Damn you Steam Summer Sale! Why must you make us buy more games than we can possibly play in one lifetime?! Ahem, in between all the splurging we've been working away to bring you the hottest news, features and reviews. This week we've seen new updates for the likes of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Battlefield: Hardline, Destiny, The Order: 1886, Batman, The Witcher III and Space Hulk: Deathwing. So many games on their way! So yeah, less temptation please, Steam.
In our reviews Jon takes one for the team as Matt and I unofficially avoided reviewing Outlast on PS4, but Jon manned up for the Xbone version. Matt reviews the latest update for Company of Heroes 2 - The Western Front Armies. There's also a review for Codemaster's excellent Grid: Autosport. Carl brings his epic WildStar review to an end this week too. Ending the week, I had the pleasure of Valiant Hearts: The Great War, a unique and endearing look at World War I through the eyes of regular people instead of the usual one-man-army approach.
Features this week include comment pieces on the proposed pricing for Sony's PS Now services, Jon makes his point for picking a Wii U over the PS4 or Xbone and we also ignore the haters and confess our love for the Steam Sale. Our regular video features for WildStar are here to keep you up-to-date on the hottest MMO right now and our weekly Top 10 contains the games that broke our hearts by not turning up at E3 this year and I take a look at how single-player DLC needs to change the way its tethered to the original game.
- UFC takes down Watch Dogs in the UK Games Charts: Aiden taps out?
- Next-gen begins Next February as Batman takes on The Witcher: You'll be needing some cash post-Xmas.
- What did you love about Bad Company? Tell DICE, because they have no idea: Really, Dice?
- Last Guardian artists reveal new open-world adventure: One to watch for sure.
- Run faster, teabag harder with CoD: Advanced Warfare's futuristic kit: Time to be excited about COD again?
- Titanfall is a masterpiece in decline - can the new update win us back?: Or should we hold on for Titanfall 2?
- Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition launching into Xbox One Games With Gold: An essential game for you newcomers.
- Destiny beta finally dated for Xbox - roughly a week after PS4: The alpha was amazing. Get on this.
- The Order: 1886 reveals its smarter, scarier Werewolves: Looks like a generic movie werewolf to me.
- Not sold on Battlefield: Hardline? A fresh beta kicks off in Autumn: We'd like this more as DLC for B4.
- Hopefully Space Hulk: Deathwing will vaguely resemble its gorgeous "in-game" trailer: Not. A. Chance.
- Be advised: Titanfall's second map pack is inbound...: Ahem, in a few months.
- Outlast Xbox One Review | On Xbox At Last: Jon mans up for the review.
- Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies Review | Strategic Expansion: New factions are worth a look.
- GRID Autosport Review | Last-Gen, First Class: Avoids next-gen but still shines.
- WildStar Review | Finale - A Cozmotronic Effort: Carl's epic review comes to an end.
- Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review – An Essential Journey: The UbiArt engine has another winner.
- COMMENT | Sony's continued digital failure: PS Now's beta pricing is astonishingly awful: *Bangs head on wall*
- WildStar: The Evil Noob #4 - New Toys: Toys for space's bad boy.
- Mario and Luigi on PS4 - The Resogun Ship Builder has already yielded some weird and wonderful results: And a wang ship.
- Top Ten Tuesdays | Tragic E3 2014 No-Shows: A list made of sad.
- WildStar: The Evil Noob #5 - The Hero of Levian Bay: Has the evil noob turned to the light side?
- WildStar Gameplay - Veteran Bosses or: Welcome to Telegraph Hell | Dealspwn Playthrough: Tough times ahead.
- COMMENT | Feel stuck in a console rat race? Time to buy a Wii U: Jon's commission check's in the post again.
- Haters and cynics be damned! The Steam Summer Sale is awesome: Unless you don't have a gaming PC.
- Game Buzz | Episode 81 - Battlefail: The week's news hits the podcast.
- Standalone DLC Like Infamous: First Light Must Become The New Norm: An examination of the future of DLC.