Obduction Is Deeply Rooted In Myst-ery

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Cyan's upcoming first-person experience title, Obduction, is deeply rooted in the classic title Myst. That's no surprise, as original Myst-maven and Cyan Worlds co-founder Rand Miller is lending his talents to the project. At E3 2016, I dove in for some hands-on with the title and can easily say that it's the most Myst-like adventure I've had since the original game graced my CD-ROM drive so many years ago. If that's the kind of experience you're looking for, you'll find it revitalized and refreshed in this modern take on those classic concepts.

There are lush environments to explore (in fully rendered 3D), buttons to press, levers to pull, and cryptic clues are everywhere, and there's even a sense that some of the architecture comes straight out of the Myst-world that redefined the exploratory adventure. My journey took me through a variety of areas,  remnants of a once-successful town or village in an arid, rocky zone and a mysterious cavern area filled with strange lights and steampunk-esque designs. We're given only the barest of narrative threads to pursue, but like Myst, I'm assuming that many answers will come from the initial deluge of questions about the characters and world.

Take The Journey With FIFA 17's New Story Mode

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Last week EA Canada announced that it is using DICE's Frostbite engine for FIFA 17 (our sources told us before the announcement that all EA Sports games will transition to it in the coming years). While graphics in general are certainly an area the series will benefit from using the engine, Frostbite is not just changing the way the game looks, but the way players fundamentally interact with it. At today's EA Play pre-E3 event, the developer announced a new story-based mode for the game dubbed The Journey.

The JourneyThis single-player mode puts players in the boots of Alex Hunter, a promising English prospect signing his first contract in the English Premier League (EPL). He comes from a family of footballers – his grandfather was a great player in his day, and his dad showed promise until his career was cut short by injury. Hunter will also go up against one of his childhood friends as he climbs the ranks. This backstory sets the stage for Hunter's progression into stardom. Here are some more details:

The Importance of the Frostbite EngineThe developers at EA Canada consulted with other Frostbite devs like DICE and BioWare, and have been working with the engine and on The Journey for over two years. Without it, the mode wouldn't be possible. Here are a few components the Frostbite is delivering:

The Big Rundown Of Madden 17's Franchise Mode

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EA kicks off E3 week with its EA Play event, and Madden 17 features a variety of changes for its Connected Franchise Mode, including a long-standing fan request and nods to accessibility.

Play The MomentIn a continued drive to make Madden more accessible, Connected Franchise now features an option to play only select moments from a game. This means you'd play through situations like the opening drive, key third downs, whenever anyone's in the red zone, etc. The game's normal sim engine will bridge the rest of the game.

GameplanningThis replaces Gameprep even though it retains some of the same elements.

First Gameplay Hints At Several New Additions

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First Gameplay Hints At Several New Additions

During today's Mortal Kombat X Pro League Finals, NetherRealm's Ed Boon took to the stage to show off the first gameplay footage of the upcoming DC universe brawler, Injustice 2. According to Boon, the project has been kept secret for two years within the studio.

The trailer shows new characters like Supergirl and Gorilla Grodd making their first appearances, as well as more involved environmental interactions. It shows more intricate moves, including Superman pummeling Batman through the sky and Supergirl getting tossed through a train car. 

You can check out the trailer for yourself below. Stick around until the end for probably the coolest Aquaman moment in gaming history, which could potentially hint at finishing moves for this 

New Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Photo Mode and Multiplayer Support

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Racing fans have plenty to be excited about in the latest trailer for Gran Turismo Sport. Polyphony Digital's latest title hits PlayStation 4 on November 15.

Recently revealed features like the in-depth livery editor and photo mode are shown off in this new footage, as well as wide variety of models and colors that will be available to players. The planned championship series are also discussed in this trailer, including the live social and competitive updates that players will be able to keep up with over the course of play. Check it out below.

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First Teaser Trailer And PlayStation VR Compatibility Announced

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Racing game Moto Racer 4 is in development for compatibility with PlayStation VR, and along with the news come the game's first teaser trailer showing what its like to be put in the driver's seat.

Players will be able to take to the tracks on both high-speed roads and dirt motocross courses in virtual reality. The game features 15 single and multiplayer game modes including time trails and championship, and will also feature split-screen multiplayer mode for offline racing. 

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Ubisoft Teases Viking Action To Be Revealed Next Week

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Ubisoft Teases Viking Action To Be Revealed Next Week

The Medieval combat game For Honor premiered last year during E3, and will be appearing again during Ubisoft's show. A short teaser has been released ahead of the full reveal, showing off some frightening Viking ships.

This new look teases more unique environments for battles to take place in, like the sea. From what we know about For Honor already, this new look is appropriately grim. Check it out below.

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Creepy New Trailer Teases The Game's Story

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Cyanide Studio recently released its E3 trailer for its upcoming game, Call Of Cthulu, based on the famous pen-and-paper role playing game. Giving a brief tour of the game's Darkwater Island, the upcoming RPG investigation game looks to send chills down players' spines.

Call of Cthulu will put players in control of Edward Pierce, a private investigator looking into the death of the Hawkins family. As Pierce investigates, Cthulu's influence on the island will only grow stronger, affecting his sanity and his grip on reality. Check out the trailer below.

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The Red Planet Is Boiling Over In The Technomancer's E3 Trailer

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The Red Planet Is Boiling Over In The Technomancer's E3 Trailer

The Technomancer releases in a few weeks, dropping players into a Mars in conflict. Corporations wage war against one another, while mutants roam the underground expanses. You play as a titular Technomancer, a warrior that uses electric attacks to stun and annihilate your opponents. Take a look at the new E3 trailer for the game to get acquainted with the game's world as well as some of the faces – friendly and otherwise – that you'll be meeting along the way.

Players can tackle missions using combat prowess, diplomacy, or subterfuge, gaining loot and XP along the way. The RPG has a crafting system so that players can create new gear for their character and companions, too.

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Paragon Enters Open Beta In August, Big Changes Coming

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Paragon Enters Open Beta In August, Big Changes Coming

Epic’s Paragon has been in early access testing for a few months now, with a retail version out this week in stores. It won’t be long before you can give it a try for free, as open beta is just two months away.

The studio announced this morning that Paragon’s open beta period (which has become synonymous with “launch” for free-to-play games) begins on August 16. If you are interested in playing early, you can do so without fear of an account reset. None will be happening.

Epic has also revealed the next hero coming to the game. Khaimera wields two axes and can pounce on enemies to stun them and gain the upper hand. He'll be available on June 21.