Chris shared some impressive Minecraft pixel art that his son had rustled up this week; Darth Vader, Deadpool, Wolverine and more are accurately captured, leading him to ponder where the lad got his artistic flair. Chris can't even paint a room without getting most of it on his face, after all.
In need of something to break up the monotony, I also opted to make a start on the Xbox One remaster of Resident Evil 6 - in co-op with Plas - because I really am a glutton for punishment.
The game isn't actually bad when taken at face value, though having Plas as a co-op partner doesn't do much to combat the infamously bad friendly AI.
He needed to press B to help me open the door. In his defence, why it takes two to open a door is beyond me...
Many a purchase was pondered on the forum this week, from games in the Xbox Ultimate Sale, to an Elite controller and 4K TVs. I can recommend the games that've been brought up for consideration - Metro, The Evil Within and Layers of Fear - as well as the Elite controller, but I'll leave the television talk to BAMozzy and his extensive tech knowledge. I know who's input I'm asking when it's time to upgrade.
There's no purchase necessary when it comes to the approaching Xbox Avatar update, yet everyone can agree that something isn't quite right about it. Max (who passed his first year at uni this week) thinks they'd do better flogging Dolmio cooking sauces, whilst they're a little more ventriloquist-dummy-looking to me. Either way, they chill Chris to the bone.
The update also introduces an inclusive wheelchair option, though Jaime Rodriguez likens adorning one to slapping a target on your back in an online setting.
There's no further purchase necessary for Xbox 360 owners of Red Dead Redemption that want to revisit the Wild West, now that it's finally been made backwards compatible. It's been a long time coming, which has left none happier than DE4N MUFC; "my son can shut up and stop constantly asking when it's coming now." We should really feature a parenting section, I'm starting to feel this community has invaluable tips that need to be shared.
Jaime took the opportunity to chime in on the subject via our Facebook page.
For anyone that's justifiably stricken him from memory, Mattrick was the bumbling former Head of Xbox that claimed backwards compatibility was impossible. As was playing offline - Xbox 360 was for those unconnected, unwashed peasants.
I regret to say we have a similar sort of person in our midst, but rest assured they'll soon be cleansed. Liam hasn't played Bioshock. Liam didn't mention this in his application, he'd naturally have been stricken from the list if he had. Liam's kindly been prescribed a dose of The Collection to set him straight. You needn't worry about Liam anymore.
Everyone else was glad to have reason to revisit the acclaimed series, albeit with different entries in mind. Myself and Bam find Infinite the weak link, craving the rusty oppression of Rapture, whilst Heavyarms_Kai favours Infinite. Why so? Because it doesn't feel like "rehashed System Shock," though I wouldn't know as I haven't played it. Shut up about black pots and kettles, they're hardly relevant here.
We'll wrap up with a track for everyone who's looking to delve the depths of Bioshock: The Collection come September. Welcome to Rapture.