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Tuesday Game Room: The Morning after the Week before Edition

Hoo boy. What a week for video games, you guys. As we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off from one of the best E3's in recent memory, let's enter this brave new world of Next-Gen consoles and shiny graphics as we mean to go on: Talking about games in Tuesday Game Room!


What have you been playing this week?

Unsurprisingly I've been watching games more than I've played them this last week, with trailer after trailer after gameplay demo coming out of E3. In fact, I'm kind of worried that seeing all these shiny new games that look gorgeous has broken my image of what video games currently look like - I watched a video review for The Last of Us, for example, after having watched nothing but E3 stuff for a few days. Don't get me wrong, The Last of Us is an incredible, gorgeous looking game, but I couldn't help it: The first thought that popped into my head was 'Sheesh, this looks bad.' - before being horrified that I'd even think that!

I'm sure it'll wear off soon and I'll be re-accustomed to the current gen for the rest of this year, but for now I'm stuck in the haze of what gorgeous looking games we've got to look forward to. Anyone else get this sort of disconnect after seeing new-generation graphics?


New Releases!

It might be a very light week in the aftermath of E3, but that doesn't mean there's not cool stuff coming out this week. In fact, the coolest idea comes from the place you'd least expect: Nintendo begin to embrace the digital future by releasing the download version of (ridiculously titled) New Super Luigi U, the mini-expansion to last year's (also ridiculously titled) New Super Mario Bros. U starring everyone's favourite second brother, Luigi! What's cool about this is that Nintendo are releasing NSLU digitally almost a full 2 months ahead of its physical retail release, and $10 cheaper to boot. A potential sign to the future of games distribution in an ever-online world? Maybe, but seriously - who thought it'd be Nintendo of the big three to lead the vanguard with this?


Else where, the Vita gets a shot in the arm with the release of The Jak and Daxter Collection. That's pretty much it though.

And now, the News

It's a bit light on the news front after the last weeks news dump of glorious E3 info, but once again it's time for a 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!

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