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The jetpack returns to San Andreas with this Grand Theft Auto 5 mod

A secret jetpack location in <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> has been one of the biggest urban myths for that game since its 2013 launch on consoles. After all, the jetpack figured prominently in 2005's <i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i>. But its existence in <i>GTA 5</i> is and has always been complete baloney. Until …

Fallout 4 comes with a real Pip-Boy that works with your phone

The <i>Fallout</i> series is known for the Pip-Boy, a chunky smartwatch-style device that lets you check various information on the go. But in <i>Fallout 4</i>, the latest instalment of the post-apocalyptic RPG franchise, you'll be able to have a far more authentic second-screen experience.<p>The collector's edition …

Wearable Tech

Fallout 4, Doom, Dishonored 2 and All Other Trailers From Bethesda's E3 2015 Event

Bethesda started E3 2015 off with a conference tonight and showed off a lot of footage from its upcoming games. Doom got its first public demos, Dishonored 2 was revealed with a cinematic trailer, and Fallout 4 received several gameplay demos and other trailers.<p>We've collected all of the trailers …

Gaming Industry

The New 'DOOM' Gameplay Trailer Shows That Bethesda Has The Coolest Games

I don’t think any first-person shooter will ever quite do it for me the way the original <i>DOOM</i> did way back when.<p>But this new trailer for Bethesda’s upcoming <i>DOOM</i> reboot is pretty sweet regardless, and just goes to show that between <i>Wolfenstein</i> and <i>DOOM</i> and <i>Fallout</i> and <i>Elder Scrolls</i>, not to mention</i> …

Gaming Industry

Halo 5: Guardians features exciting 4-player co-op and new enemies

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft spilled more details about the Halo 5: Guardians video game at a press briefing today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo — including four-player co-op.<p>The new Halo is going to be Microsoft’s biggest game for established fans this year when it debuts on the Xbox One video …

eSports

Xbox One to be Backward Compatible with Xbox 360 Games, Microsoft Reveals at E3 2015

Microsoft revealed on Monday at E3 2015 a grand plan to allow Xbox 360 games to play on Xbox One via software emulation.<p>Digital Xbox 360 titles already purchased via XBLA, as well as retail discs of last-gen titles, will eventually be "natively" playable on Xbox One, the company claimed.<p>Microsoft …

Backward Compatibility

Microsoft is building a special version of Minecraft for HoloLens

We got a closer look at Microsoft's HoloLens during Build in April, but the company is showing off the gaming aspects of its headset today. Microsoft has built a new version of <i>Minecraft</i> specifically for its HoloLens headset. You can play with a controller as you'd expect, and create or explore …

Augmented Reality

1080p/60fps Gears of War Ultimate Edition for Xbox One Confirmed at E3

At Microsoft's E3 press conference today, the company revealed a remastered version of the 2006 original Gears of War. Dubbed the Ultimate Edition, the new version of the game comes with improved graphics, as it runs at 1080p/60fps, producer Rod Fergusson said on stage at Microsoft's …

Gears of War

Microsoft Reveals Dedicated Version Of Minecraft For HoloLens

Microsoft showed off a version of Minecraft designed specifically for HoloLens today for the first time at its E3 2015 press show. The HoloLens augmented reality display lets you view Minecraft in 2D anywhere you want, on a wall for instance, but also lets you display a 3D version of the world …

Augmented Reality

Minecraft is coming to HoloLens, and it turns you into a god of blocks

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft is about to turn your world into a virtual toy.<p>Minecraft is coming to the Windows HoloLens augmented reality device (and competing take to the Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, and Valve’s virtual reality headsets), which is launching later this year. The publisher …

Microsoft shows off 'Minecraft' built specifically for HoloLens

At its E3 2015 event, Microsoft has given us a new demo of <i>Minecraft</i> built specifically for its HoloLens augmented reality headset. As we've guessed since the hardware originally appeared, the creative world-building game is a perfect fit for the futuristic hardware. The demonstrator at first …

Augmented Reality

Gears of War Ultimate Edition is a 1080p, 60fps remaster, and the beta is available today

