Well, I’m still catching up but I am getting there!
A few weeks ago now the ESA occurred. For those who are not in the know, the ESA is the European Speedrunners Assembly and it is; unsurprisingly, a speedrunning marathon that heavily features the best of the European crop of speedrunners. It’s slowly gaining momentum and traction on Twitch and this marathon was its best yet (don’t get me wrong though, it still has a long way to go to truly rival GDQ).
This year was a damn good marathon with a lot of games and categories that GDQ just don’t feature.
Unfortunately they are also severely unbudgeted and as a result their upload time to YouTube is incredibly slow – right now (10th August), there are only 40 videos to watch of the speedruns. So rather than this being a definitive “BEST OF” this is a “best of” of what’s there. Maybe in a month I’ll revisit this post and update it accordingly! Continue reading
Here I am, still catching up with the posts that have eluded me this summer season; I’m so far behind in my posts that even when I do attempt to catch up I make a boo-boo or two and find myself having to rectify them (that’s what I’m going to do in here).
July was a much more successful month for me with gaming; I actually got some done! Although the vast majority of this gaming was done on my VITA; which is still a damn good machine by the way, I did get some PS4 gaming done too. I finally got round to starting and making some solid progress with Rise of the Tomb Raider and I reinstalled The Evil Within (with my eyes set firmly on completing this game after starting it two years ago).
I know that August will definitely have some video gaming time and I can only hope that it is more successful than the two previous months. Continue reading
This week has been a bad one for those of us looking forward to Monolith’s follow-up to their hugely successful 2014 game, Shadow of Mordor. Continue reading
No I haven’t mistitled this article, nor have you read it wrong; this is actually my JUNE update on my backlog blitz challenge I nicked (though slightly changed) from NeoGAF. Continue reading
In yet another blatant anti-consumer move Nintendo has confirmed that the hard mode (imaginatively called ‘Fusion Mode’) will be only unlocked by the metroid amiibo Continue reading
Attention all PlayStation plus subscribers; in an email sent out today, Sony informed us that from August 31st the price of the service will be increased. Continue reading
Again, I completely missed the announcement of these titles (and I apparently missed the July announcement completely too) bloody hell! I gotta follow Major Nelson to see when these bad boys get announced (if anyone can help me out on this please tell me in the comments).
Remember to download the free games before July ends (‘Grow Up’, ‘Runbow’, ‘Lego Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days’). but out with the old and in with the new; here’s what will come free with your Xbox Live subscription in August!
It’s a good month all round!