It's Wednesday, which can only mean one thing - MORE VIDEO GAME NEWS! Today, we've got a review of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, details on XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Slingshot DLC, and a release date for SimCity! Also, Zynga quietly laid off 5% of its employees during this week's Apple press conference - we've got the details!
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Electronic Arts confirmed today that the release date for upcoming city building simulation game SimCity is March 5, 2013. It will be available for both PC and Mac on that fine, distant day. (Dale North)
A pair of add-ons are on the way for XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the first, the Slingshot Content Pack, has been detailed by 2K Games and Firaxis. It's centered around three new maps which are tied to the game's Council missions, offering further customization options for your characters and another playable squad member. (Jordan Devore)
Charmless, cynical, and uninspired, Warfighter encapsulates everything wrong with the annual big budget shooter industry. It's really not an awful game, it's just insipid and shallow, a title that exists solely to exist, and squeeze whatever profit remains to be had from serving the same flavorless porridge to the same unadventurous customers. (Jim Sterling)
There were a number of layoffs at Zynga today, as you might have heard from employees who were affected and quickly spread the word. An internal note from CEO Mark Pincus confirms much of what's been said about the significant changes that took place. (Jordan Devore)