New Releases: Week of January 5, 2014

So you picked up your next-gen console on Black Friday, then got yourself a piece of the newness for Christmas. We’re all muddling through some blah-meh-whatever launch titles with our greedy eyes firmly fixed on Spring, anticipating Titanfall, Watch Dogs, or even Mad Max. I know you’re already sick of the shit you got for Christmas, I’m sick of it too, but with every new week there is new hope for something that will tide us over until the big ones drop.

This week, however, is probably not your week. The best the industry could manage is a free helping of permadeath on the PS4, Raiden hacks his way onto the PC, and a Mid-East loser gets a second lease on life.


Don’t Starve (PS4)

Don’t Starve is a single player survival horror cartoony game that has been free to play on the PC for almost a year now, and will be a free download on the PSN for PS4 players. Don’t get killed by hostiles, don’t forget to eat, and don’t go insane, because death in this game is permanent and levels progress in difficulty. Good luck with that, amigo. Next gen Playstationers can download this freebie starting January 7th.


Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (PC)

Metal Gear’s other protagonist, the oft-maligned Raiden, has been ported to PC in all of his goofy glory. It may look better on the PC, but it’s still Raiden. Wake me up when Snake decides to show up...and get that jaw looked at by a real doctor. Raiden may be a weenie, but he has a pretty cool sword. PC players can download this awesome collection of cutscenes starting January 9th.


Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta (PC)

At last, Steam users will be able to download the almost universally hated episodic Uncharted rip-off, set in the Middle East. Who knows? Maybe they fixed it or something...but don’t count on it. Saudi dev, Semaphore, has also made Unearthed available for iOS, but scrapped plans for XBL and Wii. Expect to not be blown away. Available now for PC.

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