For some reason, it was a quiet week in the news, almost as if a gargantuan game had been released and everyone was scared the internet would be empty of readers eager for the hottest news. So yes, GTA V is finally with us. Hey, if you're an amazon customer you may have finished it by now thanks to some enthusiastic warehouse staff. Elsewhere we saw a bevvy of new trailers emerge from the Tokyo Game Show. In sadder news, let's not forget to take a moment to remember the passing of the legendary former Nintendo President, Mr. Yamauchi, who died this week aged 85.
Just the four reviews for you this week in the form of the skinny-looking Arma 3, top-down RPG Aarklash: Legacy. Jon also finally got his 3DS-loving mitts around the enjoyable Soul Hackers, while Chris took some time to play the point-and-click Memoria.
Matt and Carl continue to bring you top content from their trip to Gamescom with interviews and previews for the likes of -the thankfully still on form-Batman: Arkham Origins, Wasteland 2, Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved and EverQuest Next. Ahead of our review for GTA V we've got an opening scenes video and a few diary entries detailing our first three days in Los Santos. There's a Sunday Seven too looking at why you need the PS Vita TV device in your life right now. I'm off to the Eurogamer Expo next week, so expect a few hands-on previews from myself along with more Gamescom previews from Matt and Carl for Mad Max and more during the week. If I'm not here, I've probably been nicked for trying to fit a PS4 down my jacket. Maybe I should put a crew together, if only there was a game that could teach me the skills...
- UK Games Charts | 14th September 2013: Kingdom Hearts HD makes a respectable debut.
- Amazon Dispatches GTA V Pre-Orders Early, Rockstar "Investigating": Naughty, naughty, Amazon.
- Battlefield 4 Open Beta Starts October 1st: The COD vs BF campaign ramps up.
- GTA V iFruit Companion App Released: Enabling GTA-ness all day long.
- Rockstar: Don't Install Both GTA V Xbox 360 Discs: We won't miss multi-disc games on the Xbone.
- October Playstation Plus Update: Far Cry 3, Dragon's Dogma, & Tekken X Street Fighter: Going to need a bigger hard-drive?
- The Evil Within TGS Trailer Promises "Pure Survival Horror": Can Japan produce horror gold again?
- Fun GTA V Cheats Hit The Net: But could kill your Trophies and Achievements.
- Diablo III Auction Houses Closing Next Year: Better sell that Staff of Soiling soon then.
- SEGA Buys Atlus: Sonic and Persona?
- SimCity Red Cross DLC Donates 80% To Charity: Well done, now fix the game.
- New EA CEO Promises "Quality Innovation" & Fast Feedback-Led Development: EA hire CEO from within in the end.
- Wii Sports Club Brings Classic Minigames Onto Wii U In HD: For £9 each. Idiots.
- Former Nintendo President Yamauchi Dies At 85: After a 50-year role, he was Mr. Nintendo.
- Battlefield vs. COD: EA Won't Give Up Until They're "Number 1": Better release it first then.
- Maxis Announce SimCity Cities Of Tomorrow Expansion Pack: Or you could burn £30.
- Xbox One Not Designed To Be Stood Up Vertically, Says Microsoft: Not surprising, look at it.
- Monster Hunter Frontier G Coming to the Vita: After years of asking we get an old PC game.
- Gravity Rush 2 Confirmed, But at The Last Guardian's Cost?: Will Sony at least roll the windows down for their long-abandoned pup?
- Arma 3 Review | The Waiting Game: Could be great when they ship the rest of it.
- Aarklash: Legacy Review | Surprisingly Epic Confrontation: Something for the PC-crowd in GTA week.
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Review | Speak To The Devil: Not a Persona-beater, but solid.
- Memoria Review | Back To The Good Old Days: Point and click adventure times.
- Batman: Arkham Origins Preview | The Bombs, The Bounty, And The Bat: Why you might not miss Rocksteady after all.
- Batman: Arkham Origins Interview | Eric Holmes On Stepping Into Rocksteady’s Shoes: Matt chats all things Bats.
- EverQuest Next Preview | Building A New World With Landmark: Should WoW be worried. Yes.
- Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Preview | Magic In Motion: Could be a Kinect hit?
- Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Interview | John Drake On The Music & Motion Scanning: Carl interviews the devs about upcoming Kinect title.
- Opening Scenes | GTA V Gameplay – First 25 Mins: See what you're missing.
- Grand Theft Dealspwn | Day 1 – The Quest For The Dapper Haircut: Read what we got up to on our first day in Los Santos.
- Redshirt Preview | Up The Ziggurat, Lickety-Split: Star Trek meets facebook? What?
- Grand Theft Dealspwn | Day 2 – Beards, & Other Moral Dilemmas: Rifle attachments? Pfft. Facial hair is first priority.
- Wasteland 2 Preview | The Choices We Make: After an age of waiting, how's it looking?
- Wasteland 2 Interview | Brian Fargo On The Fulfilment Of A 20-Year Dream: No pressure then.
- Grand Theft Dealspwn | Day 3 – Fun At The Fare-ground: We're going to review it soon, honest.
- Game Buzz | Episode 47 - Grand Theft Dealspwn: Matt and Carl talk about some new crime game and other news.
- The Sunday Seven: Reasons to be Excited about PS Vita TV: Stop teasing us Japan, we want it now!