Weekly Recap: Top Gaming Sites Shutting Down And 5 Other Devastating News Stories

By William Usher 2014-05-31 11:07:40 discussion comments
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It was a big week in news as we wind down May and prepare for the biggest month in video game entertainment news: June. That's right, in less than two weeks we'll be covering the most exciting time of the year as E3 rolls around and, with it, tons of great things about all the most popular gaming platforms around.

Still, all the exciting times ahead are muddled out (a little bit) by the tragedy surrounding the proposed closure of top gaming sites such as Computer and Videogames, the Official Xbox, Nintendo and PlayStation Magazines, as well as Edge Online, one of the most well-respected review outlets out there.

We also have some hints and tips for those of you playing Watch Dogs, as well as plenty of news for big coming releases set for the Xbox One, PS4 and the Wii U. These stories and more in this May 31st, 2014 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

The Worst Game On PS4 Gets A Remake
So soon? Well, directly after its launch, Basement Crawl is being put back under the development microscope as it's being remade the way it should have been done from the start. Bungie makes it known that Destiny's multiplayer will be available at E3 this year, but only they get to play the game's alpha build. If you thought about pirating Watch Dogs on PC, beware because they contain Bitcoin malware... yep, the kind that will royally destroy your PC. Sony has established subsidiary groups to help distribute the PlayStation 4 in mainland China. Sony hasn't rolled out a release window for the PS4 in China, though. Need to find out how to get to the 'Legend' rank in Hearthstone? Well, this guide will teach you how, and Rockstar cracks down hard on cheats in GTA Online.

Transistor Review
Gaming Blend's own Pete Haas rolls out a review of Transistor for the PS4. Find out how well the game plays and if it's the sort of thing you'll want to invest in for your new-gen platform. A new mode arrives for League of Legends, and Watch Dogs pokes fun at Assassin's Creed with a funny new Easter egg. Speaking of Watch Dogs... the game was recently compared to GTA IV where the tech-under-the-hood was put under extreme scrutiny. If you're looking for something a little more consumable in the media department, you can check out the new gameplay trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.
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