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The Weekend Playlist – Week ending 20th November 2016

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekend playlist where we give you our personal thoughts on what has been occupying our weekends.

This week’s weekend playlist consists of all of our editors however Jonnie’s segment will be updated (FIXED NOW) since a technical glitch has erased his suggestions apart from his game so without further ado.

 

Matthew McNamee; Chief Editor at UGNN:

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Last Game(s) Played – Assassin’s Creed II  & The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition

So I’ve played a few games this weekend with the one that I have spent the most time on being Assassin’s Creed II. Now I bought the Ezio Collection earlier on in the week to play at Midnight on launch because I’m a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed series in particular the games with Ezio Auditore. So I started off with my favorite entry in the series; Assassin’s Creed II which might even be one of my all-time favorite games ever made. So far the graphical improvements are minimal and I’ve only encountered 1 gltich so far but otherwise a pretty good port and not worth the grief it’s getting off people on social media.

The only other game I’ve been playing this week is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. I’ve been bashing this game for the past few weeks and now I’m getting closer and closer to the platinum trophy that I can almost taste it so I’m hoping to go for that within the next week.

Last Movie Watched – Ouija: Origin of Evil

So I watched this a few weeks ago with friends at the cinema and it actually made me jump a few times (something horror movies these days rarely do to me). So since my mother has recently got back from a 2 week break; I decided to watch this with her. Origin of Evil is a pretty good movie about a fake psychic who out of curiosity buys a Ouija board. During the night, her youngest daughter starts to play with the board and brings through a malevolent force which not only gives the little girl actual clairvoyant abilities but changes her entire life forever.

Last TV Show Watched – The Flash

So I’ve decided to take a break from watching Friends this week and caught up on The Flash season 3. The episode was really good in my own personal opinion because it tackled multiple threats and brought into the mix more of the actual enemy of the season in Alchemy (Voiced by Tobin Bell from Saw). I also really liked this episode since it showed more of the aftermath of Barry creating the Flashpoint timeline and it was just upsetting to see what could be one of the final episodes from one of my favorite characters in the show.

Last YouTube video(s) Watched – Spider-Man PS4 Trailer

So on YouTube this week I decided to revisit some game trailers and this trailer is one of the few I watch over and over again. When I was watching this trailer when it was announced at E3 this year; I was amazed by just how good it looked and I can probably say that this might actually be my most anticipated game right now. It’s probably the most excited I’ve been for a game in a while now and when you consider that next year is also going to see the release of the Nintendo Switch, South Park &  Crash Bandicoot Remastered (All of which I’ve been really excited for), it’s just incredible to think that Spider-Man has managed to have such an impact. Roll on 2017 which I think will be the year of Spider-Man.

Last Book or Article Read – N/A

Nothing this week guys sorry.

Last Piece of Music listened to – Iron – Woodkid

So like I said under games; I recently bought Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection and so I decided to start revisiting some of the music from Assassin’s Creed (both the games and the trailers) and so I last listened to this awesome piece of music from the trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

Jonnie Dixon; Editor at UGNN:

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Last Game(s) Played – Pokemon Soul Silver

I recently purchased this game again (Despite the ridiculous price that it has nowadays), and it is just as good as I remember it, definitely the best Pokemon game of all time, I know it is hard to recommend due to how rare and expensive it is, but I would really recommend it, you will not be disappointed….Now all there is to do is wait for Sun and Moon

Last Movie Watched – 12 Years A Slave

Considering all the praise this film has, I basically had to watch it, overall I believe it deserves the praise it has, some very powerful scenes and fantastic performances from Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.

Last TV Show Watched – The Walking Dead

I’m not gonna spoil this series, all I’ll say is this season has been the most interesting that Walking Dead has done since Season 1 to be honest, probably due to Negan.

