A sequel nearly 2 decades in the making—yes, classic adventure game Kings Quest is back this week, as an episodic adventure series (because honestly that’s basically how all adventure games exist now)! Are you going to check it out? Playing anything else this week? Tell us in the latest edition of Tuesday Game Room!
What have you been playing this week?
Aside from my usual The Old Republic shenanigans, last week I did something that frankly even I didn’t expect to do until I actually did: I purchased an Xbox One.
It was mainly due to repeated nattering from a friend about how the Master Chief Collection was no longer too horrifyingly busted and actually fun to play, as well as a certain yearning to rekindle my love for the franchise that I felt slowly slipping away from me after Bungie moved on (I like Halo 4, but not particularly as a Halo game, weirdly). A chance to get a bundle on the cheap lead to me finally making the plunge, and while I still have deep reservations about the Xbox One (a couple years on the Dualshock 4 have rendered me practically apoplectic at the latest iteration of the Xbox controller—which is bizarre considering I loved the 360 gamepad—and the OS is totally dreadful and unintuitive—which is at least getting fixed with a major rehaul soon), the damn thing plays some good Halo.
And honestly, that’s kind of all I want.
Legend of Kay Anniversary Edition comes to PC, PS4 and Wii U, joined by adventure gaming in the form of Life is Strange Episode 4 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 36o, Xbox One and PC, and of course King’s Quest: A Knight To Remember Episode One lands on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Aside from that, it’s a veritable Sony platform extravaganza once more this week.
All available on PSN this week are Lost Dimension (PS3 and Vita), The Swindle (PS3, PS4 and Vita), Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment (PS4), N++ (PS4), Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition (PS4) and Velocibox (PS4, Vita).
And now, the News
Once again it’s time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- You really, really can’t get another one of those ridiculously neat Fallout 4 Pip Boys - Seriously, remember that Pip Boy that you can slot your phone into and use as an actual Pip Boy in Fallout 4? Well, it was cool but literally every one made has been preordered as part of Fallout 4’s collectors edition—so many even Bethesda’s manufacturer had to tell them that they couldn’t produce any more for them. Expect a hozillion to appear for jacked up prices on eBay shortly after the game’s released.
- Dragon Quest 11 announced for PS4, 3DS... and the NX? - A new Dragon Quest title isn’t really surprising (after all, this is the series that once had Japanese businesses and schools begging for new entries to release on weekends to avoid people skipping class and work to play!), but the fact that Dragon Quest 11, as well as a port of the MMO Dragon Quest 10, is the first game to ever be announced for Nintendo’s mysterious successor to the Wii U? That is surprising.
- The Street Fighter V Beta is actually a beta, and broken - Most betas we get to play these days are carefully curated, server-stressing demos rather than actual betas—they’re quite polished. Not Street Fighter V’s, which practically exploded last week when it went live, necessitating Capcom to actually bring it down indefinitely until it’s in a playable form for gamers to test. Frustrating, but hey: at least you actually know it’s a work in progress.
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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