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15th December 2017
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E3: Metal Gear Survive Beta Dates Confirmed For PS4 And Xbox One

Given the game's different take on the series and the lack of Hideo Kojima's involvement, many Metal Gear fans have been skeptical of the upcoming "spin-off episode" of Metal Gear Solid V, Metal Gear Survive. Fortunately, players will have an opportunity to try the game for themselves in advance of its release, as Konami has announced a beta for the game launches next month.Survive's beta will run from January 18-21 on both PS4 and Xbox One; there's no mention of a PC beta test, although the game is also coming to that platform. According to Konami, it will provide an opportunity "to jump into…

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14th December 2017
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E3: Nintendo Switch Adds A Ton Of New Eshop Games This Week

More games are out now for Nintendo Switch. It's another busy week for the hybrid console; a total of 20 titles arrive on the Eshop, the bulk of which are available today, December 14.Among the games releasing today is Yooka-Laylee, the Banjo-Kazooie-style 3D platformer by Playtonic Games. The game makes its Switch debut several months after it released for other platforms, and it comes with all of the updates and improvements Playtonic rolled out recently, such as a new camera system and improved controls. The Switch version also boasts custom achievements, and up to four players can play Yooka-Laylee's…

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14th December 2017
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E3: Nintendo Switch Eshop Adds A Ton Of New Games This Week

More games are out now for Nintendo Switch. It's another busy week for the hybrid console; a total of 20 titles arrive on the Eshop, the bulk of which are available today, December 14.Among the games releasing today is Yooka-Laylee, the Banjo-Kazooie-style 3D platformer by Playtonic Games. The game makes its Switch debut several months after it released for other platforms, and it comes with all of the updates and improvements Playtonic rolled out recently, such as a new camera system and improved controls. The Switch version also boasts custom achievements, and up to four players can play Yooka-Laylee's…

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14th December 2017
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E3: Metal Gear Survive Beta Dates Announced For PS4 And Xbox One

Given the game's different take on the series and the lack of Hideo Kojima's involvement, many Metal Gear fans have been skeptical of the upcoming "spin-off episode" of Metal Gear Solid V, Metal Gear Survive. Fortunately, players will have an opportunity to try the game for themselves in advance of its release, as Konami has announced a beta for the game launches next month.Survive's beta will run from January 18-21 on both PS4 and Xbox One; there's no mention of a PC beta test, although the game is also coming to that platform. According to Konami, it will provide an opportunity "to jump into…

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13th December 2017
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E3: PUBG On Xbox One Doesn't Have A Free Trial And That's A Bummer

When Microsoft announced its Early Access-style Game Preview program for Xbox One in 2015, the company said every game would have a free trial available. Considering Game Preview titles are unfinished, it was nice to hear Microsoft would allow you to try games that could have bugs and other unfortunate oddities without having to spend any money.The Game Preview program's biggest release to date--PUBG--came this week, but unfortunately, there is no free trial available. Microsoft's reasoning for this may leave some unsatisfied.A Microsoft spokesperson told WindowsCentral that PUBG doesn't have…

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13th December 2017
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E3: PUBG On Xbox One Doesn't Have A Free Trial, And That's A Bummer

When Microsoft announced its Early Access-style Game Preview program for Xbox One in 2015, the company said every game would have a free trial available. Considering Game Preview titles are unfinished, it was nice to hear Microsoft would allow you to try games that could have bugs and other unfortunate oddities without having to spend any money.The Game Preview program's biggest release to date--PUBG--came this week, but unfortunately, there is no free trial available. Microsoft's reasoning for this may leave some unsatisfied.A Microsoft spokesperson told WindowsCentral that PUBG doesn't have…

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13th December 2017
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E3: PS4 Report Card 2017

Following up on 2016 was always going to be difficult for Sony, but it was crucial that the platform holder maintain its momentum, especially with its competitors both launching new hardware. With the launch of the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR behind it, its focus fell squarely on new games. But was that enough, and is the PS4 heading in the right direction? Let's look back at the year that was for Sony's console.Exclusives AplentyLast year brought what was, at the time, arguably the best exclusive game of the generation so far. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End dragged the Uncharted series into…

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13th December 2017
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E3: Metal Gear Survive Beta Confirmed For PS4 And Xbox One

