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The big talk of the town this week was all about a game called Hatred. It is the very definition of a murder simulator... or at least, that's the impression that the first trailer gives off. The game has come under heavy fire... from games media. The unlikely criticism doesn't seem so unlikely after you watch the debut trailer for the game.
The rest of the week saw a wide range of unique and different stories crop up... or maybe not. A lot of it was the same 'ole regarding some familiar AAA blockbuster faces, pre-order bonuses and the overtly offensive DLC. Even still, we learned more about the parity clause between Ubisoft and the console manufacturers... and it extends beyond consoles, as well as some more goodies about Super Smash Bros on the Wii U. These stories and more in this October 18th, 2014 edition of the Weekly Recap.
No Healers in Dragon Age: Inquisition...and here's why. Sony unveiled the first full trailer for the upcoming series Powers for PlayStation users – it's actually better than I imagined. There's a whole lot of rocking and shaking going on in the industry over the Shadow of Mordor review contracts and the shady dealings surrounding them. If you're excited about Fable Legends be sure to sign-up for the closed beta... because registration is open right now. Celestial Tear lands on Kickstarter. Microsoft further details the Xbox One's parity clause. Here's why all those E3 awards Destiny won are pointless. Gaming Blend's Ryan Winslett rolls out a review of Super Smash Bros on the 3DS.
Assassin's Creed Rogue Coming to PCNow here's some good news for anyone interested in Assassin's Creed Creed Rogue... it's coming to PC. New details have been unveiled for The Witcher 3. The Vex Mythoclast gets some patch-loving in the latest Destiny update. Ryan Winslett gives his take on the South Park table for Pinball FX 2. Here's a look at the cancelled Saints Row game that was a little bit bizarre and possibly really cool. Also, 3DMark now supports 4K resolutions... so you can benchmark and push your rig to the absolute max.
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus ReviewSurprisingly, the Japanese import isn't entirely all about fan-service and T&A. Check out Ryan Winslett's review to get the full lowdown. How to dupe weapons, items and shields in Borderlands: The Pre-sequel... a complete guide. An old favorite from Killer Instinct has returned for the Xbox One version. Speaking of the Xbox One, Michael Pachter predicts that the console outsold the PS4 for the month of September. More than 15 games launched for the PlayStation consoles this week. Some cheat codes and performance options are available for The Evil Within. And the PlayStation TV has finally launched, complete with all 700 games.
Sony & Microsoft Force 30fps Parity On PC Gaming?A Ubisoft engineer has stepped forward to discuss something at a school that paints the industry in a slightly more nefarious light than you may have imagined. All that gimping going on in the PC gaming field? That's console manufacturers at work. Here are five big changes that will make you a fan of the latest World of Warcraft patch. Good Old Games and Steam are offering up free titles to gamers. Some new content has been revealed for The Legend of Korra, showing off the game's combat system and gameplay mechanics. Microsoft is now offering up to three free games for the Xbox One in their latest Assassin's Creed bundle from Ubisoft. Destiny has managed to attain 3.2 million gamers a day... very impressive.
Hatred's Controversy Strikes HardA new game called Hatred has created a massive firestorm in the media as the game has created a hot topic of debate surrounding overtly violent content. Sony dropped some major bombs with the latest update for the PS4, including custom soundtrack support. If you like flying big ships you'll likely fall in love with Dreadnought. A brand new PC and mobile Halo game is on the way called Spartan Strike. Digital Extremes, the developers of Warframe, have been acquired by Perfect World and a chicken company. The Xbox One has finally received full DLNA server support in the October update. And Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- will be releasing this December for PlayStation consoles.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Massive PatchYeah, there's an uber-massive patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that actually clocks in at an unsightly 20GB. Someone, somewhere managed to do the impossible and defeat a Destiny boss within the startling time frame of only 17 seconds. Amazing. Lone Survivor and Castlevania are making their way to the Wii U. Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco came out to announce that Project CARS on the PC, Xbox One and PS4 will be joining the late and delayed Wii U version in the far distant future of 2015. New Heroes of the Storm alpha keys are being sent out right now. And finally, there's some potentially huge news in store for Super Smash Bros. fans.