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E3 Will Be Back At The Los Angeles Convention Center This June

Photo: ESADespite the cancellations of prior years and the general uncertainty about its future, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) just announced that the E3 games expo will be returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center as a live event next year. So if you want to brave crowds of sweaty gamers to get a glimpse of upcoming releases, you’ll finally be able to do so. The show will take place from June 13 to 16. Digital events will also run starting from June 11 to the end of the convention. E3 2023 will start with several press- and industry-only days, after which the doors will open to fans looking to have a good time trying all the latest games. The convention’s industry attendees will meet from June 13-15, while June 15-16 are the “Gamer Days” for fans. This is similar to ho...
Grounded Review – Mountains Out Of Molehills
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Grounded Review – Mountains Out Of Molehills

The survival-crafting genre is famous for a few things: steep learning curves, a bit of jank in its systems, and a sense of seriousness that, to be fair, is to be expected in an experience that starts you off hungry, thirsty, cold, and defenseless. Obsidian's Grounded, launching into its 1.0 state after two years in Xbox Game Preview, delightfully rejects these tropes, by and large. Instead, it takes the best bits of these games, polishes them, and offers a childlike spin, giving it all a charming sense of place and a unique point of view.The premise of the game's setup is simple: You take on the role of one of four kids inexplicably shrunken down to the size of an ant and must fend for yourself (and up to three co-op partners) in The Backyard, a typical ...
A Casino For Kids – Is It Time To Ban Loot Boxes? | MindGames
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A Casino For Kids – Is It Time To Ban Loot Boxes? | MindGames

From FIFA to Star Wars, the mass adoption of loot boxes is one of the most controversial things to happen to mainstream gaming in the last 15 years. But despite consistent fears of their mechanical similarities to gambling, and their potential to cause harm to vulnerable players, they remain a profitable means of monetisation for hundreds of games.By Chris Morris and Adam Mason on September 25, 2022 at 10:00AM PDTFrom FIFA to Star Wars, the mass adoption of loot boxes is one of the most controversial things to happen to mainstream gaming in the last 15 years. But despite consistent fears of their mechanical similarities to gambling, and their potential to cause harm to vulnerable players, they remain a profitable means of monetisation for hundreds of games.So are loot boxes...
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Miles Morales Coming To PC Later This Year

It’s finally time to “Be Yourself” on PC.Image: Insomniac GamesSwinging right off the heels of Insomniac’s PC release for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered last month, its spin-off, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, is making its way to PC sometime later this year as well. Today, PlayStation’s YouTube channel released a teaser trailer for Miles Morales, showcasing the high fidelity of its graphics and beautifully animated web swinging and ass kicking. The Miles Morales PC port is being worked on by Nixxes Software, the same folks behind Spider-Man Remastered’s PC port. Miles Morales is available to wishlist on Steam and the Epic Games store.PlayStation / Insomiac Games Originally released in 2020, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes place roughly a year after the finale of Spider-Man. ...
Netflix’s Creepy New Series The Watcher Gets First Trailer
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Netflix’s Creepy New Series The Watcher Gets First Trailer

Netflix won the rights package in December 2018 after a fierce bidding war for The Watcher. Not to be confused with 2022's Watcher or 2000's The Watcher with Keanu Reeves, Netflix's The Watcher stars Naomi Watts and Bobby Canavale, with executive producers Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan.Based on a 2014 article about a mysterious and threatening neighbor, The Watcher follows Derek Broaddus and his wife, Maria, after they closed on a six-bedroom house. On checking the mail, they found a white, card-shaped envelope addressed to "The New Owner." What followed is a horrific tale of paranoia and obsession.We haven't seen much of the upcoming horror series except a teaser with star Jennifer Coolidge as the realtor going through the house, but Netflix finally dropped the first traile...
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Edgerunners Mods Are Really Popular Right Now

“Looks like a prison from here, a cage of light.”Image: CD Projekt Red / UJBCyberpunk 2077 might be getting its first major expansion next year, but that hasn’t stopped fans from creating their own mods for the game so they can finally have Netflix’s popular anime series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, in the game for realsies. Following the release of animation studio Trigger and developer CD Projekt Red’s 10-episode anime tie-in series, Cyberpunk 2077 has experienced a resurgence as one of the most popular games on Steam. Since our last article on the matter, in which Cyberpunk 2077 averaged a total of 85,555 concurrent players, the open-world role-playing game is now pulling big boy numbers with CDPR claiming that the game has had a whopping one million players each night across platforms.Read...
The Best Marvel Games Of All Time
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The Best Marvel Games Of All Time

Marvel comics has been making memorable and iconic characters since it first started printing comics more than 80 years ago. The publisher behind heroes like Spider-Man, Captain America, and the Fantastic Four is a household name, in part because of its steady stream of mega-blockbuster movies that all take place in a massive, interconnected world. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, has made many of its characters mainstream in a way they never were before. The acquisition by Disney in 2009 only amplified its popularity and scope, as the entertainment mega-brand folds Marvel's heroes into its other iconic properties like Disney animation, Pixar, and Star Wars.Marvel has been lending its name out for video game adaptations for much longer, racking up an impressive list ...
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The Best And Worst Parts Of Every Assassin’s Creed Game

Image: UbisoftBest: Commanding Other Assassins: In the next entry in the Ezio trilogy, players get to help start their own chapter of assassins. Sure, this involves some busywork, but it also means you eventually get the ability to command assassins with a simple button press. And it rules! Walking through an area and using your assassins to take out guards one by one, without having to lift a sword, is still one of my favorite video game memories. Worst: Sequel Onslaught: Assassin’s Creed II was released on November 17, 2009. Brotherhood was released basically a year later, on November 16, 2010. This was the start of yearly installments of the franchise, and that’s not even counting spin-offs, mobile games, DLC, and ports. The final game in the Ezio Trilogy, Revelations, would release alm...
GTA 6 Gets Unofficial Map Following Leaks | GameSpot News – GS News Updates
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GTA 6 Gets Unofficial Map Following Leaks | GameSpot News – GS News Updates

While Rockstar has been busy sweeping the internet clean of any early gameplay, fans have been busy piecing together a map of GTA 6’s location based on clues from that leaked footage. The project is reminiscent of a fan-made GTA V map created by GTA Forum users, who used the game's promotional footage and screenshots to get an early view of Los Santos. This time, the bare-bones map is being created using in-game coordinates displayed in the leak to figure out where each location sits in relation to the rest of them. These cartographers have had to get creative in order to get around Rockstar's copyright restrictions, with much of the main GTA Forums discussion working out how to most accurately map the leaked content without including images that can't be posted in the community. Other pro...