EA Officially Announces FIFA 17 With Frostbite Engine Via Debut Trailer

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EA Officially Announces FIFA 17 With Frostbite Engine Via Debut Trailer

Electronic Arts has announced that this fall's FIFA 17 will make use of the Frostbite engine developed by Battlefield studio DICE.

Game Informer reported last week from sources that FIFA would make the leap this year (following in the footsteps of last year's Rory McIlroy PGA Tour), and other series in the publisher's roster making the leap in the future.

EA isn't specifying how the engine will impact the game, so hopefully next week at E3 will provide more answers.

Rumor: Dead Rising 4 Images Emerge, Possibly A Remake

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Rumor: Dead Rising 4 Images Emerge, Possibly A Remake

It’s the week before E3, which means we’re seeing all sorts of new announcements and flashy trailers. It also means the leaks have started in earnest.

The latest comes from a site called ThisGenGaming, which purports to have images and a poster (above) of the rumored Dead Rising 4. According to the site, the game takes place in Willamette, Colorado (the site of the original game) and stars original protagonist Frank West.

This leaves questions swirling about whether we’ll be returning to Willamette later in the timeline or if Dead Rising 4 takes the best of Dead Rising 3 to update or remake the original game released in 2006.

More Information Points To Destiny: Rise Of Iron Expansion

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More Information Points To Destiny: Rise Of Iron Expansion

With a live stream planned for Thursday, Bungie is getting close to revealing details about the next Destiny expansion. An earlier image leak revealed the add-on's likely name. Today, more details point to it being called Rise of Iron.

The first detail is a Bungie trademark filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The trademark for “Rise of Iron” was filed on Monday, May 31.

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Watch Our In-Depth Discussion Of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End First Half

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Watch Our In-Depth Discussion Of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End First Half

This year we kicked off GI Game Club, a new initiative for us here at Game Informer to play through and discuss games with our community. The first game that we broke down in exhaustive detail was 1997's Final Fantasy VII, and you can find the full archive of that conversation by clicking here. Now we're working through Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. While the discussion segments debut on The Game Informer Show, we wanted to post a stand-alone version of our discussion as well, and prepare people for the next installment. In this episode of GI Game Club, we cover the first ten chapters of Uncharted 4 and do not spoil a second beyond the tenth chapter.

Watch the discussion below to hear myself, Matthew Kato, Kyle Hilliard, Ben Reeves, Joe Juba, Jeff Marchiafava, and Elise Favis talk about the highs and lows of Uncharted 4's first ten chapters.

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Ubisoft Is Gearing Up For Its Watch Dogs 2 Reveal On June 8

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Ubisoft Is Gearing Up For Its Watch Dogs 2 Reveal On June 8

 Ubisoft is teasing a big reveal for Watch Dogs 2 happening on Wednesday, June 8.

As we found out from Ubisoft's earnings report earlier this year, a new Watch Dogs entry has been confirmed. Now that we're just a week away from E3, we'll be finding out more of what's in store for the upcoming title. You'll be able to watch the video stream of the reveal from here at Game Informer, beginning on Wednesday at 9 a.m. PST.

The countdown has begun. Don’t miss the #WatchDogs2 World Premiere on June 8 th_9am PST. https://t.co/Qvz9eVNP9n pic.twitter.com/sQBTdOMh38

Volition’s Agents Of Mayhem Officially Announced

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Volition’s Agents Of Mayhem Officially Announced

Deep Silver and Volition have moved on from Saints Row (sort of). This morning, the duo formally announced the rumored Agents of Mayhem.

While the Saints Row name is absent, the cinematic trailer revealed by IGN is drenched in Saints purple. The Saints’ fleur-de-lis can be clearly seen at the end, as can the familiar Ultor corporation name.

The trailer and screenshots (below) gives us a look at a futuristic Seoul, Korea and three characters. Agents of Mayhem will be out in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Blizzard Implementing Facebook Sign-In, Streaming For All Its Games In July

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You’ll soon have a new way to get access to your Blizzard games. The publisher has announced this morning that it is implementing Facebook sign-in across its entire portfolio.

Along with that comes the integration of Facebook’s Live API. This means you’ll be able to connect directly with your Facebook timeline from Blizzard games.

You’ll be able to stream live to your Facebook profile, and friends will be able to subscribe to be notified when you go live. This functionality should go live in July.

Two Teams Make Love Not War When Everyone Picks Mercy

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In a world in which there is no conflict, there is only Mercy. Two teams of players have decided to lay down arms and forget about the objectives. It’s not a time to hurt. It’s a time to heal.

In the video below, we get a chance to see what a world without strife looks like. Sure, no one is actually playing the game, but who cares? It’s a Mercy Maypole.

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Big Xbox One Updating With Cortana, Twitter Clip Sharing, More Out In Preview Today

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Say goodbye to “Xbox, On” and hello to “Hey, Cortana.” Xbox One preview members will start seeing a new dashboard rolling out today that overhauls speech commands. Even if you don’t have a Kinect, read on.

Cortana will be available first in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. When your system is updated, it will replace the current “global speech” mechanism for detecting and executing voice commands. 

You’ll start every command with “Hey, Cortana” instead of “Xbox,” which should minimize accidental listening activation. You’ll also no longer be bound to rigid structures. So, instead of having to precisely say “Xbox, go to Halo 5: Guardians,” you can say “Hey, Cortana. Let’s play Halo 5.”