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EGM Weekly: May 24, 2014 Edition

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Posted on May 24, 2014 AT 11:45am

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

This week, ZeniMax files suit against Oculus VR over purported stolen tech, Nintendo reveals Fire Emblem‘s Ike as part of the new Super Smash Bros. roster, Turtle Rock unveils four additional characters for Evolve (plus its release date), CD Projekt Red promises no platform-exclusive content for The Witcher 3, Rare gets hit with layoffs, and much more.

Plus, the Crew reviews Transistor and Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

ZeniMax files lawsuit against Oculus VR over purported stolen propriety tech

ZeniMax Media filed a suit against Oculus VR in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. READ MORE

Fire Emblem’s Ike joins the Super Smash Bros. roster

Fire Emblem‘s Ike has been confirmed as the latest character to join the Super Smash Bros. roster on 3DS and Wii U. READ MORE

Harmonix pulls off a Kickstarter comeback as Amplitude reaches its goal

Harmonix has comeback from a likely Kickstarter failure to reach its funding goal forAmplitude with less than 24 hours remaining. READ MORE

Hyrule Warriors will feature Impa as a playable character, two-player mode

Hyrule Warriors will feature a two-player mode and longtime Zelda bodyguard Impa as a playable character. READ MORE

Turtle Rock’s Evolve gets an official release date, four new hunters detailed

Turtle Rock Studios announced that Evolve‘s hunt will begin this October on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and also unveiled four new playable hunters.READ MORE

Zenimax ‘working round the clock’ to get ESO out on PS4, Xbox One this year

Zenimax Online is working around the clock to try and get The Elder Scrolls Online out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by the end of this year, according to creative director Paul Sage. READ MORE

Bulletstorm dev dishes about canceled supernatural detective thriller project

Prior to Bulletstorm, developer People Can Fly had worked for a year on “a moody as f***” detective thriller with supernatural elements called Come Midnight, founder Adrian Chmielarz told Eurogamer. READ MORE

CD Projekt Red promises no platform exclusive content for The Witcher 3

In an age where exclusive content is king, CD Projekt Red is taking a refreshing approach by promising that it will not favor one platform over another with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. READ MORE

Rare hit with layoffs following poor Kinect Sports Rivals reception

About 16 employees have been laid off at Rare in the wake of underwhelming Kinect Sports Rivals sales, Microsoft confirmed. READ MORE

Report: YouTube to acquire Twitch for $1 billion

YouTube is set to purchase videogame streaming service Twitch for $1 billion, according to a report from Variety. READ MORE

Features

Weekend Play: The Killin’ Natsees Business

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

Transistor

Transistor is a confident, worthy follow-up to Bastion that proves Supergiant is more than just a one-hit wonder. READ MORE

Wolfenstein: The New Order

BJ Blazkowicz may feel out of place in the future, but shooter fans will feel right at home with the grandfather of the genre. READ MORE
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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