We've been getting stuck into the long-awaited Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel this week, so take break and check out our Opening Scenes video and Top Ten survival guide. Elsewhere in the features Carl has been playing with some new ships in Star Citizen and even took them out for a race or two. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has rocketed up our most wanted lists thanks to Jon's recent hands-on report and interview, ensuring it's a perfect title for you and the little ones, although we all know that's just an excuse. Matt's Interactive Narrative series continues this week with a look at sports games and he also chats with the team behind Company of Heroes: Ardennes Assault before getting a hands-on for himself too. Our weekly guide to next week's releases is up too, including links to our past coverage and the cheapest prices on the leading formats. There's even more packed into the features section and you can find all the links below.
In the reviews Matt's been blown away by the mighty Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U, but had his buzz mildly dampened by the surprisingly awful F1 2014. Jon's been reviewing his usual selection of questionable Japanese material again in the stacked forms of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed. He also reviewed the really rather boobless, but excellent Defense Grid 2.
- Click To Play | Why Am I Dead: Rebirth - 8-bit Murdered: Two clicks and you can play for yourself.
- Minecraft: The Noob #1 - A Far Cry From Katniss Everdeen: Matt tempts a new addiction.
- Opening Scenes | Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - First 20 Mins Gameplay: Tempted? Take a look.
- VIDEO | This is how NBA 2K15's Face Scan *should* work: Better than EA's efforts for sure.
- INTERVIEW | Bringing DC history to life in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham: Any chance of fixing the Hobbit's Platinum glitch first?
- HANDS-ON | LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham brings the Shark-Repellent Batspray: More of the same or anything new?
- Star Citizen Gameplay | The ships of Arena Commander: Garage unlocked for backers.
- Star Citizen Gameplay | Racing in Arena Commander: Racing to the repair bay at least.
- Interactive Narratives | MyCareer - Stories and Sports Games: Hopefully without the Kobe headlines though.
- PREVIEW | Duskers delivers isolation, terror & Sci-Fi survival via remote control: Fond of MS DOS? Take a look anyway.
- Game Night | Delving into the Dungeon Of The Endless: See the early build in action.
- Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault Hands-On Preview | Nuts!: Check out the latest on the new expansion.
- Company of Heroes 2 Interview | Mitch Lagran on broadening COH 2's tactical horizons: There's a COH movie on Netflix. Don't.
- Top Ten | Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Survival Guide: Don't get lost in space, use this guide.
- Next Week’s Releases: Witches, Wangs and Warriors: Had to Google image search 'PS4 Wang' for the header image.
- Bayonetta 2 Review | Balletic, Bonkers, Brilliant: Soooo jealous.
- Defense Grid 2 Review | All Along The Watchtower: Like 4X strategy? Get involved.
- Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Review | Fleshed Out: Exhibit A...
- Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed Review | A Trip Worth Taking: Exhibit B, go straight to jail.
- F1 2014 Review | Old Model, Missing Parts: F1 series has a bad smash this year.