The complete E3 2016 livestream schedule

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The complete E3 2016 livestream schedule

E3 is almost upon on us. While it technically doesn't start until Tuesday, June 14 you'll be getting news as early as Saturday. And the press conferences and live streaming? Those start Sunday.

There's so many of them that we decided to provide a handy single page with their start times and links to the various video streams.

Of course you should follow along for our live coverage and original videos too right here.

You can now secure your very own .game domain

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You can now secure your very own .game domain

Run .game on the internet

Subject-specific web domains are all the rage these days, and game makers will surely want to snatch up the latest type: . game domains, which are now available for anyone to acquire.

Uniregistry manages registrations for the top-level domain .game, and the company launched .game to the public on May 24 following a weeklong period of early access. A year ago, Uniregistry beat out giants like Google and Amazon to acquire the rights to run .game.

Pokémon fans are getting a second chance to download Mew

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Pokémon fans are getting a second chance to download Mew

Just in case you missed the mythical monster earlier this year

The Pokémon Trainer Club's next online newsletter will include a download code for Mew, according to the series' official website. That means players of the Nintendo 3DS Pokémon games will have another opportunity to grab the rare legendary for their collections, following a similar distribution campaign earlier this year.

Registration for the Trainer Club is currently open, with the next issue set to go out June 1. Fans can find a unique key to download Mew for games like Pokémon X and Pokémon Omega Ruby within the email; they'll be valid until Aug. 31.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided goes live-action in intense, cinematic trailer

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided goes live-action in intense, cinematic trailer

What it lacks in gameplay it more than makes up in story

There's no actual game footage to be seen in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's newest trailer. Instead, Eidos Montreal has crafted a live-action short film to depict the upcoming game's harrowing, war-torn world. Watch "The Mechanical Apartheid" above for a cinematic look into Mankind Divided's dark, depressing setting.

The four-minute prologue reveals the state of the world in 2027, following the uprising of mechanically augmented humans. With the convergence of technology and humanity comes a lot of violence and discrimination, culminating in the Human Restoration Act, a move to keep the "non-Augs" and the "Augs" separate.

Mega Man gets a new, not-quite-improved look in upcoming animated series

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Mega Man gets a new, not-quite-improved look in upcoming animated series

In a word: yikes

In a press release, executive producer Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Ultimate Spider-Man) and distributors DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment presented a first look at the upcoming Mega Man cartoon, set to debut in 2017, along with a handful of story details.

The series will star a young and otherwise normal robot named Aki Light with a secret power: He can become Mega Man, "the world's first robot super-hero." Set in Silicon City, the series showcases Aki's struggle to maintain his superheroic duties on top of his everyday life. He'll be joined by familiar characters like Rush, along with newcomers with names like Mega Mini.

Absolver looks like guilt-free martial arts goodness from ex-Ubisoft members

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Absolver looks like guilt-free martial arts goodness from ex-Ubisoft members

Watch the online game unmasked in first trailer

Devolver Digital has unveiled Absolver, the publisher's latest stylish action project that's heading to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One next year. The game is set to bring martial arts flow to the online multiplayer space, as seen in the trailer above.

Absolver is the first title from indie developer Sloclap, a Parisian studio comprised of designers whose credits include Watch Dogs and the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series. Absolver doesn't seem to have much in common with either of those games, though; instead, it's set in the fantastical Adal Empire, where masked fighters must fight to prove their worth and earn their survival.

Sony has sold more than 40 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide

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Sony has sold more than 40 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide

Still the fastest selling PlayStation in history

Sony announced today that is has sold more than 40 million PlayStation 4 units as of May 22, continuing to make it the fastest selling console in the company's history.

The data, which was collected between Nov. 15, 2013 and May 22, 2016, also pointed out that software sales for the PS4 have remained strong, with more than 270.9 million copies sold through retail stores and the PlayStation Network. A corporate forecast released a couple of days ago estimated that an additional 20 million units would be sold worldwide in its current fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

Electronic Arts at E3: A Viewer's Guide

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Electronic Arts at E3: A Viewer's Guide

There was one exhibitor who never needed a double-check of your E3 floor map, just to be sure they were still in the same place. Not even the console makers had such year-after-year landmark status as Electronic Arts' at E3, front-and-center in South Hall, filling your field of vision as you walked through the doors.

That booth, impossibly large and impossibly loud, won't be a part of E3 this June. For the first time in who-knows-when, if ever, EA will not have any presence on the expo floor, preferring to stage a three-day, open-to-the-public gala at the nearby Novo (formerly known as Club Nokia). This year, EA is pointedly giving fans first crack at its playable showcase before getting on with the requisite schmoozing and spinning of industry and press.

EA still plans the usual hourlong news conference, moving it to Sunday from its traditional Monday morning slot, and most of that will inform what is seen later in the week. Still, it is not this publisher's style to spring surprises from Los Angeles. The last real jaw-ropper was when it announced EA Sports UFC in 2012. EA traffics in known quantities and, recently, occasional teases like what was seen with Mass Effect and Battlefront in 2014.

All Minecraft Console Editions get free Battle minigame next month

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All Minecraft Console Editions get free Battle minigame next month

Next month the console versions of Minecraft are getting a major free update: Battle, the first of many minigames that Microsoft say will be coming to the popular title.

In Battle, players will be dropped into a pre-created map and given a few seconds to grab a weapon from a chest before taking on the other players in a deathmatch. It is a game mode, like future minigames, inspired by some of the things players are already doing on their own.

But Battle, which is coming to all PlayStation, Xbox and Wii U versions of Minecraft, comes with the infrastructure to quickly start a competitive game for up to eight players on these pre-created maps with timers, a waiting room and randomly generated resources. The minigame also supports split-screen for up to four players.

Dishonored novels, comics will bridge the gap before the sequel hits

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Dishonored novels, comics will bridge the gap before the sequel hits

Get reading before Dishonored 2's November launch

Bethesda Softworks announced that the world of Dishonored will soon receive its own comic and novel tie-ins. Starting this summer, Titan Comics and Books will publish two miniseries set after the end of Dishonored, leading into this November's Dishonored 2.

The first issue of the four-part comic series will arrive Aug. 3, according to Bethesda, with two more issues coming in September before the series concludes in October. The full collection will come to bookstores Nov. 29. The comics will depict assassin Corvo Attano's attempt to find a successor, 12 years after his adventure in Dishonored wrapped.