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We Happy Few developer Compulsion on E3 hype, drugs and Early Access

Xbox showed off a lot of products during its E3 briefing this year. It announced not one, but two new consoles. It showed off some of its blockbuster first-party line-up, including new entries in the Gears of War and Forza franchises. But for five minutes, an indie game called We …

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OPINION: Five things we learnt about VR from E3 2016

VR expert David Ranyard continues his regular columns looking at the future of virtual reality, and analyses thereaction to the hardware from this year’s E3. So E3 is over for another year, and I have one burning question: what was the impact of virtual reality at this year’s show? It …

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Leffen to miss EVO after all due to further visa issues

Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player William "Leffen" Hjelt will not attend EVO this weekend due to visa issues. The Swedish player is still waiting for a letter of approval from the US embassy, which is taking longer than expected due to him being deported from the US last year. …

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What does Xbox’s Project Scorpio mean for developers?

The biggest news out of this year’s E3 was almost certainly Microsoft’s reveal that it has been working on an improved Xbox One, which it claims will be the ‘most powerful console ever made’. But is better hardware actually a draw for devs? We ask a crowd of triple-A and indie studios for their thoughts

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Miyamoto explains Nintendo NX E3 no-show

Nintendo’s famed designer Shigeru Miyamoto has shed some light on why its new console was not shown at E3 2016. Speaking to investors, Miyamoto said – as translated by Twitter user Cheesemeister3K (below) – that the firm was worried about giving away too much information early for fear of imitators. …

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PlayStation: ‘VR uncertainty is liberating for developers’

PlayStation surprised us this year. If you had asked us what we would have expected ahead of their pre-E3 press conference, we would have suggested a hardware-centric show, featuring PlayStation VR and the firm’s new ‘Neo’ console. We would have put our money on the traditional sizzle reel of inventive …

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Xbox defends E3 line-up: ‘We wanted to show games people can buy soon’

Microsoft has explained its decision to reveal just a handful of games at last month’s E3 games show. The firm showed new trailers for a series of previously announced titles at E3, while the new game surprises at the show came in the form of Dead Rising 4, the expected …

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Interview: Xbox sets sights on the next great platform war

When Microsoft said it was taking gaming seriously with Windows 10, we weren’t the only ones that didn’t believe it. We’d heard it all before. We are told that: ‘gaming is at the heart of Windows Vista/7/8 [delete as appropriate]’, a couple of games would then emerge, and a year …

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MCV’s games of E3 2016

We played the games, we watched the trailers and we spoke to the UK games industry to come up with our top titles from E3 2016. INDIE GAME OF E3 We Happy Few From: Compulsion Games Platforms: Xbox One, PC, PS4 Out: July 26th (Early Access) This creepy survival game …

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Xbox: ‘We’re very excited about VR’

It may not have a VR headset, but Xbox told MCV that the technology is not far from its thoughts. The firm has partnered with other VR companies, such as Oculus, yet unlike PlayStation, has not developed its own product. Yet head of operations Dave McCarthy says that Xbox is …

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