Given the game's different take on the series and the lack of Hideo Kojima's involvement, many Metal Gear fans have been skeptical of the upcoming "spin-off episode" of Metal Gear Solid V, Metal Gear Survive. Fortunately, players will have an opportunity to try the game for themselves in advance of its release, as Konami has announced a beta for the game launches next month.Survive's beta will run from January 18-21 on both PS4 and Xbox One; there's no mention of a PC beta test, although the game is also coming to that platform. According to Konami, it will provide an opportunity "to jump into…

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11th December 2017
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E3: The Five Best Switch Games Of 2017

This year was a massive success for Nintendo largely thanks to the release of the Switch. The convertible console capitalized on the framework established by its predecessor, delivering on the promise of its hybrid functionality. But for as great as the Switch is, it wouldn't be nearly as successful if it weren't for the amazing lineup of software that populated the first nine months of its release. Unorthodox and revolutionary are ample words to describe many of the best experiences you could get on the console. And on the other end, balancing out its most standout experiences were masterfully…

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9th December 2017
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E3: Star Wars Battlefront 2's Free Last Jedi Season Of Content Has Begun

Much has been said about EA's planned use of microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, but its approach to post-release downloadable content is far more attractive. All DLC will be released for free, and that starts this month with the first "season" of updates, which will in this case be themed around the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.This started modestly this week, as you can now choose to ally yourself with the First Order or New Republic. Doing so presents you with special, weekly faction quests over the next few weeks with rewards that correspond to your side."Completing…

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8th December 2017
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E3: Beyond Good And Evil 2 Video Shows Off The Game's Progress

Following its surprise reveal at E3, Ubisoft has now released a new video showcasing Beyond Good & Evil 2. Rather than a typical trailer, it features a mixture of gameplay footage and interviews with the developers, who continue to attempt a more open, collaborative development process that includes fans.Much of the video centers around developer Ubisoft Montpellier's aspirations for the game. Senior creative director Michel Ancel described being focused on bringing players' motivations into the game, while senior producer Guillaume Brunier spoke about wanting to include the complete pirate…

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8th December 2017
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E3: Metro Exodus Trailer Showcases A Frozen Wasteland Filled With Horrors

One of the highlights of The Game Awards 2017 was a meaty trailer for Metro: Exodus, the latest installment in the post-apocalyptic survival horror shooter set in Russia. It showed familiar aspects Metro fans will recognize like mutated creatures and very hostile and inhospitable outdoor environment.The trailer opened with voice over, "There's no one out there Artyom, no one to help us, no one to hear us," said a female voice. Returning protagonist Artyom is shown walking through a frozen wasteland. The buildings around him are destroyed and the world seems lifeless. And yet, Artyom keeps going…

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8th December 2017
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E3: Fornite Dev Says Gamers "Deserve" Cross-Play

Speaking tonight during The Game Awards, Epic Games worldwide creative director Donald Mustard called on the industry to introduce cross-play between competing consoles. Specifically, Mustard said gamers "deserve" cross-play.His comments came after Game Awards host Geoff Keighley pressed him on the matter, leading to Mustard squirming on stage. Keighley brought it up because Fornite unlocked cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One for a brief period of time earlier this year. However, Epic quickly shut it off, saying it was only introduced accidentally. Microsoft has been open to cross-play support…

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7th December 2017
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E3: New Beyond Good And Evil 2 Video Shows Off The Game's Progress

Following its surprise reveal at E3, Ubisoft has now released a new video showcasing Beyond Good & Evil 2. Rather than a typical trailer, it features a mixture of gameplay footage and interviews with the developers, who continue to attempt a more open, collaborative development process that includes fans.Much of the video centers around developer Ubisoft Montpellier's aspirations for the game. Senior creative director Michel Ancel described being focused on bringing players' motivations into the game, while senior producer Guillaume Brunier spoke about wanting to include the complete pirate…

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7th December 2017
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E3: PUBG Desert Map Officially Revealed, Here Are All The Details

We've known for some time that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be getting a new desert map, but up until now, publisher Bluehole hadn't shared many details about it, aside from teasing a few work-in-progress screenshots of the environment. That's now changed, as the publisher has officially revealed the map and when players will have a chance to play on it.Known as Miramar, the new arena is a far cry from PUBG's current map, the lush Erangel. It encompasses industrial areas, beach towns, arid desert land, and more, which the developers say will dramatically change how players approach the survival…

