'The Last of Us: Part II' may jump between two points in time

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'The Last of Us: Part II' may jump between two points in time

Naughty Dog's E3 trailer for The Last of Us: Part II gave us a good idea what combat as lead character Ellie would be like, but the story is still largely a mystery. But during a panel earlier this week, game director Neil Druckmann dropped a tantalizing hint about how the game might be structured. It sounds like it won't be the totally linear affair found in the first game. Instead, the narrative may move between two different times, much the way that Left Behind (a three-hour, Ellie-focused add-on to The Last of Us) jumped between two points in time.

Turtle Beach's new headsets have solid audio and won't break the bank

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Turtle Beach's new headsets have solid audio and won't break the bank

With the rise of games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, headsets have become essential gear. Like any other personal audio purchase, there are a range of options, offering loads of features and levels of sound quality -- depending on how much you're willing to pay. At E3, Turtle Beach announced two new wired headsets that offer solid audio and decent features without breaking the bank.

'Resident Evil 2' is the classic you remember but with a good camera

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'Resident Evil 2' is the classic you remember but with a good camera

I never expected that particular phrase to pass through my mind, but it definitely did during my playthrough of the new Resident Evil 2 remake -- and more than once. Twenty years after its launch on the original PlayStation, RE2 has been essentially rebuilt from the ground up for modern platforms and it's nearly unrecognizable, at least from a visual standpoint. Gameplay-wise, however, it feels just like RE2.

PlayerUnknown believes ‘PUBG’ doesn’t need to beat ‘Fortnite’

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PlayerUnknown believes ‘PUBG’ doesn’t need to beat ‘Fortnite’

Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene is in an unenviable position at the moment. His namesake game, PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds was the surprise hit of 2017, going from being an obscure work-in-progress game in Steam's Early Access section to racking up over $60 million in sales in mere months, averaging 2 million daily players on PC and getting a console port via the Xbox One -- all before it hit version 1.0. By all accounts, it looked like the game's continued success was guaranteed. Then Fortnite: Battle Royale happened. This week, Fortnite developer Epic Games announced that in just nine months time, its free-to-play spin on battle royale had accrued 125 million players. (Weeks earlier, PUBG's parent company sued Epic for alleged copyright violations.)

EA can’t buy what makes ‘PES’ great

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EA can’t buy what makes ‘PES’ great

It hasn't been a good month for Pro Evolution Soccer. Back in May, UEFA ended its partnership with Konami, a deal that allowed PES to include the biggest annual club tournament in Europe. And, perhaps more importantly, the teams that qualified for it. Some of those big names remain thanks to separate licensing deals with the club itself or with a league. It's true that EA is stacking the deck when it comes to teams and tournaments in FIFA, but the charm of PES goes way beyond its team roster.

Valve removes game purchases from Steam Link's iOS beta

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Valve removes game purchases from Steam Link's iOS beta

Apple and Valve have been at an impasse for weeks over the release of Steam Link for iOS, but it looks like they might be closer to an arrangement... if not necessarily the one you'd hope for. TouchArcade has discovered that the latest beta test for Steam Link's iOS edition removes purchasing from within the app. If you visit a game's product page, the usual buying options are replaced with a notice that the content is "available for purchase from your PC." You can use any existing funds in your wallet when you're in the Steam Marketplace, but you can't add funds.

Nintendo offers a rare sale on downloadable games for E3

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Nintendo offers a rare sale on downloadable games for E3

In a rare move for the venerable video game company, Nintendo has just put together a sale in honor of E3 on "select digital games" for both its Switch and 3DS consoles. While the company promises up to a 50% discount, you won't find deep discounts on games you probably want, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for $45 and Splatoon 2 for $40, both of which typically retail for $60. The sale ends June 21st at 8:59 AM PT or 11:59 AM ET.

We watched someone play 'Beyond Good and Evil 2'

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We watched someone play 'Beyond Good and Evil 2'

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is a game that exists. Or at least, there's something that's playable inside Ubisoft's office. During a behind-closed-doors presentation, some of the team showed off a playable demo on a planet called Soma. It revolved around Ganesha City, the bustling metropolis that featured in last year's cinematic E3 trailer. Two players, working cooperatively, started in an underground temple riddled with mercenaries working for nefarious corporations. The team showed off the basic controls -- you have a sword, gun and some swappable powers, including a time-slowing bubble -- before dispatching their foes in record time.

‘Control’ is a leap of faith for the team behind ‘Alan Wake'

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‘Control’ is a leap of faith for the team behind ‘Alan Wake'

Control isn't what you expect. Rather than the stylized, linear shooters developer Remedy Entertainment is known for, it's a free-form experience that has more in common with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night than it does with Alan Wake. Except, instead of exploring a moody castle, you're scouring the shape-shifting headquarters of a secretive government agency, the Federal Bureau of Control (FBC), which has been infested by an otherworldly presence known as The Hiss.