New Final Fantasy 7 Remake gameplay details revealed at E3

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New Final Fantasy 7 Remake gameplay details revealed at E3

Final Fantasy 7 Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase offered new insights into how the role-playing game remake will play at Square Enix’s E3 2019 press conference, showing real-time battles that blend with strategic “tactical mode” gameplay.

As players swap between control of characters like Cloud Strife and Barret Wallace, they’ll build up an Active Time Battle (ATB) meter as they do basic attacks. Once that meter fills up, players will be able to slow the action dramatically by consuming the meter, selecting spells or special combat moves. Players will take control of one character at a time, but that doesn’t mean other party members will simply be idle; they’ll attack enemies on their own. Enemies have a meter of their own; once it’s filled, enemies can be staggered.

By Zeus, Gods & Monsters looks a lot like Breath of the Wild

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By Zeus, Gods & Monsters looks a lot like Breath of the Wild

Ubisoft’s Gods & Monsters looks so much like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that I’m still not sure if I just witnessed a game demo or an act of grand larceny. As the game’s creative director presented his PowerPoint to me, and spoke about “innovation,” I wondered if I was supposed to laugh at his chutzpah. (I most definitely was not.)

From swishy, fairytale meadows of grass, to the heroic pose of the elf-faced protagonist, this game screams “daylight robbery,” or in the argot of the copyright lawyerly class ”respectful tribute.”

New Gåmértâg øptiöns come to XБox Live 

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New Gåmértâg øptiöns come to XБox Live 

Changes are coming to Xbox Live Gamertags — umlauts to make your handle more metal, and a naming convention that will let you choose the tag you want, even if someone else has had it for years.

The duplicate tag setup mimics how services such as Steam, Discord, and Battle.net handle handles. Basically, users may pick any name they like (within reason, and the bounds of the terms of use) and if it’s already taken, Xbox Live will auto-append a suffix to keep everyone unique.

Ubisoft at E3 2019: The 7 biggest announcements

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Ubisoft at E3 2019: The 7 biggest announcements

E3 is Ubisoft’s biggest event of the year and with it, we now know what’s on the immediate horizon for the publisher.

The announcements this year include a new franchise, new installments on current franchises, and updates and patches to living games. The announcements were pretty much all to be expected, but we did get to see official gameplay for the first time and get in-depth information on all the new titles.

Log into Sea of Thieves to get a Halo ship

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Log into Sea of Thieves to get a Halo ship

We got new information about Halo Infinite at E3, but there’s also a little bit of news for Halo fans who also happen to dabble in Rare’s pirate game, Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves recently launched its one-year anniversary update, with new quest systems and a PvP Arena mode. We don’t know what new content is coming next, but there’s a free set of ship cosmetics for anyone who logs into the game between June 10 and June 15 — and it’s themed after Microsoft’s greatest hero, Master Chief.

AMD introduces its Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards at E3 2019

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AMD introduces its Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards at E3 2019

AMD revealed its next-generation graphics cards during its E3 2019 press briefing on Monday: the Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700, the first products from the company’s Navi line of GPUs.

The RX 5700 XT will cost $449, while the RX 5700 will be priced at $379; both cards are scheduled to be released July 7 alongside AMD’s third-generation Ryzen CPUs.

Apex Legends’ Elite Queue circles will prevent players from camping

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Apex Legends’ Elite Queue circles will prevent players from camping

Respawn Entertainment introduced Apex Legends’ Elite Queue last week along with the Legendary Hunt event. The queue seems like an early test of the ranked mode the developer announced at EA Play 2019, but it doesn’t quite seem to have worked the way Respawn was hoping.

To gain access to the Elite Queue players have to have finished in the top five of their previous match. Once you’re in Elite Queue you can get progress toward the various quests and rewards that are part of the Legendary Hunt event only if you place top five in the Elite Queue as well. While this is supposed to lead to more competitive Apex Legends matches instead it just led players to get more inventive about how they tried to win.

Star Wars, Monkey Island, and other LucasArts classics getting collector’s editions

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Star Wars, Monkey Island, and other LucasArts classics getting collector’s editions

Indie publisher Limited Run Games is reviving more than a dozen old-school Star Wars games with physical collector’s edition re-releases, the company announced Monday during its E3 2019 press briefing.

The lineup will kick off June 28 with the release of Star Wars: Bounty Hunter on PlayStation 4. (It has been available digitally on the PlayStation Store for years as a PS2 Classic converted to PS4, but Limited Run, of course, is offering a disc version.)

The Terminator is coming to Ghost Recon Breakpoint

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The Terminator is coming to Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Ubisoft is promising years of support for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, just as it does with many of its live service online games. One of the unexpected additions to the next Ghost Recon is, apparently, the Terminator.

At its E3 2019 press conference, Ubisoft showed a painfully brief teaser that included little more than a hint of composer Brad Fiedel’s musical score from The Terminator and a pair of glowing red eyes.

Watch every Ubisoft trailer from E3 2019

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Watch every Ubisoft trailer from E3 2019

Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference had a myriad of trailers and updates for big franchises like Watch Dogs, The Division, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six. Smaller games like Brawlhalla and the new Gods & Monsters also got some lovely teasers and trailers among the big names. Roller Champions finally made its big debut, which came before the company announced that a demo is already online and playable.

Just Dance kicked off its yearly E3 dance tradition with a short, motivational video highlighting why these dancers are dancing their butts off. We were just as surprised as anyone when we saw that the Wii is listed as a release platform for Just Dance 10.