Drake's WWDC Instagrams are really good

See, Drake was at WWDC today. He came on stage to talk about Apple Music wearing a vintage Apple varsity jacket, and was actually a little nervous, stumbling over his words on stage while talking about how he made it as an unsigned artist from Toronto. It was endearing, and real, and even a little bit humble. Like all artists launching a streaming service, Drake called Apple Music “a movement,” which is strange, but c’mon, look at this Instagram. #trussmidaddy

Other Drake Instagrams offer coded messages. Is “our time…

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Confirmed Games at E3 2015

Every year, dozens of games show up at E3. It’s always exciting, but sometimes it’s a little daunting to know which games to look out for during the coverage of the conference. That’s why we’ve put together a list of all of the games confirmed to appear.

Of course, every E3 has its surprises, so come back to GameSpot next week to find out all of the big announcements and reveals.

Confirmed to be at E3 2015:

Title Developer/Publisher Platforms
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft PS4, Xbox One, PC
Batman: Arkham Knight Rocksteady/Warner Bros. Interactive PS4, Xbox One, PC
Battleborn Gearbox/2K Games PS4, Xbox One, PC
Battlefleet Gothic Armada Tindalos Interactive/Focus Home Interactive PC
Blood Bowl 2 Focus Home Interactive PS4, Xbox One, PC
Brave Tank Hero Natsume 3DS, Wii U
Crossing Souls Fourattic/Devolver PS4, Vita, PC
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Treyarch/Activision PS4, Xbox One, PC
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Eidos Montreal/Square Enix PS4, Xbox One, PC
Destiny Bungie/Activision PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360
Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Capcom PS4, Xbox One, PC
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Disney Interactive Studios PS4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360
The Division Massive/Ubisoft PS4, Xbox One, PC
Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Larian Studios/Focus PS4, Xbox One, PC
Doom id Software/Bethesda PS4, Xbox One, PC
Fable Legends Lionhead Studios/Microsoft Xbox One
Fallout 4 Bethesda Softworks PS4, Xbox One, PC
Farming Simulator 2015 Giants Software/Focus Home Interactive PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Vita
Forza 6 Turn 10/Microsoft Xbox One
New Gears of War Title The Coalition/Microsoft Xbox One
Gotcha Racing Natsume 3DS
Guitar Hero Live Activision PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3
Halo 5: Guardians 343Industries/Microsoft Xbox One
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Natsume PC, Wii U, mobile
Hollowpoint Ruffian Games PS4, PC
Lego Dimensions Warner Bros. PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360
Mad Max Avalanche Studios/Warner Bros. PS4, Xbox One, PC
Mario Maker Nintendo Wii U
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Konami PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Mega Man Legacy Collection Capcom PS4, Xbox One, PC, 3DS
Mordheim: City of the Damned Focus Home Interactive PS4, Xbox One, PC
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Bandai Namco PS4, Xbox One, PC
Need For Speed Ghost Games/EA PS4, Xbox One, PC
Ninja Strike Natsume Wii U
Overkill’s The Walking Dead 505 Games PS4, Xbox One, PC
Persona 4: Dancing All Night Atlus Vita
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Popcap/EA TBA
Resident Evil 0 HD Capcom PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Rise of the Tomb Raider Crystal Dynamics/Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox 360 (timed exclusives)
Rock Band 4 Harmonix Xbox One, PS4
Star Fox Wii U Nintendo Wii U
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson XSeed 3DS
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 CI Games PS4, Xbox One, PC
Space Hulk Deathwing Focus Home Interactive PS4, Xbox One, PC
Star Wars Battlefront DICE/EA PS4, Xbox One, PC
Skylanders Superchargers

Vicarious Visions/Activision

PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, iPad
Street Fighter V Capcom PS4, PC
The Technomancer Spiders/Focus Home Interactive PS4, Xbox One, PC
The Walking Dead Telltale Games TBA
Rainbow Six Siege Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft Xbox One, PS4, PC
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Naughty Dog/Sony PS4
Vampyr DontNod/Focus TBA
WWE 2K16 2K Sports/2K Games TBA
XCOM 2 Firaxis/2K Games PC

Did we forget any games that are confirmed to be at E3? Let us know in the comments!

