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E3 2016 Photo Gallery

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Another Electronic Entertainment Expo has come and gone. E3 2016 was a fun event where I got the chance to see a lot of upcoming titles from a variety of publishers and developers. Still, there was a strange sense of emptiness while on the show floor – and no matter how large booths became, that emptiness hung in the air like a bad smell. Was it the big companies that pulled out of the show that caused this or simply a lack of some “killer apps” on the horizon? I do not know. What I do know is that E3 is still the premiere industry gaming show in the United States and there is so much of the media spotlight to be had, I don’t see where it is going anywhere anytime soon. The big game houses seem to do this mass exodus every so many years – but history has shown that they always come back soon after.

Here is my photo gallery from around the expo, enjoy!

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E3 2016 Attendance Facts and E3 2017 Dates Revealed

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Los Angeles – June 16, 2016 The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today that more than 70,000 people participated in the week’s events, including 50,300 video game professionals, analysts, journalists, and enthusiasts attended this week’s trade show, and 20,000 fans attended E3 Live. The premier global video game event displayed more than 1,600 products from more than 250 exhibitors.

ESA also revealed that E3 will take place June 13-15, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“Gamers were the winners at E3 this year. The advancements in technology unveiled at E3 will redefine entertainment for the world,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, the trade association that represents the U.S. video game industry and owner of E3. “The innovation and creativity on display will propel our industry to new heights and expand opportunities for remarkable growth.”

E3 broke records for social media numbers across all channels, with more than seven million posts on Twitter alone. Instagram had more than 500,000 likes on E3-related posts this month. In addition, more than 42 million gamers watched E3 content on Twitch, the official streaming partner of E3. The Twitch viewership was the highest of any video game convention broadcast on the network.

Also announced during E3, a blue-ribbon panel of industry professionals and experts selected Savannah College of Art and Design as winner of the 2016 E3 College Game Competition with its winning video game, Brobot Beatdown.

E3 is the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the ESA, the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.

For more information, please visit www.E3Expo.com or follow E3 on Twitter: @E3.

Farming Simulator 17 – E3 Trailer

June 16, 2016 – The hit simulation from Giants Software has been a mainstay in the video game market for more than 3 years. The two previous versions of Farming Simulator have attracted almost 5 million players on consoles and PC worldwide. This huge community of players has been eagerly awaiting fresh news about Farming Simulator 17, which will launch simultaneously at the end of 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The game is being showcased this year at E3 2016 to unveil its new features: a new environment, new vehicles, a new animal to breed, and new gameplay mechanics that increase the game’s richness and depth every year, but also to make it more accessible for both existing fans and new players.

The CGI trailer unveiled today reveals some of the new prestigious brands that join the farming frenzy in this installment, such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. With more than 60 brands and 200 vehicles faithfully reproduced, Farming Simulator 17 offers a complete simulation filled with a vast range of content.

Among the many new features to be announced in the coming months for Farming Simulator 17, we are happy to unveil that modding support – which is exceptionally popular on PC – is making its grand debut on consoles! With Farming Simulator 17, all the players will be able to download content created by the passionate community of Farming Simulator players, including vehicles, animals, scenery elements and much more, opening up the possibilities of an ever-evolving Farming Simulator 17 experience.

In the coming months even more new features of Farming Simulator 17 will be unveiled, so stay tuned!

Farming Simulator 17 will release at the end of 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Star Wars Battlefront – Bespin Launch Trailer

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June 16, 2016 – Join Lando Calrissian and Dengar in the Cloud City of Bespin. DICE today revealed a new trailer that highlights some of the new content, features and updates that Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM Season Pass owners can enjoy. Starting June 21, Season Pass owners will have access to exclusive playable characters Lando and Dengar, new maps set on Bespin, weapons like the X-8 Night Sniper and EE-4, a new Cloud Car vehicle and an all new game mode called Sabotage.

ALL Star Wars Battlefront players will also receive a new Hutt Contract to unlock the powerful Ion Neutralizer.

Watch the new gameplay in action during a special Bespin Stream on Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. PT on @EAStarWars or@StarWarsHQ.

Read more details on Bespin content, including items and characters, on EA Star Wars.

HyperX Partners with Alienware on FURY DDR4 XMP Memory Equipped PCs

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Fountain Valley, CA – June 16, 2016 – HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a partnership with the ultimate gaming system provider Alienware. HyperX will be the exclusive memory upgrade partner for their newly launched Alienware Aurora mid-tower desktop PCs. Designed to deliver maximum performance, Alienware Aurora offers gamers an ultra-wide variety of upgrade options including a stylish DRAM upgrade to HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP memory for higher performance and great looks.

HyperX FURY DDR4 memory features Intel® XMP-ready profiles optimized for Alienware Aurora and is 100-percent tested and guaranteed compatible. Users who upgrade to FURY memory will be able to choose between two XMP profiles with speeds up to 2400MHz for faster speeds and lower latencies. This provides a great option for gamers to increase their system performance from the factory default when equipped with a 6th Generation Intel® Core™ unlocked processor.

HyperX system memory powers over 30 professional eSports teams and is utilized in large scale global tournaments such as IEM, ESL One, DreamHack, among others. It is the memory of choice among enthusiasts, gamers and eSports professionals. This trust is due, in part, to HyperX memory, such as FURY DDR4 XMP, being backed by legendary support and reliability. This collective experience and pedigree of over a decade of designing memory for enthusiasts has made HyperX uniquely positioned to join together with Alienware to now unleash the ultimate gaming PC’s power.

