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Bi-weekly NGG: Pre-Gamescom edition

The game news drought has finally lifted, kind of. Gamescom is next week so all the big companies are getting ready to display their stuff to the world once again. This is essentially Europe’s E3 and it’s even bigger! What can gamers expect next week? Be sure to tune in to this writer’s coverage. For now, let's get to this week's News, Games, Geeks.

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News

  • Little Big Planet 3 will launch on the PS3 and PS4 on November 18
  • EA has plans to launch a streaming service on the Xbox One that will allow users to stream some of their games for $5 a month, or $30 a year
  • To celebrate the PS4 version of The Last of Us, Sony staged a musical called The Last of US: One Night Live, which starred the game’s main cast and can be viewed on PlayStation’s YouTube channel
  • Microsoft announced August’s Games for Gold freebies, which will include Dishonored, Crimson Dragon, Motocross Madness, and Strike Suit Zero
  • Sony also announced their free game roundup for August PS Plus members including Fez, Dragon’s Crown, Road Not Taken, Crisis 3, Proteus, and Metrico
  • Deep Silver, publisher behind Dead Island and Saint’s Row, bought the rights to Homefront from the struggling company, Crytek
  • Evolve has been delayed until February 2015
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue was announced for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and will star a Templar on the hunt for his former assassin brothers and is set to release on November 11
  • Capcom announced they are re-releasing the GameCube remake of the first Resident Evil game for the PS3/PS4/360/One/PC set to release in early 2015
  • Gannon was revealed to be playable in Hyrule Warriors along with several other key features highlighted in a special Nintendo Direct
  • Bioshock is being ported to iOS devices
  • Aladdin and Princess Jasmine are being added to the already enormous roster of Disney Infinity 2.0 characters
  • Sleeping Dogs is being ported to the PS4 and Xbox One on October 10 fit with every piece of DLC

Examiner Videos/Articles

  • Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited review
  • Rogue Legacy review
  • Top 4 TMNT games
  • Game Boy Anniversary: Final thoughts

NGG Playlist

  • Digimon All-Star Battle trailer
  • Spark trailer
  • Tenkai Knights Brave trailer
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue trailer
  • Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard trailer
  • Hyrule Warrior Ganondorf trailer
  • Broforce Expendables trailer
  • Hyrule Warriors Direct
  • Skullduggery trailer
  • Lucius 2 trailer