The first half of 2013 built up a lot of promise.

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 continue to play PR chess until they drop later this year, Nintendo is still exploring how best to capitalize on its Wii U, we still seethe with jealousy over everyone who has an Oculus Rift, and we still  have to figure out what the hell we are going to do with all these new Android consoles flooding the market.

In the post E3 daze and next-gen excitement, we should take note of some of the other big news stories  from 2013. The unity of gamers showing strength in the face of prospective regulation that proved to Senator Leland Yee that gamers aren’t just a blood-thirsty mob is one news story we aren't soon to forget.

The last half of 2013 is going to get next-gen crazy so before that happens, let's take a look back at  the earlier events that had us talking, laughing and in awe.. Here are the Biggest Video Game News Stories of 2013 (So Far).

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