Tag: E3 2019

E3 organization leaks data for over 2,000 journalists and analysts

If you attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show this year with a media badge, it’s possible that some of your sensitive data is now public. Each year, the Entertainment Software Association hands out hundreds of “press badges” to certain members of the press. To get one of these badges, I have given the organization […]

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Marvel’s Avengers: How Crystal Dynamics assembled a dev super-team

In Marvel’s Avengers, the heroes must work together to overcome one of their toughest challenges yet. But in real life, developer Crystal Dynamics had to assemble its own super-team of studios just to make its triple-A action game. Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 15, Marvel’s Avengers has the team’s core […]

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Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are right — Trump’s tariffs are foolish

Shortly after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in Los Angeles earlier this month, the big-three console manufacturers sent a joint letter to United States Trade Representative Joseph Barloon. The letter requests the exclusion of video game consoles from upcoming tariffs on China. In asking for that exception, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony provide a […]

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The DeanBeat: The real and the fake trends of gaming in 2019

When my Uber driver discovered I was going to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), he exclaimed, “Are you in games? I was the voice actor for Lamar in Grand Theft Auto V!” My jaw hung open for bit, and he said, “I’m Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson. I’m making a little extra money on Uber.” This is […]

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Spiketrap: Cyberpunk 2077 was the fan favorite game of E3 2019

Measurement firm Spiketrap scoured the internet and found that Cypberpunk 2077 was the overwhelming favorite among fans during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles. Based on both engagement and mentions, Cyberpunk 2077 came out on top in no small part due to the surprise appearance of actor Keanu […]

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How Facebook is capturing the hearts and minds of gamers and streamers

Facebook was out in force with a big presence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles. E3 usually has about a billion impressions up for grabs as global gamers tune into the events, and as a social media platform, Facebook wants its share of those impressions. The company […]

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Maneater is like a silly Jaws Revenge: The Reality Show

If GamesBeat had a Most Ridiculous Game award for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), this year’s winner would’ve probably been Maneater. It was by far the funniest demo I saw at the annual video game trade show. Coming to PC (via the Epic Games Store) in 2020, Maneater is an open-world action role-playing game where […]

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Ray tracing is finally starting to shine after E3

About 10 months ago, Nvidia launched its RTX lineup of video cards. The company has spent that time doing exactly what I pointed out in my review: It’s faking it ’til it makes it. That’s because very few games have had support for the marquee feature of real-time ray tracing. But coming out of the […]

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ESA Foundation’s Anastasia Staten — how to change the face of gaming

The show floor wasn’t as crowded with exhibits this year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles last week. And one of the beneficiaries of that were charities, like the Stack Up veterans in gaming group as well as the ESA Foundation, a charity associated with the Entertainment […]

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‘Cadence of Hyrule’ Remixes Classic Zelda Music with Roguelike Peril

With E3 2019 behind us, the crew at Waypoint Radio turn their attention to what really matters: The games we played going to and coming from E3 2019. We dig into Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Ft. The Legend of Zelda, SteamWorld Quest, Slay the Spire, BattleTech: Urban Warfare and more! Plus, we […]

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Elon Musk has solved Tesla’s problems using video games

Elon Musk, a noted Twitter user and someone who probably says “waifu” out loud without a hint of irony, is all about video games this week. The Tesla founder has apparently taken a break from not admitting or denying SEC allegations to put a video game in the dashboard of the company’s electric cars. And […]

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Twitter: Here’s who won the attention war at E3 2019

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) drew more than 66,000 people to the Los Angeles Convention Center last week. But the real battle for attention happens on social media, where the goal is to steal the minds of millions of gamers around the world. Twitter measured the activity on its social network and found that people […]

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Call of Duty Endowment is increasing job placement for veterans

After a decade, the Call of Duty Endowment is hitting its stride when it comes to placing veterans into good jobs. Since 2012, the nonprofit group funded by the profits from Activision Blizzard’s popular Call of Duty video game series has placed more than 54,000 veterans into jobs. The average salary for the jobs is […]

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How Nintendo approached the PR battle at E3 2019

Nintendo brought up the rear in showing off new games at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo, but it made a lot of noise last Tuesday with its Nintendo Direct livestream event. Nintendo doesn’t have a live physical press event anymore, but it did have one of the biggest booths at the show in the West […]

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Microsoft Flight Simulator embodies Game Pass’s potential

Let’s take a look behind the scenes at GamesBeat a little bit. Coming out of the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show last week, one of our stories had significantly more traffic than anything else. I’ll give you a chance to guess. It had nothing to do with Zelda, Halo, or Xbox’s Project Scarlett console. No […]

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order hands-on — Better Call Saw! Or maybe not

The most important revelation from the Electronic Entertainment Expo gameplay reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order wasn’t the cool lightsaber attacks or your adorable BD-1 droid companion. It’s the apperance of Saw Gerrera. Seeing the radical resistance fighter was a nice surprise for hardcore Star Wars fans. But it makes sense considering the game’s premise. […]

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Battletoads was the most fun I had at E3

Xbox had a solid press briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show this year. The company didn’t show off a lot of gameplay, but it did reveal what Battletoads looks like in action. The resurrected beat-’em-up got a gameplay trailer during the Xbox event, and … well, I didn’t love it. But I […]

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Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda interview — Betting big on The Avengers game

Square Enix had so much to talk about at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that it took advantage of the void left by Sony’s absence and held a press event. And it showed off a lot of games, including the highly anticipated game based on its partnership with Marvel on The Avengers. I spoke with […]

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Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick interview — Not every game has to last 100 hours

One of the annual highlights at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is interviewing Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of games such as Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 and the upcoming Borderlands 3. Zelnick is always very efficient and direct with his answers. This year, he was terse in some parts of our […]

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