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Feast on this Alien: Isolation E3 trailer


Alien: Isolation, for those who have survived the Xenomorph buffet so far, is a first-person survival horror game using Ridley Scott's 1979 movie a spingboard. The game will be available on the flustercluck day of October 7. Here's the trailer Sega brought to the E3 2014 party.

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New Star Fox coming to Wii U

TIME magazine reported this morning that a Star Fox "rethink" is coming, along with mentioning new "unusual" Wii U games from Shigeru Miyamoto. The story has since been kinda-sorta pulled. Stay tuned for more information during Nintendo Press Conference liveblog that starts in an hour.

Update: It's official.

Sony E3 2014 press conference round-up: GTA 5, Uncharted 4, PS TV

The end of Sony's E3 2014 press conference marks the end of an era, friends. The era historians will refer to as "The First Day of E3 2014" (Hey, people in the future are practical and honest, what can we say?). While we fully expect multiple libraries' worth of books to be written about this legendary age, we're ready to give you the Cliff's Notes version.

Ready to study up for your E3 History exam? Let's begin.

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EA / Ubisoft E3 2014 conference round-up: Prototypes and push-ups

The big three console manufacturers aren't the only ones having all the fun at E3; Ubisoft and Electronic Arts are known to get in on the party as well. These two publishers can do many things, but one thing they can't do is take you back in time in the event that you missed their press conferences. Fortunately for you, Joystiq does what reality don't.

Ready to travel with us and wrangle up all the news from the Ubisoft and EA pressers? Let's go!

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PlayStation Now rentals for 'most titles' between $3 and $20

Following the new date for the PlayStation Now beta in North America, Sony sent on a press release briefly discussing the price structures for its rental streaming program. According to Sony, the shortest periods will be "priced as low as $2.99," while most games - and presumably different rental options - will sit in the $3 to $20 range.

Additionally, while Sony only noted a beta date for North America, the company added it'll continue to prepare the service for Europe and Japan.

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White PlayStation 4 bundle debuts alongside Destiny [Update: $449]

When Destiny first appears on the PlayStation 4 on September 9 it will be available both as a standalone game, and in a special bundle with an exclusive "glacier white" console.

According to Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., this special version of the PlayStation 4 will feature a 500GB hard drive, a "glacier white" DualShock 4 controller, a copy of Destiny and a 30-day PlayStation Plus voucher. Notably lacking from House's revelation was a price point for the bundle.

Update: Sony sent along further information on the bundle, which will cost $449 (439 euros). Alternatively, European buyers can pick up the glacier white PS4 alone for 399 euros. Glacier white and "urban camouflage" versions of the DualShock 4 controller will be available for $59 (59 euros).

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Bungie offers nearly four minutes of Destiny footage

Image One of the many highlights of Sony's E3 press conference was the above trailer, a nearly four-minute long look at Destiny, the upcoming MMO-esque first-person shooter from Halo creator Bungie. [Image: Bungie]... Continue Reading

Grand Theft Auto 5 coming to PS4 this fall [Update: Xbox One, PC too]


Grand Theft Auto 5 will come to PS4, Sony announced during its E3 2014 press conference. Those with a copy of GTA 5 for PS3 or Xbox 360 will be able to transfer their progress to PlayStation 4 when it arrives this fall. The game first launched in September 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Update: A new trailer reveals it's also on the way to Xbox One and - yup - PC too.

Update 2: Rockstar noted that the PC version of GTA 5 "will also feature a video editor designed for advanced movie-making," in an additional press release, found after the break.

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Naughty Dog puts a name to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, coming in 2015


Naughty Dog's adventure series will make its PS4 debut with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Sony announced at its E3 conference this evening. The game's debut trailer included a little bit of the game's previous characters, Sully and Nathan Drake. Uncharted 4 will launch in 2015.

PlayStation 4 hosts bonus Batman: Arkham Knight content


Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight will arrive on the PlayStation 4 with bonus Scarecrow missions in tow, Sony announced during its E3 conference. Sony confirmed that these missions are exclusive to its platform.

Ratchet And Clank redux coming to PS4

Alongside word that the Ratchet And Clank feature film will debut in the first part of 2015, Sony has revealed that a remake of the original Ratchet And Clank will appear on the PlayStation 4 around the same time. No gameplay details, imagery or pricing information were revealed.

PlayStation E3 2014 Liveblog on Joystiq

With a successful launch behind it, the PlayStation 4 must compose itself as a product with legs and a steady stream of exciting games. Sony will share its plans at the PlayStation E3 press conference, set to go down at 6PM PST, and we'll be there to liveblog and share every detail with you, no matter you're reading from.

Check back here at 6PM PST to see which new games show up for PlayStation 4, and how strong Sony's grip stays on exclusive independent games.

Keep on trekking: The Last of Us hits PS4 on July 29


PlayStation 3 hit The Last of Us completes its remastered journey onto PS4 next month. At Sony's E3 conference, the company announced a July 29 release date for the survival horror on Sony's newest system.

The announcement wasn't the first The Last of Us-related news of the night. Earlier in the evening, Sony revealed the PS4 edition of Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition will feature a dungeon based on Naughty Dog's game.
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Disney Infinity 2.0 announced for Vita, Vita TV

Amid the unveiling of PlayStation TV for the West, Sony slipped in that Disney Infinity 2.0 is coming to the Vita and its TV-connecting variant. Disney's second game in its new plastic-stuffed series is due to hit various PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox systems this fall.

PS Vita TV coming to the West with a new name: PlayStation TV

PS Vita TV is coming to the West, Sony announced at E3 2014. The device that allows you to play Vita games on your TV will cost $99 standalone, or $139 for a bundle including a DualShock 3, an 8GB memory card, an HDMI cable and a digital voucher for a copy of The Lego Movie Video Game.

Users will have access to 1,000 games at launch, which will be ... actually, we don't know, sadly. We do know, however, that it will connect to the PlayStation Now service, which enters public beta on July 31.

Update: The PS Vita TV may be known by that nom de plume in Japan, but when it arrives stateside, it'll go by the slightly less-complicated-but-longer name "PlayStation TV," which is not to be confused with the PlayStation 3D Display.

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