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26th February 2021

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E3: Review Final Fantasy VII Remake PS4 A Successful Reimagining with Stellar Gameplay

Make or limit break.Republished on Friday, 26th February, 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of March 2021's PS Plus lineup. The original text follows.Well, here we are. The time has finally come for us to review Final Fantasy VII Remake, and it's surreal. We vividly remember the official announcement at Sony's E3 2015 press conference, and that trailer still gives us goosebumps. But now that we've actually played it, is this the remake of a stone cold role-playing classic that we've always wanted?Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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24th February 2021

12:38
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E3: E3 Group Responds To Chicago Lawmakers Plan To Ban Violent Video Games

The organization that defends the video game industry across the USA has released a statement in response to a Chicago lawmaker's plan to ban the sale of violent video games.The ESA--which also organizes E3 every year--said in a statement that there is "no evidence" of a connection between video games and violence, as studies have shown."While our industry understands and shares the concerns about what has been happening in Chicago, there simply is no evidence of a link between interactive entertainment and real-world violence," the spokesperson said. "We believe the solution to this complex problem…

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22nd February 2021

17:00
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E3: Soapbox The State of Play Branding Seems Confused

Should we be excited for the next one?I don't know if I should be looking forward to the next hypothetical State of Play livestream, and that's a problem. What was originally designed as an online platform for Sony to showcase upcoming PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles (in a very similar vein to a Nintendo Direct) has now morphed into something that even the most committed Sony fans will probably skip watching from time to time. That's because the branding has been adopted across simple gameplay trailers for past first-party titles such as Demon's Souls and Destruction AllStars. And while…

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20th February 2021

16:06
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E3: Halo MCC Public Flight Adds Two Maps Next Week

343 Industries has opted to delay the public flighting of its latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection update by a week in order to fix bugs. Fans can expect a lot of new content in this flight, which will be available to those in Halo Insider's Ring 3. To help make the wait a little easier, we also have some images of the two new maps coming to Halo 3's multiplayer."If all goes well in Rings 1 and 2, we plan to roll out our next public flight as early as next Thursday, February 25," 343 Industries said in an update post. "Then we are planning in rough a week or so, an update to the flight to…

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20th February 2021

16:06
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E3: Halo MCC Public Flight Adds Two Maps This Week

Halo Insider members expected to already be playing the latest public flight content in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but 343 Industries delayed it by about one week in order to address lingering bugs. Luckily, there is a lot of content on the way, and to help make the wait a little easier, we also have some images of the two new maps coming to Halo 3's multiplayer."If all goes well in Rings 1 and 2, we plan to roll out our next public flight as early as next Thursday, February 25," 343 Industries said in an update post. "Then we are planning in rough a week or so, an update to the flight…

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17th February 2021

12:05
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E3: Nintendo vet FilsAime says leaked E3 2021 plans not all that compelling

Company’s former US boss hasn’t been blown away by the ESA’s vision for this year’s show.The former president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime has given his two cents on what is apparently planned for this year’s E3.Speaking to Danny Pena on Gamertag Radio – as spotted by VGC – the Nintendo vet said that […] The post Nintendo vet Fils-Aime says leaked E3 2021 plans not “all that compelling” appeared first on VG247.

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17th February 2021

00:56
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E3: Watch Baldurs Gate 3s Panel From Hell 2 Livestream Here Will Detail quotBiggest Patch Yetquot

Developer Larian Studios is holding another Panel from Hell livestream for Baldur's Gate 3. It's sure to be full of pretty big announcements--for context, last year's Panel from Hell livestream revealed the date for when Baldur's Gate 3 would launch in early access.The livestream is scheduled to begin on February 17 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. You can watch the livestream via the video embedded below.On the Baldur's Gate 3 website, Larian Studios writes that this livestream will "divulge all the secrets in [the game's] biggest patch yet." The patch in question is Patch 4, scheduled to go live in Baldur's…

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16th February 2021

21:42
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E3: Steam Early Access Gets A New TurnBased Battle RPG Where You Can Flirt Your Way To Victory

Bravery Network Online has been released on Steam Early Access. Buy the game by February 23 and you'll save 10 percent--knocking the price down from $25 USD to $22.49 USD.This stylish turn-based battle RPG sees you recruit fighters, forming a team to face off against opponents. The game includes traditional battle moves like kicks and punches, but it has its own unique flavor with its more unorthodox moves. For example, you can try to get your foe to forfeit by hurting their feelings or get them flustered by flirting with them.Hey, I mean, whatever works right?Gallery For those looking to just…

