Live Steam – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Live Steam – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

We've been waiting for what feels like an eternity for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to arrive, and the day is finally upon us! To mark the occasion, we'll be live streaming the game today for three hours starting at 6 p.m. Eastern / 3 p.m. Pacific.

Join Joe, Dan, and Brian as they take a good look at the early portions of the game. You'll be able to ask any questions you want and watch as the crew takes on enemies, makes tough choices, and explores the massive world.

In case you missed it, Kimberley Wallace absolutely loved the game, and she explains why in her review. If you'd like to see the game in action before our stream starts, you can also check out our Test Chamber. When the time comes, you can click the handy image below or click here to tune in!

Reader Discussion: What Game Are You Most Excited To See More Of At E3?

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Reader Discussion: What Game Are You Most Excited To See More Of At E3?

Last week, we asked you which of the press conferences has you most excited. Today, we want to get a bit more specific.

While we don’t know everything that will be announced at E3, we’re a month out and the image is starting to come into focus. We can safely anticipate a number of games that will be featured on the show floor.

We want to know what games have you the most excited. We’ll tally your responses and report back later in the week.

Mass Effect 3 Director Casey Hudson Joins Microsoft’s HoloLens Project

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Microsoft has announced that Casey Hudson has joined the publisher as Creative Director. Hudson was the director on a number of BioWare titles, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and all three core Mass Effect games.

Hudson will be leading creative direction for HoloLens, Microsoft’s augmented reality peripheral. “I will also be working with innovative new Xbox titles, helping them to find success through clear direction and creative vision,” Hudson said in an Xbox Wire interview. “I will be involved in driving a creative focus for Xbox and Windows gaming, and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved in that.”

Microsoft unveiled the HoloLens project at a Windows 10 event in January. The company will be bringing the technology to E3 for wider demonstration.

New Releases This Week: May 17 Through May 23

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New Releases This Week: May 17 Through May 23

One way or the other, the next two weeks are going to get a little messy. For some of you, it’s the blood of fallen monsters that will stain your tunic on Tuesday. For others, you’re going to be wringing colorful squid ink from your clothing next week.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt headlines releases this week, but it’s certainly not the only game hitting. On Wii U this week is the clever side-scrolling strategy game Swords & Soldiers II from Awesomenauts studio Ronimo.

You can also pick up the third episode of Life is Strange and the second Destiny expansion, House of Wolves. Here’s the full list:

InXile's The Bard’s Tale IV Begins Crowdfunding On Thirtieth Anniversary Of Original

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InXile's The Bard’s Tale IV Begins Crowdfunding On Thirtieth Anniversary Of Original

InXile has set the kick-off date for its next crowdfunding endeavor. The Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter campaign will launch on June 2, the 30th anniversary of the original title’s release.

Unlike 2004’s console and PC The Bard’s Tale, which was an action RPG, The Bard’s Tale IV follows in the footsteps of the original trilogy. It will feature a first-person perspective for dungeon-crawling.

InXile will be building the title on Unreal Engine 4, with a single image available so far (above). InXile has not yet divulged the campaign goal or anticipated delivery date for the title.

Square To Release An Updated Version Of Final Fantasy XV Demo Next Month

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Square To Release An Updated Version Of Final Fantasy XV Demo Next Month

While we might not be getting any new information about Final Fantasy XV at E3, fans still have a reason to look forward to next month. Even if you’ve already played the Episode Duscae demo, you’ll have reason to return.

Square Enix previously mentioned that it was planning to update the demo based on fan feedback. That appears to be set for early June, based on a note posted to the Final Fantasy Twitter account.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide Emerges From The Deep

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The Civilization: Beyond Earth expansion, Rising Tide, is coming this fall. As the name implies, one of the focal points of this expansion will be the water. Prepare to use water tiles in a whole new way, along with a multitude of other new additions and changes.

Not only will the water tiles  play host to new aliens and offer players new ways to build out with new naval units (including submarines!), the aquatic gameplay can accommodate either a small focus for players to add to their plans or something a player can go all-in on for a completely new game experience.

In addition to the many new units and opportunities that come with the aquatic highlights, an important change of note is happening with the diplomacy system. This is not simply a change to the existing diplomacy system, but a completely reworked vision of how a diplomacy system should work.

Teens Die Over And Over And Over Again In Dark Souls

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Teens Die Over And Over And Over Again In Dark Souls

You’d think that today’s youth wouldn’t be so surprised by a recent release. This episode is afforded a bit more time, with the youngsters going through the character creator, the intro scene, and then the “Yo! Is that a dragon? I’m gonna free you, dude!” part.

The kids learn out the hard way that the Asylum Demon is a jerk. Twice.

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Did You Know Gaming Goes Nuts With Ratchet And Clank

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Did You Know Gaming Goes Nuts With Ratchet And Clank

Earlier this week, we found out when the Ratchet and Clank animated movie will be arriving. This week’s Did You Know Gaming is perfectly timed to catch us up on all the nuance (and innuendo) featured in the series.

Unfortunately, we have about a year to wait before rejoining the Lombax and adorable little bot in space. This video might just inspire you to revisit the franchise in the meantime, though.

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Revisiting The Legend Of Zelda’s Fairies Big, Small, And Trapped In A Bottle (You Monster)

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Revisiting The Legend Of Zelda’s Fairies Big, Small, And Trapped In A Bottle (You Monster)

While Link’s attire hasn’t changed much across three decades of The Legend of Zelda games, other elements have undergone more drastic transformations. In a video from YouTube creator Master0fHyrule (whom we’ve featured before), you can see how these mystical creatures have changed over the years.

The footage below features 25 games, the Super Mario Bros. Super Show cartoon, and the manga. As you’ll see the winged healers have matured through the years, across home and handheld consoles.

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