Opinion: Xbox Is Playing For Tomorrow, But They’re Playing to Win

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Microsoft’s E3 press briefing was the one we needed, the one we deserved, and arguably their best one ever. They came into E3 2018 with fan confidence, perhaps, at an all-time low. Sure, the Xbox One X is a fantastic piece of hardware, but less-than-glowing review scores for Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 did nothing to change the negative narrative surrounding the quality and especially quantity of Xbox’s first-party output. In unleashing 50 games total at E3 — including 18 with exclusivity — and five new first-party game studios, Phil Spencer and the Xbox team made it clear that while the current-generation battle with Sony may be lost — at least in the hardware installed base department — Microsoft is playing for the next round and they’re playing to win.

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Who Is Spider-Man PS4’s Mystery Villain?

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Sony’s E3 conference gave us a new look at Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4 from Insomniac Games with some electrifying game play footage and a taste of the plot. In a page taken out of The New Avengers: Breakout comic, Electro attacks the supervillain prison known as the Raft in order to release its criminal population out into the world, and he’s soon joined by Rhino, Scorpion, Vulture and Mister Negative, who all beat Spidey to a pulp. Broken and beaten, Spider-Man turns and reacts to seeing a mysterious villain just as the footage cuts off, leaving us in suspense as to who the big bad could be.

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E3 2018: All News, Trailers, and Gameplay From the Sony Press Conference

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Sony’s E3 2018 press conference kicked off on Monday, June 11 at 6pm PT in Los Angeles with tons of teasers, news, announcements, and trailers for new and returning games. The biggest highlights included a first look at gameplay for The Last of Us 2 and Death Stranding, the official reveal of the Resident Evil 2 remake, new Spider-Man gameplay, and more.

Below you’ll find a breakdown of all the major announcements from Sony’s E3 2018 press conference and where to watch all the new trailers and gameplay demos shown off.

Destiny 2 Kills Cayde-6 in Forsaken Expansion Trailer

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Destiny 2 fans got a brief and bleak look at the upcoming DLC expansion Forsaken. Opening on a bloody, beaten Cayde-6, the minute-and-a-half long trailer ends with the fan-favorite character lying dead as Prince Uldren stands over him.

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The final shot of the trailer shows us a Guardian carrying Cayde, seemingly implying that vengeance for the Hunter Vanguard’s death is central to the story. And it should be as well, considering just how significant the Exo, voiced by Nathan Fillion, is to the overall Destiny 2 experience.

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FromSoftware Announces VR Game, Déraciné

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FromSoftware has revealed a new PSVR exclusive game, Déraciné, described as a “brand new story adventure” that “brings Japan Studio, FromSoftware and director Hidetaka Miyazaki together ” It’s scheduled for a 2018 release.

The reveal trailer showed very little of a definitive game experience, but Sony has provided a description:

“As a spirit summoned by a young girl in a secluded boarding school, the player must prove its existence and build a unique bond with the students through clever interactions. As the mystery of the story unfolds, the spirit must use its ability to manipulate the forces of life and time to change the fate of the pupils.”

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Limited Edition PS4 Pro Announced

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Square Enix announced a limited edition PS4 Pro themed after Kingdom Hearts 3. Revealed during the PlayStation E3 2018 press conference alongside the confirmation of a Pirates of the Caribbean world in KH3, Square Enix showcased the limited edition PS4 Pro.

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Few other details were provided about the console or its availability, however. Square Enix also confirmed a PS4-exclusive bundle, which will bring together Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5, Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts 3, seemingly included with the limited edition PS4 Pro.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Shows Off New Villains, Gameplay Details

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During Sony’s E3 2018 press conference, Insomniac announced some new details on its upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4.

During the gameplay demo, iconic Spider-Man villains Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, and Vulture appeared during a showdown at the RAFT prison facility.

After taking out a number of released inmates, Spidey dodged appearances from his super-powered enemies and pursued Electro in an intense chase through and around the prison.

It all culminated in a showdown on the roof of RAFT, as Spider-Man fought the four villains and Mr. Negative. Eventually overcome by the combined force, the gameplay demo ended with the tease of another character that was later revealed as a “mysterious sixth villain” on the PlayStation blog. While not confirmed, this could be a nod to the appearance of the Sinister Six in the game, and the mysterious sixth villain seems to be calling the shots.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Shows Off New Villains, Gameplay Details

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During Sony’s E3 2018 press conference, Insomniac announced some new details on its upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4.

During the gameplay demo, iconic Spider-Man villains Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, and Vulture appeared during a showdown at the RAFT prison facility.

After taking out a number of released inmates, Spidey dodged appearances from his super-powered enemies and pursued Electro in an intense chase through and around the prison.

It all culminated in a showdown on the roof of RAFT, as Spider-Man fought the four villains and Mr. Negative. Eventually overcome by the combined force, the gameplay demo ended with the tease of another character that was later revealed as a “mysterious sixth villain” on the PlayStation blog. While not confirmed, this could be a nod to the appearance of the Sinister Six in the game, and the mysterious sixth villain seems to be calling the shots.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Shows Off New Villains, Gameplay Details

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During Sony’s E3 2018 press conference, Insomniac announced some new details on its upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4.

During the gameplay demo, iconic Spider-Man villains Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, and Vulture appeared during a showdown at the RAFT prison facility.

After taking out a number of released inmates, Spidey dodged appearances from his super-powered enemies and pursued Electro in an intense chase through and around the prison.

It all culminated in a showdown on the roof of RAFT, as Spider-Man fought the four villains and Mr. Negative. Eventually overcome by the combined force, the gameplay demo ended with the tease of another character that was later revealed as a “mysterious sixth villain” on the PlayStation blog. While not confirmed, this could be a nod to the appearance of the Sinister Six in the game, and the mysterious sixth villain seems to be calling the shots.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Shows Off New Villains, Gameplay Details

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During Sony’s E3 2018 press conference, Insomniac announced some new details on its upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4.

During the gameplay demo, iconic Spider-Man villains Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, and Vulture appeared during a showdown at the RAFT prison facility.

After taking out a number of released inmates, Spidey dodged appearances from his super-powered enemies and pursued Electro in an intense chase through and around the prison.

It all culminated in a showdown on the roof of RAFT, as Spider-Man fought the four villains and Mr. Negative. Eventually overcome by the combined force, the gameplay demo ended with the tease of another character that was later revealed as a “mysterious sixth villain” on the PlayStation blog. While not confirmed, this could be a nod to the appearance of the Sinister Six in the game, and the mysterious sixth villain seems to be calling the shots.

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