Blizzard at Gamescom: Watch the livestream here

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Blizzard at Gamescom: Watch the livestream here

Blizzard Entertainment is at Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany, this week, with reveals coming for Overwatch, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft 2 and more. The company will be livestreaming from Gamescom starting on Monday, Aug. 21.

Today’s livestream kicks off at 6 p.m. CEST/9 a.m. PDT/4 p.m. GMT. The company will also stream at 6 p.m. CEST on Wednesday, Aug. 23, during the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony.

A Fear Effect remake is in the works for PC, consoles

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A Fear Effect remake is in the works for PC, consoles

Fear Effect Reinvented, a remake of the cult classic action game, will launch on PC and consoles in 2018. Indie developer Sushee is working on the project with publishing help from Square Enix Collective, which focuses on smaller games.

The first teaser for Fear Effect Reinvented shows that Sushee is preserving the first game’s unique visual style. Expect an upgraded take on Fear Effect’s celebrated cel-shaded graphics and fixed camera angles, as well as the original’s clunky controls.

Final Fantasy 15 heads to PC next year

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Final Fantasy 15 heads to PC next year

Final Fantasy 15 is coming to a new platform in early 2018: Windows PC. Square Enix announced that it will release the 2016 role-playing game exclusively on Windows during partner Nvidia’s Gamescom press conference.

Square Enix will use the Nvidia Gameswork tech suite to optimize the Final Fantasy 15 experience for PC, so expect a much higher quality graphical experience with the Windows port. Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition will also support the GeForce Experience share tools package, allowing for in-game photos and ShadowPlay highlights.

HTC Vive VR headset gets $200 price cut

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HTC Vive VR headset gets $200 price cut

The HTC Vive virtual reality headset now costs $599, a $200 reduction from the starting price of $799.

“I think this is going to make it much more attractive to consumers, much more attractive to businesses, and we feel confident this is going to be something that drives an enormous uptick as we move into the holiday season,” Rikard Steiber, president of Viveport, told Polygon.

Minecraft gets an Xbox One S bundle and themed controllers

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Minecraft gets an Xbox One S bundle and themed controllers

The Xbox One S is getting a Minecraft-themed bundle, that we already knew, but for those who dig the look but aren't looking for a new console, two Minecraft controllers will also be sold separately. The controllers are available Sept. 5, and the console bundle on Oct. 3.

The controllers come in a green Creeper theme (matching the console) and a pink Pig design. They are $74.99 each, compatible with the Xbox One as well as Windows 10 PCs.

All the trailers from Xbox’s Gamescom event

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All the trailers from Xbox’s Gamescom event

Microsoft’s Gamescom 2017 press conference was a more casual affair than its usual industry events, which makes sense — Gamescom is Europe’s largest gaming convention for fans, after all. But the company still brought seven exclusive trailers to its 90-minute livestream, all of which you can watch below.

First up was a CGI look at the next Assassin’s Creed game. Origins takes the franchise way back to Ancient Egypt, something which the copious amounts of computer-generated sand wouldn’t let us forget.

Xbox One X Project Scorpio limited edition hardware coming

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Xbox One X Project Scorpio limited edition hardware coming

Microsoft will release a limited edition “Project Scorpio” version of the Xbox One X on Nov. 7, the company announced at Gamescom 2017 today. The hardware — an Xbox One X console and controller — will come emblazoned with the console’s codename printed in green.

The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition will also include a “sophisticated and dynamic graphic pattern across the exterior” that Microsoft says was inspired by the original Xbox. The package will also include an exclusive vertical stand.

Microsoft confirms 100-plus games enhanced for Xbox One X

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Microsoft confirms 100-plus games enhanced for Xbox One X

More than 100 titles are confirmed to support Microsoft’s next Xbox One X, Microsoft said at Gamescom 2017 today. The list of titles — 118 of them as of Aug. 20, to be precise — includes upcoming Xbox One games like BioWare’s Anthem and Machinegames’ Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, as well as already released games, such as Gears of War 4, Halo 5: Guardians, Quantum Break and Killer Instinct.

Microsoft announced at E3 2017 that it planned to offer free updates for Xbox One X-enhanced games, but the list was around 30 games at the time. The company also laid out branding guidelines for Xbox One X-enhanced titles, indicating whether games will support 4K resolution, high dynamic range (HDR) color or other Xbox One X enhanced visual upgrades.

ReCore: Definitive Edition coming at the end of the month

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ReCore: Definitive Edition coming at the end of the month

A remastered ReCore, the 2016 adventure for Xbox One and Windows PC, is returning Aug. 29 as ReCore: Definitive Edition, Microsoft announced today at its Gamescom 2017 keynote event.

Leaked over the weekend when Microsoft's website let word slip, ReCore: Definitive Edition will feature a new quest, called "Eye of Obsidian," a new robot and new customization options.