This Week In Games: Mario Kart 8 And Dawn Of War 3

This Week In Games: Mario Kart 8 And Dawn Of War 3

2017 continues its run of being the most wallet-bending, time demanding year in video game history. This week it’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Dawn of War 3. I haven’t even started Persona 5 yet. When will the madness end?

ATV Renegades (Xbox One/PS4)

What is it? I’m not too sure. I’m guessing this is an ATV game with ATV MOTORCYCLES.

Should you care? Man, remember Pure? I wish they made a sequel to that game. It was awesome.

Little Nightmares (PS4/PC)

What is it? It’s that super weird looking 2D platformer that’s all your childhood nightmares come to life.

Should you care? I thought this game looked amazing when it was first announced. I’m definitely keen/curious.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)

What is it? It’s the new, updated version of Mario Kart 8.

Should you care? Mario Kart 8 was perhaps the best Mario Kart ever. An updated version of that game, with new Battle Mode. Yes, I want this video game a lot.

Outlast II(PS4)

What is it? It’s the new horror game that was ‘banned’, and then ‘unbanned’. Now it’s about to be available in Australia.

Should you care? It’s your patriotic duty to buy, play and support this video game. (Nah just kidding, the Outlast games are pretty cool though.)

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 (Xbox One/PS4/PC)

What is it? It’s been a while since I’ve done ‘This Week In Games’, but either I’m having deja vu or there’s just a million games with ‘SNIPER BLAH BLAH WARRIOR’ in the title. Isn’t this game old? Maybe I’m just old.

Should you care? Yeah, why not.

Warhammer: Dawn Of War 3 (PC)

What is it? It’s the new Warhammer RTS that’s really quite good from what I’m hearing.

Should you care? If Alex were here (he’s not, he’s on holiday) he would no doubt bellow ‘YES’ from the cavern of his desk.

What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4/PC)

What is it? It’s the latest game from the creators of The Unfinished Swan.

Should you care? I liked The Unfinished Swan, so I’m interesting in this for sure.

What did we miss? Are you picking anything up this week? Let us know!


  • Want to get Mario Kart 8 digitally as it’s something that will get play time on and off for years, not have to worry about swapping games with little ones etc.

    Can I get the Wii U/3DS eshop cards to top up my account? I can get them with a staff discount from Big W. Do they work on the Switch?

    • I downloaded the demo of this and don’t get the appeal at all. It’s not straight up Tetris or a match the colours but keeps switching between the two? And then it’s competitive. It was all a bit jarring to be honest.

      • basically you can choose which game you play. you don’t have to play the one that switches. Personally i’m a big fan of both tetris and puyo puyo (or kirby’s dreamland/robotniks mean bean machine). so am very pumped to have it available.

  • Tried to play DOW3 beta over the weekend. Game wouldn’t even start. Watched a few streams. It looks closer to a MOBA than to an RTS. A lot of RTS purists seem to be disappointed. I might pick it up on sale.

    • Well shit. I was hoping it’d go back to being like DOW1 🙁 You just broke my heart 🙁

      • Yeah early reviews have said it’s nothing special. I’m starting to think have lost there way first company of heroes 2 being meh and now this.

      • Hey man don’t let your heart be broken yet. I’ve been playing the beta as well and I’m having tons of fun (BTW I’m a dow1 person). Yeah it has a few Moba influences but it’s more dow1 then LoL.

        • Oh thank god. So it’s like Warcraft 3 then? Hero units (moba inspired) with RTS in there too?

          • Ive bearly played warcraft 3 and it was ages ago, but from what I remember its kinda similar. I.e you choose 3 heros/ “elite units” to go into battle with. Base building and unit creation is totally different to moba. Ive been having piles of fun as Eldar, creating two armies and just raiding the enemy for days.

            I think it will be a buy on release for me (which I never do). Though I will wait for final kotaku review, check if servers don’t go all to shit etc.

          • From what I saw, It’s closer to hero-units like WC3, but made non-hero units weaker, and you only had the 3 lane moba map, with turrets/towers and the like before you get to their core/main base.

  • Finished persona yesterday so looking for something else to play. Dawn of war should do nicely

  • Have been waiting for MK8 on the Switch.

    Also can’t wait for NBA Playgrounds on the Switch in May…..hells yes!!!

    Local multiplayer will soon get the shot in the arm it needs.

  • Puyo Puyo Tetris is the kind of game I want a site like Kotaku to massage and really go in deep on, but in my heart of hearts know will probably be passed over.

    I am eyeing it off, but don’t know if it’s for me yet. I have to spend the equivalent of a few weeks of night school to work out how to play it before I even consider buying it.

  • There was Sniper Elite 4 about a month-six weeks ago, hence probs the confusion Mark :). From all accounts so far, SE4 is the better game, and SGW3 can be skipped.

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