You can tell it's a quiet week when a piece of DLC headlines, but hey, it's December! Destiny fans can help themselves' to the game's first batch of new content since release, and every else should be tucking into their backlogs as we gear up for the holidays. What have you been playing? Tell us in Tuesday Game Room!
What have you been playing this week?
I finally hit Level 100 in World of Warcraft, which means it's time to... well, actually shirk all responsibility in terms of starting to learn dungeons (and start Khadgar's legendary questline) and muck about in my garrison doing apexis and stable quests. I can't help it! Now that my Garrison's level 3 I've been having too much fun messing with that rather than actually getting myself sorted for dungeons and Raiding. I mean, I did do the silver proving grounds so I could do heroic dungeons, but still... those follower missions. Must. Do. More.
I guess I'll play The Dark Below tonight. I mean, I did buy the season pass, so I might as well get something out of it... will this be the thing to break me out of my Destiny disappointment? Probably not, but I might as well give it a whirl.
As stated above, the banner release of the week is Destiny: The Dark Below, the game's first 'expansion' pack adding a handful of new quests, strikes and gear, and a new raid. It's available now on PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
The week in general is pretty much digital only. Twin stick shooter Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on PS4, Xbox One and PC, the PS3 version of Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut on Xbox One and PS4, JUJU on PS3, Tennis in your Face on PS4, and the PSOne Classic version of Suikoden II announced at PSX hits the Vita and PS3. Dig into those back catalogues, people, we're pretty much done for 2014!
And now, the News
Once again it's time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- PSX Blowout! - The first Playstation Experience, celebrating the Playstation's 20th Birthday kicked off over the weekend, and there was a slew of news. Uncharted 4 Gameplay (starring Troy Baker as Nathan Drake's brother - THE VOICE ACTING CIRCLE IS NOW COMPLETE) to knock your socks off, game announcements like Suikoden II on PSOne classics, Yakuza Five coming to the west, Free EA Games, and a big bombshell in the - pre-emptively leaked - reveal that Street Fighter V would be exclusively available on PS4 and PC. There was much more news at the show, so click the links to know more!
- Final Fantasy X's HD Remaster is heading to the PS4 - After trolling the PSX audience with the reveal of Final Fantasy VII's... PC port coming to PS4, Square Enix's online webstore accidentally leaked that another Final Fantasy port would be landing on PS4 next year: The recently released remaster of the beloved Final Fantasy X. As someone who didn't dip in before, hooray, but man, 2015 is the year of the Final Fantasy port!
- Paul McCartney's terrible Destiny song gets an equally terrible music video - Oh good lord. The cloying 'Hope for the Future', written by McCartney for Destiny's end credits (luckily the only time you hear it is if you watch the optional credits), has now got a music video, featuring a hologram version of Sir Paul being beamed into the world of Destiny, where the game's guardian characters all sit around him and listen to his song. Just... go watch it.
- The Witcher 3 Gets Delayed to May - Another delay hits the highly anticipated RPG. On the plus side, more polish for the gorgeous looking, intense RPG. On the down side, 3 more months of waiting! Aww.
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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