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E3 2016 - Respawn just showed off the latest Titanfall 2 footage at their E3 press conference, revealing key details about the upcoming game like singleplayer and multiplayer, and an upcoming "stress test" beta.
The first-ever Titanfall 2 campaign footage is now live, showing gamers a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming FPS. Repsawn's Vince Zampella affirms that the campaign will be a more intimate experience between pilot and Titan, focusing on the dynamic bond between man and machine. Zampella also confirmed six new titans with "dynamic new abilities", affirming that Titanfall 2 will have "everything you asked for" in the sequel.
We also got a small glimpse of the new grappling hook--honestly I expected Respawn to sell this much more than it did. A "multiplayer stress test" will be held on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, so jump over the official Titanfall website to sign up.
Titanfall 2 drops on October 28 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Meet the Xbox One S, the 40% smaller Xbox One that supports 4K playback in a High Dynamic Range (HDR) of colors. Microsoft will have "multiple SKUs" of the Xbox One S, possible with a 2TB option, a 4K option, and a vanilla 1080p option. The Xbox One S sports an internal power brick and stands vertically unlike the original bulky Xbox One. Specs are unknown, but it's likely the new Xbox leverages some pretty nifty mobile hardware from AMD, possibly in the new Polaris lineup.
Check the leaked images below and tell us what you think.
The EA Play E3 2016 press conference is almost live! Catch all the reveals and gameplay footage in our handy live stream.
EA is expected to reveal a huge smattering of games and gameplay including Battlefield 1, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Titanfall 2, Battlefront 2, new Star Wars games and BioWare's mysterious new IP. Catch all that action in the livestream above.
Electronic Arts also promises a few surprises at their E3 showcase, so there's a good chance that Visceral's new action-based Star Wars game could make an appearance!
E3 2016 - The Knights of the Old Republic duology is largely seen as some of the best RPGs in existence, but the third chapter of the franchise ultimately fizzled out, leaving gamers to wonder what KotoR 3 would've been like. Now ex-Obsidian co-founder Chris Avellone sheds some light on that very question, teasing and illuminating us about the beloved sequel that never happened.
I love BioWare and Obsidian RPGS--they're some of the best games on the planet, and the KotoR series is no exception. In today's age of Call of Duty FPS clones and heavily-casualized "RPGs" I find myself yearning for an old Dragon Age: Origins or Kotor I throwback. And like millions of other gamers, I always think about KotoR III. In a June interview with RPG Codex, ex Obsidian co-founder Chris Avellone delivers some key insight on the now-cancelled game.
Possible Spoiler Warning: Tread carefully in this coverage if you haven't played Kotor I or II yet. So we don't spoil it for other gamers, full details of the interview are included after the break. And I have to warn you--they'll make you yearn for a game that never was and might never be!
E3 2016 - Ubisoft launched The Division with a huge marketing campaign, and after a few delays and issues with the launch, it was a mostly positive deal for the company with the game making $330 million in its first 5 days of release. Well, The Division's player count has dropped by a huge 93%, with all but 7% of its player base left - Ubisoft really is in the Dark Zone with The Division and its longevity.
According to Githyp, The Division's player count has dropped dramatically on Steam since it launched, with its peak of 2.1 million players. Right now, it's sitting at around 143,000 players, with that being a drop of 93%. It was only 48 hours ago that Ubisoft enabled The Division's "Clear Sky Challenge" mode, and then before that we had the release of Clear Sky.
There are various issues with hacking and exploits, but with only a few hundred thousand people playing - mixed with the reality of 93% of the player base all but abandoning The Division, is the game on life support, and what's Ubisoft's plan for E3 2016?
E3 2016 - Crackdown 3 is becoming more of a reality with a new teaser site up and running, launching with some cryptic messaging. There are various messages that will be unlocked throughout the next month, with releases of 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 6/30 and finally, the mission will be 'completed' on 7/7.
