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EGM Weekly: November 23, 2013 Edition

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Posted on November 23, 2013 AT 10:48am

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

This week, John Cormack leaves id Software, Twisted Pixel teases their next project via unlockables in their Xbox One exclusive Lococycle, rumors surface that Telltale Games are working on a Game of Thrones title, Microsoft’s Xbox One launches in North America and Europe, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, Tearaway, Contrast, Super Mario 3D World, Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition, Resogun, Killer Instinct, Knack, and Dead Rising 3.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

John Carmack Departs id Software to Focus Fully on Duties at Oculus VR

Id Software co-founder and technical director John Carmack has resigned from the company to dedicate his time serving as chief technical officer at Oculus VR, id announced in a statement. READ MORE

Pair of Lococycle Unlockables Tease Twisted Pixel’s Next Game

Concept art and a behind-the-scenes photo that can be unlocked after completingLocycyle seem to tease the next project from developer Twisted Pixel. READ MORE

‘Big Surprises’ Teased for Titanfall at Spike VGX

Titanfall will be making an appearance at this year’s Spike VGX, formally VGAs, according to a tweet by Spike host Geoff Keighley. READ MORE

RUMOR: Telltale Working on Game of Thrones Game

Telltale Games, the studio behind The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, is currently working on an episodic adaptation of Game of Thrones, according to a new report. READ MORE

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Releasing February 2014

EA has announced that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One in February 2014. READ MORE

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Devs Reveal ‘Trick’ Required for Top-Down View in 3D

Making a Zelda game with the same top-down perspective as A Link to the Past, but in 3D, required a bit of developer trickery, the makers of A Link Between Worlds revealed in the latest “Iwata Asks” interview. READ MORE

Shadowrun Returns Berlin Expansion Titled Dragonfall, Adds New Save System

Shadowrun Returns‘ Berlin-based post-launch expansion has been officially named Shadowrun: Dragonfall, developer Harebrained Schemes announced in a press release detailing the add-on. READ MORE

Xbox One Twitch Streaming Delayed to 2014

Microsoft has announced that streaming Xbox One gameplay via the Twitch app won’t be available until 2014. READ MORE

SOE President Teases That He ‘Can’t Wait to See’ EverQuest Next on the PlayStation 4

Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley apparently “can’t wait to see”EverQuest Next on the PlayStation 4, the exec teased in an interview with GamerHubTV. READ MORE

Bethesda Files Trademark for Fallout 4 in Europe

Bethesda has filed a trademark for Fallout 4 in Europe, according to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Markets’ website. READ MORE

Features

PlayStation 4 Launch Lineup Reviews Round-Up

The EGM Crew rounds up their reviews of the PlayStation 4′s launch lineup, including Killzone: Shadow FallKnackResogunContrast, and more. READ MORE

Weekend Play: Xbox, Snap Zombie Apocalypse

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

Ryse: Son of Rome

Will Ryse: Son of Rome serve as a possible cornerstone for the Xbox One empire?READ MORE

Forza Motorsport 5

Does Microsoft’s flagship racing franchise take the checkered flag during the Xbox One’s launch? READ MORE

Tearaway

Tearaway follows in the footsteps of Gravity Rush as an example of why you should own a Vita. READ MORE

Contrast

Contrast is proof that a great idea isn’t always enough. READ MORE

Super Mario 3D World

Do Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad form a fearsome foursome in Super Mario 3D World, or is this the worst quartet to grace Planet Earth since Creed ruled the airwaves and destroyed eardrums a decade ago? READ MORE

Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition (Next-Gen)

How do DC’s greatest heroes fare in the transition to next-gen? READ MORE

Resogun

Resogun gives players an immensely impressive level of depth, challenge, replayability, and graphical prowess that stands as one of the best ways to be introduced to the recently launched PS4. READ MORE

Killer Instinct

While I’m still not a fan of Killer Instinct’s dial-a-combo mentality nor its eclectic cast of characters, Double Helix’s efforts to bring the series back from the dead are commendable. READ MORE

Knack

Can Knack stand up to the pressure of being a PS4 launch title or will it crumble in on itself? READ MORE

Dead Rising 3

Do Dead Rising 3‘s open-world zombie antics give the Xbox One its first must-have exclusive? READ MORE

Podcasts

EGM Game Over Podcast 056: The Xbox One 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

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