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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Wednesday was the first day of E3 2017 without a press conference, but that doesn't mean news dried up. On the contrary, today we learned that Metal Gear Survive has been delayed, an Xbox One X update was announced for Conan: Exiles, Telltale confirmed it's making a new IP, and a lot more.If you missed something and want a recap, we've rounded up all of the biggest news of the day below. You can also check out our recaps of all the news from every press conference, or head to our E3 hub for all of our coverage.Destiny 2Destiny 2 Dev Explains The PC DelayDestiny 2 Has A Bigger Focus On Story Inside The Game, Dev SaysCall of Duty: WWIIHow Call Of Duty: WW2 Balances Nazi Zombies With Respect For The WarCall Of Duty: WW2's New Social Space ExplainedCall Of Duty: WW2 Aspires To Be Saving Private Ryan Of Modern Video GamesXbox One XWatch Xbox One X Get Assembled Piece By PieceXbox One X Update Coming For Conan Exiles, New Expansion TeasedMicrosoft Isn't Making Money On The $500 Xbox One … [Read more...] about E3 2017: Wednesday’s Biggest News
During Sony's E3 2017 press conference, we were treated to a brand new trailer for God of War. In this new look at the game, we caught glimpses of the Kratos' adventure through the lands and myths of Norse mythology. In his travels, he'll come across a variety of allies and monsters in this new region of the world, and along the way, he'll bond with his son, who seems to possess some strange powers of his own to keep up with the older and more grizzled God of War.At its heart, God of War's story is about a father learning to bond with his son, who is still very much naive in the ways of the world. And with his past coming to catch up with him, he'll have to learn to balance his anger and rage, with fulfilling the duties of a father. During a private chat with creative director Cory Barlog--and creative director for God of War II-- he spoke a lot about the changes this game has compared to the others, and how his own personal experiences with becoming a father have changed his outlook … [Read more...] about E3 2017: God Of War Is Mature, And Deeply Personal
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