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At Xbox and Bethesda's E3 2021 showcase, Todd Howard finally revealed an in-engine trailer for Starfield, the new open-world RPG from Bethesda Game Studios, the studio behind Skyrim. Here's a quick look at everything we know about Starfield so far. Coming exclusively to the Xbox family of consoles and PC, Starfield is a next-generation RPG in which you create your own character and venture out into space to start a new adventure. Todd Howard has described Starfield as "Skyrim in space," and a game that "[says] yes a lot." Offering an incredible amount of freedom and Bethesda's tendency for a massive scope, Starfield should have a lot to offer when it launces November 11, 2022. Continue reading...
IGN's Seth Macy give you the TL;DW (too long; didn't watch) on the Nintendo Direct. Breaking down the Smash Bros Ultimate reveal, revival of Metroid Dread, surprise announcements of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, Warioware: Get It Together, and of course -- The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2. Presented by USAA Insurance Continue reading...
IGN's Summer of Gaming may be coming to the end but there's plenty of indie games to keep you occupied until next year! We're taking a look at: They Always Run, Airborne Kingdom, The Wandering Village, Death Trash, KeyWe, Tinykin, Happy Game, and Wizard with a Gun. Presented by Windows and Intel Continue reading...
The Legend of Zelda series is known for many things, including clever dungeons, grand battles between good and evil, and a timeline so mysterious fans waited decades before Nintendo actually confirmed how all the games connected. So, whether you're a fledgling new hero of time looking to learn more or you've mastered Breath of the Wild's sprawling open world, and your impression of Link's "Hyaah!" and just need a quick refresher, here's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's story so far. Continue reading...
IGN's Summer of Gaming is chugging along and a ton of indie games debuted! The Wholesome Direct showed off indie titles like: Lake, Yokai Inn, SkateBIRD, Hot Pot For One, Unpacking, Moonglow Bay, and so much more. Presented by Windows and Intel Continue reading...
Welcome back to Next-Gen Console Watch, our show following all the news and rumors on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. This week, we look at the most important news at E3 that quickly got buried under all the other announcements as well as how the future of exclusives look like for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series and which we're looking forward to the most. Continue reading...
IGN's Ryan McCaffery and Destin Legarie talk to Parris Lilly about what it was like to host the Xbox Games Showcase: Extended Livestream. Continue reading...
After a year off in 2020, E3 is back - This year's event might have been virtual, but it was still packed with its usual days-long barrage of new game announcements and trailer reveals. With so many showcases to track, we've compiled a list of the newly-revealed games of E3 2021. Here were this year's can't-miss announcements. Continue reading...
This episode was recorded live immediately after the Xbox Extended Showcase, hosted by Gamertag Radio's Parris Lilly. Parris joins us for this episode to discuss big games (like Halo Infinite, Redfall, Starfield, Forza Horizon 5, and many more), stunning indie gams (like Replaced, 12 Minutes, Somerville, and more), whether or not this was Xbox's best E3 presentation ever, and more! Continue reading...
Nintendo recently showed Metroid Dread's game in a behind-closed-doors session with journalists, and we got to see it. Here are our full impressions. Continue reading...
E3 press conferences are designed to do one thing: make fans of video games get so hyped they jump out of their seats clapping and cheering. However, not all E3 press conferences are created equally. Some are tedious and padded while others are just laughably awkward. But the great ones? Well, they go down in history as some of the most awesome moments in our industry. Here are the top ten best E3 press conferences of all time. Get hyped. Continue reading...
Watch the full Xbox Games Showcase Extended that aired on June 17, 2021, featuring behind-the-scenes details on Halo Infinite, Microsoft Flight Simulator, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, Psychonauts 2, and more, as well as deep dives with developers from 343 Industries, Ninja Theory, and others. Continue reading...
The developers at Bandai Namco give you a closer look at the visuals, enemies, story, and gameplay you'll encounter in Scarlet Nexus. Continue reading...
Developers from 343 Industries take a deep-dive into what's on display in the first gameplay trailer for the multiplayer mode of Halo: Infinite Continue reading...
Shredders developers Dirk Van Welden and Marcus Forsmoo showcase the open nature of the game and all the snowy environments you can explore across the mountains Continue reading...
Creative Director Adam Brennecke and Community Manager Aarik Dorobiala explain the new mechanics and creation options coming in the next big update for Obsidian's tiny-world survival RPG. Continue reading...
See all the recently released and upcoming games from independent developers you'll be able to play day one on Xbox Gamepass Continue reading...
The head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, discusses all the technology used to bring the flight simulator to life on the Xbox Series S|X, and how it will be more accessible for console players. Continue reading...
Get a look at the new locations, cosmetics, and enemies coming to Sea of Thieves in the Pirates of the Carribean update, A Pirate's Life. Continue reading...
Battlefield 2042's design director Daniel Berlin discusses the new systems and modes players will experience when engaging in massive battles across sprawling sandbox warzones, including All-Out Warfare, Conquest, and Breakthrough. Continue reading...
Adam Isgreen and Emma Bridle from World's Edge discuss the new factions and mechanics in Age of Empires IV Continue reading...
Zakhar Bocharov from GSC Gameworld explains the setting and mechanics of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl. Continue reading...
Tim Schafer gives you a look at the story of Psychonauts 2. Continue reading...
The design lab is back for Xbox players to design their own controllers. Check out these Series X Controller new custom designs. Continue reading...
CEO of Stray Bombay Chet Faliszek explains his inspirations for bringing their new four-player co-op shooter to life, and how you'll work with your team to survive the alien hordes in The Anacrusis. Continue reading...
IGN's Destin Legarie talks with Rod Fergusson, the Executive Producer of Diablo II: Resurrected. Rod breaks down the new graphics engine and explains how it's a layer on top of the old game, which is why players will be able to switch between the HD and SD graphics. They also talk about inventory tetris and the nuances of rebalancing a classic 20-year-old ARPG for modern audiences. And if you stick around to the end, you can watch Destin try to eke out some new info on Diablo IV. Continue reading...
Host Parris Lilly talks with Mike Brown, Creative Director on FH5, about the design and features in Forza Horizon 5. Continue reading...
Welcoooome to a special E3 edition of Nintendo Voice Chat! This is the full live post-show for the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, where we discuss the new Breath of the Wild 2 trailer, Metroid Dread, Advance Wars, Wario Ware, and more, all coming to the Nintendo Switch. Make sure to also check out Tom Marks' interview with Nintendo's Bill Trinen & Nate Bihldorff about time travel in Zelda and where Samus goes from here: "Nintendo Discusses Time Travel in Zelda and the End of Samus' Story" Continue reading...
Get another look at the upcoming game, Townscaper, where you can build quaint island towns with curvy streets. Build small hamlets, soaring cathedrals, canal networks, or sky cities on stilts. Block by block. Townscaper is coming out of Steam Early Access in August 2021, and will arrive on Nintendo Switch and PC. The game is also headed to mobile. Continue reading...
The Xbox Games Extended Showcase is airing on Thursday, June 17 at 10:00 AM PT. Featuring conversations with developers from studios like Double Fine, Obsidian, Ninja Theory, Rare, and dev partners from around the world! Continue reading...