Klei Entertainment has been putting out quality indie games like Don't Starve, Mark of the Ninja and Incognita for many years now. The developer has a reputation for solid, well-made titles with distinctive art styles and more than a little dark humor. It's great news, then, to hear about the team's latest project: Griftlands, a sci-fi-flavored RPG coming to Steam in late 2017/early 2018.
Here it is, in the flesh: the Xbox One X. Billed as the "world's most powerful console," and formerly known as "Project Scorpio," the new member of the Xbox family has finally made its debut at E3 2017. And while Microsoft is placing huge emphasis on things like 4K/HDR gaming and that custom 8-core AMD CPU, it's also worth noting how sleek and small the Xbox One X is. The launch model features a minimalist rectangle design with a matte black finish, complemented by a subtle touch of glitter-like details throughout the console's shell -- which you won't notice from a distance.
LawBreakers, the low-gravity team shooter made by Boss Key Productions, just got a release date for both its PC and recently-announced PS4 versions: August 8th, retailing for $30. But before then, the game will have another beta (sadly, still only for desktop) starting at noon ET on June 28th.
The events keep on rolling here at E3 2017 and now it's almost time for Ubisoft to take the stage. The company will make its announcements at 4PM ET/1PM PT today and you can keep it locked hear to follow the news as its announced from the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Expect some Far Cry 5 news as well as more details on Assassin's Creed Origins. Of course, we'll bring you all the news and analysis from the show, even if you can't follow along live.
While Project Scorpio was teased at last year's E3, it was only yesterday that we finally got a good look at Microsoft's latest console, now named the Xbox One X. It's the company's answer to Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro, bumping up the system's graphics capabilities while making a few other design tweaks in the process. For a better idea of all the key changes check out our chart pitting the three iterations of the Xbox One against each other, and check back later this year for our full review.
Who wants to buy the Xbox One X, most powerful console ever made? Microsoft will have no problem persuading hardcore gamers to shell out another $500 on November 7th. But, as we've argued, it's a tough sell for most shoppers. There simply isn't a compelling reason for existing Xbox One owners, or anyone who doesn't have a 4K TV, to take the plunge. And even if you're 4K-ready, there's still a clear lack of Xbox One X ready titles on the horizon. Fast forward to 2018's holiday season, though, and things should look a bit different.
$499. No matter how many games Microsoft showed (42) and which specs flashed across the screen (teraflops! ram!), most of the reaction to its One X unveiling at E3 focused on that. It's not the $599 debacle that Sony faced with its PS3 unveiling over a decade ago, but the "most powerful console ever" has a large hill to climb when it's also the most expensive console available, topping the 1TB PS4 Pro by $100.
Like the idea of customizing a controller in the Xbox Design Lab, but wish you could add a little more flair or (gasp) practical features? You just got your wish. Microsoft has added a slew of new customization options, including four new main colors, 11 thumbstick colors, metallic finishes on D-pads and triggers, and (most importantly) rubberized grips. Personalized gamepads are still expensive at $80, but you might feel like that money is better spent after this. And importantly, Microsoft is also expanding where you can use the Design Lab.