Games, Apps and TV shows to watch out
With Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 already out on the pitch, this week sees FIFA 19 take to the field to strut its stuff. The pressure has been on EA for a little while to add more to its footie behemoth and they’ve delivered on a number of levels this year. Alongside the usual Ultimate Team and the final chapter of The Journey career mode, FIFA 19 adds the UEFA Champions and Europa League licenses, which they finally wrestled away from Konami, so expect the full big game feel around club football’s biggest tournament. A bunch of new offline multiplayer modes have also been thrown in for good measure. Each one is customisable to whatever rules you’d like to play with including No Rules where you can hack your opponent down without fear of receiving a card, Long Range where all goals outside the box count for two and Survival that eliminates a player from your team every time you score. With slicker action on the pitch coupled with the extra features, it’s another Ballon d’Or of a game.
PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, September 28
A suspicious clinical trial is the setting for this dark comedy with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. Both are drawn to the test that promises to fix all life’s problems without any side effects... which is a lie. Cue the participants being thrust into increasingly bizarre scenarios.
Availble on Neflix now
Valkyria Chronicles 4
The colourful J-RPG is somewhat of a hard sell to the casual gamer, but this tale of the Atlantic Federation’s tussle with the Eastern Imperial Alliance is gripping. You control of different soldier classes as you put your enemy to the sword across war torn cartoon landscapes.
PS4, XO and NS, Sept 25
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson star in this comedy about high-school kids sucked into a mysterious video game and must work together to get back to reality. It’s an absolute riot and the perfect film for a lazy night in.
OSN Movies HD, Sept 28
Apps of the week
Our new obsession is this clever physics based puzzle game, which involves waking up a load of stickmen by bouncing a ball off them. It sounds dumb, but it’s actually very good, equally addictive and sure to waste plenty of your time.
Free, iOS and Android
Get a little bit of culture delivered direct to your phone. There are over 2000 pieces and each one comes with a little short story for you to read and dive a little deeper into the meaning behind it. Clever.
Free, iOS and Android