The Public Is Getting Into E3 For Free (Sort Of)

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The Public Is Getting Into E3 For Free (Sort Of)

For the first time, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will be hosting a public E3 event. It won’t be at the Los Angeles Convention Center, though.

The ESA has announced E3 Live, taking place during E3 week at L.A. Live (right next door to the convention center). There will be gameplay hands-on opportunities, entertainment, VR demos, live music, and industry personalities.

With EA pulling out of the convention center entirely (and hosting its public EA Play event) and other related events happening nearby, this gives local gamers (and those making the trip) something more to do that week. There’s no cost to attend, but you’ll need tickets. Those under the age of 17 will need a parent accompanying them. 

New Releases This Week: May 22 Through May 28

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New Releases This Week: May 22 Through May 28

The world could always use more heroes. And you'll have your chance to test your mettle in one of this week's big releases.

Overwatch leads a week with a few heavy hitters. If first-person team shooters aren't your thing, you have other options.

Strategy fans can dive into Creative Assembly's merger of clever strategy and dark fantasy with Total War: Warhammer. And if it's action you seek, Activision and Platinum are serving it up on the half-shell with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan.

Monument Valley Made Over $14 Million In Two Years Since Release

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Monument Valley Made Over $14 Million In Two Years Since Release

Ustwo Games, the developer of Monument Valley, recently shared an infographic of the major success the mobile title has received since release. In two years time, the game has made over $14 million in sales.

With the overwhelming amount of mobile games out there, it can be hard to stand out. Ustwo's Monument Valley managed to do so with a unique aesthetic and innovative puzzle designs, a setup that impressed us when it released. Since its debut, the game has been downloaded over 26 million times. Check out the rest of the statistics below.

Monument Valley is available on iOS and Android.

Reader Discussion: Which Summer Game Are You Most Anticipating?

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Reader Discussion: Which Summer Game Are You Most Anticipating?

A solid selection of games are releasing this summer, from No Man's Sky to Mighty No. 9. What title are you most looking forward to playing, and why?

As a big fan of Human Revolution, I'm most excited for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, though with Blood and Wine releasing soon, that expansion is bound to return me to The Witcher 3 too.

What summer title are you anticipating the most? Are you disappointed by the season's releases or satisfied? Let us know in the comments!

The Witcher 3: Blood And Wine Trailer Takes You To The Land Of Toussaint

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The Witcher 3's second large expansion, Blood and Wine, is arriving at the end of the month on May 31. CD Projekt Red has released a new trailer for the DLC, which explores the region of Toussaint.

Toussaint is a land largely untouched by war and known for its wine, but it's not as tranquil as it seems. A beast lurks in the shadows, threatening the kingdom. This brings in our famed witcher, Geralt, who will attempt to unravel the mystery of the beast and bring back peace to the region. 

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The Angry Birds Movie Soars To Top Spot At Weekend Box Office, With Nearly $40 Million

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The Angry Birds Movie is soaring in popularity since it opened in North American theaters on Friday. It has raked in $39 million at the box office so far, dethroning Captain America: Civil War from the #1 spot for the weekend.

Video game film adaptations don't always have the best track record, but with a talented voice cast and some creative animations, Sony's Angry Birds is doing better than expected. Our editor Kyle Hilliard saw the movie and had mostly positive impressions. The film has also seen success since its international debut last weekend, where it has generated around $111 million overseas.

This weekend at the box office saw Captain America: Civil War fall to second place with $33.1 million, though it has collected about $347.4 million since its release. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, which debuted this weekend along with Angry Birds, sits in third with $21.8 million.

This War Of Mine Board Game Captures The Spirit Of The Original

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This War Of Mine Board Game Captures The Spirit Of The Original

I recently had the chance to play a prototype version of Awaken Realms' tabletop version of 11-bit's This War of Mine. At the outset, I wasn't sure how it would fare in the conversion to plastic miniatures and cardboard tokens. Thankfully, the soul of the original video game lives on in this new medium.

This War of Mine, which was released first on PC in 2014 before making its way to tablet and consoles, focuses on the civilians forced to live in warzones. They are forced to make due with whatever supplies they can scavenge or trade for, barely scrounging enough food, water, and warmth. As you can read in our review, we quite like the game.

The video game sets that up nicely, as players rummage through rubble and broken furniture and go on night raids. Health, fatigue, and hunger must all be managed and balanced. But underneath it all is a constant reminder via text passages that there are other refugees in need of help or in between you and vital resources.

This Highly Detailed Figure Of Arkham Knight's Batmobile Is Open For Pre-Orders

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This Highly Detailed Figure Of Arkham Knight's Batmobile Is Open For Pre-Orders

In Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight, the tank-like batmobile is one of Batman's biggest assets in both puzzles solving and battle. Now, an intricately detailed statuette of the vehicle is on its way, so you can display this sleekly designed car in your living room.

Prime 1 Studio's batmobile figure is a 1:10 scale polystone diorama, featuring LED lights on the wheels and headlights. Pre-orders are available now on DC Entertainment's online store, at the hefty price of $1599. The figure is expected to ship by February 15, 2017.

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Overwatch Infographic Boasts Impressive Statistics From Open Beta

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Overwatch Infographic Boasts Impressive Statistics From Open Beta

Were you one of the 9.7 million players that participated in Overwatch's open beta? Blizzard revealed an infographic detailing some impressive results from their short but popular open beta.

In total, 4.9 billion minutes of Overwatch were played, and 37.6 million matches were completed. Some of the most popular characters chosen by players include Widowmaker, Soldier: 76, Reinhardt, and Mercy. Take a peek below to view the rest.

Overwatch releases May 24 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Watch The Newest Trailer For The Ghostbusters Reboot

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Watch The Newest Trailer For The Ghostbusters Reboot

Columbia Pictures' comedic Ghostbusters reboot has recently received a second international trailer, focusing on the ghostly foes the new team is up against. 

Ghostbusters is directed by Paul Feig, and stars Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Chris Hemsworth. Watch the trailer below.

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