Entries in 'E3 2017' (58)

Star Wars Battlefront II is crowned YouTube's E3 champ

Star Wars Battlefront II is crowned YouTube's E3 champ

EA has staged a double coup by claiming both the single most watched trailer and overall most popular game on YouTube throughout E3 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2017 at 9:46AM in News
Xbox One X

The X Factor is back - how the Xbox One X will re-establish the Microsoft's technical superiority

Consoles are usually creations of compromise. They have to hit a certain price point, not be too large (or too noisy), provide future-proofed technology, and often include a range of other ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 16th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
Starlink

E3 2017: Ubisoft's return to life with Starlink: Battle for Atlas

One the most unexpected announcements of this year’s E3 was undoubtedly Ubisoft’s ambitious new toys-to-life title. At a time when some have described the sector as being doomed, with ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 16th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Karol Severin

Nintendo Switch title mix lays groundwork for its upcoming Online Service - MIDiA

MIDiA Research's lead analyst for research on games and the mobile content economy Karol Severin shares his views on Nintendo's recent game announcements and how they look set to ...

on Jun 16th 2017 at 11:30AM in News

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E3 2017: Play time or story time?

Academic studies of video games have long pondered the relative merits of gameplay vs story, or ludology vs narratology as it’s often called. While we leave such critical musings to ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 16th 2017 at 11:00AM in News
PlayStation

Stand and deliver - how and why publishers make us wait after E3

E3 press conferences were once littered with titles that wouldn’t see retailers’ shelves for years. But there looks to be a new sense of immediacy spreading across these events and ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 16th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Read our E3 2017 analysis and in-depth take on the future of streaming in this week's MCV

Read our E3 2017 analysis and in-depth take on the future of streaming in this week's MCV

After a week of announcements and hype at E3, MCV is back from the show floor with in-depth analysis about what’s going to set the industry’s agenda for the next ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 16th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Facebook

E3 according to Facebook - more women posting, Sony generate biggest conversation spike

More women are talking about E3 on social media than ever before, according to new figures from Facebook. Over the past 30 days, 43m people made 115m E3-related Facebook posts, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 2:38PM in News

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Ancel: Beyond Good & Evil 2 is not a Switch exclusive 'as far as I know'

Ancel: Beyond Good & Evil 2 is not a Switch exclusive 'as far as I know'

It looks as if the rumours that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch were unfounded.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Joost van Dreunen

Ubisoft 'stole the show' at E3 this year - SuperData

Sony may have had a great showing at this year's E3, but for SuperData's Joost van Dreunen, it was Ubisoft who "stole the show."

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Sony on Xbox One X power: Devs will work to the lowest common denominator

Sony on Xbox One X power: Devs will work to the lowest common denominator

PlayStation platform holder Sony has said that the Xbox One X's power advantage over PS4 Pro will likely not be as evident as some suspect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Miyamoto and Yves

Rabbid fanbase - how Nintendo and Ubisoft's Mario partnership gives Switch a tactical edge

We knew it was coming, but somehow Ubisoft still managed to surprise us. No, we're not talking about Beyond Good and Evil 2 (although let's just pause for a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 9:45AM in News

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Microsoft responds to PlayStation's crossplatform omission

Microsoft responds to PlayStation's crossplatform omission

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has bitten in what is almost approaching a war of words in the crossplatform multiplayer dispute.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2017 at 9:33AM in News
Joost van Dreunen

Horizon Zero Dawn DLC puts Sony exclusive on track to hit 'Uncharted territory' and 8m lifetime sales - SuperData

Analysts might not have made up their minds about Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal at this year's E3, but most seem to be in agreement that Sony showed a much ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 14th 2017 at 4:45PM in News
A Way Out

Indie GoneGone - where are all the indies at E3 2017?

EA's been marching to its own E3 drum for a couple of years now, but last weekend saw the publisher putting players at the heart of its event like never ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 14th 2017 at 12:35PM in News
Metroid

Metroid and Mario & Luigi return in new 3DS titles

Nintendo's E3 Spotlight might have been all about new titles for Switch, but those tuning in to Nintendo's Treehouse stream will have seen a handful of new 3DS titles as ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 9:06PM in News

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Zelda DLC

First Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass DLC dated for June 30th

As well as announcing a slew of new titles for the Nintendo Switch today, Nintendo also announced when players will be able to get their hands on the first DLC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 8:32PM in News
Reggie

Nintendo surprises with Metroid Prime 4, Rocket League and new Yoshi and Kirby titles on Switch

Nintendo kicked off its E3 Spotlight with a slew of announcements, confirming release dates for a number of titles announced earlier in the year, as well as confirmation of a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 4:54PM in News
Microsoft says selling more Xbox One S units than X next year has 'always been the plan'

Microsoft says selling more Xbox One S units than X next year has 'always been the plan'

Microsoft's E3 press conference may have been all about the power of Xbox One X (previously Project Scorpio) this year, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer still expects the company to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 2:16PM in News
PS4 install base to hit 69m units worldwide by end of 2017 - IHS

PS4 install base to hit 69m units worldwide by end of 2017 - IHS

Hot off the back of its E3 press conference and the news that PS4 sales have now hit 60.4m worldwide, analyst firm IHS Markit now expects Sony's unstoppable console ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Joost van Dreunen

Xbox One X price is 'an obvious weakness' - SuperData

Now that the dust has settled on Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal, it seems analysts are still uncertain about 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Sony saved its biggest surprises for VR

Sony saved its biggest surprises for VR

PlayStation VR owners who had voiced doubt about Sony's level of commitment to the hardware fear not – there were plenty of VR surprises at the E3 showcase this morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:06AM in News
VIDEOS: Spider-Man, God of War and Days Gone

VIDEOS: Spider-Man, God of War and Days Gone

Sony's relatively light array of new titles at its E3 show in the early hours of this morning does no detract from the strong catalogue of games already in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Shadow of the Colossus remake and Horizon DLC revealed

Shadow of the Colossus remake and Horizon DLC revealed

In a showcase that was surprisingly light on new announcements, it was the confirmation of a full and proper remake of cult hit Shadow of the Colossus that stole the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
Sony E3 2017

PlayStation's E3 showing is strong & stable

Sony’s press conference once again rounded off the E3 run-in with a bang – quite literally, as pyrotechnics shook the Shrine Auditorium to accompany Call of Duty WWII. Other games ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 13th 2017 at 5:48AM in News