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Polygon E3 2014

E3 2014: The Journey to the Center of the Universe in No Man's Sky

See you, space cowboy.<p>I don’t really know how to talk about No Man’s Sky, and neither does Hello Games’ Sean Murray.<p>When discussing what No Man’s Sky …

Draw your own video game with Pixel Press Floors

<b>A Kickstarter-funded app-based game creation system has launched, allowing users to draw their own game levels, scan them in and play.</b><p>What if you could just doodle a game map, complete with hazards and enemies, and bring it to life? That's what was proposed by last year's Kickstarter campaign for …

This Is the Most Beautiful Game You'll See All Year

This year’s E3 generated a huge number of exciting announcements and jaw-dropping reveals. For the first time in the new console cycle, there appears …

No Man's Sky

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is the most un-E3 game of E3

<i>Everybody's Gone to the Rapture</i> may yet be an impactful, landmark piece of storytelling in video games. But amidst the nonstop sensory assault of E3 2014, it was very, very tough to see that. Or even hear it.<p>For such a pensive, open-ended game that depends greatly on user interpretation, curiosity …

We’ve seen virtual reality. It’s time to touch it

Haptic feedback and motion control at E3 2014<p>As I write this, there are VR tracking systems for most of your extremities. Stompz are little foot cuffs with sensors. PrioVR is a harness that fits around your wrists and elbows. Both are designed to work with headsets like the Oculus Rift, which many …

'The Witness' is the modern day 'Myst' you've been waiting for

<i>Myst</i> was a masterpiece, but it hasn't aged well. Its structure is rigid and its puzzles are obtuse, but there's still something about that beautiful, mysterious island that's just aching to be explored. There have been sequels, but Jonathan Blow's <i>The Witness</i> might just be the first proper successor.<p>…

Why SpaceX And Other Non-Gaming Companies Scout Talent At Video Game Conventions

An increasing number of non-gaming firms are using the popular video gaming expo to source creative and technical talent.<p>A curious site greeted attendees at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3): a slightly charred SpaceX Dragon capsule next to a tent outside the Los Angeles Convention …

NASA'S STAR TREK ENTERPRISE SHIP PLANS!

Found! Hidden Ocean Locked Up Deep in Earth's Mantle

Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite, new research shows.<p>The results of …

Earth Science

Destiny extended E3 trailer sets stage for epic encounter

There's little doubt that, as expected, <i>Destiny</i>is one of the defining games at this year's E3, a giant, gorgeous game that has attracted long lines of players eager to have a try.<p>Everyone who passed through the portals to Activision's booth saw this extended trailer video (above), which lays out the …

Explaining Destiny's reliance on current-gen systems for success, and hope for PC version

<i>Destiny</i> is a game that’s backed by a decade-long deal between Activision and Bungie, and the budget of a game of this ambition launching on four consoles has to be monstrous.<p>"There are no scenarios where you're gonna make something that's that high production value and that compelling and that deep …

Bungie Releases The Only 'Destiny' Trailer You Should Watch

I’ve always been excited to play Destiny, Bungie’s MMO shooter that seems more ambitious than anything else in the video game industry’s pipeline right now with a ten year, $500M franchise plan.<p>But I haven’t been enamored with the marketing for the game so far. Even after countless trailers, …

E3 2014: The top 9 games to watch

With no new video game consoles announced during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the talk this week has been about the myriad of gaming choices players are going to have.<p>From titles with huge blockbuster potential to independent offerings, game designers have broadened their imaginations to …

LittleBigPlanet 3 gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

<i>LittleBigPlanet 3</i> was one of the bigger surprises from Sony's press conference. Sony Computer Entertainment senior producer Tom O'Connor runs senior editorial producer Griffin McElroy and senior reporter Colin Campbell through a single-player level and gives a rundown of the new playable characters.<p>…

How Much Better Does ‘GTA V’ Look On PS4/Xbox One? Here’s A Handy Comparison Video.

<i>Wow, this Grand Theft Auto V game looks like a very tranquil experience.</i><p>At Sony’s E3 press conference they showed a brief trailer for a visually spiffed-up <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> (don’t worry Microsoft fans, it’s also coming for Xbox One), but just how much better does this new <i>GTA V</i> look stacked up …

Dying Light [past-gen version] - E3 2014 - Dying Light Open World Gameplay - IGN Video

Check out the free-running survival horror game Dying Light, live from the show floor at E3 2014.

E3: How No Man's Sky took on the games industry - and won

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1083000/1083956_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524677125_7faba10fd000cdc99dd0cefe61ce2d7f<p><b>The Hello Games team doesn't have a stand at E3.</b><p>No flashing lights, no pounding music, no booth babes.<p>But boy, has it stolen the show.<p>Its game, …

E3 2014: Titanfall June Update Introduces Two New Modes

You can be my wingman anytime.<p>On the heels of last month’s DLC map-pack for Titanfall, EA and Respawn are at E3 showing off two new modes for their …

The Legend of Zelda, Done In The Style of Game of Thrones

If <i>Game of Thrones</i> were set in the world of <i>The Legend of Zelda</i>, I reckon the intro to the show might look a bit like this.<p>The way the sprites are …

Game of Thrones

Ubisoft Is Excluding Women From The New "Assassin's Creed" And People Are Furious

One of games' biggest series faces a representation crisis.<p>The newest game in the multimillion-dollar <i>Assassin's Creed</i> series, <i>Unity</i>, has some fascinating features: A painstakingly-recreated revolutionary Paris, bleeding-edge next-gen presentation, and for the first time in the series, four-user …

E3 2014: This 7 Minute Destiny Trailer Tells You Everything You Need to Know

Ever since its original reveal, it feels like developer Bungie has struggled to really describe Destiny. It's part FPS and part RPG, but you'll still …

This Is The Intro To Kingdom Hearts III

Last week, when Square Enix published their E3 trailer for <i>Kingdom Hearts 2.5,</i> they added a little teaser for <i>Kingdom Hearts III</i>. We knew that …

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Sony: GTA V Will Have Some Sort Of Special Perk For PS4 Owners

This is going to be vague, but it's too intriguing not to share. During my interview with PlayStation's North American marketing v.p., John Koller, …

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Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Demo -IGN Live: E3 2014 - IGN Video

We check out single player mode in Ubisoft's next Assassin's Creed game.

Destiny | Polygon E3 2014

Fraternizing with friends<p>The first time I loaded up the <i>Destiny</i> alpha, I jumped into the character creator. You have the option of playing as a human or as one of two alien races, the Exo and the Awoken, and can choose male or female models for all three. <i>Destiny</i>'s robust character creation setup …

Destiny - E3 Gameplay Experience Trailer - E3 2014 - IGN Video

Bungie developer Jason Jones gives a thorough breakdown of what to expect in Destiny this fall.

Destiny gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

<i>Destiny</i>, Bungie's first title after leaving the Halo franchise, gets a beta this summer and goes on sale Sept. 9. Before the launch of the beta later this summer, watch as Bungie's head of community, Eric Osborne, runs senior editorial producer Griffin McElroy and reporter Samit Sarkar through a …