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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. The video service says that the official gameplay trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II was the most viewed trailer to emerge from the show. The EA …

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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 media features. The original Xbox One was simply stretched too thin. It was bulky, relatively underpowered and weighed down by …

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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 only Lego Dimensions bucking that trend, it’s a very brave move to be launching a toys-to-life title. But with Starlink: Battle …

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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 prepare the platform holder for the launch of its Online Service. He can be reached @karel_kayo Nintendo made a number of game …

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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 the experts, the debate has rarely been played out in such stark terms across the two primary platform holders’ showcases. …

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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 the industry as a whole – and publishers are keen to point this out to consumers. Bethesda was a key …

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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 twelve months and beyond. From Microsoft revealing the Xbox One Xand Nintendo’s partnership with Ubisoft on Mario+Rabbids, to the lack …

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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, likes and comments, with women making up 35 per cent of those interactions. This is up from just 10 per …

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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." Ubisoft had "a top-notch release slate that combines corporate and creative courage," van Dreunen told MCV. He also praised Ubisoft partnering with Nintendo for its Switch …

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