Tag: PC Gaming

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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Make-A-Wish partners with StreamElements on charity campaign

Make-A-Wish International is teaming up with StreamElements to help raise $50,000 for the charity that helps grant wishes to children with critical illnesses. StreamElements makes a set of tools that enable streamers to create high-quality livestreams on Twitch and YouTube. Make-A-Wish International is a global nonprofit organization that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical […]

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Battlewake’s pirates are sailing to Oculus Quest and PSVR

Hopefully you enjoyed UploadVR’s look at Survios’ latest game, Battlewake, in our E3 VR Showcase this week. If you were hoping to play the game on other headsets beside the Oculus Rift and , we have good news; it’s coming to Quest and PSVR, too. The latter version was confirmed on Kinda Funny’s E3 Showcase earlier […]

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12 Minutes keeps rewinding a couple’s last moments

12 Minutes caught my attention during Microsoft’s event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) game trade show last week in Los Angeles. In the game from developer Luis Antonio, each gameplay session lasts 12 minutes. And it plays over and over again, like Groundhog Day. Your job is to unravel a mystery. It is shown […]

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How Phoenix Point takes turn-based tactics where the genre hasn’t gone

Julian Gollop created X-COM: Apocalypse while at Mythos Games in 1997. For decades, he has been making turn-based strategy games that resonate with fans. He started Snapshot Games in 2013 with David Kaye, and now they’re poised to ship Phoenix Point, a turn-based tactics and 4X strategy game (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) that is […]

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Facebook’s Jason Rubin: The state of Oculus Quest, Rift, and Go at E3 2019

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week in Los Angeles I played an early demo version of official 360-degree songs from Beat Saber and learned to steer a kayak in VR. Afterward, I went to get lunch with UploadVR senior editor David Jagneaux ,and we found Jason Rubin “VP of Special Gaming Strategies” at Facebook […]

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How Crystal Dynamics designed The Avengers

The film Avengers: Endgame has made about $2.7 billion at the box office so far this year. It is behind only Avatar (which made about $2.8 billion in 2009) in worldwide box office receipts. And that is why it’s a big deal that Square Enix, maker of the Final Fantasy and Lara Croft games, showed […]

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga uses the Force to pull me back in

I used to enjoy the Lego video games, but I checked out of the series years ago. After seeing a live gameplay demo of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga earlier this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, I’m ready to come back to the digital world of Lego. The Skywalker […]

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Everything UploadVR’s E3 Showcase announced

This week, UploadVR hosted the first ever Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) VR Showcase, featuring over 30 VR titles including new game announcements, DLC and content updates for current games, ports to Oculus Quest, and new gameplay for hotly anticipated upcoming titles. If you missed it or don’t have time to watch it, here’s all the […]

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E3 2019 killed CG reveal videos

The 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles has come and gone. Despite talk of its demise, this show is still an inflection point. The biggest gaming companies work toward it each year. And I think it helps them establish a narrative that consumers are desperate to latch onto. But E3 2019 had a problem […]

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The DeanBeat: My favorite games of E3 2019

They should make a video game about my Journey through the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). For the 23rd time, I bounced around like a lemming, or a pinball, between the cavernous South Hall and West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 200 game companies showed off wares, and I rolled over […]

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Games for Change: How to make the game industry more diverse, accessible, and meaningful

The 16th annual Games for Change Festival gets underway on Monday as the main event that focuses on the social and educational impact of games on modern society. The 15-year-old show draws more than 1,200 people a year to New York for panels and demos about the merging of games and other topics such as […]

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Dota Underlords is Valve’s take on Auto Chess

Dota Underlords is the official Valve version of Auto Chess, the popular mod for Dota 2 that has released its own standalone version on mobile. Valve made the announcement on its blog today. Dota Underlords a new standalone game, Valve said, that “pits you against seven opponents in a battle of wits that will have […]

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Creature in the Well hands-on — A hack-‘n’-slash ode to pinball

The Creature in the Well from developer Flight School Studio is an indie game that is an ode to pinball. But it looks nothing like the silver ball. Rather, it’s a hack-‘n’-slash game where you make your way into a dungeon that looks oddly familiar. Your job is to unlock the power of an ancient […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with WSL 2

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with download, Narrator, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and inking improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18912 (made available to testers on June 5) to build 18917. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the […]

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