The ‘Quake Champions’ beta opens to everyone on PC today

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The ‘Quake Champions’ beta opens to everyone on PC today

Bethesda just announced that its reboot of the original eSport, Quake Champions has entered public beta today. That means anyone with a PC capable enough to run the fast-paced shooter should be able to jump in and start playing right this instant. More than that, there's a tie-in to the just announced Wolfenstein sequel, The New Colossus: protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz will be a playable character. Oh, and he'll be able to dual-wield weapons. There will be a tournament at this year's QuakeCon with a $1 million prize pool.

‘Wolfenstein’ returns with ‘The New Colossus’ on October 27th

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‘Wolfenstein’ returns with ‘The New Colossus’ on October 27th

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was hardly a secret. The much-anticipated sequel to The New Order and The Old Blood was teased at the start of Bethesda's E3 press conference last year, and all but confirmed by BJ Blazkowicz voice actor Brian Bloom last October. Still, it's nice to see the game finally announced. Bethesda unveiled the new entry as part of its 2017 E3 showcase, which follows Blazkowiz and his ongoing mission to defeat the Nazis in an alternate history world. It's brash, violent and everything else you would expect from a modern Wolfenstein game.

'Dishonored' is getting its first standalone assassination

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'Dishonored' is getting its first standalone assassination

There's a new Dishonored game coming, but it's not Dishonored 3 or DLC for last year's entry. Instead, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is a completely separate title coming on September 15th. The game's announcement at Bethesda's E3 shindig left Dishonored fans confused (just look at the YouTube comments), but the company describes it as the "first standalone adventure" for the series. It stars some of the Dishonored's most intriguing characters -- Billie Lurk and the assassin Daud -- on a mission to assassinate The Outsider, the mysterious being behind the series' supernatural powers.

Step inside the Commonwealth in ‘Fallout 4’ on HTC Vive this October

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Step inside the Commonwealth in ‘Fallout 4’ on HTC Vive this October

VR is all the rage these days and Bethesda is bringing two of its popular games to the medium in 2017. One of those is Fallout 4, and the title is making the leap to HTC Vive this fall. At E3 last year, Bathesda revealed that both Fallout and Doom would Details are still scarce for now, but what do know is Fallout 4 VR is set to hit that virtual reality headset in October. We'll add more details here as they're announced, so stay tuned. Who knows, maybe we'll get a chance to play the new version here at E3 2017 later this week. For now, watch the Fallout 4 VR trailer down below.

'The Evil Within 2' will ramp up the scares October 13th

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'The Evil Within 2' will ramp up the scares October 13th

The Evil Within 2 exists and you'll be able to play it across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 13th -- Friday the 13th, that is. The series comes from Shinji Mikami, the director of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil 4, the latter of which is widely considered to be one of the best games of all time, horror or otherwise.

Watch Bethesda's E3 2017 event live right here at 9PM PT

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Watch Bethesda's E3 2017 event live right here at 9PM PT

When it comes to E3 press conferences, Bethesda is kind of a wild card. The company is the steward to iconic franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Dishonored and Doom, but it's press conference is often something of a surprise. The company has a habit or reviving old franchises unexpectedly, or releasing games just months after their public announcement. It's almost best to avoid predicting what the company is going to announce and just sit back and enjoy the show. So, where we are -- welcome to the Bethesda E3 press conference! You'll find the company's livestream embedded right here on this post, as well as on YouTube and Twitch.

Taste amateur football glory with 'Madden 18’s' ‘Longshot’ mode

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Taste amateur football glory with 'Madden 18’s' ‘Longshot’ mode

To say that I miss NCAA Football games is a massive understatement. Those games were my respite from classwork in college and continued to be a staple in my library for a few years after. Of course, EA hasn't made a college football game since 2012 after a pricey lawsuit over the use of athletes' likenesses in the franchise. Thankfully, the studio is giving us a new option for amateur football glory this fall via Madden 18's "Longshot" story mode.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' makes being the bad guy feel normal

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'Star Wars Battlefront II' makes being the bad guy feel normal

When Disney gave Electronic Arts the exclusive gaming rights to Star Wars, the company took the brand almost literally. EA's first take on the Battlefront franchise was little more than a war among the stars -- filled with the sights, sounds and characters of George Lucas' iconic space opera, but completely devoid of story. The end result was a gorgeous title that felt a little incomplete. With Star Wars: Battlefront II, EA is changing that. This time, narrative is key.

Octuple your Xbox storage with this new Seagate hard drive

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Octuple your Xbox storage with this new Seagate hard drive

Both PS4 and Xbox One come with at least 500GB of storage, which seems colossal until one realizes each installed game typically takes up 40 to 50 gigabytes. Back in August 2015, hard drive maker Seagate released a 2TB external HDD specifically keyed to both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Today, they've unveiled a new version that bumps up the space to 8TB and promises to work with every version of Microsoft's current-gen console -- including the upcoming Scorpio.