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Play This Now: A Massive New Shooter Just Hit PS4, and it’s Free to Play

Play This Now: A Massive New Shooter Just Hit PS4, and it’s Free to Play

By on June 23, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

With all the exciting news coming out of Los Angeles during E3 last week, you might be one of the many gamers who decided it was finally time to rush out and buy a PlayStation 4. But now that’s you’ve spent a few hundred dollars on the console, what are you supposed to play? It might be a good idea to start in the Free-to-Play section of the PlayStation Store, which got a huge boost this week. More →

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E3 Awards: The Best Games of E3 2015

E3 Awards: The Best Games of E3 2015

By on June 22, 2015 at 4:05 PM.

Just as quickly as it arrived, E3 2015 has packed its bags and ditched the Los Angeles Convention Center once again, leaving in its wake enough excitement to fill up a calendar year. Microsoft held the most consistently entertaining conference I’ve ever attended, Sony tried to make all of our dreams come true and Nintendo wound up apologizing for its lineup.

But none of that matters — I know that there’s only one thing you care about: Who won E3?

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Star Wars Battlefront Preview

‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Isn’t the Reboot I Was Looking For

‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Isn’t the Reboot I Was Looking For

By on June 19, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Of all the games we knew about before E3 2015 kicked off this week, Star Wars Battlefront might have had the highest profile. Few other games have the pedigree and history of the Battlefront series, fading away before its time with an ambitious third entry canceled before Pandemic Studios could ship it.

After years of silence, Battlefield developer DICE decided to take up the mantle and reboot the series itself. It was one of the biggest reveals of E3 2013, and two years later, I’ve finally had a chance to play it. More →

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Nintendo E3 2015 Preview

Distraught Nintendo Fans Need to Chill Out: The New Wii U Games are Fun

Distraught Nintendo Fans Need to Chill Out: The New Wii U Games are Fun

By on June 19, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Spending all my waking hours on the show floor at E3 2015, I’ve been out of the loop for the most part when it comes to the actual fan reactions from the announcements earlier this week. After Sony and Microsoft blew the doors off their respective venues, I assumed that Nintendo fans would be chomping at the bit for some huge revelations.

What they got instead was a blocky Metroid spinoff, a three-player Zelda game, an Animal Crossing board game and an English translation of an RPG that came out 25 years ago. Needless to say, Nintendo fans were unhappy. More →

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PS4 Backwards Compatibility

Sorry, PS4 Owners… Sony Says No Backward Compatibility for You

By on June 19, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Sorry, PS4 Owners… Sony Says No Backward Compatibility for You

Microsoft had a heck of an E3 this year. From the first announcement to the last demonstration, the company’s E3 press conference was a fan-favorite in 2015. And the company’s Minecraft demo on HoloLens was absolutely mind-blowing. It was a much-needed win for Microsoft, which has been lagging behind Sony since their current-generation video game consoles first launched ahead of the holidays in 2013.

The first announcement Microsoft made during its E3 event was Xbox One backwards compatibility, which will allow Xbox One owners to play many of their old Xbox 360 games on their new consoles. PS4 owners have been wondering whether or not the same feature would be added to the PlayStation 4, and now they finally have their answer. More →

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Bethesda Fallout Shelter Vs. Candy Crush Saga

The Shocking Success of Bethesda’s Fallout iPhone Game

By on June 18, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

The Shocking Success of Bethesda’s Fallout iPhone Game

It was pretty obvious that Bethesda’s new iPhone game Fallout Shelter would be a hit from the moment it was announced on Sunday. Fallout is one of the most beloved IPs around and Fallout 4 is one of this year’s most highly anticipated games. That said, I’m not sure anyone thought Bethesda’s mobile game would ever be this successful. More →

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The Last Guardian E3 2015 Preview

‘The Last Guardian’ Combines the Best Elements of ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ and ‘Ico’

‘The Last Guardian’ Combines the Best Elements of ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ and ‘Ico’

By on June 18, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

Now that we’ve all come to terms with the fact that The Last Guardian exists, it’s time to figure out what exactly the game is. We know it’s being made by the same team that brought us Shadow of the Colossus and Ico, we know that it stars a young boy and an unrecognizable creature and we know it’s coming to the PS4 in 2016.

I’m here to tell you what else I learned behind closed doors.

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Mad Max Preview E3 2015

‘Mad Max’ Expands on the World of the Movie in Fun and Unexpected Ways

‘Mad Max’ Expands on the World of the Movie in Fun and Unexpected Ways

By on June 17, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Avalanche Studios is launching two games this fall. They’re both set in vast, open worlds. They both thrive on destruction. They both star gruff dudes in a foreign landscape, intent on toppling the evil forces that rule the land.

One is Mad Max and the other is Just Cause 3, but from what I saw at E3 2015, Mad Max is an entirely new experience – one that Just Cause fans will appreciate and one that everyone else might just become throughly engrossed in.

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HoloLens E3 2015 Preview

Hands-On: HoloLens Blew My Mind, But It Has Some Serious Limitations

Hands-On: HoloLens Blew My Mind, But It Has Some Serious Limitations

By on June 17, 2015 at 3:55 PM.

Nothing at Microsoft’s press conference on Monday got a bigger reaction than HoloLens. Being able to peer into the world of a game without having to leave the real world is a fascinating proposition, but does it really work?

I had the opportunity to test out HoloLens in a Halo 5 simulation on Wednesday, and although it wasn’t perfect, I can tell that HoloLens is bringing something entirely new to the table. More →

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Halo 5 Warzone Preview E3 2015

Wayne Brady Just Beat Me at Halo 5

Wayne Brady Just Beat Me at Halo 5

By on June 17, 2015 at 1:29 PM.

The very first demo I had a chance to play at E3 2015 this year was Halo 5’s new multiplayer mode, Warzone. It’s completely unlike the 4 v 4 Arena mode you’re used to, fusing player vs. environment elements with 12 on 12 multiplayer combat. If standard multiplayer isn’t dynamic enough for you, Warzone might be what you’re looking for. More →

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