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All The News So Far From The 2016 PlayStation Experience

The third annual PlayStation Experience's keynote was filled with trailers and announcements today, so we've rounded up our news, previews, and trailers, so you can read it all in one place. PlayStation Experience runs until tomorrow, December 4, and we will update this article with additional coverage and previews as the show progresses.

If you missed the show, click here to watch the PlayStation Experience press conference in its entirety.

Announcements, Previews, and Trailers

PlayStation Experience 2016 Sees Its First Accessibility In Video Games Panel

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Announced, Coming 2017

Wipeout Omega Collection Is Racing Toward PS4

Ace Combat 7 Is Visually Stunning

First Gameplay Trailer Revealed For Crash Bandicoot Remastered Collection

Resident Evil 7 Gets Demo Update With Chilling New Trailer

Dreadnought Coming To PS4 In 2017

PaRappa, Patapon, And LocoRoco Getting Remastered For PS4

Ellie And Joel Return In The Last Of Us Part II

Lara Croft Go, Let It Die, Mother Russia Bleeds And More Available Today On PlayStation Devices

The PlayStation 4 Platformer Knack Gets A Sequel

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Available On PS4 Today

MLB The Show 17 Gets Retro Mode

See Uncharted: The Lost Legacy In Action

Nier: Automata Arrives In March, Day One And Black Box Edition Details Revealed

Housemarque And Eugene Jarvis Team Up For Nex Machina

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Coming In 2017

First Gameplay Of Akuma In Street Fighter V, Release Date Shown At PlayStation Experience

Check Out The Heartwarming And Beautiful Trailer For Ni No Kuni II, Arrives In 2017

Neo Geo Cult Fav Windjammers Gets Reborn On PS4, Vita

GT Sport Might Be The Most Realistic Looking Racer To Date

Team Ninja's Nioh Looks Like Non-Stop Action

Ys Origin Comes To PS4 And Vita In 2017

PlayStation Experience Shows Off More Footage Of The Last Guardian

Sega Welcomes Two New Yakuza Games To The Family

Latest Horizon Zero Dawn Trailer Showcases More Exotic Mechanical Beasts

PSX's Gravity Rush 2 Trailer Highlights Raven-Focused DLC

Round-Ups

Four Indies That Impressed During The PSX Presentation

Panels

Story Details For Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Emerge At PSX Panel

Kojima Productions Discusses Engine, Trailer Details For Death Stranding

'This Is A Game About Hate': Startling New Details For The Last of Us Part II


Keep checking back as we add more coverage and previews!

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The Game Awards 2016 – Winners, News, And Reveals

The Game Awards presentation continues to grow and evolve, even in it's third year. This year’s ceremony included a memorial segment
for Hideo Kojima, multiple game reveals, hot new
trailers, and of course, an opportunity to honor game
developers.

We’ve gathered up the night’s stories and all the award winners (in bold).

2016 Industry Icon Award

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima

Game of the Year
    Winner: Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
    Inside (Playdead)
    Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Game Direction
    Winner: Blizzard Entertainment (for Overwatch)
    EA DICE (for Battlefield 1)
    id Software (for Doom)
    Naughty Dog (for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End)
    Respawn Entertainment (for Titanfall 2)

Best Narrative
    Winner: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog)
    Firewatch (Campo Santo)
    Inside (Playdead)
    Mafia 3 (Hangar 13/2K Games)
    Oxenfree (Night School Studio)

Best Art Direction
    Winner: Inside (Playdead)
    Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
    Firewatch (Campo Santo)
    Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog)

Best Music/Sound Design
    Winner: Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
    Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
    Inside (Playdead)
    Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
    Thumper (Drool)

Best Performance
    Winner: Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia 3
    Cissy Jones as Delilah, Firewatch
    Emily Rose as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    Rich Sommer as Henry, Firewatch
    Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Games for Impact
    Winner: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)
    1979 Revolution: Black Friday (Ink Stories)
    Block’hood (Plethora Project/Devolver Digital)
    Orwell (Osmotic Studios/Surprise Attack)
    Sea Hero Quest (Glitchers)

Best Independent Game
    Winner: Inside (Playdead)
    Firewatch (Campo Santo)
    Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
    Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe/Chucklefish Games)
    The Witness (Thekla Inc.)

