Weekly Recap: Xbox One Outsells PS4 in April, Assassin's Creed Syndicate Revealed, Witcher 3 Perfect Score
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THE BIG STUFF:
Xbox One Outsells PS4 in April: A surprise, perhaps, as NPD data for April released on Thursday showed that Microsoft's Xbox One console outsold Sony's, in the United States at least. The PlayStation 4 remains the cumulative sales leader for the US, however, but Microsoft appears to be narrowing the gap.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Revealed: Ubisoft formally announced this year's game this week, slating the 1868 London game to arrive for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 23. Read this roundup post for everything you need to know about the game.
The Witcher 3 Gets a Perfect Score: Becoming GameSpot's ninth ever perfect 10 out of 10 is CD Projekt Red's open-world RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Read Kevin VanOrd's review here and check out this post to see all the games that we've given perfect scores to in our history.
THE OTHER STUFF:
The folks behind excellent YouTube series Did You Know Gaming have published their latest video, this one talking trivia about Nintendo's uber-popular Wii console. Check it out.
Streaming giant Twitch continues to spread to new platforms. It's now available on streaming box Roku, the company announced this week. The service is already available on more platforms you can say in one breath, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
Blizzard Entertainment has announced the first-ever global Heroes of the Storm tournament, which offers up a total of $1.2 million in prizes. Get all the details about the new event, which kicks off in the coming months and culminates with the final round at BlizzCon in November, right here.
A new update for PlayStation 4 racing game Driveclub coming later this month will raise the game's level cap to 55. The update, 1.15, also adds new cars and lots more. But there's still no word on when the free PlayStation Plus version will arrive. Get all the patch notes here.
What? How? Are you kidding me? Yep.
IGN has the scoop on a canceled Rock Band spinoff called Rock Band Sessions. Get all the details in this story here.
Finally, Angry Birds is coming to virtual reality. I'm skeptical about a lot of VR games, but this one sounds particularly interesting. Get the full story over at Road to VR.
What a lovely day. The team behind upcoming post-apocalyptic indie game Bedlam this week released a new poster inspired by the Mad Max franchise, which has returned to theaters with Fury Road. Check out the poster below, and read more about Bedlam at the game's website here.
Is Microsoft preparing to announce a 1TB Xbox One? It appears that way, as a retailer listing suggests the console will be released in June, just days after E3. Hmmm. Of course, Microsoft already already offered a 1 TB console through last year's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle, but this would be something new.
Here's something to make you feel old. This week marks the ten year anniversary of the Xbox 360 announcement event in May 2005. Elijah Wood was there! The Killers were there! It was quite the spectacle. Re-live it through this video.
Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Desilets is continuing to tease his next game, Ancestors: The Human Odyssey. Most importantly, he says more info will come at E3 next month. Get all the details at Game Informer.
The New Yorker has a terrific interview with Sean Murray of Hello Games about the developer's ambitious PlayStation 4 project No Man's Sky. Grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up, this is a good read.
The World of Warcraft Leeroy Jenkins video is now a decade old. That's right, it was ten years ago that Ben Schulz charged into battle and launched one of the best gaming memes. Re-live the video through this Eurogamer story and video.
Here's something to hold you over until The Witcher 3 launches next week. GameStop has launched a new promotional page for the game that lets you hunt down monsters in Google Maps. Pretty cool! Check it out here.
The English translation of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's earnings presentation was published this week. In it, he talks about Nintendo's plans for smartphone games, the new NX console, the company's new theme park deal with Universal, and lots more. Read the full Q&A here.
Resident Evil publisher Capcom has outlined a new takeover defense plan. But it's not as ominous as it sounds, though. Check out the full document here.
Remember that selfie at the Oscars two years ago? Here's what it would look like with Naughty Dog characters. Amazing!
The Rockstar Editor is being put to good use. Someone has now re-created Breaking Bad's famous parking lot scene (don't click if you haven't watched!) in the game. It's really good.
Have a great weekend!
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