The Daily Hotness: What summer gaming drought?


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Even today, people talk about the fabled summer gaming drought. I don’t see it, and I haven’t seen it for a few years now. Each of the last five reviews we have done has been above eight out of ten, including today’s review of Rise of the Triad. That’s not even to mention the glut of games provided by the Steam sale. Are you feeling a drought? I’m certainly not.

On Destructoid, the Podtoid crew released a new episode, Tony took a look at a Sonic/Mega Man crossover comic, Foom played the absurdly awesome Savant on Mash Tactics, and so much more happened on this fine day.

Destructoid Original:Podtoid 263: Coconut Milk EnemaImpressions: Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide #10-12Live show: Savant Ascend and Rise of the Triad

Community:Community blogs of 8/1Forum thread of the day: The Board Game thread.I have cancer, but I will be ok

Reviews:Review: Rise of the Triad

Events:Here’s the full QuakeCon livestreaming scheduleSOE reveals Everquest Next, SOE Live streaming now

News:Arkham Origins on Wii U lacks multiplayer, naturallyMetal Gear Solid: VR Missions coming to PSOne classicsDragon Quest Monsters 2 coming to 3DS in JapanBreath of Fire 6 coming next year, you’ll be sad to learnPlatinum is chronicling Wonderful 101 through their blogWii U should expect 20-30 new indie games by the holidaysStreet Fighter X All Capcom is a thingForza 5 developer: ‘Xbox One cloud offers 600% more AI’There’s a code hidden in Pikmin 3, according to MiyamotoNintendo Download: Pikmin 3Square Enix confirms next-gen Tomb Raider in the worksPlayer reputation will actually matter on Xbox OnePolytron ‘working with Sony,’ Fez Mac/Linux ports comingEvery Bethesda and id game is on sale on Steam right nowGrand Theft Auto V has been rated R18+ in AustraliaUbisoft announcing a new next-gen title at gamescomHotline Miami 2, Shadow Warrior playable at PAX PrimeBlizzard’s Titan unlikely to be a subscription-based MMOThe Elder Scrolls Anthology compiles all games plus DLCWolfenstein: The New Order moved back to 2014Pre-purchase Papers Please on SteamDavid Anfossi is the new head of Eidos Montreal studioSleeping Dogs, Papa & Yo, & BioShock are your Daily DealsMicrosoft rolls out Xbox Community Level for ambassadors2K will officially announce XCOM: Enemy Within this monthAll these id Software games are on sale on iOSThe original Oregon Trail was made in just two weeks

Offbeat:Zelda’s ‘Lost Woods’ on accordion, unicycle, & in woodsRhymedown Spectacular: House on the HillThis Mega Man plush Servbot hat is d’awwwwwPossibly the best custom Contra figures ever

Media:This first-person Dark Souls mod is neat but unwieldyPsychonauts, Brutal Legend soundtracks now on BandcampThis Monster Hunter Frontier G PS3/Wii U trailer is greatKillzone Vita’s multiplayer is poisonous and I love it‘Online only’ PS4 title Deep Down gets teaser, infoSavant is a dubstep bullet hell brawler with elevatorsinFamous: Second Son gets a new developer diaryTake On Mars lands on Steam Early AccessJuliet Starling to appear in Killer is Dead