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UPDATE: David Dreger aka Knuckles Dawson, formerly of Rooster Teeth, found dead

UPDATE: The Vancouver Police Department has provided GamerNode with the following statement:

‘Although tragic, the disappearance and subsequent location of David Dreger is not being treated as a suspicious death and we will therefore not be commenting on the case.’”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/david-dreger-aka-knuckles-dawson-formerly-of-rooster-teeth-found-dead/

Bleszinski: ‘I fought for new IP at Epic after Gears 1′

“Cliff Bleszinski, creator of the Gears of War series, revealed on Twitter earlier today that he wanted Epic Games to move over to a new IP after its work was done with the original Gears of War.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/bleszinski-i-fought-for-new-ip-at-epic-after-gears-1/

E3 2013: Cops called on Ouya

“The LAPD showed up to Ouya’s public outdoor exhibit in the parking lot across the street from E3 2013 yesterday in an attempt to shut the crowd-funded console’s presence down.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/e3-2013-cops-called-on-ouya/

E3 2013: PlayStation 4 priced at $399, will not restrict used games or require constant Internet connection

“The PlayStation 4 will run consumers $399 in the US, €399 in Europe, and £349 in the UK and will release this holiday season, announced Sony at its E3 press conference last night.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/e3-2013-playstation-4-priced-at-399-will-not-restrict-used-games-or-require-constant-internet-connection/

Microsoft clarifies the role of used games and sharing on Xbox One

“With its E3 press conference just four days away, Microsoft made sure today to clear up as much confusion over the Xbox One’s approach towards used games and the sharing of games before any representative ever stepped on stage at The Galen Center.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/microsoft-clarifies-the-role-of-used-games-and-sharing-on-xbox-one/

Harmonix to reveal new game tomorrow

“The maker of Rock Band and Guitar Hero, Harmonix, is planning to reveal a brand-new game tomorrow. Additionally, the developer promises that it’s not a new Rock Band or Dance Central title and appears to be a new IP.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/harmonix-to-reveal-new-game-tomorrow/

Zynga to lay off 520 employees, shut down LA, New York, and Dallas offices

Social gaming giant Zynga is set to layoff 18 percent of its staff — approximately 520 employees — in addition to closing down its Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas studios as an attempt to restructure towards mobile and reduce costs.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/zynga-to-lay-off-520-employees-shut-down-la-new-york-and-dallas-offices/

Naughty Dog to keep Uncharted, Last of Us engine for next-gen

“Unlike the transition from the PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 3, Naughty Dog will not be rolling out a brand-new engine for its games on the PlayStation 4. The developer has chosen to instead continue to use the engine that it has built The Last of Us and the Uncharted series on.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/naughty-dog-to-keep-uncharted-last-of-us-engine-for-next-gen/

Nintendo reveals Best Buy locations set to showcase E3 lineup

“Nintendo won’t be showing its upcoming software lineup to the world in a press conference during this year’s E3, but that doesn’t mean the console maker isn’t giving the public a chance to see them at all. Earlier today, The Big N announced that 110 Best Buy stores — set across the US and Canada — will host playable demos of these titles for the public during the week of the massive event in Los Angeles.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/nintendo-reveals-best-buy-locations-set-to-showcase-e3-lineup/

‘No way’ Xbox One wasn’t going to support indies, says Mattrick

“Xbox head Don Mattrick has attempted to dispel one of the many rumors circulating about Microsoft’s next-gen device since its official reveal last week: that Xbox One wouldn’t allow indies to self-publish.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/no-way-xbox-one-wasnt-going-to-support-indies-says-mattrick/