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EGM Weekly: February 9, 2013 Edition

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Posted on February 9, 2013 AT 09:12am

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

This week brings us more next-gen rumors, an unfortunate number of studio closings and departures, the announcement of a new Assassin’s Creed game, and our review of Dead Space 3.

Here’s the rest of this week’s best:

NEWS

J.J. Abrams, Gabe Newell Tease Portal, Half-Life Movies

During their “Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, the Audience or the Player?” keynote which kicked off this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit this morning, director J.J. Abrams and Valve head Gabe Newell provided an interesting tease. READ MORE >>

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RUMOR: Next Xbox to be Always Online, No Secondhand Games, Blu-ray Discs, and a New Kinect

The next Xbox will always be online eliminating secondhand sales, uses 50GB Blu-ray discs, and will ship with an updated Kinect, according to a new report. READ MORE >>

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Epic Games Closing Impossible Studios, Putting Infinity Blade: Dungeons ‘On Hold’

Impossible Studios, the developers behind Infinity Blade: Dungeons, is being shut down, Epic’s Tim Sweeney announced. READ MORE >>

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Crytek Aims to Move Completely to Free-to-Play Games

In an interview with GamesBeat, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli reiterated the company’s goal to “transition entirely” to free-to-play games like their upcoming title, Warface. READ MORE >>

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Square Enix Virally Announces Murdered: Soul Suspect

Square Enix announced a new game today—Murdered: Soul Suspect—through a series of tweets and a viral website. READ MORE >>

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Obsidian Has a New Star Wars Game Pitch and is Ready to Approach Disney

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 developer Obsidian Entertainment has a new Star Wars game in mind, and is now waiting for the right time to pitch it to Disney. READ MORE >>

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Rayman Legends Coming For Xbox 360, PS3, Delayed For Wii U

The good news? Ubisoft announced today that their upcoming Rayman Legends would be getting Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 releases along with the already-announced Wii U version. The bad news? That Wii U release has been delayed in the process. READ MORE >>

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New Assassin’s Creed Coming Fiscal Year 2014

During the company’s quarterly earnings call today, Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot announced a new Assassin’s Creed—with a new hero and a new time period—will be coming fiscal year 2014. READ MORE >>

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Sony Says Goodbye to PlayStation All-Stars Dev SuperBot

Sony has cut ties with SuperBot Entertainment, developers of PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. READ MORE >>

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Announced, Debut Trailer

CD Projekt Red has finally unveiled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt after several weeks of teasing, and there’s a ton of details and a debut trailer to fill you in on everything you need to know about it. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

Dead Space 3

Is Dead Space 3 everything fans hope for or is this just some awful trick being played on us by a Marker? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

Can Sly sneak away with another winning game? Or will the long layoff catch up to him? Check out our review of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time to find out. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

EGM DoubleTake: BandFuse: Rock Legends

Josh and Andrew go hands-on with BandFuse: Rock Legends. Will they walk away with long hair, leather pants, and an army of beautiful groupies? READ MORE >>

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EGM Weekend Play: In The Dead of Space

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 Interview: Deadly Premonition Creator Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro

EGM sits down with Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro, to talk about his cult classic Deadly Premonition, as well as the upcoming Director’s Cut of the game. READ MORE >>

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EGM Plays: Dead Space 3 (Part 1) Damn It’s Cold Out Here

Welcome to part one of our playthrough of EA and Visceral Games’ Dead Space 3. READ MORE >>

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EGM Plays–Neverwinter Beta (Part 1) Character Creation and Opening Quest

We recently had a chance to try out Cryptic and Perfect World’s upcoming Dungeons and Dragons MMO Neverwinter. READ MORE >>

PODCASTS

EGM Game Over Podcast 025: All The Cool Characters Have TB

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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