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'Flinthook' proves that a small indie darling can win E3

Flinthook, a little indie “rogue-lite” from Montreal-based developer Tribute, was the smallest game I played at E3. It was also arguably the best, thanks in part to its distinctive art style and grappling-hook-centric gameplay.
Podcasts

Trends with Benefits: NASA propaganda, E3 explained, AI that pretends to care

The spectacle of E3 is truly a sight to behold. Epic game announcements and an exclusive chance to play all the new games before anyone else. Here's what we think you'll be looking forward to this year.
Gaming

'Gears of War 4' has a new breed of evil, but it's the same old fight

What are we supposed to expect of a sequel that jumps the console generation gap? Based on Gears of War 4, the first game in the franchise made for Xbox One, the answer is to stay the course.
Gaming

Without a 4K TV, you don’t need Project Scorpio

Project Scorpio promises to be the most powerful game console ever created, but according to a Eurogamer interview with head of Xbox Phil Spencer, you won't be able to see any of its benefits without a 4K TV.
Computing

The Xbox and PC are closer than ever, but still not close enough

Microsoft focused its big E3 2016 announcements on crossplay with Windows 10 PC, promising 10 titles that can be enjoyed on either an Xbox or a computer. But has the company waited too long to pursue this path?
Gaming

‘Scalebound’ cooperative gameplay features an enormous sea creature battle

During Microsoft's Xbox E3 press conference, new cooperative gameplay for Scalebound showed off an enormous boss battle with a sea creature. It's scheduled to launch next year as part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program.
Gaming

Buy ‘Gears of War 4’ for Xbox, play on the PC for free with Xbox Play Anywhere

Gears of War 4 is arriving to the new "Xbox Play Anywhere" program, giving digital purchasers a free copy of the game on Windows 10. The E3 demonstration showed off fast combat and a massive storm.
Gaming

‘Ori and the Blind Forest’ is coming to retail with plenty of extra goodies

Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to retail shelves next month thanks to a partnership between Moon Studios, Microsoft, and Nordic Games. A limited edition PC version includes extra goodies, as well.
Gaming

Microsoft: ‘Nearly 1 million’ unused Xbox Gamertags now up for grabs

Microsoft announced plans to wipe "nearly 1 million" unused and dormant Xbox Gamertags over the next month, giving gamers a rare opportunity to reclaim abandoned Xbox Live usernames.
Gaming

Here are the video games you won’t want to miss this May 3:51

It's a month full of comeback game releases with the return of Uncharted, Doom and even more. See what games to keep an eye out for with this quick video preview.
Gaming

Microsoft ends Xbox 360 console production after 10 years

Microsoft is ending production of new Xbox 360 consoles due to "the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old," Xbox division head Phil Spencer announced today. The platform originally premiered in 2005.
Gaming

New Mortal Kombat DLC brings new life to gory sensation 2:59

"Kombat Pack 2" brings Mortal Kombat fans four new and spine-chilling characters to the blood-thirsty roster. See what's new in this DLC pack and see it all in action in this quick video.