Video Recap of Nintendo's E3 Digital Event 2015

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Nintendo's game showcase was Tuesday morning. We got to see new Fire Emblem, Mario Maker, the new Star Fox for Wii U, and more.

Kim Wallace and Joe Juba watched the digital event, followed by this quick recap. The post-show commentary is a bit on the short side, since Square Enix's conference went live just minutes after Nintendo's finished. This is just a knee-jerk initial impression to the show; for more in-depth analysis, read our breakdown of the event's highs and lows.

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E3 Rivals – Fallout 4 Vs. Mad Max

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While not exactly the same genre, two big games set in an open-world post-apocalyptic wasteland are releasing this year and we wanted to see how they stacked up against each other. Bethesda's Fallout 4 and Avalanche's Mad Max both have a big presence at E3 2015, with plenty of attention from the gaming public. Are you more interested in car customization and vehicular combat or a deeper RPG experience and a more comical world? Game Informer's Matt Bertz and Jeff Cork talk about their experiences with both games at the big show this year and how they compared.

Watch the video below to see how Mad Max's wasteland stacks up against Fallout 4's.

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Impressions On Five Additions To Madden 16

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Fans are always wondering what's really new with Madden. Well, for this year's game there are a few standouts we noticed in our time with the game at E3. Some are attempts to fix lingering problems while others are brand new to the series.

Draft Champions

This is a 15-round fantasy football-esque challenge where you build a team by yourself to play against the A.I. or other players online in three or four-game runs. You start out with a pre-selected skeleton team centered around a coach and their play style. Then you build the team through the rounds. The interesting part of the mode is that each round you have to select one player from three generated players. Sometimes you might be tempted to choose a high-ranked TE, for instance, over a lower-rated QB even though you need a QB more. You don't know what the mix of players is going to be, so it's always interesting how you build your team out. Which side of the ball do you focus on? How's your depth? The mode also includes legend players – another interesting wrinkle.

What You Didn't See In The Horizon Zero Dawn Trailer

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Gamers were wowed by Guerrilla Games' new IP, Horizon Zero Dawn, as the title's debut trailer revealed an Earth more than a thousand years into the future – one where animal-like machines dominate the land and mankind is reduced to scattered, almost pre-historic, tribes. As impressive as the trailer was, however, we found out more about the game.

In a behind-closed-doors demo of the title with live gameplay, we saw an alternate take on the events of the trailer as well as found out more info on the title's crafting and more.

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Seen At E3 2015: Almost All Of Nintendo's Unreleased Amiibos

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Seen At E3 2015: Almost All Of Nintendo's Unreleased Amiibos

Nintendo had a number of new amiibos to show off at E3 this year, and it had a nearly full collection of the hard-to-acquire figures on display on the show floor.

You can check out the gallery below to see close up images of all the amiibos that will be difficult to track down in the coming months.

These are technically Skylander figures, but they can be adjusted to function like amiibos if you so desire.

Take A Video Tour OF E3 2015

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Take A Video Tour OF E3 2015

Every year we like to share with our community the experience of attending E3 in Los Angeles. This year contained some bombshells, from an extensive Fallout 4 demo to the announcement of a freaking remake of Final Fantasy 7. Game Informer's Tim Turi and Jeff Cork walked the show floor to show off the baffling sights and sounds from gaming's craziest week.

Watch the video below to see what it's like to walk the show floor of E3 2015 and run into some familiar faces.

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Indies To Watch From E3 2015

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There are a lot of big name titles at this year's E3, but the indie game scene is still burning bright. Here are some of the most inventive and exciting new titles coming from smaller teams that you should have on your radar. We're trying to get our hands on as many titles as we can, so keep checking out this evolving list of the best indie gems from E3 2015.

This story includes contributions from the E3 2015 crew, including Ben Reeves, Matt Kato, and Tim Turi.

Moon HuntersDeveloper: Kitfox Games Platform: PS4, Vita
Release: Late 2015

Hands-on With Assassin's Creed Syndicate

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Ubisoft brought a playable demo of Assassin's Creed Syndicate to E3, and I spent some time learning about the new systems in place for the next chapter in the prolific series.

The mission features protagonist Jacob Frye (the game also stars his sister Evey), and involves taking on the Blighters gang, who are of course backed by the Templars. They've kidnapped some allies and I've got to sneak in, free them, and take out the 10 goons guarding the area.

I drive one of the new carriages to the waypoint, and it controls somewhat similarly to a video game car, albeit slower and more sluggish. Once I got to the mission zone, I go into sneak mode, trading my top hat for an Assassin hood. I fire the new rope grapple to the top of a building and zip right up. It's like the traditional counterweight rope pulls in older AC games, but you can use it anywhere. By eliminating slow climbing mechanics when you prefer, it definitely speeds up the pace of movement. 

E3 2015 Day Three Recap

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E3 2015 Day Three Recap

We had a busy couple of days on Monday and Tuesday following all the gaming companies and their big press conferences, as well as the opening of the E3 show floor. You can read our comprehensive coverage of what went down in our Day One and Day Two recaps. 

Today, our editors spent the full day scouring the E3 show floor for the most exciting games on offer. We've got loads of new previews, screens, videos, and more for you today, so dig in!

EA's Future Includes More Smaller Games Like UnravelHands On With Microsoft's New Elite ControllerMicrosoft Asks Which 360 Games You Want To Be Backwards Compatible
Former Halo Composer Marty O'Donnell And Partners Form New Studio
Joe Montana Football Is A Mobile Game
Sony Is Helping To Fund Shenmue III
Sony: Remasters Serve The 40 Percent Of PS4 Owners That Didn't Own A PlayStation 3
The Final Fantasy VII Remake Won't Follow The Original Exactly

7 Need-To-Know Facts About Fallout 4's Dog

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Roaming the post-apocalyptic wasteland isn't nearly as fun without a canine companion, which is why we've compiled these facts about your new best friend in Fallout 4. Read on for new details, a little speculation, and a whole lot of adorable doggy pics.

A Bulletproof PoochI avoided Dogmeat like the plague in Fallout 3 because I couldn't bear the thought of him dying and didn't want to constantly reload old saves every time he did. That won't be a problem in Fallout 4; while not stated during the Bethesda E3 demo, Todd Howard has since confirmed that your beloved dog can't die. That may just make her the most powerful creature in the wasteland – you'd better stay on her good side.

Speak!The wasteland can be a pretty dreary place – what better way to brighten your mood than with a good old-fashioned pup talk? Hilarious puns aside, the E3 demo revealed that you can stop and speak to your dog, complete with a variety of dialogue options just like when talking to other NPCs. Even better, the dog actually barks back! What's that, Dogmeat? A raider is stuck in a well? Let's go take potshots at him and then loot his corpse! If talking to a dog isn't considered a current-gen innovation, I don't know what is.