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EGM Weekly: August 23, 2013 Edition

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Posted on August 24, 2013 AT 12:00pm

 

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

This week, our news cup runneth over courtesy of Gamescom 2013. Some of the highlights? Well, Sony announced the PS4′s release date—November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe—the XCOM: Enemy Within expansion was officially announced, David Cage revealed Beyond: Two Souls’ co-op multiplayer, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Madden NFL 25, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and Disney Infinity, and gets hands-on time with a whole bunch of games during Gamescom—including Titanfall and inFamous: Second Son.

Here’s this week’s best:

NEWS

Publisher Deep Silver Intends to ‘Absolutely Continue’ Making Metro Games

Deep Silver will “absolutely continue” the Metro franchise beyond the recent sequel, Last Light, the company’s CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz told Joystiq during Gamescom. READ MORE >>

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Ryse: Son of Rome Multiplayer Will Contain Microtransactions

Xbox One launch title and exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome will contain microtransactions in its multiplayer, Videogamer reports. READ MORE >>

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PlayStation 3-to-PlayStation 4 Upgrade Fee to be Decided by Publishers

The price of a PlayStation 3 game to PlayStation 4 upgrade will be decided by the publisher, according to Sony. READ MORE >>

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The Wonderful 101 Originally Designed with ‘All-Star Cast of Nintendo Characters’

Talking to Videogamer, The Wonderful 101 director Hideki Kamiya revealed that the initial ideas for the game involved having “an all-star cast of Nintendo characters.” READ MORE >>

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Killzone: Shadow Fall Multiplayer Will Receive Additional Maps as Free DLC

A post on the official Killzone website details Shadow Fall‘s multiplayer, which was showcased during Sony’s Gamescom press conference. READ MORE >>

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Beyond: Two Souls Has Co-op Multiplayer and Companion App

Beyond: Two Souls is getting co-op multiplayer and a companion app, which turns tablets into controllers, Quantic Dream founder David Cage revealed at Gamescom. READ MORE >>

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The Elder Scrolls Online Requires a Subscription

Zenimax Online has finally confirmed the payment model that The Elder Scrolls Online will use, and you’re going to have to fork over a subscription fee if you want to play. READ MORE >>

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown ‘Enemy Within’ Expansion Coming November

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be getting its first expansion, titled Enemy Within, this November, 2K announced. READ MORE >>

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Sony Announces Slew of PS4 Indie Exclusives, Including Rogue Legacy, More

During their Gamescom press conference, Sony announced a slew of indie titles that will be coming to the PS4 and PS Vita in 2014. READ MORE >>

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Xbox One: Killer Instinct Pricing Announced

Microsoft has detailed the full pricing structure of its free-to-play Xbox One exclusive launch title Killer Instinct. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

Madden NFL 25

Does this year’s installment—and 25th-anniversary edition— of Madden run up the middle for the touchdown? Or does it get tackled from behind? Read our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Does The Bureau: XCOM Declassified soar higher than a UFO above New Mexico? Or should 2K Marin’s XCOM origin story have stayed classified? Read our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Disney Infinity

Does Disney Infinity successfully bring together the company’s various properties into a virtual toy box to tickle the child in us all? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

EGM DoubleTake: inFamous Second Son

Josh and Ray get hands-on with the DualShock 4 and inFamous: Second Son in their latest EGM DoubleTake. READ MORE >>

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EGM DoubleTake: South Park: The Stick of Truth

Ray and Josh chat up their hands-on time with South Park: The Stick of Truth in another Gamescom edition of EGM DoubleTake. READ MORE >>

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Hands-ON: EA Sports UFC

Though only at a pre-alpha stage of development, hands-on time with EA Sports UFC strongly indicates a very promising fighter awaits us in nine months. READ MORE >>

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Preview: Fable Legends

Ray returns to Albion in his preview of Fable Legends, a prequel set during the “Age of Heroes.” READ MORE >>

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Hands-On: Kinect Sports Rivals

Ray gets hands-on…Hands-Off? Hands-free. Ray plays Kinect Sports Rivals, previews the latest installment of Rare’s Kinect series. There we go. READ MORE >>

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Hands-On: Call of Duty: Ghosts Blitz Multiplayer Mode

Ray tries his hand at a new Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer mode called Blitz, as well as new map “Chasm.” READ MORE >>

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EGM DoubleTake: Titanfall

Josh and Ray take turns getting picked up and put into robot bellies in their hands-on DoubleTake of Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall. READ MORE >>

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EGM DoubleTake: Fighter Within

Josh and Ray get hands-free with Ubisoft’s Kinect-based battler, Fighter Within. READ MORE >>

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EGM DoubleTake: The Crew

Ray and Josh spend some time behind the wheel of Ubisoft’s The Crew in their latest Gamescom 2013 DoubleTake. READ MORE >>

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Hands-On: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Ray finally gets to play Black Flag himself in this, our first hands-on preview of the pirate-centric new Assassin’s Creed. READ MORE >>

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