Gaming

Bethesda E3 2017 announcements: Wolfenstein II, Skyrim Switch, VR

Bethesda E3 2017 announcements: Wolfenstein II, Skyrim Switch, VR

After month after month of announcements about phones, its gamers' time to have the stage. Kicking off with a gaming-centric Computex last month, the spotlight has now turned towards the annual E3 show. On the heals of Microsoft Xbox One X reveal and EA and BioWare's new Anthem "Destiny-alike" shooter, Bethesda, makers of The Elder Scrolls and owners of DOOM, just unloaded a ton of new games, starting with something that has been a long-time coming: Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch.

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BioWare’s Anthem mashes up Destiny, Warframe, and jetpacks

BioWare’s Anthem mashes up Destiny, Warframe, and jetpacks

BioWare just not so recently launched its fourth major Mass Effect installment, which received rather scathing reviews because of its bugs. Even while it is still recovering from that fall from grace, the game developer is already dipping its toes in waters that might just be as controversial. As earlier rumors have predicted, its new Anthem game revealed at E3 does indeed share some similarities with Destiny. But then again, that is pretty much the standard these days. Still, Anthem manages to set itself apart adding exosuits and jetpacks to the mix.

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FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch lets you kick off anytime, anywhere

FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch lets you kick off anytime, anywhere

At E3 2017, almost all eyes are on Microsoft's flood of juicy announcements surrounding the Xbox platform, including the Xbox One X and the new exhaustive backwards compatibility catalog. That, however, doesn't mean that other companies are slacking off. Nintendo and EA Sports, for example, has just revealed more details about the hit football (soccer for some) franchise FIFA 18 that will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch, letting players decide exactly when, where, and with whom they want to play it.

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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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The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is supercar star of Forza 7 on Xbox One X

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is supercar star of Forza 7 on Xbox One X

Microsoft may be showing off the new Xbox One X today, the next-gen console formerly known as Project Scorpio, but it's sharing the limelight with Porsche. The German automaker debuted a brand new car today at E3 2017, opting to bring the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS on-stage as part of the Forza 7 reveal. It's the start of a six year deal between Porsche and the Forza team.

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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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GameStop mails customers letter warning of security breach

GameStop mails customers letter warning of security breach

In early April, it was revealed that GameStop's website may have fallen prey to hackers, and now the company has confirmed the report. Some GameStop customers are receiving notices from the company advising them of a 'security incident' that affected its website. Customers may have been affected by this security breach, assuming they placed orders on the website during the vulnerable period of time.

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