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E3 2018

E3 2018: Gaming for Everyone, a Conversation with Phil Spencer

June 18, 2018

E3 is always an incredible time to come together to appreciate the breadth of creative energy that abounds in our industry and to celebrate what’s ahead for gamers. At this year’s E3 Coliseum series, Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox sat down with Tina Summerford, Head of Programming at Xbox, to discuss Microsoft’s approach to gaming, […]

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Reflections on E3 2018 – TechCrunch

June 14, 2018

After taking a year off, I returned to E3 this week. It’s always a fun show, in spite of the fact that the show floor has come to rival Comic-Con in terms of the mass of people the show’s organizers are able to cram into the aisles of the convention center floor. We’ve been filing […]

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Feast your eyes on these uniquely beautiful indie games from E3 – TechCrunch

June 14, 2018

The AAA games on display at E3 this year have, as usual, an amazing array of beautiful, nearly photorealistic graphics — and while they’re amazing in their own way, I always find it fun to highlight a few games that take a totally different approach to their art. Here are a few that caught my […]

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This AR guppy feeds on the spectrum of human emotion – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

Indiecade always offers a nice respite from the wall of undulating human flesh and heat that is the rest of the E3 show floor. The loose confederation of independent developers often produces compelling and bizarre gaming experiences outside of the big studio system. TendAR is the most compelling example of this out of this year’s […]

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E3 2018: Six Lenovo gaming PCs powered by Windows 10 announced this week

June 13, 2018

This week at E3, Lenovo announced six new gaming devices powered by Windows 10 that arrive with simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, plus the latest in gaming technology from Intel and NVIDIA. With Xbox Play Anywhere, you can buy a game once and play it on both […]

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Here’s what having the biggest game of the year looks like at E3 – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

For all of the beautiful photo-realistic titles shown off at E3 this year, for all the mind-bending storylines and beautiful art styles, it seems that nobody can stop thinking about Fortnite. The battle royale title has picked up users at break-neck speeds, announcing yesterday that it now has 125 million active users logging in and […]

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Check out this adorable Bluetooth controller for the Nintendo Switch – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

8bitdo debuted a bunch of gaming controllers at E3 this week, but honestly, we only care about one. The Zero 2 is an adorable little Bluetooth controller that fits in the palm of your hand. It’s compatible with all sorts of systems, including desktop computers and Android devices, but the size makes it perfect for […]

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Valve sets sights on Discord with updates to Steam Chat – TechCrunch

June 12, 2018

Discord has risen among the ranks of gamers as the most common choice for game-related communications. And it’s easy to see why: it works well and the competition is pretty dismal. But Valve is looking to keep users in-house with an overhaul of the chat options on its game platform Steam . It’s a welcome […]

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How Nintendo regained its footing with the Switch and smartphones – TechCrunch

June 12, 2018

As recently as a couple of years ago, Nintendo very much felt like a company at a crossroads. The Wii U presented a rare major misfire for the gaming giant, while its executives stubbornly clung to a strategy that actively excluded smartphones. The Nintendo of 2018, however, feels newly invigorated. In January, the company announced […]

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Gaming leans into diversity at E3, but not hard – TechCrunch

June 12, 2018

To say the gaming community is not known for its friendliness to women and minority groups is something of an understatement. But we’re starting to see developers abandon the usual excuses of tradition, demographics and, the most absurd of all, “realism,” in favor of making gaming more inclusive. Kind of. This has been an ongoing […]

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