"I think they're dead." If not, Metalrodent, they are certainly going to be in a lot of pain. I was hoping for a different screenshot to be sitting up there but it appears that Plasma Wing hasn't got around to beating Rodent's Halo challenge... Yet. He's working on it though, don't you worry.
If Halo isn't your thing, feel free to challenge someone at another game. If we get enough friendly rivalries brewing we could even start a leaderboard. If only to give Sam something else to boast about.
That being said, us mortals may have a chance. Our Deputy Editor is still battling his way through a pile of PSVR games so huge that no-one has seen him for days. He crawls out from amongst the mess of game cases every now and then to post a review and complain about the lack of a decent UI in real life. This week, EVE: Gunjack was taken for a quickie and Tethered was given the full review treatment.
Sticking with reviews, Liam shared his thoughts on Gears of War 4 and is hoping to beat wave 50 of Horde mode. If you want to join him, Timmeh and Plas for a run, pop into the PTC Nights thread and let them know.
Liam has also been attempting to show off his might once again in Mount and Blade: Warband. Did he manage to fare better than last time?
If at first you don't succeed, "Just get the great heavy warhammer (or something like that) and kill entire armies singlehandedly."
I think that's how the old adage goes.
Of course, it's not always the case that one battle can decide a war. Unless you're playing XCOM 2. Every battle, nay every move, can completely turn the tables. Something our Editor, James, is familiar with as he has started a Let's Play entitled "PTC takes back Earth."
You might notice a few familiar names pop up here and there. James will be trying to keep as many of you alive as possible, but it's not an easy task and there will be casualties. I've already asked to be fitted with the best weapons and gear that money can buy, however, my incessant emails went unanswered.
Sour news this week as it was announced that Turtle Rock Studios will no longer be supporting Evolve.
I'll add a third shame to that as I too was looking forward to trying out the free-to-play version. Free things are the best things.
There was good news, though. Fans of Borderlands can download and play The Handsome Collection for free this weekend, as part of the Multiplayer All-Access event. Apropos of nothing: The Handsome Collection was the original name for Pass the Controller, for obvious reasons.
A hurrah goes to MrkDhn this week who has unpacked his Gears of War themed Xbox One S!
Just need to grab a 4K tv now - have seen a few at John Lewis so will get around to researching them in the next few weeks.
I would also recommend taking a look in this thread, where 4K has been discussed in length.
My personal Clip of the Week is a short love story. After the demise of Jam at the hands of Rodent, Ninja Dan decides it's too much to take. It's almost like Romeo and Juliet, just without all the tedious build-up.
We leave you with a song from Guitar Hero 3, Suck My Kiss by Red Hot Chili Peppers.