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Start summer with big savings on Steam, Sonic, and more of the best game deals

The big deal news this week is without a doubt the Steam Summer Sale that launched on Thursday, but there’s several other deals also worth checking out. Score discounts on hardware and accessories including gaming controllers and charging stations, and video game titles including the Hitman and Sonic the Hedgehog franchises. Hardware & Accessories Games Miscellaneous Looking for tech deals? Check out The Verge’s roundup here. Polygon Deals is a weekly roundup of the best …

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Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ program fails to attract big game studios

Microsoft’s year-old Play Anywhere program lets people play video games on both a console and a PC. But big game studios haven’t opted in. By Seattle Times technology reporter A year in, Microsoft’s bid to link personal computer and Xbox gaming is still a work in progress. At the E3 trade show a year ago, Microsoft introduced “Play Anywhere,” a program that lets people buy a game digitally through the Xbox store, and play it …

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Nintendo Switch games list’s next major title depends on some big Xbox One news | Gaming | Entertainment

The Nintendo Switch games list could see a major boost from Square Enix but this appears to rest on a very unlikely condition. It’s still possible that Final Fantasy 14 will be ported over to the Nintendo Switch, however, there would need to be cross-platform play available with the Xbox One. Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida confirmed the news to Kotaku, revealing that talks have already happened with both companies on the matter. It …

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Where are the big Xbox One games?

If you haven’t bought an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 yet, you’re in luck: They’re both cheaper than ever at $250. The time is ripe! The Xbox One S. Florence Fu/Tech Insider That’s a straight up 50% reduction in price from the original asking price of the Xbox One, and a major discount for the PlayStation 4. And since both consoles launched back in 2013, each has a fully stocked library of games to enjoy. …

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BioWare’s Anthem game UPDATE – EA planning big DLC for Xbox One X and PS4 hit? | Gaming | Entertainment

Anthem was used during Microsoft’s E3 event to showcase the power of the Xbox One X, with incredible graphics captured in-game used to stun audiences. It’s a gorgeous, action-RPG from the Mass Effect makers set in a huge sci-fi open-world where players take control of exosuit wielding warriors. The game has only just been revealed, but EA have already revealed they have a ten-year plan in place for the game. Rarely is a game still …

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Games preview: Crackdown 3 is the Xbox One X’s big launch game

Crackdown 3 (XO) – the right choice for the Xbox One X launch? The first console game to use cloud computing is finally nearing release, but is this the sequel Crackdown fans have been waiting for? Crackdown 3 is a game with an unusual amount of weight on its shoulders. For starters, it’s a sequel to one of the most beloved Xbox 360 exclusives, that has to make up for the disappointment of Crackdown 2. …

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E3 2017’s big trends and what they tell us about the game industry

Videogame Christmas has been and gone for another year, and left in its wake only memories of sweating executive producers and promises of future delights. But E3 2017 wasn’t simply a meat market for games. I mean, yes, it was that, but it was also a window into the attitudes of the industry’s most prominent creators, financiers, and overcaffeinated-whoop-from-the-crowd-ers. Make sure you’re caught up with everything that happened at E3 2017. With the cardboard cutouts …

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Nintendo Releases Big Switch System Update | News & Opinion

Version 3.0.0 fixes a couple of annoying stability problems while introducing some genuinely useful new features. It’s hard to believe we’re only three months on from the launch of the Switch, which is well on its way to selling three million units. Demand is so high Nintendo can’t manufacture the hybrid console fast enough. At the same time, it needs to continue fixing bugs and improving the user experience, so yesterday Switch System Update v3.0.0. …

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Xbox One X takes big cue from Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones | Gaming | Entertainment

The newly announced Xbox One X will join the Xbox One and Xbox One S in Microsoft’s gaming line-up on November 7 this year. Ahead of the Xbox One X release date, Xbox’s head of console marketing Albert Penello spoke about the amount of Xbox consoles gamers can choose from. He likened it to the choice smartphone owners face – with Apple and Samsung currently selling multiple versions of the iPhone and Galaxy devices. Mr …

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Four big stories from E3 2017: Xbox One X, Super Mario Odyssey, Ubisoft, Spider-Man – Tech News

Spidey works to save civilians and makes sure the bad guys don’t fall to their deaths. — AFP Relaxnews A US$499 (RM2,130) price for the Xbox One X encourages console fans to value premium performance, a Super Mario Odyssey hat leads fans to question the nature of Mario’s existence, and Spider-Man differentiates itself from the superhero action genre’s standard, the Batman: Arkham franchise.  Xbox One X pegs US$499 price Four years after the Xbox One …

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E3: Gaming’s big day out

Changing demographic: Gamers visit Activision’s Destiny 2 booth during E3 2017; and inset below, Xbox boss Phil Spencer at the event Mario’s latesy adventure: Super Mario Odyssey E3: Gaming’s big day out Independent.ie Barnum & Bailey used to boast of putting on the Greatest Show on Earth. But the world’s best-known circus can’t hold a candle to the riotous videogames extravaganza known as E3 that holds court every June in downtown Los Angeles. http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/games/e3-gamings-big-day-out-35831343.html http://www.independent.ie/life/article35831342.ece/38faf/AUTOCROP/h342/2017-06-17_lif_32050469_I1.JPG …

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Nintendo at E3 2017: Metroid, Pokemon and Mario in the big city

For Nintendo, the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo was a victory lap. The company made big headlines over the past year with the success of its NES Classic and, more recently, the Switch. All Nintendo needed to do was promise its fans a steady stream of interesting things to play — and for the most part, the company delivered.  The biggest announcements, sadly, were also the ones with practically no information. There’s a new Pokemon role-playing game coming — …

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3 big reasons VR failed to revolutionize PC gaming

It’s been a great couple of years for PC gaming. Almost every noteworthy game is available on PCs at the same time as on living room consoles, and usually with better graphics options; new GPU and CPU hardware has made gaming desktops and laptops both more powerful and less expensive; and higher-res screens mean you can play at 4K and beyond. But virtual reality, specifically the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, was supposed to …

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The best E3 2017 trailers: the top videos from gaming’s big showcase in one place

We’ve seen a glut of awesome E3 trailers, including the latest showcases of some of the biggest franchises in gaming, so we’ve brought them all together in one place for your delectation.   We know you’re already going to be soaking up every word and picture of your favorite games, whether that’s FIFA 18 or Assassin’s Creed: Origins, but for millions of people who are looking for their new obsession or simply want to see …

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Amazon Isn’t the Only One at the Big E3 Gaming Convention Showing Why eSports Is Booming

E3 2017, the world’s largest video-game exhibition, is embracing the eSports craze. The Entertainment Software Association, a U.S. video-game trade association that holds the annual event, announced this week that it is teaming with ESL, the largest eSports company, to bring the video-game competitions to the Electronic Entertainment Expo for the first time, according to a news release. E3 starts on Tuesday, though conferences began on Saturday. “E3 is the biggest event in video games and eSports …

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