EGM Weekly: March 8, 2014 Edition
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EGM Weekly: March 8, 2014 Edition

This is EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days.

This week, Uncharted lead writer and creative director Amy Hennig departs Naughty Dog, Jack Tretton steps down as CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Shaquille O’Neal turns to Indiegogo to fund a new Shaq Fu, Watch Dogs finally gets a new release date, Rocksteady’s new Batman: Arkham game is revealed, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews TowerFall Ascension, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and The Walking Dead: Season Two: Episode 2 – A House Divided. Plus, we chime in on our favorite local multiplayer experiences in this week’s Fast Five, check in on what’s happening in the East with Japan Service, and we finally remember to record the Game Over Podcast.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

Uncharted creative director and writer Amy Hennig no longer at Naughty Dog

Amy Hennig, head writer and creative director of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series, has left the company, Sony confirmed to Polygon. READ MORE

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 ‘Revelations’ DLC announced

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2‘s first DLC, Revelations, will put you in the shoes of Alucard, Konami has confirmed. READ MORE

Jack Tretton steps down as CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that Jack Tretton will step down from his role as CEO come March 31, 2014. READ MORE

Shaquille O’Neal turns to Indiegogo to crowdfund Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

Shaquille O’Neal and new studio Big Deez Productions have turned to Indiegogo to help fund their attempt at righting the wrongs of 1994’s Shaq Fu with Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. READ MORE

Watch Dogs gets a release date, new trailer

Last we heard ,Watch Dogs was due to release during the first quarter of Ubisoft’s new fiscal year (April-June 2014). However, a rogue tweet, a leaked trailer, and confirmation from Ubisoft have revealed the actual release date. READ MORE

Titanfall Season Pass confirmed and detailed, free and paid DLC planned

Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has confirmed that Titanfall will get a season pass, and that there are plans for both free and paid DLC. READ MORE

Thief developer Eidos Montreal hit with sizable layoffs, studio confirms

Thief and Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal has laid off a substantial number of employees, according to a new report from Kotaku. READ 

Murdered: Soul Suspect gets a release date

Square Enix has announced that Airtight Games’ supernatural thriller Murdered: Soul Suspect will be released for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on June 3. READ MORE

Batman: Arkham Knight announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC [update: debut trailer]

Batman: Arkham Knight, the “explosive finale to the Arkham series,” is heading to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC later this year. READ MORE

Report: Dishonored II being unveiled at E3 2014, according to mysterious image

A mysterious photograph of a slide may have just outed the existence of Dishonored II, as well as the fact that it’ll be fully announced at E3 2014. READ MORE

Features

The Fast Five: Our favorite local-focused multiplayer games

Each week, the EGM Staff bring you The Fast Five—in which we choose a topic related in some way to the week’s news, and five editors pick their top answer to the question. READ MORE

Japan Service: What’s New This Week in Japanese Gaming

This week on Japan Service: We try to catch up from our little vacation by covering four big localization announcements that have happened in recent days. Danganronpa and Akiba’s Trip and Raiden and Shin Megami Tensei, oh my! READ MORE

Weekend Play: TowerFallin’ to Yoshi’s New Island

Welcome to EGM’s Weekend Play, a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you’ve been playing. READ MORE

Reviews

TowerFall: Ascension

Who’d have guessed that the PS4’s first killer app would be a 16-bit throwback? READ MORE

Walking Dead: Season Two: Episode 2 – A House Divided

A faster, more action-oriented pace feels out of place in an episode that’s all about plot development at its core. READ MORE

South Park: The Stick of Truth

No game has better represented what South Park’s all about. READ MORE

Podcasts

EGM Game Over Podcast 066: And Now a Word from Our Sponsors…

The EGM crew brings you the Game Over Podcast, our end-of-the-week conversation where we discuss some of the biggest recent events in gaming. LISTEN HERE

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Contributor: egmnow.com   Posted: Mar 8, 2014 at 10:45am
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