Nintendo shared its plans to boost Wii U sales and how it will use the GamePad's near-field communication capabilities — as well as announced it will not be holding a press conference at E3 2013. Valve introduced Steam Subscription Plans, a way for players to manage their subscription-based games. Electronic Arts closed two studios and implemented another round of layoffs. Star Trek: The Game will not live long and prosper.
- Nintendo to skip E3 2013 press conference in favor of smaller directed events
- Iwata thinks some didn't buy Wii U because they thought it was a Wii peripheral
- Nintendo plans to use Wii U GamePad's NFC to make small payments easy
- Valve unveils Steam Subscription Plans, beginning with Darkfall: Unholy Wars
- EA Partners reportedly facing closure
- EA restructure results in hundreds of layoffs, two studios closed
- Star Trek: The Game review: captain's log