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Video: Mystery Steam Reviews - Britain gets controversial

One for the history books

The quiz segment of The PC Gaming Weekspot regularly brings about some heated discussion. But, more often than not, both myself and Matthew know that it's all in the spirit of competition. When all is said and done, there's still a level of respect there.

This week's Mystery Steam Reviews is different. I knew focusing on games set in Britain could bring some controversy, but I genuinely wasn't expecting what happened.

There was a little leeway when selecting games set in Britain, but picking an F1 game because of Silverstone wasn't going to cut it. You can watch the video to see if everyone stuck to the rules.

Also, I did want to point out that we had some tech issues on this week's Weekspot, so the video isn't as smooth as normal. Apologies. But all will be back to normal next week.

I get that it's hard to come up with your own guesses while we're screaming at each other, but I'd love to know how many answers you got right. So, let us know in the comments section. And, in lieu of Tarrant impressions, why not stick some suggestions in the comments for what we should tackle next. What setting or series or genre would you like to see on MSR?

If you like this, then you may very well enjoy the full episode of this week's The PC Gaming Weekspot. We chatted about the news of a brand new Mass Effect, Matthew went in-depth on his time with Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and both The Weekspot boys discussed the madness of Yakuza: Like A Dragon.

If you're new here, why not have a look at last week's edition of Mystery Steam Reviews. It involved Resident Evil and multiple babies.


MYSTERY STEAM REVIEWS RULE BIBLE™

For those not in the know, or who need a refresher.

Colm and Matthew both bring three Steam reviews to the MSR arena (yes, arena), but they omit the name of the game each review is for. Their opponent must correctly guess the name of that game, including any numbers or subtitles. However, there is some leeway for things such as "Complete Edition" or "Definitive Edition." One correct answer = one point.

While both combatants have 90 seconds on each Mystery Steam Review, they also have help in the form of three lifelines. These can be used at any stage during battle, and pause the 90-second timer. Each lifeline can only be used once.

Question allows whoever is in the hot seat to ask a simple yes or no question, as long as the question isn’t, “is the name of the game [insert name of the game here]?". When Second Opinion is used, the man in the warm chair will get to hear a second Steam review of the same game. And when Genre is activated, the genre of the game is revealed to the man with the fiery arse.

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