Frolicking And Flinging Yarn In A Colorful Crocheted World

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Frolicking And Flinging Yarn In A Colorful Crocheted World

Nintendo fans have been playing as the adorable dinosaur, Yoshi, since the earliest days of the Super Nintendo. Whether it's Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Story, or even Super Smash Bros., we've all become pros at the  cuddly critter's moveset. These abilities all survive the leap over to Yoshi's adorable makeover in Woolly World, down to heavy duty butt stomps and fluttery jumps.

I ventured over to Nintendo's booth during E3 2015 to test my long-untested Yoshi skills in the Wii U game. Muscle memory clicked in almost immediately, thanks to Nintendo's penchant for tightly calibrated controls and intuitive level design. Also, the fact that Woolly World pulls its punches to remain accessible didn't hurt my reacclimation. Unassertive shyguys and piranha plants make up most of the early enemies prowling the whimsical windmill world. Yoshi's traditional butt stomp causes the dinosaur to morph into a mallet, making his fast impact appear to pack even more of a whallop. I enjoyed inhaling shyguys and turning them into yarn balls which can be chucked around the environment. Yarn balls are versatile projectiles, which can bind up piranha plants for easy disposal or fill in the outlines of objects with yarn. Materializing hidden warp pipes or windmill blades with precise throws is satisfying. 

Lara Gets Around To Raiding A Tomb In New E3 Demo

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Microsoft played host to Rise of the Tomb Raider in its E3 booth, showing some familiar gameplay from Lara Croft’s latest adventure as well as a look at what she does best: raiding tombs.

The opening minutes of the demo recapped what we saw during our March cover story, but it remained just as exciting. Lara is climbing a mountain with her comrade Jonah, when everything falls apart. An avalanche tears the pair apart, and soon Lara is alone.

From there, she trudges through knee-deep snow and establishes a small camp,  building a fire and gathering materials to put together a bow. Her fire attracts some unwanted attention from Trinity, a sinister organization that has patrols near Lara’s position. She manages to get the drop on them with a combination of stealth and smarts. 

It's A Total Remake, Not Just A 60 FPS Update

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It's A Total Remake, Not Just A 60 FPS Update

Much like 343's Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, The Coalition is totally remaking the original Gears of War with the Ultimate Edition.

Seeing the game in trailer form, it's easy to identify that the game looks much better than the original 2006 release, but I didn't realize how much had gone into making the game look better until a presentation from Rod Ferguson and other members of The Coalition detailed many of the game's changes.

It's not just a cleaned up higher definition version of the original game. It has been rebuilt with totally redone motion capture throughout and new cinematography for all the cutscenes. Placing a few screenshots from iconic moments in the game beside the same moments from the original game show drastic improvements in the character models and environments, which you can see in the image above and below. Seemingly, the only thing that remains unchanged for the Ultimate Edition is the voice dialogue, which Fergusson said they decided to keep in order keep all the memorable lines and the tempo at which they were spoken. He also pointed out that the voice cast has aged a decade since the original game, so they would probably sound different.

Frolicking And Flinging Yarn In A Colorful Crocheted World

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Nintendo fans have been playing as the adorable dinosaur, Yoshi, since the earliest days of the Super Nintendo. Whether it's Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Story, or even Super Smash Bros., we've all become pros at the  cuddly critter's moveset. These abilities all survive the leap over to Yoshi's adorable makeover in Woolly World, down to heavy duty butt stomps and fluttery jumps.

I ventured over to Nintendo's booth during E3 2015 to test my long-untested Yoshi skills in the Wii U game. Muscle memory clicked in almost immediately, thanks to Nintendo's penchant for tightly calibrated controls and intuitive level design. Also, the fact that Woolly World pulls its punches to remain accessible didn't hurt my reacclimation. Unassertive shyguys and piranha plants make up most of the early enemies prowling the whimsical windmill world. Yoshi's traditional butt stomp causes the dinosaur to morph into a mallet, making his fast impact appear to pack even more of a whallop. I enjoyed inhaling shyguys and turning them into yarn balls which can be chucked around the environment. Yarn balls are versatile projectiles, which can bind up piranha plants for easy disposal or fill in the outlines of objects with yarn. Materializing hidden warp pipes or windmill blades with precise throws is satisfying. 

See More Of The Wasteland In These E3 Screens

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Improvised weapons, vehicle combat, and bizarre warlords – it's just a typical day in the post-apocalypse. These new screens will show you just a few of the sights you can experience when Mad Max launches this fall.  

Check out the gallery below to see the latest images. For more Mad Max, you can check out our cover story hub, or watch the trailer that debuted yesterday:

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Space Battles And Majestic Foes Are Showcased In New Trailer And Screens

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At its digital event, Nintendo finally announced a release date for Xenoblade Chronicles X, but not without giving us another look at this game's amazing world.

In Xenoblade Chronicles X, Earth is destroyed and you must start anew on a foreign planet, but many dangers are lurking. To survive, you must be a master at battle, suit up for some mech combat, and traverse the vast lands to find other survivors and answers. 

Monolith Soft is known for its creative enemies and breathtaking landscapes, and as the new trailer and screens showcase, this is still part of the team's strengths.

One Last Batch Of Batman: Arkham Knight Screens

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One Last Batch Of Batman: Arkham Knight Screens

Batman: Arkham Knight comes out next week, but that isn't stopping developer Rocksteady and publisher WB Games from unleashing a final salvo of impressive screenshots.

Check out the gallery below to see the Batmobile, along with some of the heroes and villains you can expect to see on June 23 when the game releases. 

Be sure to check back on our site soon for our full review of the game!

Shiny New Forza 6 Screens Show Off Impressive Attention To Detail

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Turn 10's latest installment of the Forza series is making full use of the Xbox One's horsepower, as you can see in these new shots.

Forza Motorsport 6 is racing to retail on September 15, and features 26 racing locations, 24-player online races, and 450 Forzavista cars. Microsoft is so excited about the title that they lowered an expensive-looking sports car down from the ceiling during the company's press conference. It was really confusing, but maybe the screens below will convince you that the game is worth the fanfare.

We'll bring you hands-on impressions of Forza 6 later in the show. In the meantime, check out the latest trailer.

We Nearly Got Murdered In XCOM 2, And We Loved It

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It’s the 20th anniversary of Unification Day – the day the aliens “blessed” humanity with their presence. But the underground XCOM resistance knows they’ve really conquered us. The Advent Administration is putting up a statue in honor of the anniversary, and blowing it up will be a big win for our troop moral.

We jump into battle with two new unit types: a ranger that deals a lot of damage close range and a specialist, which comes with a drone that can hack into mechanical units and take over defensive turrets.

Unlike the last XCOM, you can start a battle undetected and sneak around the field. We spot a group of enemies walking down a street and move two of our units into overwatch positions and then take aim and the groups leader. We immediately alert the enemy to our position, but as the enemies start to scatter, they activate our overwatch and walk into our bullets.

A Boy Solves Puzzles With His Giant Animal Companion

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A Boy Solves Puzzles With His Giant Animal Companion

The Last Guardian has been enthralling gamers since Team Ico first announced the title in 2009, and the spell continued with yesterday's demo at E3. Although Sony remains tight-lipped about the details of this PlayStation 4 exclusive, the company did release eight new screens featuring an unnamed boy and his feathery companion.

After its troubled development history, these endearing screens suggest Team Ico appears to have righted the ship. The Last Guardian arrives on PlayStation 4 in 2016.