Mario Party Star Rush launches in November on 3DS

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Mario Party Star Rush launches in November on 3DS

It's party time

The newest Mario Party game making its way to the 3DS, Mario Party Star Rush, will be available to play on Nov. 4 on the 3DS, Nintendo announced today during a livestream at E3.

Mario Party Star Rush allows up to four people to play simultaneously without having to rely on the turn-based move mechanic. Players will also have the opportunity to team up with two to four Mushroom Kingdom characters that participate in different events and help win different mini-games and challenges.

What it's like being Batman in virtual reality

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What it's like being Batman in virtual reality

Put on the bat-eared cowl

The first part of Batman Arkham VR is the best kind of VR experience. At E3 2016, I became Batman. Yes, the Batman — the one I picture in my head when I think about the Dark Knight, the one from developer Rocksteady Studios' Arkham series. That experience reminded me what I love about VR ... and also what I don't love. Here's how it happened.

I was talking to Alfred (he's my butler and kind of my substitute father — long story — and a little taller than I expected, standing there in front of me), and he was all like, "Something's wrong, Master Bruce," so I tapped a few keys on a piano, which opened up this portal, and I descended into a secret room under my house, which is a mansion (I'm super rich BTW). As I descended in my very expensive secret elevator, a machine appeared from the darkness around me, so I hit some buttons, and there was a batsuit, so I put it on because when you see a batsuit, you wear that batsuit. At that point I was mostly dressed, so I used my hands and picked up a cowl (it's got bat ears, and it hides most of my face from the bad guys) and pulled it over my head. Then I looked in a mirror that the machine was kind enough to extend from its metal arms, and saw Batman staring back at me.

God of War is the story of a dad who can't stop screwing up

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God of War is the story of a dad who can't stop screwing up

Sony Santa Monica makes Kratos come to terms with his own terrible choices

If you watched the debut of Sony's new God of War earlier this week, you've probably already formed a fairly strong image of what the game is like. For example, you'll know that it stars a big, muscly bearded character who appears to be Kratos, the recognizable protagonist from the series' past. And you'll know that Kratos appears to be caring for a young child.

During a demo of the game at E3 2016, God of War creative director Cory Barlog confirmed that the young boy in the game is Kratos' son. And yes, that is the same Kratos from the previous half-dozen games in the series, although he is now voiced by Stargate SG-1's Christopher Judge instead of T.C. Carson. Despite the clean naming convention, God of War is a continuation of the series' story, and it takes place after the events of God of War 3.

Ever Oasis is Nintendo's newest game, for the 3DS

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Ever Oasis is Nintendo's newest game, for the 3DS

Action-Adventure RPG coming from studio behind Zelda 3DS titles

Nintendo today announced Ever Oasis, an entirely new franchise for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is an action-adventure role-playing game in which the protagonist brings life to a desert environment.

The hero may be male or female, and is named Tethu.

Pokémon Go will be released in July

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Pokémon Go will be released in July

AR game comes to phones sometime next month

During Nintendo's E3 livestream, the publisher announced that its upcoming AR mobile Pokémon game, Pokémon Go, would be released sometime in July. Pokémon Go Plus, the hardware device that allows players to use the game without taking out their phone, will also be released for $34.99.

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Xbox One to get keyboard and mouse support in 'months'

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Xbox One to get keyboard and mouse support in 'months'

It's coming!

Keyboard and mouse support has been "close" to being released on the Xbox One for some time, but it sounds like it may finally be close to release.

"When we enable PC and mouse on console it’ll be interesting to see how many of those creators think about running their PC and mouse-only game on console, and then this idea of Play Anywhere might get even more interesting for those guys," Microsoft's Phil Spencer told PCGamesN when asked about how Play Anywhere may narrow the gap between Xbox and the PC.

Meet the new voice of Kratos

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Meet the new voice of Kratos

God of war team is going in a new direction, so they called on a new actor

Sony promised us a surprise last night during their extended livestream, and they delivered by introducing the new voice of Kratos in God of War 4. Appearing live on stage was none other than Christopher Judge.

Science fiction fans might know him better as Teal’c, the genetically modified super soldier who serves as both the muscle and the comic relief on Stargate SG-1.