What could be better to close out the week than even more Zenimax/Oculus legal mud-flinging? This is a legal conflict for the ages. This is gaming news for March 6 through 10. Hard to believe that we're less than two weeks from the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, but it's true. If you're still snapping up any information you can get your hands on, there's yet another trailer this week--this one focused on worlds with colonization potential, or "Golden Worlds."
So we're about a month out from Christmas now and...wait, what? But we've already seen Nier, Mass Effect, Resident Evil, Stories Untold, Kona, with Thimbleweed Park and Yooka-Laylee right around the corner. Oh, and some Zelda game for our console cousins. Not as crazy as some of this news, though: Assassin's Creed abandons the silver screen for the smaller screen, the Up house floats over war-torn France, and Fallout 4 VR is "the most incredible thing you've ever seen in your life." Nier: Automata is by all accounts an excellent game...unless you're playing on PC, where it launched with all sorts of issues.
E3 is next week--this weekend, really. I'm heading down to Los Angeles tomorrow morning and then EA kicks things off Sunday afternoon with the first press conference. Hell, we already got one this week. Saints Row developer Volition unveiled its new game Agents of Mayhem. That, plus The Witness goes 8-bit and The Division adopts a take-no-prisoners attitude towards cheaters.
Today marks the release of Capy's Below, and with that? The end of 2018, at least so far as video games are concerned. Sure, there may be a few smaller Steam releases in the remaining weeks, but I'm drawing the line here. You'll find me playing Exapunks in the corner. Daybreak announced the sci-fi battle royale Planetside Arena this week, Metro Exodus moved its launch date up a week, Blizzard put Heroes of the Storm on death's doorstep, Monster Hunter: World is adding Geralt, and ZeniMax settled its long-running VR lawsuit against Facebook.
Nothing you could possibly be paying attention to except for our weekly round-up of video game news, right? This week we've got Portal recreated for the Apple IIe, the possibility of a new Pillars of Eternity sequel, the Super Mario Odyssey trailer ported into the world of Grand Theft Auto IV, another Overwatch holiday event, and more! This one lacks Colin McComb unfortunately, but does provide a look at Torment's combat. It's turn-based, unlike the real-time-with-pause system used by Infinity Engine games. While we're on the subject of isometric CRPGs and Infinity Engine games: Obsidian's been teasing a new project all week, and it's starting to look like a sequel to Pillars of Eternity.