taking a look at one of their offerings, the SCUF Syndicate for PS4.
It feels like we’re maybe starting to see VR come into its own with bigger, meatier games that feel less like “experiences” and more like…er, well, games. Not long ago Asgard’s Wrath provided us with an immense RPG spanning dozens of hours that was built from the ground up for virtual reality. Now we’ve got the maestros at Insomniac with their latest effort, Stormland VR, a shooter with an interesting end-game and some of the best virtual reality arms around
Hello my friends, my family, my loyal minions. It’s time for another Weekend Whammy and this week I’m talking about a few RTS games and celebrating the fact that Halo is coming to PC right about…er, now, actually. What a time to be alive, eh? The world might […]
The sniping franchise returns having somehow managed to find a way to tack yet another word to its already clumsy name. Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contracts is the 4th entry in the Ghost Warrior sub-series but this time it’s a budget release, retailing for £25 on Steam and thus […]
How damn long has it been since we’ve had a properly good Star Wars game? We used to get loads of them. Now we have things like Star Wars: Battlefront 2, which is admittedly a much better game than it was at launch, but it still doesn’t scratch that itch for a Star Wars adventure in video game form. Our saviour has come though, in the form of the fine folks over at Respawn entertainment. They are the Chose One, and they have brought balance to the Force. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a singleplayer Star Wars adventure bereft of microtransactions or tacked on multiplayer. And it’s pretty bloody good.
It has been a long way, my friends. I love my white German Shepard doggo (called Laoch) to bits, but as any dog owner will tell you life with a four-legged woofer can be tricky sometimes. At the moment we’ve got some field mice who have decided to set up home in our walls, and unfortunately the sounds they make as they move around is freaking my dog out during the night. He paces, he growls, he barks, he tries to hide in all manner of strange places. Because of this it means I have to be awake with him, so I’m operating on nearly no sleep. It’s not fun. It’s not fun for my dog, either, of course.
Yes, I know, Patch Notes dropped off the face of the planet thanks to my legendary laziness. But it’s back and hopefully this time I’ll keep it up. As before this is simply a series where I grab a few pieces of news that interested me in particular and chat about them. This week there’s a new Half-Life game coming, Stadia is officially a thing and the October NPD proves again that Call of Duty is a juggernaut in terms of sales.
Seeing so many amazing older games get resurrected through remasters brings me a lot of joy. It means awesome games like Crash Team Racing and the original Spyro trilogy can be experienced by a new generation, and relived in glorious HD by those who played them by in the day. And so many of these older titles still play great even today, the recent remaster of Link’s Awakening being a good example. But I admit I never even once imagined that MediEvil would get a remaster. Like a lot of other fine folk my first experience with MediEvil was from a demo disc that came with an issue of Playstation Magazine. I loved it and spent dozens of hours on the demo alone, but the MediEvil never really managed to cement itself in the annals of history. Yet here we are with a remastered version on PS4. Talk about a pleasant surprise.