Sporting Crazy Customization

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Sporting Crazy Customization

If you're a Monster Hunter fan, you know the loop: gather, hunt, upgrade, repeat. In fact, you repeat until your war chest is bursting with different options to tackle any boss, from mind-altering owls to fire-breathing dinosaurs to bleed-inducing crabs. Monster Hunter Generations is the latest title in the series, coming on July 15th. Our review should hit sometime before release, but right now let's take a look at some of the cool additions and tweaks to the series that players will find interesting during their initial 10 to 20 hours with the game.

Romance, Multiplayer, And More

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Romance, Multiplayer, And More

Story of Seasons may have only released in North America last year, but it’s far from a young franchise. This farming simulation series is known as Bokujo Monogatari in Japan, and was (until last year) Harvest Moon in North America. Regardless of what we call it, this series has always been about the intersection of peaceful living and hard work – and those themes continue in Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns.

As its title implies, the new entry lets players travel to three towns and interact with their citizens. But there are more additions and improvements than that; at this year’s E3, we had a chance to get some of our Trio of Towns questions answered by Yoshifumi Hashimoto, head of development at Marvelous Interactive.

With three towns to explore, does that mean the world is three times larger? Yes, the world is larger in Trio of Towns. There are three distinct locations: The return of the classic Western theme, a tropically themed Little Coco Island, and the other is a traditional Asian-themed location.

68 Things We Know About NHL 17

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It feels like the Pittsburgh Penguins just lifted the Stanley Cup yesterday, yet here we are talking about the draft, league expansion plans, and the next edition of NHL. Hockey season truly never ends.

After regaining its footing last year, EA Canada's yearly hockey sim is in good position to have a breakout season. With a lot of big makeovers planned in EASHL, franchise mode, Hockey Ultimate Team, and on the ice, the developers are shooting for the net. We won't know until September if the shot has enough power and accuracy to find the back of the net, but until then we can chew on all the juicy new details we learned about while talking extensively with the development team at E3. Here are 68 things we know about this year's edition thus far.

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Our Pokémon Go Field Report

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Our Pokémon Go Field Report

We still don’t know when Pokémon Go will release, but it did get a closed beta and Jeff Cork and myself spent about a week with it exploring the wild and capturing Pokemon. We decided to discuss our adventures, what we like about the game, what we feel needs some work, and whether or not we’ll play the full release when it becomes available.

Kyle: Hey Jeff. You and I have been playing the Pokémon Go beta for about a week.

Jeff: Yes. Yes we have.

New Gameplay Video Shows The Environments Your Severed Head Travels To

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New Gameplay Video Shows The Environments Your Severed Head Travels To

One of our stand out indies of PAX East 2015, whacky platformer Headlander, got a new gameplay video so you can see exactly what robotic bodies you will be able to attach your disembodied floating head to.

In Headlander you play as an astronaut who can jump around to different bodies in order to solve puzzles and learn more about your forgotten past. It is being published by Adult Swim with developer Double Fine, you can check out the announcement trailer here, or the new gameplay trailer below.

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Japanese Trailer Introduces Seven New Monsters To Befriend

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The most exciting part of a new generation of Pokémon games is the reveals of new Pokémon players can meet on their journey. Some new footage released from Pokémon Sun and Moon today shows off seven new creatures from the Alola region.

The lengthy trailer seen below for Pokémon Sun and Moon introduces us to some interesting type combinations and some unique new designs. The names of these creatures will likely be different in the English release.

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See What Enemies Await You In The Latest Boss Trailer

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See What Enemies Await You In The Latest Boss Trailer

Action-RPG Death's Gambit takes place in a alien medieval world where monsters both small and horrifyingly massive await to battle the player that seeks to rid the world of immortals. In a new trailer from developer White Rabbit, we get a closer looks at some of those bosses.

Using your arsenal of weapons and abilities, the player strategically decides the best way to tackle each beast who have unique abilities of their own. After killing an immortal boss, they come back to life. However, you don't have to fight them again but if you decide to do so you can get new items that they drop depending on the various ways you can defeat them. Trying to figure out who is moral and who is immortal will also change the story. 

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Tap Your Screen Across Four Different Worlds To Get Your Katamari To Legendary Size

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The Katamari series from Bandi Namco comes to mobile devices as Tap My Katamari is now available for download on iOS and Android.

Like the original games, players are the Prince tasked by the King Of All Cosmos to restore the universe, but this time around that is done by tapping onto your phone's screen repeatedly. Across four different worlds, you attempt to get your magic sticky Katamari ball to legendary size.

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Behold The Builders In New Civilization VI Trailer

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Big changes are coming to Civilization VI, and today Firaxis is sharing what's in store for construction. In the latest game, workers have been replaced by builders – and it goes beyond a simple name change.

In previous Civ games, players used worker units for construction. These units would take several turns to work their magic, building new structures and other must-have places for your burgeoning nation. With Civilization VI, workers have been replaced with builders. These new units are trained in cities, and they have a limited number of "building" charges before they disband. 

You can learn more in the trailer below.

The Assembly Shows How First-Person Adventure Can Be Great In VR

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Virtual reality has opened up a world of possibility for developers. Some are experimenting with genres only possible in that format, while others are visiting gaming’s past to resurrect old concepts with new hooks.

One such genre, first-person adventure games, isn’t quite as popular as it was in the days when Myst and Zork Nemesis launched. However, since those games hinge greatly on their atmosphere, VR makes that mode of play compelling once more.

The Assembly puts you in the heart of a secret, extra-governmental agency experimenting with dangerous substances in service of unclear purposes. You’ll take on the roles of two different characters, alternating between them as you complete chapters.