E3 2016 - Ubisoft has just debuted the first gameplay footage from Watch Dogs 2, which took place during Ubisoft's E3 2016 press conference. Check it out:
Ubisoft teamed with Sony for Watch Dogs 2, with all of Watch Dogs 2's DLC to be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 for 30 days. The company also released a shorter trailer for Watch Dogs 2, which we've got embedded below.
E3 2016 - Ubisoft showed off a pair of new For Honor trailers at their press conference, reminding us exactly how impressive the upcoming Dynasty Warriors-esque fighter really is.
For Honor's latest footage is absolutely spellbinding, showing us a world that's been entirely torn apart by an earth-shattering doom, plunging humanity into one thousand years of all-out war. In the game players can choose between three different factions--Samurai, Viking or Knight--each with their own unique campaigns and cultures.
The gameplay footage also showed us how the unique "Art of Battle" combat system works, a rather unique mechanic that somewhat mirrors NiOh. Players can switch their stances on-the-fly and string together combos, but overall the combat is more gritty and real rather than flashy--you'll feel every slam of your axe and every shield-bash from an enemy, making combat much more satisfying.
E3 2016 - There's a lot new and different about DICE's Battlefield 1, including its Operations mode, which does something no other Battlefield game has done before: split rounds up into multiple maps.
In Operations, you fight on an entire front of the war. When the round starts, attackers will push forward and attempt to conquer ground while defenders do their best to keep them at bay. If the attackers succeed, defenders will fall back and the battle will resume on a new map. Repeat until defenders can't fall back any farther, or presumably until attackers run out of tickets. Zeppelins will be apart of Operations.
We haven't seen it in action yet, but it sounds like Rush with a clever twist. Fingers crossed it's well-designed and proves a worthy successor.
E3 2016 - Oculus today announced a huge smorgasboard of full VR games will launch alongside the new Oculus Touch controllers, including Superhot, Killing Floor, and Serious Sam VR.
The launch of the Oculus Touch controllers will be accompanied by a huge payload of VR games from some of the latest and greatest virtual reality devs. Oculus hasn't revealed a release date for Touch, promising that it's coming "this year", and plans to reveal a full list of games this fall. The company also announced that Oculus Medium will ship alongside Touch, bringing the "tactile satisfaction of sculpting a world in VR." Check below for the confirmed list, and many more games are on the way.
"Cast spells and unleash magic from your fingertips. Open doors, pick locks, and pull triggers like you're really there. Give your friend a "thumbs up" in VR. This is the power of hand presence with Touch. This is just the beginning-there are hundreds of additional Touch titles in development, and we'll share the full Touch lineup and launch details later this fall."
E3 2016 - Originally previewed at CES 2016 in January, the Alienware 13 -- the world's first gaming laptop with OLED display tech -- is finally launching according to the Alienware camp out at E3.
"More consumers are embracing OLED graphics in televisions and smartphones, with self-lighting pixels that can switch off completely to achieve perfect black for significantly higher contrast," Alienware told us. The Alienware 13 has been designed via a partnership with Samsung, and rocks a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and a lightning fast 1ms response time.
E3 2016 - While we are still officially under NDA about the next-gen Polaris cards from AMD, the company revealed the line up at E3 2016 just now. AMD has made the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 official, two new mid-range cards that will join the VR-focused RX 480 that's priced at just $199.
Starting with the Radeon RX 470 which is delivering "refined, power-efficient HD gaming" while the RX 460 is a "cool and efficient solution for the ultimate eSports gaming experience". The new Radeon RX series of video cards provide three fundamental "entitlements" for PC gamers and game developers.
Extraordinary VR experiences at price points never offered before - Previewed at Computex, the Radeon™ RX Series will expand the VR ecosystem by democratizing exceptional VR experiences, making them available to many form factors and millions of consumers by lowering the cost barriers to entry.
Great game content delivered to PC Gamers in real-time - Through a combination of Radeon™ RX Series performance profiles and close-to- the-metal APIs that closely mirror console APIs, AMD believes that developers will be further empowered to co-develop high quality, high performing game content for both consoles and PCs, enhancing the PC gaming ecosystem.
Console-class GPU performance for thin and light notebooks - Gaming notebooks have traditionally been large and cumbersome or under-powered for today's gaming needs. The Radeon™ RX Series addresses this with flagship technology that effectively gives mobile users GPU performance that rivals that of consoles with exceptionally low power and low-z height to drive thin, light and high-performance gaming notebooks, and 1080p 60Hz gaming experiences for both eSports and AAA titles.
E3 2016 - The Alienware Alpha is one of the company's coolest achievements and something my wife and I use in my living room daily. It's half the size of a console but still keeps up with the majority of new PC games, and it boasts a completely unique and optional OS layer that runs on top of Windows but shoves traditional Windows annoyances out of the way. It can also double as a kick-ass little media PC. Today at E3, Alienware announced its Alpha is getting a few upgrades.
While I was personally hoping for it to rock an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070M, that card hasn't officially been announced yet -- even though we know mobile Pascal is coming soon. Instead, it's getting an upgraded NVIDIA GTX 960, now with 4GB of VRAM. AMD fans will be thrilled to hear that rocking a Radeon R9 M470X is also an option with the 2nd generation Alpha system.
We can't visit Alienware's E3 booth just yet, but the PC maker is unveiling a slew of upgraded systems this year including the Area 51. Alienware's full-tower desktop, which supports up to three full length video cards in SLI, is now getting a performance from Intel's Broadwell-E CPU and NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs.
If you want to run NVIDIA's VR Funhouse (which boasts an absurd amount of physics and particles), you can load it up with three NVIDIA GTX 1080 cards, or you can boost it with the insane (albeit a touch overpriced) 10-core Intel Core-i7 6950x. The Area 51 also supports AMD Radeon graphics, and we're sure that the upcoming RX 480 will get integrated once it's released.
E3 2016 - Three months ago, publisher Bandai Namco asked gamers for feedback on Tekken 7. Some of the questions in its survey strongly suggested they were considering a PC port of the game, and it looks like the feedback was strong enough because they decided to go ahead with it.
The port is an especially big deal because Tekken has never been natively available to PC gamers since its series debut in 1994, not counting the Street Fighter X Tekken game from a few years back.
It's day 0 at E3 2016, and Alienware has unleashed a slew of announcements, including the fact that Aurora, their mid-sized enthusiast PC offering, is getting a Pascal upgrade and a smaller footprint.
The Alienware Aurora is a dual-graphics capable PC with optional liquid CPU cooling, and has the distinction of being Alienware's first tool-less chassis, allowing easy access to your GPU and other peripherals.
Probably the most notable update to Aurora is the availability of NVIDIA's Pascal-based GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, available in single card or SLI configurations. AMD Radeon options are also available, and I have to imagine that once the RX 480 launches, it will be included in their configurations shortly thereafter.