Watch The Full E3 2017 Microsoft Press Conference

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Watch The Full E3 2017 Microsoft Press Conference

Microsoft didn't disappoint this year with a showcase of over 40 exclusive or timed-exclusive titles, including Sea of Thieves, Cuphead, Forza, Crackdown 3, and the longest glimpse yet of Anthem from Bioware. We even got another look at the Xbox One X and its $499 price tag.

You can watch the full conference below with commentary from Game Informer's Dan Tack and Javy Gwaltney. The pre-show ends and the conference begins at 17:00. You can also check here for our full stream schedule for the other conferences.

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What We Learned From Playing Assassin’s Creed Origins

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What We Learned From Playing Assassin’s Creed Origins

As we just announced, Assassin’s Creed Origins is our latest cover story. Kimberley Wallace and I traveled to Montreal to check out the game and learn more about what the team was hoping to achieve with the latest entry. It’s a significant departure for the series, in that it brings RPG elements to the forefront scraps the longstanding way of handling combat. Kim and I decided to have a conversation about what we saw, since there’s so much to discuss – both for returning fans and players who are excited about playing an action/RPG set in ancient Egypt.

Five Things You Need To Know About Assassin’s Creed Origins

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Five Things You Need To Know About Assassin’s Creed Origins

After a year off, Assassin's Creed is back, and this time it's taking us to ancient Egypt to see how the brotherhood was formed. Ubisoft took the stage at Microsoft's press conference to unveil Assassin's Creed Origins, providing your first substantial look at the game. Did you want more? Fortunately, it's also our July cover story. We visited Ubisoft's studio in Montreal to get the first big details and go hands-on with the game. Here are five things you should know about the newest entry in Ubisoft's juggernaut franchise.

 You Play As Bayek, The Last Medjay

Every Assassin has his or her own unique journey. In Origins, you assume the role of Bayek, an Egyptian who is the last Medjay. The role of a Medjay in the old kingdom is similar to a local sheriff - their role is to protect the community, making Bayek a well-known and respected man. What sets Bayek on his journey is a mystery you'll uncover while playing the game. He's not an assassin out of the gate, but he's building toward it. He's also a bit more mature than our previous protagonists. "We wanted to be accessible to a younger audience, but the story we wanted to tell was the story of a man in his 30s - almost mid-life for the time - and having to make some huge choices to change his life in order to change the world," says creative director Jean Guesdon.

More Burning Questions About The Sonic The Hedgehog Franchise Answered

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More Burning Questions About The Sonic The Hedgehog Franchise Answered

With each successive Sonic the Hedgehog game, fans come up with all sorts of questions about the series. Where does Sonic live? How much can you get for a Chaos Emerald? What is up with Sonic's eyes? I sat down with head of Sonic Team Takashi Iizuka and art director Kazuyuki Hoshino to ask them some of the most burning questions on behalf of the entire Sonic fan base.

For even more burning questions about the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, head here.

Does Sonic live in Green Hill Zone, or does he just visit there often?

Watch The Full 2017 EA Play Press Conference

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Watch The Full 2017 EA Play Press Conference

EA brought something for everyone this year including a new story mode for Madden, Star Wars: Battlefront II multiplayer gameplay, and an intriguing look at Anthem from BioWare.

You can watch the full conference below with commentary from Game Informer's Dan Tack and Javy Gwaltney right here. You can also check here for our full stream schedule for the other conferences.

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Replay – Kung-Fu High Impact

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Replay – Kung-Fu High Impact

Kinect released for Xbox 360 on November 4, 2010, transforming many gamers into arm-waggling buffoons as they explored this odd, but somewhat compelling new frontier of interactive entertainment. Although Kinect's legacy will likely be that of a failure, and one of the reasons Xbox One struggled out of the gates, it delivered plenty of fun through odd games that did something different. Virtual Air Guitar Company's Kung-Fu High Impact is one such example. By no means is it a great game, but when you have a group of friends over, it can be a great experience.

We give you a nice taste of what to expect from this title, and our second segment dives into another long-forgotten Kinect series that brings out the true talents of Game Informer's Kyle Hilliard. Enjoy the episode, everyone, and thanks again for all of the support throughout the years.

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Top Of The Table – So You Want To Be A Dungeon Master?

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Top Of The Table – So You Want To Be A Dungeon Master?

I’ve made some of my closest friends sitting around a table playing role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. The experience of a shared narrative leads to tons of laughs and fun memories. But if you’ve never tried to run a role-playing game, the whole process can feel intimidating. 

I’ve received numerous emails over the years from prospective DMs who want to start playing, and are looking for some suggestions on how to get started. As I told those enthusiasts, while there’s no catch-all advice that is going to be perfect for everyone, there are some guidelines that should point you in the right direction. 

We’re going to divert a few times in the coming months from the regular schedule of individual board, card, and role-playing games, and discuss some of the ins and outs of running your own RPG game for your friends. It’s a surprisingly big and complex topic, but we’re starting today with some basics – what to play, how to think about your players, and what to prioritize as you prepare to sit down for your first adventure. A lot of the strategies for the actual running of a game are going to be in a future installment. We’ve got to start somewhere, and if you’re serious about running an RPG, the first lesson is that prep before sitting down at the table is as important as the actual game.