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EGM Weekly: October 26, 2013 Edition

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Posted on October 26, 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, our news cup runneth over courtesy of Gamescom 2013. Some of the highlights? Well, Sony announced the PS4′s release date—November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe—the XCOM: Enemy Within expansion was officially announced, David Cage revealed Beyond: Two Souls’ co-op multiplayer, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Batman: Arkham Origins, Rune Factory 4, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Also: podcasts!

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

Major PlayStation 4 Day One Update Detailed

The PlayStation 4 will require a day-one patch, which will add a number of features to the console, including the ability to access remote play, party chat, and more. READ MORE

Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode One Gets a Release Date

Irrational Games has revealed that fans don’t have too long to wait before they can head back to Rapture in Bioshock Infinite‘s “Burial at Sea” DLC. READ MORE

Pokémon X and Y Lumiose City Bug Fix Now Available from eShop

Nintendo has released a fix for the game breaking Lumiose City bug discovered in Pokémon X and YREAD MORE

Rockstar: GTA Online Stimulus Package Won’t Be Released Until ‘Progress Loss Issues Are Addressed’

It appears that Grand Theft Auto Online players are going to have to wait a little while longer before they get their promised stimulus package money, according to Rockstar.READ MORE

Capcom Hiring for New Fighting Game

Capcom is currently looking for a game designer and programmer to work on a new fighting game, Yoshinori Ono revealed on Twitter. READ MORE

Assassin’s Creed IV and Watch Dogs DLC Exclusive to PlayStation Only for Six Months

Bonus content announced for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs will be exclusive for six months after launch. READ MORE

Sony Tried Changing the Analog Stick Placement for DualShock 4

In designing the controller for their next-gen gaming platform, Sony has made some drastic changes to their long-running DualShock design. One change they considered, however, may have been highly controversial among fans. READ MORE

Infinity Ward Comments on the Fate of Call of Duty Ghosts’ Canine Companion

Riley the dog has quickly become the breakout star of the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts. However, there’s just one problem: most people are certain that he’ll end up dying in the end. READ MORE

Titanfall Gets an Official Release Date, Collector’s Edition Detailed

Respawn Entertainment has announced that Titanfall will be available March 13, 2014 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. READ MORE

Need for Speed: Rivals Skipping Wii U, Vita Due to Established Poor Sales Performance

Need for Speed: Rivals will be skipping Wii U and PlayStation Vita due to the tiny splash Most Wanted made on Wii U earlier this year, creative director Craig Sullivan told The Sixth Axis. READ MORE

Reviews

Batman: Arkham Origins

“Prequel” is usually a bad word when it comes to movies, videogames, and most media, period. Can Batman: Arkham Origins buck this trend, or will it be another victim of stepping back in time with a beloved franchise? READ MORE

Rune Factory 4

While all of its pieces could definitely benefit from more production and polish, Rune Factory 4 is a fun, addictive game that enjoyably combines taming the earth with taming the creatures that walk upon it. READ MORE

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

Has Phoenix Wright risen from the legal ashes with his first starring role in six years inPhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies? Or has this courtroom drama become as decrepit as Perry Mason’s skeleton? READ MORE

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi brings the world of Japanese girls’ romance games to English-speaking 3DS owners in a game that’s a fascinating experience into typically uncharted gaming territory. READ MORE

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Can LEGO Marvel Super Heroes continue the run of successful original comic-book games from TT Games, or should Galactus consume all copies in existence to save us from this title? Check out our review to find out! READ MORE

Podcasts

EGM Game Over Podcast 052: Japanese Consoles Aren’t Having Sex

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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