It’s taken 28 weeks (and now an almost unreadable Roman numeral, sorry about that) but it’s finally time for me to bring you a Community Round-up, so what’s been going on?
Have you been feeling the urge to get back to Minecraftery? I have, so keep a look out for a resurgence of the PTC Minecraft world; add Team PTC on Xbox One and keep an eye on Twitter (@pass_controller), and the forums, to see when we’re on.
Sam and Plas (a.k.a. Sabre wing 2) have been continuing their quest through Resident Evil 6 and, it seems, there’s been a breakthrough on the pair’s teamwork:
Not only did Plas avoid accidentally shooting Sam at any point, there’s even synchronised head-stomping on display, a critically important tactic for the franchise. That might all change with Resident Evil 7 next year of course, which could mean a second series of Sam and Plas’ antics may have to take on a different challenge, Just Dance 2017 perhaps? (Leave your suggestions in the comments).
The biggest release of the week has been Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which some of you are already digging into. Johnboy69 is suitably impressed:
Played a good chunk of this over the weekend and it’s great so far, I did start off thinking I’ll go for a no kill playthrough but I’ve decided I won’t hold myself to that on my first playthrough. Found myself reloading saves quite a bit and got annoyed.
Sam was slightly less impressed:
Started the game guns blazing and found the combat to be really sloppy and unsatisfying. I'm going to restart and stealth my way through.
And Bezza hasn’t even started:
I’m looking forward to playing this, loved the first, however I might hold off buying until completed witcher 3, which I’m still playing ha.
I’ll be reviewing this one over the next few days, providing all those augmented baddies don’t prove too overwhelming, so keep your eyes peeled for that - if you’re lucky I might even do a video review as well, if you have requests of things you’d like me to cover, jot them down below.
Speaking of video, don’t forget there’s [one already out there] reflecting on the first weekend of Titantall 2’s technical test. It didn’t go down all that well with players, but [Respawn are addressing a few issues straight away, as you’ll find if you participate in the final test this weekend]. Look out for a second look video on that too, to find out if the team’s changes have made a substantial difference.
In irregular happenings news, there was some Rocket League multiplayer taking place during this week’s regular Thursday night slot with me, Dan and Plas (feel free to join us any time - GT Decent Jam), and a peculiar thing happened:
Finally it’s time for the traditional tune to play it out, and this week it’s one of my all time favourites from back in the day, Return to Planet X from Timesplitters 2:
Let us know what you’ve been up to, multiplayer or otherwise, all through this week by sharing your screenshots and videos in the thread in the forums, tweeting us @pass_controller or spamming us on Facebook.