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EGM Weekly: September 28, 2013 Edition

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Posted on September 29, 2013 AT 10:23am

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

This week, Valve announces SteamOS, Steam Machines, and Steam Controllers, Electronic Arts puts their college football franchise on hold for 2014, Destiny design director Joe Staten leaves Bungie, and much more.

Here’s this week’s best:

NEWS

Valve’s Final Steam Announcement This Past Week Is Steam Controllers

Valve wrapped up up their week of living room–related announcements by revealing the Steam Controller. READ MORE >>

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Valve Announces Steam Machines, Multiple Devices Coming to Living Rooms 2014

Steam Machines running SteamOS are coming to living rooms in 2014, Valve revealed in the second of three planned announcements for this week. READ MORE >>

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Valve Announces Linux-Based Operating System SteamOS

In the first of their three scheduled announcements this past week, Valve unveiled their new Linux-based operating system, SteamOS. READ MORE >>

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EA Puts College Football Games on Hold While They Evaluate Franchise’s Future

Electronic Arts won’t be releasing a 2014 edition college football game, and will be “evaluationg” future plans for their college football franchise, the company announced. READ MORE >>

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Toon Link Joins Super Smash Bros. Roster

Nintendo has announced that Toon Link is the latest character to join the Super Smash Bros. roster on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. READ MORE >>

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Rockstar Offers Up Details on Grand Theft Auto Online, Including Microtransactions

An update on Rockstar Newswire, the company’s official blog, confirms microtransactions in Grand Theft Auto Online and details the multiplayer component to GTAV. READ MORE >>

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Destiny Design Director Joe Staten Leaves Bungie after 15 Years with the Company

Joe Staten, bungie design director, co-creator of Destiny, and author of Halo: Contact Harvest, is leaving the company “to tackle new creative challenges,” the designer announced. READ MORE >>

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South Park: The Stick of Truth Finally Arriving on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 December 10

South Park: The Stick of Truth will finally arrive for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 this December, Ubisoft announced today. READ MORE >>

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Thief Producer Details How the Reboot Will Capitalize on DualShock 4 Functionality

Talking to the PlayStation Blog in a developer Q&A, Thief producer Stephane Roy revealed how Eidos’ upcoming Thief reboot will utilize the DualShock 4 controller’s unique features. READ MORE >>

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Riot Games Named Third Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For by Fortune

League of Legends developer and publisher Riot Games is considered the third best company of small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. to work for, according to Fortune. READ MORE >>

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