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E3

  • 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...

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer roundup: BB-8 cuteness warning [updated]

    Update: added more trailers. Ever since the initial announcement of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in March, developer Traveller's Tales and publisher WB Games have released a slew of trailers for the title. We've decided to collect all of those in one place for your viewing pleasure. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens encompasses the whole of the Star Wars movie by the same name, and a little more. These additional missions add backstory to some of the events you did and didn't wonder about. Related: Graham chats about LEGO Star Wars on SABC’s Expresso Show The game will contain voice...

  • 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...

  • Yo-Kai Watch 2 Bone Spirits, Fleshy Souls heading State-side this September

    It looks like the Nintendo 3DS's Yo-Kai Watch sold enough of its initial release because Yo-Kai Watch 2, is heading to the 'West'. Set it a modern-day era, Yo-Kai Watch centres around a male or female antagonist whose town is populated by Yo-Kai spirits. While having an over-arching story, those games include a multitude of side-quests that add to the main plot or add in decent filler segments. Think of it as Pokemon, but with ghosts and some pretty dark backstories. Related: Yo-Kai Watch review: a charming, gorgeous delight Yo-Kai Watch 2 is split into three versions with Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls...

  • Dragon Quest VII showcased at E3 2016, coming 16 September

    The series that doesn't always make it over to Western audiences is coming to Western audiences. During E3 2016, Square Enix finally showed off some English footage of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (DQ8) for the Nintendo 3DS. A stand-alone game, DQ8 features characters who live in a world covered in islands. At some point during this planet's history, it instead had continents, but all have since finished. Your quest is to travel to the past and figure out what went wrong. Keeping in line with the original PlayStation release, DQ8 features a class system where characters can switch...

  • 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...

  • Here are 10 things you should know about the new Zelda

    It feels like ages ago since we first saw that Legend of Zelda teaser, showing a glimpse of an open-world adventure. Now, E3 2016 has delivered a massive information blowout of Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, set for release in 2017 on Wii U and NX. What are some of the interesting things you should know about the latest entry in the all-conquering franchise? The open world is inspired by the original We knew that this Zelda title would be an open-world video game, and some also pointed out that it was a throwback to the original games. In last night's stream,...

  • E3 2016 live blog: the big news recapped

    Welcome to our E3 2016 live blog, a place where Gearburn staff will keep you up to date with all the happenings from Los Angeles', and the world's biggest gaming convention. This year, the usual suspects of Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony and Bethesda will be setting the stage alight with announcements of new games, projects and (likely) some new hardware too. And although the expo officially kicks off on Monday, the usual Sunday day-zero mayhem will ensue. But would we have it any other way? For the complete live stream roundup, have a look at our E3 2016 portal here, or...

  • Nintendo’s new Zelda game is called ‘Breath of the Wild’ [first look]

    Kicking off an E3 conference with the biggest game on the roster isn't something we see too often from companies, but that's Nintendo for you. Today, at its live E3 Treehouse event, the company showcased the latest Legend Of Zelda adventure entitled Breath of the Wild. Eiji Aonuma, the game's chief designer, explained that Nintendo wanted to do something markedly different this time around with Zelda, "breaking the conventions," which includes a totally different animation style and gameplay. Like its seriously apt name, the game is dense with a focus on landscape, natural beauty and of course, puzzles. It does seem to...

  • 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...