The First Twenty Minutes Of MachineGames Next Installment Are Bloody Brilliant

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 The First Twenty Minutes Of MachineGames Next Installment Are Bloody Brilliant

After watching the insane game reveal at the Bethesda Showcase, we already knew many of the broad strokes about Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. Behind closed doors at the Bethesda booth, we got to hop on the sticks ourselves to see how MachineGames' ambitious sequel stacks up. 

The demo begins roughly five months after BJ and the Kreisau Circle successfully raided Deathshead’s fortress.

Laid up in the infirmary of the U-boat Eva’s Hammer, BJ awakens to the cacophony of gunfire. He stands up and looks at himself in the mirror, examining the mortal wounds he received when Deathshead left him a grenade as a parting gift. Losing his balance, Blazko crashes to the ground and eventually crawls over to the wheelchair. BJ rolls over to the door where a Kreisau fighter is returning fire with the Nazi ambushers. “They’re looking for you!” he cries before handing BJ a machinepistole SMG.

New Gameplay Trailer Highlights Dungeon Crawling And Town Building

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New Gameplay Trailer Highlights Dungeon Crawling And Town Building

Ever Oasis is a new JRPG from Koichi Ishii, who worked on classics like Final Fantasy and Secret of Mana, and it's coming out very soon. For those still looking to learn more about the game, Nintendo released a trailer that gives an overview of many of the game's systems.

The game begins with you establishing the last oasis in a vast desert, and over the course of the game you build it into a vibrant town with many residents and booths. When you aren't managing your oasis, you're in dungeons, battling fierce beasts with a party of residents at your side. 

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Our Three Biggest Takeaways From E3 2017

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Our Three Biggest Takeaways From E3 2017

What started out as a tech demo named Kira has inspired a full-fledged game: Detroit: Become Human. Detroit takes places about 20 years in the future; technology has evolved to the point where androids have replaced humans in the public and private sector. Everything is going fine until the androids start showing strange behavior, where they’re behaving more like humans with free will. No longer just machines that blindly obey; they’re questioning their place in society. As for what causes their shift in perspective, Quantic Dream is keeping that under wraps for you to uncover. 

We got a detailed look at the game at last year’s E3, which focused on Connor, an android who hunts down deviant androids. At this year’s show, it was Marcus’ time to shine. Marcus, escaped from his master, and is now leading an android uprising. We had the opportunity to see Marcus take on a mission and watch it play out in different ways. We also got to chat with director and writer David Cage to learn more details. Here are our three biggest takeaways.

The Strange Fantasy-Sci Fi RPG Gets A New Gameplay Trailer

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The Strange Fantasy-Sci Fi RPG Gets A New Gameplay Trailer

Elex is an intriguing new RPG from the makers of Gothic and Risen. What sets it apart is the way in which it combines elements from multiple genres. You may flee from a pack of velociraptors only to find yourself face to face with a mech. 

The gameplay trailer does a good job of showcasing the diversity of the environments you'll explore, the enemies that you'll encounter, and the tools you'll use to defeat them. 

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A Pre-release Beta Is On The Way And More Details

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A Pre-release Beta Is On The Way And More Details

Bandai Namco didn’t offer a window for when or how it will happen, but players will be able to play Dragon Ball FighterZ before its early 2018 release window.

Along with the beta news, Bandai Namco showed some additional details and shared that Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, and Buu are just the first six fighters “confirmed so far.” It did not offer hints on who or how many additional fighters will be in the game.

Bandai Namco also highlighted some of the game’s mechanics and other details. It’s a three versus three game and will run in 1080p at 60 fps. You will be able to pull of Z-assists which lets you call in someone from your team for help. An example of its use showed Buu stunning Goku, who called in Vegeta to perform an attack while he was trying to recover. You can also use Z-change to change fighters mid-battle and can expect plenty of teleporting and vanishing during battle.

Kicking Off Another Year Of Improvements

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Kicking Off Another Year Of Improvements

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer is back for another year of refinement and reiteration. To sports-game fans, the most important thing in every yearly installment is what's new, and PES 18 is touting a plethora of new additions, from gameplay mechanics to visual upgrades.

On the field, players will notice a few new changes. First, the revamped Strategic Dribbling will provide users with more control over the ball. Contextual shielding gives players more protection, and some new control tweaks make juking out defenders easier. Real Touch+ gives users more control over the ball, and will allow different parts of the body like the chest, stomach, and thighs to better handle possessions depending on the scenario. The Free Kick and Penalty Kick systems have also been tweaked in PES 18. A new camera angle gives players a better view of battles for positioning, and the removal of the guideline makes room for greater skill and control during these critical game moments.

Naturally, PES 18 has progressed visually as well. Real-life players' models will have authentic tattoos, and shirt and shorts sizes. Improved animations means players will be more expressive and move realistically. Goalkeepers in particular will handle the ball more authentically and behave more intelligently. Locker rooms have also been recreated for an authentic broadcast simulation.

Magnificent Remastered Graphics Bring The Classic Back To Life

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Magnificent Remastered Graphics Bring The Classic Back To Life

Last year, Square Enix announced they would be remastered the hit RPG from 2006.

The new trailer details the massive conflict between the forces of Rozzaria and Archadia, with Dalmasca and various other nations caught in between. It puts the spotlight on favorite characters and stunning locations with their improved aesthetics courtesy of the graphical overhaul. The Zodiac Job System is coming to western audiences for the first time, along with a newly recorded and arranged soundtrack featuring new pieces composed specifically for the remaster.

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Wolfenstein's BJ Blazkowicz Arrives As Playable Character In New Update

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Wolfenstein's BJ Blazkowicz Arrives As Playable Character In New Update

During its E3 presentation, Bethesda revealed that the protagonist of Wolfenstein, nazi-killerBJ Blazkowicz, would be coming to Quake Champions as a playable character. You can watch the reveal here, as well as some information about Bethesda's plans for Quake Champions esports scene:

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This update is already live for the closed beta of Quake Champions. For more on Wolfenstein, head over to see our breakdown of the latest trailer for The New Colossus.

Wolfenstein's BJ Blazkowicz Arrives As Playable Character In New Update

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Wolfenstein's BJ Blazkowicz Arrives As Playable Character In New Update

During its E3 presentation, Bethesda revealed that the protagonist of Wolfenstein, nazi-killerBJ Blazkowicz, would be coming to Quake Champions as a playable character. You can watch the reveal here, as well as some information about Bethesda's plans for Quake Champions esports scene:

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This update is already live for the closed beta of Quake Champions. For more on Wolfenstein, head over to see our breakdown of the latest trailer for The New Colossus.

A Promising Step Up From Previous Titles

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A Promising Step Up From Previous Titles

For western fans of the Yakuza series, it's been an almost overwhelming period as of late. Earlier this year, we received Yakuza 0, the prequel to the mainline series, while Yakuza Kiwami, the remake of the first Yakuza title, is scheduled for release in August. On top of both of those titles, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is set to hit stores in early 2018.

Yakuza 6 is set to be the final entry in the Kazuma Kiryu saga. While Yakuza 0 took place in 1988, this sixth numbered entry puts everyone's favorite street brawler into the modern age, with a 2015 setting. This means that cell phones, social influencers, and even selfies play a role in the story and gameplay.

Since this entry is the first Yakuza title developed exclusively for the PS4, the entry operates untethered from the technical limitations of the PlayStation 3. This means that the world is more alive, character and facial models look substantially better, and the camera feels much more modern.