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EGM Weekly: December 14, 2013 Edition

Posted on December 14, 2013 AT 09:00am

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

This week, Ubisoft confirms that Rainbow Six: Patriots was rebooted, Capcom announced Dead Rising 3 DLC, Namco Bandai reveals the next Tales of game: Tales of Zestiria, Cliff Bleszinski implies his next project might be an Unreal Tournament–style arena shooter, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes gets dated, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Peggle 2, Rocksmith 2014 Edition, and BandFuse: Rock Legends, plus we preview Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, offer commentary on how to fix VGX, and pit Rocksmith and BandFuse against each other in a head-to-head DoubleTake.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

Rainbow 6: Patriots Development Was Rebooted, Ubisoft Confirms

Ubisoft has confirmed that development on Rainbow 6: Patriots has been rebooted.READ MORE

First Dead Rising 3 DLC Has You Searching for the President

Capcom has announced that Dead Rising 3‘s first add-on, “Operation Broken Eagle,” will task players with attempting to find the President of the United States. READ MORE

Namco Bandai Unveils Tales Of Zestiria for PlayStation 3

In commemoration of the Tales of series’ 20 year anniversary, Namco Bandai held a special NicoNico live stream to announce the latest entry into the series, Tales of Zestiria. READ MORE

Report: Casting Calls and Scripts Confirm Fallout 4, Boston Setting

While teaser website turned out to be a hoax, Fallout 4 and its Boston setting are very much real, Kotaku reports. READ MORE

Cliff Bleszinski Possibly Working on Unreal Tournament–Style Arena Shooter for PC

Cliff Bleszinski’s first post-Epic project may be an Unreal Tournament–style arena shooter, the designer indicated while guesting on Kevin Pereira’s Pointless podcast.READ MORE

The Order: 1886 Will Emphasize Melee Combat, Gameplay Variety

New gameplay details have emerged about Ready At Dawn’s PS4-exclusive, The Order: 1886, including the news that the game will place an emphasis on melee combat. READ MORE

The Elder Scrolls Online Launching on PC and Mac April 4, PS4 and Xbox One June

The long asked for MMO version of Bethesda’s wildly popular open-world RPG series is coming to Windows PC and Mac April 4, 2014, Bethesda Softworks announced. READ MORE

Xbox Live, World of Warcraft, Second Life Used by Intelligence Agencies to Monitor Terrorist Activity

Both British and American intelligence groups have used Xbox Live, World of WarcraftSecond Life, and other, similar online services to monitor for terrorist activity, according to documents obtained by The GuardianREAD MORE

Minecraft Creator Was Offered, Turned Down Job at Valve

Minecraft creator Markus Persson was offered a job from the software studio he loved—and then turned the offer down. READ MORE

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Release Date Announced, Exclusive Xbox Content Detailed

A new trailer showcasing the previously teased exclusive content for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has also revealed the game’s release date. READ MORE


Guitarmageddon: Rocksmith 2014 vs. BandFuse Rock Legends

Two guitar games enter. Both guitar games leave, just with slightly different appraisals from Chris and Josh. READ MORE

Commentary: 10 Ways to Fix VGX

VGX was supposed to be a new beginning for Viacom’s oft-mocked videogame awards. It was supposed to just be about the games and gamers. It was supposed to be different, and it was supposed to be better. Here’s some ways how to fix a show now synonymous with “trainwreck”. READ MORE

Hands-On: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

How many lives have been cut short so that you could make it to the next stage? How much blood has been spilled for a minimal bump to your high score? READ MORE

Weekend Play: Call of GOTY

Welcome to EGM’s Weekend Play, 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


Peggle 2

If I were allowed to have my entire review be no more than one line of text, my review would read as such: Peggle 2 is more Peggle. READ MORE

Rocksmith 2014 Edition

One day, a future rock star might let slip during an interview that she learned to play her axe as a student of Rocksmith 2014 Edition. READ MORE

BandFuse: Rock Legends

Bandfuse: Rock Legends is an intuitive way to learn to play guitar while having fun—but don’t expect Slash and Co. to give you a strong foundation in music theory. READ MORE


EGM Game Over Podcast 058: Manic Depression No. Whine

The EGM crew brings you the Game Over Podcast, our end-of-the-week conversation where we discuss some of the biggest recent events in gaming. LISTEN HERE
Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern) before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. You can follow his rants about storytelling on Twitter @manadrive.[Meet the rest of the crew]

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