Watch: We played Resident Evil 7 in real life

I’ve completed and, I have to say, I really enjoyed it. However, I stayed as far away as I could from the game’s widely touted VR mode because honestly, nope to every part of that. For some bizarre reason though, I said yes to undertaking the Resident Evil 7 Experience, a real-life escape-the-room in London that sets you against the twisted Baker family as you attempt to rescue the camera crew featured in one of the game’s playable VHS found footage segments. It was all rather stressful, but thankfully I had Luke from our lovely sister channel Outside Xtra to keep me company. I imagine if we’d sent Ian or Bratt they’d have gotten as far as the kitchen before curling themselves into a ball in the cupboard.

See how Luke and I got on in the video. If nothing else, I can now say I’ve actually crawled inside one of those morgue refrigerators in the dark and suffered a major fashion malfunction (blood on a white shirt, what was I thinking?) in the name of entertainment. A true hero of our age. If you’re interested in playing the game for yourself, you can have a look at a video I made that attempts to fill you in on beforehand, or, if you’re too chicken (and hey, no judgement here) you can watch as instead.

Resident Evil 7 Collector’s Edition includes dummy finger USB drive

The GameStop-exclusive $179.99 offers one strange bit of fan-service with a 4G USB stick shaped like the Resi 7 demo’s infamous .

The Collector’s Edition also includes an eight inch music box shaped like the game’s ramshackle mansion, which was used as the staging area at various trade shows throughout the year. The music box plays a sample of the game’s main theme , accompanied by LED effects.

Also included in this pricey edition is the base game, an exclusive metal case, VHS tape box, exclusive lithograph, premium packaging, and a “creepy note”. It looks like the creepy note says “I shall dash you against the stones.” Pretty creepy, eh?

Watch: Hands on with Battlezone’s co-operative campaign

Back in the early 90s when I was blowing on cartridges and recording episodes of Captain N: The Game Master on VHS, the thought of being able to play video games with my friends in virtual reality was the sole preserve of science fiction. Twenty-five years later however, those childhood dreams look set to become a reality.

During a trip to Rebellion’s studios in Oxford I grabbed an extended hands-on with Battlezone’s 4-player cooperative multiplayer campaign on the PSVR. It’s drop-in, drop-out coop with a procedural campaign and it really opened my mind to the potential of multiplayer gaming with Sony’s VR kit.

Not only was this my first ever time playing a multiplayer VR game, but it was also the first time I’ve been able to capture straight from a PSVR itself – something which, thankfully, is very easy to do due to the plug and play nature of the device. That’s why, just below these words you’ll find a 22 minute long video of me having a lovely time in virtual reality with three of Battlezones developers.

Watch: 6 new things Xbox One S can do (and one it won’t)

For those who pick up an S, the main advantage will be how it is smaller than the original Xbox One, which boasts the exact same size, shape and huggability as a 1980s VHS recorder. However it does have other, less obvious qualities. Here are six new things Xbox One S can do, and one that it won’t.

This week also saw the launch of the first episode of Telltale’s Batman series, which starts as it means to go on, by emphasising your role as Batman’s billionaire alter ego Bruce Wayne.

When you play as Bruce you have to pick your way through typically nuanced Telltale conversations – or, if you are us, you choose the option that makes Bruce Wayne the biggest jerk. Show of the Week investigates just how far Telltale is willing to let us take this.