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EGM Weekly: December 7, 2013 Edition

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Posted on December 7, 2013 AT 06:00am

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

This week, Ubisoft conducts a survey that suggests a non-Assassins’ Creed pirates game might happen, Sony resets PSN passwords after observing “irregular activity,” Capybara Games announces that Super Time Force is coming to Xbox One as well as Xbox 360, Nintendo makes it clear that fan petitions do not influence their localization decisions, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Gran Turismo 6, Tiny Brains, and Ys: Memories of Celceta.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

Ubisoft Survey Gauges Interest in Non-Assassin’s Creed Pirate Game

A recent Ubisoft survey indicates the company is exploring fan interest in future pirate-themed games that are independent of the Assassins’ Creed franchise, IGN reports.READ MORE

Destiny Launching on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 Worldwide September 9, 2014

Destiny will launch worldwide September 9, 2014, Activision and Bungie announced today. READ MORE

Sony Resets More PlayStation Network Passwords Following ‘Irregular Activity’

Sony has reset the passwords of a third batch of PlayStation Network accounts following the detection of “irregular activity.” READ MORE

Super Time Force Quantum-Leaping onto Xbox One in Addition to Xbox 360 in 2014

Capybara’s 2D side-scrolling shooter Super Time Force is coming to Xbox One as well as Xbox 360, the studio announced. READ MORE

Fan Demand ‘Doesn’t Affect’ Nintendo’s Decisions to Localize Games, Says Fils-Aime

Petitions and fan demand like the one for Xenoblade Chronicles do not influence what the company releases stateside, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Siliconera in a recent interview. READ MORE

DICE Suspends Development of Battlefield 4 Expansions to Focus on Fixing Multiplayer

DICE is putting a hold on Battlefield 4 expansions while they remedy the issues currently plaguing the game’s multiplayer, a spokesperson informed Polygon. READ MORE

Next Tales of Game to be Announced Next Week

Namco Bandai has confirmed that it will unveil the next Tales of title to the world during a NicoNico livestream event next week. READ MORE

Naughty Dog Job Listing Indicates One of Their Next Projects Will Feature Co-op

A job listing on Naughty Dog’s “Careers” page indicates that one of the company’s upcoming projects will feature co-op prominently. READ MORE

The Order: 1886 Launch Window Seemingly Narrowed to Fall 2014 by Dev Tweet

The Order: 1886 might be pencilling itself in for release next fall, according to a developer tweet. READ MORE

PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Selling Console in UK History

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is officially the fastest selling console in UK history, according to GFK Chart-Track. READ MORE

Features

Weekend Play: Game of the Year Cometh

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

Reviews

Gran Turismo 6

Can Gran Turismo 6 improve on its legacy, or is it just spinning its wheels? READ MORE

Tiny Brains

Is Spearhead Games’ PS4-exclusive debut a worthwhile experiment? READ MORE

Ys: Memories of Celceta

Has red-headed adventuring RPG icon Adol Christin aged as fine as Rick Astley—thatother ginger heartthrob from 1987—or should fans give up on Ys: Memories of Celceta and desert it? READ MORE

Podcasts

EGM Game Over Podcast 057: MacGyver and the Lost City of Atlanta

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, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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