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Titanfall 2's DLC maps and modes will be free

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 6:09 pm

E3 2016 - A common issue with multiplayer shooters these days is a playerbase divided by paid DLC maps. That won't be the case for Titanfall 2, however, offering further incentive to pick up Respawn's game.




"One of our lessons [from Titanfall] is we're not gonna sell maps anymore," says lead programmer Jon Shiring. "All the modes and maps coming to Titanfall 2 after release will all be free."


As previously reported, leaks indicate Titanfall 2's maps will be more expansive than before, and the player count will be higher as a result.

Alienware and AMD teamed up for a VR Backpack

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 6:00 pm

Only a few months into the new generation of virtual reality and tether-free VR backpacks seem to be the new hotness. We've seen one from ZOTAC and one from MSI, but now some heavy hitters are getting in on the portable VR action: AMD and Alienware.




I'm writing this before E3 begins since Alienware sent me a note under embargo, and all I know is that they've developed a "super rare concept design" with AMD and are showcasing it at their booth (#747 for my fellow E3 attendees) in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center. Rest assured I will get up close and personal and attempt to steal it gather any information I can.

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Serious Sam VR is a gory shooting gallery for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 5:48 pm

E3 2016 - Games like The Brookhaven Experiment proved that the classic shooting gallery (think games like House of the Dead) is back and better than ever in virtual reality. Croteam is tapping into that with Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope. Get ready to shoot millions of bullets into thousands of demons when it launches to Early Access this summer.



In true, blisteringly fast FPS style, Serious Sam has always thrown mobs of fast monsters at you, forcing you to rely on reflexes and skill to survive. Much of that involved a constant forward momentum, but that's not exactly something we can do comfortably in VR yet. That's why Croteam has adopted the shooting gallery angle, which will put you in a standing position, using the Oculus Touch or HTC Vive motion controllers to fend off wave after wave of bad guys, likely with a narrative tying it all together.

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Prey has been rebooted, with Dishonored devs making the game for 2017

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 5:05 pm

E3 2016 - Surprise! Bethesda has not only announced Fallout 4 and DOOM receiving VR support through the HTC Vive in 2017, but they've teamed with developer Arkane Studios - known for Dishonored, on Prey.



Prey is a first-person sci-fi action game that has been rebooted from its original state from the 90s, and recently - but it now has an added psychological twist. The developers tease: "You are Morgan Yu, the subject of morally dubious experiments designed to improve the human race. You awaken aboard the Talos 1 in the year 2032 and must uncover the secrets hiding in the depths of the space station while being hunted by the mysterious alien force that has taken over. You'll have to rely on the tools you find on the station - along with your wits, weapons and mind-bending abilities - to combat the growing threat and, hopefully, survive".

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Microsoft announces new Xbox and PC cross-buy and cross-play program

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 4:52 pm

E3 2016 - Microsoft today announced the Play Anywhere initiative that brings cross-buy to Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One consoles.



When a game is marked with a "Play Anywhere" sticker, gamers can buy one version of the game and play it both on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One systems. Gears of War 4 will be one of the first games launched under the initiative, with full cross-buy and cross-play support across the two systems.


We know that Microsoft would tighten its focus on cross-platform gaming with Project Helix so this isn't really a surprise. I'm thinking that most of the high-profile exclusives will be marked with Play Anywhere, meaning the Xbox brand is now a service that bridges both PC and console. Microsoft also unveiled the new Xbox One S, the fabled Xbox One Mini console that's 40% smaller than traditional Xboxs, sports up to a 2TB HDD, full 4K UHD video playback, and a new Xbox One controller--all for $299.

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$299 Xbox One S coming in August with 4K playback and HDR

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 4:42 pm

UPDATE: As predicted the $299 Xbox One S is just the 500GB model, and the 1TB Xbox One S is $349 with the 2TB Xbox One S priced at $399. Check below for a box shot of the new slimmer Xbox One S console.


E3 2016 - Microsoft today announced the Xbox One S, a slimmer console with 4K video playback and HDR support.



The Xbox One S is priced at $299 and releases this August, Xbox division head Phil Spencer revealed at Microsoft's E3 event. The Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the current Xbox One console, and features up to 2TB HDD storage, an integrated internal power supply, and most notably, 4K UHD video playback. The Xbox One S also supports HDR for improve visuals.


Microsoft's Xbox One S is fully compatible with all existing Xbox One games and comes bundled with the new Bluetooth-ready Xbox One controller. We'll likely see the default 500GB consoles be priced at $299, and I'm predicting the 2TB models could hit $349 or up to $379 to stay competitive with the PlayStation 4.

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Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III gameplay footage shown at E3 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 4:25 pm

E3 2016 - Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III has been pushed at E3 2016 by developer Relic Entertainment, with official gameplay footage debuted at the show. Check it out below.



Relic Entertainment is buildinf up some hype here, especially when the franchise was previously with THQ and when the company closed down, fans of the Warhammer 40K series were left wondering what was going to happen with the franchise. Sega later purchased the rights to the franchise, and teamed with Relic Entertainment on the new game. There's no release date on the game just yet, but we know it's coming in 2017.

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Watch Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference live here

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 4:24 pm

E3 2016 - Microsoft is set to kick off its E3 2016 livestream in just minutes now, and will likely show off the future of the Xbox brand.




Expect to see the new Xbox One S (Xbox Mini) at the event, along with the two new Xbox streaming sticks. We'll also see a ton of new Xbox and Windows 10 PC games like Dead Rising 4, Crackdown 3 and Halo Wars 2. We could even see some Xbox Scorpio teases!


You can also catch the stream on or YouTube.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 3:30 pm



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Origin's 34-inch all-in-one Omni gaming PC is now shipping

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 2:50 pm

E3 2016 - Origin's new Omni all-in-one gaming PC is now shipping, with it being an awesome 34-inch AIO gaming PC with a 21:9 UltraWide display packing some seriously fast hardware.




The Origin PC Omni features a 34-inch 3440x1440 curved panel, and inside you can configure it with Intel's latest Core i7-6950X processor, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and even NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 video card. The Omni AIO gaming PC makes use of Origin's Frostbyte CPU liquid cooling system, and Origin's professional overclocking expertise. Origin boss Kevin Wasielewski and founder says: "All-in-one PC users no longer have to make comprises, the ORIGIN PC OMNI offers the full performance and upgradeability that games and enthusiasts crave. With it's gorgeous 34" Ultra-Wide 3440x1440 curved display, support for up to an Intel Core i7 6950X processor, 32GB of DDR4 Memory, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, the ORIGIN PC OMNI delivers the best of every world".


Just how powerful is the Omni? Check out the all-in-one features, and what the best CPU and GPU can be packed inside of the 34-inch AIO gaming PC.


  • 34'' 3440 x1440 QHD Curved 3K-Display (21:9)
  • ORIGIN FROSTBYTE Sealed Liquid-Cooling
  • Up to up to an Intel Core i7 6950X Processor
  • Up to an Intel Xeon with 18 cores - Coming Soon
  • Up to up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • Supports all mini-ITX Platforms (Z170 and X99)
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • HDMI In and Picture-in-Picture Capabilities
  • USB Webcam with Dual Mic (Top mounted USB port)
  • FREE Lifetime 24/7 US Based Support