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Microsoft admitted that the premature hype destroyes games

Phil Spencer confessed that they prematurely discovered, now canceled, Scalebound and it ruined the game, because nobody believed that they could justify the expectations of the fans.You will remember that  Scalebound should have been great Microsoft's exclusive, and Platinum Games were working on it, so we were quite excited about the game. Then Microsoft disappointed everyone when the game was suddenly canceled. After this year's E3 Xbox boss Phil Spencer explained why there has been a collapse of Scalebound and what he learned from it.In an interview with Japanese portal Game Watch he said that Platinum Games are making ambitious and

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E3 The Conferences - Sony Playstation

Closing the conference schedule was Playstation's offering or, as they now call it, their E3 Media Showcase. Despite some technical difficulties, on Twitch at least, what was shown was strong. And this was "all about the games" once again, with no presentations by developers, only Shaun Layton appearing to welcome everyone and close out. But what was shown?Kicking off the show was a triple header, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds and a gameplay trailer of Days Gone. Showing off using the environment to work in your favor there was, unfortunately, no release date given.Monster Hunter World,

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E3 The Conferences - Ubisoft

A Ubisoft E3 press conference without Aisha Tyler hosting, can it work? What made the Ubisoft conference stand out in the past become a by the numbers reveal show. But were the games reveals any good?A strong start, with Yves Guillemot and Shigeru Miyamoto sharing the stage to show off Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. A tactical RPG for the Nintendo Switch releasing on the 29th August.Assassin's Creed: Origins got another trailer with a gameplay feature promised after the conference. No further information than had already been provided during Microsoft's conference was forthcoming.South Park: The Fractured But Whole, The Crew 2,

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E3 The Conferences - The PC Gaming Show

Back for its third year with regular host, Sean 'Day[9]' Plott, the chat show-esque show delivered a mixed bag of new and previously seen titles.Kicking things off was the exclusive reveal of X-COM 2: War of the Chosen.New features include classes, enemies, environments, three factions and an evolving Chosen that dogs you throughout the new campaign, it's abilities improving alongside your own. Release is set for 29th August on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.New reveals included Ooblets, a Shadowverse expansion pack, Battletech and Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlords gameplay footage, and the Summer Sideshow event for Killing Floor 2.Klei, the makers

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E3 The Conferences - Bethesda & Devolver Digital

Bethesda's turn now and, well, it felt kind of a disappointment after Microsoft's reveals.The talking point here was the reveal of the Creation Club, an in-game mod database for Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition on the three main platforms, PS4, Xbox and PC. The problem is that the FAQ wording states "credits' would be used for acquiring individual mods. Is this a return to paid mods that went down so well on Steam? Hopefully more details will be made available soon. You can read the FAQ here.As it was leaked a few hours earlier by some Reddit ads, this announcement

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E3 The Conferences - Xbox

So here it is. Microsoft's Project Scorpio is officially The Xbox One X. Boasting true 4k resolutions, or super sampling if you do not own a 4k television yet, this liquid cooled beast of a console will be released November 7th for $499.Backwards compatibility was addressed for both the new and existing consoles. The Xbox One X will be fully compatible with all existing Xbox One titles, offering a power boost to boot. But the Xbox One was not left behind. Original Xbox titles are in the works with Crimson Skies being name dropped.But, what about games. Microsoft outdid themselves this

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Retro Dose #14 - Gex

Remember Gex, the green lizard in the nineties mixed between Sonic and Super Mario? Today's Retro Dose is here as a small reminder of him.It seems that soon we will finally welcome back one of the most popular furry mascots of Sony Playstation - Crash Bandicoot, which is what got me thinking about what other mascots we had before. While Sega's Sonic is pretty much still alive, and Super Mario is still the most recognizable face of gaming, in their earlier times there was another competitor. I'm talking of course about Gex - the green lizard who in 1994 began to

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E3 The Conferences - EAPlay

E3 starts here with the first (non) E3 conference. For the second year, Electronic Arts forego the annual expo for their own week long event. Alongside the announcement Origin Access would have a free, week long, limited trial for all, here is what else was shown.After the Madden 18 reveal trailer, the meat of the show began with Battlefield 1.In the Name of the Tsar is the upcoming expansion featuring the Russian Army and the Women's Battalion of Death. It will comprise of six new maps and specializations for deeper gameplay. Release is due in September with two new night maps,

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Steam Changes - Publishing a game on Steam will now cost 100$

Developers who wish to publish their game on Steam will now have to pay a hundred dollars per game, in contrast to the current practice where the fee was payed only once.When Valve announced removal of Steam Greenlight and a transition on to the Steam Direct model, one thing was alarming for independent game developers. It was said that,to publish a game. it would cost for up to five thousand dollars, although it was 90 euros as part of the Greenlight program, so you can see how it would be far too much.But to the delight of all present and future

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OP News - 04/06/2017 Fortnight Edition

Square Enix - More Hitman and New CollaborationFollowing on from last editions news that Square Enix is looking to sell IO Interactive, it spoke up about the Hitman franchise. Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda, when quizzed for more information on the split, said "Because the firm is engaged in the development of Hitman and other renowned titles, we are negotiating with prospective external investors capable of ensuring that these titles carry on." This implies the series could continue either in-house, with a separate studio or even with IO Interactive, just on a freelance basis.There has also been confirmation of "a new

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