Watch EEK3, the Haunted PS1 trailer showcase for indie horror

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Watch EEK3, the Haunted PS1 trailer showcase for indie horror

Everyone's favorite part of E3, the definitely real and not a metafictional construct called EEK3, took place at a new site where the abandoned mall used to stand on the edge of town earlier today. Despite inclement weather, including fog that reduced draw distance to a record low and scanlines of up to 40 percent, turnout was good, with many attendees relying on CRT filters for their own safety.

Players in The Lord of the Rings Online gather to honor the late Sir Ian Holm

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Players in The Lord of the Rings Online gather to honor the late Sir Ian Holm

Sir Ian Holm, who played Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings movies and Frodo Baggins in the BBC radio version, died on June 19 at the age of 88. He was honored by players across multiple servers in The Lord of the Rings Online, some meeting at the Baggins' home of Bag End while others walked to Rivendell together to gather around the in-game Bilbo and pay their respects.

Star Wars: Squadrons will be an exclusively first-person game

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Star Wars: Squadrons will be an exclusively first-person game

First-person cockpits are the best. Not only can you see all the switches and doo-dads that make a complicated feat of technology flight through air (or space), but it's even cooler if your pilot manually reaches over to turn a knob. Yet, cockpit views are often trivialized by the clearly superior wide-angle of third-person view. That's why I'm glad that Star Wars: Squadrons will be played exclusively in first-person, according to a recent Gamespot interview with creative director Ian Frazier.

Watch over 80 minutes of new Baldur's Gate 3 gameplay

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Watch over 80 minutes of new Baldur's Gate 3 gameplay

Now that we're seeing more and more of Baldur's Gate 3, it's starting to feel like a real game. Attacks of opportunity! Skill checks! Mind-flaying brain tadpoles! The sweet sounds of Dungeons and Dragons. Baldur's Gate 3 is (hopefully) coming to early access in August, but you can watch the new lengthy gameplay demo above from D&D Live 2020's livestream.

The biggest PC gaming stories this week

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The biggest PC gaming stories this week

Rather than one heavily focused week of E3 press conferences we're basically sliding through a summer-long schmear of them this year, as various publishers, studios, and media outlets make announcements over the course of June and July. It's different, to be sure, but there's still a heck of a lot to keep up with!

This rad emulator that lets you play NES classics like Mario and Zelda in 3D is now on Steam

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This rad emulator that lets you play NES classics like Mario and Zelda in 3D is now on Steam

3dSen PC is an NES emulator with a unique and very cool twist: It converts games, "both classic and modern homebrew," into full 3D in real time. Everything works as it normally does—game mechanics are unchanged—but camera angles and zoom can be adjusted on the fly, so if you wanted to play some isometric Super Mario, for instance, you can. It's been in development for about five years, and today it went live on Steam Early Access.