First of all, Happy July 4th everyone! I hope you celebrated as hard as I did last night…well, maybe not. But, anyways welcome back everyone to another Week in Review segment here on OnlySP. We’ve been pretty busy the last couple weeks so I apologize for not getting this up last week. There’s quite a bit to talk about this week, however, so lets get started.
So, OnlySP has just completed the first month of our Patreon and it has gotten off to quite a strong start. With only 13 supporters so far, we’ve raised over $120 per month, which is a fantastic start for us. We’re currently beginning to plan out content specifically catered to garnering more support from our fans that will show we really mean business when it comes to upping our quality of content here at OnlySP. We’ve also come up with a plan to finally start offering freelance rates for our writers. They’re a bit low, as you can probably imagine so we don’t go into immediate bankruptcy, but at the end of October our writers will be receiving their first payment, which is incredibly exciting. If we could get more of you to support the Patreon, we could afford to compensate our writers even more for their hard work.
We’ve got some updates coming to the Youtube channel in the next few days as well so be on the lookout for that. We’ve also added some new members to our staff to increase our output of content, as well as start developing more feature content for the site. Over the next week, you’ll be meeting each of those new team members. One of them is Ian Jones, who just yesterday provided you with a First Look video for Into the Stars by Fugitive Games. We’ll have another media team member to introduce in the coming days as well, so stay tuned.
In another site related announcement, we’re currently in the process of leaving Crave’s network and moving to a new advertiser network which we cannot talk about just yet, but I can assure you it’s going to be beneficial for OnlySP. Our ad set up will stay the same, so don’t worry about us having more intrusive ads or anything like that.
Finally, after a few week hiatus, our featured interviews are returning this month and we’ve got some real neat games and development teams lined up for you to learn more about. Tomorrow, you’ll meet the development team behind the recently Kickstarted, Perception. And then on Tuesday we’ll be providing you with all the juicy info on the game itself.
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This past week I got quite a bit done in terms of gaming. OK, not really, but I did playthrough and finish Batman: Arkham Knight’s main storyline and quite a few of the side quests. James is currently working on his review of the game so I won’t provide much of my own thoughts about the game just yet, but it was pretty darn enjoyable. I love the combat these games have offered over the years, and I really really love the fact that other games are using the style of combat the Arkham series has.
Going from a game like Shadow of Mordor or Batman: Arkham Knight to the combat in Assassin’s Creed is super jarring at the level of quality. Unity’s combat was better in terms of actual challenge, and I’m interested to see how Syndicate’s combat turns out this year, but Rocksteady and Warner Bros. in general have been a step ahead in third person action combat for quite a few years now. Even the upcoming Mad Max game seems to have combat quite like the Arkham series, with an added sense of brutality. That alone is one of the reasons the game is high up on my most anticipated list.
Aside from Batman though, I’ve been putting some good hours into Driveclub which is much more fun than it was when it came out, now that it works correctly. I haven’t really touched the online component yet, but I’m constantly blown away by the visuals in the game and just how much fun it is to play. If you haven’t picked it up yet and you own a PS4, you should probably do that at some point. It’s easily the PS4’s best looking game right now, and honestly it’s one of the more fun racing games I’ve played of late. Although, it’ll be pretty hard to top Forza Horizon 2 for the most fun racing game award, but it’s close.
Aside from that, I’ve been kicking some butt online in NHL 2015 as I prep for NHL 2016. If you have the game and want to take me on, on Xbox Live leave a comment below and I’ll add you and play you and beat you, and then post videos of me beating you onto our social media channels. Yea, I’m a jerk, deal with it.
See you all next week, and enjoy the cool giveaway we have on offer this week just below.