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MercurySteam Elaborates On How It Came To Work On Metroid: Samus Returns

MercurySteam is working with Nintendo on <b>Metroid: Samus Returns</b> for the 3DS, arguably one of E3 2017's biggest (and most pleasant) surprises.<p>What …

Gaming

Halo 5 player recreates entire Dino Megazord using game’s map creation tool

This is pretty cool<p>Halo players have been creating interesting maps, vehicles and other things using the franchise’s map creation tool for years, but this <i>Power Rangers-</i>themed creation is one of the best yet.<p>One of the newest creations made by Forgers — a term used for players who use the game’s …

Pop Culture

Lead PVP Designer Brian Holinka is leaving World of Warcraft

Originally Posted by <b>Brian 'Desvin' Holinka</b> (Official Post)<p>Five years ago, I received a phone call from Blizzard offering me the chance of a …

Gaming

Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is The Force Awakens of gaming

With <i>Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind</i>, the first additional 'Chapter' to the MMO (read: expansion), Bethesda seems to have taken a sly tip from …

Gaming

BioWare's Anthem will be penned by the writer of KOTOR and the first two Mass Effect games

Are you on the fence about Anthem, the new BioWare game that debuted at E3 2017? Well, maybe this will help you make up your mind. Drew Karpyshyn has …

Gaming

E3 2017: Tiny Trax Looks Like a Ton of Fun in PlayStation VR

Round the bend

Virtual Reality

Xbox One X Preorder Date: Why you can't pre

E3 might be wrapping up Thursday, but Xbox fans have had a lot to be excited about since Microsoft's press conference on June 11. The console …

Gaming

These Are the Most Underrated Video Games of E3 2017

Every year, the Electronics Entertainment Expo brings together hundreds of publishers and developers for the biggest video game showcase available …

Gaming

Everything You Need To Know About Bioware’s New Game Anthem

Bioware finally revealed their new game called “Anthem”. It’s a Third person RPG action shooter. The game was shown on EA Press conference and later …

Gaming

Watch Nintendo developers destroy fighting game champions at E3

In what’s now becoming a bit of a tradition, Nintendo held a couple of invitational tournaments during E3 this year. Eight gamers competed for the title in <i>Pokken Tournament DX</i>, a Pokemon fighting game with <i>Tekken</i> mechanics. Another eight faced off in <i>Arms</i>, Nintendo’s wacky new fighting game where …

Gaming

Assassin's Creed Origins Hands-On impressions: The long-running franchise attempts to leap into the RPG genre

I've never been much of a fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise. The open-world collectathon formula may work for some, but for me personally, it's …

Assassin's Creed

Scalebound Killed by Too Much Hype, Says Xbox Boss

June 15, 2017<p>Share This<p>It Is Okay If You’re Confused, Gamer<p>The worst piece of gaming-related news this year, probably, was the cancellation of</i> …

Gaming

Rocket League dev laments Sony’s ‘political barrier’ keeping crossplay off PS4

Nintendo, a company perennially behind when it comes to consumer expectations for online functionality, revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show that Psyonix’s car soccer hit Rocket League will enable crossplay between Switch, Xbox One, and PC. Sony reiterated at E3, however, that …

Gaming

Let’s talk about the best games at E3 2017

A special episode of Polygon’s Quality Control podcast<p>In each episode of Quality Control, a Polygon editor talks to a critic after they review a new game, movie or piece of gear and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish …

Gaming

E3 2017: the most exciting new game announcements

Gaming

Nintendo boss explains why Switch's online services were delayed

“When we launch something, we want it to be great. “<p>When the Nintendo Switch was announced in January, many were quick to ask about its online features — or lack thereof (including here at Polygon). It’s no secret that Nintendo consoles have lagged behind other companies in online features, and …

Gaming

Xbox One X vs. PlayStation 4 Pro: Which system is right for you?

Now that the Xbox One X has been unveiled, there's no doubt gamers everywhere are comparing it with Sony's premium console in order to decide which …

Gaming

The coolest games we saw at E3 2017

Gaming

Watch Us Play 15 Minutes Of Destiny 2 On PC

Among the many new things about Destiny 2 is it coming to PC via Blizzards's Battle.net service. As someone who plays a lot of their shooters on a …

Destiny 2

Take-Two shuts down popular GTA mod toolkit Open IV

Open IV, a hugely popular set of modding tools for Grand Theft Auto V, will no longer be distributed after the creator received a cease and desist …

Game Design

GI Show – State Of Decay 2, Monster Hunter, Days Gone Meets MercurySteam

Welcome to the final night of our E3 2017 podcasts! On tonight's show, we're joined by Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, Brian Shea, Ben Reeves, and Kyle …

Gaming

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DLC For ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ Is Coming Later This Year Including A New Dungeon Pack, ‘Clockwork City’

During the Bethesda presentation at E3 2017, two new pieces of downloadable content were announced for <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i>. A new dungeon DLC and …

Watch the original devs share tales of Crash Bandicoot 's creation

Key members of the original development team sat down with Geoff Keighley at E3 this past week to dive into the origins of <i>Crash Bandicoot</i> and ended …

Game Design

Imperium Edition is 50% Off with Tons of In-Game Perks - Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade

The latest Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade newsletter has arrived with the big news that the Imperium Edition of the game is now 50% off. Players must …

Magic Champion Sells His Trophy To Benefit Planned Parenthood

On May 14, <i>Magic: The Gathering</i> pro Gerry Thompson won Pro Tour Amonkhet, securing one of the most coveted trophies in competitive magic play. Five …

Planned Parenthood

Get a job: Cryptic Studios is hiring a Software Engineer (Audio)

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!<p>Here is just one of the many, many …

Game Design

Games Inbox: Sony’s E3 conference, Beyond Good & Evil 2 and Skyrim VR

Today’s inbox explores the highs and lows of Sony’s E3 conference, while some readers weren’t pleased with Beyond Good & Evil’s language.<p><b>To join in</b> …

Gaming