Weekly Gaming News Updates

We’ve been celebrating the old this week with two major gaming anniversaries. Here’s your weekly gaming news update:

Free Battlefield 2042 10-hour Trial

weekly gaming news update Battlefield 2042

If you’re old enough to remember buying a gaming magazine just for the demo disc inside, you might be pleased to see the gradual return of ‘try before you buy’. From today, the much anticipated Battlefield 2042 will be getting a free 10-hour trial for members of EA Play. This includes access for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members on consoles, Game Pass PC members and EA Play Pro on PC.

Sadly, the trial isn’t available for PlayStation owners but the Gold and Ultimate Editions are available to purchase today, with the Standard Edition releasing on Friday 19th November.

Some Fans Dismayed by new GTA Trilogy

weekly gaming news update GTA Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition

The wait is over. The snappily titled Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition released yesterday, giving fans of the series a remastered version for current gen consoles.

As is commonplace in the gaming world, not everyone is happy. Some fans have been sharing screenshots of allegedly strange NPC remodels with the question ‘how can they get away with this?’ It’s worth mentioning that there’s bound to be good things going on with the remasters and these comments represent just some of the negative responses to the game.

Are you playing GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

PlayStation Direct Online Store now Available in U.K

weekly gaming news update PlayStation Direct online store now available in the U.K

The PlayStation Direct Online store has finally opened in the U.K. This means that PlayStation customers can now buy consoles, games and accessories directly from Sony.

Unsurprisingly, the much coveted PS5 console is out of stock with no indication of when it will return. If you’re looking for something else though, the store currently stocks DualSesnse controllers, PS Plus membership, first-party games and more.

PS Plus members will also get free standard shipping on all products providing they sign in with their PS account.

Skyrim Anniversary Edition Launches

weekly gaming news update Skyrim Anniversary Edition

It’s been ten years since we finally awoke to roam the barren, beautiful lands of Skyrim. Yesterday, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition released, with Bethesda calling it ‘the most definitive version of Skyrim to date’.

Available now on consoles and PC, the anniversary edition includes the Skyrim Special Edition (still following us?) as well as:

  • The original DLCs: Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn
  • Next-gen improvements to graphics and load times
  • New and existing Creation Club items including fishing, survival mode and other DLCS.

Are you playing the new Anniversary Edition or did you take an arrow to the knee? Give us a Dragon shout in the comments below.