Tuesday Game Room: On A Journey Edition

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There may not be a big-hitter release this week, but there is Journey: one of the PS3’s most beautiful games is coming to the PS4. Will you don your scarf and go on an adventure this week? What else are you playing in the summer lull? Come tell us in this week’s Tuesday Game Room!

What have you been playing this week?

My adventures through The Old Republic continued this week, and I’ve got on to the latest story content in the game’s most recent expansion, Shadow of Revan. It’s... really good? Like, damn, it’s hard to do much with SWTOR’s pre-existing structure but I feel like Shadow of Revan has actually pushed quite a bit in making it feel at least engaging and interesting to interact with in comparison to the otherwise relatively boring Makeb storyline in the prior expansion.


I also learned that at some point in the very near future the Togruta (aka the race of Shaak Ti/Ahsoka Tano/etc) are being added to the game, so I guess I should start thinking about rolling a new character. An Imperial maybe? Something to while the summer days away!

New Releases!

It’s a big week for PSN as Pigeon dating Sim Hatoful Boyfriend hits the PS4 and Vita this week, joined on the digital storefront by Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror, Journey (PS4 only), Tembo The Badass Elephant (also on PC and Xbox One), Nutjitsu (PS4 only), Squares (Vita only), Yasai Ninja (also on PC) and Game of Thrones Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers (also on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PC).

At retail there’s speedy racecars in F1 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One, Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds Overdrive on PS4, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on PS4 and Xbox One, Zombie Army Trilogy on PS4 and Xbox One, and Onechanbara Z2: Chaos on PS4.

And now, the News

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

  • Konami scrubs Hideo Kojima’s name (and company) off the cover of MGS V - The ongoing Kojima/Konami split took another sad turn this week with news that Konami have removed the classic “A Hideo Kojima Game”—a moniker attached to every Metal Gear Solid game Kojima has directed since MGS 2—as well as the logo of Kojima Productions from the cover of the upcoming game. Man, Konami, way to be a dick about this.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II just got a surprise patch - It’s the patch you never knew you wanted! Steam OS and Mac support! 5k Resolution support (!?)! Steam workshop support, including the seminal Lost Content mod that restores the wealth of content removed from the game before release! Achievements! Gamepad support! More things! If you were looking for an excuse to play KOTOR II again, here it is.
  • Arkham Knight PC’s first patch is coming next month - Arkham Knight is a month old now, and its PC version is still so woefully busted you can’t actually buy it. The first major patch, being described as an “interim” patch for forthcoming major fixes, won’t hit until next month, with rumors circulating that the PC version won’t be properly functional until Autumn. What a complete, awful mess.

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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Ravenous Sophovore

I played The Wolf Among Us this weekend. I’d resisted playing because the premise was just a tad offputting, but I’m sorry I waited so long. Better than either season of The Walking Dead, and that’s saying something. Very dark, very mature, and very engaging.

I looked ahead at upcoming releases, and are there really only five more games this year I want? I’d say it’s been kind of a crap year for games, but even if Persona 5 were the only game released this year it’d still be a great year, because more Persona. Getting two Legends of Heroes games and a new Xeno game is also awesome.