E3 2019

Xbox Backward Compatibility adds last games as work on Scarlett begins

Xbox Backward Compatibility adds last games as work on Scarlett begins

They say that all good things must come to an end but Microsoft is making sure it won't end on a sad note. Xbox One's Backward Compatibility program surprised the industry for pulling off something some thought would be both technically infeasible and also a bad business move. Over that time, the program has added more than 600 titles from the original Xbox, a.k.a. the Xbox Classic, and the Xbox 360, becoming available to all generations of Xbox One consoles. Sadly, that library will no longer grow after this week but Microsoft promises not to worry because it'll be back soon.

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Final Fantasy VIII is finally getting Remastered, not a remake

Final Fantasy VIII is finally getting Remastered, not a remake

Astute gaming industry observers not familiar with the Final Fantasy series might notice something strange in Square Enix's latest movements. Over the years, it has made nearly all of its titles available on mobile and PC and those that aren't fit to be ported have received some slight brush up. That was true for almost all titles save for one: Final Fantasy VIII. Without really giving any reason why, Square Enix is finally giving that installment some long-overdue attention in the Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, which, unlike Final Fantasy VII, is not a remake.

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Marvel’s Avengers release date revealed alongside first trailer

Marvel’s Avengers release date revealed alongside first trailer

One of the headliners going into Square Enix's E3 2019 press conference this evening was undoubtedly the upcoming Avengers game from Crystal Dynamics. Square Enix saved the biggest announcement for last, closing its show by finally giving the game - which is simply called Marvel's Avengers - a full reveal. While we don't always expect to hear talk of release dates when a game has just been revealed, Square Enix surprised us there too.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 GPU, 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X CPU debut at E3 2019

AMD Radeon RX 5700 GPU, 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X CPU debut at E3 2019

E3 is naturally focused on all the new titles and updates to make gamers drool but, also naturally, those games are only made possible by the hardware that runs them. Game streaming services promise to make client hardware less relevant but, until that day comes, gamers will continue to need the beefiest components for the most demanding games. It's no surprise, then, that AMD is using that opportunity to reveal its combo of a new RDNA-powered graphics card and third-gen Ryzen desktop processor to promise the ultimate gaming platform for PC enthusiasts among the E3 2019 crowd.

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Final Fantasy VII remake gets an extended trailer for E3 2019

Final Fantasy VII remake gets an extended trailer for E3 2019

It's been a big couple of days for Final Fantasy VII fans. Yesterday, Square Enix finally announced a release date for the remake, setting it for March 3rd, 2020. Alongside that release date announcement, Square Enix also debuted a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII, with the promise that more information would be shared during the company's E3 2019 press conference.

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Terraria’s massive Journey’s End update will finish eight years of content

Terraria’s massive Journey’s End update will finish eight years of content

Pretty much everyone who owns a gaming PC knows what Terraria is by now. The little indie adventure game first launched way back in 2011 and almost immediately, comparisons were drawn between it and Minecraft. Fast forward to today in 2019 and Terraria has enjoyed enduring popularity on Steam, with three updates that have each vastly expanded content launching at various points throughout the years. Today, Re-Logic confirmed that a fourth major content update is in the works, and it's called Journey's End.

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Ubisoft is launching its own subscription service called Uplay+

Ubisoft is launching its own subscription service called Uplay+

One of the most surprising things to come out of Ubisoft's E3 show is news that the company is gearing up to launch its own subscription gaming service. With Uplay+, as its called, users will have access to more than 100 Ubisoft PC games spanning its various franchises. Essentially, Ubisoft is following the lead of companies like EA and Microsoft here, which already offer subscription services of their own.

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Watch Dogs Legion lets you play as anyone you want

Watch Dogs Legion lets you play as anyone you want

As teased in the lead up to E3 2019, one of Ubisoft's big reveals at the show this year was Watch Dogs Legion. In the third game in the series, we'll still play as a member of DedSec, only this time, the setting shifts to a near-future London that has been swallowed by authoritarianism. It'll be DedSec's job to fight back against mass surveillance and oppression through hacking the world around you, but this time, there's an interesting little twist that separates Watch Dogs Legion from the games that came before it.

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Shenmue 3 trailer can’t hide fan rage over Epic exclusivity

Shenmue 3 trailer can’t hide fan rage over Epic exclusivity

Even though Shenumue 3 was recently pushed back a few months, it's still far enough along in development to make an appearance at E3. Deep Silver and Yu Suzuki delivered a new trailer for the game during E3 2019's PC Gaming Show today, but unfortunately, that trailer was also accompanied by what's sure to be some controversial news. Shenmue 3, as it turns out, will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC.

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How Ikumi Nakamura captured the internet’s heart at E3 2019

How Ikumi Nakamura captured the internet’s heart at E3 2019

She came to E3 2019 with GhostWire Tokyo. She left with the audience's hearts and the world's giggles. She is Ikumi Nakamura, Creative Director at Tango Gameworks, with Bethesda, and she was quite easily the most enjoyable presenter at E3 2019. She was so genuine in her presentation and attitude that she inspired a viral wave of fan art - take a look!

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Xbox E3 2019 round up: Every single trailer from Microsoft’s press conference

Xbox E3 2019 round up: Every single trailer from Microsoft’s press conference

Microsoft hosted its E3 2019 press conference yesterday, and just like last year, it was packed to the brim with new announcements and trailers. In recent years Microsoft has adopted something of a "blink and you'll miss it" format, giving us game announcements rapid-fire for pretty much the entire duration of its show. There was a lot to take in and some things inevitably fell through the cracks, so here's every trailer that debuted at Microsoft's E3 2019 show yesterday.

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Samsung 27-inch CRG5 curved gaming monitor hits 240Hz

Samsung 27-inch CRG5 curved gaming monitor hits 240Hz

Samsung has brought its latest gaming monitor to E3 2019, with a 27-inch, 240Hz G-SYNC compatible curved LCD promising silky-smooth gameplay. The Samsung C27RG5 trades resolution for refresh rates: while it tops out at 1920 x 1080 pixels, rather than hitting 4K, the rate at which it can keep those pixels updated is much faster than the average monitor.

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