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EGM Weekly: September 7, 2013 Edition

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Posted on September 8, 2013 AT 12:48pm

 

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

This week, Microsoft announces the release date for the Xbox One, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima garners unwanted attention for a comment about making MGSV characters “more erotic,” Electronic Arts mentions a number of new IPs are in the works, and much more..

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews NHL 14, Puppeteer, and gets hands-on time with the Oculus Rift HD prototype.

Here’s this week’s best:

NEWS

Xbox One Finally Has an Official Release Date

Microsoft has finally offered up an official release date for Xbox One in the U.S. and Europe. READ MORE >>

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Azure Cloud Technology Could Potentially Allow Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One

Azure cloud technology could potential bestow the Xbox One with backwards compatibility, Microsoft senior director Albert Penello told GameSpot. READ MORE >>

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Cosmic Star Heroine Coming to PlayStation 4, Vita Next Year

Zeboyd Games’ old-school RPG homage Cosmic Star Heroine is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year, the developer announced during PAX Prime. READ MORE >>

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Xseed Games Bringing Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter to Steam, PS Store

Publisher Xseed is bringing The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter to Steam and the PlayStation Store as a digital release, the company announced. READ MORE >>

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Electronic Arts Working on ‘Six to Eight Completely New IPs,’ Says Exec

Electronic Arts has ‘six to eight completely new IPs in the works,” EA Games head Patrick Soderlund informed MCV. READ MORE >>

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Microsoft Turned Down Heavy Rain to Avoid Potential Controversy

Microsoft turned down Heavy Rain due to its portrayal of child kidnapping, Quantic Dream development boss David Cage revealed. READ MORE >>

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Kojima Clarifies Metal Gear Solid 5 ‘More Erotic’ Characters Statement

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has clarified his comment earlier this week about wanting Metal Gear Solid 5‘s characters to be more erotic. READ MORE >>

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Call of Duty: Strike Team Now Available on iOS

Activision has released the iOS exclusive Call of Duty: Strike Team, which has been ”built from the ground up for mobile and tablet devices.” READ MORE >>

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Wayforward Turns to Kickstarter to Help Fund Next Shantae Game

WayForward Technologies has turned to Kickstarter this week to help fund the next installment of their Shantae platformer series, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. READ MORE >>

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Female Fighters Added to EA Sports UFC Roster

EA has announced that female fighters Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate will be joining the EA Sports UFC roster. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

NHL 14

Should you be looking forward to making another run at the cup, or would Lord Stanley himself hang his head in shame at this year’s offering? Check out our review of NHL 14 to find out. READ MORE >>

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Puppeteer

Is Sony’s new platformer no-strings-attached fun, or should someone lower the curtain on this performance? Read the EGM Review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Pokémon Rumble U

Will the Wii U’s first Poké-offering be a smash hit or should it never have left its Pokéball? Check out our review of Pokémon Rumble U to find out. READ MORE >>

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TMNT: Out of the Shadows

Will coming out of the shadows put the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back in the gaming limelight? Or should the game crawl back into its shell and not come out again? Check out our review of TMNT: Out of the Shadows to find out. READ MORE >>

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Killzone: Mercenary

Is the third time the charm for high-profile Vita first-person shooters? Read our Killzone: Mercenary review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Total War: Rome II

Does The Creative Assembly successfully craft an empire that spans a continent? Or will it all come crumbling down around them? Check out our review of Total War: Rome II to find out. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

EGM DoubleTake: Oculus Rift HD Prototype

One editor had traveled to its virtual lands before. The other saw it as a strange and frightening device not meant for mankind. At PAX Prime 2013, the two would journey to try the Oculus Rift HD Prototype—together. READ MORE >>

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Hands-On: Dead Island: Epidemic

Dead Island’s overzealous zombie slaughter gets the MOBA treatment in Epidemic. How’s the spin-off shaping up? Read our hands-on preview to find out. READ MORE >>

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