Welcome to September, Guardian. The fall release season kicks off today with one of the biggest sci-fi games of the year hitting shelves, as well as the latest in all things video game hockey. Preparing a trip to The Tower, or readying your wallet for the spending season? Talk shop in Tuesday Game Room!
Well, I bet you can guess what I've been playing.
Yes, I've taken my first steps back into Destiny today, with me and Warlock Exo buddy, and even though I'm retreading the ground from the Alpha and the Beta before it, I'm still really enjoying it. I can't wait to get really stuck in.
Of course, star of the week is Bungie's first post-Halo game, Destiny - out on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360. But it's not the only big retail game out this week, with EA's NHL 15 skating its way onto shelves for the same platforms.
Aside from that, it seems everyone else wanted to get out of the way of the Bungie behemoth - all there is left is Air Conflicts: Vietnam on the PS4, Telegrad and Adventure Island on the Wii U eShop, The Keep on the 3DS eShop, and finally a PC port for Fable Anniversary.
Once again it's time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- Everyone announced Release Dates last week - It seems the last week was the time for publishers to reveal release dates for games later this year and into 2015. First up was Bayonetta, coming October 24th. Warner revealed that Mortal Kombat X is hitting next April, and then yesterday showed off a new, ridiculously expensive edition of Batman: Arkham Knight, which is due out in June. Video games are coming!
- Taking a closer look at Keiji Inafune's new take on Megaman - Mighty No.9, Inafune's kickstarted spiritual successor to the Capcom franchise he helped to create, is out soon. Dan Whitehead looks to see if Mighty can step out of Mega's shadow as its own thing.
- League of Legends has a story, and it's being rebooted - Huh. You learn something new every day. I've not played the world's biggest video game at all, but the idea of a moba having a lore-base and story to it sounds really intriguing. It's cool to see Riot trying to have another go and weave its disparate characters together.
- The US Army is making a laser cannon controller by a 360 gamepad - Well, this is odd. It's not the first time military forces have used game controllers to operate technology (the RAF used 360 pads to pilot UAVs, for example), and the Army's argument is that it's an intuitive, familiar method of control is a fair one, but I don't know. There's something profoundly bizarre about someone using a game pad to fire an actual, tangible weapon.
We'll be back this time next Tuesday for more gaming discussion, but for now, sound off in the comments with the games you've been playing, and what you're looking forward to this week - and don't forget to join the unofficial io9 community group on Steam!
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