This year's E3 began with the Xbox One showing of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in an impressive display of machine-heavy action and futuristic fighting. This Call of Duty demonstration suggested that we'd no longer be just a soldier on the ground with machine guns and grenades. Instead, it's time to get used to working with an Iron Man array of oddities.
The biggest week in gaming has begun with a new trailer of the MMO H1Z1, ready to freak you out with zombies and oddities galore. This game is set to be a massive online multiplayer game where you’re not only aiming to fire upon other players, but zombie forms as well. Here you’ll find the first glimpse of good and evil.
This week the folks at E3 2014 running events are ready and willing to bring you their presentations straight to you at home. You’ll be able to watch presentations on your Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to engage with Twitch, and you’ll be able to roll with the punches here on SlashGear as well! This is one E3 that you’ll not want to miss - but better yet, one you won’t have to miss either!
Starting the week of right for Microsoft this week means pushing a brand new piece of hardware when its opponent has none. This week is E3 2014, after all, and there’s no new PlayStation 4. There is a new Xbox One, on the other hand - one that’s exactly the same as its predecessor, sans the Kinect.
There will be ups and there will be downs to this year’s E3, with games that look fantastic and release dates that will make you cry. Most of the AAA titles we’ll see appearing at E3 2014 will be set to release in the year 2015, while - by the looks of it - the whole lot will be well worth the wait. This show begins next week, while we’ll certainly see more action this whole weekend as well.
Despite what you may have heard from some odd forums and other major publications, the Xbox One is not getting a graphics upgrade with the dawn of the Kinect-free model. In other words - you will not get a sharper image if you disconnect your Kinect now, nor will you see more frames per second. This update will bring a tiny bit more GPU power to developers - they are the ones that will have to take advantage of it.
Microsoft may be offering the Xbox One without Kinect for motion-uninterested gamers, but it's also counting on plenty of Windows users and developers being interested in the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. Up for preorder today, the new sensor bar - effectively the same hardware as for the Xbox One, but designed to work with the updated Windows SDK - is expected to ship in limited numbers from July.
Rabbids Invasion is the name of the game, and the name of the genre is Interactive TV Show. What you’ll be doing in Rabbids Invasion is taking part in 20 episodes of a TV show, becoming "both an actor and a spectator." This will be the first in a series of interactive TV show releases from Ubisoft should the first prove to be a success.
This morning Microsoft has released two drivers for their Xbox One controller for PC. This means that if you have an Xbox One wireless controller - the only standard controller for the Xbox One at this time - you can now work with your PC as well.