If you thought last week was bad, well, we've got an even lighter week ahead of us as all things gaming wrap up for the holidays. But it's time to dig into that back catalogue you've been saving for now! Tell us what you'll be jumping into before Christmas in this week's Tuesday Game Room!

What have you been playing this week?

I did it. I made the terrible mistake of playing Destiny's new DLC.

Shame on me for buying the season pass when the game came out in the first place, but man, they're charging £20 for that? The missions (which have 'improved design' over the ones in the main game, i.e, they took out the bit where you hold square to get Ghost to do something - Peter Dinklage very obviously in absentia throughout) take about 45 minutes to do, the very little new gear they added is kept behind layer after layer of grinding nonsense, it's just... ugh. Cheap, awful, bolstered by gross attempts to force people into buying it (gear drops from matchmade strikes got removed from everything but the new DLC-only strike playlist).

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And I'll probably play the next DLC whenever that's out too, thanks to this Season Pass. Balls.

New Releases!

The new releases section has steadily gotten shorter and shorter as the year's progressed, and it's at its slimmest yet this week. It gets even slimmer next week, somehow!

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Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, the latest gorgeous-looking anime fighter from Arc System Works hits PS3 and PS4, while Loadout lands on PS4. Tetris Ultimate (because we need more Tetris, apparently) arrives on the Xbox One and PS4, while Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD comes to Vita. Finally, the Wii U eShop gets Meme Run, while the 3DS version sees the release of Toys vs. Monsters. That's all there is!

And now, the News

Once again it's time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:

  • Microsoft will publish Rise of the Tomb Raider, not Square-Enix - almost like it was timed to come off the news of Sony tying up with Capcom for Street Fighter V, Microsoft revealed that they're not just helping with co-marketing and exclusivity deals for the new Tomb Raider game, but they're actually publishing it as well, a move that leaves the chances of it coming to other platforms even less likely. If this is the future of Console gaming, where third party multiplatform series are divvied up as exclusive 'gets', then blergh. This shit is gross regardless of whether it's Microsoft or Sony doing it.
  • For the first time ever, FFXV footage with English Voice Actors - Holy shit, it's like they think Final Fantasy XV is an actual game that will come out or something! The TGS trailer still looks amazing regardless of the dub (I quite like it, including Prompto's annoying exuberance). Also, I need the soundtrack to this game in my life right now please thank you.
  • DmC and Devil May Cry 4 are your latest last-gen remasters - Oh, DmC. I know hardcore Devil May Cry fans hated you, but you were so good! You deserved better, and hopefully you'll get it in this shiny new version for PS4 and Xbox One, complete with balance changes and all sort of 1080p/60FPS loveliness. For everyone else, DMC4 is getting the treatment too. Character Action for everyone!
  • GTA's Online Heists are also pretending they're actually going to happen with a new trailer - What a week for video games that think they're actually releasing, but yes, Rockstar have finally released footage of GTA V's long awaited online heist mode, which sees players ganging up to perform various outlandish robberies akin to those seen in the main game. Still no release date though.

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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