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With the 2013 E3 Expo in our rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward to when all of those new games and systems will be available on store shelves. But before we can drive off into the sunset, Microsoft’s Don Mattrick wants us to know that he’s had enough of these whining kids and is turning this car around. In an open letter to the community, Mattrick announced the Xbox One won’t feature any used game restrictions or include a daily online check-in.
This pleased many gamers, but the US government still has a few problems with the system’s Kinect requirement. Problems of a legal kind. Problems that require the proposal of the “We Are Watching You Act.” It probably won’t go anywhere, but when even the government is against a feature in your video game system, you’ve got to wonder.
More news from the (typically slow) week after E3 can be found after the break.
The Week in Reviews…
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Jak and Daxter Collection, MotoGP 13, Knights of Pen & Paper, and more.
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, and more.
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: New Super Luigi U, and more.
- Next Week’s Releases: Ouya console, Deadpool, Company of Heroes 2, and more.
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Namco Bandai has announced Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.
- NBA Live 14 won’t be coming to current generation consoles.
- The Thief reboot has been reannounced for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
- Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will be released later this year.
- Rhianna Pratchett is working with Threaks on their game, Beatbuddy.
- The next Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC has been announced. The Vengeance Map Pack will be available on July 2.
- Injustice: Gods Among Us stands atop the NPD’s list of best-selling games for a second month in a row.
It’s A Secret To Everybody…
- The Halo “Reclaimer Trilogy” is now considered a “Saga” by Microsoft, whatever that means.
- Shigeru Miyamoto has “no good ideas” for the next F-Zero game, so there probably won’t be one for a long time.
- Call of Duty: Ghosts might not come to the Wii U after all.
- Here’s a look at an iPhone controller attachment designed by Logitech.
Someone has put together a six-hour “movie” encompassing the entirety of The Last of Us. If you’ve got a whole day to kill, you might want to check it out.