At the time of writing, there were no screenshots again this week (why does this only happen when I'm doing the round-up?). Thankfully you've been spared from having to contemplate my artistic ineptitude (for now) thanks to Sam, who managed a fairly definitive win after four hours of Monopoly. He didn't mention if he and any of the other players were still on speaking terms but it's hard not to resent someone after being on the receiving end of such a trouncing.
Gabriella also got involved in the shooter madness, sharing her thoughts on PSVR's Farpoint. One of those fancy headsets has already found its way to Sam, so be on the lookout for more VR related articles. That is, if our Deputy Editor can find the time in-between his heavy work schedule and disappointing the good ladies of our fair country.
I don't want you to think that's exactly how it went down; Sam is, of course, a gentleman and would have been much more tactful. Tactful doesn't get many laughs though.
When it comes to TV shows, Metalrodent and Crippyd agree that while Go 8-Bit is entertaining, some of the games are a strange choice and all of the players are embarrassingly bad at them. As Rodent pointed out, they did have Battlefront, but not a single contestant could have bettered Liam.
Congrats go to Bezza and Crippy who have both completed the very first Halo on legendary and are now working their way through the rest in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. They aren't attempting this together, as Bezza is enjoying spending quality time with his brother (rocking it old skool with split screen) and Crippy is going for a solo run. Best of luck, fellas.
Another Xbox console exclusive, Gears of War 4, has released and BAMozzy has been enjoying it despite it missing something.
"The gameplay is very 'Gears' but the story doesn't as yet feel right."
If you own Gears and are wanting friends for Horde mode, hit up Timmeh in the PTC Nights thread and leave your Gamertag.
While we're on the subject of Gears, an appropriate video. A staple of the community round-up has been, sadly, missing from recent instalments. Not only is this my Clip of the Week, it's also the return of the Plas Fail!
Classic Plas. Although he did exactly what was suggested, he still bought the farm. Glad to have you back.
A big talking point this week has been what needs to change for next gen. Johnbhoy69 has quite a list of gripes about the state of the industry. Ridiculous day one patches that rival the size of the game itself, announcing a game way too early, pre-ordering, season passes, and false advertising are all things that John would like to see go.
ImmaturityRules added remasters to the list of woes, Sam laments the lack of innovation, and Plasma Wing has issues with the quality of DLC. All understandable complaints, however, BAM is happier with the way things are than most. Even after his "40+years" of gaming (I noticed he wasn't dubbed "old-man BAM") he is still excited and doesn't see a lot of the previous points as major issues.
Pop into the thread and share your thoughts with us.
It wouldn't be a proper round-up without a tank, so here's Rodent's latest acquisition.
It cost almost all of his free XP, so let's hope it's worth it. I know I said that there were no screenshots this week, but I'd already written the intro. Do you expect me to re-write it? You think I'm made of intros? Get out of here.
We leave you this week with a song from Forza Horizon 3, Fall Back Down by Rancid.