The Daily Hotness: Mattrick left Microsoft for Zynga?!

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In one of the weirdest turn of events in gaming, Don Mattrick left Microsoft today to head Zynga as its new CEO. Strange he just up and left after completely reversing the Xbox One policies not two weeks ago. Who knew Zynga still had money to throw around?

Other than that (on this fine first day of July), PSN is having amazing summer deals and keeping the PlayStation Plus train rolling, Final Fantasy XIV hit 1 million beta registrations, The Walking Dead: 400 Days suddenly has a release date set for this week, and many more awesome things happened on 7/1/2013.

Community:Community blogs of 7/1Forum thread of the day: Half-Life 3

Contests:Grab an exclusive Neverwinter item from Destructoid!

Reviews:Review: Fist Puncher

Previews:Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam

News:A Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit fan game? Sure!Server bugs make Darkspore unplayable, still up on OriginEA: Re-establishing Origin, making EA games betterDefense Grid is July’s amazing free Xbox Live gameFinal Fantasy XIV beta registrations hit 1 million markXbox One may run Windows 8 appsPSN Summer Blast sale features scorching dealsMicrosoft boss Don Mattrick leaving to head up ZyngaPitchford encourages Aliens: Colonial Marines PR tacticsProteus coming to PS3/Vita, will be cross buyCall of Duty: Ghosts to feature dynamic map conditions‘I think we killed a genre’ with WoW, says Red 5 CEOHotline Miami: From Super Carnage to indie success storyNew releases: It’s Oh So QuietSpecial edition Xbox 360 gold controller coming in AugustToday’s great time-wasting puzzle game is EndingGreen Man Gaming unleashes its devilish summer salePlayStation Plus gets Battlefield 3 for freeHere’s when and where to get The Walking Dead: 400 DaysSatellite Reign looks like the true Syndicate sequelFind out about the BioShock Infinite DLC later this monthThe end of typing out codes: Xbox One can scan via KinectNew thatgamecompany title will relate to a wider audience

Offbeat:Beautiful infographic charts all of Valve’s voice actorsMax for Netflix on PS3 gives you someone to talk toMoMA adds retro pioneers, Minecraft to its art collectionJimquisition: Launch Splooge

Media:Slice up life in the explorative, block-building BokidaAnother huge pile of Killer Is Dead screensDrakengard 3 gets debut trailer with gameplayHave a giant clump of Dynasty Warriors 8 screenshotsVote for One Finger Death Punch on Greenlight!Europa Universalis IV: Give Me That Old-Time Religion