Tag Archives: e3 2016

The £2.1m question: Is Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee any good?

Industry commentators have taken to calling Playtonic ‘the new Rare’. But really, it’s more like the old Rare. The majority of the 20-strong team is made up of former Rare employees, and the game it’s making looks, sounds, and plays just like the 1998 Rare classic Banjo-Kazooie. And according to …

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Hang on, 1080p TV owners SHOULD buy Scorpio, Microsoft now says

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has revisited comments made earlier this week in which he said 1080p TV owners shouldn’t bother upgrading to Xbox Scorpio. Yesterday the exec claimed that 4K was the central purpose of Scorpio, so those without a 4K set should get an Xbox One S instead. These …

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Video: Dragon Quest VII is finally coming to Europe

Nintendo announced a western release date for Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past during one of its livestream at E3. The RPG will launch on 3DS in Europe and North America on September 16th. Originally released on PSOne in 2000, Dragon Quest 7 was remade for the 3DS …

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Video: Nintendo’s Paper Mario: Color Splash launching in October

Wii U-exclusive Paper Mario: Color Splash is hitting shelves at the end of 2016. Publisher Nintendo has revealed an October 7th release date for its new entry in the quirky RPG Paper Mario series. This is currently the only exclusive title currently dated for release for the Wii U at …

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Microsoft: We will ship games on Steam again

The locking off of Microsoft’s first party PC games from Steam may only be a temporary measure. Speaking on Giant Bomb’s E3 livestream, as reported by GameSpot, Xbox boss Phil Spencer recognised the importance of Vale’s platform to the PC games market. "I look at Steam today, it’s on an …

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We Happy Few generated most interest at E3, says internet research firm ListenFirst

Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few, shown on stage at Xbox’s conference, was the most popular game at E3. That’s according to internet tracking company ListenFirst, which – as reported by GamesBeat – worked out the number of organic searches on Wikipedia for all titles at E3. The thinking here is …

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New Zelda rejected Wii U GamePad because it ‘disrupts gameplay’

The producer of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has admitted that having experimented with it, his team rejected the idea of incorporating Wii U GamePad functionality into the game. We realized that having something on the GamePad and looking back and forth between the TV screen and the GamePad actually …

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Video: Nintendo announces new RPG Ever Oasis

Nintendo has revealed a brand new IP at E3 yesterday. Entitled Ever Oasis, it will see gamers play as adventurer Thethu to build a prosperous village in the middle of the desert. The RPG of course features its share of puzzle-dungeons, during which players will be able to switch between …

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Opinion: The changing landscape of games industry conferences

SuperData’s Joost van Dreunen discusses the rapid rise and sheer number of video game events designed to educate the industry on the next big thing. For this year’s E3 conference, I’d like to not talk about E3 for a change. Over the course of my tenure as an industry analyst, …

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