Face it: this week in gaming is going to do some damage on everyone’s bank account. Dragon Age: Inquisition, LittleBigPlanet 3, Grand Theft Auto V Remastered, Far Cry 4, and Super Smash Bros. Wii U are just several to be named in this week’s avalanche of releases. There are so many games coming out this week, the words of the prolific Kimberly Wilkins have never rang more true:
In today’s Gaming Daily, we’re bidding a final farewell to G4 TV, revisiting some recently released titles that just got updated, and checking out some of the marks for games that are coming in with the rest of the fun-storm of this week. Sit back, take a deep breath, and let’s get a little health up in your life bar with the today’s developments.
Farewell, G4 television!
G4 TV has been “not the same” for a couple of years now, after production of some of its key programming– shows like X-Play and Attack of the Show– was abruptly halted. NBC Universal has finally pulled the plug on the channel altogether, which wasp previously showing reruns of the old G4 programming we use to love. G4 was one of the first video game establishments to hit television and paved the way for a lot of the video game news outlets that you see today.
This bums me out, as I was a fan of the channel back during the earlier Tech TV days. We knew this was inevitable, but it’s definitely a shame to see this all finally set in stone, especially during such a huge week in gaming. This also means that all of those Cheaters, Cops, and Ninja Warriors episodes will have to find somewhere else to run, which I’m sure someone is out there shedding a tear over. Someone…
[HT: NBC Universal]
Destiny receives some much needed fixes.
Bungie may be hard at work getting ready for their big Dark World expansion next month, but that isn’t stopping them from keeping their game nice and functional with plenty of patches and fixes. The latest update, version 1.0.3, brings the long awaited voice option which allows players to chat with in-game team members who are outside of their fireteam. Bungie is also buffing up the frequency of public events, as well as implemented a new rules set for the soon to go live, second iteration of the Iron Banner. For a look at the full list of changes coming in the update, feel free to check them out right here.
Grand Theft Auto V gets rave reviews, again.
There are several people who are quickly tuning out the option of buying Grand Theft Auto V for the PS4 or Xbox One, simply because they picked it up last year and see no reason to drop another $60 on essentially the same game. But is it really the same game? I touched on the plethora of awesome additions that were made to sway folks to give the game a second whirl earlier, but for anyone who needs more insight on whether or not the dive is worth taking, here’s a look at some of the critiques from around the web:
That about wraps it for Monday’s Gaming Daily. Always keep it parked here on Nerdist for all of the juicy video game developments, and to chat about our beloved medium, I’m only one tweet away: @Malik4play.