Battlefield 1, Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2 Lead 'Best Of E3' Awards List

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The Game Critics Awards' "Best of E3 2016" nominees have been revealed, showing off some of the biggest and best from the show. Battlefield 1, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Dishonored 2 came away with the most nominations, but odds are that some of your favorites are still in the running.

Nominations are compiled based on the feedback from selected games writers from across the globe. To be eligible for the awards, games have to be playable for the judges, which is why Death Stranding, Destiny: Rise of Iron, God of War, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Prey, and Spider-Man PS didn't make the cut.

You can see the complete list below. Winners will be announced Tuesday, July 5.

Fallout 4 Beta For PS4 Mods Delayed

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Fallout 4 Beta For PS4 Mods Delayed

Bethesda has announced that it is delaying the beta for Fallout 4's mods on PS4.

No specific reason was given for the delay, although the company says it will update the situation when it can.

Mods are already available for the PC and Xbox One.

Big Uncharted 4 Update Brings Free DLC, Leveling System & More

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Big Uncharted 4 Update Brings Free DLC, Leveling System & More

Uncharted 4's multiplayer DLC will all be free, and the game's first batch – Lost Treasures – is out today with the game's 1.08 patch, which has plenty of its own goodies.

The Lost Treasures DLC features the Sunken Ruins map, chests featuring gameplay items (such as the Path of Indra Mystical that lets you teleport to teammates), and a variety of cosmetic vanity items.

The patch introduces a leveling system (70 levels) with awards along the way, ranked team deathmatch, the first triple pack, and a variety of multiplayer improvements.

Microsoft Ships 1 Million Xbox One Elite Controllers

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Microsoft Ships 1 Million Xbox One Elite Controllers

When Microsoft announced the Xbox One Elite controller last year, we wondered if there was a substantial market for a premium gamepad. After selling out immediately and difficulty meeting demand during the holiday, it’s clear that the controller is a hit.

Yesterday, Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced that the company had shipped its millionth Elite controller. The customizable gamepads retail for $150. By comparison, Valve has sold half that number of Steam controllers in approximately the same amount of time.

Microsoft announced a new version of the Elite at E3 this year. The new deco features Gears of War styling. 

Here's An Entire YouTube Channel Devoted To Video Game Drowning Animations

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Here's An Entire YouTube Channel Devoted To Video Game Drowning Animations

What's everyone's favorite thing to do in all video games? Drown, of course.

Or at least, that's YouTube user Dextorin's answer. Currently their YouTube channel houses just under 80 videos that show assorted characters from a seemingly random collection of games grasping for air as they forget to simply swim up. You can find some sample videos below. Feel free to pick your favorite?

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Free 3DS Demo For 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Now Available

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Sega's 3DS dungeon-crawling dragon-fighter, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, is getting a free demo today.

Despite the number seven at the front of the game's title, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is the fourth game in the series and the first one to be localized for North America. The demo, which is available today, will carry content over into the full game which releases July 12. Sega is also teasing some kind of additional reward for playing the demo, but doesn't specify exactly what it is.

We featured the game on our list of games we hoped would be localized form TGS 2015 and you can also read more about it here. The latest trailer for the game, seen below, details how the game's combat works. Below the trailer, you can find out what's included in the game's collector's edition

Overwatch Competitive Mode Arrives Today On PC, Consoles Next Week

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Overwatch Competitive Mode Arrives Today On PC, Consoles Next Week

Overwatch’s anticipated competitive mode arrives today on PC. Things kick off with a shorter season before things enter the normal three-month rotation.

The shorter first season, which will last one and a half months, is abbreviated for logistical reasons. However, it offers Blizzard some benefits. 

Players will be able to start earning rewards right away without waiting for the fall season. Additionally, if there are problems that emerge, Blizzard will be able to adjust them before the first full two and a half month cycle.

Doom's First Update Brings Back Classic Centered Weapon Look

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Doom's First Update Brings Back Classic Centered Weapon Look

Doom's first update, coming June 30, will bring, among other things, a very familiar look to the game. Players will now be able to center their guns on the screen, as was customary in Doom (1993).

The update will also bring a photo mode to Doom, an addition that will likely produce some gross, gory results. You can check out the full list of changes and tweaks coming to the game below:

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Bear McCreary On Composing The Live God Of War Demo

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Bear McCreary On Composing The Live God Of War Demo

Opening its E3 2016 press conference with a demo of a new God Of War game scored by an actual orchestra lacked no amount of spectacle on Sony's behalf. But, as the composer Bear McCreary tells it, it was also a terrifying and challenging feat to pull off.

Writing in a blog post, McCreary, who is composing the entire game, explains he was approached by PlayStation to bring his work to the live stage in front of 5,000 people at Los Angeles' Shrine auditorium. Though he says he jumped at the opportunity, the challenges facing him were many.

"The logistics of playing orchestra live to picture are daunting enough. This event, however, was further complicated by the fact that the picture would change every time because it was live gameplay, not a pre-rendered video. So, traditional sync techniques such as click tracks and streamers would be useless," he writes, explaining he and the development team at Sony Santa Monica worked together to create solutions that would allow him to follow the game musically, but with enough flexibility that the demo could be played in real-time. "The challenge was terrifying and thrilling," he adds.

EA Settles With Former NFL Player Jim Brown For $600,000

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EA Settles With Former NFL Player Jim Brown For $600,000

EA has been involved in multiple legal battles over its use of player likenesses in sports games. Most of the conflict has been focused on the now-defunct NCAA Football series and college athletes. However, the Madden franchise ran into some trouble, too.

A number have entries have included historic teams, however you might recall that a number of player names were not in the games. Jim Brown, who played for the Cleveland Browns in 1965 (featured in Madden NFL 07), expressly declined to be included.

Contrary to his wishes, Brown’s likeness was included in the game. A lawsuit over the matter has now been settled, with EA offering a $600,000 voluntary judgment. In exchange, the case will be dismissed and Brown will release his claims.