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EGM Weekly: September 14, 2013 Edition

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Posted on September 14, 2013 AT 12:00pm

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

This week, Valve reveals Steam Family Sharing, Sony announces the PlayStation Vita TV, 3D Realms drops their lawsuit against Gearbox Software, Ubisoft announces Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix, and The Wonderful 101, and chats it up with Watch Dogs lead story designer Kevin Shortt.

Here’s this week’s best:

NEWS

Steam Family Sharing Brings Digital Loaning to Valve’s Steam Service

Valve will be adding a new service called Steam Family Sharing, which allows Steam users to share digital titles with friends and family, to their digital distribution platform, the company announced. READ MORE >>

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Sony Reveals PlayStation Vita TV, Uses DualShock 3 to Game on Televisions

Sony revealed the PlayStation Vita TV, a $100 console that allows gamers to play Vita and PSP games on their television using a DualShock 3 controller. READ MORE >>

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3D Realms Drops Duke Nukem Forever Lawsuit Against Gearbox Software

According to a document obtained by Kotaku, 3D Reams has dropped their lawsuit against Gearbox Software over unpaid royalties for Duke Nukem Forever. READ MORE >>

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New Forza 5 Motorsport Trailer Apparently Coming Next Week

A new Forza Motorsport 5 trailer will be released next week, as evidenced from a pair of blown-up frames on poster board sent to EGM from Microsoft. READ MORE >>

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J.J. Abrams ‘Emotionally Hurt’ by Disappointing Quality of Star Trek: The Video Game

Star Trek into Darkness director J.J. Abrams was “emotionally hurt” by how poor Digital Extremes and Namco Bandai’s Star Trek videogame turned out, he told GamerHubVideos. READ MORE >>

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Princess Peach Added to Super Smash Bros. Roster

Nintendo has confirmed that Princess Peach will be in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. READ MORE >>

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Final Fantasy Agito Heading to iOS and Android

Square Enix has announced that a mobile spin-off to Final Fantasy Type-0 will be released on iOS and Android devices this winter in Japan, titled Final Fantasy Agito. READ MORE >>

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Devs from Starbreeze Reassembled to Work on New Riddick Game, Actor Reveals

Team members from Starbreeze Studios responsible for development of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay are reuniting to work on a new Riddick game, actor Vin Diesel told Screen Crush. READ MORE >>

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Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD Officially Announced

The previously rumored HD port of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation has been officially announced by Ubisoft. READ MORE >>

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Halo 4 Lead Designer Leaves 343 Industries, Joins Visceral Games as Design Director

Halo 4 lead designer Scott Warner has departed 343 Industries and joined EA’s Visceral Games, Warner himself announced on Twitter. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is a more robust, refined version of Team Ninja’s work on Dead or Alive 5, providing a fighting-game package that’s a better starting point for players new to this iteration of the series. READ MORE >>

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix

Is this HD ReMix worthy of the original Kingdom Hearts? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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The Wonderful 101

Were the countless delays worth it for Platinum Games’ Wii U exclusive? Check out our review of The Wonderful 101 to find out. READ MORE >>

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Book Review: Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage

In a bit of a change of pace, we look at the Total War: Rome II tie-in novel, Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage from author David Gibbins. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

EGM Developer Chat: Watch Dogs Lead Story Designer Kevin Shortt

We were able to sit down with the lead story designer for Watch Dogs, Kevin Shortt, and pick his brain a little bit about the game’s story. READ MORE >>

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EGM’s Weekend Play: Tales and Legends Gone Home

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 >>

PODCASTS

Game Over Podcast 047: Vaudeville! You know, for kids!

The EGM crew brings you the Game Over Podcast, our end-of-the-week conversation where we discuss some of the biggest recent events in gaming. LISTEN HERE >>

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