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The Daily Hotness: Mattrick left Microsoft for Zynga?!

11:59 PM on 07.01.2013 // Brett Zeidler
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In one of the weirdest turn of events in gaming, Don Mattrick left Microsoft today to head Zynga as its new CEO. Strange he just up and left after completely reversing the Xbox One policies not two weeks ago. Who knew Zynga still had money to throw around?

Other than that (on this fine first day of July), PSN is having amazing summer deals and keeping the PlayStation Plus train rolling, Final Fantasy XIV hit 1 million beta registrations, The Walking Dead: 400 Days suddenly has a release date set for this week, and many more awesome things happened on 7/1/2013.

Community:
Community blogs of 7/1
Forum thread of the day:  Half-Life 3

Contests:
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Reviews:
Review: Fist Puncher 

Previews:
Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam 

News:
A Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit fan game? Sure! 
Server bugs make Darkspore unplayable, still up on Origin 
EA: Re-establishing Origin, making EA games better 
Defense Grid is July's amazing free Xbox Live game  
Final Fantasy XIV beta registrations hit 1 million mark 
Xbox One may run Windows 8 apps 
PSN Summer Blast sale features scorching deals 
Microsoft boss Don Mattrick leaving to head up Zynga 
Pitchford encourages Aliens: Colonial Marines PR tactics 
Proteus coming to PS3/Vita, will be cross buy 
Call of Duty: Ghosts to feature dynamic map conditions 
'I think we killed a genre' with WoW, says Red 5 CEO 
Hotline Miami: From Super Carnage to indie success story 
New releases: It's Oh So Quiet  
Special edition Xbox 360 gold controller coming in August 
Today's great time-wasting puzzle game is Ending 
Green Man Gaming unleashes its devilish summer sale 
PlayStation Plus gets Battlefield 3 for free 
Here's when and where to get The Walking Dead: 400 Days 
Satellite Reign looks like the true Syndicate sequel 
Find out about the BioShock Infinite DLC later this month 
The end of typing out codes: Xbox One can scan via Kinect
New thatgamecompany title will relate to a wider audience 

Offbeat:
Beautiful infographic charts all of Valve's voice actors 
Max for Netflix on PS3 gives you someone to talk to  
MoMA adds retro pioneers, Minecraft to its art collection 
Jimquisition: Launch Splooge  

Media:
Slice up life in the explorative, block-building Bokida 
Another huge pile of Killer Is Dead screens 
Drakengard 3 gets debut trailer with gameplay  
Have a giant clump of Dynasty Warriors 8 screenshots 
Vote for One Finger Death Punch on Greenlight! 
Europa Universalis IV: Give Me That Old-Time Religion 



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Just out of curiosity, does anybody here still play Mario Kart 8 at all frequently?
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Neighbors ended up calling the cops. I hid under a cardboard box. Police officers were perplexed but went back to their patrol routes after a minute or so.
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!a new MGS: Ground Zeroes update file auto dl'd and installed..the day prior to MGSV... hmm.. coincidence? OR... coincidence?
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Just got an email from Nintendo saying that my Club Nintendo reward has been shipped and is on its way. Now it's the end of an era. *pours one out for Club Nintendo*
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I'm so, so sorry everyone. :(
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I'm pretty sure you guys know what game I'll be playing tomorrow. One of THE hottest games of the season. That's right, I'm talking about Lunch Truck Tychoon. Kojima ain't got shit on me, mukkas!
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Playing Project Zero 2 on Wii. One should hope PZ5 got more sensible controls - twisting the Wiimote left/right to turn the camera does not make sense.
Barry Kelly avatarBarry Kelly
"When you are not playing the game or choose not to join the defense, your FOB will be defended automatically by your Security Team and security devices." Yeah, I think I'll just avoid the FOB functionality in MGS V
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Just read that SquareEnix have applied some weird mutation of crowdfunding mechanics to the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided preorder. I know the last blog I wrote mentioned how big publishers try to pervert these systems, but to think it's already this far gone.
Cosmonstropolis avatarCosmonstropolis
First in line to grab MGS V tomorrow. Close to my house, so it looks like I can eat and sleep comfortably. No one else seems to be waiting at my mailbox. Neighbors are getting suspicious.
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Mike Wallace avatarMike Wallace
You know what, I'm just gonna come out and say it. I hope MGSV fails. It won't train wreck by any means, but I hope it's a huge financial failure. Nothing against Kojima, but #fuckonami
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