This Week’s New Releases + Game News: July 20, 2015

New Retail Releases
vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (PS4, Xbox One). The first golf game from EA Sports not to feature Tiger Woods on the cover in almost 20 years, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will combine a traditional golf simulation with a variety of fantasy courses.

Other New Retail Releases

New Release Round-Up For Downloadable Games

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New Game Announcements

  • Angry Birds 2 will be released on July 30. Apparently the more than a dozen spinoffs don’t count.

More News

  • Shenmue III set a record by becoming most-funded video game on Kickstarter with a few hours to spare.
  • Bethesda’s Pete Hines said that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘s paid mods “didn’t pan out.”
  • It didn’t take a detective to realize that Batman: Arkham Knight would be the best-selling game of June 2015.
  • The Flock will attempt to be a “limited-time” game when its released this Summer.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online’s “Imperial City” expansion will be available soon.
  • Telltale Games will release Game of Thrones: A Nest of Vipers on July 21.
  • Randy Pitchford’s #AskRandy Q&A on Twitter went horribly wrong for the developer.
  • The forums for Epic Games were hacked. Remember to change your password.
  • Konami removed Hideo Kojima’s name from the cover of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
  • Deep Silver dropped Yager as the developer of Dead Island 2.
  • Paramore, Disturbed, Foster the People, and others have been added to Guitar Hero Live‘s tracklist.
  • N++ will finally be released for the PS4 on July 28.
  • Despite rumors to the contrary, Nintendo still plans to publish Devil’s Third.
  • Believe it or not, but Bandai Namco is “pretty far” into the development process for Tekken X Street Fighter.
  • Marvel has a number of “quality-focused” console games in development.
  • Harmonix has added songs from the Foo Fighters, The Cure, Aerosmith, and more to Rock Band 4.

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