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All The Games Jason Played At E3 All The Games Jason Played At E3

I’m back from E3, and I’ve brought a truckload of video game impressions with me. You can hear them all on this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, or read some of them right here.

Final Fantasy XIV's Director Talks Housing Shortage, PS4 Cross-Play, And Much More Final Fantasy XIV's Director Talks Housing Shortage, PS4 Cross-Play, And Much More

Naoki Yoshida has become an icon to Final Fantasy XIV fans. When he logs into the game, his character gets mobbed. One of the reasons for his popularity is his willingness to get candid about all of the issues his game faces.

Ever wanted to play games you could also eat? A new Kickstarter for the Edible Games Cookbook, by Jenn Sandercock, could provide some tasty options. Kirk and I played one of Sandercock’s games at GDC earlier this year and had a blast eating pastries and solving riddles.

Mario Tennis On Switch Is Mostly Fun (But Frustrating) Mario Tennis On Switch Is Mostly Fun (But Frustrating)

If you have ever wanted to play a tennis game in which you have a better chance of breaking your racket than hitting the ball out of bounds, then Mario Tennis Aces is for you. Just get ready for some frustrating matches.

All The Podcasts We Did At E3 All The Podcasts We Did At E3

At E3 in Los Angeles last week, we recorded a lot of episodes of Kotaku Splitscreen. For your convenience, here’s a roundup of all of them.

The Director Of Deus Ex And Epic Mickey Has Plenty More Wild Video Game Ideas The Director Of Deus Ex And Epic Mickey Has Plenty More Wild Video Game Ideas

After his time producing and directing immersive simulators like System Shock and Deus Ex, legendary designer Warren Spector made waves when he announced Epic Mickey, a game about a certain famous mouse. What other ideas does Spector have rattling around his brain? On Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss.

Why Cyberpunk 2077 Is Taking So Long Why Cyberpunk 2077 Is Taking So Long

Developer CD Projekt Red first teased Cyberpunk 2077 five years ago, but we hadn’t heard another word about the game until this past E3. Why’d it take so long? One of the studio’s top executives joins Kotaku Splitscreen to explain.

Final Fantasy XIV Director Plays Final Fantasy XIV, Gets Mobbed By Fans Final Fantasy XIV Director Plays Final Fantasy XIV, Gets Mobbed By Fans

Yesterday at E3 in Los Angeles, I went to Square Enix’s booth for an interview with Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida and found him in the middle of a session of his own game. As it turns out, he had been chatting with fans during his interview breaks. And getting mobbed.

Cyberpunk 2077 Is A Violent, Impressive Blend Of Deus Ex And The Witcher 3 Cyberpunk 2077 Is A Violent, Impressive Blend Of Deus Ex And The Witcher 3

The next game from the makers of The Witcher 3 is looking impressive, and perhaps most importantly, it looks like a real video game. A 50-minute behind-closed-doors E3 demo of Cyberpunk 2077 showed attendees proper gameplay, played live, that appeared like something we might actually see in the next year or two.

Mega Man 11 Is Exactly What I Hoped It Would Be Mega Man 11 Is Exactly What I Hoped It Would Be

It’s been eight years since the last Mega Man game, and after the disappointing spiritual successor Mighty No. 9, it’s fair for us all to wonder: Is Mega Man 11 actually going to be any good? The answer, from what I’ve played so far, is yes.

Sekiro, The Next Game From The Makers Of Dark Souls, Looks Impressive Sekiro, The Next Game From The Makers Of Dark Souls, Looks Impressive

One of E3's highlights so far is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the next game by From Software, makers of Bloodborne and Dark Souls. With Souls-style combat and a grappling hook that lets the player zip around like a goddamned ninja, this game looks impressive so far.

We Played Destiny 2's Great New 'Gambit' Mode We Played Destiny 2's Great New 'Gambit' Mode

One of the highlights of Destiny 2's upcoming fall expansion is Gambit, a competitive PvE and PvP mode that asks two teams of four players to fight each other in a very different fashion. I played a few rounds of Gambit at an Activision event in Los Angeles and am pleased to say that it’s very, very good.

Square Enix's E3 Presentation Was A Joke Square Enix's E3 Presentation Was A Joke

Expectations were high for the first E3 presser from Square Enix in three years. The publisher has a lot of exciting upcoming projects that we haven’t heard much about, including Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Naturally, Square Enix showed absolutely none of them.

The Developers Of Dark Souls Are Making A New Ninja Game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice The Developers Of Dark Souls Are Making A New Ninja Game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Last winter at The Game Awards, Dark Souls studio From Software teased a game that they called “Shadows Die Twice.” Today at the Xbox E3 press conference, the developer officially revealed that game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, an action game starring a ninja with a prosthetic arm.

Kingdom Hearts III Will Be Out In January Kingdom Hearts III Will Be Out In January

It’s 1:30am Eastern on a Sunday morning and Square Enix just announced Kingdom Hearts III’s release date, because why not? The long-awaited action-roleplaying game will be out on January 29, 2019, the publisher says.

Sources: Microsoft Delays Crackdown 3 To 2019 [Update: Confirmed For February] Sources: Microsoft Delays Crackdown 3 To 2019 [Update: Confirmed For February]

First planned for November 2017, then delayed to 2018, the long-troubled open-world action game Crackdown 3 will now be out in 2019, according to two people familiar with the game’s release plans. It’s an unusual move and another blow to Xbox’s already weak first-party lineup for the rest of 2018.

Uh Oh, I Have Become A PC Gaming Snob Uh Oh, I Have Become A PC Gaming Snob

Hello—my name is Jason Schreier, and I am now officially a PC gaming snob.

The makers of Rez and Lumines are making a Tetris game, Tetris Effect, which will be out for PlayStation 4 this fall. It’ll also be on PSVR, for those of you with stronger stomachs than I.

Destiny 2's Next Expansion Is Changing A Lot Destiny 2's Next Expansion Is Changing A Lot

The next expansion to Destiny 2 is Forsaken, out September 4 and bringing a bunch of stuff to Bungie’s space shooter, including a wild new mode and an overhaul of how weapons work.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Have Some Sort Of Timed PlayStation Exclusivity Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Have Some Sort Of Timed PlayStation Exclusivity

One of the video game industry’s most grating trends is timed exclusivity, when a console manufacturer like Sony or Microsoft pays a publisher money in order to deprive content from other platforms for a certain timeframe. It looks like Red Dead Redemption 2 will be following suit.

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