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EGM Weekly: March 2, 2013 Edition

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Posted on March 2, 2013 AT 09:00am

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

This week, Willem Dafoe joins the cast of Beyond: Two Souls, Sony announces all PS4 titles will get a digital release, and a veritable cornucopia of big titles are reviewed.

Here’s this week’s best:

NEWS

Willem Dafoe Joins the Cast of Beyond: Two Souls, Release Date Announced

Willem Dafoe, an actor I imagine needs no introduction, will be starring opposite Ellen Page in Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls, the company announced today. READ MORE >>

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Release Date Leaked, Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be releasing this October and will also find its way onto next generation consoles, according to a quickly edited page on Ubisoft’s official website. READ MORE >>

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BattleBlock Theater Gets Release Window

A poem posted on The Behemoth’s developer blog points to a spring 2013 release window for their upcoming 2-D side-scrolling platformer, BattleBlock Theater. READ MORE >>

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EA Hosting Conference Next Week to Discuss LGBT Issues

Next week, Electronic Arts will host a one-day conference focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in the videogame industry. READ MORE >>

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Darksiders, Red Faction, and Other THQ Properties to be Auctioned Off by May

Early this year, THQ was dissolved, and some of its various properties were auctioned off. Now, the remainder of those properties—such as Darksiders and Red Faction—are about to be auctioned off as well. READ MORE >>

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Uncharted 3: Multiplayer Goes Free-to-Play Today, Here’s the Deets

Uncharted 3‘s multiplayer officially went free-to-play. READ MORE >>

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Get $10 for Every $50 Spent on PSN until April

From now until April 1, Sony is offering $10 credit for every $50 spent at the PlayStation Store. READ MORE >>

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Officially Coming to North America and Europe

Square Enix has officially confirmed that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will see a release in North America and Europe later this year. READ MORE >>

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Every PlayStation 4 Title Will be Available as a Digital Download

Sony studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that every PlayStation 4 release will be available as a digital download as the company shifts its focus to digital media. READ MORE >>

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OUYA Ships to Backers at the End of Next Month

OUYA has announced that consoles will begin shipping out to backers from the end of next month, marking the end of a long journey. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

Tomb Raider

Even with its missteps and missed opportunities, the effort Crystal Dynamics presents here is a respectable first step in giving the Tomb Raider franchise a proper–and much-needed—reboot. READ MORE >>

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Star Wars Pinball

Is Star Wars Pinball another batch of excellence from the guys at Zen Studios? Or have they succumbed to the dark side? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Crysis 3

Does Crysis 3 close out the trilogy in style, or are nanosuits so 2007? Read our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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AC 3: The Tyranny of King Washington – Ep. 1

Is it worth seeing just how infamous George Washington has become in this alternate-universe DLC? Or should we let the Animus cool off a little and pass on this one? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Raiden slices and dices like no other, but is that enough to make this latest Metal Gear a winner? Check out our review of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to find out. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

EGM Weekend Play: Revengeance of the Nerds

EGM’s Weekend Play is a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you’ve been playing. READ MORE >>

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Interview: Ashley Eckstein of Star Wars Pinball

Talking to Ashley Eckstein, who voices Ahsoka Tano on the ’toon and in Star Wars Pinball, it wasn’t a matter of asking her to do the game, but trying to stop her. READ MORE >>

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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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