We're live from Sony's E3 2017 keynote!

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We're live from Sony's E3 2017 keynote!

At this year's E3, Microsoft and Sony have different approaches. As tradition dictates, Xbox got out of the gates first yesterday, but the console (and that "Scorpio" upgrade) had more to prove than PlayStation, which has been leading the market for several years now. So what will Sony's 2017 plans involve? If the last few years are any indication, the company will probably stay focused completely on the games. We reckon we'll hear news about the next Uncharted, hopefully something about that Last Of Us sequel, and an update on how Kratos is faring as a father in the next God Of War. Oh, and PlayStation VR: How's that doing?

'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' gets the polish it sorely needs

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'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' gets the polish it sorely needs

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is one of the hottest games in the PC multiplayer scene (it dominates Twitch streams), but calling it unfinished would be an understatement. There's one map, limited movement options and many bugs -- we've seen games all the buildings disappeared, for starters. However, the game is growing up quickly. In an interview with PC Gamer, Bluehole's Brendan Greene (aka PlayerUnknown himself) has shown off previously teased upgrades to the last-one-standing shooter that should flesh out its experience.

Watch Sony's E3 2017 event live right here at 9PM ET

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Watch Sony's E3 2017 event live right here at 9PM ET

Alright PlayStation fans, it's your turn. Sony's E3 2017 event is going down at 9PM ET/6PM PT tonight and we'll be there to bring you all of the news as it's announced. If you want to watch live at home, Sony is streaming the festivities on both Twitch and YouTube. You'll want to keep an eye on our liveblog as well. All of our insightful commentary will be there as announcements are made on stage, and we're expecting details on The Last of Us Part 2, a new God of War, Days Gone, Spider-Man and a lot more. You can keep it locked here when the time comes as we've embedded the stream down below for easy access.

Alienware's E3 is all about gaming monitors and accessories

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Alienware's E3 is all about gaming monitors and accessories

It might surprise you to learn that Dell is one of the best monitor makers around. At E3 today, the company announced that it's taking its display expertise deeper into the gaming arena with the launch of new Alienware monitors. They sport the brand's more elaborate aesthetic, but most importantly, they pack in fast refresh rates and support for either NVIDA's G-SYNC technology or AMD's Freesync (which reduces image tearing and choppinesss). Additionally, Alienware is launching a new suite of accessories, and it's bringing Intel and AMD's most powerful CPUs to its flagship Area 51 desktop.

Logitech gives gamers a reason to like wireless mice

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Logitech gives gamers a reason to like wireless mice

Ask dedicated gamers why they prefer wired mice over wireless and you'll hear two familiar refrains: even a little wireless lag can be unacceptably high, and it's no fun to plug in or swap batteries mid-match. Logitech may have found a way to kill both birds with one stone. It's introducing a pair of technologies, Lightspeed and Powerplay, that theoretically make wireless gaming mice practical even if you depend on pinpoint accuracy. Lightspeed uses "end-to-end signal optimization" to cut latency down to a single millisecond, while the Powerplay system (above) relies on magnetic resonance to continuously charge your mouse. In short, it should perform about as well as a wired mouse without that pesky cord getting in the way.

'Age of Empires' is getting a 4K upgrade

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'Age of Empires' is getting a 4K upgrade

Hey, Blizzard: you're not the only developer that can remaster a classic real-time strategy game. Microsoft has unveiled Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, a rework of Ensemble Studio's history-based conquer-the-map title. Graphics and sound get the obvious improvements with 4K resolution support, higher-detail visuals and a remastered soundtrack, but there are some functional improvements, too. There's a new narrative, Xbox Live multiplayer, new zoom levels (no more panning around to see a large-scale fight) and other unspecified gameplay improvements.

Intel wants to make competitive VR a reality

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Intel wants to make competitive VR a reality

Virtual reality doesn't have much of a foothold in the eSports world. You can watch tournaments in VR, but competing in VR? Almost unheard of. Intel wants to change that -- it's teaming up with Oculus and long-time partner ESL to kick off the VR Challenger League. The competitive gaming series will have players donning headsets to take each other on through Insomniac's The Unspoken and Ready at Dawn's Echo Arena. The league will start with online-only competition in July, but the finalists will square off in person at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in 2018.

‘Starlink’ is ‘Skylanders’ for space babies

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‘Starlink’ is ‘Skylanders’ for space babies

In the spirit of games like "Skylanders," "Disney Infinity" and "LEGO Dimensions", Ubisoft Toronto announced at E3 on Monday that it is jumping into the toys-to-life genre with "Starlink: Battle for Atlas". In Starlink, you command a fleet of talented space pilots in their defense of the Atlas star system against a legion of robotic invaders. And this game isn't just a series of space battles, you'll be able to seamlessly travel between seven unique worlds, explore them and then jump back into the cosmos for more fighting.

‘Beyond Good & Evil 2’ is really happening

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‘Beyond Good & Evil 2’ is really happening

It's happening. It's really happening. I can't believe it's real, but it is: Beyond Good & Evil 2. At Ubisoft's E3 press conference, the long-awaited sequel was finally re-revealed with a brand new CG trailer. It starts with an anthropomorphic pig (is that Pey'j?) trying to strike a deal with a monkey in a rundown bar. It quickly turns sour, allowing the primate to escape with a mysterious woman on a hoverbike. The scene then peels back to reveal a clunky sci-fi city built on top of temples with broken and abandoned spaceship parts. It ends with the pair returning to a secret spaceship nestled in a misty valley, before blasting off in search of paradise.

'Far Cry 5' has a cult-fighting dog

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'Far Cry 5' has a cult-fighting dog

The next Far Cry is based in America, and our first glimpse of gameplay at Ubisoft's E3 2017 press event suggests a game where your band of misfit guns for hire are pretty darn important -- and one of them is a dog. Amazing Grace formed the soundtrack for the Far Cry 5 intro, sung by one of the antagonists as he holds a pretty darn meaty gun in the middle of a church.