Mario Kart is drifting into a Japanese VR arcade

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Mario Kart is drifting into a Japanese VR arcade

Few things in life are as uniquely stressful as pulling into first place in Mario Kart, only to hear a Blue Shell hurtling at you from behind. There's no escape -- all you can do is close your eyes and accept your inevitable defeat. That experience is going to get infinitely more dreadful for players who visit the VR Zone in Shinjuku, Japan: Bandai Namco has developed a version of Mario Kart for the HTC Vive, complete with the tiny pseudo-cars for players to plop down into.

Watch Ubisoft's E3 event in under 10 minutes

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Watch Ubisoft's E3 event in under 10 minutes

Ubisoft gave us the rundown on its library of upcoming games yesterday at E3 and there was a lot of news packed into the briefing. If you missed it, don't worry. We've trimmed down the event into a much shorter clip so you can catch up in less than 10 minutes. There's plenty of Far Cry 5, Assassin's Creed Origins, Mario + Rabbids and Beyond Good and Evil 2 news to catch up on. Spoiler alert: Skull & Bones makes doing battle on the high seas very fun.

'Project Cars 2' takes simulated driving to a whole new level

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'Project Cars 2' takes simulated driving to a whole new level

With the likes of Forza and Gran Turismo getting their share of stage time at the big E3 events, it can be easy to overlook some of the other options. Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios' Project Cars is one of those and the second installment of the franchise is set to arrive September 22nd. The duo is showing off the hyper realistic racing sim here at E3 and it didn't take long to get wrapped up in the tracks of Project Cars 2.

The Xbox One X vs. the PlayStation 4 Pro: 4K and more

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The Xbox One X vs. the PlayStation 4 Pro: 4K and more

As Microsoft shows off its new Xbox One X at this year's E3, Sony's presentation focused primarily on its lineup of games. That's because its own powered-up console, the PlayStation 4 Pro, already debuted last fall to good reviews (with one big caveat). While many players will base their purchases this holiday season on each system's titles and online services, there's still a lot to be learned in comparing the two system's specs -- especially if you want something to play on a 4K TV. Check out our chart below, and stay tuned for when we put the new Xbox through its paces closer to launch.

Live from Engadget’s E3 2017 stage: Interviews, panels and more!

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Live from Engadget’s E3 2017 stage: Interviews, panels and more!

Every year at CES we build a stage, invite fascinating people to come chat with us, and take a closer look at what really matters at the show. It's a blast! In fact, we have such a good time that we decided to do it again, only this time at E3 -- the epicenter of the gaming universe for the next few days. Join us as we discuss the news of the day and issues facing the industry, accompanies by a mix of masterminds and developers. Oh, and don't worry: We'll have plenty of time to play some new games, too. You'll find our full stage schedule below -- be sure to stay tuned.

Nintendo is releasing Amiibo for a 'Legend of Zelda' add-on

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Nintendo is releasing Amiibo for a 'Legend of Zelda' add-on

Nintendo doesn't just want you to download add-on content for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild... it wants you to snap up more figurines, too. The gaming giant has unveiled four Amiibo designed with the DLC (most notably The Champion's Ballad) in mind. Each represents a champion from one of Hyrule's races: Mipha (from the zora), Daruk (goron), Revali (rito) and Urbosa (gerudo). Nintendo hasn't said when they'll arrive or what they'll unlock, but it's safe to say they'll be available in time to use with the DLC packs arriving this year.

Compete with Xbox friends when 'Rocket League' arrives on Switch

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Compete with Xbox friends when 'Rocket League' arrives on Switch

Rocket League is coming to the Nintendo Switch. That alone is big news, but bigger yet? When it's released this holiday, you'll be able to play against folks on Steam and Xbox One. That's right: when developer Psyonix said that they had cross-platform multiplayer figured out, the studio wasn't bluffing. If it sounds familiar, that's because Microsoft announced that Minecraft would offer cross-play between Nintendo's portable/home console hybrid earlier this week. The port will have Mario and Luigi hats and a few battle cars exclusive to the platform as well.

'Super Mario Odyssey' comes to the Switch October 27th

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'Super Mario Odyssey' comes to the Switch October 27th

When Nintendo announced Super Mario Odyssey alongside the Nintendo Switch reveal, it felt like a breath of fresh air. Sure, the Wii U had New Super Mario Bros U, Mario Maker and the excellent platforming of Super Mario 3D world -- but the open-world exploration mechanics of Sunshine, Galaxy and Super Mario 64 skipped Nintendo's last console. When Nintendo teased Odyssey as a refreshing return to form, it didn't give us a lot to go on. We knew Mario would explore a earth-like metropolis named New Donk City. We knew he could dance. We knew he had a magic hat. Now, we know when we'll be able to play it all: Today at E3, Nintendo announced that Super Mario Odyssey would launch on October 27th.