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EGM Weekly: December 28, 2013 Edition

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Posted on December 28, 2013 AT 07:45am

Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days.

This week, the first wave of player-created, Rockstar-approved GTA Online jobs are released across PS3 and Xbox 360, the Final Fantasy X and X-2 scenario writer expresses his desire for a X-3, Nintendo delays the release of their Pokémon Bank app, Destiny‘s technical art director reveals that Bungie’s first post-Halo project was a third-person shooter early on, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew start revealing our top 25 games of the year with numbers 25 through 15, while Chris Holzworth (that’s me!), Josh Harmon, Marc Camron, and Matthew Bennett share their personal Best of 2013 lists.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

First Wave of Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs Released Across Xbox 360, PS3

After giving players the creation tools necessary to design their own deathmatches and races in GTA Online, the developers at Rockstar have selected 10 of the best and released them into the wild. READ MORE

Sony Pulling Online Support for Resistance and Gran Turismo 5 in 2014

Sony is set to pull online support for Gran Turismo 5 and the Resistance franchise in 2014, according to an update to the company’s support page. READ MORE

Final Fantasy X Scenario Writer Would Like to See Final Fantasy X-3

Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts writer Kazushige Nojima has revealed that a third Final Fantasy X title may be possible—if there is enough demand. READ MORE

Pokémon Bank And Poké Transporter Release Delayed

Nintendo has confirmed rumors that the Pokémon Bank And Poké Transporter apps will not release for Nintendo 3DS on December 27 as originally planned. READ MORE

Princess Zelda Makes the Cut for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, 3DS Roster

The latest batch of screenshots posted to the official Smash Bros. website confirms that Princess Zelda will be among Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS’ roster.READ MORE

Bravely Default Producer Keen on Annualizing the Fledgling JRPG Series

Bravely series producer Tomoya Asano is keen on releasing a new title in the series each year and hopes to get Bravely Second out in Japan in 2014, the developer told Gengeki Online in a recent interview. READ MORE

Destiny Was at One Point a Third-Person Shooter, Technical Art Director Reveals

Bungie’s Destiny was, at one point early in its development, a third-person shooter, technical art director Ryan Ellis revealed in a recent interview with Game Informer.READ MORE

Warner Bros. Teasing December 31 Batman Arkham Announcement

Warner Bros. has added a teaser to its Batman: Arkham Facebook page that points to an announcement on December 31, but what could it be for? READ MORE

Major Patch Released for NBA 2K14 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4

2K has released a new patch for NBA 2K14M on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which aims to improve gameplay and remove a few unwanted bugs. READ MORE

Mercenary Kings Devs Aiming for ‘Early 2014′ PS4, Steam Release Window

Mercenary Kings developer Tribute Games aims to have their side-scrolling shoot ‘em up out on PS4 by early 2014, according to a recent post on the studio’s official blog.READ MORE

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Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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