Oh, my dear, sweet weekend, we really must stop meeting like this! Whatever would my wife say? Well, girlfriend. Imaginary girlfriend. God, I’m so lonely.
Yup, it’s the weekend once more and here in Scotland it’s currently so windy that I just saw a typhoon getting blown away. In other words the weather is absolutely perfect for some games, movies, books, comics, pig tickling or whatever else takes your fancy. I’m not here to judge, you perverted sod.
Talk about pressure. It was eight years ago that Red Dead Redemption, a sequel to the oft forgotten Red Dead Revolver, hit consoles and took the world by storm. Rockstar are known for their craft, but even by their standards RDR felt special, a western in video game form that told the story of John Marston, the gruffest man who ever did gruff. Eight years is a long time to wait for a sequel. Well, a prequel, actually, as now we delve into the infamous gang of Dutch Van der Linde, the very same bunch that John was ultimately tasked with taking down eventually. With the narrative shadow of Marston looming over everything, can the game still tell a compelling story while improving on the wild west themes? Yes, yes, and a thousand times yes.
Could Lovecraft ever have known just how popular his unique brand of cosmic horror would become? Since his work is now public domain the Cthulhu name is everywhere, including literally hundreds of board games, books and video games. You can’t escape tentacles, green mist and hard-boiled detectives going slowly insane, it seems.
God damn, weekend, you have to stop sneaking up on me like this!
Yup, the weekend is here yet again, thundering into our lives like a rhino that’s desperate for a Mars Bar. Why would a Rhino be desperate for a Mars Bar? I dunno. Just go with it.
A few years back Ubisoft made the wise decision to halt their yearly release of Assassin’s Creed titles in favour of taking the series back to the workshop for a revamp. Many, myself included, hoped this would be the company finally figuring out that annual releases burn out the audience and don’t provide time for the developers to take player feedback into account properly. The year off proved successful as Ubisoft launched Assassin’s Creed: Origins to a pretty good reception. But now it seems we’re back on an annual cycle once again as a year later we’ve got a new AssCreed game.
The weekend has arrived yet again with all the momentum of a fat person rolling down a hill, and that means it’s time to play games, watch movies, eat junk-food and generally celebrate being alive!
Tossing a Ford Cosworth with a sickening amount of power around dirt bends in the U.K. sounds like something I’d like to do on the weekend, but given that I can barely afford to survive on Pot Noodles it’s also a bit of a pipe-dream. Well, nearly, because for the fourth iteration on the massively successful Horizon spin-off series developer Playground have opted to head to the United Kingdom, so when the opportunity to pick a supped up Cosworth presents itself I don’t hesitate. You can keep your Bugatti Veyron.
The Dakar rally is an epic test of driving skill, endurance and navigation as it spans hundreds of kilometres over unforgiving sand dunes and tricky terrain. Just completing the thing is a massive achievement, never mind actually winning it. Despite how amazing this all sounds there hasn’t been a Dakar game in years, which feels like a missed opportunity. Can you imagine a sort of DiRT Rally experience, but bombing over dunes rather than driving along a track? Well, that’s what the new Big Moon aim to do with their new Dakar 18.
How many times have you nearly been murdered by wires? They lie on the floor just waiting for your unwitting foot to get trapped, or they hang around your neck, carefully biding their time until they strangle you to death. You can’t trust them, which is why wireless is the way of the future, people, hence my sound reasoning for reviewing the new xFyro XS2 wireless earbuds.
The weekend has arrived like a cartoon anvil being dropped on your head by a sneaky Wile E. Coyote, and as always that means it’s time for game, movies, books and other awesome stuff!