Cyberpunk 2077: Everything we know

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Cyberpunk 2077: Everything we know

Cyberpunk 2077 is the latest effort from CD Projekt Red, makers of The Witcher series of epic role-playing games. The Warsaw, Poland-based company has grown from selling bootleg games in open air markets to localizing versions of Baldur’s Gate to being responsible for one of the most-beloved and respected franchises in modern gaming.

Finally, after a decade spent crafting its own vision of a fantasy medieval world it’s time for something completely different.

VidCon discourages unofficial fan meetups after Logan Paul’s 2017 mishap

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VidCon discourages unofficial fan meetups after Logan Paul’s 2017 mishap

VidCon is one of the few conventions where fans and YouTube creators get a chance to meet up, but senior VidCon management is asking creators to not organize unofficial hangouts with fans, due to security concerns.

Jim Louderback, VidCon CEO, told Polygon that new security measures are being implemented at this year’s VidCon to try and prevent unsafe situations. One of the most prominent examples of an unofficial meetup getting out of hand occurred in 2017. Logan Paul hid $3,000 around VidCon for fans and, when he was spotted by those fans, the scene turned into a full-on stampede. Videos from the incident show people being tackled trying to catch up to Paul.

Daemon X Machina was the most metal game at E3

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Daemon X Machina was the most metal game at E3

Nintendo started its 2018 E3 press conference not by showing us a glimpse of Mario, Samus or Link. Instead, we were treated to thunderous metal and speeding mech suits in a vibrant, crumbling city. The trailer immediately set the tone for Daemon X Machina, which doesn’t seem like any other title coming to Nintendo Switch right now.

If the trailer gave you unshakable Armored Core vibes, it’s because Daemon X Machina’s producer is Kenichiro Tsukuda, a veteran of that series. Daemon X Machina’s Arsenal mech suits let you fly your custom character around a variety of cityscapes, each containing multiple missions, including boss fights.

Hyper Sports R might be the Switch’s missing next-gen Wii Sports game

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Hyper Sports R might be the Switch’s missing next-gen Wii Sports game

To its creators at Konami, Hyper Sports R is the continuation of a franchise that began as an early ’80s arcade game, and they’re not wrong. But when I saw the Nintendo Switch exclusive at E3 2018, I immediately connected the dots between Hyper Sports R and Wii Sports, and I don’t think I’m wrong, either.

Hyper Sports R is a compilation of relatively simple sports games. There are more to come, but right now we know about beach volleyball, swimming events and several track and field sports, like the 100-meter dash and hurdles, long jump and javelin throw.

Life Is Strange spinoff draws inspiration from a classic anime

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Life Is Strange spinoff draws inspiration from a classic anime

Square Enix and Dontnod Entertainment revealed the surprising next entry in the Life Is Strange franchise during E3: not Life Is Strange 2, but a spinoff set in the same universe. Out June 26, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is not a proper Life Is Strange game, Square Enix insists; instead, the free download stars a young boy in a vastly different story than Life Is Strange’s typical, teen girl-driven drama.

But after watching a hands-off demo during the event, I came away finding that Captain Spirit and Life Is Strange have more in common than I’d expect. Yes, Dontnod promised that data from the game would transfer over to Life Is Strange 2, whenever it arrives; there will be clear connections between the two titles. But the story of 9-year-old, wildly imaginative Chris — who finds solace from his real life in a superhero fantasy — shows other glimmers of the same elements that made Life Is Strange so novel.

Cyberpunk 2077’s Twitter account is making up for years of silence with some tasty goofs

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Cyberpunk 2077’s Twitter account is making up for years of silence with some tasty goofs

Cyberpunk 2077 made a very positive impression at E3 this year, and factored prominently in Microsoft’s press conference. The game’s developer, CD Projekt Red, also cleverly hid a bunch of information inside the trailer, alongside free copies of the Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition. It was a good show for the game, all things considered.

But it’s the game’s Twitter account that has proven to be the most fun both during and after E3.

VidCon CEO addresses last year’s Anita Sarkeesian incident: ‘We made a mistake’

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VidCon CEO addresses last year’s Anita Sarkeesian incident: ‘We made a mistake’

Last year’s VidCon, a fan-driven convention that brings YouTube creators, Twitch streamers and other influencers together with their most dedicated supporters, was marked by one particular panel that featured Feminist Frequency founder, Anita Sarkeesian.

VidCon’s CEO, Jim Louderback, is now calling everything that happened that day a mistake that the organization has learned from.

PUBG reaches 50M copies sold, 400M total players

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PUBG reaches 50M copies sold, 400M total players

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has amassed more than 400 million players across all currently available platforms, developer PUBG Corp. announced today. That figure includes more than 50 million copies of the game sold on Windows PC and Xbox One, the company said.

That means that somewhere around 350 million of those total players are playing the game on mobile devices. PUBG is available on Android and iOS as a free-to-download game.

Metro Exodus is the most complex game that 4A has ever attempted

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Metro Exodus is the most complex game that 4A has ever attempted

It’s late in the afternoon on the first day of E3 and John Bloch, executive producer for Metro Exodus, already looks tired.

Part of the reason is likely his trip to Los Angeles from Malta, the tiny island nation in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and the location of 4A Games headquarters since 2014. Another part of that reason, however, is simply the scale of the task ahead of him and his team as they near that game’s release date. Exodus is the third title in the Metro series, and the studio’s largest effort yet.

PUBG’s new Sanhok map will launch on June 22

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PUBG’s new Sanhok map will launch on June 22

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ third map, Sanhok, and a new weapon will go live with its next patch, which is scheduled for June 22.

Sanhok is set in a dense jungle environment with dynamic weather to help keep things feeling fresh. The map is much more tightly packed together than any other PUBG map, thanks to its small 4km x 4km size, making it a quarter of the size of Erangel and Miramar, PUBG’s other two maps.