E3 2017 Thursday Recap

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E3 2017 Thursday Recap

The G.I. crew once again hit the showfloor to bring you a ton of new hands-on impressions, features, and interviews from E3 2017. Here they all are in one handy recap.

If you missed more than today's events, you're in luck: We've got links to our livestreams of all the major press conferences below, complete with post-show analysis. After that is a list of today's features, previews, and news, followed by links to all of our previous recaps at the the very bottom of the page. We'll be adding even more stories as they go live, so keep checking back in. Let's get to it!

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The Best Indie Games Of E3 2017

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The Best Indie Games Of E3 2017

The independent game scene has exploded in recent years, with hundreds of amazing titles to discover and appreciate. Lots of prospective releases make their way to E3 to try and stand out in the crowd, and we’re keeping our eyes open throughout the show for our favorites. We’ll be updating this story with new entries as soon as we have a chance to jot down impressions, so check back daily for additional entries. 

Games are listed alphabetically. 

The Artful EscapeDeveloper: Beethoven & Dinosaur
Release: TBA
Platform: Xbox One, PC

The Five Most Promising New IPs Revealed At E3 2017

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The Five Most Promising New IPs Revealed At E3 2017

This year's E3 felt packed with announcements for games. A lot of them, as is often the case, turned out to be sequels or spin-offs of established series, like Wolfenstein II and Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. However, there were also a handful of new games, disconnected from established series, that made an appearance. Here are the most promising ones.

Hidden Agenda

Publisher: SonyDeveloper: Supermassive Games
System: PS4
Release: 2017 

The Five Most Promising New IPs Revealed At E3 2017

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The Five Most Promising New IPs Revealed At E3 2017

This year's E3 felt packed with announcements for games. A lot of them, as is often the case, turned out to be sequels or spin-offs of established series, like Wolfenstein II and Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. However, there were also a handful of new games, disconnected from established series, that made an appearance. Here are the most promising ones.

Hidden Agenda

Publisher: SonyDeveloper: Supermassive Games
System: PS4
Release: 2017 

Here's Everything You Can Capture In Super Mario Odyssey So Far

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Here's Everything You Can Capture In Super Mario Odyssey So Far

At this year's E3, we finally saw the big hook of the new Mario game: transforming into all kinds of unique creatures and inanimate objects.

Curious about the scope of this feature, I took a look at all the footage we've seen so far and did my best to compile a quick list of everything you can slap a hat on and run around with.

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The E3 2017 VR Roundup

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The E3 2017 VR Roundup

With the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR all still trying to establish a strong foundation for virtual reality, E3 2017 is a critical juncture for the fledgling technology. Can developers offer compelling, long-form experiences that can justify the steep price tag? We won't know until these games get closer to release, but there were a few standout games at the annual conference. Here are our top picks for virtual reality games to keep an eye on moving forward. We'll update the story with additional selections as we new standouts. 

Bravo TeamDeveloper: Supermassive Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release: 2017
Platform: PSVR

Miyamoto On Breath Of The Wild, Nostalgia, And If Yoshi And A T-Rex Can Co-Exist

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Miyamoto On Breath Of The Wild, Nostalgia, And If Yoshi And A T-Rex Can Co-Exist

During E3 we were able to speak with the legendary Nintendo developer, Shigeru Miyamoto. After thanking him for the announcement of the remake of Metroid II, we moved onto The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the strange fiction of Super Mario Odyssey, his thoughts on the magic of nostalgia, and more.

This interview was conducted by Ben Hanson and Kyle Hilliard.

Game Informer: What is the relationship between Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Has the success of Breath of the Wild impacted the development of Odyssey?

Four Features Ubisoft Envisions For Beyond Good And Evil 2

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Four Features Ubisoft Envisions For Beyond Good And Evil 2

To the surprise of many fans, Beyond Good and Evil 2 made an appearance during the Ubisoft press conference. We saw a woman and an ape with a cybernetic arm aboard flying motorbikes, evading missiles after a shady meet-up in a restaurant. While a sequel was originally announced in 2008, that was a separate project that never came to fruition. This time around, the team is planning a prequel that takes place generations before the birth of Jade (the protagonist of the original) and has a much more mature tone. The development team says they are still at "day zero" of development. We saw a tech demo and the team shared concept ideas for what they plan to include in the game. You can view these below.

E3 2017 Wednesday Recap

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E3 2017 Wednesday Recap

Though the major press conferences for this year are done, that doesn't mean that our coverage of games at the show is over. Today was the second day of the show floor being open and we had a wealth of previews and hands-on time with a number of hotly anticipated games go live. You can find them, as well as news, interviews, and footage down below including what we know about The Life Is Strange prequel, a discussion with Insomniac Games about Spider-Man, an info dump on Wolfenstein II, and more.

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Watch The Full E3 2017 Nintendo Press Conference

We Count Down The Top Three Skyrims From E3 2017

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We Count Down The Top Three Skyrims From E3 2017

The Skyrims were out in full force at this year's E3, and Senior Editor Jeff Cork is here with the definitive ranking of every Skyrim on display.

Try not to "take an arrow to the knee" as you view the clip below. Or you'll be saying "Fus roh ahhhh" as in like a scream of pain. Thank you Game Informer for hiring me.

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