It’s time to look back on the week we’ve just had! What did the weekdays look like for our writers? What was the biggest news from the week? and what are we looking forward to playing during the upcoming weekend? Our Eyes on the Week article will answer all three of these questions!
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Once again, and unsurprisingly, Diablo IV has managed to keep me reeled in. I’m currently heading towards Level 80 with my rogue, working my way through higher-tier dungeons and continuing to upgrade my gear and paragon boards. As I’ve completed the season pass and I’m not overly fussed about the ‘campaign chapters’ at this moment in time, I’m just going to keep switching between the different end-game content to push towards Level 100.
I also fancied a game of SMITE last night. I only played the one Arena game as Nu Wa in which I went positive (3 Kills, 1 Death, and 18 Assists) Sadly, we lost in the last ten tickets. Even though I have been keeping up with the SMITE Pro League on the Road to Worlds, I built random items I thought would be useful.
In regard to my review games, I have recently published my review for Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express which can be read [HERE] if you have a moment and I have also started Wildmender. However, not enough to make any comments quite yet.
Most interesting news of this week: Borderlands 4 and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands 2 appear to be in the woodwork. As I’ve just purchased Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands in the Xbox Black Friday Sale, I’m looking forward to the future of both titles.
Looking forward to playing: More Diablo IV and current review games are my main focus right now.
Played a few games this past week, and most of my time went into The Man Who Erased His Name. It was a wonderful Yakuza experience, pretty insane to have this kind of game on Day One with Xbox Game Pass. I finished The Grinch: Christmas Adventures and Lily in Puzzle World. And started the new Naruto game – Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS, SETTRIS and something from Belgium that is still under embargo.
Most interesting news of this week: Nothing to report this week.
Looking forward to playing: Nothing to report this week.
I had a great time with the kids playing Bluey The Videogame this week, I’m a huge fan of the show and they were super excited to contribute to a review again. It’s a really short game if you know what you’re doing, but kids tend to get a lot more mileage out of it.
I’ve also played Let’s Sing 2024 with the kids and will have a review up for this soon. Until then, you can check my Let’s Sing 2023 review already. It’s not like the games vary that much, but this one has a campaign I’m currently struggling with (I can’t get past some of the challenges, yikes!)
But the most fun I’m having with a game right now is Super Mario RPG. What a wonderful nostalgic trip, even if I didn’t play the original (it was never released here in Europe). I’ll have a review for that up soon as well, and in even bigger news: it will be the 1000th game I’ve beaten lifetime. so that’s cause for celebration.
Most interesting news of this week: The fuss on Twitter after Mike Rose made a statement on YouTubers asking money for coverage when he detailed the launch results of Spirittea.
Looking forward to playing: Beating Super Mario RPG and then moving on to the DLC of Lake: Season’s Greetings.
I’ve mostly played My Time at Sandrock again and will try to finish writing my review of it soon. I did play a little bit more of Lies of P again.
Most interesting news of this week: I don’t even recall seeing any gaming-related news this week.
Looking forward to playing: Continue My Time at Sandrock, play another review game, and maybe go back to A Plague Tale Requiem and Lies of P if I find the time for them.
I’ve been busy with a new job, which explains my absence last week. Things are going well, but I had less time for games. Regardless, I somehow managed to get a heavily modded version of Fallout 4 going (is there such a thing as a non-modded version anyway?) I’ve dubbed it Fallout 4 Call of Pripyat, as I focused on making guns and creatures appropriately deadly, and I’ve been having lots of fun with it.
Since it was officially released not too long ago, I’ve gone back to complete Lunacid, a King’s Field-inspired RPG (one of the oldest FromSoftware games) that is simply such a treat to play. You know a game is good when you are thinking of your second playthrough while still knee-deep in the first one.
Lastly, we’re planning a co-op run of Divinity: Original Sin 2 which I’m looking forward to. There’s something I love about deciding what role you’ll fill in a team of friends, having your own niche you contribute from while relying on others for anything that falls outside of it. I’m going in fully blind too!
Most interesting news of this week: The Steam price change for Argentina and Turkey is now in effect, and it looks like these two regions will sadly be ostracised from legitimate ownership of games on the platform in the near future. Prices have hiked anywhere between 40% to 1200% and what hurts the most is that there’s a case to be made that region hopping might have had a big role to play in the decision by Valve.
Looking forward to playing: Divinity Original Sin 2 and some more Lunacid!
Hello, I’m Victoria. I’m from the UK and have been playing video games for as long as I can remember; back on DreamCast. I’ve pretty much fallen for Xbox since I was around eight years old and remember BioShock being my first game on the Xbox360. Although I find it thoroughly enjoyable to not only experience gameplay, I also find comfort in getting lost and engrossed in the online worlds that sometimes differ greatly from what we know. Another side of my Xbox passion would be achievement hunting and gamerscore. I thrive when I hear the little sound of one popping up on the screen and I’m always finding ways to work on my backlog when possible. Horror is my favourite genre so if you have any recommendations, don’t be afraid to send them my way!