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EGM Weekly: January 19, 2013 Edition

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Posted on January 20, 2013 AT 08:59am

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

If you’re a fan of next generation rumors then this has been a week for you, we’ve had news of a potential pre-E3 announcement and rumors that suggest a complete controller redesign for the PlayStation 4. Add to this a controversial move by Deep Silver involving a headless torso, and you’ve got the recipe for a pretty interesting week.

Check out the best of this week’s content below.

NEWS

North America Soon Getting Its First White PS3 Via Limited-Edition PS+ Bundle

PlayStation 3 fans have been begging Sony to bring over a white version of the console since Japan first got theirs years and years ago—and that is finally happening via a new limited-edition PlayStation Plus-encorporated bundle. READ MORE >>

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Warner Bros. Registers a Plethora of Batman-Related Domains

Fusible reports that on January 10, Warner Bros. registered fifteen Batman-related domains that look a great deal like Batman game names. Rocksteady Batman game names. READ MORE >>

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RUMOR: Microsoft to Replace Xbox Live Chat With Skype for Next Generation

Microsoft is set to replace Xbox Live chat with Skype on its next generation Xbox console, according to a new report. READ MORE >>

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Analyst Suggests $400 Price Point for Next Xbox and PlayStation 4

Analyst Colin Sebastian of Baird Equity Research believes that both Microsoft and Sony’s next generation consoles will retail for around $400. READ MORE >>

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Deep Silver Apologizes For Dead Island Decapitated Woman Statue

Earlier today, Deep Silver announced a special limited edition version of their upcoming survival horror title Dead Island: Riptide—and one inclusion in particular sent many on the internet into impassioned discussions. READ MORE >>

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Sony Exec Hints at Pre-E3 PlayStation 4 Reveal

The PlayStation 4 could see a reveal before E3 2013 in June, according to Sony Home Entertainment VP Hiroshi Sakamoto. READ MORE >>

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RUMOR: Sony to Drop Dualshock Design for PS4 Controller

Sony is set to bring an end to the traditional Dualshock controller with the PlayStation 4, according to a new report. READ MORE >>

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Jailed Bohemia Interactive Developers Return Home

Bohemia Interactive developers Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar were finally reunited with their families yesterday after being imprisoned in Greece for 128 days. READ MORE >>

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All Skyrim DLC Coming to PlayStation 3 Next Month

Bethesda has confirmed that all three pieces of DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will finally be released for PlayStation 3 next month, following months of patient waiting by fans. READ MORE >>

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Microsoft Announces F2P World Series of Poker: Full House Pro

Microsoft has announced Word Series of Poker: Full House Pro, a free-to-play poker game for Xbox 360 and Windows 8. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

DmC: Devil May Cry

Is DmC: Devil May Cry a worthy reboot of the franchise? Read the EGM review to find out!READ MORE >>

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Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt

Should you spend a day on safari with Sir Hammerlock? Check out our review of the Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC for Borderlands 2 to find out! READ MORE >>

FEATURES

EGM’s Weekend Play: Whisked Off to Another World

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 >>

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Devil’s in the Details: How DmC Betrays No One

Frustrated by the ceaseless backlash, Chris Holzworth gets to the heart of why DmC’s dissenters are really so upset. READ MORE >>

PODCASTS

Game Over Podcast 022: Cut-off Denim & Zippers

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 >>

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Roundtable Podcast: The End of an Era

The EGM crew brings you the Roundtable Podcast, where we have deeper and more focused discussions delving into our thoughts and opinions on the videogame industry. LISTEN HERE >>

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