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Console versions of Minecraft get new versus mini-game, Battle

Minecraft (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Battle Mini-Game Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new mini-game has launched for the console versions of Minecraft, Battle. The free update includes the mode as well as three maps, and more map packs are planned to launch in the future for $2.99 each. The last-man-standing mode has players battle for resources and weapons in booby-trapped arenas. The maps were designed specifically for consoles so that they are “super-accessible and fast-paced, made to support couch-based competition just as easily as online matchmaking.”

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(PC Review) Brigador

(PC Review) Brigador

“… a solid callback to the destructive days of yesteryear, invoking the likes of Crusader: No Remorse and Syndicate.”

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Monster Hunter Generations demo announced, new footage released

Monster Hunter Generations (3DS) E3 Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nintendo’s E3 Treehouse broadcast revealed more about Monster Hunter Generations. The stream covered new info on the mechanics and a live gameplay demo of the upcoming crafting-heavy action role-playing game. Also announced was a general playable demo that will feature three monsters, with difficulty levels for everyone from newcomers to veterans, online and local multiplayer for up to four players, and new beasts. The demo will be available on eShop on June 30, though select players will receive a code allowing for early access today, while others can purchase early access via Humble Bundle’s E3 2016 Digital Ticket. The 15-minute-long Treehouse stream has been posted alongside a new trailer that introduces some of the new Deviant mo

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Motion-based action title Severed announced for iOS, DS, and Wii U

Severed (3DS, DS, PS Vita, Wii U) E3 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Drinkbox Studio’s touch-control action title Severed will be released for iOS, DS, and Wii U later this summer. As the one-armed warrior Sasha, players set out on a quest to find her family that will see them facing strange monsters and solving puzzles by using swipe motions. As she progresses, players will gain new powers as they unlocks abilities along an upgrade tree.

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Mecha action shooter Hawken to be released for PS4, Xbox One

Hawken (PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

This summer, Reloaded Games will be releasing the mech-based free-to-play team-based shooter Hawken for PS4 and Xbox One. Available for PC on Steam, the console versions are set to go live in late June or early July. At release, the game will feature 30-plus mechs, multiple classes, functional and cosmetic customization options, nine environments that range from jungles to wastelands, and six game modes. The modes include co-op, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Missile Assault, Siege, Co-op Bot Destruction, and Co-op vs AI Team Deathmatch. E3 attendees can head to Microsoft’s booth or meeting room #505 in the West Hall for some hands-on time with a playable demo.

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New Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer released for E3

Call of Duty XP (PC, PS4, Xbox One) E3 Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has released the gameplay footage from the PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that was debuted during Sony’s conference. In the video, protagonist Reyes and his squad break into and destroy an enemy SetDef destroyer. Setting out from the UNSA Retribution, team SCAR gets into a series of dogfights while piloting Jackals before closing in to breach the hull amidst small arms fire.

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(Xbox One Review) The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

(Xbox One Review) The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

“… is as good a send-off to one of this generation’s best role-playing games as players could have hoped for.”

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E3 2016: Bethesda – Doom, Fallout, Prey, Quake, Skyrim

E3 2016 (Bethesda) Prey Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bethesda had several titles on show, a few of which feature the return of several properties that have been absent for a few years, including Prey and Quake. Doom will be receiving free content, Fallout 4 three new downloadable packs, and Fallout Shelter a PC release as well as quests in a new update. Dishonored 2 got a new trailer, screens, and details about its Limited Edition. One of their bigger reveals was Skyrim Special Edition for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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E3 2016 – Electronic Arts: Battlefield, Mass Effect, Star Wars, Titanfall

Star Wars Battlefront (PC, PS4, Xbox One) E3 Announcement - E3 Header

Electronic Arts held their pre-E3 E3 showcase earlier today. Below are several highlighted titles, including Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, with new trailers and screenshots. A Star Wars overview video also provides a quick look at several unnamed projects. For those wanting to check out the entire presentation, the studio has put up a stream of the event in its entirety, which clocks in at over four hours long.

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The first goblin returns in Styx: Shards of Darkness for console, PC

Styx Shards of Darkness (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Styx is showing the goods from his upcoming title Shards of Darkness in a new E3 trailer. The sequel to Master of Shadows finds Styx taking on a new assignment for Helledryn, an enigmatic human officer stationed in Thoben, the City of Thieves. The target is the ambassador’s scepter, a prized object that others are looking to steal for themselves. If Styx can get his hands on it, he’ll get some of the magical amber that fuels his powers. The different races require different skills as each excels in their own areas, with Dark Elves being expert goblin hunters and Dwarves having an excellent sense of smell. To handle them, players will have access to numerous powers, talents, crafting, and equipment. And assassination, there’s always that.

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