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PlayStation Neo tipped to land this year to usher in 4K gaming

PlayStation Neo tipped to land this year to usher in 4K gaming

While Microsoft was only too happy to tease the E3 2016 crowd with its Project Scorpio console, noticeably missing from the showroom floor and news was the PlayStation Neo, a.k.a. the PlayStation 4.5. Even Nintendo name dropped its NX console in announcing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Fresh Air the Wild. Apparently, there is a reason for that. According to insider sources, Sony's "and a half" console might actually launch later this year, so Sony is merely reserving the PR for when that happens.

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Final Fantasy 15’s E3 demo highlights frame-rate improvements on Xbox One

Final Fantasy 15’s E3 demo highlights frame-rate improvements on Xbox One

When the Final Fantasy 15 Platinum Demo was released back in April on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, one of the notable differences was that the latter platform's version suffered from performance issued and significant drops in frame-rate. Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, in one of their deep-dive technical analysis, has found that the playable demo offered at E3 last week showed a number of improvements on Microsoft's console, offering a positive outlook for Final Fantasy 15's September 30th release.

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No Man’s Sky wins legal battle over name with Sky TV

No Man’s Sky wins legal battle over name with Sky TV

If legal battles where corporations try to prevent anything from sharing even a single word with their name seem ridiculous to you, prepare for a huge eye-roll. It turns out the highly anticipated space exploration game No Man's Sky was in danger of dealing with a last-minute name change. Why? The developer has been engaged in a 3-year legal battle with Sky TV, the UK television broadcaster, which apparently owns the word "sky."

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Overwatch Competitive Play changes revealed, still no release date

Overwatch Competitive Play changes revealed, still no release date

No more than a day after Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan offered details about what new content players can expect over the coming months, he's followed-up with a developer update video that outlines the changes coming to Competitive Play. The game mode, which focuses on ranked multiplayer matches more suited for serious FPS players, is said to be nearing completion and has been greatly overhauled after its initial test during the Overwatch beta period in May.

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Blizzard details new Overwatch content including Competitive Play, characters, maps

Blizzard details new Overwatch content including Competitive Play, characters, maps

Now that Blizzard's new FPS hit Overwatch has been out for a few weeks and dug its claws into players, the developer has outlined what's coming down the pipeline over the next year in terms of new content and features. In a post on the Battle.net forums, game director Jeff Kaplan wrote about Competitive Play modes, new characters and maps, as well confirmed that these future additions will be part of free updates.

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You can try PlayStation VR at Best Buy and GameStop this weekend

You can try PlayStation VR at Best Buy and GameStop this weekend

One of Sony's biggest announcements at E3 2016 this week was the official release date of PlayStation VR, along with some of its launch titles. But like when the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive debuted earlier this year, the $399 asking price is a lot for consumers when they haven't even gotten to try out the headset. Well, Sony is playing smart, and PS VR demo stations will be available at a number of retailers ahead of the October 13th launch, and they're starting this weekend at select Best Buy and GameStop locations.

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You can play Titanfall 2 “Beta” sooner than October

You can play Titanfall 2 “Beta” sooner than October

The release of Titanfall 2 will take place on the 28th of October, 2016. Before then, the folks at Respawn Entertainment and EA Games are launching the same sort of test they launched before the full drop of the game (the original Titanfall). That is a sort of Beta test, as you might want to call it, more properly termed a "Multiplayer Technical Test." While the final game will have a single-player mode in addition to the multiplayer mode Titanfall is known for, this will be a stress test of sorts - testing out the weight before the weight drops.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard: playable teaser available now in PS Store

Resident Evil 7 biohazard: playable teaser available now in PS Store

Can't stand the thought of waiting until January to get your hands on Resident Evil 7 biohazard? There's good news if you happen to own a PlayStation 4 and have a PlayStation Plus subscription: Capcom has released a playable demo of the game that you can download right now. Even better, this isn't simply a small piece of the full game, but rather a completely separate and unique piece of content.

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PS VR Aim Controller is a Zapper for the VR generation

PS VR Aim Controller is a Zapper for the VR generation

Sony has shown off some very cool stuff at E3 2016 including games and hardware. One of the coolest things at the show from Sony is the PlayStation VR system, games, and hardware for that VR system. Impulse Gear has unveiled at the show a game called Farpoint and a controller that may be more important than the game called the PS VR Aim.

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Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima’s new eerie game

Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima’s new eerie game

Kojima-san is indeed back in the gaming industry with the formal announcement of his upcoming title, his first since parting ways with Konami last year. Now heading his own studio, named after himself of course, the game designer who brought the world the Metal Gear series is seemingly trying his hand at something different with "Death Stranding". Given the rather eerie and ominous visuals and soundtrack, this could perhaps be the Silent Hills that the game designer was aiming for.

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Detroit: Become Human wants players to be co-writers

Detroit: Become Human wants players to be co-writers

Back at the Paris Games Week in October, Sony showed off one rather vague new title called Detroit: Become Human. Back then, it was described simply about human-like androids who, unsurprisingly, desire to become more human. At E3 2016, Sony gave a bit more flesh to game, also introducing a new character in the process. Yes, it will still be about robots trying to be more human, but how that story ends, as well as the events that will take place, will totally depend on you.

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New God of War, Last Guardian, Horizon Zero Dawn shown off at E3

New God of War, Last Guardian, Horizon Zero Dawn shown off at E3

What's the best way to kick off a gaming press event? Aside from an orchestra and a rockin' beatboxing, throat singing lady? Why with Kratos all grown up, of course. And alive, to boot. That is exactly how Sony opened its PlayStation E3 event at the Shrine Auditorium. Setting the mood for the rest of the show, the yet to be titled new God of War installment seemingly brings the violence and god killing to a completely different setting, from the plains and shores of Greece to the mountains and forest of Viking territory.

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