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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 2017 Preview June 21, 2017

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While at E3 2017 I had the pleasure to check out the next game in the Uncharted franchise, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. The Lost Legacy is a standalone expansion to Uncharted 4, and follows fan-favorite character Chloe Frazier as she is forced to team up with Nadine Ross, one of the antagonists from Uncharted 4, to seek out an all-new treasure.

All of Uncharted‘s staple gameplay and humor is present in this game, as I’m sure you’ll discover for yourselves as you watch the demo. While on the E3 show floor, I couldn’t get the developers to admit if they were using PS4 Pro dev kits to demo the game, I did get them to admit to me the demo ran at a consistent 30 frames per second.

Here’s a closer look, enjoy.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is coming in August exclusively to the PS4.

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The Evil Within 2 – E3 2017 Extended Trailer June 19, 2017

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I found a lot to like with the multiplaform horror game The Evil Within, and I was pleased to hear the game is going to get a sequel. Take a look at this extended E3 2017 trailer to get a closer look at the game!

The Evil Within 2 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on October 13, 2017.

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Review Follow-Up June 18, 2017

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While working on our review of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout at Disney’s California Adventure theme park, we neglected to mention a few things due to time. Because of that, we created this follow-up video to talk about some of the things we missed, including an an unbelievable thing that happened at E3.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout Review June 17, 2017

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We are back from E3 2017 and as promised we are happy to present you all with our first ever full video review of a theme park ride!

Last month, Disneyland opened an all-new ride in Disney’s California Adventure theme park, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout. It’s based on the popular Guardians of the Galaxy movie series and takes place between the events of the second movie and one of the film’s post-credits sequences.

Is the ride worth a trip to Disneyland?  Let’s find out!

We plan to have a follow-up video for this review very soon!

Life is Strange: Before the Storm – E3 2017 Gameplay Preview June 16, 2017

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The guys over at Square Enix were nice enough to release a twenty minute gameplay demo from Life is Strange: Before the Storm.  In this prequel, you control the fan-favorite character Chloe Price before the events of the first game. Enjoy.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is coming in three parts to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Xbox One Update Will Add Original Xbox Game Compatibility – What We Know and What We Don’t Know June 16, 2017

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The second major announcement from the Microsoft E3 2017 Press Event was the revelation that the Xbox One will receive a free update to add compatibility for the games made for the original Xbox!

This feature is something Xbox enthusiasts have been requesting after Microsoft added support for Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One, and I am very happy Microsoft followed up on it. Currently there’s a lot we still don’t know about how this feature is going to work but I will try my best to include the information we have while inquiring about the information we don’t have.

First up, only one original Xbox game was specifically confirmed to support the One, and that was the fan-favorite Crimson Skies.  That’s a really good game, and I’m happy it has been added to the list.  I actually have a copy of it and for the life of me I can’t understand why Microsoft hasn’t released a sequel for it yet.  Other popular games like Halo 2 may get supported, but that’s just speculation on my part.

We know that backwards compatibility will work with original Xbox game discs, so if you still have your discs you’ll be able to play your game by inserting it into the Xbox One’s Blu-Ray Drive. It is also possible that original Xbox games will be sold on the Xbox One Marketplace, so you may need to dust off your wallet if you want to buy some online.  Original Xbox games that support System Link (LAN) multiplayer will be able to play against other consoles playing the same game regardless of the console they are being played on.

Those are some pretty clear knowns, so now it’s time for us to talk about the unknowns.  First off, Microsoft discontinued Xbox Live support for all original Xbox games back in 2010, so unless Microsoft turns that service back on or establishes some kind of software workaround, you won’t be able to play these games online. 

Another unknown is the issue of DLC and patches. Crimson Skies had a lot of free DLC back in the day, and with Xbox Live no longer functioning for original Xbox games, downloading essential patches and DLC to make the games compatible for multiplayer is impossible.  My guess is Microsoft could port those DLC patches and updates into Xbox One downloads, but I wasn’t able to confirm if that was possible.

However limited our information about this feature is, I applaud Microsoft for doing it. The original Xbox featured some fantastic games, many of which were sadly overlooked. I can’t wait to try it out!  Who wouldn’t want to play on Blood Gulch against your friends one more time?

Super Mario Odyssey E3 2017 Trailer June 13, 2017

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This trailer wrapped up one of the biggest Nintendo E3 showcases in years. Enjoy the latest look at Nintendo’s next 3D Super Mario title, and discover why Mario has a new hat.

Super Mario Odyssey is coming October 2017 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

Metroid Prime 4 Announced June 13, 2017

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We are here on the E3 2017 show floor, and while there isn’t much that could make this crowd scream in unison, a loud uniform scream rang out as this trailer hit the web. Enjoy.

Metroid Prime 4 is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Flood Announced June 13, 2017

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A major expansion pack for Halo Wars 2 was announced at E3 2017 and it will make long-time Halo fans a little bit edgy. Just when you thought The Flood was gone for good, this old enemy has returned.

Halo Wars 2 is out now for Xbox One and Windows 10.  

DETROIT: Become Human E3 2017 Trailer June 13, 2017

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The new trailer from David Cage’s next game was shown earlier tonight at the Sony E3 2017 Press Conference. Enjoy!

We have been informed that this game will be playable at E3 2017 and we will be happy to give the game a look if we can!  Stay tuned to the site for more information.

DETROIT: Become Human is coming exclusively to the PS4.