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  • E3 2016 is torn a new one by this hilarious, scathing video review

    Perhaps we're bucking the trend a bit, but we quite liked E3 2016. Apart from EA's conference, the others were laden with gameplay footage from some great looking games. Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2, Steep, and the new Legend of Zelda were just four from a great few, but not everyone feels this way. YouTuber Kilian Experience is one of them. Slating this year's E3 as "shit", he runs through each conference and highlights the underlying hilarity of each. "Another Year another E3," he notes on his video description. "I thought E3 2016 was bad. Not a lot of new games...

  • Nostalgia, vikings and facial hair: what I loved about E3 2016

    Once again we have been treated to another E3, and as always it feels even more spectacular than the one before. But each year brings with it its own special moments and 2016 was no exception. In this list I will be going through some of my favourite moments of this year. For those who aren’t familiar with the expo, here’s a brief description for some context. E3, formally known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is a colossal annual video game expo held in Los Angeles and hosted by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association). What sets it apart from other well-known...

  • Microsoft Xbox won E3 2016 according to social media numbers

    E3 is an event that means a lot of things to a lot of people. It's like the World Cup for games but with less diving and fake injuries. Even so, tensions between, during, and after conferences rise on the floor, between friends, and more importantly on social media. According to social media monitor BrandWatch's new research, it seems that the answer to the age old question "who won E3 this year?" deserves the reply of "Microsoft". "We tracked social media’s reaction to E3 2016, including social round-ups of each major conference and commentary throughout," the company's Gemma Joyce explained on its blog, and...

  • Sony PlayStation E3 2016 recap: here’s what you missed

    Unlike Microsoft, Sony didn't want to make the centre of its conference its hardware. Instead, the company spent a good portion of its 75-minute do on stage showing gameplay demos. And on that note, let's get right into the conference in our game-by-game breakdown. God of War 4 Orchestral opening followed by (a chap who seems to be) Kratos. Seriously Sony? What an opening. Who knew Kratos had a sensitive side? In a good 10-minute gameplay demo of Sony's new God of War title, the big oaf has a son of his own who isn't quite ready to begin killing things. In a...

  • E3 2016: What will Sony be showing off at the conference?

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) might not have as much starpower and new hardware as previous years, but it still promises to be a barnstormer of note. This is in no small part due to several leaks surrounding the big three, including Sony themselves. What can we expect from this year's edition of E3 then? PS4 Neo? Thanks to Giant Bomb's massive initial story and a confirmation today by Andrew House, we already know that Sony is beavering away at an upgraded PS4 console. However, the Sony exec has revealed...

  • Want a copy of Uncharted 4 now? Head to the UK

    This is if you're not willing to wait for the official street date, 10 May. It seems like one store got a little overzealous and sold the game early. According to an article on Videogamer.com, a store by the name of CEX in the UK sold the game for £55 (R1159) to a customer. On the customer's till slip the words "Pre-Release Media,UK" is printed underneath the game's title. The customer, going be the name of Shabz, told Videogamer: "I went in to CEX... to actually buy myself a camera lens and when I went to the counter to purchase the...

  • The last official PS2 servers have been shut down

    It's the end of an era for the gaming industry, as Square Enix turns off the last PS2 servers for Final Fantasy XI. The first Final Fantasy MMO was released over a decade ago, in 2002, later seeing a release on Xbox 360 too. The Xbox servers are to be turned off in conjunction with the PS2's. To put the shutdown in perspective, Final Fantasy XI had been running for longer than EVE Online (2003), World of Warcraft (2004), the Guild Wars franchise (2005) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011). Not bad for a console that wasn't originally designed with online gaming...

  • PlayStation VR: snag one for $399 from October 2016

    Sony's virtual reality push was finally given a shove into the real world last night, as the company announced pricing and availability plans for its upcoming PlayStation VR headset at GDC 2016.It's been a long time coming, from the headset's beginnings as Project Morpheus -- which fittingly was announced two years ago at GDC 2014 -- to its current pre-production state. Related: 5 things you should know about the PlayStation VR Sony Entertainment CEO Andrew House took to the PlayStation Blog to talk PlayStation VR, but stated that the October launch is a little later than anticipated: That is a bit later...

  • PlayStation 4 firmware 3.50 Musashi: the features you can expect

    It's about that time again, when Sony's crew of coders put together a refreshed firmware package for the PlayStation 4. On that note, the company has today announced on its European blog the full list of features we'll see arrive on the console with update 3.50 Musashi, and the list is extensive. Currently bobbling along on software version 3.15, it's the first major firmware bump of the year, and is available for beta testers to use and abuse from tomorrow, 2 March. But what does the firmware have in store for the average PlayStation 4 button masher? You'll get a notification when...

  • The PlayStation TV is dead in Japan

    Hands up if you saw this one coming. The death knell has finally sounded for PlayStation TV as Sony this weekend pulled the micro-console from the Japanese PlayStation Store. Effectively, this means that if you're in Japan, and looking for the novelty TV box, you're out of luck. Spotted by NeoGAF members, users logging into the PlayStation Store in Japan are met with a "sales have reached completion" notice. It has perhaps been a long time coming for Sony PlayStation's least favourite current-gen device, but a likely outcome nonetheless. Related: PlayStation TV micro-console streams PS4 content to additional screen in the...