Best Mobile/Handheld
    Winner: Pokémon Go (Niantic Labs)
    Clash Royale (Supercell)
    Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
    Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
    Severed (DrinkBox Studios)

Best VR Game
    Winner: Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
    Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    Eve: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
    Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
    Thumper (Drool)

Best Action Game
    Winner: Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
    Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
    Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
    Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)

Best Action/Adventure Game
    Winner: Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
    Hitman (IO Interactive/Square Enix)
    Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
    Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best RPG
    Winner: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (CD Projekt Red)
    Dark Souls 3 (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
    World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

Best Fighting Game
    Winner: Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)
    Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
    The King of Fighters 14 (SNK/Atlus USA)
    Pokkén Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokémon Co. International)

Best Strategy Game
    Winner: Civilization 6 (Firaxis Games/2K Games)
    Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
    The Banner Saga 2 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)
    Total War: Warhammer (The Creative Assembly/Sega)
    XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games/2K Games)

Best Family Game
    Winner: Pokémon Go (Niantic Labs)
    Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)
    Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Fusion/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    Skylanders Imaginators (Toy for Bob/Activision)

Best Sports/Racing
    Winner: Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
    FIFA 17 (EA Vancouver/Electronic Arts)
    MLB The Show 16 (SIE San Diego Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    NBA 2K17 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES Productions/Konami)

Best Multiplayer
    Winner: Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team17)
    Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
    Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
    Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Most Anticipated Game
    Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
    God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    Mass Effect: Andromeda (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
    Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Studios/Rockstar Games)

Trending Gamer
    Winner: Boogie2988
    AngryJoeShow
    Danny O’Dwyer
    JackSepticEye
    Lirik

Best Esports Player
    Winner: Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    Faker – Lee Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
    ByuN – Hyun Woo (Starcraft 2)
    Infiltrator – Lee Seon-woo (Team Razer, Street Fighter 5)
    Hungrybox – Juan Debiedma (Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.)

Best Esports Team
    Winner: Cloud 9
    SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends)
    Wings Gaming (Dota 2)
    SK Gaming
    ROX Tigers (League of Legends)

Best Esports Game
    Winner: Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
    Dota 2 (Valve)
    League of Legends (Riot Games)
    Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)

Additionally, you can catch up on all the news from the event with the following stories:

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GI Show – Warcraft, 3DS News, Armature’s Mark Pacini

This week on The Game Informer Show we're strolling down memory lane with Dan Tack, Kyle Hilliard, and special guest (and former Game Informer editor) Adam Biessener from Stardock. World of Warcraft's new expansion Legion was released on Tuesday, and Dan Tack has been playing as much as possible so he can share his thoughts with you all. After Legion impressions, we reflect on the best and worst aspects of World of Warcraft's 12-year run with its original Game Informer reviewer Adam Biessener. Then, in a shift toward upcoming games, Kyle breaks down the Nintendo Direct for us and we weigh in on the 3DS game announcements. We also talk a little bit about Obduction from the creators of Myst. After some great emails from the community, we're joined by Armature's Mark Pacini, who you might know better as the director of the Metroid Prime trilogy and the director of Microsoft's upcoming ReCore.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 314 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to [email protected] for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below…

6:45 – World of Warcraft: Legion impressions
18:45 – Our best World of Warcraft memories
37:30 – Nintendo's new 3DS games
47:00 – Adam Biessener's transition to game development
55:30 – Obduction and Myst's legacy
1:00:05 – Attack on Titan
1:03:35 – Dragon Quest Builders
1:06:06 – Dragon Ball Fusions
1:08:35 – Community emails
1:49:42 – Armature's Mark Pacini on directing Metroid Prime and ReCore 

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GI Show – Warcraft’s Highlights, 3DS News, Armature’s Mark Pacini

This week on The Game Informer Show we're strolling down memory lane with Dan Tack, Kyle Hilliard, and special guest (and former Game Informer editor) Adam Biessener from Stardock. World of Warcraft's new expansion Legion was released on Tuesday, and Dan Tack has been playing as much as possible so he can share his thoughts with you all. After Legion impressions, we reflect on the best and worst aspects of World of Warcraft's 12-year run with its original Game Informer reviewer Adam Biessener. Then, in a shift toward upcoming games, Kyle breaks down the Nintendo Direct for us and we weigh in on the 3DS game announcements. We also talk a little bit about Obduction from the creators of Myst. After some great emails from the community, we're joined by Armature's Mark Pacini, who you might know better as the director of the Metroid Prime trilogy and the director of Microsoft's upcoming ReCore.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 314 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to [email protected] for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below…

6:45 – World of Warcraft: Legion impressions
18:45 – Our best World of Warcraft memories
37:30 – Nintendo's new 3DS games
47:00 – Adam Biessener's transition to game development
55:30 – Obduction and Myst's legacy
1:00:05 – Attack on Titan
1:03:35 – Dragon Quest Builders
1:06:06 – Dragon Ball Fusions
1:08:35 – Community emails
1:49:42 – Armature's Mark Pacini on directing Metroid Prime and ReCore 

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Twitter Reactions To Today’s Nintendo News

Nintendo dropped a bombshell of news today, and the gaming community on Twitter reacted to it – some people embraced humor to voice their concerns, others adopted a level-headed approach to calm the storm. I scrolled through hundreds of tweets pertaining to the news and pulled out a selection that I feel encapsulates the reaction people had across the board.

