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Huawei Honor 9 finally official: release date, specs confirmed

Huawei Honor 9 finally official: release date, specs confirmed

Here's a bit of news that will surprise almost no one: Huawei has officially revealed the Honor 9. This long-due reveal follows a string of rumors and leaks that detailed pretty much everything about the phone, from its dual camera array to its generous offering of RAM. As it turns out, the rumors we heard in the lead up to this reveal were pretty much spot on, so if you've been following those reports, you already know mostly what to expect.

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Xbox One backward compatibility expands to include original Xbox games

Xbox One backward compatibility expands to include original Xbox games

Though most of Microsoft's press conference time was reserved for the Xbox One X, the company did take a few minutes to touch on a popular program it's been running for months now: Xbox One's backward compatibility. Through this program, Microsoft has made a bunch of Xbox 360 games compatible with Xbox One hardware, giving those old libraries new life. The backward compatibility program is about to get a major expansion, as Xbox chief Phil Spencer announced that his company will soon begin making original Xbox games compatible with the Xbox One as well.

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Xbox One X price confirmed: All the release details

Xbox One X price confirmed: All the release details

With so much time spent on new games today, we were getting a bit worried that Microsoft may not talk about Xbox One X pricing by the end of its show. After all, with a release date to look forward to and a bunch of games on the docket for release, it wouldn't have surprised us to see Microsoft hold pricing details for a later date. Luckily for us, Microsoft decided to talk money just as the show was coming to a close.

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Xbox One X Minecraft 4K gets cross-platform multiplayer

Xbox One X Minecraft 4K gets cross-platform multiplayer

Given that Minecraft is going on six years old, you'd be forgiven for thinking that there wasn't anything left to announce about the indie favorite. You'd be wrong, of course, because Microsoft had not one, but two big things to reveal for Minecraft during its E3 2017 press conference today. This first was that Minecraft will get the 4K treatment with Xbox One X, which may not be much of a shocker to most.

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Xbox One X is Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, releasing in November

Xbox One X is Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, releasing in November

Just as we expected, Microsoft has kicked off its E3 2017 press conference in a big way, giving us all kinds of new details about Project Scorpio. One of the first things Microsoft announced was the console's official name: Xbox One X. Bonus points to you if you guessed that Microsoft would be sticking with the Xbox One name for this new console.

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ARMS review: Nintendo succeeds with its surprisingly fun fighting twist

ARMS review: Nintendo succeeds with its surprisingly fun fighting twist

I have no problem admitting that ARMS has caught me off guard. What I'd initially written off as “just another motion control game” for a largely post-motion control world has turned out to be a very interesting and refreshing take on the fighting genre. Before we dive into the review, though, you should know ahead of time that these impressions are coming from someone who doesn't necessarily consider himself a fighting game fan.

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Star Wars Battlefront II detailed: The Last Jedi content, offline play, more

Star Wars Battlefront II detailed: The Last Jedi content, offline play, more

Perhaps the biggest game shown during EA's E3 press conference today was Star Wars Battlefront II. The first game in this Battlefront revival showed a lot of promise, but was ultimately criticized for its lack of content. EA is looking to address those criticisms with Battlefront II, announcing today that it will finally feature a single-player campaign.

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EA announces A Way Out, a new game that’s entirely co-op

EA announces A Way Out, a new game that’s entirely co-op

EA's E3 2017 press conference is underway, and though we're seeing a lot of what we expected (sports games, mostly), there was at least one surprise during the show. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons director Josef Fares took the stage to introduce us to his new studio and that studio's first game, A Way Out. A Way Out seems to be a rather unique game, much like Brothers was at the time, as it'll be a purely co-op experience.

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PS4’s Days of Play sale sees big discounts on major games

PS4’s Days of Play sale sees big discounts on major games

Just ahead of E3 2017, Sony has kicked off its Days of Play sale on PlayStation Network. The idea we're working with here is "quality over quantity" - there aren't a ton of games being discounted, but the ones that are on sale rank among PlayStation 4's biggest recent games. Because of that, this is the first time we're seeing significant discounts on some of these titles.

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Atari and Sega retro consoles chase NES Classic success

Atari and Sega retro consoles chase NES Classic success

If the NES Classic Edition proved anything, it's that the market for these retro consoles is potentially huge. That's precisely what AtGames is banking on today, launching not one, not two, but six retro consoles. Three each are dedicated to the Atari 2600 and the Sega Genesis, so if you're a fan of either of those consoles, picking up one of these might be a good way to get your retro gaming fix.

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Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is the ’90s revival no one wanted

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is the ’90s revival no one wanted

The 1990s gave us a lot of great video games and a lot of great video game icons to go along with them. Sonic the Hedgehog, Cloud Strife, Pikachu, Star Fox, and Crash Bandicoot all come to mind. When reflecting on the great characters that came out of the '90s, Bubsy the Cat certainly doesn't make the cut, but that isn't stopping Accolade from trying to bring him back.

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Alexa’s Video Skills could make everything in your living room chatty

Alexa’s Video Skills could make everything in your living room chatty

Remember back in May when DISH rolled out new functionality that allowed you to control your DVR using Alexa voice commands? It's possible that we'll see functionality like that roll out on a much larger scale soon. Today, Amazon announced that all developers now have access to Alexa's Video Skill API, the very same API that companies like DISH and YouView have already been using with their own products.

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