Tag Archives: e3 2015

Bethesda argues that next-gen is about more than the graphics

Fallout 4 developer Bethesda admits that its upcoming RPG could have looked better – but only at great cost to the gameplay. Some observers have questioned the visual fidelity of the recently revealed Fallout 4, arguing that its character models in particular fall short of the standards laid down by …

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Deus Ex writer addresses ‘mechanical apartheid’ upset

‘Mechanical apartheid’ was one of the terms that cropped up in the E3 2015 promotion of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, causing corners of the internet to erupt in anger. Some were clearly unhappy that a specific period of brutal human suffering could be used in a manner perceivably similar to …

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Nintendo exec wants fans to ‘take more risks on the eShop’

The senior manager of marketing in Nintendo of America’s licensing department has urged the company’s fans to be a bit more adventurous with the digital content they buy. "It seems like a lot of the Nintendo fans and consumers they gravitate towards nostalgia, they gravitate towards platformer and puzzle action …

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Madden 16 will have women in its crowds for the first time

Really, Madden never had women in the crowds before? Does FIFA? Clearly we haven’t been paying enough attention. FIFA 16 is taking a big step forward this year with the addition for the first time of female teams, albeit just a limited selection of international squads. US-centric release Madden may …

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Microsoft predicts a ‘massive migration’ to Xbox One this holiday

Xbox One is in prime position to dominate next-gen hardware sales later this year following what was undoubtedly an exciting E3, Microsoft predicts. The key to this swing away from PS4? The triple-whammy of Xbox One’s new Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War Ultimate Edition. …

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Red Dead Redemption is the most-requested Xbox 360 game for backwards compatibility

Microsoft has been asking its fans what Xbox 360 games they want to see appearing on Xbox One via its nearly-announced backwards compatibility functionality. The platform holder has been lettings its consumers vote for the games they want to be playable on its newer hardware. So far only 22 games …

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Fils-Aime: VR is not fun and not social

Nintendo was the first games company to do 3D and the first to do augmented reality, but it looks highly unlikely it will be joining the virtual reality party. Whether it was the new AR ventures of Microsoft’s Hololens or the blossoming VR movement driven by Oculus Rift and Steam …

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Halo 5: Guardians has multiplayer transactions

Developer 343 Industries has confirmed that microtransactions are included in the multiplayer part of upcoming Xbox One title Halo 5: Guardians. It will be called the Requisition System (REQ). Players will earn REQ points naturally in the game as rewards after each match. These points can then be spent on …

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