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Mass Effect Andromeda teaser

Bioware and EA have released an E3 teaser trailer to feed hungry Mass Effect gamers with a little appetizer. Mass Effect Andromeda is the next chapter in the acclaimed sci-fi RPG saga. Expect it to take place “long after the events of the original trilogy,” says Bioware. More details will be revealed later this year.

Watch the Mass Effect Andromeda trailer below. Read a bit more details here at Bioware’s Blog.

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Final Fantasy 7 remake

Long awaited and clamored, Final Fantasy VII is finally coming to this generation. The definitive PlayStation RPG is teased by Square Enix in a trailer below, showcased for the PlayStation 4 during Sony’s E3 2015 press conference. Much more is to be revealed but you can count of some of the original creators of Final Fantasy VII being involved, including producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Tetsuya Nomura and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima.

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Tatooine gameplay

EA and DICE have released a couple of new and exciting gameplay trailers for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront. Check out the Survival Mode gameplay trailer featuring Sandtroopers, AT-ATs and more below. The Walker Assault trailer showcases the memorable AT-AT snow battle on Hoth. Both look amazing and will leave you eager for the release Star Wars Battlefront later this year! Enjoy!

Tatooine “Survival Mode” trailer:

Hoth “Walker Assault” trailer:

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Mega Man Legacy Collection coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC and 3DS

I’ve always enjoyed retro games and absolutely love it when retro games are remade or repackaged for current-gen consoles. Obviously a complete remake is better than a repackage, but there is nothing wrong with putting a new coat of paint on an absolute classic game!

Reminisce the fun days of 8-bit gaming, soon on your current gen-console. Capcom has announced the Mega Man Legacy Collection is coming this summer to the PS4, Xbox One and PC (and in winter for the Nintendo 3DS). The collection packs faithful reproductions of the original six Mega Man games in one, some additional challenges and Mega Man history.

“In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too,” said Capcom, “Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces – a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.”

Can’t go wrong with the side-scrolling classic Mega Man. What retro games would you like to see revived in their classic presentation for today’s systems?  There has been loads of lists and polls of most wanted/most likely classic gaming remakes (here is an example). Honestly, any one of those games on this list would be great for a remake, but the arcade classics never get old.

Tried and true arcade games such as Space Invaders, PAC-MAN and Asteroids, in pixel-perfect form would be great to see this on today’s latest systems. Whatever your gaming wish, there is no better way to introduce today’s gamers to some fun history of video games than with some hands-on gameplay.

From Capcom-Unity and Digital Eclipse

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With only 30 days until E3, most of the major video game companies have announced a time slot for their press conferences. Expect to hear a plethora of new announcements for whats coming up in the game industry in the next couple of years.

The full schedule is as follows:

June 14th
Bethesda – 7PM PDT/10PM EDT

June 15th
Microsoft – 9:30 AM PDT/12:30 EDT
EA –  1PM PDT/4PM EDT
Ubisoft – 3PM PDT/6PM EDT
Sony – 6PM PDT/9PM EDT

June 16th
Nintendo –  9AM PDT/12PM EDT
Square Enix –  10AM PDT/1PM EDT
AMD’s PC Gaming Show – 5PM PDT/ 8PM EDT

Are there any particular announcements you wish to see come out of these press conferences? Are you excited to see what Virtual Reality has in store for this fall? Let us know in the comments below!

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