Weekly Recap: Top 5 Gaming Disappointments Of 2014 And 5 Other Big Stories

By William Usher 2014-07-28 19:49:21 discussion comments
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This week got off to a great start with a bunch of people absolutely loving the top 5 disappointing games of 2014. I wonder why that is? With Watch Dogs leading a pack of titles that just couldn't quite live up to the expectations set upon it by all the hype (and that infamous E3 2012 demo) gamers flocked in to agree or disagree over what's easily been the most controversial game of the year next to Assassin's Creed Unity's lack of a female avatar (which still boggles my mind since the person playing as the protagonist wouldn't be able to see their female avatar anyway?) To balance that piece out, there's also a list of the top 5 best games of 2014 so far.

More details have emerged for the Destiny beta that gets underway in the middle of July for PlayStation gamers and at the end of July for Xbox One owners. We have an updated release date schedule, more news on the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection along with news on Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer, and plenty of other juicy bits in between. All this and plenty more in this June 28th, 2014 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

Top 5 Disappointments of 2014
We're already halfway through 2014 and there have already been some major disappointments in the world of interactive entertainment, see what they are right here. Ridge Racer: Driftopia is shutting down. A new video sees how kids respond to Luigi's Death Stare. A new Shadowrun game could be on the way given hints made by Harebrained Schemes. The Wii U is getting a bunch of Capcom classics. Rainbow Six: Siege will be 60fps for both the PS4 and Xbox One, in case you missed it. You can see how GTA V would play with a first-person mod, and did Microsoft inadvertently leak the release date for Batman: Arkham Knight? I don't know, check it out for yourself.

Crytek Filing For Bankruptcy?
The week got off to a hot start after a burning weekend of flaming rumors, one of which includes possible co-op for the upcoming Zelda game on the Wii U, as well as damaging rumors about Crytek filing for bankruptcy. Microsoft's new head of the Xbox division, Phil Spencer, believes that the Kinect has a strong and steady future ahead of it... in consumer sales. We get a first glimpse at the multiplayer in the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. New pre-order details have emerged for Assassin's Creed Unity. Ryan rolls out a review of Atelier Rorona Plus for the PS Vita.

This article was first published on June 27, 2014 and was last updated on July 28, 2014.
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