Things have been cooling off this week after an E3 full of surprises and noteworthy stories, but it’s been an important week never the less; a hardware and software giant does a 180 on it’s decisions, exciting new games are showing off what they are made of and new content for the games we already know and love are still around trying to get your attention. Get a comprehensive look at the week’s biggest news stories right here!
Microsoft’s Heart Grows Three Sizes, Xbox One DRM Disappears
Internet, you’ve done it. Your angry shouts of protest (and just plain ‘ol angry shouting) have soothed the savage beast. The Xbox One will no longer require an internet connection to function online (doing away with the once-every-24-hours requirement previously established). In addition to this, you’ll also be able to trade Xbox One games, just like you could with your Xbox 360. No more crummy DRM will exist to hold back your enjoyment of Microsoft’s next-gen console.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Trailer Showcases Zod and Man of Steel Skin
Season one of Injustice’s downloadable roster comes to an end with the reveal of General Zod. Superman’s iconic villain is heading his way after the reveal on Conan last week. For $5, or included with the season pass, you’ll get to play at the Kryptonian war monger starting July 2. The trailer showcases that despite having much of Superman’s powers, he plays differently. Also, unlike Man of Steel, this iteration of Zod definitely can be a little camp and silly, referencing the iconic “Kneel Before Zod!” and sporting a more comic book-esque appearance.
Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep First Five Minutes Filled with Meta Narrative
Gearbox and 2K Games saw fit not to flood us with a glossy trailer to promote the last DLC pack for Borderlands 2, instead, five minutes of straight gameplay. Well, more specifically, the first five minutes of Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep complete with the original vault hunters playing “Bunkers and Badasses” (Dungeons and Dragons in Pandora) with Tina to ease the pain losing Roland (spoilers).
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Revealed, Showcases Co-op Play
Just as sure as we’ll see Madden titiles and Call of Duty iterations on a yearly basis, so too will we see a Dragon Ball Z game as the autumn rolls around. The last couple of entries have left much to be desired, as they stripped away much of the fighting aspect of these fighting games while adding gimmicks, such as quicktime events and Kinect integration. The newest title, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, looks to both go back to fighting basics while throwing a wrench into the mechanics.