Motorsport fans will be able to enjoy their first bit of racing in 2022 with the Formula E championship kicking off in Saudi Arabia yesterday, and the 24 Hours of Daytona beginning today in Florida.
Elsewhere, the gaming world felt a little bit quiet compared to last week with the Microsoft-Activision acquisition, but never-the-less, let’s get started!
In the News This Week
- Crysis 4 has been announced by Crytek
- Respawn Entertainment is making three new Star Wars games – Fallen Order sequel, FPS & strategy games incoming
- Raven QA team file for unionisation as Activision miss deadline for response
- Crusader Kings 3 PS5 & Xbox Series X|S release date set for March
- Death Stranding Director’s Cut PC release date and upgrade path detailed
- The Steam Deck will start shipping on 25th February
- Two Point Campus release date set for May 2022 – day one on Xbox Game Pass
- Elden Ring is still tough yet less stressful – here’s how
- Hyper Scape is being shut down by Ubisoft
- Ubisoft think we’re all too stupid to understand NFTs
And our free games for February were announced:
We’re giving you the chance to win one of seven prize bundles for new top-down PC shooter Thunder Tier One. Each bundle includes four Steam copies for you to enjoy with your friends, and you have until 11PM GMT January 31, 2022 to enter. Good luck!
Games in Review and Featured Articles
Time to look at what else happened this week, starting with the reviews.
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus – NSW – 9/10
- Pupperazi – XSX|S, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Rainbow Six Extraction – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, Stadia – 7/10
- Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – PS5 – Unscored
- Victrix Gambit Gaming Headset – 7/10
Things are still slow to kick into gear for 2022, and Stefan provided us with two previews this week. Firstly, he went hands on with Driven to Glory, a new story mode for GRID Legends that you can check out in his video below.
Next up, he looked at how Paradox Development Studio are successfully bringing what is arguably the ultimate grand strategy game, Crusader Kings 3, to PS5 and XSX consoles.
Finally, What We Played featured Pokémon, Rainbow Six & Windjammers 2.
Here’s what you in our community has been up to this week:
- MrYd finished off Ghost of Tsushima, added the platinum for Outriders and spent some enjoyable time with Deep Rock Galactic and SnowRunner. Outside of that, he was impressed by Mass Effect Legendary Edition but had mixed feelings for the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection.
- When not playing Dreams, TSBonyman has been battling frustrations in Green Hell, but is persevering with it.
- hornet1990 is savouring his time with Mass Effect Andromeda, hitting 41% completion after an impressive 37 hours!
- Andrewww is finding Days Gone beginning to drag, but luckily a few glitches in his favour has kept his interest as he wants to finish the story.
- And last up, willbuchanan snagged the platinum in Guardians of the Galaxy… and then got three more platinum trophies in A Day Without Me, Deponia and Lost Grimoires 3. And he beat the Valkyrie Queen for the God of War platinum! One very productive week of gaming!
That’s it for this week. Have fun and I’ll see you again soon!
- Formula E
- Saudi Arabia
- Star Wars
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