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EGM Weekly: November 16, 2013 Edition

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Posted on November 16, 2013 AT 10:35am

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

This week, Naughty Dog announces The Last of Us‘ first story DLC, “Left Behind,” a ZeniMax-registered website teases a Fallout announcement on the way, Super Mario Galaxy‘s Princess Rosalina is revealed to be a playable character in Super Mario 3D World, a little thing called the PlayStation 4 launches in North America, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews the next-gen versions of Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, Killzone: Shadow FallNeed for Speed Rivals, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, XCOM: Enemy Within, and gets hands-on time with EverQuest Next Landmark.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

The Last of Us ‘Left Behind’ DLC Announced

Naughty Dog has officially unveiled the first campaign DLC for The Last of Us, which acts as a prequel to the main game. READ MORE

TowerFall: Ascension Heading to PlayStation 4 in 2014

TowerFall, Ouya’s four-player archery combat platformer, is making the jump to PlayStation 4 in 2014 as TowerFall: Ascension. READ MORE

38 Studios Auction Rescheduled to December 11, Unreleased Game Discovered

The 38 Studios auction will be held December 11 and will feature a “completed, but unreleased game” for Mac just discovered by the firm hosting the auction. READ MORE

ZeniMax-Registered Website Possibly Hints at Fallout Announcement to Come Soon

A new website registered by Bethesda may possibly hint at a Fallout-related announcement—or some announcement—coming December 11, users on Reddit report. READ MORE

Rockstar Teases ‘Exciting New Story Mode Updates’ for Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar has stated that it has some “exciting new Story Mode updates” in the works for Grand Theft Auto V, which it will share details of “very soon.” READ MORE

Playable Rosalina, Luigi Bros. Bonus Game Unlockable in Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World contains a fifth playable character and a hidden bonus to unlock, Nintendo revealed during their latest Nintendo Direct presentation.READ MORE

Bravely Default Arriving in North America February 7, 2014

Bravely Default will arrive in North America February 7, 2014, Nintendo announced during the company’s latest Nintendo Direct presentation. READ MORE

Amazon Launches PSN Store for PS3, PS Vita Digital Code Purchases

PSN purchases can now be made through Amazon’s new PlayStation Network digital storefront, Sony and Amazon revealed. READ MORE

Warner Bros. Announces Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Warner Bros. Interactive announced Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. READ MORE

Metal Gear Solid V’s Plot Will Feature ‘Some Inconsistencies’

Metal Gear Solid V‘s plot will feature “some inconsistencies” due to the overall series’ complicated story, according to series creator Hideo Kojima. READ MORE

Features

Hands-On: EverQuest Next Landmark

EverQuest Next Landmark, the companion experience to EverQuest Next focused on putting players in charge of making the world, could be the revolution I’ve been looking for in the MMORPG genre. READ MORE

Weekend Play: The Killzone Funzone

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

Killzone: Shadow Fall

Learn whether Sony’s first-party first-person shooter stands up to the likes of third-party fan favorites Call of Duty or Battlefield as part of the PS4′s launch lineup. READ MORE

Battlefield 4 (Next-Gen)

Find out how the next-gen version of Battlefield 4 stacks up. READ MORE

Need for Speed: Rivals

Does Need for Speed‘s next-gen debut impress? READ MORE

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Has Link recaptured the magic of his Super NES predecessor, or should A Link Between Worlds lock itself away in the Dark World and throw away the key? READ MORE

Call of Duty: Ghosts (Next-Gen)

Does this first Call of Duty on next-gen take full advantage of everything at its disposal? READ MORE

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus

Is it worth your time checking out Ratchet & Clank’s last hurrah on the PS3? READ MORE

XCOM: Enemy Within

Does XCOM: Enemy Within succeed at expanding on the tight, challenging tactics experience that made XCOM: Enemy Unknown last year’s most decorated strategy game? READ MORE

Podcasts

EGM Game Over Podcast 055: The PlayStation 4 Launch

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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