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E3 2015: Microsoft – Backwards compatibility, HoloLens, Gears 4

XXX at the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Microsoft/AP Images)

Microsoft had a lot to show this year, including an on-stage demonstration of HoloLens, details about the upcoming elite controller, gameplay footage from Gears of War 4, and the debut of the Steam Early Access-like program Xbox Game Preview. There was also the biggest surprise of the event, the reveal that backwards compatibility is coming to the Xbox One. The latter is opening the system up to not only a massive back catalog of titles but also some nice bonuses, such as a free copy of Fallout 3 with Fallout 4 and free copies of Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 with Rainbow Six Siege.

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E3 2015: Bethesda – Fallout 4, Doom, Dishonored 2, and more

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Bethesda had a number of surprises at their E3 presentation. Not only is Fallout 4 coming out this November, less than four months away, but a new Fallout game is also out for iOS. Additionally, Dishonored Definitive Edition and Dishonored 2 were revealed, and more was shown from their upcoming free-to-play PC arena action title BattleCry and id’s latest efforts on Doom. Check below for details and extra media on each title.

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The Red Solstice gets single-player campaign, final launch date

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Ironward has announced that they have added a single-player campaign to The Red Solstice. The studio also revealed that the title will be leaving Early Access and launching fully on July 9. The campaign is in addition to the eight-player online co-op mode already implemented, and is estimated to last anywhere from seven to 30 hours, depending on the player’s skill level. Publisher Nkidu describes it as “part horror, part strategy, all heart-pounding action,” as players lead their squads against hordes of enemies. A new trailer has been released with in-game footage to showcase the tactical, squad-based gameplay that players will find when they reach Mars.

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PC News

Act of Aggression slated for Sept. release, new faction trailer out

Act of Aggression (PC) Faction Trailer - Screenshot 1

Eugen Systems has released a new faction trailer for their upcoming strategy title Act of Aggression. The Chimera is highlighted in the new video, a UNO-funded task force that is designed around being prepared for any situation by having multipurpose or specialized units who’ve been upgraded for specific roles. The US Army was featured in a previous trailer, while the final group, the Cartel, a stealth-focused private military company, is up soon. Eugen has also announced that the game will be available this September.

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PC News

Adr1ft trailer teases at what awaits Commander Oshima

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505 Games has released a new trailer for Three One Zero’s upcoming adventure title Adr1ft. The trailer, created in conjunction with Blur Studio, gives a quick look at Commander Alex Oshima as she dodges debris that used to be a part of her former habitat, Hardiman Aerospace Northstar IV. Players will need to help Oshima as she struggles to survive and make it back to Earth after a recent disaster leaves her alone and adrift in space.

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Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy now in stores, online for PS Vita

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Experience Inc.’s latest dungeon crawler, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, is now available for PS Vita. Published by NIS, the Demon Gaze co-developer’s newest title pits players against genetically engineered monsters known as Variants. The beasts are overrunning a near-future Tokyo, and as part of the Xth Squad, players must help to save the city as well as investigate the appearance of portals that lead to a realm known as the Abyss.

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PlayStation Vita News

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited out for PS4, Xbox One

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Bethesda has released The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for PS4 and Xbox One. The MMO, set in the world made famous by Morrowind and Skyrim, has recently transitioned from a subscription-based to a single-purchase model, with $59.99 buying the original game along with all content updates and additions. However, the game does feature optional in-game purchases for customization and convenience items. An ESO Plus subscription is also on offer for those who want access to all downloadable content packs, exclusive in-game perks, and a monthly stipend of crowns. To learn more about what awaits in Tamriel, check out this video on choice and this video on activities.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Mega Man Legacy Collection to hit 3DS, PC, PS4, Xbox One this year

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The blue bomber will be returning in a new six-title compilation this fall in Mega Man Legacy Collection. Scheduled to launch initially for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and later for 3DS, the set will include the first six Mega Man games, plus a Museum of concept and character art and a new Challenge Mode. The latter will consist of a set of increasingly difficult trials that utilize portions from all six games, such as going through an area from each game on a single life, which is said to provide a challenge for veterans and serve as a learning tool for new players. The mode will also upload replays of the best runs for everyone to check out. Digital Eclipse is handling the project.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls launching Sept. 1

Danganronpa Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls (PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has announced that Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls will be hitting store shelves and PSN on September 1. Coinciding with the news is the first batch of localized screenshots, as well as a new trailer. Ultra Despair Girls takes a turn away from the visual-novel style of the first two games and is instead an action title that follows Komaru Naegi and Toko Fukawa. The two must escape Towa, a city overrun by despair … and hundreds of Monokumas.

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PlayStation Vita News

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold trailer highlights Flavio, Survivalist class

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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Flavio, the party’s Survivalist in story mode, is featured in a new character trailer. As the resident archer, he can inflict status debuffs from afar, utilize a Flank Shot to hit multiple enemies at once, and access such debilitating skills as Trick Step, to lower an enemy’s hit rate, and buffs like Chain Dance, which raises his target and evade rate.

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