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Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days.

2K Games re-revealed their XCOM shooter—now known as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, global president Satoru Iwata took over as Nintendo of America CEO, Major Nelson announced the next Xbox will be revealed May 21, and Ray Carsillo reviews Dead Island: Riptide this week.

Here’s this week’s best:

NEWS

XCOM FPS Reborn as Third-Person Shooter The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Developer 2K Marin and publisher 2K Games have re-revealed the game that originally debuted as an XCOM FPS, now a third-person shooter titled The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. READ MORE >>

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Tesco Outs Call of Duty: Ghosts, Box Art Revealed

It appears that earlier rumors were true as U.K. retailer Tesco has put up a listing for Call of Duty: Ghosts alongside some box art for the game. READ MORE >>

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Satoru Iwata Becomes Nintendo of America CEO

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is expanding his job responsibilities by taking over as Nintendo of America CEO. READ MORE >>

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Nintendo Will Not Hold a Large Scale Press Conference at E3 2013

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that the company will not be holding a large scale press conference at this year’s E3 in June. READ MORE >>

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RUMOR: Battlefield 4 Promotional Material Reveals Release Date, Details Premium Bonuses and More

EB Games promotional material has revealed the release date of Battlefield 4, detailed some of the game’s Premium subscription bonuses, and confirmed a return for Commander Mode. READ MORE >>

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Xbox Reveal Happening May 21

The next Xbox console will get its big reveal May 21, Microsoft’s Major Nelson confirmed and announced today. READ MORE >>

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Nordic Games Grabs Substantial Chunk of Remaining THQ IP

Nordic Games, publishers of Painkiller HD and Singstar, have snatched up a sizable chunk of THQ’s second bankruptcy auction lots. READ MORE >>

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Deep Silver Announces Free Saints Row IV ‘Commander in Chief Edition’ Pre-Order Bonuses

Deep Silver announced today the Saints Row IV: Commander in Chief Edition, a free upgrade for players who pre-order the upcoming outrageous open-world game. READ MORE >>

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Capcom Not Canceling Any Already Announced Games

When Capcom announced they had cut their predicted profits for 2012 by over 50%, the company also revealed that “work in progress” games were being “strictly re-evaluated for business restricting.” READ MORE >>

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Ratchet & Clank Movie Announced, First Trailer Released

Insomniac Games has announced that Ratchet & Clank are heading to the big screen in 2015. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

Dead Island: Riptide

Does Dead Island: Riptide sink or swim? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall

Does this DLC live up to Dishonored’s main tale or should this be a forgotten chapter in Dunwall’s story? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

The content added to Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen over the original Dragon’s Dogma might not be enough for previous players to be able to justify buying the game for a second time. For those who missed out on Dragon’s Dogma the first time around, however, this is a great way to finally give the game a shot. READ MORE >>
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Pandora’s Tower

Can this final title in “Operation Rainfall” deliver a heaping helping of JRPG goodness? Or should it be shipped back overseas, its head hung in shame? Check out our review of Pandora’s Tower to find out. READ MORE >>
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Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington – Episode 3

Will this stunning alternate-universe Assassin’s Creed story reach a fitting conclusion, or will it just be a waste of space on your hard drive? Check out the EGM review to find out. READ MORE >>
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Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine

Does this top-down homage to heist movies bring the Heat, or is it only Keyser So-so? Read our review to find out. READ MORE >>
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God Mode

Can a light-hearted, comedic outlook help God Mode rise above more serious big-budget shooters? Find out in our review. READ MORE >>
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Poker Night 2

Does Poker Night 2 have what it takes to win you over, or is this crossover cardster a flop? Find out in our review. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

Weekend Play: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

EGM’s Weekend Play is a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you’ve been playing. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

First Look: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

2K Games finally re-revealed their XCOM shooter, which is now called The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

EGM DoubleTaste: Xbox Pizza App

EGM’s Ray Carsillo and Chris Holzworth brave the Xbox 360 Pizza Hut app. READ MORE >>

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Reader Response: Which Is More Important, Graphics or Gameplay?

An age old gaming question, but what are your thoughts on it? Is it acceptable to have sub-par gameplay if it looks pretty in motion or is a solid foundation more important?. READ MORE >>

EGM Weekly: April 27, 2013 Edition

By | 04/27/2013 05:03 PM PT

News

 

Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days.

