'Skull & Bones' takes open world online gaming to the high seas

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'Skull & Bones' takes open world online gaming to the high seas

Ubisoft Singapore just announced its next game here at E3 2017, called Skull & Bones. It challenges players to rise to the rank of pirate king, while playing with their friends and against their enemies in an online open world. During the conference, they showed off 5-on-5 multiplayer, as ships jostled about in combat and, eventually, escape with their ill-gotten loot. If this sounds a bit familiar, it shouldn't be a surprise, as the team's previous project was Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

'Transference' wants to scare you out of ever playing VR again

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'Transference' wants to scare you out of ever playing VR again

Today, we look at virtual reality mostly as a means of entertainment -- but the technology introduces some interesting questions. Can virtual experience be used to treat PTSD? Could it be used to create false memories? The idea of VR as a tool for "hacking" the brain seems to be the idea behind Ubisoft's new virtual reality title, Transference. That on its own sounds interesting, but if that's not enough, the title has star power: apparently, the game stars Elijah Wood.

‘The Crew 2’ expands open-world racing to the air and sea

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‘The Crew 2’ expands open-world racing to the air and sea

The middling reception to The Crew hasn't stopped Ubisoft from making a sequel. The open-world racing franchise returns with The Crew 2, this time with planes and boats throw into the mix. You'll be racing through 'Motornation', a fictional version of the United States which includes cities, forests and deserts. Think of it like Steep, Ubisoft's action-sports adventure game, but for motorsport. One minute, you'll be racing through New York City in a supercar, the next, you'll be carving through a swamp in a high-speed jet boat. You can't do the latter in Need for Speed, that's for sure.

A closer look at the Xbox One X

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A closer look at the Xbox One X

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.

Watch Ubisoft's E3 2017 event right here at 4PM ET

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Watch Ubisoft's E3 2017 event right here at 4PM ET

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.

The Xbox One X vs. the original Xbox One: What's changed?

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The Xbox One X vs. the original Xbox One: What's changed?

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.