A Gamer’s Week: August 31

Delivering reviews, news, Gamer Diaries, columns and editorials

This week, the Softpedia Games review department is delivering long-form evaluations for: Cloud Chamber, the final episode of The Walking Dead – Season Two, The Walking Dead Pinball table, To End All Wars and Eidolon.

We also have a number of editorials that deal with the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 and their current labeling as current gen, one about the hacking threat to the PSN and another about the flame wars ragging between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Madden NFL 15 was the biggest launch of the week and we also offer a number of Gamer Diaries linked to it, exploring some of the mechanics and the new additions.

The Weekend Reading piece focuses on the fact that gamers can never decide whether they want depth or more variety from their favorite experiences.

The EndWeekGame article talks about how we spend our free time, and we also have a selection of the most important news from the past week.

On Monday Blizzard delivered more information on the Greater Rifts that are being integrated in the 2.1.0 patch for Diablo 3, a rumor once again talked about a potential zombie-based DLC for Grand Theft Auto V, and Sony offered some details on the DDoS attack that it suffered and its effects.

On Tuesday, a leak showed the entire character lineup for Super Smash Bros., a leaked video revealed the Rift multiplayer mode for Assassin’s Creed Unity, and Bethesda talked about the voice actors who would be featured in The Evil Within, including Jackie Earle Haley and Jennifer Carpenter.

Wednesday was the day when The Creative Assembly explained that family tree rumors for Total War: Rome II were false, while BioWare revealed the cooperative multiplayer mode included in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

At the same time, Nintendo talked about Zelda DLC for Mario Kart 8.

On Tuesday, the fan base started asking EA Sports to add online Team Play back to Madden NFL 15, a new map for the Halo: The Master Chief Collection was revealed, and Quake Live received a host of changes designed to prepare the game for its coming launch on Steam.

On Friday, Nintendo announced a new version of its handheld line, called the New Nintendo 3DS, with an extra analog stick, a rumor talked about the cancelation of GTA V on the PC, and the September update for the Xbox One was finally launched.

Finally, on Saturday, Dragon Age Keep got a 14-minute long video with plenty of details, and Volition announced Gat Out of Hell, a new expansion in which gamers will battle the Devil himself.

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