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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Google’s game service, EA axes online passes, and a look at The Last of Us

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.

This week, Google held its annual I/O conference in San Francisco, revealing plans for cross-platform Google Play support, Electronic Arts decides to kill its online pass initiative that forced used game players to pay for multiplayer access, and GamesBeat gets an early look at Naughty Dogs’ upcoming project The Last of Us.

You’ll also find a review for Metro Last light and previews for Scribblenauts Unmasked and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.


News


Google I/O


Mario Luigi Dreamteam 2

Nintendo Direct


Earnings and funding


New content


Kickstarter

Tech


Mobile news


Interviews


XCOM 2K shooter Marin

Previews


Reviews


Strange happenings


Pieces of flair


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