Get ready to whack Ghandi in the face with some goddamn culture this week, guys - there's video games coming out again! Good Ones! Well, one. But it's it's a great one, on this week's Tuesday Game Room!

What have you been playing this week?

I've had a bit of a rough week thanks to some family business, so the only real gaming I've done has been in WoW. I'd cancelled my subscription a while ago, but discovered I still had some time left before it expired, so I hopped back in to Azeroth and rolled up Telsandre, a Night Elf Hunter. WoW is a game I can get lost in when I don't want to think about real world things, as familiar and comforting as a warm pair of slippers on a cool winters eve, and I've been really thankful for it lately in taking my mind off of things going on around me. I'll probably resub for a few months again, just to try out the raid content I missed out on and get ready to smash Garrosh Hellscream in his annoying chops during the Siege of Orgrimmar that's coming up soon. Also, Midsummer Festival Fireworks! Always nice to watch Stormwind's sky light up for July 4th, even as a non-yankeedoodle (I suppose the Alliance has some sort of Independence Day alternative at some point in their history, too!).

Oh, and I also played 400 Days, the special add-on for The Walking Dead game (because what do you need from games after an emotional week? Why, crushing depression of course!). I really liked it, and if you want to know some spoilery thoughts on it, check out my post here.


New Releases!

*Gasp* A video game! A few actually, but the biggie for this week is the latest expansion for Civilisation V, Brave New World which adds a bunch of cultural and tourist based elements to the game for players to achieve peaceful victories with. And Maria I of Portugal! On consoles, you can throw around some handegg with the latest college football title NCAA Football 14, or on PS3 only enjoy Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection 1987-2012 which gathers a veritable boatload of Metal Gear games (MG1 and 2, MGS1-4, Peace Walker and the VR missions) in one package, in time for whenever the hell Metal Gear Solid V is coming out.


And now, the News

Once again it's time for a (slightly extended!) few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:


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 us on Steam!