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Liveblog: Xbox at E3 2017

Join us here for a live feed of all the major announcements and games showcased at Xbox’s press conference for E3! You can have a look at the liveblog for last night’s EA conference here. Additionally, later tonight, after the conference finishes, we’ll be wrapping up a first impressions piece on everything Xbox showcase. Continue reading Liveblog: Xbox at E3 2017

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Game Informer leaks Assassin’s Creed Origins before it’s announced

Ubisoft isn’t going to have anything left to announce by the time E3 2017 arrives. Rumors have long been swirling about an Assassin’s Creed set in Egypt, and Game Informer has now confirmed the game, placing it on their next cover. The game will be set during the rise and reign of Cleopatra, and offers a departure from the Assassin’s Creed norm. Continue reading Game Informer leaks Assassin’s Creed Origins before it’s announced

Why the Switch is now Sony’s biggest competitor

For the time being, Nintendo has taken the gaming world by storm with the Nintendo Switch. I would go so far as to say the Switch is now the PS4 line’s biggest console competitor. Sure there’s the Scorpio, but there’s nothing indicating that the Scorpio will turn the tide in Microsoft’s favor, as there are no games that will be designed around the Scorpio’s extra power. The Switch is the sexy new console in town, and it has several factors playing to its favor. Continue reading Why the Switch is now Sony’s biggest competitor

Do consoles really need more power?

I’m about to voice a mildly controversial opinion: Stronger iterations of modern consoles are virtually pointless, because the art of game design, particularly in terms of gameplay, has lagged far behind the technology aspect of video games. While consoles continue to inflate their TFLOPs, GDDR5 and all the other acronyms fans will throw around without knowing what they even mean, most major developers have fallen into a rut where the only tangible use for that extra power is prettier grass, shinier particle effects, and bigger crowds. Outside of cosmetic effects, how many modern games justify the power of the basic PS4 or XB1? Continue reading Do consoles really need more power?