It’s been a long week of games for me, at the craziness that is Gamescom. However, while the hordes have descended once more upon Cologne, I’m kicking back ahead of a flight home this evening, with German dubs of The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother in the background. Yep, I’ve found the German equivalent to E4.
Easily the biggest and most controversial news story to come out of Gamescom was the exclusivity deal announced for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox consoles. As you can imagine, it’s a deal that has had a lot of column inches since Tuesday.
JustTaylorNow thought, “Bad move by Square-Enix. Ignoring your other install base is never good for you, and when it doesn’t sell as planned they will then cut developers.” Meanwhile, jimmy-google said, “I’d still be suprised if it’s anything more than timed. Microsoft has a history of declaring timed exclusives as actual exclusives.”
Just a handful of achievements this week, with people still knee deep in the TLOU multiplayer, amongst plenty of other games. B_Cambo did manage to join Crazy_Del in the TLOU: Remastered platinum club this week, though.
R1MJAW then went and finished off both Jazz: Trump’s Journey and Quell Memento, while pdannysan13 finished and thoroughly enjoyed the Banner Saga on PC.
It wasn’t such a good week for Eldave0 though, as he finished off the easy Doki-Doki Universe, but found it rather boring. The real trouble came when playing Octodad and his PS4 crashed and corrupted the hard drive. Now he’s got to painstakingly re-download everything he had before. A royal pain in the backside.
A inferior race has been busily tapping your latest trophies into his tables, and you can head over to page 2 to view the latest 2014 leaderboards.
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