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Weekly Recap: Steam's Summer Sale Gets Underway And 5 Other Big Stories

By William Usher 2014-06-21 03:44:22 discussion comments
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Things kicked off early in the week with a rather obvious controversy that isn't foreign to most gamers. We learn that Watch Dogs on PC is actually capable of the E3 2012 graphics... in full. So what happened? Well, conspiracy theories have run abound that perhaps there was foul play on Ubisoft's part on behalf of honoring a deal with Sony, but no one can know for sure.

New details emerge for Destiny's DLC that is bound to make some Xbox gamers angry. We learn that Battlefield: Hardline wasn't the sort of thing DICE wanted to see happen at all. And we still have plenty of E3 fallout with tons of hands-on previews for some of the biggest games due for release this year and in 2015. These stories and more in this June 21st, 2014 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

Watch Dogs E3 2012 Gameplay Is Real
You thought it was all fake but turns out that Ubisoft really did deliver on the vision they had originally set out to accomplish at E3 2012 with Watch Dogs. Bungie has extended Destiny's alpha test for the PS4. Microsoft let two new games go for free on the Xbox 360. We learn more about the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain thanks to hands-on coverage from Ryan Winslett, along with some new details on Story of Seasons. The Wii U makes a major comeback in the May NPD figures, there's some brand new exclusive content revealed for Destiny on the PS3 and PS4, and we finally find out just how much PewDiePie makes from his YouTube videos.

SteamBoy Is Coming... For You!
A new handheld version of the Steam Machine is on the way called the SteamBoy. The PS4 is getting a brand new exclusive called Let it Die from Suda 51. There are some major concerns with Destiny that Gaming Blend's Pete Haas points out. There's some new hands-on impressions from Battlefield: Hardline. There's also some new details shared about the true horror-survival title The Evil Within. Some new hands-on impressions are offered up on the spiritual successor to Road Rash, Road Redemption. Digital Refunds are going to become mandatory in the U.K., thanks to a new consumer rights bill. More than half the staff of GameTrailers have been laid off. DayZ is getting some much needed engine upgrades, and the next Tomb Raider game might be a cross-gen game.
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