It’s Monday folks, so that can only mean one thing, and that is a weekly gaming update. So here it is! Here is all the gaming news, the game releases, and the titles you may have missed out on from last week and the current one, beginning on 16th July. Unfortunately the first in the list of those three only comes if you watch the video that inevitably comes with the update, so you best do that. And here is that video:
Releases this Week
- Dyad (PS3)
- Resident Evil HD Collection (The Darkside Chronicles/The Umbrella Chronicles) (PS3)
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Collection (PC)
- Heroes of Ruin (3DS)
- Modern Warfare 3 – Decommission/Offshore/Vertigo DLC (Xbox 360)
- Mass Effect 3 – Earth DLC (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD (Xbox 360)
- Modern Warfare 3 – Arctic Recon/Vortex/U-turn/Intersection DLC (PS3)
- Ensemble Online (PC)
So which are the ones of that rather meager collection you should be looking out for? When you think that there is absolutely nothing, I’ve got quite a good shot of guessing which will be good right? Well to start with, Dyad looks like it could be a game well worth your buck. A warp speed abstract racing game which sounds like it could be very similar to the successful series WipEout. And that game was great fun, at least the versions I played on PSP were. If Dyad does turn out to be anything similar to that then I’m sure plenty of people will get a good amount of hours out of it, so why not give it a go. As I’m a PC user, I’ll also give Ensemble Online a punt. An MMORTS sandbox with RPG elements, that’s pretty much every element of gaming covered. Being a sandbox, you can pretty much do whatever you like with this game, so go ahead and do so. It probably isn’t the best thing I recommend for PC however…
…because the Steam Summer Sale is on! That’s our PC gamers sorted for a while! Steam have shoved out a whole bunch of absolutely amazing deals, including games like Terraria for under £2, both Trine games for under £5 together, and packs of 5-6 games for under £10! We are talking as little as £1 for some of the games in the packs, so there really is no excuse to run out of games to buy at least until the 23rd July, then I’ll let you off. Considering how weak the last few weeks of releases have been, this is certainly a welcome relief, and Steam have certainly been happy to accept my money!
The Best of Last Week
NCAA Football 13 (PS3, Xbox 360): Whilst american football games are never as popular in Europe as they are in America, this game has still proven to be quite a popular yearly edition. Due to the lack of the sport over here, it’s difficult to gauge how successful this game is, so my view is purely based off of what I see online, but the game is certainly ticking the boxes of the experts who know what they are talking about (supposedly), which is no bad thing. So if you did still want to take my advice and experience some American football, this is a solid game to start on.
Quantum Conundrum (Xbox 360): Portal was a relatively quiet game to begin with that turned out to be a massive hit, and whilst I doubt Quantum Conundrum will have the same tidal wave effect, it certainly has the same idea to it. Playing as a boy attempting to find his uncle in the maze of a laboratory/house you find yourself in, you get to play with dimension and time distortions in order to help yourself progress. Dimensions include things such as fluffy where everything around you becomes a lightweight fluffy toy, which provides a great mechanic to play with. Definitely great fun, and could provide all your puzzlers out there with a way to whittle those hours away.