I should start by pointing out that the image above is not a photograph. Nope, that's a picture I drew using Paint because nobody's posted any screenshots this week. You see that sad looking sun in the corner? That's because of you, you did this. If there's no screenshots for next week, I'll be drawing a picture of two villains, complete with top hats and monocles, dropping sacks of puppies into a volcano. You have been warned (I feel like this may be put to a vote, but I know you've got my back).
In between bouts of not getting achievements and unadulterated rage , Sam managed to explore the city of Wellington Wells to address some issues with We Happy Few. Bear in mind that this isn't a critique of the game, merely a heads-up of what to expect in this early stage. You can look forward to our review when it releases next year.
Despite the lack of significant new releases (on Xbox, at least), everyone's still found something to keep them occupied. Max has been playing The Elder Scrolls: Legends and a mobile game called Stellar Wars, MrkDhn10 has completed the first episode of BATMAN: A Telltale Series, and Liam has been cooking up a storm with Overcooked.
Liam almost managed to get 3 stars on a level, but missed by a measly 2 points!
Even just watching that was bum-clenchingly tense, so it pains me to award fail of the week to the first person not called Plasma Wing and break the streak, but alas, it must be done. A very high accolade indeed.
If that looks a little hectic, don't worry, it will all make sense when you read Rob's upcoming Overcooked review.
Also, be on the lookout for Hetty's review of No Man's Sky, which should be with you shortly. However, most folks seem to have made up their mind already.
Sam is not impressed:
"Early feedback pretty much confirms the fears I've had since it was announced: resource gathering gets boring quickly, combat is limp, planets are same-y."
Rodent believes that the Peter Molyneux-esque promises were always going to be hard to live up to, and that the massive hype surrounding it didn't help. Bezza - although liking the concept - can't see it staying in his playlist long if he picks it up on PC. Plas and Johnbhoy are not opposed to grabbing it somewhere down the line, but it's not a priority. Plas has Elite: Dangerous for his space-sim needs and John isn't sold on the idea that gathering resources and naming wildlife is enough to keep him engaged.
My clip of the week is my own, but I assure you no bias played a part in the decision. Feast your eyes on 104 seconds of pure luck:
How do I do it? By playing casual with a bunch of people who haven't quite put in the 370 hours that I have. No, you need to start playing other games.
Before we go, we'd like to remind you that the position for a Video Editor is still open, so please share it and apply yourselves if you have the relevant skills.
This weeks track is NOFX's The Separation Of Church And Skate from Tony Hawk's Underground. If you like what you hear, check out their official website.