It's the calm before the hype-storm in video games, with only a week to go before E3 hits us with a wave of shiny new game announcements. But more on that next week, we've got memory hunters and Neo-Paris to talk about in this week's Tuesday Game Room!
What have you been playing this week?
I've not really been playing many games this week thanks to being busy with studies and other stuff. I started a Gorn captain in Star Trek Online, just to play the new Klingon content, but I think I'll give it a rest before playing more because the 25-50 content is still the same for them as it was the Federation and the Romulans, and I don't think I can play it all again so recently. The I.K.S QeylIS ro' (that's Fist of Kahless for those not fluent in Klingon) is on shore leave for a bit. Apart from that it's been odds and ends - bits of Mass Effect 3, bits of Persona 4 Arena, bits of Fire Emblem... in this currently lull I'm finding it hard to just latch on a game and play it through. I have been watching games though.
Specifically... DOTA 2.
I've been watching Giant Bomb's Brad Shoemaker feed his rampant addiction to Valve's intensely popular MOBA via his Daily Dota livestreams, and even though DOTA 2 is a game I do not want to play at all, I've become oddly enthralled watching it, to the point that I vaguely understand what's going on (although I've come to like the ironic use of #bigplays in that process). All the fun of DOTA with none of the being screamed at for making a mistake!
It's a quiet week in terms of super huge releases, but there's still a few games of note: Gazillion's Marvel Heroes, a Diablo-esque F2P multiplayer superhero brawler, launches this week for PC after a week of early access, and Remember Me, DONTNOD studio's first game, about rogue memory hunter Nilin running around cyberpunky Neo-Paris, hits PC, 360 and PS3. Aside from that you can also pick up a retail copy of Minecraft for Xbox 360 too, about a year after the wildly successful indie darling became even more wildly successful on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Speaking of Rereleases, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition makes its way to all 3 platforms, bundling the base game and all of its DLC into one mahoosive package.
Oh, and this Sunday, the 3DS helps itself to the latest in Tom Nook-based tomfoolery with Animal Crossing: New Leaf!
And now, the News
Once again it's time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- Mortal Kombat's Scorpion joins Injustice: Gods Among Us - Boo-urns. Boo-urns! Not even the teaser sting at the end of the trailer is enough to convince me that this wasn't a complete and utter waste of a DLC slot for this game. If I wanted to play as Scorpion, I'd play MK9, I'd like more DC characters in my DC fighting game, please!
- Want to see The Last Guardian at E3? Not gonna happen, says Sony - I still hold the theory that Team Ico's gorgeous demo from 2009 was never going to come out, and signs of that theory being rocked were quelled earlier when Sony quickly confirmed that the ESA's E3 website got it wrong by mentioning The Last Guardian having a presence there.
- Deus Ex: The Fall gets a teaser, with more details due tomorrow - Although not for me, Human Revolution was really well received, so I'm kinda intrigued to see what the new game looks like. Adam Jensen may not have asked for this, but you guys certainly did.
- Hope is Still Alive: Mirror's Edge 2 might be announced at E3 - I hold a warm place in my heart for the original Mirror's Edge. From its first trailer, it captivated me with its beautiful crisp aesthetic, its thrilling sense of momentum, and its soaring soundtrack (Screw you Portal, this is the best video game song called Still Alive). Despite its flaws, I regard it as one of the finest experiences of the last generation. I could actually break down in tears if all these little signs are true and EA announce Mirror's Edge 2 at E3. I hope they do. And I hope they don't fuck it up.
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!