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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.

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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.

Cuphead Release Date June 12, 2017

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I’ve been waiting a long time for this, enjoy.

Cuphead is coming September 29th, 2017 to Xbox One and Windows 10.

Life is Strange Prequel Announced June 12, 2017

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Life is Strange creators DONTNOD announced they would be making a new Life is Strange game, but until today we had no information about it. Today, DONTNOD announced Life is Strange: Before the Storm, a prequel to the original game revolving around Chloe and her friend Rachel Amber.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm will release in three parts with the first Part coming August 31, 2017 to Xbox One, PC and PS4.  You will not need to own the original Life is Strange to play.

We are currently at E3 2017 and we will try our best to report on any further information we can get about this title from the show floor!

Xbox One X Announced June 12, 2017

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Microsoft made a huge reveal at the begging of their Xbox One E3 2017 Press Event. Their 4K native Xbox One gaming console, previously announced as Project Scorpio, has a name and it is called the Xbox One X. Take a look.

We are at E3 2017 and if we get any hands on time with the new console we will report about it.

Let’s Play Uncharted 4 Part 2 June 7, 2017

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We took a long hiatus from playing Uncharted 4, but after replaying all three games in the Uncharted franchise, we decided to finish this fantastic conclusion to this incredible series.

Watch us pick up where we last left off, on a higher difficulty.  All game footage is provided with full video commentary.

Uncharted 4 is out now exclusively on PS4.