The News Review: Edition 29

We here at The Gaming Review know that people are far too busy to go searching through all the latest news stories, so to make things easy, we’ve compiled what we think are the most important news stories over the past 7 days:

  • SEGA has announced that their survival horror FPS, Alien: Isolation, will be released on October 7th.
  • Social networking giant Facebook has announced that it will purchase Oculus VR, creators of the Oculus Rift, for $2 billion.
  • As a result of the takeover, Minecraft creator Notch has cancelled any Oculus Rift compatible version of the game, stating that he wants to work with games, not social networks.
  • Telltale’s CEO Dan Connors has revealed that their video game adaptation of Game of Thrones will not be a prequel, and will instead run alongside the television show.
  • SEGA have announced Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies, a standalone multiplayer game, which features two new armies and 8 new maps.
  • Rocksteady, the developers behind the Batman: Arkham series, are set to end the Batman game franchise.
  • Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has said that Minecraft is “really close” to coming to Xbox One.
  • Respawn Entertainment have announced that they have improved the matchmaking in Titanfall, with players of similar skill levels now being put into games.
  • Respawn have also begun banning cheaters in Titanfall, after revealing that they’ve turned on their anti-cheat systems for the PC version of the game.
  • Respawn’s Vince Zampella has also taken to Twitter in regards to Titanfall DLC, saying that the first pack will cost $10, and that new modes will still be free. Zampella didn’t confirm when that would be though.
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts developer Infinity Ward have revealed a teaser video, sparking rumours of a Predator crossover DLC package for April 3rd.
  • A new WWII shooter by City Interactive, named Enemy Front, will be released in the US on June 10th, Australia on June 12th, and Europe on June 13th.
  • Sony have given details on the upcoming racer Driveclub, stating that it is making “spectacular” progress and that a release date could be announced in the coming weeks.
  • EA have announced that the latest DLC for Battlefield 4, Naval Strike, has been delayed on Xbox One and PC, but should be available in early April. The DLC will still be available for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 on March 25th however.
  • The developer behind Project C.A.R.S, Slightly Mad Studios, have announced that their upcoming racing sim will support Sony’s Project Morpheus Virtual Reality headset.


This weeks Humble Weekly Bundle features 8 games that you can buy to support charity – pay what you want and receive:

  • Magical Diary
  • NEO Scavanger
  • Offspring Fling
  • Planet Stronghold 


And pay over $6 to get:

  • Anodyne
  • Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten
  • Evoland
  • Incredipede


Finally, the top games released this week are:

  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (PC, Mac)
  • SMITE (PC)
  • Fez (PS4, PS3, PSVita)


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