PTC Hetty took the time to introduce us to her Elder Scrolls Online character, Unicorn McSparklepants the Wood Elf, who's dark and brooding image makes the name somewhat unfitting. With a name so outlandish, I wonder what the mount's called? Tigress O'Sprinklesocks, perhaps? Oh, Goose DeShinysaddle? ... "Snowmane"? That seems a bit tame.
The premise is a simple one: you're stuck on an island and can miraculously play four games - which do you choose to fill your abundant free time? PTC Hetty posted a forum thread to ask exactly that, which saw a surprising amount of cross-over.
Just like Crisco, PTC Bezza and Confused Johnny would opt for an entry in the Grand Theft Auto series, though the latter two would elect GTAV over the former's San Andreas. The Fallout franchise also received a lot of love, Crisco electing 4, Metalrodent 3 and Bezza using his noggin to opt for the Anthology. The big cheater.
Bezza's other picks comprise of Metal Gear Solid and the recent XCOM 2, whilst Johnny prefers to kick it old school with V-Rally 2 on Dreamcast and WWF No Mercy on N64. Rodent's remaining slots go to Halo 3, Pokémon Sapphire and Call of Duty 4; though it's a shame none of them will allow him to show off his deft skills behind the wheel.
Yet as one hand giveth, the other hand taketh, and universal balance is restored.
Not quite such a skilful display on that occasion.
Whilst we're talking fails, PTC l1am shared a pretty spectacular one courtesy of Star Wars Battlefront's Drop Zone mode and a crafty player's hidden proximity mine:
The incident lead Liam to the realisation that "Rebels are 90% Helium."
No fails from Plasma wing this week, which will undoubtedly make him feel a tad unloved, but he can at least take it as indication of his improved level of play. Haha.
Everybody's been getting stuck into Quantum Break following its release on Tuesday, and whilst reviews have been mixed, the PTC community are united in their opinion.
Whilst ticking ImmaturityRules' boxes, MrkDhn10 is "certainly enjoying the game", and the story has captivated bongmaster00 to the point of being "utterly brilliant". TippiestRook's also finding it "really good", though despite the big-budget production, he finds the mix of live-action and gameplay reminiscent of a Twisted Pixel game. Not sure the Remedy folk would take that as a complement.
I haven't had chance to play my copy yet, which you're all making me regret.
The community weren't quite so agreeable on the deluge of Final Fantasy XV announcements that came from the Uncovered event in LA. Confused Johnny was so excited that he could apparently "shit pink" - if you just aren't with it and don't know, "that's high levels of excitement!" Johnbhoy69 was Johnny's solitary partner in excitement (perhaps it comes with the name?)
Elsewhere, there was a resounding lack of interest. I'm not a fan of the series, but said I might try the demo (haven't yet); Liam was in the same boat; Plas actually plans to get the game and "wouldn't say [he] was excited"(?); Chris isn't a fan of the battle system - the absence of Final Fantasy nut Hetty and lover of all things Japanese, Heavyarms_Kai, from the thread speaks even louder volumes. Tough crowd.
There's another big release just around the corner in Dark Souls 3, and whilst many are eagerly awaiting release, Plasma wing is more excited about Dark Souls Tea.
He is from Yorkshire, to be fair, which means his body actually consists of around 60% tea, rather than water. Enter into an Xbox Live party with him and you'll hear Plas hurriedly guzzling the stuff down to maintain function.
Whilst MrkDhn10, fracturedrich and crippyd are desperate to get their hands on Dark Souls 3, they pale in comparison to Johnbhoy69: "Checking my emails hourly to see if it's been dispatched yet... praying it comes early." The dedication's admirable, but I'm not sure either checking your emails or asking for divine intervention will improve your chances. Sorry.
I've had my hands on a copy for a few days now, and man, I can't wait until you guys see the bit when [REDACTED].
"Hey staff peeps, can you add a segment to the community round-up for video game music like the OXM jukebox?" Not quite sure I remember what that is, but ask and you shall receive what I perceive it to be! There's only one way to kick an epic new segment off, so lets wrap this sucker up and go home to be a family man.