E3 is next week, so we should expect some form of a reveal of Crackdown 3 at the show. We can also see that $2/$10 is applied toward the agency pension, but who the hell knows what that means. The teaser site was found by a Crackdown forum member, and with Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference taking place on Monday morning, we should expect to find out more about Crackdown 3 in the next couple of days.
Crackdown 3 will reach the Xbox One as an exclusive later this year.
E3 2016 - The E3 2016 rush is beginning, with our first tease of Battlefield 1, we now know when the second premium DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront will launch, and now we've got a new trailer to Mafia 3.
The latest trailer for Mafia 3 is dubbed 'The Criminal Ecology' with the developers teasing the research they put into the criminal underworld, rackets and missions, and how it all blends together in the game. The mobster sandbox game is shaping up well, with a GTA-like feel, but in a mobster universe. Mafia 3 producer Denby Grace notes that the extra missions are a reward for you continuing through various parts of the game, and not a way of pushing the plot forward.
Mafia 3's design director Matthias Worch talked about the similarities between the game, and real life, saying: "We've put a lot of work into actually modelling the way the mafia operates and how it kind of seeps into the foundations of the city. There are bosses who are running different parts of the city and they all have specialties, they have these big front businesses that they're using to launder money for whatever illicit things that they need to do".
Mafia 3 will be released on October 7, 2016.
E3 2016 - A modern Quake reboot will reportedly be id Software's next game, and it could be revealed tonight at Bethesda's E3 showcase.
After the huge success of Doom's modern reboot, a fully-fledged Quake reboot might be happening from id Software. Nerdleaks reports that the studio is laying preparations for a big tease at Bethesda's E3 2016 showcase tonight. I can see it now, smashing gloriously macabre machine-hell monstrosities with a huge arsenal of chaotic weapons in glorious ultra-fast 1080p 60FPS.
This isn't the first time the Quake reboot has been on our radar. id Software had 12 major job openings at its studios, obviously hinting something big was going down. The job listings also outright mentioned Quake by name: "id Software is looking for a Senior Physics & Simulation Programmer to work as part of a development team on legendary id game properties like DOOM and QUAKE," reads one of the job openings. At the time of publication there are still a dozen job openings at id's Texas branch.
A quick 30-second trailer for Dishonored 2 has been leaked, showing off some new never-before-seen tidbits about the upcoming sequel. The TV spot is told through the perspective of Empress Emily Kaldwin, and gives a clear look at the supernatural Outsider and other in-game mechanics.
We get a close glimpse at some of the powers--including what looks like a new shadow beast that can be used to scout out enemy locations--and the dual-wielding sword-and-gun combat style. The new clockwork automatons, who will play major antagonists throughout the game, were also displayed in a brief fighting sequence. Bethesda will show off more Dishonored 2 gameplay footage at their E3 2016 press conference tonight at 7PM PST / 10 PM EST. Click here for the full E3 2016 livestream schedule and all the games confirmed so far.
E3 2016 - EA has announced that the second premium DLC release for Star Wars: Battlefront will drop on June 21, with Bespin to be released to Battlefront season pass holders on June 21, but it'll go on sale two weeks later to the rest of the world.
Bespin sees Battlefront gamers playing in and around Cloud City, which is an enchanting tibanna gas mining operation from The Empire Strikes Back, led by Lando Calrissian. The city's baron-administrator will also join the game, as a playable hero. This is a big deal, as it's his first non-Lego outing in a video game since the release of Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast.
The playable bad guy will be Dengar, who is a bounty hunter and hobo, while Cloud City's iconic Twin Pod Cloud Car will be added to the vehicle fleet. Bespin will feature new weapons, with the X-8 Night Sniper, and the EE-4 blaster, as well as the infamous carbon freezing chamber. EA teases there will be new game modes, star cards, blasters and maps that will release alongside Bespin, and they should be part of the monthly update to all Star Wars: Battlefront players.