'Erica' blurs the line between game and interactive movie

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'Erica' blurs the line between game and interactive movie

Sony's PlayStation 4 will never have the same widespread appeal as the Nintendo Wii. It's a popular console with an extensive library, but it hasn't captured the casual market quite like Nintendo's machine did in 2006. Sony is trying to change that, however, with a slew of film-like experiences including Until Dawn and Hidden Agenda. The latest example is Erica, a live-action hybrid developed by London studio Flavourworks. It's not quite a video game, but the level of control is also far beyond what classic FMV (full-motion video) titles usually offer.

Blizzard shows off broadcast-friendly 'Overwatch' features

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Blizzard shows off broadcast-friendly 'Overwatch' features

Last week Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan explained some of the tweaks Blizzard planned to make this game easier to follow for viewers, and now a new video actually shows them off. As Blizzard prepares to launch its professional Overwatch League next year (and presents Overwatch World Cup matches over the next couple of days), it's going all-in to make the game TV-friendly, even for people who aren't yet die-hard eSports fans.

Xbox One X will support 1440p monitors

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Xbox One X will support 1440p monitors

With less than a week to go until its release, more details are emerging about the Xbox One X. We've known all along that Microsoft's all-powerful console would output at native 4K on a 4K TV or display. And, if a 1080p screen was connected it would supersample games -- rendering them at a higher resolution before dropping them back down to 1080p. But, what about all the gamers with 1440p monitors? If you thought your display would end up with the same scaled-down image, you're wrong. According to Xbox group program manager Kevin Gammill, the console will output to native 1440p on a supported monitor. So, you can stop fretting about the picture getting upscaled from 1080p.

'Descent' revival is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

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'Descent' revival is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

The classic zero-G shooter Descent may have been born on PC, but its revival won't be limited to one platform. Descendent Studios has announced that Little Orbit is porting Descent: Underground to the PS4 and Xbox One. While it's not certain what the console versions will bring to the table or when they'll arrive, there are promises of an announcement at a "big" 2018 convention. As it stands, the platform expansion is really part of a larger alliance that's giving Underground a lifeline.

The real villain in ‘Wolfenstein II’ is a complicit America 

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The real villain in ‘Wolfenstein II’ is a complicit America 

Wolfenstein: The New Colossus improves on everything you liked in the franchise's soft reboot, 2014's Wolfenstein: The New Order. The action, set pieces, characters and writing are all sharper this time around. So is the thoughtful terror in the alternate universe's setting. After striking a blow in Europe against the global Nazi regime in the first game, The New Colossus brings protagonist BJ Blazkowicz and his anti-Nazi crew back to the US — where they find many Americans have gleefully accepted Nazi rule.

Miles Morales adds intrigue to 'Spider-Man' on PS4

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Miles Morales adds intrigue to 'Spider-Man' on PS4

Last year, Insomniac Games got our spidey-senses tingling with the announcement of Spider-Man for PS4, and a gameplay trailer at E3 2017 amped up the buzz even more. At Sony's PlayStation Showcase event at Paris Games Week (PGW), we learned more about the characters, which will include Mary Jane Watson, villain Negative Man, Aunt May, and, intriguingly, Miles Morales. Engadget chatted with Insomniac Games' Creative Director Bryan Intihar and Community Director James Stevenson about what role those characters will have in the game.

Korg's Gadget music production app is coming to Nintendo Switch

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Korg's Gadget music production app is coming to Nintendo Switch

It looks like Korg is bringing its Gadget music-making app to the Nintendo Switch next spring. There isn't a ton known about it at the moment, but given the name, it seems like it's a port of the synth company's end-to-end iOS and Mac music production suite. According to Japanese publication 4Gamer (translated), the software will support motion controls and work with the Joy-con. More than that, up to four people will apparently be able to "play" it.