“Everything we do at Alienware is tailored around making each gamer’s experience with our systems the best it can be. That means we need to prioritize performance to ensure gameplay and everyday-use runs as intended by our partners. Our partnership with HyperX is all about delivering powerful and reliable memory maximize gaming and everyday performance,” said Joe Olmsted, director of product management, Alienware.

“As the world’s largest gaming hardware brand, the collaboration of technologies between HyperX and Alienware into ultimate gaming machines means we can push the envelope together and further define enthusiast gaming,” said Lawrence Yang, global business manager, HyperX.

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 30 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack, ESL One and PAX.

For more information visit the HyperX home page.

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HyperX Teams Partners With The Coalition

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Fountain Valley, CA – June 15, 2016 – HyperX™, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc. the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a product partnership with The Coalition®, the game developer of the mega hit Gears of War®, published by Microsoft® Studios.

HyperX has been a strong supporter of the Gears of War eSports tournaments and gaming events throughout the year. Events include E3 going on right now in Los Angeles, Calif., San Diego Comic Con, and PAX West this September in Seattle, Wash.

HyperX supports gamers across all titles and platforms and is increasingly supporting the console gaming market. At the beginning of 2016, a partnership with Microsoft was announced for the just released HyperX CloudX headset, an Xbox One licensed product. Working with the creators of Gears of War is a natural extension of the relationship as both companies support console gaming.

“The Gears of War franchise is an acclaimed third-person shooter built on innovation and over the top gameplay,” states Jerry Chu, Director of Licensing at The Coalition. “We’re extremely excited to announce this partnership with HyperX and look forward to developing products that will provide an immersive experience for our Gears of War community. It’s an exciting time for both our companies in the Gears Universe.”

“We are proud to partner with such an established and well-known brand as the Gears of War franchise,” said Daniel Kelley, director of marketing, HyperX. “Collaborating with The Coalition and Microsoft Studios is the latest step for HyperX and we can’t wait to introduce our co-developed product to Gears fans next month.”

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 30 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack, ESL One and PAX.

For more information visit the HyperX home page.

HyperX can be found on:
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/hyperx
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hyperx
Instagram: https://instagram.com/hyperx/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hyperx
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+hyperx/videos

Shadow Tactics E3 2016 Announcement Trailer

June 16, 2016 – Daedalic Entertainment and Mimimi Productions present first gameplay video-material of their challenging real-time tactics game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun at E3. In the offical gameplay video, Creative Director Dominik Abé shows an early level of the game and presents basic gameplay mechanics as well as special abilities of two of the five protagonists.

Daedalic Entertainment and Mimimi Productions release Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun in Q4 2016 for PC, Mac, Linux as well as PlayStation®4 und Xbox One™.

Additionally, new screenshots will be released which show the characters in different gameplay variations. Here is a small foretaste:

About Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun

In the year 1615, a new Shogun rises to power in Japan and strives to bring peace to the realm. In his battle against rebellion he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.

One part of this team is Hayato, an agile ninja, who clears the way through his enemies silently with a sword and shuriken. The Samurai Mugen is a bit more violent and can defeat more fiends at one time, but therefore, he’s forfeiting flexibility. Aiko is a master of camouflage when she distracts enemies as a Geisha, and the street child Yuki places traps and decoys the enemies towards their deadly fate. However, Takuma counts on his sniper rifle and takes care of the enemies from a distance.

The player has to carefully evaluate his options in order to master the challenging missions: how will the characters behave as a team? Which one is best equipped for each task? How can they best master the given environments? Come up with your own ingenious tactics to vanquish enemies and complete missions.

Features:

  • Comeback of a genre: Real-time tactics with stealth elements
  • Ninja, Samurai, Geisha, Trapper and Sniper – five simultaneously playable characters with unique and versatile skills
  • Challenging missions, worthy of a strategical mastermind
  • Thirteen missions with a free moving isometric camera perspective
  • Beautiful environments of the Edo period of Ancient Japan

Attack on Titan E3 Trailer

Burlingame and Los Angeles, Calif.  June 14, 2016 — KOEI TECMO America revealed today an exciting and transformative feature of Attack on Titan, the epic action game based on the worldwide anime hit by the same name, alongside an explosive new trailer and screenshots. Scheduled for launch on August 30, 2016, the game will be released on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as digital-only on the PlayStation®Vita handheld system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC via Steam®.

Following the plot-twisting events of the hugely successful anime series Attack on Titan, players will be able to takecontrol of protagonist Eren’s powerful Titan form and get up close and personal with the eerily human-like creatures! Transforming into this titanic beast replaces Eren’s ODM gear and blades with fists. A first English language demo featuring this game-changing ability will be present at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 in Los Angeles from June 14 – 16.

KOEI TECMO America also released a new gameplay trailer showcasing the newly-revealed feature’s unique play-style! This action-packed new trailer features Eren’s explosive transformation, as well as the game’s main playable characters, and focuses on the fast-paced battles, towering Titans, and claustrophobic atmosphere of Attack on Titan. A variety of new screenshots were also released today, showcasing a selection of the stages where players will fight against the Titans; from the evacuated streets of the Stohess District to the open plains outside of the walls!

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare E3 Gameplay Trailer

Get your first look at in-depth Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare gameplay as Reyes and his crew infiltrate and take down an enemy SetDef destroyer. Launching from the UNSA Retribution, the SCAR team must engage in intense Jackal dogfighting and close-quarters combat through zero-g to accomplish a coordinated assault with the UNSA Tigris. Welcome to the deadly world of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Pre-order the Legacy Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition and get Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered*, the return of one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time.

*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/MWR_FAQ

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