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Report: Sony won't be at E3 2019

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Report: Sony won't be at E3 2019

In a statement to Gameinformer, Sony has announced the rather curious decision for PlayStation not to appear at E3 in 2019. The event, which is arguably the biggest one in gaming is approaching it's twenty fifth year and usually sees Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft hosting a press conference or showcase of some sort.

Sony stated that "As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community. PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you”. When asked if fans could expect to see Sony holding an event off-site during E3. the company further elaborated "We will not activate or hold a press conference around E3."

It's a very strange decision on Sony's part, but gaming fans have been questioning the importance of E3 during recent years. Sony's press conference has long been one of the more popular parts of the show and this will mark the companies first time not attending E3 in twenty four years.

This news will likely concern some fans, but I'm sure Sony will find new and exciting ways to talk about their games. What do you think? Is this the beginning of the end for E3?

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It looks like Square-Enix is working on a PS5 title.

It looks like Square-Enix is working on a PS5 title.

Gamers are an eagle-eyed bunch. We're always scraping the depths of the internet for leaks and hints at things to come.

Someone has spotted a lovely little tidbit on the unlucky Square-Enix staffer's Linkedin page. Luminous 3D's Lead Character Model Artist, Tomohiro Tokoro profile included mention of a "New AAA title for PS5". The page, as expected was updated to remove the listing, but thanks to the impossible nature of removing anything from the internet, we've got a snapshot of the resume below.

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THQ Nordic has 35 unannounced games in development

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THQ Nordic has 35 unannounced games in development

It seems THQ Nordic isn't just buying up game developers on a whim – the company has over 50 titles in the works.

During a recent financial report, founder and CEO Lars Wingefors confirmed that the company has a total of 55 games in development across its numerous studios. Of those 55, only 20 have been announced.

Of the announced titles from THQ Nordic, Darksiders III is set to release on the 27th of this month, while Metro Exodus will release early next year.

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Spider-Man's next DLC releases next week

Spider-Man's next DLC releases next week

The second chapter of Marvel's Spider-Man has a confirmed release date of November 20.

Turf Wars will centre around Hammerhead, a mob boss with a surgically enhanced cranium that he uses as a deadly weapon. He and his crew have armed themselves with equipment left behind by Sable International and are waging war against the other Dons of the Maggia.

Spidey will need to team up with Detective Watanabe to take them down and put an end to the violence that's erupted throughout the streets of New York.

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The Game Awards 2018 nominees announced

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The Game Awards 2018 nominees announced

The year is almost over and with it comes the time when we all start discussing the prestigious title of "Game of the Year". The nominees for The Game Awards 2018 have been announced, with God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 leading the pack with a whopping eight nominations each.

Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Spider-Man and Assassin's Creed Odyssey are all up for the coveted "Game of the Year" along with Celeste and Monster Hunter: World.

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New Sony patent points to a controller with a touchscreen

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New Sony patent points to a controller with a touchscreen

A recent patent filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment America suggest that the company may have plans to build a controller with touchscreen functionality.

Revealed by the folks at DualShockers, this new design patent comes at an interesting time. It seems highly unlikely that we would see any major revision of the PlayStation 4's controller design this late in the consoles life, so my money is on this being a potential idea for the inevitable PlayStation 5.

The idea of a controller with a touchscreen is nothing new, but it does feel like the natural evolution for the DualShock 4 and its touchpad.

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Crackdown 3 confirmed for February 15 release

Crackdown 3 confirmed for February 15 release

During its X018 event this weekend, Xbox confirmed that Crackdown 3 will be releasing on February 15 early next year.

The worldwide launch see the game available on Xbox One and Windows 10, while also getting a Day One release on Xbox Game Pass.

The announcement was followed by the debut of a new Crackdown 3 multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone, which will focus heavily on environmental destruction in a 5v5 match.

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Activision is unhappy with Destiny 2: Forsaken sales

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Activision is unhappy with Destiny 2: Forsaken sales

While players are celebrating Destiny 2's return to glory, publisher Activision is unhappy with its current sales performance.

Discussion of the game's sales came during an earnings call, in which the publisher noted the title "did not achieve our commercial expectations", and that "there is still work to do to fully reengage the core Destiny fanbase."

"Some players we think are still in 'wait and see' mode," said Activision COO Coddy Johnson. "When you’re in, you’re deeply engaged, and if you’re not, we’re hoping now’s the time. We’re working to bring players back in and win them back."

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Microsoft aquires Obsidian Entertainment and InXile

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Microsoft aquires Obsidian Entertainment and InXile

It's no secret that Microsoft has struggled to maintain momentum when compared to Sony and it's incredible line of console exclusives.

In an effort to bolster the companies output of triple-A console exclusives, Microsoft has announced the acquisition of two major RPG studios. Both Obsidian Entertainment and InXile will be joining Microsoft Games Studios

Friday 16 November

Moonlighter Review
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Moonlighter Review
Shopkeep by day, explorer by night.
It looks like Square-Enix is working on a PS5 title.
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It looks like Square-Enix is working on a PS5 title.
Nothing like Linkedin for breaking news
Report: Sony won't be at E3 2019
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Report: Sony won't be at E3 2019
Uhhh what?!?
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Thursday 15 November

THQ Nordic has 35 unannounced games in development
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THQ Nordic has 35 unannounced games in development
And hasn't stopped buying studios
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Wednesday 14 November

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Review
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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Review
A legend returns
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Spider-Man's next DLC releases next week
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Spider-Man's next DLC releases next week
Starring crime boss Hammerhead
The Game Awards 2018 nominees announced
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The Game Awards 2018 nominees announced
You get an award & you get an award!
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Tuesday 13 November

New Sony patent points to a controller with a touchscreen
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New Sony patent points to a controller with a touchscreen
Is Sony looking to switch things up?
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Crackdown 3 confirmed for February 15 release
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Crackdown 3 confirmed for February 15 release
Coming to Game Pass on Day One.

Monday 12 November

Friday 9 November

Tetris Effect Review
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Tetris Effect Review
The classic puzzler gets trippy
Final Fantasy XV director resigns from Square Enix
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Final Fantasy XV director resigns from Square Enix
Majority of remaining DLC cancelled.

Thursday 8 November

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Review
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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Review
Drop your sword soldier. It's time to play cards.
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Blizzard has mobile titles in the works for multiple IPs
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Blizzard has mobile titles in the works for multiple IPs
Developed both in-house and through partnerships.
Kingdom Hearts III voice cast unveiled
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Kingdom Hearts III voice cast unveiled
The big names are back!
Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist DLC Review
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Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist DLC Review
Now that the main course is done, it's time for some dessert

Wednesday 7 November

Tuesday 6 November