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Here Are All The Pressers Filling The Vacuum Left By E3’s Shambling Zombie Corpse

E3? More like E0! That’s the sort of total groaner you could expect to hear at an E3 press conference—y’know, if the games industry’s historically biggest marketing event was actually happening in 2022. Yes, for the second time in three years, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has called off its flagship event. In 2020, event organizers declined to host an E3, citing the covid-19 pandemic. Last year, it returned, but as a purely digital charade. Rumors around E3 2022’s cancellation swirled as early as January, and the ESA officially called off the event in the spring, saying it would return…

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Gamescom 2022 will be a physical event with an “extensive” online offering

The event takes place August 24-28. This year’s gamescom will take place in both the real and virtual worlds. The physcial portion of the event will be held at Koelnmesse in Cologne alongside an “extensive” digital program available online worldwide. Orgainizers state a hygiene and safety concept that has been tested and proven by Koelnmesse many times will be deployed for gamescom 2022, and in harmony with all currently valid regulations to ensure “safety and a high quality of stay.” To that end, measures such as improved admission management, digital queue management, extra-wide aisles or limited ticket allotments will be…

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The Week In Games: A New Year, But Not Many New Games

Happy new year! I hope you had a safe and fun New Year’s Eve and Day and I hope 2022 is a better year for all of us than 2021 was. I mean, it can’t be worse right…?If you were looking for a bunch of new games to start the new year off with a bang, you won’t find much this week. As usual, this tends to be a quiet time for big and even small game releases. I don’t mind at all. I’ve fallen back into Destiny 2 and it’s sucking up all my free time now. So I…

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Gamescom Opening Night Live’s hype trailer spills some more attendees

We’ve already found out courtesy of host man Geoff Keighley that the Gamescom Opening Night Live will be a two hour long showcase event. As ever with Keighleyvents there are guaranteed to be tons of trailers and some world premiers and exclusive looks at cosmetic crossover items or something of the like. Also as usual, Keighley has been dipping into the set list to sprinkle us with details about which games are going to show up. He’s now dropped a handy hype trailer and hey, you can actually spot a couple games in here that he hadn’t formally spilled the…

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For Some Reason, Kingdom Come: Deliverance Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an ambitious, sprawling and deeply-flawed RPG that came out back in 2018. Now, despite its scale and technical issues on far more powerful platforms, the game is coming in 2021 to the Nintendo Switch. Who asked for this? Who has never played the game, doesn’t own any other system it exists for and will run better on (it also came out on PS4 and Xbox One) and will now, three years later, buy it on the Nintendo Switch?For the three people on the planet who are currently saying “uh, me, maybe?”, there are things about the…

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GamesCom Wises Up, Goes Fully Digital

GamesCom 2021 will be a fully digital event this year, GamesCom officials announced in a press release today. The move is a reversal of earlier plans for a semi-live event, inadvisable given the, y’know, roiling pandemic that’s still an ever-present aspect of everyday life. Held annually in Cologne, Germany, GamesCom is one of the more prominent trade shows in the video game industry. Though not quite E3-tier in terms of omnipresent publicity, the event is still a hotbed for trailers, updates, and announcements.Last year, as countries around the globe struggled to contain the covid-19 pandemic, GamesCom pivoted to an entirely…

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The Week In Games: Resident Evil Village Is Almost Here

This week get ready to creep around scary, dilapidated houses searching for green herb and bullets, because Resident Evil Village is out on May 7 for basically every platform. I skipped the demos for Resident Evil Village. I’m going in mostly blind and I’m excited. I’m ready to sink away for a week into a Resident Evil game. That sounds wonderful. May 7 can’t get here soon enough! There are also other games coming out, I guess… Besides Resident Evil Village other stuff is coming out this week too. Check out the full list below: Wait resident evil comes out…

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Here’s The E3 (And Not-E3) 2021 Press Conference Schedule So Far

Last year, amid a mismanaged pandemic and sweeping social distancing regulations, the Entertainment Software Association called off its annual E3 event. But the stretch between late May and early November was positively littered with digital showcases and press conference conferences. If you followed video games closely, you tuned in to a new event on what felt like a weekly basis. This year is shaping up similarly. E3 is back, but as an all-digital event. Many of the industry’s biggest players are following suit, turning to digital presentations to relay the spree of trailers, updates, reveals, and “just one more thing”s…

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PS4-Exclusive Days Gone Coming To PC This Spring

Open world zombie slaughter sim Days Gone will be the latest first-party Sony game to get ported to PC, British GQ reports in a new interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan. The news was later confirmed on Twitter by Days Gone maker Sony Bend Studio. “What about PlayStation games on PC? A whole slate of them is on the way starting with Days Gone this spring,” the magazine writes. Sony began bringing its coveted PS4-exclusives to PC last July with Death Stranding, followed in August by Horizon Zero Dawn. The company announced in an investor call around the…

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The Week In Games: Prepare For Bowser’s Fury

People like Mario games, I’ve heard. So it’s good to see Nintendo releasing another one! Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury releases later this week for Switch. I’m very excited about this port. I never owned a WiiU, so I missed out on this Mario game. It always looked like a lot of fun and I was a big fan of Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS, so a bigger, console spin on that style of 3D Mario sounds good to me. And the new Bowser’s Fury bit seems cool too! Beyond Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury,…

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Magic-casting battle royale game Spellbreak will be released on September 3

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 August 2020 22:10 GMT Spellbreak, the upcoming battle royale, will be released next week on September 3.Spellbreak is a multiplayer action-spellcasting game where you play as a battlemage.In it, you will “master spells” and elemental magic to fit your playstyle and cast powerful spell combinations to dominate other players across the Hollow Lands. The game features highly mobile characters and was recently in closed beta. Upon release, it will support cross-play,cross-progression, and cross-party features.If you want to find out more about the game, check out the official website. It will be made available for PC…

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Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition releases October 15, pre-orders live

Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition has a release date, and it’s not too far off.Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition has a release date set for October 15, and we’re super excited about it.You can expect 4k graphics, rebuilt 3D assets, modernized UI, cross-play multiplayer, and fully enhanced soundtrack and audio. Beyond all previously released content, it also features two new game modes and two new Civilizations exclusive to the definitive edition.For game modes, a set of Historical Battles set within the time period the game covers, as well as fan-favorite Art of War challenges were added after community…

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Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond trailer introduces you to the story

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 August 2020 20:36 GMT Respawn Entertainment released a story trailer today for its VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.The story trailer for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was shown during gamescom Opening Night Live.It features a single-player campaign that encompasses air, land, and sea where the goal is to sabotage Nazi bases.Announced during Oculus Connect 6, the game is set during World War 2 and has you playing as an agent of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Europe.There will be three acts in the campaign, and you get to see everything from…