Last YouTube video Watched – N/A

Last Book or Article Read – N/A

Last Piece of Music listened to – Various Yoko Shimomura Music pieces

I’ve mainly been listening to Kingdom Hearts music and a little bit of Radiant Historia, can’t wait to see what she does with FFXV, she is really the best composer in gaming since Nobuo Uematsu in my opinion.

Tenacious Tea Gaming; YouTuber and Editor at UGNN:

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Last Game Played – Dishonored 2

This week I have been playing Dishonored 2 and I have been really enjoying it. The game has loads to do and I think its an amazing game. I recommend this brilliant sequel to anyone who played and enjoyed the first Dishonored game.

Last Movie Watched – N/A

Nothing this week guys.

Last TV Show Watched – Banshee

I have been watching banshee again, this show is brilliant and I am very disappointed that it only has 4 seasons but I definitely recommend checking it out.

Last YouTube video Watched – FRANCIS GETS HALLOWEEN CANDY!

I watched one of Boogie2988’s Francis sketches. Definitely worth checking Boogie2988 out if you have not already done it.

Last Book or Article Read – N/A

Nothing read either

Last Piece of Music listened to – Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words The Incubus Album: I have been listening to this album non stop for a while now. It is a brilliant concept album and each song is superb. I have linked the playlist to listen to the full album.

Connnor Cleminson; Editor at UGNN:

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Last Game Played – Watch Dogs 2

Last Movie Watched – Skiptrace

Last TV Show Watched – Ghost Adventures Season 13 Episode 8: Anne’s Retreat

Last YouTube video Watched – 10 most paused scenes in popular movie’s ever by screen rant

Last Book or Article Read – Gamenguide Grand Theft Auto VI cancellation Rockstar to focus on Red Dead Redemption 2

http://www.gamenguide.com/articles/69897/20161118/grand-theft-auto-6-cancellation-news-update-rockstar-games-to-focus-on-red-dead-redemption-2-gta-6-not-a-priority.htm

Last Piece of Music listened  to – You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi

Luke Harrison;  Editor at UGNN:

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Last Game Played – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition

Still playing a lot of this, and today I finally got to become a werewolf, which I’m glad cause, a) werewolves are badass and b) it cancelled out my vampire form which I’m glad about.

Last Movie Watched – Rush

I decided to watch this great movie again directed by Ron Howard. The movie follows the rivalry between James hunt and Niki lauda. The movie stars, Chris Hemsworth (Hunt) and Daniel Bruhl (Lauda) and they both portrayed the characters, really really well. I’m also a Huge F1 fan so this movie means more to me.

Last TV Show Watched – N/A

No TV Shows this week

Last YouTube video Watched – Chilled Chaos: Derpcraft Series

I really love this series as it makes Minecraft so much fun with friends (I also love the derp crew group) and I wish I can do that with my friends.

Last Book or Article Read – N/A

No Books or Articles

Last Piece of Music listened to – We Are the Few – Streetlight Manifesto

Love this song, really love streetlight manifesto, and people should give them a listen.

Sam Elliott; Editor at UGNN:

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Last Game Played – AIRHEART

“Lovely little game that entered Early Access not too long ago. It should be my next review, but if you’ve read other playlists, you’ll find I’m not good at keeping a schedule. Anyway, the game is well developed and is receiving frequent updates. People should definitely check it out!”

Last Movie Watched – N/A

“Should really start watching more movies…”

Last TV Show Watched – Rick and Morty

“Just finished watching the end of season 2, so I’m all ready for season 3 to start. Seriously good animated comedy that is very clever and thought provoking.”

Last YouTube video Watched  – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events| Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

“Read the books when I was younger and sat through the absolutely terrible movie, but I seriously can’t wait for this series. I’m just really hoping that it doesn’t suck.”

Last Book or Article Read – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

“Same as a couple of weeks ago, but I’m still reading because I’m doing it as a play in college. It’ll probably be next weeks as well..”

Last Piece of Music listened to  – Lullaby – Tim Minchin

“Wonderful comedic song that I am definitely going to sing to my children when I have them”

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