Watch the Oculus Connect keynote live!

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Watch the Oculus Connect keynote live!

Price drops? Touch price and dates? Find out here

The keynote at Oculus Connect 3 has to do a lot of heavily lifting for the Oculus Rift.

We'll be on the floor covering it in person, but you can also watch the whole thing go down in the video stream above when it goes live at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is in development, Ubisoft (finally) confirms

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 is in development, Ubisoft (finally) confirms

Michel Ancel and Ubisoft Montpellier working on it right now

More than eight years after first being teased to fans and then, more recently, a series of additional teases, Ubisoft and lead designer Michel Ancel have confirmed (by name!) that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is now in development. A post on the original game’s Facebook page revealed this morning that Ubisoft Montpellier is at work with Ancel on the project, putting an end to ambiguous hints about the developer’s current collaboration with Ubisoft.

If you've been waiting for news about BG&E... well, here you go! We are delighted to confirm that Michel Ancel is currently working with the Ubisoft Montpellier Studio on a new Beyond Good & Evil game.

Gravity Rush 2 bounced to January

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Gravity Rush 2 bounced to January

Monthlong delay means free DLC for everyone

Gravity Rush 2, the PlayStation 4 sequel to the cult favorite, physics-based PlayStation Vita platformer, will launch on Jan. 20, 2017. That’s six weeks later than planned; the game was set for a Dec. 4 release.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, director Keiichiro Toyama apologized for the extra wait time, although he failed to explain why the game was delayed into the new year. Instead, he pledged that all players would receive a set of story-based downloadable content for free as a consolation gift.

Pokémon Go’s next feature will help you catch rare Pokémon

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Pokémon Go’s next feature will help you catch rare Pokémon

Big bonuses for medal collectors

Pokémon Go’s next update will introduce a capture bonus to the game that should make collecting rare Pokémon easier, according to Niantic. When the new capture bonus feature arrives, trainers who have earned a number of medals will see big boosts for catching ‘em all.

As players pick up medals based on catching various Pokémon types, they’ll accrue a related capture bonus. That means that players who have caught a large number of flying-types, for example, will find it easier to catch these kinds of Pokémon going forward. But that doesn’t just include Pidgey; it will also help them collect those rarer breeds that are tougher to discover and catch.

Universal is making a Gears of War movie

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Universal is making a Gears of War movie

Rod Fergusson says it’s “locked in”

Microsoft and The Coalition have partnered with Universal Studios to make a movie based the Gears of War franchise, Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson announced during a livestream today.

Fergusson said the Gears of War movie is in the pre-production stage and will be produced by Scott Stuber of Bluegrass Films. Stuber’s production credits include Ted, Central Intelligence and upcoming Boston Marathon bombing movie Patriots Day.

What’s going on with Overwatch?

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What’s going on with Overwatch?

New heroes, maps and balance changes are in the works

Blizzard is actively working on at least two new heroes for Overwatch in addition to new maps and gameplay modes, game director Jeff Kaplan said in a developer update video posted to YouTube today.

Kaplan spoke about a number of balance changes and updates for existing Overwatch heroes (some of which are playing in the game’s public test realm), including Widowmaker’s sniper rifle scoping animation, Junkrat’s steel trap and Symmetra’s overall viability. Kaplan said the team is experimenting with changes to Symmetra’s mechanics and feel, and plans to "explore some other thing that might be a little more dramatic" for the support class character.

Fallout 4, Skyrim Special Edition will get mod support on PS4

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Fallout 4, Skyrim Special Edition will get mod support on PS4

Both games also support 4K resolution on PS4 Pro

The PlayStation 4 versions of Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition will get mod support after all, Bethesda Softworks announced today. That’s a welcome reversal from September, when Bethesda said that promised mod support on PS4 wasn’t coming, due to unspecified restrictions from Sony.

Mod support will come to the PS4 version of Skyrim first, Bethesda said on its website. The remastered version of Skyrim launches on PS4 (and Xbox One) on Sept. 28.

Even Voodoo Vince is getting remastered

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Even Voodoo Vince is getting remastered

Original Xbox puzzle platformer returning in 2017

Voodoo Vince: Remastered, a re-release of the first-generation Xbox game, is coming to Xbox One and Windows PC next year, the developer announced today.

The remastered version of the 2003 game, which starred a voodoo doll puzzle-platforming his way through the magical underbelly of New Orleans, will come with enhanced visuals: 1080p resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 60 fps refresh rate. Expect "select soundtrack updates" and remixes from the game’s original composer, Steve Kirk.

Washington Gambling Commission demands end to Valve CS:GO skin gambling

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Washington Gambling Commission demands end to Valve CS:GO skin gambling

Counter-Strike company threatened with criminal action

The Washington State Gambling Commission today announced that it has told Valve to "immediately stop allowing the transfer of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive virtual weapons for gambling activities" through its retail outlet Steam.

The state body, which regulates gambling in Valve's home state, said it had given the company until Oct. 14 to respond and "explain how it is in full compliance with Washington's gambling laws or it will risk having the Gambling Commission take additional civil or criminal action."

For Honor will not have split-screen

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For Honor will not have split-screen

Ubisoft confirms the feature has been entirely dropped from the game

This morning IGN reported that Ubisoft’s melee combat game For Honor had cut split-screen play from its online mode. Polygon has confirmed with Ubisoft that the feature has been dropped from the game entirely, including local multiplayer. The third-person brawler, which features knights, vikings and samurai duking it out in bloody skirmishes, had originally touted split-screen as integral to the experience.

During a taped studio interview with IGN, producer Stephane Cardin said that change was made just recently.