2K Games re-revealed their XCOM shooter—now known as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, global president Satoru Iwata took over as Nintendo of America CEO, Major Nelson announced the next Xbox will be revealed May 21, and Ray Carsillo reviews Dead Island: Riptide this week.

Here’s this week’s best:

NEWS

XCOM FPS Reborn as Third-Person Shooter The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Developer 2K Marin and publisher 2K Games have re-revealed the game that originally debuted as an XCOM FPS, now a third-person shooter titled The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Tesco Outs Call of Duty: Ghosts, Box Art Revealed

It appears that earlier rumors were true as U.K. retailer Tesco has put up a listing for Call of Duty: Ghosts alongside some box art for the game. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Satoru Iwata Becomes Nintendo of America CEO

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is expanding his job responsibilities by taking over as Nintendo of America CEO. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Nintendo Will Not Hold a Large Scale Press Conference at E3 2013

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that the company will not be holding a large scale press conference at this year’s E3 in June. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

RUMOR: Battlefield 4 Promotional Material Reveals Release Date, Details Premium Bonuses and More

EB Games promotional material has revealed the release date of Battlefield 4, detailed some of the game’s Premium subscription bonuses, and confirmed a return for Commander Mode. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Xbox Reveal Happening May 21

The next Xbox console will get its big reveal May 21, Microsoft’s Major Nelson confirmed and announced today. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Nordic Games Grabs Substantial Chunk of Remaining THQ IP

Nordic Games, publishers of Painkiller HD and Singstar, have snatched up a sizable chunk of THQ’s second bankruptcy auction lots. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Deep Silver Announces Free Saints Row IV ‘Commander in Chief Edition’ Pre-Order Bonuses

Deep Silver announced today the Saints Row IV: Commander in Chief Edition, a free upgrade for players who pre-order the upcoming outrageous open-world game. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Capcom Not Canceling Any Already Announced Games

When Capcom announced they had cut their predicted profits for 2012 by over 50%, the company also revealed that “work in progress” games were being “strictly re-evaluated for business restricting.” READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Ratchet & Clank Movie Announced, First Trailer Released

Insomniac Games has announced that Ratchet & Clank are heading to the big screen in 2015. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

Dead Island: Riptide

Does Dead Island: Riptide sink or swim? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall

Does this DLC live up to Dishonored’s main tale or should this be a forgotten chapter in Dunwall’s story? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

The content added to Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen over the original Dragon’s Dogma might not be enough for previous players to be able to justify buying the game for a second time. For those who missed out on Dragon’s Dogma the first time around, however, this is a great way to finally give the game a shot. READ MORE >>
———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Pandora’s Tower

Can this final title in “Operation Rainfall” deliver a heaping helping of JRPG goodness? Or should it be shipped back overseas, its head hung in shame? Check out our review of Pandora’s Tower to find out. READ MORE >>
———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington – Episode 3

Will this stunning alternate-universe Assassin’s Creed story reach a fitting conclusion, or will it just be a waste of space on your hard drive? Check out the EGM review to find out. READ MORE >>
———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine

Does this top-down homage to heist movies bring the Heat, or is it only Keyser So-so? Read our review to find out. READ MORE >>
———————————————————————————————————————————————————

God Mode

Can a light-hearted, comedic outlook help God Mode rise above more serious big-budget shooters? Find out in our review. READ MORE >>
———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Poker Night 2

Does Poker Night 2 have what it takes to win you over, or is this crossover cardster a flop? Find out in our review. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

Weekend Play: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

EGM’s Weekend Play is a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you’ve been playing. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

First Look: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

2K Games finally re-revealed their XCOM shooter, which is now called The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

EGM DoubleTaste: Xbox Pizza App

EGM’s Ray Carsillo and Chris Holzworth brave the Xbox 360 Pizza Hut app. READ MORE >>

———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Reader Response: Which Is More Important, Graphics or Gameplay?

An age old gaming question, but what are your thoughts on it? Is it acceptable to have sub-par gameplay if it looks pretty in motion or is a solid foundation more important?. READ MORE >>

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