After a lovely anniversary post last week, we’re back to our regular, non-Vegas visiting format this week.
With the end of the generation at hand, we are being showered with some truly epic AAA games. Next-gen may be amazing (we’ll see real gameplay on a PS5 eventually), but the Ghost of Tsushima State of Play showed us things are pretty great right now, especially if you are a fan of wind mechanics. More games will be heating up your PS4 soon including The Last of Us II and Cyberpunk 2077.
It’s crazy to think we are having the usual fourth-quarter release blitz in the summer. Despite launch games typically not being representative of the hardware’s true potential, we’re still optimistic that it means the real fall lineup is spectacular, even if those games span both old and new-gen. Like everyone else, we can’t wait to see it.
Until then, we have plenty to play. Here are our plans for the weekend. What are you up to?
I’m going to be VRy busy (see what I did?) this weekend with my PSVR headset. After only seeing sporadic use after the introduction of the Oculus Quest to my house, I’ve got three PSVR games to play! GORN, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, and Spuds Unearthed are all on my to-review list, so expect some reviews early next week!
I just finished playing Vampyr which I enjoyed a lot more than I expected to. I’ve got a busy week of moving house this weekend but once I’m settled on the other end I’ll be going for the platinum.
Being stuck inside for sustained periods has me falling into the inevitable trap of online shopping. Having saved a fortune on the PS Store I went wild, with Just Cause 4, Saints Row 4, and NBA2K20 ( a combination of The Last Dance and a bargain at 3.99 for that one) all on sale and currently in my download queue. Between them, I think I have my weekend covered.
I have a minor hand cramp from all the gaming I’ve done from the past two days. Why? Because I am now the proud owner of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled platinum trophy. The finer details that I’ve been playing the game on-and-off since its release last year is not what is important here, it’s the shiny new platinum. A weekend of a less strenuous game for my hand like Batman: The Enemy Within will more than likely be my gaming plans for the weekend. Before anyone asks – I have no intention of doing Velos or the Developer time trials. Some of the time trials still give me the shivers, I’m looking at you Dragon Mines.
After a seven-game winning streak in my inaugural season in Super Mega Baseball 3, I’ve lost 2 of 3 and the one win took extra innings. I’m not saying I’m gripping or anything, but if anybody knows any slumpbusting technique besides the Mark Grace method, I’m all ears. When I’m not feeling baseball, I can be a midlevel killing machine in Gorn for the PSVR. So my weekend is full of either America’s pastime or baseball… Hey oh!
I’ll be catching up on some non-gaming stuff this weekend, but thanks to Yasmine’s article about the free LEGO Ninjago Movie game, I’ll be picking that up for some family play. I’ve begun to scratch the surface of Spirit Hunter: NG and enjoying the chills of that one. It’s different than the first game, and a review is coming eventually. Any other time will be spent answering the siren song of Path of Exile to collect loot and kill monsters.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.