Mick Carter might be behind bars in EastEnders, but Danny ‘I’m fucking Danny Dyer’ Dyer’s been keeping pretty busy all the same. This week, the ‘ard-as-nails geezer rocked up at the Libertine Nightclub in London, where daughter Dani was launching her clothing line. The cheeky chappy couldn’t resist the chance to make an embarrassing dad joke, claiming Dani was conceived in two minutes – and the crowd lapped it up… for some reason.
Elsewhere, things got a little heated in Big Brother, with Akeem and Lewis spitting insults at each other and nearly ending up in a full-scale ruck. In a jacuzzi. Anything for those precious seconds on telly, eh?
Finally, while flogging his latest Johnny English movie on The Graham Norton Show, Rowan Atkinson more or less ruled out the chances of seeing lovable wally Mr. Bean again.
It’s definitely fitting that Robert Kirkman’s company turned out to be the team who ended up saving the final season of The Walking Dead. With developer Telltale Games winding down, it was made clear that any possible conclusion to Clementine’s adventure would be handled by another developer, and Skybound Games ticks the box. The only thing we’re not sure of is if any of the former Walking Dead team will be polishing off the remaining two episodes, but for now, at least, it’s good to know that we’ll finally get to see the curtains come down on Clem’s journey.
Let’s face it, PS5 was always on the cards and has been for a while now. With Microsoft confirming it’s beavering away on new hardware, there’s no way that Sony wouldn’t follow swiftly behind. What’s interesting to note is that the PS5 will allegedly not differ too much from its predecessor; sources tell the Financial Times that it doesn’t ‘represent a major departure from the PS4,’ so make of that what you will. At this point, the visual leap in consoles isn’t going to be anywhere near as dramatic as they were back in the day, so presumably, we can expect strides to be made when it comes to online infrastructure and content delivery.
I loved Command & Conquer. Back in the day, I’d pour ruddy hours into those things, although Red Alert was probably my favourite. The campy cutscenes, roaring soundtrack, and massively addictive gameplay made it an ideal time-sink, although things weren’t the same after Westwood Studios went under. Also, Hell March – ‘nuff said. Still, short of a brand new game (Rivals doesn’t count, so don’t even go there), the next best thing we could probably expect were remasters, so fair play to EA for at least entertaining the idea. For the 25th anniversary, I’d definitely jump at the chance of revisiting GDC and Nod’s epic rivalry and travelling back in time to shake Adolf Hitler’s hand – thus erasing him from history – in glorious 4K. Classic stuff.
Bully (or Canis Canem Edit if you’re from the UK) never enjoyed Grand Theft Auto levels of commercial success, but it’s still gained a massive following in the 12 years or so since release. It’s one of those Rockstar games that you’d think would have gotten a sequel by now, but for one reason or another has failed to materialise. The casting call rumours are a bit tenuous, I guess, but it’s feasible that Rockstar could be developing Bully 2; Red Dead 2 is almost upon us, and GTA VI isn’t likely to be out for a while yet, so they could perhaps have room to squeeze out another sequel. Surely Bully 2 is a solid candidate?
Sony’s been playing catch-up to Microsoft with this for a while now, so it’s good to see them finally commit to the feature. I mean, sure, if you’ve picked a decent PSN name then you probably won’t really care much about the ability to switch things up. However, for those of us who don’t think the likes of ‘Zomb3eHunterKillerz2007xXx’ really suits them anymore, it’s a bloody godsend. Yes, you’ll be charged a few quid for the privilege, but at least the first one is a freebie.
Rumours is definitely the dog’s bollocks. As for Microsoft, they’ve been busy gobbling up a lot of studios as of late, and Obsidian is definitely a big’un; they’ve done Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the absolutely stonking Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. If the Xbox One console maker has these guys and gals under its belt, then fair play.
C’mon now, this has gotta be Horizon 2. The original game sold millions of copies, was a critical darling, and proved that single-player games still pack a meaningful punch. Okay, so we can’t entirely rule another Killzone out, but it’s probably a new Horizon game.
Happy weekend all!