There's so many games this week - including Disney's behemoth update to the already monstrously successful Infinity Toy/Game franchise, which adds Marvel heroes to the Disney gang. Planning to pick it up, or anything else this week? Come tell us in Tuesday Game Room!
What have you been playing this week?
My week in video games has basically been me shooting at a small cave repeatedly for a few hours, then constant disappointment at how the rewards pan out. That's pretty much Destiny in a sentence, right there.
Yes, like everyone else, I've discovered Destiny's 'Treasure Cave' grinding method, and it's a remarkably efficient way for me to get Legendary Engrams to turn into worthless Blue items at the Cryptarch (I'm rank 14 with the Cryptarch now. I think I've had 2 Legendary Engrams actually turn into Legendary Items from him in that whole time).
And yet, I still play. In many ways Destiny is an objectively bad game, but in just as many it excites me enough that I want to keep playing. One day, I'll get myself a Legendary Hand Cannon, and all will be right in the world.
There's some pretty big releases this week as we kick off Autumn - as mentioned up top, Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Superheroes and all its collectable toys is perhaps the biggest, out on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, and Wii U. But for Soccer fans there's also this years annual EA game FIFA 15, out on 3DS, Vita, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. This friday also sees another Wii U exclusive hit shelves, this time the Zelda/Dynasty Warriors mashup Hyrule Warriors.
But that's not all! the PS3 sees some JRPG love with both Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star and Arcana Heart 3 Love Max (also on Vita) hitting the console, whilst the PS4 and Xbox One get Flockers and Defense Grid 2 (also on PC). Frozen Synapse Prime comes to the Vita, whilst the Gauntlet reboot hits PC, and finally Castlestorm: Definitive Edition comes to PS4.
And now, the News
Once again it's time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- Final Fantasy XV gets a new trailer, director and Demo release - Holy crap, Final Fantasy made a huge splash at this year's Tokyo Game Show (arguably the best the show's been in a while), but top of that has to be FFXV's huge reappearance. Not only did we get a new trailer that looked gorgeous, but we also got two big bits of news - Final Fantasy Type-0's Hajime Tabata has replaced Tetsuya Nomura as the game's director, and a demo will be available next March when Type-0 HD hits PS4 and Xbox One. Start getting excited about Final Fantasy again!
- Happy 125th, Nintendo - Yes, they might not be having the best of times at the moment, but it's still many happy returns to the esteemed Japanese developer. Starting out as a Hanafuna Card company in 1889, the home of Mario and pals is as old as Coca-Cola and the Eiffel Tower! Here's to plenty more years for good ol' Ninty.
- The PS4 is having a 'free multiplayer' weekend - got a PS4 but no PS+ subscription? You're in luck this weekend then, as Sony are opening the floodgates from Friday til Monday, allowing everyone to get access to Multiplayer games, even if they're not paying subscribers. Hooray!
- GaymerX will return to San Francisco for a third convention next year - Diversity in video games is still a messy subject, but it's come a long way (with much, much more to come), especially in acceptance of LGBTQ characters, themes and developers - which is why it was heartbreaking that GaymerX, the only LGBTQ-focused Games convention, was going to end after 2014 due to a lack of funding. Well, no more! Following a successful kickstarter campaign as well as donations from developers, GaymerX has secured funding to return next year.
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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