Weekly Recap: Tomb Raider Exclusivity Fiasco And 4 Other Major News Stories

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GamesCom 2014 turned out to be a massive surprise given that there were a ton of huge news items that came rolling out of the event, plenty of videos, new games and exclusive deals that caused plenty of chatter, controversy and speculation, as well as a clear indication of how the eighth generation home console race is unfolding.

The one thing that rocked the gaming nation was finding out that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be an Xbox One exclusive. After all the Jimmie rustling took place it was later revealed that Microsoft had only acquired timed exclusivity for the game. Still, the whole ordeal left a sour taste in the mouths of gamers. We also found out that Sony has moved more than 10 million PS4 units into the homes of customers, while both Nintendo and Microsoft were still coy in sharing the figures for their home consoles for the month of July in this month's NPD results. There's also a ton of other big stories that helped flesh out the news throughout the interactive entertainment industry in this August 16th, 2014 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

Diablo Will Get Patched On Consoles
There were huge worries that Blizzard wouldn't be patching the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Diablo III like the PC counterpart, but the company put those rumors to rest. Activision lets slip and then retracts the system requirements for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Check out a fake PlayStation UI screen that's been causing all kinds of drooling from PlayStation gamers. Here is the complete GamesCom schedule so you'll know what to look out for and when. EA's Access has launched on the Xbox One and you can start grabbing EA games right now for only $5 a month. Darksiders 3 could be possible at the newly formed Gunfire Games. And Unity 4.3 launches on the Xbox One.
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