Exclusive Reveal: Goliath

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Exclusive Reveal: Goliath

While more will be shown off at E3 this year, we have the first reveal of the upcoming survival/action game Goliath. Targeting a winter 2016 release for PC and Mac, Viva Media and Whalebox Studio’s take on the survival genre features massive constructs that you can hop in to take on the dangers of various biomes and larger-than-life bosses, both solo or with friends.

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The concept is simple – after an unfortunate jaunt through a mysterious rift, you’re stranded in an unknown world. You have to survive against hordes of small threats and massive enemies, crafting your own robotic constructs, weapons, tools, and equipment for a chance at survival. To do this, you have to create massive mech companions known as Goliaths. A day/night cycle features tougher threats when the lights dim, weather considerations, and multiple factions in the land you’ll befriend and turn into enemies. If this sounds a whole lot like a riff on Don’t Starve with giant robots, you’re not far from the mark.

Destiny - Xur's Gear For The Weekend Of June 5

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Destiny - Xur's Gear For The Weekend Of June 5

Happy Xursday, everyone! I hope House of Wolves is treating you well and the treasure keys are flowing better after the recent patch.

This week, Xur has some oldies but goodies. No, really. While he's sold everything in his stock this week before, a couple of the items might pique your interest.

Location: Xur is back in the tower. Head to Tower North (left from the starting point), past Eris Morn, and through the corridor. He's in front of the large circular door.

Test Chamber – You Must Build A Boat

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Test Chamber – You Must Build A Boat

After three years of development, the expansion turned standalone sequel to 10000000, You Must Build a Boat, released today and we took a look.

Join me, Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork (the office match-three expert), and Bryan Vore (who is currently working on the review) as we check out the PC version of the game. When it released in 2012, 10000000 we awarded it our mobile game of the year. You Must Build a Boat does not share its name with 10000000, but it shares the same match-three mechanics and visual style with a whole lot more added to the mix.

You can check out the video below to see the game in action and learn about many of its added parts. For more on 10000000, head here to read our Afterwords interview with the creator, Luca Redwood.

Super Replay – Conker's Bad Fur Day Episode 10

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Conker's Bad Fur Day tells the story of a foul-mouthed squirrel journeying across farms, poop mountains, and into space to earn money and save the love of his life. You voted for Conker's Bad Fur Day to be our next Super Replay a few months ago, and we couldn't be happier to dive back into this Nintendo 64 classic! We anticipate this will be one of the longest Super Replays yet, so grab a tasty beverage, sit back, relax, and prepare for the journey of a lifetime with Ben Reeves, Tim Turi, and me.

As acclaimed as this game is, it almost didn't happen. Long before Conker was a drunkard, he was a happy-go-lucky red squirrel who was designed to appeal to kids, in a game called Conker's Quest. The press didn't like what they saw of Conker's Quest, saying it was uninspired in design. Rare went back to the drawing board, renaming the game Twelve Tales: Conker 64. That vision too came under scrutiny, and Rare scrapped everything "kiddie" or "cute," and opted to make a dark game for a mature audience. The switch worked, and launched Conker to the same heights as Rare's other hits, Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye 007, and Perfect Dark.

Making The Grade: How Microsoft Can Improve Its E3 Performance

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Making The Grade: How Microsoft Can Improve Its E3 Performance

Over the past four days, you've read our predictions for the big three platform holders (Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo) and third parties. Beginning today, we reframe the conversation to look at what the companies need to do to lift their grade over last year's performance.

We kick things off with Microsoft. As is often the case, our post-E3 issue featured report cards for each of the companies.

We noted that Microsoft's Phil Spencer (new to his position as head of Xbox at the time) took a humble approach on stage. He noted that community feedback helped shape the Xbox One updates that had rolled out since launch and were planned for the coming months.

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (June 4, 2015)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (June 4, 2015)

This week is packed full of some great blogging! A big thanks to everyone who writes and makes the community so fun to be a part of. Now then – get those glasses on and get reading!

Community Blogs For May 28 – June 3:

Guess That Game (June 2015)... Another week, another iteration of the ever-fun Guess that Game by firedude3663! I...didn't do so hot on this one, but give it a go and leave your score in the comments!

Star Wars Uprising Bridges Return Of The Jedi To The Force Awakens

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Kabam and Disney have announced a new game set in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Uprising is a mobile RPG set to bridge the story of Return of the Jedi to The Force Awakens.

Players will be able to take on a variety of roles and earn gear that lets them customize their skills. Uprising will also allow players to influence the game's universe through large battles in the Anoat sector (home to Hoth and Bespin).

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E3 2015 Predictions: Third-Parties & PC

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E3 2015 Predictions: Third-Parties & PC

E3 is coming soon, and to get you ready for what may or may not happen, we've compiled a list of predictions for third-party companies and the PC space.

A Lot More From Fallout 4 & BethesdaBethesda just confirmed the game with its first trailer, and we expect a lot more from the game than just a replay of that awesome teaser at the company's pre-E3 press conference on Sunday, June 14. The initial trailer offers a tantalizing in-game, look at the title, and – as it has done in the past such as with Skyrim – we expect to see a guided demo of Fallout 4 at the press conference.

We also anticipate more details for Doom and hopefully an update on the Dishonored franchise.

Here's What You Missed In The Fallout 4 Trailer

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Here's What You Missed In The Fallout 4 Trailer

Bethesda teased that some kind of Fallout 4 news would be coming out this morning, and it didn't disappoint. Instead of a message along the lines of, "Fallout 4's  coming, more details are coming at E3," the studio decided to let the game speak for itself. Bethesda released a three-minute trailer today filled with in-game footage. There are loads of details that Fallout fans will appreciate including a look at how Boston fared after the bombs fell. Read on to see what you may have missed.

:25 Sec – We open with a close-up shot of a TV test pattern. Pulling back, you can see that it's a Radiation King set – a popular brand in the Fallout universe – accompanied by the Ink Spots crooning their 1947 song, "It's All Over but the Crying." If that group rings a bell, it should. Their music has been featured in the Fallout games since the first entry in the series. As you noticed, we're in a living room that's seen better days. Let's just blame it on the nuclear apocalypse. 

The Giant E3 2015 Games List

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The Giant E3 2015 Games List

There's no shortage of gaming conventions throughout the year, but the Electronic Entertainment Expo is still the show where you're likely to see the biggest reveals and newest demos. That's why we've compiled a handy list of all the games we're expecting to see, which we will be updating as more announcements are made.

So far, only a handful of games have been confirmed by their respective publishers to be at the show, and are consequently labeled as such. If you don't see the word "Confirmed" next to the game's name, it means the title might not be there, but we expect (or in some cases hope) to see it in some form at the show.

Matt Miller, Matt Kato, and Brian Shea also contributed to this feature.