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7th December 2017
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E3: Star Wars Battlefront 2's Free Last Jedi Season Of Content Launches

Much has been said about EA's planned use of microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, but its approach to post-release downloadable content is far more attractive. All DLC will be released for free, and that starts this month with the first "season" of updates, which will in this case be themed around the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.This started modestly this week, as you can now choose to ally yourself with the First Order or New Republic. Doing so presents you with special, weekly faction quests over the next few weeks with rewards that correspond to your side."Completing…

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6th December 2017
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E3: Nintendo Report Card 2017: Switch, SNES Classic, And 3DS

2017 has been a turning point for Nintendo. The company launched its hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, to great success and released widely acclaimed entries into two of its most iconic franchises. But it also didn't abandon the aging 3DS completely, coming out with a few standout games and the new 2DS XL hardware. This year wasn't all good, of course--the lack of Switch voice chat comes to mind--but 2017 was a crucial comeback for the Big N.So, as the year comes to a close, let's look back at the year that was for both the Switch and the 3DS.A Strong Launch Lineup And Steady Releases Bolster…

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6th December 2017
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E3: Every Game Release Date In 2018: Red Dead Redemption 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, Far Cry 5, And More

While 2017 was packed with an assortment of amazing games, 2018 is primed with its own roster of exciting games, including heavy hitters like Red Dead Redemption 2, Anthem, God of War, Kingdom Hearts III, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and much more. To help you keep track of all the games coming out, we've compiled the release dates of all the biggest ones confirmed to come out in 2018 so far.Be sure to check back often as we update this article with more release dates or any potential changes to any of the dates below. And if you're eager to figure out the release dates from games last year, you can…

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6th December 2017
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E3: PUBG Desert Map Finally Revealed, Here Are All The Details

We've known for some time that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be getting a new desert map, but up until now, publisher Bluehole hadn't shared many details about it, aside from teasing a few work-in-progress screenshots of the environment. That's now changed, as the publisher has officially revealed the map and when players will have a chance to play on it.Known as Miramar, the new arena is a far cry from PUBG's current map, the lush Erangel. It encompasses industrial areas, beach towns, arid desert land, and more, which the developers say will dramatically change how players approach the survival…

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6th December 2017
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E3: Nintendo Report Card 2017

2017 has been a turning point for Nintendo. The company launched its hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, to great success and released widely acclaimed entries into two of its most iconic franchises. But it also didn't abandon the aging 3DS completely, coming out with a few standout games and the new 2DS XL hardware. This year wasn't all good, of course--the lack of Switch voice chat comes to mind--but 2017 was a crucial comeback for the Big N.So, as the year comes to a close, let's look back at the year that was for both the Switch and the 3DS.A Strong Launch Lineup And Steady Releases Bolster…

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6th December 2017
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E3: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Launches Its Free Last Jedi Season Of Content

Much has been said about EA's planned use of microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, but its approach to post-release downloadable content is far more attractive. All DLC will be released for free, and that starts this month with the first "season" of updates, which will in this case be themed around the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.This started modestly this week, as you can now choose to ally yourself with the First Order or New Republic. Doing so presents you with special, weekly faction quests over the next few weeks with rewards that correspond to your side."Completing…

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5th December 2017
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E3: Game Release Dates In December 2017 For PS4, Switch, Xbox One, And PC

We're finally at the end of 2017, but we've still got a couple big games left to round out the year. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Destiny 2 expansion Curse of Osiris make up the bulk of the month's major releases. A wealth of DLC is on the way, like the second and final DLC pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the last two story DLC packs for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Aside from the bigger games and DLC, there's also a number of VR ports and re-releases of games coming to new platforms and hardware, such as Doom VFR, Fallout 4 VR, Dead Rising 4, and Okami HD.Here's a quick run-through…

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5th December 2017
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E3: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Kicks Off Its Free Last Jedi Season Of Content Today

Much has been said about EA's planned use of microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, but its approach to post-release downloadable content is far more attractive. All DLC will be released for free, and that starts this month with the first "season" of updates, which will in this case be themed around the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.This starts modestly today, December 5, when you'll be able to choose to ally yourself with the First Order or New Republic. Doing so presents you with special, weekly faction quests over the next few weeks with rewards that correspond to…

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