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EGM Weekly: February 2, 2013 Edition

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Posted on February 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, Grand Theft Auto V gets delayed, Sony teases an upcoming PlayStation announcement, Junction Point Studios shuts down, and more.

You’ll find below the rest of this week’s best.

NEWS

New Crytek Studio Opens in Austin, Team Includes Darksiders Developers

Crytek today announced the opening of their first North American studio in Austin, Texas. Running the ship as CEO is ex-Vigil Games co-founder David Adams. READ MORE >>

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Disney Confirms Closure of Epic Mickey Dev Junction Point Studios

Disney has confirmed the closure of Epic Mickey developer Junction Point Studios. READ MORE >>

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Sony Release Teaser Video for Upcoming Event, Says ‘See the Future’

Sony has released a new video teasing a “PlayStation 2013″ event coming up on February 20th—and, along with the trailer, these words: “See the future.” READ MORE >>

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Resident Evil Reboot a Possibility

Given the context, take this with a grain a salt. In an interview with Eurogamer, Resident Evil: Revelations producer Masachika Kawata said a reboot of the series is a possibility. READ MORE >>

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Rumor: PS4 Controller Features “Share” Button for Recording Gaming

According to Edge, the “Share” button previously mentioned in PS4 controller rumors will record and distribute onscreen footage. READ MORE >>

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Xseed Bringing 5 Japanese Games to NA This Year

Xseed Games announced five Japanese games they’ll be localizing and releasing in North America this year. READ MORE >>

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Grand Theft Auto V Delayed

The unthinkable has happened! After getting so close to the release of Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar has snatched it away by announcing that the game has been delayed. READ MORE >>

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‘No Plans for Future Versions’ of XNA, Microsoft Says

Yesterday, Microsoft sent an email to DirectX/XNA developers stating they have “no plans for future versions” of XNA Game Studio. READ MORE >>

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Bethesda Announces Release Dates for PS3 Skyrim DLC

Starting mid-February, North American PS3 owners will finally get their hands on Skyrim’s Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire add-ons, Bethesda announced today. READ MORE >>

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EA Confirms Madden NFL 25 Name Change

The next Madden game will be titled Madden NFL 25, EA confirmed today. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

Fire Emblem: Awakening

How does Fire Emblem’s first foray onto the 3DS fare? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Skulls of the Shogun

Is Skulls of the Shogun a strategy showdown worthy of the most honorable samurai? Or should it perform seppuku? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

EGM Weekend Play: The Fire Still Burns

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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EGM Doubletake: Killzone Mercenary

At a hands-on event in Hollywood, California, EGM staffers Ray Carsillo and Eric L. Patterson got their hands on the upcoming debut of the Killzone franchise on Sony’s wunderkind portable. READ MORE >>

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Hands-on: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

EGM goes hands-on with Splinter Cell: Blacklist to find out if Sam Fisher’s latest adventure is shaping up to do the franchise proud. READ MORE >>

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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