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EGM Weekly: August 3, 2013 Edition

Posted on August 3, 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, Sony Online Entertainment reveals EverQuest Next, Microsoft confirms the Xbox One’s GPU will run on over-clocked speeds, Square Enix confirms a next-gen Tomb Raider sequel is in development, Phil Fish cancels Fez II, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Dragon’s Crown, Pikmin 3, and Shadowrun Returns, and gets hands-on time with Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Here’s this week’s best:


Sony Online Entertainment Reveals EverQuest Next, Re-Imagined Norrath

Sony Online Entertainment unveiled the next installment of their flagship MMO series: Everquest Next. READ MORE >>


Microsoft’s Marc Whitten Confirms Xbox One Over-Clocked GPU Speed

Appearing on Larry Hyrb/Major Nelson’s podcast, Xbox One’s chief product officer Marc Whitten confirmed that Microsoft is boosting the console’s GPU speed leading up to launch. READ MORE >>


Blizzard’s Titan ‘Unlikely to be a Subscription-Based MMORPG,’ Says President

Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder provided a short update on the status and direction of their follow up to World of Warcraft, the MMO project codenamed Titan, during an investor call. READ MORE >>


Wolfenstein: The New Order Delayed to 2014

Wolfenstein: The New Order, MachineGames’ alt-history 1960s take on the franchise, has been delayed from its December 2013 launch window into a more nebulous “2014″ launch window, Polygon reports. READ MORE >>


Square Enix Confirms Next-Gen Tomb Raider Sequel

Square Enix CEO for the Americas and Europe Phil Rogers officially confirmed that a sequel for the Tomb Raider reboot is currently “well into development.” READ MORE >>


Cliff Bleszinski Teases New Project

Former Epic Games main man Cliff Bleszinski has released a cropped image of the project that he is currently working on. READ MORE >>


Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Mode Revealed

Batman: Arkham Origins will have a three faction multiplayer mode, but it isn’t being developed by Warner Bros. Montreal. READ MORE >>


First BioShock Infinite DLC Out Today, Future Content to Take Us Back to Rapture

Here’s something you didn’t see coming: Irrational has announced that Bioshock Infinite’s first piece of downloadable content is now available, and that future content will take Booker and Elizabeth to Rapture. READ MORE >>


Kingdom Hearts III Will Conclude the Trilogy’s Story, But Not the Franchise

Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura has promised that Kingdom Hearts III will provide closure to the trilogy’s story, but added that it won’t signal the end of the franchise as a whole. READ MORE >>


Cliff Bleszinski Implores Phil Fish to Return After Canceling Fez II

Phil Fish canceled Fez II this past weekend and walked away from game development. In an open letter posted to his personal Tumblr account, Cliff Bleszinski implores the young designer to return. READ MORE >>


Dragon’s Crown

Our website was infested by a vile dragon’s curse last night, but we’ve vanquished the scaly beast and have our real review of Dragon’s Crown ready to go right now. READ MORE >>


Pikmin 3

It’s been nine years since Nintendo’s tiny, lovable plant people had their last adventure. They’ve finally returned—in HD. Does Pikmin 3 live up to the series’ legacy? Read our review to find out. READ MORE >>


Shadowrun Returns

Was this reboot of the classic Shadowrun franchise worth all those Kickstarter dollars? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>


QuakeCon 2013 Hands-On: Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches

The Brigmore Witches closes out the DLC plan for the first Dishonored game. Is it looking like a worthy sendoff? READ MORE >>


QuakeCon 2013 Hands-On: The Elder Scrolls Online

How is The Elder Scrolls‘ transition from single-player RPG to MMO shaping up? Find out in our QuakeCon 2013 hands-on impressions. READ MORE >>


QuakeCon 2013 Hands-On: Wolfenstein: The New Order

Why let a silly little thing like history get in the way of some good ol’ fashioned first-person Nazi slaughter? READ MORE >>

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