E3 2018: Microsoft Press Conference Highlights

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Microsoft came out swinging during its E3 2018 press conference with a ton game reveals. If you missed the show – or simply had trouble keeping up – we’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find not only our archived stream and video analysis, but also links to all of the big announcements, trailers, and much more. Enjoy!

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New Game Announcements:
Master Chief Returns As Microsoft Announces Halo Infinite
Gears 5 Among Three Newly Revealed Gears Of Wars Titles
From Software Unveils Ninja Action Game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Just Cause 4 Officially Announced, Coming In December
Dying Light 2 Revealed
Devil May Cry 5 Announced, Crazier Than Ever
First Look At The Division 2 Takes Us To A Fallen Washington D.C.
Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, And Death Note Team Up For Jump Force
Forza Horizon 4's Shared World Vision Of Britain
Ori Returns In The Will Of The Wisps
Cuphead Gets A Delicious Last Course
Battletoads Returns On Xbox One With A Brand New Game Next Year
Life is Strange: The Amazing Adventures Of Captain Spirit Focuses On A Young Boy

Flying To A New Frontier

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Flying To A New Frontier

Storytelling plays an important role in shaping our favorite gaming experiences. However, the concept of “storytelling” is difficult to unpack, because it means so many things to different people. Is it the central plot that propels you through a game? Is it your hero’s personal development? Is it the relationships that you form with other characters along the way? Is it about the players’ opportunity to share their adventures?

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Flying To A New Frontier

about X hours ago from
Flying To A New Frontier

Storytelling plays an important role in shaping our favorite gaming experiences. However, the concept of “storytelling” is difficult to unpack, because it means so many things to different people. Is it the central plot that propels you through a game? Is it your hero’s personal development? Is it the relationships that you form with other characters along the way? Is it about the players’ opportunity to share their adventures?

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E3 2018: EA Press Conference Highlights

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E3 2018 is finally upon us, and like last year, EA was the first major publisher to show off its upcoming lineup to excited gamers. If you missed the show, don’t worry – not only do we have our archived stream and video analysis for you to watch, but we’ve also rounded up all the major announcements and details below. Here's everything you need to know about Anthem, Battlefield V, and much more!

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Anthem Bonanza!
Read Game Informer's Full Anthem Cover Story: Flying To A New Frontier
Exclusive Impressions Of Anthem's Gameplay
123 Rapid-Fire Questions About Anthem
Anthem Trailer Brings The Action
Anthem's Microtransactions Are Cosmetic-Only
Anthem Does Not Have Romances

10 Characters We Want To Debut In Super Smash Bros. For Switch

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10 Characters We Want To Debut In Super Smash Bros. For Switch

Super Smash Bros. will likely be Nintendo’s biggest release this year. As the game industry’s premier crossover fighting game, the roster reveals are always a big deal as players hope their favorite character makes an appearance. While we already know about characters like Mario, Link, and the Splatoon Inklings, the rest of the roster is shrouded in mystery.

Here are 10 characters we’d love to see make their first appearance on the Super Smash Bros. roster with the upcoming Switch game.

After bursting onto the scene on N64, Banjo and Kazooie have been away from Nintendo for decades thanks in no small part to Microsoft’s acquisition of Rare. Despite their absence, Nintendo fans still hold a great deal of passion for the characters, and it would be great to give a nod to that fan base through Super Smash Bros. While Microsoft’s ownership of Rare may seem like a blocker, it could end up being little more than a speedbump, as Xbox head Phil Spencer tweeted in March he’s willing to let Nintendo use them in the series.

Opinion – Marvel Strike Force Is One Of The Most Addictive Games I've Played All Year

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Opinion – Marvel Strike Force Is One Of The Most Addictive Games I've Played All Year

Even as I was downloading Marvel Strike Force, I ran through everything that was likely wrong with the game: a reliance on microtransactions, repetitive gameplay, disappointing roster of characters. When I finally got going and understood the various systems and currencies in place, I became utterly hooked by an almost overwhelming amount of modes. When combined with an addictive gameplay loop, Marvel Strike Force is a game I eagerly log into each day to play as much as I can.

Opinion – Marvel Strike Force Is One Of The Most Addicting Games I've Played All Year

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Opinion – Marvel Strike Force Is One Of The Most Addicting Games I've Played All Year

Even as I was downloading Marvel Strike Force, I ran through everything that was likely wrong with the game: a reliance on microtransactions, repetitive gameplay, disappointing roster of characters. When I finally got going and understood the various systems and currencies in place, I became utterly hooked by an almost overwhelming amount of modes. When combined with an addicting gameplay loop, Marvel Strike Force is a game I eagerly log into each day to play as much as I can.

Opinion – Marvel Strike Force Is One Of The Most Addictive Games I've Played All Year

about X hours ago from
Opinion – Marvel Strike Force Is One Of The Most Addictive Games I've Played All Year

Even as I was downloading Marvel Strike Force, I ran through everything that was likely wrong with the game: a reliance on microtransactions, repetitive gameplay, disappointing roster of characters. When I finally got going and understood the various systems and currencies in place, I became utterly hooked by an almost overwhelming amount of modes. When combined with an addictive gameplay loop, Marvel Strike Force is a game I eagerly log into each day to play as much as I can.

Replay – Dante’s Inferno

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Most gamers know Visceral Games as the developer behind the necromorph nightmare-inducing Dead Space series, but in 2010 the studio went straight to hell. Dante’s Inferno provided gamers with a controversial take on Dante’s Divine Comedy – not just because of some of the mature content in the game (avert your eyes, underage viewers!), but also because of how closely it mirrored God of War’s gameplay. In this week’s episode of Replay, the Game Informer crew takes a surprisingly boob-filled tour through hell, while reflecting on what they remember (and more often don’t) about Dante’s Inferno.

Be sure to stick around for a quick look at our second game, which sports a remarkably different tone. What is it, you ask? All we’ll say is this is one wicked cricket don’t want to miss.

Replay – Dante’s Inferno

about X hours ago from

Most gamers know Visceral Games as the developer behind the necromorph nightmare-inducing Dead Space series, but in 2010 the studio went straight to hell. Dante’s Inferno provided gamers with a controversial take on Dante’s Divine Comedy – not just because of some of the mature content in the game (avert your eyes, underage viewers!), but also because of how closely it mirrored God of War’s gameplay. In this week’s episode of Replay, the Game Informer crew takes a surprisingly boob-filled tour through hell, while reflecting on what they remember (and more often don’t) about Dante’s Inferno.

Be sure to stick around for a quick look at our second game, which sports a remarkably different tone. What is it, you ask? All we’ll say is this is one wicked cricket don’t want to miss.