It’s time to return to Castle Wolfenstein (no, not that Return to Castle Wolfenstein) this week as the surprisingly good Wolfenstein: The New Order gets some more DLC. But that’s not all for this week’s gaming — come tell us what you’ve been playing in this week’s edition of Tuesday Game Room!
What have you been playing this week?
I have a habit of making terrible decisions shortly after good ones. My good decision? Cancelling my FFXIV and WoW subs, knowing I don’t have time to play because of work.
I then proceeded to subscribe to Star Wars: The Old Republic for a month.
I AM A RESPONSIBLE ADULT WHO MAKES RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS.
But yes, I decided to take advantage of the fact that I’m currently swept up in a sea of Star Wars goodness thanks to Force Awakens excitement, and the fact that Bioware are now running a special EXP bonus that basically just lets you do the story content instead of grinding through every quest if you a subscriber. Plus, subbing means you get to avoid the game’s loathsome free to play limitations.
I’m a Jedi cat man swinging lightsabers around and sounding suspiciously like Solid Snake. With no games I want coming out for a while, what terrible decision will I make next? Stay tuned.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC is probably the most notable release of the week, but surprise! There’s also the unveiled-last-week Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition on the same platforms, pairing the open world action game with its two sets of story DLC in one neat package.
Aside from that, it’s a quiet week. Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker comes to 3DS, AirMech Arena, Cosmophony (also crossbuy on PS3 and Vita) and Ether One hit the PS4, and car simulation game Project Cars lands on PC at the end of the week.
And now, the News
Once again it’s time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- Microsoft reveals Hololens, its crazy holographic computer system with Windows 10 - Well, if you were waiting for the Microsoft response to Oculus and Morpheus, here it is. But unlike Sony and Facebook’s VR solutions, Hololens’ connection to gaming is more peripheral (even if the released video did make good use of the recently acquired Minecraft), as Microsoft look set to integrate their computing systems into some minority report style hologram shenanigans. This could be quite interesting!
- Nintendo will restock rare Amiibo, apologises for stock issues - Nintendo’s foray into the toys for life genre has become a huge hit for the company, but with it comes the heavy flak for furore over the toys becoming incredibly hard to find, as third party resellers gobble up what little stock is available and try to sell on for massively inflated prices. It’s taken far too long, but at least the company is acknowledging the problem and doing the best thing: re-releasing more versions of hard to find characters to give people the chance to actually give them money.
- Behold Yooka-Laylee, the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie - GEDDIT, ITS UKULELE/BANJO. Subtle. But rejoice! PlayTonic studios, made up of ex-Rare employees, unveiled their new platforming kickstarter game, a spiritual follow up to the character platformer typified by the likes of Banjo, Kazooie, Spyro and Crash. Don’t worry about it not being funded though: Not only did Yooka-Laylee smash its £175,000 goal, it surpassed its final stretch goal of £1 million in less than 24 hours, making it one of the fastest-pledged games in Kickstarter history.
- Batman Arkham Knight reveals Batgirl DLC - On the one hand, yay for playable Batgirl missions! On the other, it’s DLC that’s part of the absurdly pricey £33 season pass recently unveiled for the game. Presumably, given Barbara Gordon is Oracle in the Arkham games, this story will show her earlier outings as Batgirl, or even perhaps introduce another Batgirl instead. Stephanie Brown Batgirl, please?
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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