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.


Google I/O

Mario Luigi Dreamteam 2

Nintendo Direct

Earnings and funding

New content



Mobile news


XCOM 2K shooter Marin



Strange happenings

Pieces of flair

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