The good, the bad and the ugly of the last week – 15 August 2014

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Man, I tells ya, anyone who thinks this job is easy deserves to be thrown into a volcano. While our ground crew has been covering Germany, the rest of us have stayed behind to hold the fort. I’m not complaining mind you, but I am most certainly in need of a weekend, after spending it last week prepping the site for all the Gamescom content ahead. Anyway, enough whinging from me. Let’s get this show on the road!

Best Story

There’s been a lot of talk regarding Rise Of The Tomb Raider as an Xbox One exclusive. On the one hand, you have Microsoft making an effort to have a stronger line-up of games for their system, while on the other hand you have gamers who are a tad bit angry that they’re being left out in the cold thanks to that decision.

It’s a tricky subject to tackle, make no mistake, but Rise Of The Tomb Raider won’t be exclusive for long. Which hopefully means, hopefully, means that we can all just get along and be friends.

Worst Story

I genuinely can’t think of any news that is actually, properly terrible this week. You could argue Rise Of The Tomb Raider again, but that one has already been ironed out. So yeah…sunshine and hugs I guess. Everything is just fine! Nothing could possibly go wrong!

Best ION Header


When I die, I want to be reincarnated as a pair of Black Widow prop guns. Which is something that may be way, way out of my karmic alignment.

Most Comments

Well Al wins this award easily this week, as just about everybody had something to say about Rise Of The Tomb Raider and the Xbox One deal. And when I mean everyone, I mean everyone.

Least Comments

Much like your wallet, Skylanders is indeed getting smaller. And amidst all the news from the Xbox press conference, this exclusive got buried, something that parents are most likely happy about as they probably can’t afford to take out a second mortgage to buy even more Skylander toys for their kids.

Batman Of The Week


It is with great humility that I accept and cherish my second August win as the weekly Batman. No, that’s a lie. SUCK IT EVERYBODY WHO ISN’T ME!

Header Image Of The Week

We’re mixing things up a bit this week. In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been bought out by Activision, Call Of Duty and Xbox for the Gamescom week, which has allowed us to all retire in quiet dignity on our massive yachts and private islands in return for a few 11/10 reviews. Hell, a guy can dream.

What this actually means however, is that we have a banner on each header image related to Gamescom, that features COD dude. And thanks to his placement, that has resulted in some unforeseen hilarious images where COD dude stalks everybody from Evolve to The Witcher 3. Go and pick your favourite one out. Because they’re all winners to us.

Comment Of The Week

I’d like to give everybody who entered a decent pun into the recent Shadow Of Mordor post this award. But that would require me to develop human emotions and sentiment, so instead I’m going to give the honour to our Admiral Chief Beta Tester for this gem regarding a filthy hobbit that he needs to give up:

I heard that Talion is wanted for first degree Mordor

Last Updated: August 15, 2014

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