JOE Gaming Weekly - Why you should avoid the new Blade Runner game 1 month ago

JOE Gaming Weekly - Why you should avoid the new Blade Runner game

On the other hand, this is an amazing week for lovers of classic fighting games.

Welcome to JOE Gaming Weekly, your weekly round-up of all things gaming.

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Or, specifically, the one big game you should play this week, the one big piece of gaming news you need to know about, and the one big deal available to purchase this week.

So, off we go!

GAME OF THE WEEK

Capcom Fighting Collection

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If you love old school arcade fighting games, then this is an absolute must-buy. The collection includes 10 classics, including five entries from the Darkstalkers Collection, as well as big hitters like 2003's Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition, and some proper rarities, such as 1996's Red Earth and 1997's Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix.

Capcom Fighting Collection is available on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC right now.

BIG NEWS OF THE WEEK

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You should probably avoid Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition

The curse of bad launches for games set in a futuristic, cyberpunk world continues! Blade Runner (the game, not the movie) was first released in 1997 to universal praise, a gorgeous and moody point-and-click mystery adventure.

Jump forward 25 years, and the new "Enhanced Edition" has been released to some horrific reactions, including one particular review's headline, stating "Blade Runner Remake Looks Like Complete Dogshit".

The developers of the new edition have hurriedly added an "Original Edition" - which they basically had to retroactively rebuild from scratch - to release alongside the newer version, just so players could play the quarter-of-a-century-old-but-still-better version.

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Should you want to, Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition is available to play right now on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC.

DEAL OF THE WEEK

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Game of the Year Edition

If you absolutely loved Elden Ring and you're looking for another game so difficult that it causes you to smash your controller in two, then we fully recommend Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which is actually from the same developer as Elden Ring.

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The Game of the Year Edition comes with additional challenge modes, skins and "Remnants", allowing you to leave messages behind for other players, and read messages left by others. Yes, it was also in Elden Ring, but this was a big deal when it was launched with Sekiro!

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Game of the Year Edition is available on the PS Store until Wednesday, 6 July, marked down from €69.99 to €34.99.

Clips via Capcom, Nightdive & PlayStation