E3 2018 is right around the corner. We're expecting tons of big announcements during the big briefings from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and others. But before that, we're taking a look back at last year to go over what was announced and determining if each company lived up to their promises. We're starting today with Microsoft, but you can check back soon to see our recaps for Sony and Nintendo.Project Scorpio Becomes Xbox One XThe biggest news from Microsoft's E3 2017 briefing came at the top of the show. The company officially announced the name, price, and release date of its super-powerful console. So long, Project Scorpio; hello, Xbox One X. Microsoft also talked about how the console was its smallest and most powerful yet, while the company announced a list of games that would receive enhancements on Xbox One X. The list has grown substantially since then. Microsoft does not announce Xbox sales numbers, so we don't know how well the Xbox One X is doing. One thing is clear, though: … [Read more...] about Did Microsoft Live Up To Its E3 2017 Promises?
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Square Enix has confirmed that its E3 2018 showcase will take place on June 11 at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT/ 6 PM BST. In a Twitter post it promised a "special video presentation" that will reveal the "exciting future of Square Enix." The event will be streamed on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer, and of course GameSpot will be at hand to provide coverage as it happens.Square Enix has not confirmed what games it will have on show, but a safe bet is Kingdom Hearts 3, which is currently scheduled for release in 2018. The Japanese company is also working on a remake of beloved role-playing game Final Fantasy VII, and very little has been seen of it thus far. It could be that E3 2018 will offer us a better look at the eagerly-anticipated title.Another game that could make an appearance is Left Alive, which was announced during Sony's TGS briefing in September 2017. Left Alive is a third-person "survival action shooter" for PS4 and PC due out in 2018. The game set in the Front Mission universe, taking … [Read more...] about Square Enix Announces E3 Showcase Date
E3 is often where we get to see or hear about major games for the first time (this year featured Metroid Prime 4 and Anthem, for instance) or where we see more of a previously announced big-name game (like Super Mario Odyssey or God of War). But there's far more at E3 than just those huge games with major franchise or developer names attached to them. Many other games fly under the radar but are nonetheless well worth your attention. We've rounded up a small handful of these games for you below. Semblance (PC) Alex Newhouse | News Reporter I'm always on board with a platformer that manages to find an innovative mechanic, since the platformer genre is so saturated with games. Semblance, a game that started as a South African developer's final university project, creates a world that's essentially made out of Play-Doh, and it lets you deform it to achieve your objectives. Slamming into certain walls or floors compresses or warps them to allow you to reach higher places or avoid spikes … [Read more...] about E3 2017: 11 Cool Games You Might Have Missed