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EA announces puzzle-platformer Unravel
2 weeks ago

EA announces puzzle-platformer Unravel

Unravel E3 2015 Trailer

Today at its pre-E3 press conference, Electronic Arts showed off Unravel, a puzzle-platformer from indie developer Coldwood.

Yarny, the game's protagonist, is a diminutive character who seems destined to forever be described as a yarn version of LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy. Yarny is made of a single thread of twine that, as the game's title implies, unravels as players progress through Northern Scandinavian levels.

In the gameplay trailer below, the little guy uses his own body's twine to swing and climb through the game world and even to catch a ride on a flying kite. Throughout Unraveled, players will have to manage the fact that Yarny is constantly unraveling when moving. That means they'll have to think carefully about what paths they should take and how they can best use the trailing twine to solve puzzles.

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Trials Fusion getting Awesome Level Max DLC July 14
2 weeks ago

Trials Fusion getting Awesome Level Max DLC July 14

Pistol-wielding, bandanna-wearing, unicorn-riding cats seem right at home for E3, particularly in Ubisoft's often-silly pre-show media briefing hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler. So that's exactly what the publisher used …
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Cuphead releasing in 2016
2 weeks ago

Cuphead releasing in 2016

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StudioMDHR's Cuphead is coming to Xbox One in 2016, the developer announced today at Microsoft's pre-E3 press conference. The game, a run-and-gun platformer centered on one-on-one fights, features 1930s-inspired …
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Microsoft partnering with Valve VR
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Microsoft partnering with Valve VR

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During its pre-E3 press conference today, Microsoft announced a new partnership with Valve and its forthcoming Vive headset.

No details for the partnership were revealed alongside the announcement, but …
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Microsoft announces Xbox Game Preview program
2 weeks ago

Microsoft announces Xbox Game Preview program

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Starting today, Microsoft will launch what it's calling the Xbox Game Preview with The Long Dark and Day Z. This new program is believed to function similarly to PC's …
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PC mods coming to Xbox One
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PC mods coming to Xbox One

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Microsoft today announced that one of PC gaming's biggest and most long-running benefits is on its way to the Xbox One. Microsoft will soon allow user-created game mods on …
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Xbox 360 backwards compatibility coming to Xbox One
2 weeks ago

Xbox 360 backwards compatibility coming to Xbox One

Today at Microsoft's annual pre-E3 press conference, Xbox head Phil Spencer took the stage to announce that Xbox 360 backwards compatibility was coming to the Xbox One.

Similarly to the Xbox 360's backwards compatibility feature with the original Xbox, only certain Xbox 360 titles will be available when the program launches, which is right now for Xbox preview program members. Xbox One owners at large will get access to the feature starting this holiday.

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Oculus Rift will stream Xbox One games in a VR home theater
3 weeks ago

Oculus Rift will stream Xbox One games in a VR home theater

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Gamers with an eye on E3, which seems to have started earlier than ever this year, knew Oculus Rift was set to hold a media briefing full of announcements …
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Microsoft to make Xbox presentation at E3 PC Gaming Show
4 weeks ago

Microsoft to make Xbox presentation at E3 PC Gaming Show

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Xbox at E3 PC Gamer Show

XBLA Fans may not seem the proper venue for a bit of PC gaming news, but Microsoft has given us reason to talk about that other platform it's known for. And it's probably going to give us even more reasons to do so at this year's E3.

Most Xbox fans are already aware that Microsoft is set to make its annual E3 media briefing on Monday, June 15 at 9:30 AM PDT, during which time the console holder will show off its console gaming plans for the second half of 2015 and beyond. But that won't be the only media briefing Microsoft will take part in this E3. Microsoft will also make an appearance at the first ever PC Gaming Show, which starts on Tuesday, June 16 at 5 PM EST.

Microsoft has joined chip maker AMD in co-sponsoring the event being put on by the folks over at PC Gamer. Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer will be joined by some game developers to share Microsoft's plans for spelling Xbox as Windows 10.

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