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Embracing the Art of Battle in For Honor's melee combat

Embracing the Art of Battle in For Honor's melee combat Perhaps it’s stretching the scope of this feature, dedicated to “the small things that make great games tick”, to write about a melee combat system.For Honor is a game that Ubisoft finally agreed to make after a decade of pleading from VandenBerghe, who just loves martial arts and medieval weaponry.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 multiplayer hands-on: Still accessible, still spectacular, but this time there’s a dash of real, Battlefield depth to go with it

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 multiplayer hands-on: Still accessible, still spectacular, but this time there’s a dash of real, Battlefield depth to go with it With four truly distinct, purposeful classes available, Battlefront 2 is clearly a game with strategy on its mind.This is still Star Wars Battlefront, with its core mindset of immediate, accessible fun.

Sony’s E3 2017 press conference was another classy, confident show, but thanks to over-familiar games, not a truly exciting one

Sony’s E3 2017 press conference was another classy, confident show, but thanks to over-familiar games, not a truly exciting one That’s what I just got from Sony’s E3 2017 press conference.In terms of Sony’s first-party selection, everything is now the same cross between The Last of Us and Uncharted, settings and characters variable.

PlayStation E3 2017 Recap: Best of Sony at E3 2017

PlayStation E3 2017 Recap: Best of Sony at E3 2017 Regardless, Sony had plenty of big titles to show during its lean one-hour presentation, like God of War, Days Gone, and the exclusive Spider-Man game.We got a glimpse of some deadly weapons in Kratos' arsenal: lightning-charge axes that swing back to Kratos like boomerangs when thrown, and a transforming shield that can bash skeletons into pieces.

The internet reacts to God of War at E3 2017: 'Don't talk to me or my son ever again'

The internet reacts to God of War at E3 2017: 'Don't talk to me or my son ever again' God of War returned as one of the standout moments of Sony's E2 2017 press conference.Well, at least trying to be one.

Enlist the help of the World Serpent (aka GIGANTIC SNAKE) in God of War, coming early 2018

Enlist the help of the World Serpent (aka GIGANTIC SNAKE) in God of War, coming early 2018 Sony's E3 press conference gave us another glimpse of the upcoming God of War reboot-ish thing on PS4.But the most surprising thing was the big hecking snake Kratos had a chance to chat with out in the middle of the ocean.

Monster Hunter World debuts the series on PS4, as a high-action, slightly western-feeling beauty

Monster Hunter World debuts the series on PS4, as a high-action, slightly western-feeling beauty In a surprising turn early in Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, Sony unveiled a brand new, distinctly current-gen Monster Hunter for PS4, entitled Monster Hunter World.With a slightly more western twang, Monster Hunter World doesn’t waste any time in getting into some serious action, with a faster, more frenetic vibe than the series' traditionally more methodical MO.

Skyrim, the game everybody always wanted for PlayStation VR, is finally coming

Skyrim, the game everybody always wanted for PlayStation VR, is finally coming You may be excited when you see a new game coming for PlayStation VR, but you always secretly wish it was Skyrim instead.The Sony E3 2017 press conference confirmed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is coming, though it didn't reveal a release date.

Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remaster looks amazing - but will you play it? Again?

Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remaster looks amazing - but will you play it? Again? So maybe it should be little surprise that at E3 2017 we would see Shadow of the Colossus remastered for PS4, with new models, textures, lighting effects, and so on.Heck, it was already re-released once already on PS3.

Days Gone will let you turn a tide of zombies against your foes

Days Gone will let you turn a tide of zombies against your foes We got another glimpse of Days Gone at Sony's E3 press conference, and while it still looks a lot like The Last Of Us But With Motorcycles, the video shown on-stage gave us a better glimpse of its open environments, its improvised weaponry, and the ability to turn a seething tide of zombies against your opponents.The demo opened on our hero, Deacon, getting on his bike to rescue someone from a group of bandits.

Horizon: Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds DLC looks set to be treacherous - perhaps with a new foe waiting in the smoke

Horizon: Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds DLC looks set to be treacherous - perhaps with a new foe waiting in the smoke That’s the sound of Aloy returning in the brand new Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC The Frozen Wilds.The thing is, Horizon: Zero Dawn didn’t leave a lot of unanswered questions.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy looks very Tomb Raider-y, with attacking statues and large-scale death traps

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy looks very Tomb Raider-y, with attacking statues and large-scale death traps The original Uncharted was heavily inspired by Tomb Raider, and was full of large-scale puzzles and booby traps.The further the series went along, the more it shifted to a focus on action setpieces and dramatic storytelling.

Solve a murder with your buddies (or sabotage them) in PS4’s smart new game, Hidden Agenda

Solve a murder with your buddies (or sabotage them) in PS4’s smart new game, Hidden Agenda Sony has revealed one of the most intriguing games of E3 2017… during its PS4 E3 press conference pre-show.Apparently the game is playable solo, but it’s designed for parties of people.

Beyond Good and Evil 2’s big changes point to a perfectly authentic sequel, and a profoundly grown-up one at that

Beyond Good and Evil 2’s big changes point to a perfectly authentic sequel, and a profoundly grown-up one at that To say that I pored over the Beyond Good & Evil 2 trailer with furious intensity would be, well, entirely accurate.And I think that’s absolutely what Beyond Good and Evil 2 is primed to do.

Watch the Sony E3 2017 press conference live stream here! [Twitch/YouTube pre-show]

Watch the Sony E3 2017 press conference live stream here! [Twitch/YouTube pre-show] The Sony E3 2017 press conference live stream starts very soon.Be sure to check out our pages detailing Microsoft's 2017 E3 conference and Nintendo's 2017 E3 conference as well.

The beautifully horrific apocalypse of Metro Exodus is the perfect showcase for Xbox One X

The beautifully horrific apocalypse of Metro Exodus is the perfect showcase for Xbox One X Exodus promises an epic campaign sprawling across an entire year, with more open-world and exploration elements than the previous games (which were largely linear).And the sort of grim realities Metro presents feel more at home on Xbox that Fallout’s 50s retro-futurism.

This week's best Overwatch moments: Two amazing blind shots and the many sides of Mercy

This week's best Overwatch moments: Two amazing blind shots and the many sides of Mercy Who doesn’t love Mercy?She’s got some of the best Overwatch skins, she floats around and keeps you alive, she even dances the hustle.

'I have so many goosebumps': The internet reacts to Beyond Good & Evil 2's E3 2017 trailer

'I have so many goosebumps': The internet reacts to Beyond Good & Evil 2's E3 2017 trailer Ubisoft's E3 2017 press conference delivered the goods.Beyond Good & Evil 2 is back, and it's… really different.

Skull and Bones is Assassin’s Creed Black Flag without the Assassins. And it has sea shanties. And a GODDAMN Kraken!

Skull and Bones is Assassin’s Creed Black Flag without the Assassins. And it has sea shanties. And a GODDAMN Kraken! Following a juicy CG trailer, Justin Farron, Skull and Bones’ creative director, took the floor to describe the game as “the ultimate pirate experience.Recognizable elements from Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, such as the battering rams, were on show, but players must now take account of new dynamic factors such as wind or, yes, deep sea monsters like Kraken.

Quests, combat, and everything else that's changed in Assassin's Creed Origins

Quests, combat, and everything else that's changed in Assassin's Creed Origins The series took a year off to collect its bearings, and the result is the upcoming Assassin's Creed Origins, and the Egyptian setting isn't the only thing that's different this time around.Our own Louise Blain got an extended hands-on look at the game at E3 this year, and from the sounds of the video above, it sounds like everything you thought you knew about Assassin's Creed has changed.