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ShopTo Blog Gaming Discussion 05/11/19
| 2019-11-05

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great week/weekend! I spent most of my gaming time over the past few days playing the Modern Warfare Campaign and I've been very impressed with what I've seen. Our review for the game is in the works however, I am delaying it a little until they can sort some of the glaring issues within multiplayer as in my opinion, its borderline unplayable at the moment! Aside from that, I've also been playing a little bit of Luigi’s Mansion which will also be getting the review treatment very soon. Its been great so far and offers very different gameplay when compared to some of the previous big Switch exclusives. I'm a little busy this week but I plan to have coverage up over the next few days and hopefully, initial thoughts for Need For Speed and Death Stranding this Friday! Moving on then, we did get a fair bit of news over the weekend including the announcements of Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, two huge games that a lot of people are excited about. I would imagine that both of these titles will be available for next gen consoles when they release and speaking of which, I heard rumours last week that Xbox is planning to launch a contract based solution to next gen whereby gamers can pay monthly for their system and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, sort of like we have seen with mobile phones. This could be pretty interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on that idea down below! Whilst your down in the comments, let me know what you’re playing at the moment as a lot of my mates are playing all sorts of games!

Out This Week

Golem – PSVR Exclusive – November 8th

In Golem you take on the role of Twine, an adventurous kid who has been left critically injured by a serious accident. While you can’t leave your bed, you develop an extraordinary ability to create and control large stone golems and see the world through their eyes. You can use your golems to explore an enormous abandoned city, collecting treasure and artefacts, while unravelling a deeper mystery and discovering the connection between the city and your family.

Need For Speed Heat – PS4, Xbox One – November 8th

Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed™ Heat, a white-knuckle racer that pits you against a city’s rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing’s elite. By day compete in the Speedhunter Showdown – a sanctioned competition where you earn bank to customize and upgrade your garage of high-performance cars.

When your ride’s perfectly styled and hyper-tuned, and you’re ready to ramp up the intensity, drive out into the night where you and your crew take on the competition in illicit street races that build your reputation and grant you access to bigger races and better parts. But under the cover of darkness patrols a rogue task force looking to bring you down and swipe all you’ve earned. Take them on and risk it all for underground glory or head back to your safehouse and begin another thrilling day. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this street racer where your crew rolls deep, your garage is full of hot cars, and the city’s your nonstop playground.

Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Switch Exclusive – November 8th

Join Mario, Sonic and friends for their greatest adventure yet in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for Nintendo Switch! Train for Tokyo 2020 solo or compete against friends in brand new events – Skateboarding, Karate, Surfing and Sport Climbing – as well as a large selection of favourite sports and classic 2D games.

Whether on the track, in the pool, on the water or in the ring, there’s an event for you in Mario & Sonic at the Olympics Games Tokyo 2020! Take on new Olympic sports, or enjoy established favourites using a variety of play styles – including immersive motion controls where you can use the Joy-Con to imitate actions like throwing a javelin or taking aim with a bow!

Grab up to three of your fellow athletes on the same sofa and battle for a gold medal in local multiplayer, or connect up and compete against three others players with local wireless play. Head online and go for that Olympic record against up to seven other competitors in a variety of different events.

Fly the flag with a star-studded cast of characters from the Super Mario and Sonic universes like Yoshi, Amy Rose, Luigi, Dr. Eggman and many more! With characters excelling in particular events, pick your favourite competitor and aim for the top.

Travel to the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964 with Story Mode! After Mario, Sonic, Bowser and Dr. Eggman are pulled into a magical game system, they find themselves competing in a nostalgic 2D version of the previous Tokyo Olympic Games.

As Mario and Sonic, explore ‘60s era Tokyo and compete in truly old-school versions of familiar Olympic events like the 100m and the Long Jump, as you search for a way back home. Meanwhile in the present, travel between different Tokyo 2020 venues as Luigi, gathering friends, completing minigames and taking part in modern-day events to help rescue Mario, Sonic and co.!

Death Stranding – PS4 Exclusive – November 8th (Special Edition Available)

Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time. With spectral creatures plaguing the landscape, and humanity on the verge of a mass extinction, it’s up to Sam to journey across the ravaged continent and save mankind from impending annihilation.

What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead. An unprecedented gameplay experience holds these answers and more. Starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux and Lindsay Wagner.

There we go then, another excited week lays ahead and hopefully, we will have plenty of content for you guys too! As stated, I am a little busy so you will probably see content go up in groups as I manage to write it on the go and then bulk upload when I get back so make sure to keep an eye on our socials so you don’t miss anything! Have a great week!

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