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ESA And ReedPop End E3 Partnership, No Show At LA Convention Center Next Year

ReedPop and the ESA have ended their E3 partnership, meaning that the PAX organizer won't handle any future E3 events. This news comes via GamesIndustry.biz, where reporter Christopher Dring…

September 7, 2023 | 10:32 EDT

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Is E3 Cancelled? E3 2024 & 2025 Cancellation Denied by ESA: "Currently Having Conversations About E3 2024"

Earlier today, a document published by the Tourism Department of the City of Los Angeles sparked rumors about the alleged cancellation of E3 2024 and 2025. The ESA just denied said rumors. The…

June 22, 2023 | 05:39 EDT

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E3 2023 Has Been Cancelled Via Official Announcement

The Electronics Entertainment Expo, also known as E3 2023, has officially been canceled. This week, after the announcement of even more companies pulling out of E3 2023 there was blood in the water…

March 30, 2023 | 05:23 EDT

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Devolver Digital Won't Be At E3 2023, Studio Confirms

Devolver Digital has revealed that it won't be at E3 2023 this year. The studio, which is known for its tongue-in-cheek presentations and its indie-spirited Parking Lot, has instead decided to host…

March 29, 2023 | 03:34 EDT

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Ubisoft Will Be at E3 2023 & Will Have "A Lot of Things to Show"

Today, during its financial conference call for investors and analysts, Ubisoft's executives pledged that it'll attend E3 2023, as long as it happens.  Answering a direct question on whether the…

February 16, 2023 | 01:01 EST

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Stadia Is Dead But At Least We Have More Gaming Investment | Podcast 53

  This week, the TechRaptor Podcast dives into the latest news from Google, which is officially winding down its Google Stadia cloud-gaming service. They also chat about Saudi Arabia’s latest plan to…

October 3, 2022 | 07:05 EDT

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E3 2023 Dates And Details Revealed By New Organizers

New E3 organizer ReedPop has confirmed when E3 2023 dates will fall, as well as how the event will work on a broad level. Intriguingly, E3 2023 will have separate dates and spaces for consumers and…

September 26, 2022 | 11:52 EDT

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E3 2023 To Be Taken Over By PAX Organizer ReedPop

PAX and New York Comic-Con organizer ReedPop will be taking over the organization of E3 2023. ReedPop says it's looking forward to keeping "what's always worked" about E3 and working on what doesn't…

July 7, 2022 | 10:36 EDT

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The Alters is a Bizarre Sci-Fi Adventure from 11 Bit Studios

11 Bit Studios has tackled some interesting concepts from the horrors of war in This War of Mine to Frostpunk's groundbreaking survival city-builder. Their next game, The Alters, is another wholly…

June 12, 2022 | 04:20 EDT

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Kojima Partners With Xbox Game Studios On New Game

During the Xbox E3 2022 showcase, Hideo Kojima made an appearance to announce that Kojima Productions will be working with Xbox Game Studios on a completely new game. Few details are known at this…

June 12, 2022 | 02:34 EDT

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Team Ninja's Latest Game is Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Team Ninja is no stranger to historical fantasy, and this time they're bringing a new title called Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty to the Xbox ecosystem. Announced during today's Xbox and Bethesda Games…

June 12, 2022 | 02:23 EDT

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Xbox Announces Persona 3 Portable, 4 Golden, and 5 Royale Will Be Releasing On Game Pass

From the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, the next big announcement is that the Persona franchise will be coming to the Xbox platform. This was something that was surprisingly leaked this morning and has…

June 12, 2022 | 02:32 EDT


Grounded Full Game Release Window Announced: September 2022

At the Xbox E3 2022 showcase, Grounded was revealed to officially be moving from the preview stages into the full game, complete with upgradable armor, weapons, and a full story mode. The Grounded…

June 12, 2022 | 02:10 EDT

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RTS Action Game Minecraft Legends Revealed

Mojang and Microsoft are taking advantage of the incredible popularity of everyone's favorite block-building IP by bringing an all-new game in the Minecraft universe: say hello to Minecraft Legends…

June 12, 2022 | 01:53 EDT

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Forza Motorsport Release Window Set For Spring 2023

Forza Motorsport, the latest iteration in the popular racing franchise, will be coming to Xbox, PC, and Cloud gaming early next year. The new Forza Motorsport release window is spring 2023, and it'll…

June 12, 2022 | 01:31 EDT

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Pentiment from Obsidian Entertainment, an 'ye olde narrative adventure' announced

Continuing the Xbox and Bethesda Game Showcase is a trailer for an upcoming title from Obsidian Entertainment. This game is titled Pentiment and involved the players moving through a narrative…

