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Retro-styled Transformers game shown off at E3

Retro-styled Transformers game shown off at E3

One game at E3 this year that didn't get the big announcement treatment during yesterday's Xbox One and PS4 presentations is Transformers: Devastation. An action game from developers Platinum Games that features a look exactly like the old 80's Transformer cartoons. To be released this fall for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, the game really ratchets up the nostalgia by getting longtime Optimus Prime actor Peter Cullen to lend his voice.

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All the PS4 trailers you missed from E3 2015

All the PS4 trailers you missed from E3 2015

Now that we're decompressing from all the big announcements and surprises that made up the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 keynotes at E3 (and still bracing ourselves for Nintendo's), we can take a little time to check out some of the trailers we might've missed in all the excitement. We've already recapped everything from Microsoft's Xbox One presentation, so let's review Sony's now. They showed an impressive line-up of games this year, including a handful that didn't start with "Final Fantasy" and end with "VII."

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PS4 lands Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta first

PS4 lands Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta first

While Sony's PlayStation keynote at E3 this year was full of out-of-the-blue surprises, including Final Fantasy VII and The Last Guardian, there were also some big announcements about the latest yearly installment of one of gaming's biggest franchises: Call of Duty. While the latest title, Black Ops 3, was first revealed back in April, the big PlayStation-related news is that the PS4 will be getting the multiplayer beta first this August, available to those who pre-order the full game.

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Destiny: The Taken King trailer debuts at E3, new subclasses for all

Destiny: The Taken King trailer debuts at E3, new subclasses for all

A week after we were tipped off by a leak, it's now official: the next expansion for Destiny is called The Taken King, and will be released on September 15th. This will be a much larger addition to the game than the two previous expansions, The Dark Below and House of Wolves, offered, complete with a new raid activity and boss to drive the storyline, as well as a new subclass ability for each of Destiny's three classes.

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Ubisoft at E3: Rainbow Six Siege, South Park The Fractured, For Honor

Ubisoft at E3: Rainbow Six Siege, South Park The Fractured, For Honor

We're bringing you all the latest in gaming news from E3 2015. Game developer, Ubisoft, is holding another press conference today, and they're taking the opportunity to let us know just what they have in store for us this gaming season. Ubisoft has a lot of games in the pipeline including heavy hitters like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, and newcomer For Honor. Check out the trailers and gameplay below.

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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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Start saving “several hundred dollars” for Sony’s Project Morpheus next year

Start saving “several hundred dollars” for Sony’s Project Morpheus next year

With E3 officially kicking-off today, and Sony's presentation for all things PlayStation just a few hours away, we're about to be overwhelmed in new game previews and release dates. But if there's going to be one big thing for Sony this year, it's going to be Project Morpheus, the company's virtual reality headset. An in-depth report from Wired has just revealed the two details that PS4 gamers are dying to know: the VR headset will launch in the first half of 2016, priced at "several hundred dollars."

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This is YouTube Gaming

This is YouTube Gaming

Earlier today a new YouTube account appeared on Twitter called 'YouTube Gaming', and it had a single mysterious tweet. No announcement came with it, no explanation, no hints about what to expect. After awhile another tweet appeared, and it revealed a little more: a picture of devices running a new yet-to-be-announced product. That led into a litany of tweets revealing bits and pieces -- a screenshot here, an explanation there. There are more than 30 tweets now, and YouTube has stopped playing, formerly announcing the service. This is YouTube Gaming.

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YouTube introduces top games chart and ‘YouTube Gaming’

YouTube introduces top games chart and ‘YouTube Gaming’

YouTube is being coy, and it has something video game related up its digital sleeves. The video company recently launched a new "YouTube Gaming" Twitter account, and though it only has two tweets at this point, there's a picture showing devices teasing some sort of video game-centric product [Update: it has been officially introduced. Details after the jump]. Also introduced today is a new “YouTube Top Trending Games” chart detailing “what’s going to be big tomorrow”. The latter of the two intends to help gamers choose which game they should play next.

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LEGO Marvel’s Avengers trailer debuts

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers trailer debuts

Lego is adding a new game, LEGO Marvel's Avengers, to its roster of adorable games that are fun for all ages. Lego branched into video games a long time ago with its LEGO Star Wars series. Since then, the Lego universe's partnership with Traveler's Tales has expanded to include popular characters such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and of course super heroes. Lego has had a field day with its superhero themed games, releasing three Batman: DC Superheroes games and a previous Marvel Super Heroes game.

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Dark Souls III promo image leaks with early 2016 launch tease

Dark Souls III promo image leaks with early 2016 launch tease

Last week word surfaced via The Know that the next game in the Dark Souls franchise, Dark Souls III, will be arriving next year for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and that there were (are?) ongoing negotiations for a PC version of the title. There were a bunch of details in that leak (unconfirmed and unofficial, of course) alleging things like up to four players, 10 character classes, 45 new foes and 15 new bosses, 40 new armor sets, a full hour of cutscenes, and 100 new weapons. Now another leak has surfaced.

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SEGA reveals ‘Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice” game for 3DS

SEGA reveals ‘Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice” game for 3DS

Though SEGA has had some hits and misses, it presses on with its biggest cash cow Sonic and friends — this time around, it is 3DS owners who will be getting the next title. The company has announced a new game dubbed Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for the Nintendo 3DS, and it will be arriving some time this winter (a time that will be seeing several other anticipated titles dropping). We don’t know the exact date at this point, but SEGA has dropped some details on what the title is about, as well as a teaser image.

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