The game rental market took a heavy blow this week as LoveFilm announced that they are no longer allowing new or existing customers to sign up to game rental packages. Elsewhere, Don Mattrick left Microsoft for Zynga, Ubisoft got hacked, Traveller's Tales snuck out some Walking Dead DLC and there's the usual tidbits of information about the Xbox One and PS4. All the links to the top news story are included after the break.
In the reviews we got to play the new Deadpool game from High Moon, which we suppose could have been much worse. Jack Keane 2 failed to impress, but Hotline Miami on PSN and Mighty Switch Force 2 on the 3DS faired much better. Elsewhere you can find Jon's comprehensive reviews of the Ouya console, a League of Legends mouse and Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers.
We've got loads of top-notch previews for you this week with hands-on reports for Bayonetta 2 (we're praying it loses it Wii U-exclusive tag very soon), Sonic: Lost World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and even even the DualShock 4, the PlayStation 4 controller. We've also got the rest of our Rezzed Expo interviews for your viewing pleasure.
- UK Games Charts | 29th June 2013: The Last of Us holds off Minecraft.
- Defense Grid Goes Free For Xbox Live Gold Members: That'll make PS Plus Members jealous. WTF Microsoft?
- Star Citizen’s Crowd-Funding Total Hits New Heights: Can it topple EVE: Online?
- PES 2014 Trailer Goes Heavy On New Features & Dubstep: Dubstep trailers continue to haunt Jon. He's going to snap soon.
- Dust 514 Promises Monthly Updates, Much-Needed Improvements On The Way: Just some colour would be nice.
- Microsoft's Mattrick Leaves For Zynga: And for millions of mulah.
- Tretton: PS4 Price Decided "Months In Advance" Of E3: Not in the minutes after the MS presser.
- The Walking Dead: 400 Days Releasing From Today: In the States, next week for us.
- Gran Turismo 6: PS3 Demo Out Today: Weigh up your options against Forza.
- Lovefilm Axing Game Rentals From August: Party time at Blockbuster.
- Broken Age (Double Fine Adventure) Sliced In Two, First Half Releases January 2014: Backers betrayed?
- EVE Online: Massive In-Game Heist Sees Spy Destroy Corporation, Make Billions Of ISK: Only possible in the world of EVE.
- Ubisoft Hacked: Uplay User Data Compromised: Internet douchbags are back.
- Undead Labs: State Of Decay Multiplayer Patch "Unlikely": May have ruined the game's feel anyway.
- Xbox One Reputation System Designed To Encourage Open Communication & Corrall Griefers Together: Where have we heard this before?
- Pokemon X & Y Trailer Shows Off Character Customisation, New Region, Battling & More: Nintendo gear up to print money again.
- Destiny E3 Gameplay Debut Gets The HD Treatment: The hottest new IP for next-gen?
- Iwata: Nintendo's Region Locking Down To Cultural & Legal Differences, Not "Business Ego": Hmm, bollocks.
- SimCity Survey Canvasses Player Opinion On Larger Cities, Offline Mode, More: But will they listen?
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Story Trailer: How? What? Why?
- Microsoft: Xbox One Dashboard Designed With "Advertising In Mind": So, it's about to get worse.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Trailer Takes A Tour Of Eorzea: Lots of PS3 and PC footage, but nothing from the Ps4.
- World Of Warcraft May Get In-Game Microtransactions: A possible hint towards going free-to-play? Or just pay-to-win?
- LoveFilm Existing Game Subscribers Clarification: You can carry on renting for now.
- Tales of Xillia 2 Western Release Confirmed: Awesome news for JRPG fans.
- Mighty Switch Force! 2 Review | Switches & Hose: Platformer soaks the competition.
- Deadpool Review | The Merc With A Mouth Talks A Big Game: But a game you should just rent.
- Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within Review | Burning Out: Shoddy gameplay lets the sequel down.
- Hotline Miami PSN Review | Console Carnage: Murderous times finally arrive on Sony platforms.
- OUYA Review | Running On Faith: Not worth the money right now.
- Magic 2014: Duels Of The Planeswalkers Review | Magic On Tap: Digital card game is basic but enjoyable.
- Razer Naga Hex League of Legends Collector's Edition & Goliathus Mouse Mat Review | Legendary?: Like expensive mice?
- Dealspwn @ Rezzed | Total War: Rome II - Pawel Wojs Interview: The art of war discussed.
- Game of the Month | June 2013: It's fungus versus farming.
- Dealspwn @ Rezzed | Sir, You Are Being Hunted - Tom Betts Interview: New word of the week: tweedpunk.
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Hands-On Preview | Monkeying Around: Wii U platformer fails to impress.
- COMMENT | Broken Age Broken: More Money Than Sense?: Please let this be the end of shitty kickstarter projects.
- Bayonetta 2 Hands-On Preview | Umbran Climax!: Looks great. Will sell fuck all on the Wii U.
- Sonic: Lost World Hands-On Preview | Super Sonic Galaxy X-Treme: See above.
- DualShock 4 Hands-On First Impressions | Get A Grip: Much improved says Matt.
- Game Buzz | Episode 38 - Mattrick's Moment: Wish I was about to earn $50 million.