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Flitchio smartphone case has built-in game controller

Flitchio smartphone case has built-in game controller

Playing mobile games by using joysticks on the touchscreen is a frustrating process. There are third-party game controllers as an alternative, and they work just fine. The problem with them, however, is that they're somewhat large and they require the user to carry them around. Enter the Flitchio, a smartphone case that has a game controller built into it. This positions a pair of flat controls on the back of the case, allowing an impromptu game to be played without having to tote around a separate controller.

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Super Mario Maker launches 11 September, demo kiosks ready

Super Mario Maker launches 11 September, demo kiosks ready

It might not be the most well thought out date for a launch, but at least Nintendo is putting exact figures this time. Almost exactly a year since it was announced, Super Mario Maker will finally be landing exclusively on the Wii U on 11th September this year. But if you're itching to actually try it out before you buy, you might just be in luck. Partnering with Best Buy, Nintendo will have demo kiosks ready North America, giving fans a chance at making their dream Mario level.

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Square Enix’s E3 2015 loot bag includes a new NieR

Square Enix’s E3 2015 loot bag includes a new NieR

A lot of game studios and console makers have already revealed their wares at E3 2015 and, naturally, Square Enix won't be left behind. It has unleashed a flood of new titles, both coming soon and those coming really, really soon. Some of them, we've already heard about and are already awaiting with baited breath. Others, are new to our perked ears and have satisfactorily piqued our curiosities. And still, some exist in the realm of possibility that may never see the light of day.

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Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Killer Instinct to land on PCs

Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Killer Instinct to land on PCs

E3 2015 naturally has a lot of great tidings for those on Xboxes and PlayStations, but the PC crowd need not feel left out too much. Although Microsoft still touts its Xbox One as *the* gaming device, its unifying spiel of Windows 10 is trickling into gaming aspects as well. Yep, the recently confirmed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will also be landing on Windows PCs, giving gamers a chance to enjoy all that shooting action in all its high res and high fps beauty.

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Xbox Game Preview is like Steam Early Access with free demos

Xbox Game Preview is like Steam Early Access with free demos

Today's gamers are more conscientious of purchases, being wary of games that over promise and under deliver. At the same time, however, they are also more willing to put their money where their mouths are, willing to help fund games still in development in exchange for some exclusive early access to the game and experience its evolution. Balancing those two needs is a delicate dance and Microsoft might have just mastered the steps. With Xbox Game Preview, gamers won't have just access to alpha or beta versions of games, they can also have a free peek at it first.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda coming holiday of 2016

Mass Effect: Andromeda coming holiday of 2016

It's still a few months away, which means there still could be substantial delays, but BioWare is obviously excited to join the hype machine that is E3 2015. It has just announced that the next Mass Effect title will not just be taking place in a different location of the universe, it is going to also be offering a slightly different experience. Mass Effect: Andromeda, if everything goes to schedule, which does, will be landing in stores, both virtual or otherwise, by 2016's holiday season.

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Shenmue 3 announced at E3 2015 as a Kickstarter project

Shenmue 3 announced at E3 2015 as a Kickstarter project

If there's one theme to Sony's pre-E3 2015 conference, it might be making dreams come true. No, it's that Dreams game from Media Molecule. Among other things, Sony has revealed The Last Guardian, which will finally launch in 2016, hopefully. It has also finally given in to fans and will make, or rather remake, Final Fantasy VII as a first-class PS4 port. And now, it's going to make Shenmue 3 a reality. Well, sort of. What Sony and game creator Yu Suzuki actually announced is the launch of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign.

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The Last Guardian at long last coming to the PS4

The Last Guardian at long last coming to the PS4

A Final Fantasy VII remake isn't the only long-standing wish that Sony is finally fulfilling, or at least promising to, at E3 2015. Almost a decade in the making, Fumito Ueda's third emotional adventure game is finally getting its long overdue launch. Yes, The Last Guardian is finally going to be a real game. Though given it was first announced back in 2009, we reserve the right to be a bit cautious. Still, finally making this game real has sung to the hearts of many, given the flood of positive remark on the Internet after the reveal.

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Dreams let players manifest their own dreams on the PS4

Dreams let players manifest their own dreams on the PS4

Ever had a dream that felt so real, even if it were surreal, that it was almost as good as, well, reality? Ever wondered what it would feel like to step into other people's dreams? Like stepping into paintings ala Mary Poppins maybe? That dreamy concept is what's behind Dreams from Media Molecule, who is developing this game, if you could still call it that, for the PS4. No, it won't suddenly give PS4 owners telepathic powers. Instead, it will let them create, or recreate, their dreams inside a digital world.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake is finally making dreams come true

Final Fantasy VII Remake is finally making dreams come true

Sony held its PlayStation 4 pre-E3 game show and many predicted a lot of stuff to be unveiled, including perhaps some stronger movements in the Virtual Reality niche. But Sony definitely dropped a bombshell an hour into the press event. Right in the middle of its game revelations, Sony revealed something that fans have been clamoring for since the PS4 and even the PS3 came out. At long last, Sony has caved in to popular demand and will be launching a prettified remake of cult classic Final Fantasy VII.

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 gets Media Player

Sony’s PlayStation 4 gets Media Player

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 will be getting a media player, which will aptly be named “Media Player for the PS4”. If you have the latest PlayStation console, head on into the PlayStation Store — you might be seeing it already, as Sony said during its E3 pre-show press conference that the player would be going live some time this evening. With this users are able to watch content from multiple sources, giving them the oft-requested feature while making the console a little more useful.

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Bethesda at E3: Dishonored 2, Elder Scrolls: Legacy, Fallout 4

Bethesda at E3: Dishonored 2, Elder Scrolls: Legacy, Fallout 4

It's almost time for E3 2015, so naturally, companies are making sure you get to hear their spiels first with their pre-E3 conferences. One of the first to put out their wares is Bethesda and you might already have heard about the new Doom that's will be blasting its way to PC and consoles in Spring. Of course, that's not the only thing the game maker is showing off. In fact, it has a loot bag of game announcements that span not just PCs or console but even mobile devices.

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