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New Xbox One Controller Spotted

<b>[UPDATE 2]</b> The first images of the new Xbox One controller have been revealed by way of Austrian retailer Libro (via Eurogamer). See below.<p><b>[UPDATE]</b> Following the publication of this story, a Microsoft representative offered the following statement:<p>"We're gearing up for an exciting E3 where we'll …

Next Nintendo Direct is coming just a couple of weeks before E3

Nintendo is going to tell its Japanese fans all about its summer line-up for Wii U and 3DS.<p>The Japanese gaming company’s next Nintendo Direct, a series of online streams that it uses to showcase and announce software and hardware, is coming on May 31, as originally reported by Polygon. Right now, …

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The Witcher 3 Monster Contract Guide: Mysterious Tracks

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>The Mysterious Tracks contract is one of the toughest and most involved contracts we've taken a look at so far in <i>The Witcher 3</i>. Don't worry, though, as our video guide will prepare you for the battle — along with some of the weirder, harder-to-find …

Steam Summer Sale Start Date May Have Been Leaked

The Steam Summer sale may kick off on June 11, according to a listing on Russian social networking site.<p>The post featuring the dates was made on Valve's official VKontakte, which is the equivalent of a Facebook wall post, except with way more back-to-front Ns, upside down Ls, and letters that look …

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The Minecraft Builder Bowl is an international tournament for the maker movement

It’s time to take science fairs to the next level, and the Immersive Education Initiative (I-ED) is going to use Minecraft to make that happen.<p>I-ED is announcing the first ever Minecraft Builder Bowl as part of its efforts to harness the growing maker movement, which comprises people who spend …

Nintendo's 'Splatoon' Will Be Terrible Unless You Change One Setting At The Start

Reviews dropped a few days ago for Splatoon, and the scores were pretty solid for Nintendo’s work-in-progress shooter. I praised the game as the new IP Nintendo has needed for 15 years, while others heralded the gameplay itself (which is also pretty great).<p>Common complaints include the game’s lack …

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Players Shouldn't Feel Like They're Being Robbed, GTA 5 Boss Says About DLC

The chief executive of Grand Theft Auto parent publisher Take-Two Interactive has spoken out on the subject of microtransactions, one of the industry's hot-button topics. Speaking this week during the 43rd Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in New York, Strauss Zelnick said players …

Grand Theft Auto

Pictures of Revamped Xbox One Controller Leak

The more things change, the more they stay the same.<p>Following on from yesterday's news of a new Xbox One controller , a retailer has gone ahead and …

The producer of 'Splatoon' on how to make a Nintendo original

If you're a fan of Nintendo, chances are you're also a fan of <i>Splatoon</i> producer Hisashi Nogami, although you may not know it. Nogami joined the famed Japanese video game giant in 1994 and has been an essential member of EAD, the first-party development studio responsible for some of Nintendo's most …

Movie-game house Reliance Games promotes COO Amit Khanduja as its new CEO

Reliance Games has a new chief executive officer.<p>Amit Khanduja is taking over that role from outgoing CEO Manish Agarwal for the mobile gaming publisher. Previously Khanduja was the chief operating officer for Reliance Games.<p>The India-based Reliance is known for creating mobile games based on …

Sony Pictures

Lords of the Fallen 2 Coming in 2017

The previously confirmed sequel to last year's Dark Souls-like RPG Lords of the Fallen is expected to launch in 2017, developer CI Games confirmed on Friday. The game, about which very little is known, is also leaving behind the original game's co-developer, Deck 13, CI Games studio head Marek …

GamesBeat weekly roundup: FIFA adds women, Batman hands-on, and announcing GamesBeat 2015

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, we previewed anticipated games like Batman: Arkham Knight and Mad Max, reviewed recent releases like Splatoon, and revealed information about our next event, GamesBeat 2015.<p>Enjoy, and have a great weekend!<p><b>Pieces of flair and opinion</b><p>The …

Mad Max

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D4 gets a PC demo today ahead of June 5 release

<i>D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die</i> will arrive on Steam for Windows PC June 5, but you can download a demo today from the game's official site and Playsim.<p>When <i>D4</i> hits Steam next Friday, you'll have several purchasing options. We've collated everything in the sortable table below.<p>You can find <i>D4</i>'s system …

Witcher 3 Xbox One 30FPS Patch Coming Today, Fix for XP Bug Hits Next Week

CD Projekt Red on Friday made a pair of announcements about patches for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.<p>First, the Xbox One's long-awaited first patch will arrive today, community lead Marcin Momot said on Twitter. "Sorry for the wait!" he wrote. This patch, 1.03, will lock the game's frame rate at 30fps. …

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PSA: New 3DS XL's Charging Dock Is In Stock Right Now

The official charging cradle designed for use with the New 3DS XL is currently in stock at Nintendo's online store in the United States.<p>The dock was originally released in the US back in March, a month after the New 3DS XL debuted in North America. It quickly sold out, and has remained out of stock …

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'Destiny' Brings Bans Down On 'Trials Of Osiris' Cheaters

Destiny’s ‘Trials of Osiris” is meant to be the ultimate challenge for the endgame PvP players, where every stat upgrade counts and only the best of the best make it through nine flawless rounds all the way to Mercury, the social space reserved for elite players and teeming with loot. Reserved for …

Borderlands Games Now Much More Likely to Give You a Legendary Item

The Borderlands games, much like action RPGs such as Diablo, are essentially loot-driven games. Legendary items are among the most exciting things you can find, and starting this week, you'll see them drop far more often in recent Borderlands games.<p>Following a series of tests, Gearbox has tripled …

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Can Nintendo’s mobile games succeed without targeting whales?

Nintendo’s entry into the mobile gaming market continues to grab industry press headlines. Only last week, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s CEO, caused a stir when he claimed that Nintendo would not be pursuing high-value consumers, aka whales, with its mobile free-to-play games.<p>“My understanding of how to …

Mobile Gaming

Titanfall 2 Won't Be at E3

Respawn Entertainment on Friday confirmed that it has no plans to show off new games at E3 2015 next month. That rules out Titanfall 2 or the developer's other, non-Titanfall game.<p>"For everyone asking, we aren't showing anything at E3 this year," studio head Vince Zampella said on Twitter. "I'll …

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Splatoon is already hard to find in Japan

The Wii U is not the most popular console in the world, but Nintendo fans will still show up for a big first-party release.<p>Nintendo has confirmed on Twitter that physical versions of Splatoon, the company’s new colorful shooter (read our review), is selling out fast in Japan. People in that country …

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Gaming Deals: Free Splatoon Water Gun, $300 Xbox One Assassin's Creed Bundle

Pick up the newly released Splatoon at Target and you'll get a free Splatoon-branded water gun (while supplies last).<p>Amazon and Best Buy both have Bloodborne for $40. Gamers Club Unlocked gets the price down to $32 at Best Buy.<p>Toys R Us still has Destiny for $20 on Xbox One and PS4.<p>Target Cartwheel …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Amnesia dev's next game, SOMA, launches Sept. 22

<i>SOMA</i>, the upcoming survival horror game from <i>Amnesia: The Dark Descent</i> creator Frictional Games, will launch for PC and PlayStation 4 Sept. 22, the developer announced today via a gameplay trailer.<p>The 12-minute video, which you can watch above, takes players through the damp, creepy world of <i>SOMA</i>. …