Weekly News Round | Feb 19-23, 2018

I love gaming news, always have, so have decided to bring you a weekly round-up of all things gaming news. We’ll try to post this every Friday, just to give you a taste of the stories we have found most interesting this week, just in case you can’t manage to keep up with it or because you just want your gaming news all in one place, which is what this is really. It’ll also be great if you need a place to refer too when listening to our gaming news round-up on the podcast, allowing you to see the trailers we are talking about, etc.

So let’s start.


As you’ll see from Rob’s post at the start of the week, the latest charts are in and it’s FIFA 18 which leads the way, while Shadow of the Colossus falls from the top spot to number five in the charts.

Although FIFA 18 was the No.1 game in terms of pure unit sales, the best-selling individual format game was actually Kingdom Come: Deliverance on PS4, which also topped the other games in terms of revenue too.

Congrats to Warhorse Studios for such a strong debut.

Sticking with Kingdom Come Deliverance, details came out about the latest patch (v.1.03). There’s no actual date for the delivery of this patch yet and there’s no guarantee that everything listed below will even appear in it. One thing’s for sure, if it’s anything like the previous patches then it will be huge.

Proposed Kingdom Come Deliverance patch 1.03

  • – Save and Exit functionality
  • – Lockpicking minigame controls improvement on controllers
  • – Pickpocket minigame improvement
  • – Alchemy recipe for respec potion
  • – Many quest-related bug fixes

BioMutant has a gameplay teaser.

Yes, a new trailer has been released for Biomutant and it looks friggin epic. I’m already loving the look of this game. I’m still not entirely sure what it’s all about, but it’s open world and has a mutated beast which kicks ninja ass, so what’s not to love?

Check out the trailer and tell me you disagree.


It’s long-awaited but at last, we know that PSVR title Moss is out next week.

The game is centred around a mouse named Quill, which we’ll find out all about come February 27th, especially since Rob will be doing his utmost to provide you with a review. In the meantime, you can watch the launch trailer below.


Assassin’s Creed Origins has a new patch which added new game plus mode and the museum-style Discovery Tour.

The patch went live for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on Tuesday and was a  2.6GB download on PC, compared to 5.5GB on consoles.

New game plus lets you start fresh without losing your character progression, although is only made available after finishing the story. You’ll also be able to bring over all of your equipment, abilities, crafting status, and inventory. Your character level and XP also carry over.

Story progression and items awarded when playing the story will obviously have to be gained again.


There is a new trailer for ONRush and of course, we are excited for this game, as it comes from the developers of Motorstorm (since Evolution was purchased by Codemasters). It’s looking a little like Motorstorm too, so what’s not to love about that?

There are eight vehicle classes in ONRUSH, each of which has its own unique style, feel and advantages. This includes the vehicle’s RUSH state with each class having different effects and abilities that can help their side claim the victory.

Available to pre-order now, players can also get their hands on the ONRUSH Deluxe Edition which includes eight additional vehicle designs with iconic gold and black liveries, extra Crashtag artwork and Track Tombstones all exclusive to the Deluxe Edition. Players who pre-order the game on PlayStation 4 will get early access to the ONRUSH beta before it opens up to everyone on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May.

Have a look.


Metal Gear Survive is out now and a launch trailer was released to celebrate.

Perhaps more importantly, the latest patch is also out, adding “stability improvement” and letting you play the game since it seems some PS4 owners where having issues doing this. Not great, but it’s all solved now.

Here’s the trailer.


Excited to play Burnout Paradise on PS4? Well, you should be as EA has just announced that it’ll release on March 16. We are so excited for this one and the trailer below makes us even more so.

Burnout Paradise Remastered includes the original base game and the eight add-on game packs released during the Year of Paradise, including the extension to the drivable world with Big Surf Island. Burnout Paradise Remastered also features a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity, including high-resolution textures for players to explore Paradise City in 4K with supporting 60FPS on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.

“When people think of Criterion Games, they often remember the Burnout franchise and for good reason. What we created 10 years ago, we feel is still fun and unique to this day in the gaming industry,” said Matt Webster, General Manager at Criterion Games. “Burnout Paradise is an arcade racer built to provide players with the thrill of racing with their friends, in a free-form way that was both seamless and immersive, but also a little crazy with all the different stunts and crashes players could pull off. With the release of this remaster, we’re able to share this action-packed ride with a whole new generation of players.”

