E3 2018 : All The Ubisoft Games Confirmed So Far

One of the biggest weeks in gaming is coming up right around the corner, and E3 2018 will be here before we know it. Ubisoft has already announced its plans for this year’s show, featuring The Division 2, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and more.

Ubisoft’s presser will be on Monday June 11 at 1 PM PST / 9 PM GST / 5:30 AM ACST. Like previous years, it will be hosted in the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Don’t miss a beat and make sure keep an eye out for our full coverage with breaking news stories and trailer roundups when the show goes live.

The list below is all the games we know Ubisoft will be talking about during its conference so far. Don’t forget to check back here before the show periodically, as the list may expand.

Ubisoft has also confirmed that the show will have a couple more surprises, but hasn’t said what they are quite yet. We do know that there will be one AAA title announced, and we’ve got our hopes up for Splinter Cell.

For even more E3 news and features, be sure to take a look at our E3 2018 hub. Wanting to get a better look at all the press conferences? Check out the full schedule here, or brush up on a little history with our History of E3 video feature.

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Author: Aiden Strawhun

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Thirty Flights of Loving shows how little we still know about the language of games

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend.

It’s easy to forget how young video games are. In a lot of ways, we’re still learning what the best practices and techniques are for telling a story in a game; there can be conflicts when you try to weave together a specific authored narrative with an audience that expects to have agency in the experience. As such, a lot of games pull techniques from film, another visual medium that shares a lot of similarities in how a story can be conveyed. Two prime examples of this are Gravity Bone and Thirty Flights of Loving, which a…

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Author: Michael Moore

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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in June

This weekend, Solo is in theaters, giving audiences their latest adventure inside the Star Wars universe. But there’s a lot more to film and TV than just space operas. In June, streaming services will be adding a plethora of new titles to their respective lineups.

Netflix is leaning into its selection of Marvel titles, including the second season of Luke Cage, the hilarious Thor: Ragnarok, and the latest season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Not only that, but the service is also adding Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (Yeah, we know what we said about space operas, but c’mon — it’s Star Wars.) The two-hour series finale to Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s Sense8 is coming in June, as is The Break with Michelle Wolf, and the second seasons…

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Holograms, campfire horror stories, and OK Go: the best VR and AR from the Tribeca Film Festival

Virtual reality hasn’t changed the world the way its creators hoped — at least, not yet. But it’s gotten a lot of traction in a slightly unexpected place: film festivals. At last month’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, curators featured nearly three dozen virtual and augmented reality experiences across three different tracks: a cinematic 360-degree video screening program, a “virtual arcade” with a variety of interactive and cinematic projects, and the long-running Storyscapes program that features ambitious virtual / physical installations.

Some of these projects will remain festival installations, but others are coming to home VR headsets. I got to see almost everything at this year’s Tribeca Immersive program, so here’s my…

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Killer7 PC Remaster Announced For 2018 Release

Killer7, the cult action game from Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, is being remastered and released for PC in 2018. The remaster was revealed during MomoCon, where Suda’s studio, Grasshopper Manufacture, hosted a 20th anniversary stream.

“Dive into a dark world of underground assassins in a tale of revenge as Harman Smith, a man who manifests 7 deadly personalities into the real world, known as the killer7,” reads the official description. “Take control of this distinct murderers’ row as they hunt down the sinister Kun Lan, to stop his plan of world dominance, and end his organization of deadly suicide bombers known as ‘Heaven Smile.’

“For years, Suda51’s classic action-adventure title Killer7 has been highly desired among psychological thriller aficionados. And now, it’s finally coming back on Steam! Iconoclast writer/director Goichi Suda and legendary director Shinji Mikami bring back Killer7 for the first time in over 13 years, and fully rendered in high-definition.”

The short trailer provides a quick introduction to the various characters that protagonist Harman Smith embodies. The trailer also reveals that the remaster will be published by NIS, instead of Capcom, which originally published the game back in 2005. However, since Capcom retains the rights to Killer7 it is still involved. Check out the trailer above.

In GameSpot’s Killer7 review Greg Kasavin said “you’ll either love Killer7 or hate” the game. “The way in which this game might stick with you could easily outweigh whatever replay value these extras provide,” he continued. “Especially for a game that’s filled with lots of mindless shooting, Killer7 makes you think. And it makes you wonder why most games don’t even bother to try. And maybe that’s the whole point.”

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Author: Tamoor Hussain

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