The majority of the thoughts were negative. Wii U fans are angry. People are concerned about Nintendo's future and financial situation. Zelda fans are sick of the delays. A much smaller percentage of people are seeing a silver lining in Nintendo moving on from Wii U. There's also a group of people out there who are just happy Zelda is under a year away.

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Bungie Is Streaming Destiny April Update News One More Time Before It Launches

Destiny’s big April update launches next week. Today marks the final of three Bungie live streams focused on the upcoming changes and additions.

Week one gave us an exclusive interview about the update in broad strokes. Week two answered a number of questions about new gear and leveling changes.

This third installment is for the Crucible fans. Get ready to learn what’s coming to Destiny’s player-versus-player modes.

Tune in today, April 6, at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern on Bungie’s Twitch channel.

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Reader Discussion: What Was The Most Exciting News Out Of GDC This Year?

Last week's GDC came with its fair share of announcements, from virtual reality's upcoming games to The Witcher 3 taking the top prize at the Game Developers Choice Awards.

What wowed you the most? Was it the announcement of PlayStation VR's price, or perhaps CastAR augmented reality, which aims to repopularize couch co-op? What did you find was the lowest point of the show? Were you taken aback by Microsoft's party scandal?

I think what stayed with me the most was the PlayStation VR announcement, considering it was the last of the three major headsets to finally announce its price. Considering the price is much lower than the other two, it's definitely on my radar. I also enjoyed the short animation dedicated to Satoru Iwata, which captured his legacy and love of the industry well.

Let us know in the comments what you enjoyed most from GDC this year!

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GDC 2016 Virtual Reality News And Previews Round-Up

Last week's Game Developers Conference had a huge focus on virtual reality, with headsets HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR taking center stage. Some of the big news stories included the PlayStation VR's price reveal of $ 399 and the several different launch line-ups for each headset. Here is a round-up of all the news and previews related to VR that we uncovered during GDC this year.

Ubisoft: 

Ubisoft Brings Classic Party Game Werewolf To VR With Spectacular Results


The Oculus Rift:

Oculus Launch Lineup Is A Massive List Of 30 Games

Hands On With Seven Oculus Rift Launch Games (And Five Coming Later)

PlayStation VR:

PlayStation VR priced at $ 399, Launching In October 2016

PlayStation VR Is Getting An Exclusive Star Wars Battlefront Experience

Sony Will Sell PlayStation VR At A Profit, Not As A Loss Leader

Hands-On With Some Of PlayStation VR's First Titles

HTC Vive:

Viva La Vive: Hands On With Five Exciting VR Experiences

More Than 30 Vive Games Shown At GDC

The Lab Is Valve's Free VR Training And Introduction Suite For Vive

If you want to learn more about virtual reality and its surrounding hype, you can peruse our top 10 picks of upcoming VR games or click the banner below for our full January 2016 coverage.

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Sega Teases Valkyria Chronicles Remaster PS4 News Coming Soon

Valkyria Chronicles, one of the PS3’s most criminally overlooked games, is getting a remastered PS4 version in Japan. Today, Sega teased that news about a possible western release is coming soon.

The video below from Sega Europe’s YouTube channel features a Sega representative gleefully teasing that the company will have more information next week about the chance of Valkyria Chronicles Remaster for PS4 coming to the U.S. 

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The turn-based, third-person strategy RPG has already been rereleased on PC, helping a broader audience fully appreciate the engaging characters, fun tank combat, and intense, large-scale battles. 

Sega also confirmed that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be coming to Japan on PS4, but there's no news on that game's chances of coming stateside. Read more about the new entry here.

Sega also says you can also win a copy of Valkyria Chronicles on PC by commenting on the YouTube video linked above, with winners being selected on Monday, January 25. In the meantime, read our review of Valkyria Chronicles on PS3 to learn why the game is great. 


Our Take

I’m a tremendous fan of Valkyria Chronicles, and I poured many hours into the game on PS3. Sega seems to be heavily suggesting that we’ll be seeing it on the PS4 in the U.S., which would be a wonderful opportunity to revisit the game. My guess is that we’ll see a digital release of the game at the very least, and Sega will use those sales numbers to determine whether or not it's worth releasing Valkyria Chronicles 4 here as well.

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David Hayter Pokes Fun At Kiefer Sutherland After News Of 24 Reboot

Voice actor and screenwriter David Hayter, who voiced Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series until he was replaced by Kiefer Sutherland with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, had a great response to the upcoming reboot of 24. The reboot will not star Sutherland's character, Jack Bauer,  who is synonymous with the show in much the same way that Hayter's voicing of Snake was with Metal Gear Solid.

This is probably why Hayter couldn't let the news pass by him without offering up this concise, amusing tweet.

Youch.

 

Our Take
The SALT.

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