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Samus Looks And Feels Great On 3DS – Metroid: Samus Returns – 3DS

Arguably the biggest surprise of E3 2017 was the announcement, finally, of a new 2D Metroid game. And not only was it announced, but it isn’t too far away. Metroid Prime 4 exists in the ambiguous future of, “beyond 2017,” but we will be able to play Metroid: Samus Returns on September 15. For my hands on time with the game, I got to play the game’s opening. It wasn’t an isolated demo created for …

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Kazunori Yamauchi On The Competition & How GT Sport Can Change The World – Features

Developer Polyphony Digital just announced that GT Sport is coming out this fall, and we had a chance to chat with creator Kazunori Yamauchi on a few subjects. How did the recent closed beta go, and what did you learn from it? The closed beta was really a test for us to find out things we couldn’t find out on our own. It really picks up on the most stressful parts of the game, really. We did …

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E3 2017: Sony Defends PS4’s Lack of Cross-Play for Rocket League, Minecraft

Share. “We’ve got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base.” By Alex Osborn PlayStation 4 doesn’t support cross-play with other platforms for games like Rocket League and Minecraft, and Sony has come forward to defend its decision to block such support. When asked by Eurogamer why PS4 lacks cross-play support, SIE global sales and marketing head Jim Ryan said, “We’ve got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base.” He went on …

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Will E3 ever be a mobile games show?

There’s a peculiar dynamic going on in Los Angeles this week, as E3 — the biggest gaming showcase of them all — is taking place and, once again, paying little attention to the hugely profitable mobile games market. By most estimates, mobile gaming is generating in excess of $30 billion per year, and it’s projected to eclipse consoles and the PC as the single most lucrative platform for games. And yet, cast your eye across …

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9 people arrested in network connected to illegal gaming houses and money laundering in B.C.

Nine people have been arrested in connection with alleged illegal gaming houses and money laundering  in B.C. The investigation by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC (CFSEU-BC) started in May 2016, led by the Joint Illegal Gaming Investigation Team (JIGIT). Investigators discovered that a criminal organization allegedly operating illegal gaming houses, was also facilitating money laundering for drug traffickers. The organized crime group, with links in Canada and internationally, including China, was also found to …

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Sony A Gaming Stock And Much More – Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE)

Sony Corp. (NYSE:SNE) survived the recent so-called “FANG” market turmoil on the NASDAQ better than others. This is because it is a company at the forefront of the gaming industry but one with many other strings to its bow. Under its restructuring plan, the company has been turned into an integrated multimedia company with a range of profitable operating divisions. That makes it somewhat of a safe haven in times of turmoil. It also makes …

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E3 2017: Extensive Details on XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Share. A massive info dump from Creative Director Jake Solomon By Dan Stapleton As you might surmise from the thousands of words of detail below, gleaned from a massive, hour-long info dump from XCOM Creative Director Jake Solomon today, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is a huge expansion. What it promises to revamp and layer on top of an already amazing tactical combat game makes me a little bit frightened at how much time …

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The Best Indie Games Of E3 2017 – Features

The independent game scene has exploded in recent years, with hundreds of amazing titles to discover and appreciate. Lots of prospective releases make their way to E3 to try and stand out in the crowd, and we’re keeping our eyes open throughout the show for our favorites. We’ll be updating this story with new entries as soon as we have a chance to jot down impressions, so check back daily for additional entries.  Games are …

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E3 2017: Skull and Bones’ PvP Mixes Black Flag and For Honor

Share. A hodge-podge on the high-seas. By Jon Ryan Skull and Bones’s 5-v-5 naval combat is the multiplayer that Black Flag deserved, but never got. For years I’ve been waiting for Ubisoft to return to the high seas, and while I’m not sure if the final product will be exactly what I’m hoping for, I’m excited to see more after my brief time at the helm. After a quick tutorial re-acclimating us to the basic …

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E3 2017: Splatoon 2’s Salmon Run Inspires a New Kind of Competition

Share. Steal the eggs, get glory. By Casey DeFreitas Splatoon is a pretty competitive, team vs. team shooter first and foremost, but with Splatoon 2’s new Salmon Run mode, we have an imaginative new way to sling ink with friends. We first saw a short gameplay trailer of this cooperative horde mode during a Nintendo Direct in April, but this is the first time we’ve gotten our hands on it. As explained in the video below, …

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Sony’s new PlayLink brings mobile and console gaming together | TechRadar

Update: We’ve had a chance to try four of the five games out for ourselves on the show-floor at this year’s show. Check out our impressions of That’s You!, Hidden Agenda, Frantics, and Knowledge is Power down below.  Article continues… At its E3 conference this year, Sony has announced a new collection of smartphone-controlled games designed to entertain the whole family, including those who might not usually play games. Under the umbrella PlayLink, these games …

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E3 2017: Battlegrounds Getting Player-Controlled Zombies

Share. This team has brains. By Luke Reilly The developer of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has confirmed via Twitter that the studio is working on a new PvP zombie mode for its hugely-popular battle royale game. The news was announced alongside some footage containing a brief glimpse of a few early zombie animations and attacks. Inspired by @PUBGpartners on @Twitch, zombies are coming to PUBG. There’s no ETA yet but here’s a sneak peek. #PUBGxE3 pic.twitter.com/IKKAZnl4Ml — …

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E3 2017: State of Decay 2 First Look: A Traditional Sequel, and That’s OK

Share. The zombie-survival sequel is best categorized as “Bigger, better, more.” By Ryan McCaffrey The traditional video game sequel gives you more of the original, but bigger and, ideally, better. Sometimes this results in a stale product that doesn’t recapture the magic of the original. But other times — like with State of Decay 2, the follow-up to the open-world zombie survival action-RPG — the sequel’s refinement helps the concept live up to its full …

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E3 2017: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Is More Than a Simple Sequel

Share. Drivers, Blades and Titans By Joe Skrebels When Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was announced, it seemed to put paid to the idea that the Xenoblade series would be Monolith Soft’s take on a Final Fantasy-like franchise – each game similar in style and approach, but fundamentally different in story and character. That ‘2’ implied that we’d be be returning to the classic Wii RPG’s strange setting, the backs of the godlike Titans, the Bionis and …

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E3 2017: Nintendo Wants All the Biggest Third-Party Games on Switch

Share. Nintendo plans to keep a steady flow of game releases for the Nintendo Switch. By Miranda Sanchez If it’s a major third-party game or franchise players have been asking for, then Nintendo also wants it on the Nintendo Switch. “We want every high-quality game to have an opportunity to be played on Nintendo Switch,” Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and chief operating officer told IGN in an interview at E3 2017. “Every single one. …

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