Previously on This Week in Gaming…

Are you upset that you missed This Week In Gaming? It’s okay. We are too. But we forgive you. Here’s the rundown of what you missed on September 2nd’s episode.

PLAYSTATION VR

[image: The Playstation VR Headset]
As of September 1, the Playstation VR is available for $399 and includes the VR headset and camera. Worth it?

PLAYSTATION PLUS GAMES: SEPTEMBER

On September 4th, these games will become available for download:

PS4: Infamous Second Son, Strike Vector Ex, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (VR)

PS3: Truck Racer, Handball 2016 (they sound super fun!)

Vita: We Are Doomed, Hatoful Boyfriend

[image: The beautiful pigeon from Hatoful Boyfriend]
XBOX ONE’S LAST HURRAH:

[image: The original Xbox One and its controller]
[image: The white Xbox One S and its controller]
[image: the Xbox One X, slim, black and matte]
The original launch version of the Xbox One will no longer be available. On November 7th, the Xbox One S and Xbox One X officially launch – the S being a slimmer, fancier-looking version of the original Xbox One. If you still have your original Xbox One, hold onto that – you don’t know how much it’ll be worth to someone out there once they’re officially no longer available.

CREATION CLUB:

[image: A new backpack, available content from Bethesda’s Creation Club]
The not-quite-DLC, not-quite-mod system, Bethesda’s Creation Club, launched for Fallout 4 on all platforms Tuesday, August 29th. You purchase ‘credits’ with your real human money, and use those credits to buy things on the Club “store”. Like the Chinese Stealth Armor from Fallout 3’s Anchorage DLC, the Enclave Hellfire Power Armor from Fallout 3, and even a few paint jobs for your Pip-Boy and a backpack! Creation Club on Skyrim should be launching sometime in September. We will be sure to check out exactly how this system works and let you know what we think of it.

OVERWATCH: DEATHMATCH

[image: Developer Update: Deathmatch]
Overwatch had a patch (2.18) this past Tuesday that gave us two new play modes: Deathmatch, and Team Deathmatch. It also brought a new map to play just for Deathmatch: Chateau Guillard, Widowmaker’s family estate. Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch are both playable on some altered forms of some existing maps.

POKEMON SUN & MOON

[image: fanart of Marshadow by Greggi Leaño, Goyong on deviantART]
Visit a participating Gamestop in your area somewhere between October 9th and October 23rd to pick up your free code for the mythical Pokemon, Marshadow! The ghost/fighting type comes at level 50 and comes with a pretty cool move set.

POKEMON GO

The legendary dog trio are now available! Kind of. They’re available in these regions until September 30th, when they will, assumedly, move around until October 31st, when they disappear from the game.

Entei: Europe and Africa

Suicune: Asia-Pacific Region

Raikou: North and South America

GAMES DONE QUICK DOES IT AGAIN

[image: The Harvey Relief Done Quick banner from Games Done Quick’s charity event]
Games Done Quick, known for speedrunning games like Dark Souls, Doom, and various Legend of Zelda games, has chosen to begin Harvey Relief Done Quick for those affected by Hurricane Harvey this past week. Over 30,000 people have been displaced by Harvey, with at least 40 deaths caused by its havoc. Games Done Quick is raising money for the Houston Food Bank, and you can watch their Twitch stream here. It runs until tonight, Sunday, September 3rd at 8PM EST. At the time of this posting, they have raised over $160,000.

SONIC FORCES

Sonic Forces, the highly anticipated 2D/3D Sonic adventure with a Create Your Character feature, finally releases November 7th. We’re super excited.

CRYSTAL PS4 CONTROLLERS

[image: Three new PS4 dualshock 4 controllers: Blue Crystal, Crystal, Red Crystal]
Sony is releasing three different colored “translucent” PS4 dualshock 4 controllers to be available at three different stores – Crystal (Gamestop, Blue Crystal (Walmart), and Red Crystal (Best Buy) exclusively. They’re only available right now in the US and Canada, and they’ll cost you $64.99, which, if we’re being honest, isn’t that bad. They’re pretty sweet looking.

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