It’s the week before E3, and not many people want to put games out. But that doesn’t meant there aren’t any — the Elder Scrolls go online on consoles, and Lego life, uh, finds a way with the new Jurassic World tie in. Excited for E3? Come talk about it in this week’s Tuesday Game Room!
What have you been playing this week?
I can’t help myself, but the only game I’ve had time for recently is Destiny, so it’s what I’ve been doing. A little bit of the Iron Banner PvP event here, some strikes there, a dash of Prison of Elders... I’m finding myself enjoying it a lot more not just because of the improvements Bungie have made to the game (things that arguably should’ve been in the base game), but mainly because I can’t play it for long enough for the quibbles that used to really bother me to show through. It’s weird to approach a “hardcore” shooter in such a casual manner, but hey, it’s actually working for the better for once.
It’s a light week, given that E3 is next week, but there’s a few games. First up is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited the free to play incarnation of the MMO, on PS4 and Xbox One. Lego Jurassic World is the other heavy hitter of the week, landing on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, 3DS, Vita and Wii U.
Aside from that, there’s a trio of downloadables for Playstation platforms — Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (Vita), Invokers’ Tournament and Hustle Kings (both on PS4) — Kholat lands on PC, and Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure hits the 3DS eShop.
And now, the News
Once again it’s time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- The Uncharted Trilogy is headed to PS4 - Surprise! After Uncharted 4 was delayed into next year, it’s perhaps not surprising that the first three games in Nathan Drake’s globetrotting adventure series are coming to the PS4 in 1080p and 60FPS. No multiplayer, but that’s an easy sacrifice to make to play these games again with shiny extras.
- Destiny’s new expansion leaks - Thanks to our sister site Kotaku, we now know a little more about Destiny’s latest addition. A plus sized $40, disc-based addition, The Taken King will add a new raid, new strikes and missions, and three new subclasses for the trio of guardian types (Gravity Bow!? I need to play a Hunter!). I’m currently in a weird place where I don’t actively hate Destiny as much as I did, so honestly? If there’s a good deal of content in this thing, I’m actually excited.
- Fallout 4 is Next-Gen only - One day soon these announcements will stop being news, but Bethesda have confirmed that the next Fallout game, announced last week, will not head to the Xbox 360 or PS3. It’s about time we started actually treating the new consoles as the new normal, so developers can take better advantage of what they do.
- Mega Man Legacy Collection attempts to preserve classic games for the future - The announcement of a new bundle of retro games is hardly new, but the impetus behind this new collection of Mega Man titles (the first six games in the series) is unique: bundled with a bunch of digital archival information and documents, the intent is to preserve the games in the best possible conditions for play in the future. Games preservation is still in its infancy, but safeguarding the classics that helped build the industry so they can be enjoyed in future generations is a good thing in my books.
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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