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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 2, 2013 12:00PM PDT

Ubisoft explains why it chose Chicago as the setting for its open world action game Watch Dogs. Read more

The winners in the annual Game Critics Award have been released for E3 2013, with Titanfall taking the top spot in all six of the categories it was nominated in, including Best of Show. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 2, 2013 8:00AM PDT

The Xbox One Kinect can scan QR codes, according to Microsoft, removing the chore of inputting long codes for extra content. Read more

Microsoft's head of interactive entertainment Don Mattrick, who has been in the spotlight with the recent Xbox One reveal and subsequent policy changes, may be leaving the company to take a similarly high profile job at Zynga. Read more

Battlefield 4 is all about "levolution," EA's gimmicky marketing term used to describe the nonetheless impressive amount of destruction you can cause in the environment. And Activision is saying "hey, we can do the same thing" with its newest pre-order incentive. Read more

When adjusted for inflation, PS4 is the cheapest PlayStation home console launch ever. Read more

D4 creator Hidetaka 'Swery65' Suehiro goes into more detail about the game's Kinect controls, and the episodic structure built around reliving memories. Read more

Microsoft has issued a statement regarding third-party headsets, following reports that third-parties were "locked out." It says it will be developing solutions for peripheral makers "in the near future." Read more

Sony does not charge a fee for title updates, a representative told Shacknews amid reports that Microsoft had dropped its own patch fee. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jun 27, 2013 1:30PM PDT

MineCon is returning for yet another year. But where will it be? Read more

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