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At A Glance: Roundup 2nd-8th September 2013

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Brendan Griffiths
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At A Glance, Game previews, Games reviews, Gamescom 2013, News, News Roundup, September 2013, Weekly Roundup

At A Glance: Roundup 2nd-8th September 2013

What a time we've had with the news this week. The Xbox One finally got a concrete release and Microsoft even promised to have stock available at launch. They even pledged to support the 360 for another three years, although given its current lack of love, we think owners better get on the next-gen train soon. Sony confirmed the PS4 will do voice-recognition, but didn't make a song and dance about it, probably because mobile phones have had the tech for years and it's not as revolutionary as many tentpole-sporting execs would have you believe. What else? Well, Hideo Kojima royally put his foot (or penis) in it via twitter when talking about making his characters more erotic for marketing purposes and Final Fantasy XIV continued to be a royal mess of truly predictable proportions. Next week: Nintendo moan about not having friends.

Our Splinter Cell: Blacklist review crept out of the shadows to steal a 9/10 score, while the eagerly-awaited Killzone: Mercenary on the Vita made a good, if not exceptional, handheld FPS. We had a few surprisingly good efforts from One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, Spelunky, Real Boxing and Total War II: Rome. Race the Sun with its paper-airplane bird thingy wanted to be our indie fling for the week, but it only got as far as the bin.

The Gamescom coverage continues with an interview and hands-on session for Assassin's Creed IV along with more previews for Wolfenstein: The New Order, Lego Marvel Super Heroes and a WildStar interview. Matt also chatted with the team behind EVE: Valkyrie and even tried the game with the Oculus Rift. And finally, Carl set up a camera so you could see his face while playing Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Will he crack and show you his fear? You'll have to watch to find out.

At A Glance: Roundup 2nd-8th September 2013

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At A Glance: Roundup 2nd-8th September 2013

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At A Glance: Roundup 2nd-8th September 2013

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