Overwatch devs nerf McCree, Widowmaker; they felt like a 'must-pick, 'unstoppable'

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Overwatch devs nerf McCree, Widowmaker; they felt like a 'must-pick, 'unstoppable'

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Two characters in Overwatch's Windows PC version were substantially weakened in a patch that hit this week. The alternate fire for both McCree and Widowmaker were nerfed because it made McCree feel like a must-pick and Widowmaker unstoppable.

The same changes will be rolled into a larger patch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a "later date." The PC patch also fixed a number of bugs.

No Saints Day: All hail the Agents of Mayhem

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No Saints Day: All hail the Agents of Mayhem

Saints Row 4 ends as only a Saints Row game can: With the crew hanging out on a spaceship, controlling the galaxy and dancing to Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It."

The question on my mind — and doubtless on the mind of a lot of the series' fans — was, "Well, where do you go from here?"

The answer, according to Volition design manager Anoop Shekar: You don't.

Conjure magic and fight beasts with Insomniac’s next two VR games

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Conjure magic and fight beasts with Insomniac’s next two VR games

Insomniac Games — best known for the Spyro series, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance — seems to be a strong believer in the magic of VR.

We recently visited Facebook's campus to spend some time with the E3 demos of Insomniac’s upcoming Oculus Rift games The Unspoken and Feral Rites. Both titles will release later this year, and mix together elements of in-game magic with the still new and evolving frontier of VR technology.

"This is one of those big paradigm shifts that you don't get very often," says Marcus Smith, creative director for Feral Rites. "Usually it's a really dramatic shift in hardware … now we're having to think about a world where the player can look anywhere, can move about, can put their head through objects if they want."

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: A classic war story, fought in space

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: A classic war story, fought in space

When Infinity Ward's Jacob Minkoff and Taylor Kurosaki, design director and narrative director, respectively, on this year's Call of Duty, talk about the story they want to tell, they reference two now-classic war movies.

The first is Black Hawk Down, Ridley Scott's 2001 film about the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. Scott's movie, Minkoff and Kurosaki said, cinematically embodies the motto "no soldier left behind." No matter the outcome, "you fight for the guy next to you," Minkoff said.

The other is Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg's 1998 tale of Captain John H. Miller and his journey to bring the last surviving Ryan brother home against the backdrop of the invasion of Normandy in World War II. The mission comes first, Miller knows, even if he must put the safety of those under his command at risk for a stranger.

Nintendo's E3 sale runs for the next week

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Nintendo's E3 sale runs for the next week

Discounts of up to 40 percent

To celebrate E3, Nintendo is running a sale with up to 40 percent off a selection of popular games. The week-long sale at Nintendo's eShop starts now, and runs for the next week. In addition to the standard sale price members of the My Nintendo rewards program will receive an additional 10 percent off the discounted prices.

The sale includes many Zelda and Pokémon titles in addition to games for Nintendo's Virtual Console.

Daisy, Waluigi and glow-in-the-dark Boo amiibo among new collection

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Daisy, Waluigi and glow-in-the-dark Boo amiibo among new collection

Nintendo is releasing a new batch of amiibo from the Super Mario series this fall which includes a glow-in-the-dark Boo and six other characters.

The new amiibo will hit on Nov. 4.

The addition to the Super Mario series will feature the debut of Daisy, Waluigi and a Boo which glows in the dark. There will also be new poses for Wario, Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets three new amiibo, here they are

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets three new amiibo, here they are

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is getting three brand new amiibo , all of which will be sold seperately.

Those figures include Archer, which is Link with a bow, Rider, which is link on horseback, and Guardian, which will be the first amiibo with flexible parts. The existing Wolf Link amiibo works with the game as well.

When players tap the Wolf Ljnk amiibo to the Wii U GamePad controller, Wolf Link will attack enemies on his own and help players to hunt. He has three hearts, unless players carry over save data from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Wolf Link disappears when his hearts run out.

Watch Pokemon Moon and Sun's newest mode, Battle Royal, in action

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Watch Pokemon Moon and Sun's newest mode, Battle Royal, in action

Four trainers taking on each other at once

During Nintendo's Treehouse presentation at E3, the company unveiled the first look at Pokémon Moon and Sun's newest mode, Battle Royal. Gameplay of the new mode can be seen in the video above.

The new mode pits four trainers against each other in a four-way melee battle. After the trainer picks the three Pokémon they want to use, they send each Pokémon in one-by-one. The battle continues until one trainer loses all three of their Pokémon. The following three trainers are ranked based on how well they performed, how many Pokémon they lave left in play and how many Pokémon they personally defeated during the battle.

Miitomo gets Legend of Zelda items today

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Miitomo gets Legend of Zelda items today

The new link to keeping Miitomo afloat?

During Nintendo's E3 Treehouse presentation, the company announced that it would be updating its mobile entertainment-turned-game app Miitomo with Legend of Zelda items today.

The announcement was made during the publisher's stream of its new Zelda game, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The company said that to celebrate the new game it would be updating the Miitomo store with new apparel and accessories related to the Legend of Zelda series for players to buy.

Watch the first five minutes of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Watch the first five minutes of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Underwear and magical tablets await you!

Nintendo is enjoying a very Legend of Zelda-heavy day today, and the company is streaming the opening of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on its official stream. You can watch the first five minutes below, and we're pretty excited how this looks.

There are some interesting things here, not the least of which is the fact that we now know the Link wears boxer briefs. You'll also get access to the Sheikah Tablet, a magical device that seems to operate much like the Wii U controller. It's also interesting how much of the game, from the fonts of the title screen to the way Link moves, seems to be taken from past games in the series.