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EGM Weekly: November 2, 2013 Edition

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Posted on November 2, 2013 AT 12:00pm

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

This week, hackers discover three new Pokémon in Pokémon X and Y, Fortune Magazine adds Kiki Wolfkill, Amy Hennig, and Jade Raymond to their top 10 most powerful women in games list, Ubisoft nixes their Uplay Passport program, South Park: The Stick of Truth gets delayed, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for PS4, Battlefield 4‘s current-gen versions, WWE 2K14, Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut. And in celebration of Halloween and the imminent launch of the Xbox One, we preview Dead Rising 3.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

Kiki Wolfkill, Amy Hennig Among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Games

Ubisoft’s Jade Raymond, Naughty Dog’s Amy Hennig, and 343i’s Kiki Wolfkill are among Fortune Magazine’s top 10 most powerful women in games. READ MORE

Hackers Discover Three New Pokémon in Pokémon X and Y Game Data

“Enthusiastic” members of the Pokémon community have hacked the Pokémon X and Y’s files and learned of the existence of three new Pokémon, Kotaku reports. READ MORE

Gears of War Would Need to be Reimagined before Getting an Xbox One Release

Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer has stated that he is interested in bringing Gears of War to Xbox One, but claims that the game would need an overhaul before that could happen. READ MORE

Ubisoft Nixing the Uplay Passport Program, Offering Passports Free for Assassin’s Creed

Ubisoft is eliminating their Uplay Passport program and offering Assassin Creed IV’s for free going forward, the company announced. READ MORE

Cartoons Based on The Legend of Zelda and Pikmin 3 Are Coming to the 3DS

A handful of cartoon shorts are coming to the Nintendo Video on the 3DS starting tomorrow, November 1, Nintendo announced. READ MORE

South Park: The Stick of Truth Delayed into 2014

South Park: The Stick of Truth has been pushed from its recently revealed December 10 release date to a March, 2014 launch, Ubisoft announced. READ MORE

Titanfall an Xbox and PC Exclusive ‘For the Life of the Title’

Titanfall will remain an Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC exclusive “for the life of the title,” EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said during an investor call.

EA Shuts Down Development of Free-to-Play Command & Conquer, Disbands Team

Development on the free-to-play Command & Conquer title due out later this year has been terminated and the team at developer Victory Games disbanded, the company confirmed. READ MORE

Call of Duty: Ghosts ‘Extinction’ Mode Offers Four-Player Co-op Survival against Aliens

“Extinction” in Call of Duty: Ghosts will be a new, four-player co-op mode, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision revealed. READ MORE

Character from Next-Gen Prince of Persia Leak Surfaces in Assassin’s Creed IV

A piece of art found in Assassin’s Creed IV appears to feature a character from a leaked screenshot purportedly showing a next-gen reboot of the Prince of Persia franchise that made its way onto the Internet in August of last year. READ MORE

Features

Preview: Dead Rising 3

On the eve of Halloween, EGM takes a look at next-gen’s spookiest launch game,Dead Rising 3. READ MORE

Weekend Play: Come Sail Away with Ray

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

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Next-Gen)

Is it still smooth sailing ahead for Assassin’s Creed, or does Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag mark rough waters for the franchise? READ MORE

Battlefield 4 (Current-Gen)

Is Battlefield 4 a dramatic levolution for the military FPS franchise? Will we ever tire of making “levolvution” jokes? READ MORE

WWE 2K14

Will a new publisher keep WWE2K14 from hitting Rock Bottom? READ MORE

Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix

Enter the Dominatrix, as a new batch of downloadable gameplay content, is short, disjointed, and not especially challenging. As an entire experience, however, it’s an utterly fascinating look at what was left on the cutting-room floor in the making of Saints Row IV. READ MORE

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

Can the Director’s Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution live up to the original? READ MORE

Podcasts

EGM Game Over Podcast 053: You got that Nintendo for the Xbox?

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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