Weekly Recap: Xbox One Loses Its Biggest Exclusives And 5 Other Huge Stories

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Microsoft went on a rampage this week, handing out their exclusives like schools handing out sex-ed pamphlets, stripping the Xbox One down from many of its exclusives as if it were on stage dancing to an exotic tune in front of a bunch of its competitors. The system will already be sold without Kinect, but now Kinect will be available to use on PC starting this July. This follows on Dead Rising 3 also making the jump to the PC platform.

In less salt-inducing news, Take-Two Interactive hinted at a possible sequel for Red Dead Redemption, easily one of the most endearing games of seventh-gen. Nintendo got back into the game and kicked off a massive comeback with the launch of Mario Kart 8 and Sony reveals some more of their plans for E3 2014. These stories and more in this June 7th, 2014 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Possible
Take-Two finally commits to making a comment about the future of the Red Dead franchise. It's good news, too, because the future of the franchise isn't dead... not by a long shot. Two more worthwhile indie games have joined the PlayStation 4's lineup this year, where-as the Xbox One received some less-than-stellar news about DirectX 12. Regardless of what side of the fanboy war you stand on, GFWL has been officially removed from Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, which is great news. An interesting game called The Stomping Land has landed on Steam while news about a potential Mac version of The Sims 4 has surfaced. And, Microsoft has revealed some pretty awesome plans for E3 this year regarding the Xbox One.

Mortal Kombat X Announced
Netherrealm Studios has teased the next release within the venerable and long running Mortal Kombat series called Mortal Kombat X. Mario Kart 8 helped blast up sales of the Wii U by Satan's area code, and likewise managed to move 1.2 million units over the weekend. All the big success still has some people awfully leery about the Wii U's long-term profitability and adoption rates. New info points to a Last of Us 2, while Little Orbit preps for a release of Falling Skies on home consoles this fall. Microsoft revealed Forza Horizon 2 for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and we have some hands-on impressions of EA Sports UFC from the Xbox One.
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