Bethesda announces its E3 news conference schedule

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Bethesda announces its E3 news conference schedule

Live stream events kick off at 6:15 p.m. PT on June 12

Bethesda will supplement its second E3 news conference with a "BE3 Plus" show that streams live after the hour-long showcase, the publisher announced today.

For those who will be watching from home, Bethesda's June 12 event will begin with a pre-show at 6:15 PT, followed by the event itself at 7 p.m. and then the BE3 Plus recap at 8 p.m. At 9 pm PT an as yet unnamed band will provide entertainment.

Vicarious Visions co-founders move on after 25 years

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Vicarious Visions co-founders move on after 25 years

The brothers chart a new course

Karthik Bala and Guha Bala, the brothers who founded Vicarious Visions 25 years ago, have left the studio. Activision, which owns the developer, confirmed their departure to Polygon.

"Vicarious Visions started in 1991 as a high school kid's dream to make video games," Karthik Bala said in a statement.

Oculus Rift's 'killer app' Eve: Valkyrie heading to Vive this year

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Oculus Rift's 'killer app' Eve: Valkyrie heading to Vive this year

Fly around space, right in your living room

Eve: Valkyrie is heading to HTC Vive this year, CCP Games confirmed today. News that the space action game would be heading to the virtual reality platform comes just in time for today's launch of the hardware.

Oculus Rift owners already have gotten their hands and headsets on the game, which ships with that system. While the game was previously confirmed for Rift as well as Windows PC and October's PlayStation VR, a developer from CCP suggested in November that a Vive version wasn't possible.

Fallout 4's second add-on changes up settlement life next week

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Fallout 4's second add-on changes up settlement life next week

Prepare to enter the Wasteland Workshop

The next expansion for Fallout 4, "Wasteland Workshop," launches on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One April 12. Bethesda Game Studios debuted the add-on's first trailer, viewable above, alongside the release date announcement.

As previously detailed, "Wasteland Workshop" will cost $4.99; it's also part of the larger Season Pass, which is now available for $49.99. The second of three planned content additions to Fallout 4, the pack will allow players to design and craft new items for settlements. These include cages to catch creatures like Deathclaws, which can then be tamed for use in battle, according to a post on Bethesda's website.

Rumored God of War concept art shows Kratos tackling Norse mythology

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Rumored God of War concept art shows Kratos tackling Norse mythology

Is Kratos going after Thor?

The next God of War game may leave the pantheon of Greek gods behind and invade Norse mythology, if a large leak of concept art and other assets is any indication.

The leak, comprising dozens of environment and concept paintings, shows longtime protagonist Kratos — or a character that looks similar to Kratos — sporting a beard and carrying an axe, and a representation of the Bifröst Rainbow Bridge. The artwork was uncovered by NerdLeaks from the personal website of an artist who worked at God of War developer Santa Monica Studio in 2015.

PlayStation 4's next big update arrives tomorrow, adds PC remote play

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PlayStation 4's next big update arrives tomorrow, adds PC remote play

Dailymotion now a broadcast option on PlayStation 4, other social features added

The PlayStation 4's newest software update will be out tomorrow, April 6, adding PC remote play capabilities, a new live streaming channel, and several improvements to its social networking features, among others.

With the update, the PS4 will support remote play on PCs running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 or later and Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11. Dailymotion has been added as a broadcast option for streaming gameplay.

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ comes to Android and iOS this week

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Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ comes to Android and iOS this week

Square Enix's mobile RPG will go back to the beginning

The next entry in the Kingdom Hearts series — and the first for Android and iOS mobile devices — is coming to North America on April 7.

Square Enix confirmed the English-language release of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, which touches on the earliest days of the Kingdom Hearts narrative, is finally making its way stateside. (The game was released in Japan last year.)

Danny DeVito has no idea what Pokémon is

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Danny DeVito has no idea what Pokémon is

Time to throw in the towel, Detective Pikachu fans

Since its trailer premiered in January, fans have campaigned for famed character actor Danny DeVito to lend his voice to Great Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Duo, the adventure game spinoff starring a deep-voiced version of the Pokémon. In a recent appearance at the Paley Center in Los Angeles, however, the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star quickly dashed that hope.

Over the weekend, Jonathan Bilski, who runs the Things to Do in L.A. blog, spoke on behalf of DeVito's Pokémon-loving fans during a live panel with the It's Always Sunny cast. According to his account of the event, he asked DeVito during an audience Q&A session if the actor will star as the titular role in Detective Pikachu, should it come stateside.

Dead Space now available on EA Access

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Dead Space now available on EA Access

Return to the USG Ishimura

Dead Space, the 2008 survival horror shooter from Visceral Games, is now available free to EA Access subscribers in the service's vault, publisher Electronic Arts announced today.

This isn't likely to be a huge deal for EA Access subscribers — the service is exclusive to Xbox One, and Microsoft already made Dead Space free as one of April's Games With Gold. The Xbox 360 title is also playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility.

The company behind the $499 NES is now making a gold-plated $4,999 NES

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The company behind the $499 NES is now making a gold-plated $4,999 NES

Celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary in style

Analogue, the company behind the $499 aluminum NES called the Analogue Nt, is giving its 8-bit system an upgrade — both in materials and price. The company revealed today it will produce a 24-karat gold Analogue Nt and plans to sell it for $4,999.

The company says it's making the gold-plated Analogue Nt to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, which first hit Nintendo's Famicom in 1986. Analogue says its gold Analogue Nt will be limited to 10 units. It's currently accepting reservations, which require an email to the company.