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Sea of Thieves hands-on

Even at its most basic, Sea of Thieves is a total blast

Rare brought only a basic slice of its Xbox One and Windows 10 shared-world pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves for attendees to play together at E3 2016, and yet it still ended up becoming one of the more talked-about demos of the show. I...   read

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Mafia III preview
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When it comes to Mafia III, we have to talk about politics in games

Politics in video games has been at the epicenter of a fascinating movement and anti-movement over the past few years. A reductive but simple view of it is that some people want change and others don't. It can be uncomfortable because the i...   read

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Absolver preview
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Absolver reminds me of God Hand (so I need it right now)

I lucked into my Absolver appointment at E3. I had wanted to see it since I watched the reveal trailer, but Steven Hansen was booked for the appointment. Sure, I questioned the idea of him playing a game that takes inspiration from Dark Sou...   read

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Cuphead preview

Cuphead's platforming levels are brutal

For my money, Cuphead has unrivaled art direction and animation in the gaming space, but how does it actually play? Is it fun or frustrating? Well, it depends which side you're talking about. After trying Studio MDHR's run-and-gun title at ...   read

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It's an important year for the annualization of Forza

For as much flak as the practice of annual installments in popular video game franchises catches, Microsoft feels like it's doing it the right way with Forza. Quietly, Microsoft has released a new Forza title every year for the past fi...   read

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Batman Arkham VR is a radical departure from the other Arkham games

I took off my headset just long enough to incredulously ask "Wait, you fucking killed off Nightwing?!" It wasn't so much the confidence and spunk to do it that took me by surprise. Hell, comic books off main characters all the time. It's th...   read

New Zelda hands-on photo
New Zelda hands-on
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is going to be one hell of an adventure

When I first heard that Nintendo was planning to focus exclusively on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for its E3 2016 booth, I triple-checked the wording. Only hands-on with Zelda? Really? That can't possibly be right! But it was, a...   read

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Xbox One

Here's the current list of Xbox One Play Anywhere games

As we learned last week, Microsoft is kicking off a new initiative called "Play Anywhere," which will link digital purchases across the Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms. Games can still come to Steam and other storefronts on PC, cross-play...   read

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Mighty No. 9
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Review: Mighty No. 9

You've heard enough about the drama surrounding Mighty No. 9. Let's take a look at the actual, finished product.   read

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Days Gone
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Days Gone feels like a stitched-together corpse made up of other games

Days Gone took up a sizable portion of Sony's E3 press conference this year. In addition to a narrative trailer, there was segment of gameplay, making for an odd split during the conference. A few days later, I saw a live walkthrough of tha...   read

Horizon Zero Dawn preview photo
Horizon Zero Dawn preview
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Scorpion robot wrangling hands-on with Horizon Zero Dawn

I think there are some limitations to open-world games that not many things outside of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and its holistic systems have managed to get right. It seems like Guerrilla Games' (Killzone) Horizon Zero Dawn has ...   read

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Resident Evil 7 has some P.T. in its veins, and I love it so far

Finally! I played Resident Evil 7 earlier today and have been itching to write about it, but unfortunately had other appointments to attend first. It was hard to focus on everything else after spending twenty minutes in Capcom's attemp...   read

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Bungie slept with wolves for Destiny

Destiny's forthcoming expansion Rise of Iron has wolves in it, so naturally, when I interviewed the add-on's executive producer Scott Taylor, I wanted to know if we'll be able to fight alongside them. "No," Taylor replied, dashing my hopes,...   read

Shadow Warrior 2 photo
Shadow Warrior 2

Shadow Warrior 2 is about guns, swords and huge dongs

The time taken from starting my Shadow Warrior 2 demo at E3 to finding a giant metal and wood carved phallus as a mission objective titled the Demonic Rod was under three minutes. That should give you an idea of the sense of humour this par...   read

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is unbelievably gorgeous

As an intermittently-invested Shantae fan, jumping in and out of the series once every couple of years, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is undeniably the most beautiful entry in the series. From gorgeously fluid animations to the crisp clean artwo...   read

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Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice feels like it has already shown all its cards

It's no secret to anyone that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on the Wii U was not well received by critics or players. From buggy execution to slow and meandering gameplay, Sonic Boom in many ways exemplified what many long time fans have feared...   read

Shin Megami Tensei IV photo
Shin Megami Tensei IV
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Are you picking up Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse?

At first it was hard to make sense out of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (known in Japan as "Final"). Initially I thought it was just an expansion of sorts for IV, but as it turns out, it's a brand new game. Now you'll be playing as more...   read

roto Man Buster photo
roto Man Buster

Ha, ThinkGeek is doing a Proto Man Buster replica too

Back in 2014, ThinkGeek unleashed a Mega Buster replica out into the world for $80, that has since been cut to $50. It was a little to silly and unwieldy for my tastes, but I imagine someone's son or daughter is having the time of their lif...   read

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Miyamoto: Expect a 'new kind of Mario,' possibly at E3 next year

With just Zelda making a big splash at E3 this year, Nintendo has been noticeably quiet on most fronts, but that might not be the case in 2017.  Speaking to IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto noted that, "We're always challenging ourselve...   read

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Kamiya says he has 'ideas' for Bayonetta 3, Okami 2, and 'other Scalebounds'

Famed developer Hideki Kamiya is known for his candid nature. He has one of the most famous Twitter accounts for a reason -- he basically says what he wants, and lets people deal with it. He kind of did the same thing at E3 this year, ...   read

God of War PS4 preview photo
God of War PS4 preview
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The new God of War brings welcomed humanity to its violent god

The considerable deviation from the God of War formula began "many years ago" as Sony Santa Monica, "decided we were going to go in and rip up the entire thing, put all the pieces on the floor" to suss out the key tenets the team wanted to ...   read

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Sup Holmes
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A special E3 live stream with the creators of Cat Girl Without Salad

[ Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Today on a special 9:30pm EST Sup Holmes,...   read

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Dead Rising 4

Dead Rising 4 will be exclusive to Microsoft platforms for one year

In this era of immediacy, we don't have to wait too long for companies to break their silences -- we can just bug them on Twitter. After being asked about the exclusive terms for Dead Rising 4, which debuted at the Microsoft conference, Cap...   read

Paper Mario: Color Splash photo
Paper Mario: Color Splash
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Paper Mario: Color Splash draws ire of Nintendo fans, looks alright

As I talked about yesterday, Paper Mario: Color Splash hasn't been very well received by the Nintendo community. You all shared your own reasons, and Nintendo's YouTube channel currently has more dislikes than likes on both showcase vi...   read

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Here's all the hardware news out of E3 2016

While E3's generally all about the games, this year we saw a pretty big turnout for hardware too: video cards, new consoles, and of course more virtual reality than we really know what to do with. So here's a roundup of all things physical ...   read

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