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E3 2020 cancelled, possibly replaced with online show (updated)

*Update! Yep, it’s cancelled. Original story follows… The king daddy of of gaming conferences, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), stands on the precipice of being officially cancelled later today. Scheduled to take place in June at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show will be canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus (aka COVID-19 or the “Commie Cough”). The ESA (Entertainment

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Sonic Team’s next “Sonic the Hedgehog” game not coming until 2021

In a recent interview with Game Informer during E3 2019, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka indicated that SEGA has big plans for Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary 2021. According to Iizuka: “2017 was a big year for Sonic. The next big year for Sonic is 2021. That’s the 30-year anniversary for Sonic. We are now preparing”. The interviewer noted that

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E3: SEGA’s “Alien: Isolation” coming for your Nintendo Switch in 2019

“In handheld mode, no one can hear you scream.” During the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation, SEGA revealed that their critically-acclaimed sci-fi horror game Alien: Isolation would be coming to the Nintendo Switch by the end of 2019. Originally developed by Creative Assembly for PlayStation, Xbox & PC platforms, Alien: Isolation follows the terrifying adventures of Amanda Ripley as she

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Crystal Dynamics’ “Avengers” character designs are a stunning and brave stand against “Uggophobia” (humor)

*Sigh* Here we go again…. Crystal Dynamics debuted a trailer for their long-awaited Avengers game during the Square Enix E3 2019 press conference, and almost immediately the “muh objective opinion as a consumer” trolls took to Internet comment sections, message boards and social media to voice their “muh objective opinions” on how ugly the characters looked in the trailer. The

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E3: Tripwire releases new trailer for shark RPG “Maneater”

Tripwire Interactive revealed Maneater at E3 2018. and this year during the PC gaming press conference, the company released an all-new trailer for their submarine RPG, this time featuring the game’s antagonist, Scaly Pete (voiced by Chris Parnell). You can watch the new trailer below. Maneater is an open-world, action RPG set in the Gulf Coast where players control a giant

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E3: Gameplay footage for “Grandia HD Collection” on Nintendo Switch, PC

At E3 2019, game publisher GungHo revealed quite a bit of information on their upcoming Grandia HD Collection for the Nintendo Switch and PC. Grandia HD Collection bundles both Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster in one package on the Switch, while the two titles will be available separately on PC, with Grandia II HD already available as

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Stealth-based western “El Hijo” revealed at E3; coming to PC, consoles in 2019

At the E3 2019 PC Gaming press conference, game developer Honig Studios unveiled a trailer for El Hijo, a “non-violent, spaghetti-western stealth game.” You can watch the trailer for yourself below, followed by a description of the game from El Hijo publisher HandyGames. The journey begins when a farmer and her son El Hijo are attacked by bandits who raze

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AlphaOmegaSin returns to YouTube to discuss the “Final Fantasy VII Remake” E3 trailer

After a year-long hiatus, the popular gaming commentator known as AlphaOmegaSin has returned to YouTube. What stirred this potty-mouthed metal head from his self-imposed YouTube slumber? The new E3 trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake. And like any other topic that has historically captured his interest, Alpha had quite a bit to say and not nearly enough Ritalin to stop

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New “Valfaris” trailer released at E3; Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole!

At the E3 2019 PC Gaming press conference, game developer Steel Mantis (Slain: Back From Hell) debuted a new trailer for their upcoming heavy metal-infused 2D action-platformer Valfaris (which oddly looks more like Contra than the new Contra). Here’s the new trailer below followed by a synopsis of the game from Steel Mantis. “After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the

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E3: “Panzer Dragoon” remake soars onto Nintendo Switch this winter

SEGA Saturn fans heard those horns sounding off and instantly knew that they were heralding the return of Panzer Dragoon, a fantasy-themed shooter which helped usher in the 3D era in the mid-90s. During Tuesday’s E3 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation, SEGA unveiled a trailer for Panzer Dragoon, which looks to be a modern reimagining of the Saturn classic. You can

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E3: “Contra: Rogue Corps.” is the Contra game that nobody was asking for

Filed under “W” for “We don’t learn from our mistakes”, Konami is yet again abandoning the 2-D gameplay from their classic Contra series in favor of an overhead, 3-D shooter. The result is Contra: Rogue Corps., a game that resembles the ill-fated Contra: Legacy of War for the SEGA Saturn and original PlayStation than any of the Contra titles that

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E3 2019: Devolver Digital’s Nina Struthers returns for company’s first “Devolver Direct”

When other E3 presentations bore you to tears and the hollow platitudes and corporate speak of other game companies pushes your head to the brink of exploding, the delightfully bizarre E3 offerings from game publisher Devolver Digital come to the rescue just in time. At E3 2019, Devolver did not disappoint. Ripping off the Nintendo Direct format, Devolver also used

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E3 2019: Fans accuse new “Battletoads” animation style of being CalArts inspired

At their Xbox E3 2019 press conference, Microsoft showed off a gameplay trailer for their Battletoads revival, and the new, updated art style to go with it. You can check out the Battletoads trailer below. The trailer showcases 3-player couch co-op, the classic Battletoads theme music, and a simplified art style that some are accusing of being shit “CalArts“-inspired (the

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E3 News- “Phantasy Star Online 2” coming to Xbox One in Spring 2020

At the Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 conference, SEGA announced that the long wait for a Western release of Phantasy Star Online 2 would finally end in Spring 2020. Described as “Japan’s greatest online RPG”, Phantasy Star Online 2 has been available on a number of platforms outside Western territories since 2012. The announcement trailer indicates that this latest release of

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Intellivision to reveal 22 Amico-exclusive games at E3… behind closed doors

Intellivision has announced that they will debut their Amico console next week at E3… behind closed doors. C’mon, Tommy! Don’t you trust us?! Intellivision will bring playable Amico systems and controllers along with 22 playable games… behind closed doors. Grrrr! Here’s the rationale for a behind-closer-doors reveal according to Intellivision Entertainment CEO/President Tommy Tallarico: “…we are still a year and

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Have you taken a walk “In Ryo’s Footsteps”? (SEGA Week Special)

Before their dreams came true when Shenmue III was revealed at E3 2015, the loyal Shenmue fan base was still rich with artistic and musical tributes, social media campaigns, and various other fan projects celebrating the dormant SEGA franchise. Among the more ambitious fan projects were a pair of documentary films titled In Ryo’s Footsteps by independent filmmakers Andrew Pine

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E3 Recap: 5 brand new IPs we’re looking forward to playing (besides Cyberpunk 2077)

Like every E3, we were wowed and bombarded by a steady stream of refreshes and updates to gaming properties we all know and love. But while these forays into the familiar may get most of the press, developers at E3 2018 still had several interesting new IPs to show off. Below, we’ve featured five of our favorite new IPs from

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E3 Wrap-Up: Devolver Digital’s press conference is a breath of fresh air

The first rule of marketing is focus on your audience. Know your buyer, and direct your marketing towards those you expect will buy your product. Simple, right? So why did only one presentation at E3 2018 seem to take this creed to heart? Nearly every presentation and press conference at E3 2018 was bogged down by focus tested language and

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Rumor – New Superman game from Rocksteady to appear at E3; 5 things we want to see

The word on the street is that Rocksteady, the developers behind the Batman: Arkham series, will show off a new Superman game at E3 to be followed by a cover story in next month’s issue of Game Informer. While this isn’t the first time a similar rumor has circulated, Rocksteady is certainly due a new game in the near future

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