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Ah, another E3 over. And what an E3 it was. It was a veritable clusterf*ck of news. Megatons were going off so often a casual reader couldn't possibly keep up. Hell, we here at GamesRadar barely could and it's our freaking jobs. So it can be forgiven with all the Natals, Metroids and Final Fantasy XIVs that some news that would have been a big deal any other week got missed. But GR has you covered with the 7 most important news items you probably weren't aware of.
Above: If you haven't purchased Mass Effect by the time it's available to download, for shame
Don't think crusty two year old games are a big deal? Think about it: this is a huge step towards original, full games like Mass Effect 2 and BioShock 2 being available for download on the same day. It might not make GameStop or Walmart happy, but the convenience of getting major AAA releases, not just bite-sized arcade games, whenever you want is a whole lot closer.
One unfortunate downside is that Microsoft will stop making any more Xbox Originals available. In several statements the company has made it official that after one final Xbox game, it's only committed to putting 360 classics available to download. Rats, looks like we'll never get to repurchase Blinx, what a shame.
Most strikingly, it had info on four new RPGs: Monado from Monolith Soft, Glory of Heracles, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorer of Sky and Fossil Fighters. Admittedly those are mostly aimed at the more informal RPGists, but what about the intriguing platformer/pinball mash-up Span Smasher? And lastly it announced Picross 3D, a whole new spin on the awesome and underrated puzzler. The most exciting news around the GR office was that not only is a new Professor Layton coming out, but it comes out in just two months. Looking at that list, it's odd they were left out considering Nintendo's desire to earn back hardcore cred.
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