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16th February 2021

19:08
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E3: Former Nintendo Boss Reggie FilsAime Is Probably Writing A Book

Former Nintendo executive Reggie Fils-Aime might have retired from his most famous post, but he still has plenty of stories to share. In a recent interview with Gamertag Radio, Fils-Aime suggested that he's working on multiple "creative projects" that capture his time in the industry, including a possible book."I have a number of creative projects going on," Fils-Aime said. "I am putting pen to paper and capturing thoughts and also thinking about podcasts...We did that as a fundraiser for the charity, and that worked out really well. So I absolutely see myself doing something in the creative space,…

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16th February 2021

14:24
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E3: Reggie FilsAime Disappointed By E3 Transformation News But Wants It To Be A Digital Show

Former Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has shared his thoughts on the E3 2021 plan that was recently leaked--and he's not very excited about it.In an interview with GamerTag Radio, Fils-Aime said the ESA--which organizes E3 every year--is on the right track by making E3 2021 a digital show. However, the nature in which it has been described so far leaves a lot to be desired in Fils-Aime's eyes. As the president of Nintendo of America, Fils-Aime sat at the table and worked alongside his industry peers to discuss a plan for E3, but he no longer works at Nintendo and is outside of those…

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15th February 2021

17:11
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E3: GTA 3 And Vice City Have Been ReverseEngineered On PC

Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City have been reverse-engineered on PC by a team of modders and programmers. The two early entries in the series were the games that first made GTA into a household name, but the PC versions aren't easily playable on modern machines without substantial modifications.That's finally changed, thanks to the team behind "re3" and "reVC." You can't experience the mods without a PC copy of GTA 3 or Vice City, but if you have them, it's quite impressive work. (You can find both on Steam.) Both projects add some much-needed features to these games, including native support…

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13th February 2021

13:39
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E3: Halo MCC Is Testing MouseAndKeyboard Support For Consoles

Halo: The Master Chief Collection continues to get new content--both on consoles and PC--more than six years after its release, and that also applies to the "flighting" pre-release program that brings new features and updates to Halo Insider members before they go live in the public game. In the next flight, a number of big features are getting added, including mouse-and-keyboard support on console.Yes, this would have seemed borderline sacrilegious in a Halo game just a few years ago, but times are changing. Around February 18, but possibly slightly later, the next public flight for Halo: The…

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10th February 2021

18:55
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E3: Netflix To Develop Animated Adaptation Of Popular Redwall Novels

Netflix has announced that Patrick McHale, creator of Cartoon Network's Over the Garden Wall, will write a feature film adaptation of the popular British children's fantasy novels Redwall. The announcement for the upcoming show was revealed in a tweet from Netflix."We couldn't be more delighted to announce this deal," said Ben Horslen, fiction publisher for Penguin Random House children's division (via Variety). "These perennially popular stories have been etched onto the hearts of millions of readers, and we are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring those beloved characters on screen for…

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8th February 2021

18:30
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E3: E3 Wants Digital Event This Summer But It Has to Convince Publishers First

Good luck.Hey, remember E3? It used to be the biggest annual event on the gaming calendar, before publishers (like Sony, specifically) started pulling out and hosting their own online showcases. And then the coronavirus pandemic hit and put an end to any kind of hope for a gathering of companies, press, and gamers in Los Angeles last year. In short, these are desperate times for the ESA — the organisation behind E3 — and it's clearly keen to get the ball rolling again this summer.According to a detailed report by VGC, the ESA is pushing for an all-digital E3 2021. VGC writes: "The ESA’s…

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8th February 2021

18:15
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E3: Geoff Keighleys Summer Game Fest Looks Poised for a Second Run

Here comes the sun.In many ways, the pandemic turned out to be a blessing in disguise for E3 2020, as the show was sounding like a disaster before lockdown put the event out of its misery. Summer Game Fest, which was created by Geoff Keighley and established as a multi-month industry celebration, was supposed to fill the convention’s space. Ultimately, it delivered a series of mini-livestreams, with some highlights among them: the Unreal Engine 5 showcase offered our first glimpse at PlayStation 5 gameplay, for example.Many felt that it was drawn out, however, and naturally it couldn’t compete…

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8th February 2021

18:14
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E3: E3 2021 Is Being Transformed More Details Coming Soon

