Nintendo just announced a whole lot of cool news at its streaming-only press conference, but one image really seemed to pop. Poor Urbosa, the badass Gerudo warrior whose spirit currently inhabits a twenty-story tall camel (it's a game thing) has been wrecked.
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About a week ago, a mysterious website appeared that offered a glimpse of what appeared to be a new console by Atari. The site offered nothing more than a short video and appears to have been made with a free website builder. On Friday, Atari's CEO confirmed that the company is indeed building a new console but he didn't explain why anyone should care.
Every couple of Fridays, we have Jackbox games on the chill-out TV in the middle of our office. Anyone that wants to play brings their phone to tap answers in Quiplash and maybe draw one or two things in Bidiots. It's simple and fun, for an hour or maybe two. It brings people together.
Sony's PlayLink does exactly that, but with more depth — like serious, long games like Hidden Agenda (from the team that made Until Dawn) as well as party games like Knowledge is Power and That's You! If you've got a PS4 and some friends or family or maybe strangers to play with, it's a tempting proposition.
My time with Sea of Thieves's executive producer Joe Neate and Rare's studio head Craig Duncan starts with Craig asking what my experience of the game has been so far — what happened in the few minutes when I'd played?
I gave a quick explanation: my crew — three of us that knew each other a little, and one complete stranger — settled into the roles we'd chosen (for ourselves, but there was no arguing) very quickly. I took the ship's wheel and started telling everyone what to do, maybe my domineering personality coming out in the game.
We looked at the maps and riddles in our inventory, found an island with buried treasure on it, and set sail. All went well on our short journey, until we saw another ship moored nearby — and thought, we can take them. We went in, full speed ahead and guns blazing... and then I crashed our ship and we sank.
The Nintendo Switch is the perfect console for taking your games on the road, but if you want to connect it to a hotel TV for big screen gaming while travelling, you'll need to make room for its clunky dock in your suitcase. It's arguably the worst-designed part of the Switch, but third-party companies such as Nyko are finally fixing that.
Nintendo's recently-announced classic games service will eventually bring your favourite 8-bit and 16-bit titles to the Switch. And when it finally launches, 8Bitdo's new SNES30 Pro controller looks like it could be the perfect way to play everything from the original NES' Super Mario Bros., to the Switch's Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
After more than a year of rumours and teases and dorky Xtreme code names, Microsoft's latest console, the Xbox One X, is finally here. It's not actually here, here, the console will go on sale November 7. But we now have all the details about this new console, which is officially the fastest console built to date.
Nintendo's NES Classic Edition, which was nearly impossible to find from its initial release right up until the company stopped making it, proved gamers are hungry for nostalgia. But has 16 years been long enough for Microsoft fans to feel similarly nostalgic for the original Xbox's gigantic controllers?
"We've worked on this since 2012, and we finally get to talk about it... I tell people to take a step back and think about this E3: what a moment, you don't release new consoles, the most powerful console ever, that often. We're releasing significant hardware. It's Christmas for me."
Microsoft's corporate vice president of Xbox and Windows gaming, Mike Ybarra, is obviously pretty happy that he gets to talk shop about his baby, Project Scorpio, the new Xbox One X.
Nvidia's April Fool's prank was actually pretty funny — a USB drive, "packed with deep learning algorithms", that'll game for you when you're busy or eating pizza. That USB drive — the storage bit, not the crazy AI bit — is real, and you can get one. Here's how.
Technically E3, video games' biggest trade show of the year, starts Tuesday. That's when the doors will open at Los Angeles Convention Center and over 500,000 attendees will swarm hundreds of booths filled with the latest video games, consoles and gaming paraphernalia. But the event really started this morning, when EA, one of the largest game publishers in the world, hosts a press event to announce all its new projects. As Tuesday draws closer more and more huge companies will take the stage at venues all over downtown LA to steal some limelight and make their own big announcements.
With so much coming out over the next few days from the Electronic Entertainment Expo, perhaps the biggest annual event in gaming, it can be hard to keep up with the flow of information. But you don't have to lose yourself in the visual and aural smorgasbord — if you just want the highlights, look no further.
The folks at Neowin made an exciting discovery at E3 this week. Originally teased as an April Fools' joke over a year ago, Hyperkin's Smart Boy was not only on the show floor with an updated design this year, it was also fully-functional, with a possible official release closer to December.