The good, the bad and the ugly of the past week (October 20 2017)

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Hayfever

Even if I were blind, deaf, and unable to feel the ambience world around me, I’d know that we were in full-blown Spring. How? The goddamned hayfever is driving me mad. My eyes are swollen, my nose is a snot machine in overdrive, and I’m sneezing like I’ve been mainlining black pepper. I haven’t been surrounded by this many discarded tissues since I was 13.

On to the week!

Best Stories

Microsoft’s Intellimouse is back, aww yiss! Not everybody likes it, but I’m quite fond of the new Xbox One dashboard. Available to preview members before, the new Xbox One Dashboard is now open to everyone. On the subject of system updates, the new Switch update allows for video capture and save transfer. Hooray!

Worst Stories

The biggest (and worst!) local story of the week is obviously the Massive release of private data that puts millions of South Africans at risk of identity theft. There’s more to that coming, but man, what a mess of incompetence. Sad news fo rthe Toys-To-Life Industry, in that LEGO Dimensions seems to have been quietly cancelled. Another thing that’s been cancelled? Visceral’s Star Wars game has been canned, along with the entire studio.

Random Stories

How the hell did this pass certification? WWE 2K18 may be the most broken wrestling game to date. In other odd news, Media giant IGN now owns Humble Bundle. Hmm. Transmedia! that’s how to get bums in seats, right? Sony thinks so, as they’ve started negotiating for the film rights to Settlers of Catan. What?

Reviews and Features

Total War: Warhammer 2 review – Large scale fantasy, now even better
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters Review–The definitive Yo-Kai experience
Gran Turismo Sport Review
Let’s talk about Cosplay and Consent
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Yaoi poster location guide
Orena’s OCS – Setting dangerous and reckless precedents in local esports
4K? 144hz? G-Sync? How to find the perfect gaming monitor
Fire Emblem Warriors review – a wonderful union of two disparate series
The 10 greatest wrestling games of all time
Read God Complex to satisfy your tech-noir cravings
The 100 greatest video game quotes–Part 3

Header of the Week

The only reason I’m making this header of the week is because it’s weaponised nightmare fuel. Honestly, if a clever lab could come up with a way to put this into pill form, we’d never need any other sort of contraceptive.

nightmarefuel

Comment of the week

This goes to Hammer, on The Snowman director Tomas Alfredson explains what went wrong with the movie

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Last Updated: October 20, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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