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EGM Weekly: October 12, 2013 Edition

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Posted on October 12, 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, Rockstar promises GTA Online players 500,000 GTA$ in restitution for server issues and lost characters, Square Enix announces a partnership with Indiegogo to help indie devs, THQ rises from its grave to sue Electronic Arts and UFC parent company Zuffa, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, Beyond: Two Souls, and Pokemon X and Y, gets hands-on time with Daylight on the Oculus Rift and Eidos’ Thief reboot, plus Josh posts his opinions on Grand Theft Auto Online.

Here’s this week’s best.

News Stories

Rockstar to Give All Grand Theft Auto Online Players 500,000 GTA$

Rockstar has announced that it will be giving everyone who has played Grand Theft Auto Online this month 500,000 GTA$ as an apology for the server issues and lost characters. READ MORE

PlayStation 4 Will Not Recognize Bluetooth Headsets for Chat

Sony has confirmed to Game Informer that the PlayStation 4 will not recognize any bluetooth headsets for chat. READ MORE

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag DLC Not Coming to Wii U

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag‘s downloadable content won’t be coming to Wii U, an Ubisoft representative informed GamesBeat. READ MORE

Square Enix Collective Gauges Audience Interest in Indie Game Development Pitches

Square Enix is teaming up with Indiegogo to create a platform that helps indie developers gather feedback directly from their potential audience before starting development, the companies announced. READ MORE

Dragon’s Crown PS3 and Vita Cross-Play Support Update Coming ‘Very Soon’

Vanillaware’s action-RPG brawler Dragon’s Crown will gain PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita cross-play functionality through an upcoming update, publish Atlus announced. READ MORE

THQ Suing EA and Ultimate Fighting Championship Parent Company Zuffa

Despite its closure earlier this year, former videogame publisher THQ is suing Electronic arts and Ultimate Fighting Championship parent company Zuffa over the UFC videogame license. READ MORE

New Pikachu-Centric Pokémon Game in the Works

The Pokémon Company is developing a new Pokémon title starring Pikachu, Gematsu reports. READ MORE

Drakengard 3 Heading to North America Next Year Exclusively for PlayStation 3

The third installment of Square Enix’s action-RPG series Drakengard will launch exclusively for PlayStation 3 in North America next year, the company announced. READ MORE

Drive Composer Outs Existence of Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4 is in development and being scored by Drive composer and former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez, the musician revealed during a recent interview with Lost in the Multiplex. READ MORE

United Front Games Announces New Title Set in Sleeping Dogs Universe: Triad Wars

Developer United Front Games announced they’re working on a new game set in the Sleeping Dogs universe titled Triad Wars. READ MORE

Features

Hands-On: Daylight on the Oculus Rift

Sitting in a tent under the midday sun of a typical California Sunday might not seem like the best place to try to experience a horror game. READ MORE

Hands-On: Thief

Eidos Montreal’s Thief reboot may not end up as the triumphant comeback fans were hoping for. Find out why in our hands-on preview. READ MORE

Reviews

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

Is Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness an epic worthy of returning protagonists Laharl, Etna, and Flonne? Or is this the most underwhelming reunion since Diamond Dave tried to relive the spandex-filled ’80s with Van Halen? Find out in our review. READ MORE

Beyond: Two Souls

Does David Cage’s latest project successfully bridge the gap between film and videogames? Have Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe been trapped in the digital world, Tron-style? The answers to these questions and more await you in the EGM Review of Beyond: Two Souls. READ MORE

Pokémon X and Y

Should you gear up to try to catch ’em all again? Or is it time to finally hang your Pokéballs up and move on? Check out our review of Pokémon X and Y to find out. READ MORE

Podcasts

EGM Game Over Podcast 051: Crytek’s Curling with Chris Columbus

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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