What’s New at E3 and Twitch

It’s that time of year for E3, the most important gaming convention in circulation today. Sony has began selling gold Playstation 4 consoles — no, not real gold, silly — for only $249 at E3. This models are identical to existing ones and are only available at E3.


Bethesda Softworks recently made public that Skyrim will soon be available on the Nintendo Switch. Bethesda also stated that Fallout 4 and DOOM will be available on existing consoles in virtual reality form. Dishonored will also be getting new downloadable content, recently announced on Monday, June 12, at E3.


Fortunately for Xbox fans, Microsoft has announced as of June 11 that their new Xbox One X will have backwards compatibility all the way back to original Xbox games. Backwards compatibility is the ability to play games on current, advanced consoles that were designed for previous, outdated consoles.


Ubisoft made it known that they will soon release several games, including The Crew 2, Assissin’s Creed Origins, and Skull and Bones. The Crew 2 includes fast-paced Formula 1 racing, speed boats, and other fast, thrilling vehicles. Assassin’s Creed Origins is the newest installment in the Assassins Creed series, with roots reaching back to Assassin’s Brotherhood: Age of Ancient Egypt. Skull and Bones is a pirate ship battle simulation game that allows up to five players on each side. Maps will be totally explorable and have customizable ships.


Twitch has made it possible for their partners to sell games directly to consumers. Only large-scale, official partners with thousands of viewers are able to distribute their games directly. Streamers will be able to showcase their upcoming games directly to gamers, then sell games on conveniently on their respective sites. Twitch affiliates are also authorized to now advertise games sold by Partners, in which they keep a 5 percent commission.


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