Kojima: The ‘game’ has already begun

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Kojima: The ‘game’ has already begun

Tweetstorm incoming!

Fans of Hideo Kojima know the game developer is good at Twitter. And so it makes sense that he would use the official Kojima Productions Twitter account to discuss his new game, Death Stranding.

From the topic of "stranding" to his relationship with star Norman Reedus to hints about how death works in the game, Kojima wants you to be curious about his game. Most tellingly, in the first tweet in this series, he writes, "Our game is still far from being released but the 'game' has already begun. What are you able to spot?"

Crytek shows beautiful gameplay of Robinson: The Journey, for PS VR

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Crytek shows beautiful gameplay of Robinson: The Journey, for PS VR

Will launch with the headset in October

During Sony's day-long livestream at E3 this week, Crytek developers Elijah Freeman and Faith Oezbayram showed off their newest game coming to PlayStation VR, Robinson: The Journey.

The game was announced back in October, but actual in-game footage hasn't been seen until this week. Using Crytek's CryEngine, the game is almost unbelievably stunning, with smooth graphics and gameplay that uses the platform in a pretty unique way. The gameplay shows off the different dinosaurs players will interact with, the environment they'll be able to explore and the different ways they'll control their character in VR.

This terrible Chinese knock-off of Overwatch isn’t actually a knock-off

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This terrible Chinese knock-off of Overwatch isn’t actually a knock-off

Earlier this week, a video of Legend of Titan hit the internet and it looked an awful lot like Overwatch. Mostly because it was a Chinese knock-off of the game.

But, the developer tells press in China, via this Reddit translation, it was never intended to be sold or even played. The video was surreptitiously capturing during an event at a trade show meant to show off the tech for a company that says it can run big, fun games on websites.

To prove the point, the company created a replica of Overwatch, which it says in the video isn't intended to be sold, just to show off the tech.

Kick ass and then kick back with Yakuza 0's take on 1980s Japan

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Kick ass and then kick back with Yakuza 0's take on 1980s Japan

Disco, 'telephone clubs' and head-bashing are leisure pursuits in the gangster game

After a hard day of beating ass galore in Tokyo, how does a yakuza max and relax? Why darts, the dance club or maybe a little phone sex. Here's the E3 2016 trailer for Yakuza 0, the Vice City of Sega's Japanese gangster franchise.

All the indulgences of the 1980s — it was a wild time for Japan, too — are available in Yakuza 0, which comes to the West as a PlayStation 4 exclusive sometime early next year. Sega's E3 trailer for the game sets up this prequel to the venerable action-brawler series, and sheds a little light on Kiryu's past and how that shapes his path in the rest of the Yakuza franchise.

Star Wars content revealed for the secretive Magic Leap platform

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Star Wars content revealed for the secretive Magic Leap platform

Still no hints at what the hardware looks like

Magic Leap is a famously secretive augmented reality company that has raised more than billion dollars in funding, even though it's a bit unclear what the technology they're creating actually is, or how it works. But Star Wars is, in some manner, coming to the platform.

"The partnership, which Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz announced today at Wired Business Conference in New York City, pairs the mixed-reality company with what might be Lucasfilm’s most forward-looking division: xLab formed last year in order to create experiences for immersive platforms like virtual/augmented/mixed reality," Wired reported. "And together, they’ll be developing Star Wars-related content for Magic Leap’s much-discussed (and still mostly unrevealed) technology."

Why was Sniper Elite 4 delayed?

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Why was Sniper Elite 4 delayed?

Because they could delay it, basically

Sniper Elite's two releases since the series effectively rebooted in 2012 have all come in May or June. Tuesday, Rebellion Developments revealed their next game, Sniper Elite 4, launches Feb. 14, 2017, where many in the series' cult following had expected the game to arrive this year. What gives?

Jason and Chris Kingsley, the brothers who co-founded Rebellion, acknowledged that the studio originally planned to launch Sniper Elite 4 this year, making this a delay even if no formal date had been given.

Phil Spencer on the future of the Xbox

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Phil Spencer on the future of the Xbox

Just three years after announcing the Xbox One, Microsoft made the unprecedented decision to announce a new console, one that's fully compatible with the existing console. With the Xbox One — which has already suffered from bad messaging in its short lifespan — the updated, slim model called the Xbox One S and the new, more powerful Xbox One — called Project Scorpio — Microsoft is juggling more consoles and the most complicated product messaging in its history. We talk with the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, about all these Xboxes.

Arthur Gies: You announced new hardware in a couple of different capacities at the show this year, and in an acknowledged sense, you're breaking with tradition. There's a 30 plus year paradigm of console hardware. Ignoring your position in the console race or resetting it or what that even means, what is the challenge that you feel that you have in making consumers and players feel as if that's in their best interest?

Phil Spencer: I think it's all about creating experiences, and the best place to play those experiences.

Two most recent Battlefield games $5 each right now

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Two most recent Battlefield games $5 each right now

With World War I’s Battlefield 1 announced and detailed, Electronic Arts continues to pave the road to the game’s Oct 21 release with significant deals.

The latest will net you copies of last year’s Battlefield Hardline or 2014’s Battlefield 4 for $4.99.

"Battlefield™ 1 is coming later this year, and we're celebrating by keeping the action going in Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline,” according to a post on the official site. “For the past few months we’ve been giving away previously released expansion packs for both games to anyone playing on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Origin for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. That’s going to continue as we roll down the Road to Battlefield 1, but if you haven’t picked up either game yet, we wanted to make that even easier.”

Details on Julian Gollop’s Phoenix Point, his new take on the original X-COM formula

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Details on Julian Gollop’s Phoenix Point, his new take on the original X-COM formula

X-COM: Apocalypse, now

Julian Gollop, the man who gave birth to the original X-COM: UFO Unknown, chose the week of E3 2016 to reveal the first details of his next project. Titled Phoenix Point, at its core it’s the same kind of turn-based, tactical strategy found in the XCOM series. But, he told Rock, Paper, Shotgun, it will also lean heavily on the mechanics of modern grand strategy titles like Crusader Kings 2 to create procedurally generated, emergent storylines each time you play.

If you were a fan of X-COM: Apocalypse, it’s time to pay attention.