June 12, 2022 | 02:11 EDT

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The Last Faith is a Pixelly, Metroidvania Take on Bloodborne

If you dig the spooky, gothic vibe from games such as Bloodborne, you'll want to keep an eye out for The Last Faith -- and there's some fresh footage to share! This new trailer showcases impressive…

June 11, 2022 | 03:59 EDT

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E3 2022 Cancelled, PlayStation Plus Levels Up | TechRaptor Podcast

While E3 takes another year off, Sony makes a big move by announcing upcoming updates to its flagship subscription service, PlayStation Plus.  Will it match up to Xbox Game Pass? Only time will tell…

April 4, 2022 | 07:30 EDT

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E3 2022 Digital Event Reportedly Canceled

Update (March 31, 2022 - 4:21 PM Eastern TIme) - The ESA has responded to TechRaptor's request for comment and confirmed that E3 2022 has indeed been canceled. Here is the text of the statement…

March 31, 2022 | 02:59 EDT

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Xbox Creates Stream Friendly Experience for E3 2021 Restreamers

WIth E3 2021 around the corner, many streamers and content creators are likely to be co-streaming the big event to their own audiences. Just today, Xbox shared some tips to help these streamers keep…

June 11, 2021 | 12:25 EDT

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E3 2021 Will Have Virtual Booths, Online Interaction, And More

The ESA has revealed what gamers can expect from this year's all-digital E3 2021 event. After E3 2020 was cancelled, the lineup for E3 2021 will include an interactive online portal and app through…

May 13, 2021 | 12:45 EDT

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[Updated] ESA Says E3 2021 Will Be a "Free Event"

Update (04/01/21, 3:12 PM) – The ESA has refuted reports of E3 2021 potentially being behind a paywall released earlier today. "E3’s 2021 digital show is a free event for all attendees, read a tweet…

April 1, 2021 | 02:52 EDT

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E3 2021 Plans Reportedly Moving Forward

Plans for E3 2021 have been reportedly sent out to publishers in preparation for this year's event, but nothing is set in stone just yet — the Electronic Software Association membership still needs…

February 8, 2021 | 01:34 EST

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The Soulkeeper: Chronicles is a VR-RPG

Today during the Escapist Indie Showcase, HELM Systems showed off a trailer for The Soulkeeper: Chronicles, a VR-enabled dark-fantasy RPG. Styled similar to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the game…

June 11, 2020 | 02:56 EDT

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Race Beautifully Artistic Cars in the Art of Rally

The creators of Absolute Drift are making a comeback. Developer and publisher Funselektor Labs gave fans attending the digital Escapist Indie Showcase event a look at Art of Rally. The title brings…

June 11, 2020 | 02:26 EDT

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Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story Has Terrifying Tripods

One of the more interesting reveals in the Escapist Indie Showcase was a bit of a throwback. Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story has players facing down a terrifying enemy that's over a hundred…

June 11, 2020 | 01:58 EDT

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The Last Spell is a Heavy Metal Demon-Slaying Adventure

CCCP has debuted The Last Spell at the Escapist Indie Showcase, and boy does it look good Check out The Last Spell Reveal Trailer for some demon-killing action set to epic metal music that would…

June 11, 2020 | 01:41 EDT

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Twin-Stick Adventure Trifox Coming Soon

In The Escapist Indie Showcase today, a trailer showed off gameplay from Trifox. This twin-stick, isometric adventure is inspired by classic platformers. The homages to that genre are apparent in the…

June 11, 2020 | 01:43 EDT


Four-Player FPS Perish Throws Hordes of Undead Your Way

Indie developer and publisher Item42 took advantage of The Escapist Indie Showcase to reveal their latest project, Perish. The title pits you up against hordes of thousands of restless souls together…

June 11, 2020 | 01:25 EDT

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Of Bird and Cage Is A Metal Album You Play Through

Video games are a very freeing medium. You can create a traditional gameplay-focused romp, tell a story with big consequences, or do anything in between. The folks at Capricia Productions have teamed…

June 11, 2020 | 01:46 EDT

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Bark 'Em Up ProtoCorgi Coming This November

If you ever wanted to fly around as a dog while shooting bullets, missiles, and unleashing special bark powers, you'll have the opportunity to do just that this November.  ProtoCorgi is a retro-…

June 11, 2020 | 01:10 EDT

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Windbound Coming August 28

Right at the start of the Escapist Indie Showcase today, a new gameplay trailer for Windbound was revealed. It looks very similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, even having a hang-glide…

June 11, 2020 | 12:19 EDT

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Xbox E3 2020 & Ubisoft Going All-Digital After E3 Cancellation

