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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Call of Duty multiplayer (it has women!), Xbox One does not require Kinect

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This week, Activision unveiled several new features in Call of Duty: Ghosts (including female soldiers in multiplayer), Nintendo dominates console sales with the Nintendo 3DS, and Microsoft announces that the Xbox One will still function without the Kinect plugged in, which is another reversal from the company’s Electronic Entertainment Expo announcement.

You’ll also found reviews for Saints Row IV, Europa Universalis IV, Divinity: Dragon Commander, and Plants vs Zombies 2.


News


Mobile news


Pokemon X and Y

Reveals and announcements


Tech


Trailer hoedown


Call of Duty: Ghosts


Call of Duty: Ghosts' Drone in the arctic.

Earnings


NPDs


All this funding


Ruh-roh


Previews


Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

Reviews


Pieces of flair