This Week In Games: Dry July

Hey! Video games. There are hardly any new ones.

Unless you go to Steam, where the flow of garbage (mixed with a few hidden gems) never ends. Check out what's coming out this week. A couple of interesting games in here actually.

Cosmophony (PC)

What is it? Yes! A musical based shooter thing like Rez. I love games like this! Should you care? Well, this is right up my alley, but it has reviewed well, so check it out. Super keen.

F1 2015 (Xbox One/PS4/PC)

What is it? Hey it's the F1 game. It's always here, always pretty good if you like that kind of thing. Should you care? Sure, why not.

Fragile Ball (PC)

What is it? A super simple physics platform where you move a ball around. Should you care? Looks a bit meh.

Gunpowder (PC)

What is it? A puzzle game with a sweet aesthetic. Should you care? Apparently this is really good, really well made.

Knee Deep (PC)

What is it? A weird noir looking adventure that starts when an actor hangs himself. Should you care? Sure, why not. Been getting good reviews.

Prompt (PC)

What is it? A super super minimalist platformer that's apparently super hard. Should you care? Man, this looks really cool. I could get behind that.

Rocket League (PC)

What is it? A video game where soccer meets driving. Wow. Looks insane. Should you care? Visually, this seems like a corker. Looks really, really well put together.

SMITE (Xbox One)

What is it? It's the accessible, third-person MOBA thing all the kids are talking about. Should you care? Well, I think it's probably a great MOBA to start with, particularly on console. Give it a bash.

Spectra (PC)

What is it? A twitch racer that looks like something out of Tron. Should you care? I like these kinds of games, but it looks visually arresting. Worth a gander.

TIMEframe (PC)

What is it? This is interesting. Explore the a civilisation on the brink of ruin. Time is relative, 10 seconds can feel like an eternity. Should you care? I don't really understand this concept, but it looks well produced and interesting.

Traverser (PC)

What is it? A stealth puzzler by Adult Swim. Should you care? It looks good and has received some positive early press. I think it looks a bit off, but don't let that stop you.

Picking anything up this week? Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments.


    Rocket League is free for all PS4 PS+ subscribers. Looks like an amazing party game and the beta was received exceptionally well. Looking for to some couch sessions with this one.

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      Their previous game, the ridiculously titled Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars (ugh, god that's terrible) was awesome. Difficult at first as you'd expect playing soccer with cars would be, but once you start pulling off goals with confidence it's a hell of a good time, especially with friends.

      Really looking forward to this, was going to be a day 1 purchase for me if it wasn't a PS+ game.

    Is there anything much next month either? I can't think of anything until MGS and Mad Max in September?

      Life is Strange ep 4 and King's Quest will be out sometime this month, but yeah, some gaming downtime after a perfect Batman/The Witcher 3 storm.

      Also the PS4 version of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is pretty imminent. The devs are on the home stretch!

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        Life is Straaaaaange, I want to know what will happennnnnnn!!

        ...better not be lame >:(

      The only thing I have in my calendar so far is Lost Dimension which is a niche game. That being said, there tends to be a lot of "last minute" games that crop up on all the systems so there's still a chance of finding something appealing.

    We need this slow time to play all the games on our piles of shame.

    Red Goddess: Inner World, Skullgirls 2nd Encore and Geometry Wars 3 also release this week.

    In other news, Konami is still awaiting further word on what's going on with Suikoden III in AU/NZ territories but are hoping to hear something this week. So maybe Suikoden III?

    I think the Xbox Live Summer Sale (or whatever it’s called) should be starting tomorrow.

    I can see myself piling even more games onto my ever growing Pile of Shame.

    I only got through Dragon Age: Inquisition this month.

    Halfway through Dying Light at the moment (it’s great), still enjoying the back-end of Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel, I’ve only put a few hours into the Witcher 3, haven’t bought Batman yet, wondering if I’ll ever go back and finish Farcry 3, playing the occasional multiplayer race of Project CARS…. Honestly I don’t think I’ve ever played so many different games concurrently.

    Gotta get it all out of the way before I get swamped by Fallout 4, Forza 6 and Halo 5 (among others) at the end of the year.

    Each to their own and all that, but I don’t see how anyone with an Xbone couldn’t be buried in stuff to play. I don't mind a slightly quiet month (or two).

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      Yep, I will try out Smite and I just bought Arkham Knight and Sunset Overdrive so plenty to keep busy but the X1 pile of shame is starting to grow: Watch Dogs, Far Cry 4, Dark Souls II and Tomb Raider plus I haven't even attempted the campaigns in BF4 or Titanfall. Not to mention all those free games (including Ass Creed IV just the other day) - damn I'm set till MGSV in September!

    This is the month that I decided to turn my ps3 back on, but for F3, F:NV and Dishonored it's worth it.

    Thank god... I can keep plugging away at The Witcher 3 without feeling like I'm missing out on something else new and shiny.

    Prompt looks pretty fun. I've been looking for a tough platformer since Super Meat Boy.

    Might have to start plugging through Witcher 3. Not really excited about much until Fallout 4.

    I believe Episode 4 of Life is Strange goes live on the 8th, that's something to look forward to. Also a bit later on in the month Summer Games Done Quick kicks off.

    Thank God. Plugging away at Witcher 3, still haven't finished GTAV, stopped playing Game of Thrones until all the eps are out, so much of Masterchief Collection left to go, yet to buy Batman, have barely scratched the surface of Dragon Age Inquisition...

    I NEED this downtime.

      It's been several months since I played the Master Chief Collection. Would you say there are still serious connectivity issues and lag with the Multiplayer? Last time I played, I still couldn't find games in certain playlists, in particular BTB and Halo 2 Classic, which happened to be my most anticipated ones :(

        It's... OK. Depends on the time of day, TBH. A lot like Titanfall.

    Nothing for me. Oh well, back to Yoshi's Woolly World!

    Trials expansion! Think it's called Awesome Level Max.

    God of War 3 remaster as well

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