The Xbox E3 2020 and Ubisoft E3 2020 conferences are going to be all-digital experiences. In light of the cancellation of this year's show, two of gaming's biggest publishers have come out to say…

March 11, 2020 | 02:07 EDT

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E3 2020 Officially Cancelled

It seems that the inevitable has come to pass. After a turbulent year that saw the doxing of journalists, a falling out with business partners and other high profile departures, the widespread threat…

March 11, 2020 | 11:40 EDT

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[Updated] E3 Vulnerability Leaks Personal Information For Over 2,000 Media Members

The private information of over 2,000 E3 2019 attendees who had a media badge has leaked online. The owners of E3, the Entertainment Software Association, had a page on their website linking to a…

August 3, 2019 | 11:40 EDT

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Rare Replay and Goat Simulator Join Xbox Game Pass before end of June

Microsoft dropped a bevy of Xbox Game Pass info at E3 just over a week ago, but that isn’t it for news on the service in June. Xbox has announced four new games coming to Xbox Game Pass before the…

June 20, 2019 | 09:00 EDT

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Catherine: Full Body Reveals a Richer Story

Back in 2011, Sega threw a quirky curveball at everyone called Catherine. Now, eight years later, Sega’s back at it with Catherine: Full Body. This new title tells an upgraded version of the original…

June 19, 2019 | 12:00 EDT

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Judgment Presents a Familiar yet New Take on Kamurocho

Ryu ga Gotoku Studio made a name for itself with the Yakuza series, which reached more critical acclaim in the West in recent years. The condensed take on the open-world genre led to a refined,…

June 17, 2019 | 11:00 EDT


E3 2019 Attendance Down Slightly, Coming Back to LA Next Year

E3 2019 is finished, and gaming's biggest event has come and gone with some good results. By the numbers, E3 2019 is an overall success, with 66,100 in attendance to this years expo checking out over…

June 14, 2019 | 06:03 EDT

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Valve's Stand-Alone AutoChess Clone 'DOTA Underlords' Is Already Here

Auto Chess made a big splash at E3 by announcing a stand-alone version of the game coming to PC (on the Epic Games Store), and launching a mobile version which has quickly been installed more than a…

June 14, 2019 | 11:20 EDT

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Adorable Corgi Pokemon and More Spotted on the E3 Showroom Floor

Pokemon Sword and Shield already had its own standalone Nintendo Direct, but that didn't stop a bunch of new details from making its way to the Nintendo Treehouse segment of E3 this year. The biggest…

June 13, 2019 | 10:54 EDT

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Gears of War 5 Lobby Browser Will Help You Find The Online Game You're Looking For

Eagle-eyed fans at E3 2019 this year noticed something unique about Gears 5, that the game will contain a new lobby browser as part of a new online lobby system. Gears of War 5 multiplayer design…

June 13, 2019 | 10:30 EDT

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Panzer Dragoon: Remake Revealed at E3 2019, Coming to the Switch this Winter

The Nintendo Direct E3 2019 showcase was chock full of titles and big reveals, but one game that flew under the radar but deserves a bit of spotlight is a brand new remake of the Sega Saturn classic…

June 13, 2019 | 10:15 EDT

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Competitive Multiplayer is Coming to Daemon X Machina Post-Launch

High-flying, mech combat game Daemon X Machina already has post-launch content planned. Director Kenichiro Tsukuda of Marvelous! confirmed on Nintendo Treehouse that Daemon X Machina will have a…

June 13, 2019 | 09:40 EDT

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Animal Crossing Delay Sees Nintendo Shares Drop $1 Billion In Value

Nintendo's E3 2019 performance was filled with good reveals and nice surprises, from Banjo-Kazooie in Smash Bros. Ultimate to a brand new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel being announced.…

June 13, 2019 | 09:20 EDT

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Witcher 3 for the Switch Will Have Lower Resolutions at 540p and 720p

CD Projekt Red is bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition to the Nintendo Switch, but it is not without some sacrifices to the games overall graphical presentation. The company confirmed…

June 13, 2019 | 04:00 EDT

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Intellivision Will be Hosting an E3 Conference in 2020

There is going to to be an Intellivision E3 conference at next year's show. This announcement brings with it several questions, including "who" and "why". You might not know what Intellivision is,…

June 12, 2019 | 04:35 EDT

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Watch Dogs: Legion Will Not Feature Any Actual Dogs

In a stunning disappointment, it turns out that Watch Dogs: Legion dogs will not be appearing in the game. While Ubisoft's latest foray into the Watch Dogs universe has made a big deal about the…

June 12, 2019 | 01:23 EDT