Judging from the above image, Sam seems to be pretty pleased with his latest acquisition. And who wouldn’t be, especially when you get a copy of Dishonored 2 for peanuts and a whole day ahead of its scheduled release. “Just switched my order as Amazon are offering a Pro console with Dishonored 2 for £352.49. I had just the console for £349.99 previously, can't say no to a copy of that for £2.50!”
“Was wondering why the Pro console was claiming my TV wasn't capable of 4K RGB or HDR when it is, and after a chat with PlayStation support on Twitter found out that it's due to having VR hooked up. Gotta switch a HDMI out every time I want to go between VR and TV games, which is slightly annoying.”
Sam’s been plagued by first world problems recently, after he needlessly devalued his sealed copy of Mass Effect 3 by, you know, opening it.
"I opened and installed my copy of Mass Effect 3 that's been sat on the shelf sealed for years today (it was before I knew they were all free with EA Access, or I'd have just downloaded it). Maybe I'll finally play it at some point now.”
I’ll probably be revisiting the trilogy's finale at some point too, just to give the immensely fun multiplayer another go. News of the three games going backwards compatible arrived alongside our first look at Mass Effect: Andromeda, which garnered a mostly positive reaction from the PTC forums.
Max likes how “the perspective has been flipped from a group of races protecting their civilization from an unknown threat, to the same group possibly now being seen in the same light”, and thinks it’s “going to be great”.
Plasma wing was a little disappointed by the lack of gameplay on show, but is “still excited”, while SkinnerChinner thinks the game “looks good” and is glad the series is getting a “clean break” from the Shepard trilogy.
The only person who seemed underwhelmed by the trailer was ImmaturityRules.
“Great news about the whole trilogy being BC and a resounding "meh" to the zero gameplay trailer. With the general talent exodus at BioWare getting to the point where I've no idea who's running the franchises these days, I'm not feeling any excitement. If it ends up being another EA microtransaction-fuelled, tarted-up shooter, I'll be done with BioWare and EA altogether.”
You’ve been warned, EA! Just in case Andromeda turns out to be flop, ImmaturityRules has an RPG back up in the form of the recently purchased Skyrim Special Edition.
“Gonna roll two new characters, one for Achievements and one for Mods. It's just a shame the High King of Skyrim mod isn't available, I'd love to sentence Nazeem and Heimskr to hard labour or execute them.”
That’s what I’ve been doing (rolling two characters, not torturing annoying NPC’s) but my achievement Argonian (everyone should have one) got stuck in a sewer and that was the end of his adventuring.
Welcome back, Kai! Our models thread has been severely neglected during your absence, and Metalrodent’s been too busy slagging off Rainbow Six Siege’s newest update to post any of his latest builds.
“This is what, nearly a year after the game's release. Surely there can't be enough people left who really care that much? I mean beyond the core dedicated fanbase that seems to have sprung up the game pretty much lost mainstream attention within a month of release, chronic lack of content being quite an issue”
Now, PTC Crisco is very fond of Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, and he says he’s been busy re-decorating his home this week, but I think it’s far more likely he’s plastered his walls with various blueprints and images of Rodent’s dwelling and is currently trying to work out which wall to breach first.
Before Rodent meets an untimely end at the hands of vengeful PTC staff, he’s kindly provided us with his latest image ‘dump’. This week it’s Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered. It’s quite a big dump, so here’s a slide show to make sifting through it a little easier.
“Cruel but funny” is how Rodent accurately described this clip.
“I do love the way the game actually lets teamkills slide when you're in the heat of a firefight.”
Team killing wouldn’t fly on the Retribution, a ship whose crew is very close. A little too close, at times.
Seeing as it was N7 day earlier this week, let’s finish up with some music from BioWare’s much loved space opera.