It was a rather melancholy day in the realm of gaming news this Wednesday, with most of the talk of the web leaning toward the unfortunate situation that’s taken place with Depression Quest game developer Zoe Quinn. Don’t know about it? Don’t worry, we’ll be touching on that issue very soon. But until then, let’s talk some gaming, shall we?
Doctor Who makes a cameo in Minecraft 360.
Our Time Lord and savior will making his way to the block-filled escapades of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft this September. All it’ll cost you is $3 and you can have your very own boxy versions of the Twelfth Doctor and his lovely companion Clara. Now Creepers and Daleks can work hand and hand to exterminate the entire Minecraft universe forever! (Not that we want that or anything.)
Bioshock iOS will go live at midnight.
Remember how Bioshock was suppose to release on iOS? Well, that time has come ladies and gentlemen, because you can pick up the game for $14.99 as of midnight Eastern time. So any iPhone or iPad owners who plan on indulging in some touch screen plasmid spewing: would you kindly tell me how this game is? I’m an Android user. (See what I did?)
A Dead Island 2 beta is on the way.
Dead Island 2 is getting a beta in the UK region, as revealed by a Deep Silver press release from earlier today. Anyone who pre-orders Escape from Dead Island– the third-person survival mystery spin-off of the original Dead Island coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360– will receive early access to the game when in comes out God knows when. This is quite swell, especially considering how much we’re looking forward to it. Be sure to keep an eye out for our PAX hands-on this weekend.
Gauntlet release hit with a slight delay.
Warner Bros. Interactive announced that their modern revamp to the Gauntlet series will now be releasing on September 23. Originally slated to release on September 3, Warner Bros. stated that “additional time was needed to fine-tune details in order to bring gamers an even more robust multiplayer experience.” Sounds good enough to me! That just means us dungeon crawlers will have to keep Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition fired up for a little bit longer.
Ubisoft Execs complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
We conclude today’s big happening with another look at the famed ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Getting “dumped on” this time is Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot and Ubisoft EMEA executive director Alain Corre. Sure, it’s quite entertaining watching two of the industries big wigs get drenched with bone-chilling ice water, but the true MVPs of this video were without a doubt the several Ubisoft game characters that joined them for the challenge.
Alright folks, that is your Wednesday in gaming! Make sure you keep it locked here on Nerdist for all of your breaking video game news. Also, to talk about our beloved medium or to just chat on Twitter, I’m only one tweet away: @Malik4play.