There is nothing wrong with your monitor, do not attempt to adjust the picture. This is just a case of Metalrodent breaking Halo. He didn't say whether this glitch only affected himself, or if he ruined everyone else's fun too, but we're sure it wasn't intentional. Almost sure, anyway.
Two new members have joined our team; Gabriella, our Multimedia Reporter, and Alberto, our new Video Editor. You may already have seen their work, as Alberto assisted James with his review of ReCore, doing loads of video editor-y things that only the initiated are able to understand.
Meanwhile, Gabriella revisited an old favourite. Well, a remastered version of an old favourite in Bioshock: The Collection. Watch her fearlessly stalk her way through Rapture in a Let's Play that's chock full of brilliant commentary.
If you want more audio-visual content then you're in luck, as we have some big things planned to delight both your eyes and ears.
After the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta schedule was released, Timmeh555 and MrkDhn10 both confirmed that they had pre-ordered. Timmeh has high(ish) hopes for the game's story, due to some ex Naughty Dog staff being on team and Mrk is looking forward to "that little known indie release" Modern Warfare Remastered, which you may have heard about.
That other shooter, Battlefield 1, was also talked about in the forums following the release of a story trailer. Sam, Mrk and Rodent agreed that it looked impressive. Whilst it's another one for Mrk's pre-order list, Sam won't be joining in on the fun; "Looks good, though like everything else releasing in October, it's taking a back seat whilst I focus on PlayStation VR." You poor, poor man. I'm sure we all feel terrible about the unenviable position you've found yourself in...
I suppose it's only fair to mention the other, other, big FPS set to release this year - Titanfall 2. It also has a brand new story trailer, which tells the story of a Militia soldier hoping to become one of the venerated Pilots.
Other pilot-y things have been going down too, the latest instalment of our Taken for a Quickie feature was Battlefront's Death Star DLC.
Not only has Liam been valiantly thwarting Darth Vader's plans to bring you the aforementioned piece, but he's also been attempting to make a name for himself in Mount and Blade: Warband.
Would you like to know how that turned out?
"I lost all my men and most of my wealth, plus a bucket load of weapons, armour and horses. Not the most profitable campaign. My troubles seemed to start when I tried to raze a village to the ground and then got immediately jumped by a local Count, who didn't take kindly to such actions."
We feel like there's an important lesson to be learned here. Something about the futility of war? Something about the merits of a non-violent approach to conflict? What do you think, Sam?
Once you've trained up your army people won't want to engage you, meaning they'll stop coming to protect villages and you can raze to your heart's content.
Or that. Either way, lesson learned.
If you'd like to bag yourself a copy of Awesomenauts Assemble! on Xbox One, we're currently running a competition. All you need to do is leave a comment on the thread, like our Facebook page and share the pinned post, or follow us over on Twitter and retweet the pinned tweet. You could even do all three to triple your chances of winning! The contest ends on Monday 3 October at 23:59:59. Winners will be drawn and announced on Tuesday.
No, thank you for entering, Ian! The more people enter, the more likely it is we're able to run giveaways like this in the future. It seems to have been very well received thus far, so massive thanks also go to Sam for running it.
Ian may, however, have stiff competition from Plasma Wing, who's attempting to bribe his way to victory.
Nice try, Plas, but we are morally upstanding members of society. If you think that bribery in the form of kind words will get you any special treatment at PTC then...
... We're listening. He does have a point. We are all sickeningly handsome/beautiful. (We're aware that this is going to look very bad if he happens to win a copy.)
It's almost time for us to go, but first, here's my personal Clip of the Week! We have a video of Rodent, Plas and Ninjadan attempting the Lab Rats mission from Payday 2. I don't think they were expecting to see this...
That's all for this week. We leave you with the hauntingly beautiful opening track from Bioshock.