The ESA is planning a big three-day virtual event for E3 2021, with streamed game demos, panel showcases, keynote events, and more.The pitch for the show has been sent out to numerous publishers, with VGC obtaining a copy containing all the details. The event will take place between June 15-17 (which was confirmed after the show was cancelled in 2020) and be streamed live from 10 AM - 10 PM PST, with replays running outside of those hours for other regions. The ESA also makes mention of some "charity" events that will take place outside of the main exhibition hours.The plan for each day involves…

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8th February 2021

18:14
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E3: E3 2021 Is Being Transformed Reportedly In June More Details Coming Soon

The ESA, which organizes E3 every year, is reportedly planning a big three-day virtual event for E3 2021, with streamed game demos, panel showcases, keynote events, and more. None of this is confirmed or concrete at this stage, but it appears there are major changes afoot for the 2021 edition of the show.The pitch for the show has been sent out to numerous publishers, with VGC obtaining a copy containing all the details. The event will take place between June 15-17 (which was confirmed after the show was cancelled in 2020) and be streamed live from 10 AM - 10 PM PST, with replays running outside…

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8th February 2021

18:14
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E3: E3 2021 Reportedly Going All Digital In June More Details Coming Soon

E3 might be going fully digital this year, according to new reports. The ESA, which organizes E3 every year, is reportedly planning a big three-day virtual event for E3 2021, with streamed game demos, panel showcases, keynote events, and more. None of this is confirmed or concrete at this stage, but it appears there are major changes afoot for the 2021 edition of the show.The pitch for the show has been sent out to numerous publishers, with VGC obtaining a copy containing all the details. The event will take place between June 15-17 (which was confirmed after the show was cancelled in 2020) and…

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8th February 2021

12:29
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E3: Halo The Master Chief Collection Will Have A quotNew Place And Way To Playquot Soon

Having already released on Xbox and PC, it appears 343 Industries is bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection to a new ... place.The studio said in a forum post that a future beta test, or flight, will bring the compilation package to a "new place and way to play." That's all the studio had to say, and the studio also tempered its statement by saying that MCC would "maybe" release in this new place, so there is very little to go on and all of it seems indefinite.The phrase "new place and way to play" could mean a lot of things, potentially including a new online store or even a new platform.…

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5th February 2021

16:00
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E3: Quentin Tarantino Reacts To The Grisly Joker Talk Show Scene

Acclaimed and Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino has shared his thoughts on 2019's blockbuster smash Joker, and in particular the grisly and uncomfortable talk show scene involving Robert DeNiro's character.In an Empire podcast conversation with director Edgar Wright, Tarantino discussed the scene, in which Joaquin Phoenix's Joker meets DeNiro's Murray Franklin, confesses his murderous ways, and then shoots Franklin in the head.Tarantino said the scene succeeds in subverting expectations and convinces the audience that Joker should kill Franklin.Continue Reading at GameSpot

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27th January 2021

20:12
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E3: New Lawsuit Alleges Valve Ripped Off Patent For Steam Controller Design

A new lawsuit filed this month in Washington alleges that the video gaming giant Valve Corporation supposedly stole a design feature it implemented in its Steam Controller from a smaller tech company that has connections to the controller manufacturer SCUF.The lawsuit states Valve was warned in 2014 that a prototype of its Steam Controller, the company's attempt to move PC gaming into a more console-focused experience, used the same rear-sided control paddles Ironburg Inventions patented that year. It goes on to say that SCUF CEO Duncan Ironmonger saw Valve's Steam Controller prototyped at CES…

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26th January 2021

18:05
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E3: Elgato Wave 3 Microphone Gets A Sweet Discount To Cap Off January

When it comes to streaming microphones, there aren't many options better than the Elgato Wave 3 microphone, thanks to its easy-to-use onboard controls, Clipguard tech, and impressive audio. If you've been interested in snagging yourself a quality new microphone, then you can get the Elgato Wave 3 microphone for $140, down from its regular price of $160. The Wave 3 doesn't often see discounts of any kind and has been known to sell out quickly. With the current pandemic, it's hard to know when items will restock. Elgato Wave 3 microphone $140 (was $160) The Elgato Wave 3 features a capacitive mute…

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20th January 2021

16:50
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E3: Halo MCC Update Will Let You Turn Off The New Halo 3 Armors

343 Industries is rolling out some changes to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, including the ability to toggle off custom armor in Halo 3 after fans spoke out.Several new armors for Halo 3 recently came to MCC, but the feedback came in swiftly that people wanted the option to keep the game looking like it did all those years ago. In response to this, 343 will add the ability to toggle off the new armors."We heard you and are happy to report that this feature is coming to MCC," the developer said in a blog post.Continue Reading at GameSpot

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