<i>Gears of War</i> is getting the remaster treatment. <i>Gears of War Ultimate Edition</i> brings the original game to Xbox One at 1080p resolution with 60-frames-per-second gameplay. The latter bit will be especially enticing to fans who want a smoother version of the original's multiplayer modes.<p>A beta version …

Gears of War

Gears of War 4 Coming Holiday 2016, Microsoft Announces at E3 2015

Microsoft today revealed a brand-new Gears of War, Gears of War 4, that is coming to Xbox One during holiday 2016.<p>The game was shown off using the first-ever gameplay footage, which featured two seemingly brand-new characters. A number of elements from previous Gears appear to be returning, …

Gears of War

Star Wars: The Old Republic’s new expansion introduces an emperor — and focuses on story

Star Wars: The Old Republic gets back on track.<p>The creators of Star Wars’ massive role-playing game admit that they’ve got a bit off track from the story path in the last few years, with too much focus on the online multiplayer aspect of the game. But players say that they want more story, and …

RPGs

Watch the first trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda, coming holiday 2016

BioWare is finally giving gamers a look at its next <i>Mass Effect</i>, the first entry in a new start for the series, which will be released during the "holiday 2016" season. A preview of the game, <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>, was shown during BioWare's E3 press conference. It appears to have the same sci-fi …

Mass Effect

Mass Effect Andromeda Revealed at E3 2015

EA started off its E3 press conference this afternoon with a short trailer for the new Mass Effect game, which we know now is called Mass Effect Andromeda.<p>The trailer didn't show any gameplay--it was purely CG. It did, however, provide us with some teases of what to expect from the game. This …

Mass Effect

Star Wars: The Old Republic's next expansion arrives Oct. 27, is a new hope for MMOs

<i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i>'s next expansion, <i>Knights of the Fallen Empire</i>, is coming Oct. 27, armed with a broom.<p>Not literally a broom. There will be lightsabers. But figuratively. BioWare is using the expansion to have a big house-clearing of its MMO, which is now more than three years old and has …

New Star Wars Card Game Announced by EA at E3 2015

During a portion of its press briefing devoted to mobile games, Electronic Arts announced a new <i>Star Wars</i> card game called Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.<p>EA had almost nothing to share about the game, but it appears to be--like Bethesda with the newly announced Elder Scrolls Legends--joining the …

Gaming

Watch Star Wars Battlefront Gameplay from E3 2015

EA has released five-plus minutes of multiplayer gameplay from Star Wars: Battlefront. You can watch it below.<p>The video shows a mix of third- and first-person combat, and follows the action from the perspective of an AT-AT and aerial vehicles, as well as ground troops.<p>This was revealed as part of …

Star Wars Battlefront

EA shows off Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay to the masses

Electronic Arts unveiled more details and scenes from Star Wars: Battlefront, the big console and PC game that is coming this fall.<p>This return of the Battlefront series uses the Frostbite game engine — the same that DICE uses for the Battlefield games — to deliver outstanding 3D graphics. The …

Star Wars

Everything EA announced at its E3 event: Star Wars, Mass Effect, and more

Electronic Arts knew what it had to make gamers happy this year: Star Wars. But it also had a few other games as well, but yeah — Star Wars!<p>Star Wars: Battlefront<p>Mass Effect: Andromeda<p>Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst<p>Need for Speed<p>Unraveled<p>Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2<p>Star Wars: Knights of the …

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Gaming

EA’s six most important E3 2015 announcements

If you had to boil down Electronic Arts into its base elements, it would be sports and science fiction. The company's E3 showcase all began with a first look at the new <i>Mass Effect</i> and ended with an extended look at multiplayer in <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i>. Somewhere in between we got a lot of sports …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront's E3 2015 Demo Shows a Simpler, Smarter Battlefield

Here's my major takeaway from the Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay trailer shown at EA's E3 2015 press conference: This looks like a more accessible and arcade-like Battlefield game. I think this is a great idea. Compared to the Battlefield series, where the recent games have become inundated with …

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New Hitman game coming to PlayStation 4 and PC

<i>Updated 6/16 at 7:35 pm: Added new details from the PC Gaming Show</i><p>LOS ANGELES — Agent 47 is back, and he has free gifts for PlayStation 4 owners.<p>During its press briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow tonight, Sony Computer Entertainment revealed that developer IO Interactive is …