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Tuesday Game Room: To Boldly Go Edition

I'm a little conflicted this week guys. I think... I think I kinda like the look of the new Star Trek movie game that's out today. I mean, sure, it doesn't look like a AAA, GOTY-contender sort of game, but it looks neat. That aside, there's plenty other video games to talk about in this week's Tuesday Game Room!

What have you been playing this week?

Two big time sinks for me this week - the excellent Injustice (I'm pretty bad at fighting games, but this is the first time I've actually had more than 1 or 2 characters I at least feel decent as!), which I'm really enjoying just for the single player content so far (I'm too scared to go online!), and... ugggh. I hate to admit it, but... this:


I've only got Nylenna here up to like, Level 16 so far, but... little has been done to SWTOR since I left it for better pastures. In fact, I feel like the move to Free 2 Play has made the game even more frustrating (why yes, I would like to pay for UI features that were previously built into the game as standard! That sounds like fun ways to integrate F2P content! More restrictions please!)... yet. Yet. I still get that joyous smile when my smuggler rolls into cover, the Star Wars music kicks into first gear, and there's that undeniable pew pew of Blaster fire ringing out. Or when my sultry Twi'lek voice is crackin' wise, that Solo-esque rogue with a heart of gold. Or when I recuperate health by flicking a credit chit into the air, acing it with a quickdraw blaster shot, before twirling my pistol around and reholstering.

It's not the best MMO, but god dammit, it's a Star Wars MMO, and that will always stir something within my heart.

New Releases!

Nothing in the way of massive releases this week, but there's still quite a few games coming out - let's kick off with Star Trek: The Video Game, the movie-tie in shooter set between JJ Abrams' two Trek movies. As I said in the opening, I'm kinda interested in seeing how this game turns out. It doesn't look like it's a GOTY contender, but hey, it looks fun, it's got the cast from the movie in it, and not sounding like they're as stiff as a plank of wood, then there's co-op - I think I might pick this up during the summer lull if it ends up reviewing decently. Although reviews haven't come out yet, with several sites reporting not having received review codes, which is kind of worrying...


Seems like it's week of the expansion as both Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen and Dead Island: Riptide make their debuts, although it's odd to see one release at a good 'expansion price', and the other at practically a standard retail, despite both being considered as mere 'expansions' rather than full sequels - Dragon's Dogma is cheaper AND comes with the original (and pretty awesome) game though, which is nice.

Also out this week on XBLA and PC is Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, a co-op heist game with an interesting, semi-retro artstyle, and winner of the Grand Prize at the 2010 Independent Games Festival.


Anyone picking up something new this week, or dipping back into your backlog?

And now, the News

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


BREAKING NEWS EDIT: Microsoft and Pizza Hut combine to launch a Kinect-based Pizza delivery app for 360 - It's like Everquest's /pizza, only 8 years later! Make your pizza through the magic of Kinect, then let it be delivered to your door! Just... oh god, I'm so embarrassed to be invested in the Xbox platform right now you guys.

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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