The Week In Video Gaming: 7/1 – 7/7

It’s Friday and that means another look back at the biggest stories coming out of the video game industry this week!

GTA Online Cunning Stunts Announcement

GTA Online is set to get yet more downloadable content, and this time it’s a racing pack titled Cunning Stunts. The new DLC will be a “visually surreal and over-the- top evolution to racing in GTA Online” and people are already drawing comparisons to the cult status Trackmania series. According to Rockstar, “the jumps, gaps, terrain, and obstacles in each Race are tailored to match the attributes of specific vehicle classes, including new Super cars, Sports cars and Motorbikes.” The DLC will launch Tuesday, the 12th of July.

Red Dead Redemption Backwards Compatible

Red Dead Redemption fans not only have a sequel in development to salivate over but they can now enjoy the original game on Xbox One. The GTA-style open-world western is on sale for only $7.50 to Xbox Live Gold Members, while a host of DLC packs are completely free to own right now, including Liars and Cheats and Legends and Killers. There are also a range of Multiplayer and Co-Op packs available for free as well.

Rocket League Collector’s Edition On Sale in North America

If you’ve ever wanted to own a copy of Rocket League then now’s your chance as the Collector’s Edition hits stores in North America. The retail release means you can now own a physical version of a game that has been hugely popular, selling over 5 million units already. Rocket League Collector’s Edition is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and includes all three previous released DLC packs. The game is already available in Europe.

New Overwatch Character to Be Revealed

With Comic-Con around the corner, Overwatch fans may not have to wait long to see the game’s newest hero being unveiled. The new character, set to be a combination of medic and sniper, is rumored to be called Sombra. Developer Blizzard has also been teasing a new weapon ahead of the DLC release which is set to be free to download in the coming weeks.

Pokémon Goes Big

You’d have to be living under a virtual rock this week not to have heard the buzz around Pokémon Go. In Pokémon Go, now available for iOS and Android in North America and Android in Europe, wannabe trainers use the power of their mobile phones to see Pokémon in the real world. Like the Nintendo classic, you create your trainer, pick your starter Pokémon, and head on your way to go capture, train, level up and compete with your Pokémon. An exciting new adventure awaits.