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EGM Weekly: September 21, 2013 Edition

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Posted on September 21, 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, Grand Theft Auto sets records by reaching $1 billion in sales within 3 days of its launch, former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi passes away, Valve teases a Steam- and Linux-related announcement for living rooms next week, Sega acquires Atlus, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Grand Theft Auto V and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and we get hands-on with Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior and check out Dark Souls II and Strider in our Tokyo Game Show coverage.

Here’s this week’s best:

NEWS

Grand Theft Auto V Breaks $1 Million in Sales within Three Days, Sets New Record

Grand Theft Auto V has broken records and reached $1 billion in sales within three days of its launch, publisher Take-Two Interactive announced. READ MORE >>

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Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi Passes Away at Age 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi, ex-Nintendo president, has died aged 85, Nintendo has confirmed. READ MORE >>

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Valve to Deliver Three Steam-Related, Living Room Announcements Next Week

Three Steam-related announcements focused on bringing the service to the living room are coming next week, Valve announced, launching a teaser site as well. READ MORE >>

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Sony Surprised by West’s Interest in PlayStation Vita TV, Thinking about Western Launch

The level of Western interest in the PlayStation Vita TV comes as a surprise to Sony, and they are very much considering a Western release for the device, the company told Eurogamer. READ MORE >>

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Kojima: Metal Gear Solid V’s Torture Scene is Non-Playable

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has stressed that the torture scene glimpsed in the Metal Gear Solid V trailer will be kept to a cutscene and is not playable. READ MORE >>

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Gakai to Stream PlayStation 3 Games to PlayStation 4 in 2014

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that Gaikai will offer streaming of PlayStation 3 titles to PlayStation 4 across North America in 2014. READ MORE >>

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Sega Acquires Atlus and Parent Company Index Corporation for $140 Million

Come this November, Atlus and parent company Index Corporation will be living under Sega’s roof, courtesy of a ¥14 billion ($140 million) acquisition. READ MORE >>

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EA Sports, Origin Head Andrew Wilson Named New CEO of Electronic Arts

EA Sports and Origin head Andrew Wilson is the new chief executive officer of Electronic Arts, the company announced. READ MORE >>

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Blizzard Stripping Out Both Diablo III Auction Houses Early Next Year

Blizzard will be stripping the auction houses from Diablo III early next year, production director John Hight announced in a post on Battle.net. READ MORE >>

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Mighty No. 9 Now Heading to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U

Mighty No. 9‘s Kickstarter fund has now broken the $2,200,000 mark, meaning that development can now start on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U versions of the game. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

Grand Theft Auto V

Let’s be honest, here. You’re going to see the words “Grand Theft Auto V” and “review” and click through to read without even looking at this blurb. READ MORE >>

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Does Link’s swashbuckling adventure on the high seas stand the test of time, or have the past 10 years tattered his sails? Find out in our review of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

Hands-On: Strider

Eric spends some hands-on time with Capcom and Double Helix’s trans-gen 2.5D platformer/Metroidvania, Strider. READ MORE >>

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Hands-On: Deep Down

While there are still more questions than answers surrounding Deep Down, we were able to go hands-on at TGS in the hopes of learning a bit more about this intriguing PS4 exclusive. READ MORE >>

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Preview: The Changing World of Dark Souls II

While at Namco Bandai’s pre-TGS presentation, Eric learned a great deal about several significant changes coming to Dark Souls II. READ MORE >>

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Hands-On: Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior

The popular Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is getting a deadly expansion pack this fall. We got to go hands-on with Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior. READ MORE >>

PODCASTS

Game Over Podcast 048: The Once and Probably Not Future Despotic King

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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