Tuesday Game Room: First Light Edition

It's the waning days of Summer and video games are hitting a relative calm before the storm of Autumn releases, but that hasn't stopped this from being an interesting time in the land of video games! Come talk shop about what you've been up to in this week's Tuesday Game Room!

What have you been playing this week?

I've gotten stuck into Diablo III this week, and come out of the fires of Hell... well, surprisingly unscathed.

Tuesday Game Room: First Light Edition

Don't get me wrong, I've had a lot of fun as I've finished the game, Reaper of Souls and started to get stuck into Adventure Mode, but I was incredibly surprised how easy it was. I started off on Hard, something I rarely do in games that aren't the Halo series, and by the time I started the expansion content I was desperate to crank it up to Expert, and even then, I never died during the story - hell, I only used a handful of health potions throughout my run. It wasn't until Adventure Mode's Nephalem Rifts started throwing a few curveballs at the start that I died, and even then it's been rare. Aside from the shocking storytelling (A Blizzard game with problematic writing? Quelle surprise!), it's my only real complaint about the game. Otherwise it's still a fun distraction to see those big yellow numbers flinging about everywhere.

New Releases!

It's pretty quiet this week, but there's a few releases of note. First off is Infamous: First Light, a standalone accompaniment to this year's earlier PS4 exclusive, Second Son, starring the neon-powered Fetch. The big release for retail this week though is the latest american footballing hijinks for the Madden Franchise, with Madden NFL 15 punting its way to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. Joining it at retail though is Metro: Redux, the next-generation HD remaster of the two Metro shooters, out on PS4 and Xbox One as well as the PC. The US also finally gets to see the crossover shenanigans of the Puzzle master and the Ace attorney themselves, in the 3DS release of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Hurrah!

Aside from that, it's a handful of smaller digital releases - we have Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth on PS Vita, Super Time Force Ultra on the PC after a short stint of Xbox exclusivity, OlliOlli on PS4, and Azure Striker Gunvolt on the 3DS eShop.

And now, the News

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 - and don't forget to join us on Steam!