Thank goodness Rovio announced the news the same week as it announced it's cutting up to 130 jobs.
Betting the farm
How much do you anticipate liking Evolve, the four-versus-one monster hunting shooter being made by Turtle Rock and 2K? Do you, for instance, anticipate liking it so much that you've laid down a preorder? Would you maybe consider buying a collector's edition for an extra $10?
Or wait, how about this--would you be willing to throw down seven-hundred and fifty dollars to purchase a two-and-a-half foot tall, thirty-five pound statue? Good, because you can do exactly that.
The price of fame
There was a time when Hulk Hogan meant something. Now he is going to be in that mobile Crazy Taxi game. Hulk Hogan is going to drive taxis. He is a Real American.
Randy Savage was always better anyway.
The Sims 4 is adding pools so you sickos can drown families again. Happy?
Oh, and they also added a bunch of Star Wars costumes to the mix, which is fine except that for some reason Luke is... sieg-heiling? What kind of game is this?
We've got some big exclusive features going up this weekend, but it's been a relatively slow week. SteelSeries retooled its entire Siberia line of headsets, details came out about how hackers accidentally sold an Xbox One to the FBI, Pillars of Eternity was delayed until 2015, and I reviewed both the Lenovo Erazer X510 (a perfectly decent entry-level desktop) and Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishments (a fun, if janky, mystery-adventure game).
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