Some good news for the Wii U this week as a new Fatal Frame game was announced as an exclusive title which could make great use of that underused gamepad screen. The new Dragon Age and Mad Max games got new launch date (well, a 2015 delay for the latter) alongside some slightly underwhelming new trailers. We saw our first screenshot of the new Call of Duty which was just a face, so um yeah. Busy news week.
Our weekly review lineup includes The Last Federation and Secrets of Raetikon on PC, the new free PS3 Karaoke app SingOn and the NES Remix 2. To end the week, I finally managed to say goodbye to Irrational Games by reviewing the Bioshock Infinite DLC, Burial at Sea - Episode 2.
After we finally stopped stuffing Easter Eggs and beer into our faces over the hols, we returned to bring you another top week of feature articles. There's a Top 10 Easter Bunnies in games (very creepy), a nod to the GameBoy's 25th birthday and a look at how gaming needs more variety for its lead roles. A couple of Comment features examine how Dragon Age: Inquisition still has a lot to prove and how emulating may be an important step in gaming preservation. If you need a new MMORPG in your life, take a look at Jon's feature as to why you should take another look at The Secret World. Or just watch him and Carl pillage everything in a War of the Vikings video.
- EA should make huge robots play football, suggests UK charts: Sounds like a plan.
- Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call is coming West: Just, why?
- Fatal Frame should make the Wii U GamePad relevant again: Again though, not a system seller at all.
- Everybody expects the Dragon Age: Inquisition in October, thanks to new trailer: We'd rather have The Witcher III though.
- Mighty Wings or Cheap Trick? - Ace Combat Infinity launches next month: It's free, but I imagine I'll be giving it a miss, like War Thunder.
- Our first look at Call Of Duty 2014: Wow one screen, thanks for all the info Activision.
- Titanfall's new VR map is an intentionally glitchy "parkour playground": Not like Battlefield's glitches, thankfully.
- DICE claims to have fixed Battlefield 4 with "high performance servers" - but an apology might be nice: Don't hold your breath.
- Mad Max slips to 2015, have a trailer while you wait: Looks very sandy.
- MGS: Ground Zeroes' exclusive DLC will be free for all: Woot! Raiden's coming to PS4!
- The Last Federation Review | Hail Hydral!: Don't let Captain America hear you saying that.
- SingOn Review | Your Streaming Karaoke Machine: SingStar's new rival lands.
- NES Remix 2 Review | Nostalgia Trippy: Not quite like you remember?
- Secrets of Raetikon Review | Winging It: Pidgeon power?
- Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 Review: A fitting finale?
- Dealspwn Reload | Gaming SitRep - 21/04/14: It's Carl and the news. Huey Lewis being on holiday.
- Easter Special: Top Ten Video Game Bunnies: Silent Hill's still gives us the shudders.
- Top Ten Tuesdays | What We Want From Halo 5!: Expectations are notably high.
- #GameBoyMemories - Happy 25th Birthday, Game Boy!: Or the Tetris controller as I knew it.
- "Not all gamers are teenage boys" - Why we still need more variety in our gaming protagonists: Are we getting closer or further away?
- Murasaki Baby Preview | Touch The Weirdness: Please be better than Escape Plan.
- COMMENT | BioWare has a lot to prove with Dragon Age: Inquisition: Has the studio lost its touch?
- COMMENT | Emulation Is Conservation, Not Piracy: It's time more publishers opened up their back catalogue.
- Game Night | War of the Vikings: Nordic naughtiness ensues.
- The Secret World Is The Secret MMORPG Revolution: Why you really should give it another look.
- Game Buzz | Episode 73 - Happy 25th Birthday Game Boy!: The weekly news podcast.