Burnout Paradise Remastered is rated PEGI 7 and is available digitally and in stores for £34.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will be available later this year on Origin for PC, bringing the Big Surf Island add-on to PC players for the very first time. EA Access members will also get to play Burnout Paradise Remastered before its worldwide launch, starting on 9th March 2018 via the Play First Trial.

Here’s the launch trailer.


Sony has launched My PlayStation, a new browser version of your PSN profile which you can view on desktops, tablets and smart devices.

It lets you check your friend’s list, Trophies, search for friends and respond to friend requests too. You can even update your profile and send messages.

Visit the new site here.

Gamer Network has announced that it will host an event in Berlin.

EGX Berlin will feature upcoming triple-A games, recently released titles and upcoming indie games.

The event will be held at Station Berlin September 28-30, and tickets go on sale in April. Gamer Network expects around 20,000 visitors at the Berlin show. You must be over 18 to attend.

The UK version of EGX will take place at the Birmingham NEC, September 20-23, while EGX Rezzed 2018 will run April 13-15 at Tobacco Dock in London.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has a new gameplay trailer, this time focusing on one of the game’s playable characters, Roland.  Here we see him teaching Evan all about the ‘proper’ ruler.

Here’s the video. Looks lovely, doesn’t it?



Kingdom Come: Deliverance has sold over 1 million copies. This really is a great achievement.

We’ll have more to say on this game soon, as I’m currently playing through it for review, but in the meantime congratulations to everyone at Warhorse Studios. This really is a great achievement and to be honest we can also see the sales growing stronger.

Electronic Arts have announced that EA Play will return this June.


EA PLAY will take place in the Hollywood Palladium on June 9-11, 2018 from Saturday 2pm – 8pm and Sunday & Monday 10am – 8pm.

Tickets are free for those who apply and already confirmed in the next Battlefield experience, new EA Sports games, Anthem, The Sims 4 and a few surprises too.

More details will be revealed soon.

Fornite’s Battle Pass Season 3  is out now and brings with it a new Hoverboard, Hand Cannon, plus some Battle-Pass-exclusive cosmetics.

Season 3’s biggest Battle Royale additions include building improvements designed to make construction smoother, faster, and more intuitive, plus an increased resolution of 60 FPS on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and Xbox One X.


The Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 “Extra Pack 2” downloadable content will launch on February 28.

“Extra Pack 2” includes four new characters – Goku (Ultra Instinct), Jiren, Android 17 (Dragon Ball Super), and Fu and the “Infinite History” scenario.

Here’s what the press release has to say about it:

Goku (Ultra Instinct) is the latest and most powerful form of beloved Dragon Ball protagonist Son Goku that made its debut in the Dragon Ball Super anime. Boasting impressive skills like Automatic Dodge, the super attack Soaring Fist and his Ultimate Skill Godly Display, this fighter is a fearsome force to be reckoned with.

Infinite History is the new story scenario featuring the mysterious time-travelling teenage warrior Fu. Players will need to decide if they help Fu by changing the past or not! Choices will lead to different strategical ways which can be followed via the Tokipedia feature. Infinite History also features dedicated CG animated cut scenes depending on the character players select to undertake the mission with.

Here’s the trailer to show us more.

Namco has released the third and final chapter “The Residence” from Secrets of The Maw.

The new below video shows the gloomy lair of the Lady and the new enemies the player has to escape from. Evading the shadow monsters summoned by the Lady and solving puzzles will be the only way to survive.

Little Nightmares is available in a digital and physical form on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The expansion Pass ‘Secrets of The Maw’ with three new stories paralleling the journey of Six can be purchased on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Steam, and GOG. The Complete Edition including the base game and the Expansion Pack is also available for purchase.


Donald Trump has declared war on violent video games and movies. The controversial president said as much during a school safety meeting, which was covered by news outlet CNN.

“We have to look at the internet because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds and their minds are being formed,” Trump said. “And we have to do something about maybe what they’re seeing and how they’re seeing it. And also video games. I’m hearing more and more people saying the level of violence in video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts.

“And then you go a further step and that’s the movies. You see these movies, they’re so violent, and yet a kid is able to see the movies if sex isn’t involved. But killing is involved, and maybe they have to put a rating system for that. And you get into a whole very complicated, very big deal. But the fact is you are having movies come out that are so violent with the killing and everything else, that maybe that’s another thing we’re going to have to discuss. And a lot of people are saying it.”

Of course, he didn’t mention the fact that a kid can walk into any shop in America and pick up a loaded revolver, but we won’t go into that.

That’s it for this week’s gaming news round up. If you enjoyed it then please comment below. If you want to see this as a regular feature then please let us know. Your feedback is important to us.