Seeing as ImmaturityRules was the only person to post a screenshot this week, he gets the honour of having his image take pride of place at the top of the round-up, and what an image it is.
It’s been a long time coming, but he’s finally managed to get a naughty word past Letter Quest’s “fun-free censorship”. Kudos to you, sir.
After going back and forth between Samsung’s KS8000 and KS9000 models, Sam eventually went for a 49” curved KS9000 (I’m not jealous…) and it sounds like he’s very happy with the purchase.
“…the upscaled resolution was very noticeable, and the superfast response time in game mode also makes a notable difference. The curve worked brilliantly with this particular game, as travelling at high velocity applies a kind of speed distortion to the edges of the screen and gives a real sense of depth, like you're actually travelling into the screen.”
What game is that? We’ll never know, due to it being one of the games Sam is currently testing, (I’m definitely not jealous…) although we can safely assume it’s not the latest Earth Defence Force, a title Sam thinks is very much Underrated and Underappreciated.
One game that we can chat about is Mafia 3, which released this week. Johnbhoy69’s New Bordeaux adventure didn’t get off to the best of starts - “Started Mafia 3 this evening and not even an hour in and it's crashed on me... Doesn't bode well but I'll see how it goes.”
Early technically hitches aside, Johnbhoy seems to be having good time save for a specific type of mission.
“One problem I've experienced is in the missions where you have to reduce a rackets income to zero. First you go to the place where an informant is, get info, head to the racket main operating area… You cause some damage and then you head off to take out some enforcers to lure the main guy running the racket out. But he appears in the main racket area, the area you just trashed... This has happened twice so far and not only did I have to fight my way through these areas twice it got boring fast.”
If racketeering isn’t your thing, then maybe Paladins: Champions of the Realm will take your fancy, a game PTC Crisco describes as “basically a free-to-play Overwatch clone from the developers of SMITE”.
News of it's impending arrival on Xbox One and PS4 piqued the old SMITE crew’s interest, with Metalrodent, Sam, and Plasma wing all signing up for the console closed beta, which seemed to please Chris - "It'll be just like the old days!"
Speaking of the old days, MrkDhn10 has been enjoying a remastered blast from the past in The Bioshock Collection.
“Just finished The Bioshock Collection. Infinite is definitely much better than I remember. Still great games, even when you know how they end. Only downside was Infinite's frame rate. At times it was truly abysmal.”
I still need to play those games at some point, but with Gears of War 4 releasing next week I probably won’t be able to give them the proper time they deserve.
BAMozzy is going all out for The Coalition’s first effort in the Gears series, and has purchased the limited edition Xbox One S bundle.
“Just accidentally pre-ordered the Gears of War 4 limited edition bundle from Amazon for my Birthday.... OOOPPPSSS!!!”
What a lovely gift, although Rodent didn’t seem to think so.
I have to agree with Sam on this one, Rodent, that bundle looks awesome. I think I’ll stay on topic and make this week’s duke box selection the main them from Gears of War 2, aka, ‘Hope Runs Deep’.
Just before I go, let me pass on my congratulations to the three lucky winners of our Awesomenauts Assemble! competition - Filipe Cristiano Freitas, Bart Vincke and crippyd - each of whom walked away with a copy of the game.