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Apple hasn't convinced The Beatles to let you stream their music

Consumers are about to learn a confusing lesson: Apple Music and the vast iTunes Music Store catalog are not equal. Later this month, you’ll be able to start paying Apple $9.99 per month for on-demand streaming access to over 30 million songs. Apple refers to this as the “Apple Music library.” The Apple Music library is very different from the iTunes store. And that’s a critical distinction; what you’re not getting is an all-you-can-eat listening feast that pulls in everything iTunes has to offer. If that were the case, that 30 million figure would balloon to an enormous figure. So the iTunes store and regular old music purchases remain a significant piece of the puzzle. Apple describes it as “the heart” of everything, because without…

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Mirror's Edge 2 Could Be Called "Catalyst"

The official Mirror’s Edge Twitter account has posted an image of the word “Catalyst,” sparking discussions of an E3 reveal and speculation that the upcoming reboot may now be called Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst.

Earlier today a trademark for Catalyst was spotted on the EU intellectual property site, the Office for Harmonization in the International Market. EA’s filing revealed little, other than the standard description of “computer game software; downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices, and video game software.”

Interestingly, “entertainment services, namely, providing an on-line computer game” is also listed. Although this may simply be EA covering all its basis, as publishers tend to do with new trademarks, it may on the other hand suggest Catalyst is the online component to the new Mirror’s Edge.

The trademark listing was closely followed by the Tweet below, which prominently features the word “Catalyst.” Along with that is a definition, which is very much in line with the narrative themes of Mirror’s Edge and the motivations of Faith, the game’s protagonist.

#mirrorsedge pic.twitter.com/hTG9sZRbAR

— Mirror’s Edge (@mirrorsedge) June 8, 2015

The Mirror’s Edge sequel was first revealed in June 2013, with DICE confirmed as its developer. Although little is known about the project, EA has said it will feature an open-world.

By its own account, the original Mirror’s Edge was a fairly niche title that didn’t achieve mass-market commercial success. However, EA is aiming to cast a wider net and reel in a larger audience with the sequel.

“Our goal in any product is to try and grow the audience,” previous EA executive Frank Gibeau explained. “We’re definitely taking into account the opportunity to reach a bigger group of people. We think we’ve got the right story and accessibility that can do that.”

EA Games vice president Patrick Soderlund previously described the new Mirror’s Edge as a “true next-gen idea.”

“It just happened to be a game design that I don’t think you can build on an old-gen machine,” Soderlund said. “It doesn’t work the way it’s designed. And that also appeals to me. We could maybe get it to work on one, but we would have to compromise on too many things. With this we didn’t have to.”

“It’s a true next-gen idea,” he added. “With next-gen execution and that felt right.”

The Mirror’s Edge sequel is currently in development for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. In a recent call with investors, EA cheif executive Andrew Wilson indicated the Mirror’s Edge release date would be in early 2016.

EA’s E3 2015 press conference has been confirmed for June 15. In addition to Star Wars: Battlefront, this year’s EA Sports games, and the next Need for Speed, Mirror’s Edge and the new Mass Effect are expected to make an appearance.

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Apple Music may not steal you from Spotify, but it can still win the streaming battle

Apple’s playbook is famous at this point. It finds a market that isn’t living up to its potential — MP3 players, smartphones, tablets — and then marches in late with something way better that ends up bringing in way more money than anyone has ever made in that field before. It’s a challenging strategy that relies on Apple’s ability to regularly create remarkable products, but it’s one that’s been working for over a decade. And today, we learned about Apple’s latest target: the streaming music business.

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