The big news this week was the next-gen delays with Watch Dogs and DriveClub both slipping to a vague 'early 2014' release date. Of course, we're a bit disappointed, but let's face it, there's a shit-tonne of games to play before then. Elsewhere, a video finally showed us how the new
Owl Steam controller works, Kingdom Hearts had another HD collection announced and we even caught a cheeky glimpse of Kingdom Hearts III.
Matt reviewed Beyond: Two Souls this week and wasn't best-pleased with Cage's new effort, which has split media opinion more wildly than any title in recent memory. I quite enjoyed it, but can see some major flaws in it and think it's a long way off the brilliance of Heavy Rain. Elsewhere, Jon avoided the save file glitch to bring you a review of Pokemon X/Y and also found the time to be the best he could be on Just Dance 2014. Salvation Prophecy proved to be packed with neat ideas, but was extremely rough around the edges and Montague's Mount was best described as a Myst Opportunity. Geddit?
In the features, Matt and Carl have been making a nuisance of themselves on the streets (and waves?!) of Los Santos in more insane playthrough videos for GTA Online. Matt also took time to deeply examine why Beyond: Two Souls failed so miserably, but we cheered him up by sending him off to interview the team behind Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Elsewhere, you can find our weekly news podcast, a feature on the impact of the recent delays and even a preview of a game where you control a roach in Journey of a Roach. If you'd rather collect Pokemon instead of insects though, you should probably check out Jon's Pokemon X/Y guide and Top 10 feature. And finally, for those of you craving next-gen materials, there's my hands-on report of Sony's flagship PS4 shooter, Killzone: Shadow Fall.
- Steam Controller Video Demo Shows Various Genres In Action: Still looks like it's missing lots of buttons.
- UK Games Charts | 12th October 2013:Pokemon enters the UK arena, gets mugged.
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Announced, Contains The Awesome Birth By Sleep: High fives all around.
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC Players Can Upgrade To The Director's Cut For Peanuts: And the consoles?
- New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Prepares For Battle: A glimpse of gameplay.
- Battlefield 4: 14GB Install 'Recommended' On Xbox 360: Better clear all those killer free games. Wait, that's on your PS3.
- Watch Dogs Delayed Into Spring 2014: "We Will Not Compromise On Quality": A smart move for some breathing room.
- Watch Dogs Delay Will Cost Ubisoft $560 Million, Knock Them Into The Red: But they could make it back next year.
- DriveClub Officially Delayed Into 2014, PS4 Loses Key Launch Title: Will probably benefit from a later release anyway.
- Killzone: Shadow Fall Can Deal With 24 Simultaneous Enemies Before Frame Rate Suffers: Sounds like we're going to be busy.
- Halo 3 Finally Free For Xbox Live Gold Subscribers: While the PS3 gets Remember Me and MGS: Revengeance.
- Royal Mail Strike Could Delay Call Of Duty: Ghosts Deliveries [UPDATE]: No wonder the government sold the lazy bastards.
- Square Assembles Final Fantasy Committee To Police Franchise Quality: Why is the guy from FFXIII on it?
- Nintendo Promises To Fix Save-Corrupting Pokemon X & Y Bug: Ha, the best you'll ever be.
- Xbox 360 'Games With Gold' Scheme Will Run Indefinitely: You can shove it to be honest MS.
- NBA 2K14 Next Gen Trailer Drops Jaws: With mighty next-gen beards.
- Montague's Mount Review | Myst Opportunity: Spooky but rubbish.
- Salvation Prophecy Review | The Most Ambitious Space Game In Years: So many rough edges though.
- Beyond: Two Souls Review | Beyond Redemption: Matt dumps the game on the lower end of the wildly varying spectrum.
- Just Dance 2014 Kinect Review | All-In-One Party Solution: It's all about the chair dance.
- Pokemon X & Y Review | The Eyeful Tour: A triumphant return from the money-gouging series.
- Dealspwn Playthrough | Grand Theft Auto Online - Wanton Violence (For Science!): Madness descends on Los Santos again.
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Interview | Arthur Parsons On The Most Ambitious LEGO Game Yet: So, no more RSI?
- Top Ten Tuesdays | Things We Love (And Hate!) About Pokemon X & Y: What's strong and what's wrong.
- Pokemon X & Y: Tips, Tricks And Things You Might Have Missed!: Fingers crossed you miss the save file bug.
- COMMENT | The Crushing Disappointment of Beyond: Two Souls: I'm just surprised it wasn't Ellen Page that ruined it.
- COMMENT | Watch Dogs Delay: A Good Decision Made Far Too Late: I'm sure we'll find something else to play at Christmas though.
- COMMENT | GTA Online and the Trappings of Tandem Tourism: This is why we don't let Matt outside much.
- Dealspwn Playthrough | Grand Theft Auto Online - Take To The Sea!: Matt and Carl get their wheels wet.
- Dealspwn Playthrough | Grand Theft Auto Online - Take To The Sea! Extreme Edition: This is strange, especially for bank robbers.
- Game Buzz | Episode 51 - DelayStation 4: The week's delays discussed by the team.
- Journey of a Roach Preview | Roaches and Riddles: Improving the bad rep roaches have since Papa Roach.
- Killzone: Shadow Fall Multiplayer Hands-On Preview | Fast-Tracking to the Big Guns: Can Killzone stand up to the competition? Possibly.