Tag Archives: e3

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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Opinion: How Nintendo (Almost) won E3

E3, as has become custom, is almost more about what wasn’t shown than what was. Where was Crackdown?” That was the first question I was asked by a fellow journalist shortly after Xbox’s press conference, followed swiftly by: "where was HoloLens for that matter?" PlayStation executives spent half their time …

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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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ElrubiusOMG, jackfrags and MKIceandFire were the top YouTubers of E3

Industry analytics firm Fancensus has researched the most popular YouTubers during E3 2016. The firm has listed the ten most influential YouTube channels for the week of E3. The firm checked the views of all videos posted that week related to E3 content and ranked them. Top of the list …

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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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Ubisoft boss: ‘We are the best future for the company’

A defiant Ubisoft united at E3 last week as the threat of a Vivendi takeover increases. At the end of the firm’s pre-E3 press conference, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot took to the stage – flanked by several of his biggest developers – and told the assembled media that the freedom …

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PlayStation and Xbox speak out about their E3 announcements in this week’s MCV

E3 2016 is notreallyover yet. In this week’s MCV, PlayStation’s Jim Ryan and Xbox’s Dave McCarthy discuss what they showed at this year’s E3. We also picked out our favourite games from this year’s show. We also talk to DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson about why the First World War …

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