Sony Is Streaming The Uncharted 4: A Thief's End E3 Demo Today

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You’ve seen small bits and pieces of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, but today you’ll you can check out what we saw at E3. Don’t worry if you can’t tune in live, though. We’ll have it available for you right after.

You can tune into Naughty Dog’s Twitch channel for the presentation beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern. After that, we’ll have the video right here.

For more on Uncharted 4: Among Thieves, check out our coverage from E3. You can also read up on the game in our coverage hub from the February 2015 issue.

Nintendo Is Revamping The Miiverse With Screenshot Albums, Play Journals, And More

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Nintendo is going to be giving the Miiverse some new features and a sleeker look this summer. The update comes with new personalization features and changes to the communities pages that make them easier to navigate.

Users will be able to store up to 100 screenshots in their personal album. They’ll also have a new play journal to keep notes of gaming memories, with screenshots automatically attached to each entry.

Communities will now have posts categorized by journal entries, drawings, and discussions. The journal entry feature replaces the activity feed. Additionally, Nintendo is loosening its rapid posting restriction, but limiting users to 30 comments per day (not including those made inside games).

Dark Souls Franchise Ships Over 8.5 Million Copies Worldwide

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During a From Software presentation in Japan, the company has announced the great success of the Dark Souls Action/RPG series across the globe.

Adding up the shipment numbers worldwide for Dark Souls (2,828,000), Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss (2,765,000), Dark Souls 2 (2,311,000), and Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (600,000), nets the developer more than 8.5 million copies shipped.

The figures do not include From Software's predecessor to the Dark Soul's franchise, Demon's Souls, nor the spiritual successor, Bloodborne.

Today's Minecraft Update Adds New Blocks, Options On Consoles

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Folks who are still plugging away at the console version of Minecraft will have a host of new options and blocks to work with following today's update. Highlights include the ability to use old-school crafting, stained glass, and change in-game options without exiting the game.

The update, which brings the game to the easily remembered version 1.17/TU25/CU14, might be enough to drag veteran players back into the game as well. The biggest change is the option to swap from the streamlined crafting system built for console to the old-school way. For the uninitiated, crafters didn't just place a recipe's required ingredients on the crafting table and call it good; the components would have to be arranged in a particular way before you'd get your ladder, axe, or what have you.

The update also lets players change game difficulty, spawn position, weather, and more without having to exit and reload the game session. There are also a bunch of new items to mess around with, including books and quills, stained glass, and new trapdoors. Take a look at Mojang's page for the full details on the free update.

Nintendo Knows You Aren’t Happy About Metroid Prime Federation Fighters

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If there’s one thing Nintendo fans were clear about heading into E3, it’s that they wanted a new Metroid game. Some ambitious diehards were holding out hope for both a 3D and 2D entry.

During Nintendo’s digital presentation, fans watched as Nintendo honored the request for more Metroid. Unfortunately, Metroid Prime Federation Fighters, a multiplayer game for 3DS isn’t what people wanted.

Speaking with Mashable, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime fielded a question about reaction to the title. “What the fan at home saw was something in the Metroid Prime universe that they weren't expecting,” Fils-Aime says. “The reaction has been negative. There's no sugar coating it.”

Fallout Shelter Exploit Lets You Grab Lots Of Lunchboxes And Caps Quickly

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Fallout Shelter players have a discovered a small glitch in the game that grants a whole lot of lunchboxes early in the game.

Unfortunately, this bug won't help you if you are far along. If, however, you start the game over, or start a new vault, the bug allows you to grab unlimited lunchboxes right away.

Early in your vault, you will come across the easily attainable objectives seen in the image below. If you never claim the rewards from completing the 'Sell 1 weapon or outfit' or 'Equip 1 dweller with an outfit' objectives, the other objective will cycle between the 'Collect 50 food,' 'Collect 50 water,' and 'Level up a dweller' objectives (and possibly a few others depending on your game). As long as you don't redeem the first two objectives, you can continually obtain and redeem the rewards of the third allowing you to stock up on caps and lunchboxes.

Reader Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Open World?

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Open-world games can be tricky. Leave the world too empty and the player feels desolate and bored. Add in too much right off the bat, and players can feel overwhelmed. So much can go wrong within the world from a technical perspective as well, with it difficult to test everything in such vast worlds. Every so often, however, a game comes along that just gets it right.

Titles like Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt do a great job of making you feel like you're in a living, breathing world, while games like Fallout, Skyrim, and Assassin's Creed encourage players to explore every playable inch in hopes of finding something awesome. Games like these capture our imaginations and allow us to immerse ourselves in ways other games are rarely able to.

What games have delivered you the best open-world experiences? Are there any that you remember as your first open-world game? Even if a certain game brings your favorite open world, what do you think could be improved with it?

Shovel Knight Getting PlayStation 4 Physical Retail Release In October

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The PlayStation 4 version of Shovel Knight will be coming to retailers on October 13. The previously digital-only game is getting a case and a "lavish" instruction manual according to a post from Yacht Club Games on the PlayStation Blog.

This retail edition includes the original campaign, the upcoming Plague of Shadows expansion, and a Challenge mode. As with the digital version of the game, all upcoming content updates will be free after purchasing the physical edition for $19.99.

Yacht Club Games went on to tease Battle Mode, where up to four players can duke it out as their favorite characters. The feature is still in development, but the team is optimistic that Battle Mode will be finished in time to include on the disc.

Fallout 4’s Preston Garvey Joins The Fallout Shelter

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Fallout 4’s Preston Garvey Joins The Fallout Shelter

While we are sitting and (not so) patiently waiting for Fallout 4, many of us are building our Vaults in Fallout Shelter. Bethesda has pushed the first update for the game, bringing a character from the fourth installment.

Preston Garvey (pictured above) will be featured in Fallout 4 this fall as a resident of The Commenwealth. You can add him to your Fallout Shelter as a Dweller starting today, though. 

Garvey can be found randomly in lunch boxes that are earned or purchased. He comes with his laser musket, which can be equipped to any of your vault dwellers.