'Life is Strange' returns with 'The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit'

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'Life is Strange' returns with 'The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit'

The next Life is Strange is all about childhood. Following the original series and Before the Storm -- both of which dealt with the challenges of adolescence -- developer Dontnod is tackling a younger character with a big imagination. The game is called The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, and will launch for free (yes, free!) on June 26th. It was announced at Microsoft's E3 press conference, however it's safe to assume that the title will be available on other platforms, like previous entries. Dontnod calls it a game in the Life is Strange "universe," so who knows, maybe it will have ties to Max and Chloe? The studio has confirmed, at least, that the adventure is separate from the previously announced Life is Strange 2...

Yoko Taro's 'Nier: Automata' comes to Xbox One on June 26

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Yoko Taro's 'Nier: Automata' comes to Xbox One on June 26

Nier: Automata was one of the most surprising games of 2017. The Japanese RPG had a mind-bending story, conceived by Nier and Drakengard director Yoko Taro, and a snappy combat system refined by Bayonetta developer PlatinumGames. It was a huge success for Square Enix, shifting more than 3 million copies and winning countless awards. Now, the game is coming to Xbox One. A special Become As Gods edition will hit the Xbox Store on June 26th, bundling the base game, the 3C3C1D119440927 expansion, and a slew of in-game skins and accessories, including a Grimoire Weiss-themed robot companion. Hopefully the extra sales will solidify a sequel, or an entirely new project by Taro and his team.

'Sekiro' is the latest game from the studio behind 'Dark Souls'

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'Sekiro' is the latest game from the studio behind 'Dark Souls'

During its E3 press conference, Microsoft teased the next game from the studio behind Dark Souls and Bloodborne: It's called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. If you're familiar with FromSoftware's previous work, you have a good idea of what to expect here. The beauty of ancient Japan is portrayed in a way that's dark and brooding, yet still lovely. There's also a ton of blood and gore, as the main character, a ninja with a powerful prosthetic arm, sets out on a path of revenge.

Microsoft was right in 2013: This is the always-on generation

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Microsoft was right in 2013: This is the always-on generation

Microsoft lost its goddamn mind in 2013. It revealed the Xbox One on May 21st in a livestreamed press conference dedicated to its goals for gaming's long-awaited eighth generation. A lineup of executives in blazers hit the stage, punctuated by Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer in a professorial sweater set, to extol the virtues of the company's first new console in seven years. With practiced smiles, they broke it down: The Xbox One and the new Kinect would be an all-in-one system providing television, sports and, of course, video games via an improved online ecosystem. The console was more powerful than ever and it would be constantly listening, waiting for the keyword that would turn it on without users having to touch a controller.

Get the full EA Play experience in a quarter hour because why not

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Get the full EA Play experience in a quarter hour because why not

EA made its E3 2018 presence known on Saturday with a literal block party. The studio took over an entire block of downtown Los Angeles to showcase its latest and greatest games ahead of the official start of the trade show. There, Engadget got its first looks at marquee titles including "FIFA 19," "Madden 19," "Battlefield V," "Sea of Solitude" and the surprisingly controversial "Command & Conquer Rivals". Here's everything you need to know about what EA has in store for gamers over the next year in less time than it takes to boil an egg.

‘FIFA 19’ has a lot more to offer than just Champions League

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‘FIFA 19’ has a lot more to offer than just Champions League

In a matter of weeks, Europe's biggest annual soccer competition, the Champions League, went from one video game franchise to its bitter rival. When UEFA ended its partnership with Konami, an agreement that allowed Pro Evolution Soccer to offer the club tournament, it was only a matter of time before EA jumped on the chance to add the competition to its FIFA franchise. The addition of Champions League will undoubtedly give FIFA 19 more depth, especially in its "The Journey" story mode, but the updates to gameplay are equally as important.

Ben Heck's Atari 5200: Making a better controller

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Ben Heck's Atari 5200: Making a better controller

Felix is revisiting his retro gaming console, the Atari 5200. Unfortunately, after sitting in a barn for years it's missing its controllers and has gone rusty. Time for Ben to give the console a teardown to see what state the hardware is in, and rebuild new game controllers from scratch with the help of Autodesk Fusion 360 and Arduino. Would you design it differently? What retro consoles do you have lying around? Let the team know on the element14 Community.