E3 2021

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Sea Of Thieves’ A Pirate’s Life expansion does feature lots of things that aren’t Johnny Depp

Bobbing onto our screens in 2018, Sea Of Thieves was perfectly timed to provide the jovial, ultimately unthreatening ambience of Pirates Of The Caribbean, just as that film series became a lot less fun due to the allegations against leading man Johnny Depp. How unfortunate, then, that 2021 should bring a massive Pirates Of The Caribbean crossover to the game, with Captain Jack Sparrow plastered all over it. Read more

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The best games of E3 2021

E3 is finally over for another year, and golly there were a lot of new games announced, weren’t there? Having waded deep through the flood of streams from practically every publisher under the sun, we’ve emerged with our filleted highlights of the best games of E3 2021. With this year’s show taking place soley online, we haven’t played as many of these as we’d normally do during E3, but these are the games that excited us the most and whose trailers we’ve had on repeat ever since we clapped eyes on them. Read more

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E3 2021 Wrap-up: The best games and the biggest disappointments

By Tom Orry 16 June 2021 19:05 GMT We gather to discuss the highs and lows of E3 2021, including the re-reveal of Breath of the Wild 2, plus the Xbox Showcase.E3 2021 is over, yet you might be wondering if it even began, what with most publishers barely showing up and Sony not taking part at all. This year’s “event” has felt rather weak when compared to previous years, but we’ve still had a number of great-looking games get announced.Watch on YouTubeIn the video above you can listen to me, Alex, Dorrani, and Sherif pick our best games of…

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Investigate your neighbours in The Occupation devs’ new mystery

After snooping around offices in The Occupation and memories in Ether One, developers White Paper Games will soon offer the opportunity to snoop around a neighbourhood . During E3 they announced Conway: Disappearance At Dahlia View, where we’ll play a former detective in 1950s England who falls into spying on his neighbours after the disappearance of a young girl. The announcement trailer remind me a bit of Hitchcock’s Rear Window, spying on people out his flat window. Have a look for yourself below. Read more

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Former Xbox exclusive The Medium is coming to PS5 in September

The Medium, the apparently timed Xbox console exclusive from Bloober Team that launched earlier this year, is coming to PS5 on September 3, 2021.This isn’t a complete surprise, though: the Entertainment Software Rating Board listed The Medium on PS5 back at the start of the month. Bloober Team’s third-person psychological horror title was first announced for PC, Xbox Series X/S, and was a day-one release through Xbox Game Pass. At no point had it previously been mentioned that it would end up on PS5.The PS5 version of The Medium will feature “full DualSense controller support,” according to a press release, so there’s some specific…

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Watch the Nintendo Direct: E3 2021 livestream here

Nintendo will host its E3 2021 Nintendo Direct livestream today, and you can watch it here.The Nintendo Direct: E3 2021 livestream is set to kick off at 9am PT, 12pm ET, 5pm UK, 6pm CEST. You’ll be able to watch it via the company’s YouTube and Twitch channels. We’ve embedded YouTube version below.Watch on YouTubeIt will last around 40 minutes and will focus exclusively on games coming to Switch this year. In other words, don’t expect to hear about the Switch Pro rumored to be in the works.As far as what to expect, Nintendo is a bit of a wildcard,…

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Space station management sim Starmancer hits early access in August

If you’re looking for a game like Rimworld that zooms you up to the stars to organise a space station, rather a land colony, then you might be interest in Starmancer. Developed by Ominux Games and published by Chucklefish, Starmancer is a space station management sim in which you play as an AI tasked with looking after squishy humans. It’s heading to early access on August 5th. Read more

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Great Ace Attorney Chronicles adds a mechanic that sounds like a Sherlock Holmes fanfic

During Capcom’s E3 stream last night, they showed new footage of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, which is coming to PC next month. Some of it will be fairly familiar to those of you who’ve dabbled in Ace Attorney, though they did reveal a couple of new gameplay mechanics: Dance Of Deduction and Summation Examination. I can’t get over how that first one sounds like Herlock Sholmes has been spending a bit too much time on AO3. Read more

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Citizen Sleeper is a dystopian slice-of-life RPG on a space station

It’s the future and you’re living on a space station in the great beyond! But the future is bad, and you’re only a human consciousness in an failing artificial body owned by a corporation who want you back. That’s how it goes in Citizen Sleeper, a sci-fi slice-of-life RPG announced this week by the creator of In Other Waters. I am certainly up for visiting a distant lawless space station to eek out a living, thwart a corp, and maybe even make some friends. Check out the announcement trailer below. Read more

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Does the Starfield trailer tease The Elder Scrolls 6’s setting?

Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls VI way back at E3 2018, then promptly started saying “Sorry, what, I can’t hear you, gotta go” and leaving whenever anyone raised it again, or making beeping noises with their mouth then saying “Excuse me, I have a phone call”. They did not show TES6 at E3 2021 either, instead focusing on Starfield, but their new sci-fi RPG’s trailer might possibly be hiding a clue to TES6’s setting. You see, tiny marks on one spaceship console do look like a map of High Rock and Hammerfell. Read more

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Square Enix’s Gordon Galaxy is a brilliant, if legally reckless, parody of Guardians Of The Galaxy

You know, I’ve never been massively into Square Enix’s games, but this time, I have to hand it to them. In an E3 week that’s otherwise been a fairly tame affair, it took some real chutzpah to announce not just a big-budget original property, but one that’s a direct lampoon of one of the biggest licenses in Hollywood. Gordon Galaxy And His Funny Space Mates is the sort of genius you might usually expect to come from the very fringes of the indie market. A whipcrack satire, thrown together by a lone hobbyist with nothing to lose, and looking to…

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Forza Horizon 5 has 60fps performance modes on Xbox Series X/S

By Sherif Saed 14 June 2021 13:14 GMT Forza Horizon 5 will let you play it in 60fps on any Xbox Series console.Following the big Forza Horizon 5 reveal at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, Playground Games has offered a few more details about what we can expect from the game.Watch on YouTubeIn a wide-ranging FAQ posted on the Forza support website, it was confirmed that Forza Horizon 5 offers two different modes on both Xbox Series X and Series S. By default, the game runs at 4K 30fps on Series X, and 1080p 30fps on Series S. The game…

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Starfield’s “explore the galaxy” premise is hard to beat, but it’ll be even harder to deliver on

“Get in a ship, explore the galaxy, do fun stuff”: that’s Bethesda’s Starfield in a nutshell, according to executive producer Todd Howard. The first time I read that neat little triptych in yesterday’s Washington Post interview, my brain skated over it. It’s one of those broad, sweeping statements that promises something so big you end up disregarding it by default. But then I went back to it, and after forcing my mind’s eye to hover over the words like a fat hawk, the words really sank in. The middle three, in particular. Explore the galaxy. That, right there, is a…

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Xbox Games Showcase: Extended coming Thursday, promises conversation with Hellblade dev and more

By Sherif Saed 14 June 2021 09:47 GMT Xbox is hosting another showcase this week.Microsoft has announced that its E3 2021 events are not yet done. On Thursday, June 17, the platform holder will be hosting the Xbox Games Showcase: Extended, a special showcase featuring developer interviews and a deeper look at some of their projects.Watch on YouTubeThe event takes place 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK. So far, Microsoft confirmed attendance of Hellblade maker Ninja Theory, Psychonauts’ Double Fine, Sea of Thieves creator Rare, as well as The Outer Worlds/Avowed developer Obsidian. More partners will also be part of…