It’s been nearly 3 years, but at last, the second half of Broken Age, the game that kicked off the crowdfunded game development boom, is out this week. Did you back the kickstarter? Are you going to see what all the fuss is about? Come talk shop about all things gaming in the new edition of Tuesday Game Room!
What have you been playing this week?
All the Age of Ultron excitement got to me this week, so thanks to a convenient AoU themed event going on, I dove back into Marvel Heroes 2015 this past weekend, taking the opportunity of an extra experience boost to level up Black Widow, who you can see tearing down the Bifrost on her sweet bike:
(I also preordered the Vision hero to get the Age of Ultron skins because I’m a terrible person but VISION!!)
It’s kind of amazing that Marvel Heroes is basically the best Marvel video game out there even now, with Marvel dominating the entertainment world, but I’m glad for it. It’s fun, great to pick up every once in a while to see what’s going on, and is a nice comic book fix.
It’s another quiet week, but the biggest release is probably Broken Age Act 2 for PC, and Broken Age: The Complete Adventure for PS4 and Vita. Kind of amazing it’s taken this long to get this game out!
PC based Wrasslin’ fans can get to grips with WWE2K15 this week, as well as the State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition remaster (also out on Xbox One). Aside from that, it’s another week of downloadables. PS4 and Xbox One get The Golf Club, while PS4 gets Project Root and Omega Quintet.
And now, the News
Once again it’s time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- Valve and Bethesda implement, and hastily scrap, paid mods for Skyrim - it’s not every week you see a news story break and resolve itself in a matter of days, but PC gamers were thrown into a world of conniptions when Valve announced that Mod makers for Skyrim could now charge users to use their mods. With years of free mods almost coming to define the PC gaming experience, absolute furore ensued, before the decision was made last night to scrap the current paid mod plan and rework it for implementation later down the line. I’m of two minds about this. First off, people should be entitled to earn something for content they create, even Mods. But the way that Valve’s system worked out (Valve and Bethesda got majority cuts out of any sales, leaving the mod makers with a pittance), was not ideal at all. Hopefully when it returns it’ll be a better deal for mod makers and the PC community.
- Total War: Warhammer kicks off a trilogy of fantasy strategy games - We’ve known the blend of Total War and Games Workshop’s fantasy tabletop game has been coming for ages now, so I’ll say only this: HOW IS THIS GAME NOT CALLED TOTAL WARHAMMER.
- Silent Hills is officially dead - Well, this isn’t great. The fallout between Kojima and Konami continues with the official confirmation that the Guillermo Del Toro/Norman Reedus/Kojima continuation of the classic horror franchise is no more, despite the huge excitement following its reveal through the pants-wetting Playable Teaser last year. Man, what is Konami even doing these days? Pachinko machines? After MGS V it looks like they’re pretty much running on fumes for AAA game development.
- Black Ops III has co-op campaigns, Dues Ex-style augments and Titanfall wallrunning - And of course Paint it Black was used for the reveal trailer, because Call of Duty is a master of subtlety in advertising. But hey, a return to co-op campaigns for the first time since World at War? I never bought the bullshit “our single player campaigns are cinematic experiences only one person could truly witness!” excuse, so that’s a welcome return. Also everyone’s a cyborg I guess, and you can customise your single player character to be male or female? Huzzah!
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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