Welcome to our big E3 GamesBeat weekly roundup! We saw many of the show’s biggest games, including Super Mario Odyssey, Far Cry 5, and Star Wars: Battlefront 2. We also covered the big news and game reveals from the big publisher events.

It was a crazy week, so check out our stories below to get caught up before enjoying the weekend.

Above: Mario was the star of E3 2017.

Image Credit: Dean Takahashi

Pieces of flair and opinion

  • The DeanBeat: The memorable and the missing moments of E3 2017
  • Warner Bros. games are coming out of the shadow of its movies
  • Was E3 worth it to the public? GamesBeat Decides
  • XCOM developer is surprised and flattered by turn-based combat in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • E3 2017 trend: Indie devs are courting speed runners
  • Is Super Mario Odyssey the best thing at E3? GamesBeat Decides
  • The best of E3 so far: All the press events from EA to Nintendo
  • The Super Mario Odyssey memes … they are good and dank
  • For a small developer, even a poorly curated Steam Direct beats Greenlight
  • Inside Microsoft’s strategy for the Xbox One X reveal
  • Did Ubisoft have a better E3 event than Sony or Microsoft? GamesBeat Decides
  • Nintendo E3 2017: Every trailer and announcement
  • Super Smash Bros. for Switch was Nintendo’s big E3 no-show
  • Early social results show EA and FIFA 2018 are winning E3
  • Best of E3 so far: PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft, and Sony events
  • Sony E3 2017: Every trailer and announcement
  • Sony’s biggest no-show: The Last of Us Part II
  • At Skydance Interactive, Hollywood and games are friends again
  • Ubisoft E3 2017: Every trailer and announcement
  • What were the coolest games at E3 so far? GamesBeat Decides
  • Best of E3 2017 so far: from A Way Out to Wolfenstein 2
  • Bethesda E3 2017: Every trailer and announcement
  • Microsoft E3 2017: Every trailer and announcement
  • Xbox Scorpio is probably the name for Microsoft’s new console (update: It’s Xbox One X)
  • Battlefield 1 expansion map spurs a marriage proposal at EA Play
  • EA E3 2017: Every trailer and announcement

Above: Metroid is back.

Image Credit: Nintendo

News

  • Sony Pictures announces Spider-Man: Homecoming VR experience
  • Atari CEO confirms the company is working on a new game console
  • Nintendo Switch generated more positive E3 reactions than Microsoft Xbox One X
  • Rocket League dev laments Sony’s ‘political barrier’ keeping crossplay off PS4
  • E3 drew more than 68,400 industry professionals and video game fans
  • The Xbox Duke controller lives — check it out
  • Microsoft’s Xbox One X console commands the most social buzz at E3
  • Mario and Nintendo are dominating E3 on YouTube
  • Razer Blade Stealth laptop debuts with 13.3-inch screen for $1,400
  • Zombie ouroboros: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds gets the undead
  • You can use your PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 to play Forza Motorsport 7
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions is a remake with a twist
  • Funomena’s VR game Luna immerses you in the world of a little bird
  • Microsoft is positioning Forza Motorsport 7 as the flagship game for Xbox One X
  • Retro Studios is not making Metroid Prime 4
  • Super Mario Odyssey’s Amiinage à trois is amazing
  • Metroid: Samus Returns is a 2.5D reimagining of the Game Boy original
  • Kirby comes to Switch with a 4-player co-op game in 2018
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC pack is available June 30
  • Super Mario Odyssey is coming October 27 – watch the trailer
  • Fire Emblem: Warriors shows off its story
  • Metroid Prime 4 is real and coming to Switch
  • A core Pokémon game is coming to the Switch
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is coming this holiday for the Switch
  • Rocket League is coming to Switch this holiday
  • Sony’s sold 60.4 million PlayStation 4s
  • Destiny 2 definitely won’t launch on PC alongside PS4 and Xbox One
  • Sony teases its PS4-exclusive Destiny 2 strike, Lake of Shadows
  • Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer will have land, air, and sea combat
  • PlayStation VR gets Skyrim, Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep, and more at E3
  • Insomniac’s Spider-Man game is cinematic and action-packed
  • Detroit: Become Human’s big choice is … violence or pacifism?
  • God of War is coming to PlayStation 4 early 2018
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting a VR version
  • New Monster Hunter: World unveiled at Sony’s E3 event
  • Sony shows off a riveting new scene of zombie survival game Days Gone
  • Shadow of the Colossus is back
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy shows that the series may have life beyond Drake
  • Ubisoft’s Space Junkies is another bold jump into sci-fi VR
  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 finally returns, and it’s now a prequel
  • Steep is getting an Olympics expansion this December
  • Ubisoft unveils Starlink video game with toys that attach to your controller
  • Just Dance 2018 is coming this October
  • Skull & Bones is Ubisoft’s take on pirates
  • Transference is VR’s ‘Being John Malkovich’ from Ubisoft
  • The Crew 2 brings boats, planes, and bikes together with automobiles
  • Shigeru Miyamoto comes onstage at Ubisoft for the unusual Mario and Rabbids crossover
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is an XCOM-like Nintendo-Ubisoft mascot mashup
  • Age of Empires: Definitive Edition highlights Microsoft’s renewed PC push
  • Don’t Starve creator blends D&D with Guardians of the Galaxy in Griftlands
  • Cliff Bleszinski: ‘None of that $60 multiplayer only bulls—‘ for $30 Lawbreakers on August 8
  • Intel worked with Bungie to maximize Destiny 2 for powerful new CPUs
  • Tunic gets a name change as it shows the power of adorable indies at PC Gaming Show
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds dev shows off dynamic mantling
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen expansion hits PC and consoles August 29
  • Ooblets is Animal Crossing plus Pokémon plus unimaginable levels of cuteness
  • Intel and ESL launch exclusive esports partnership at E3
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is fighting the Nazi takeover of America
  • Bethesda and Arkane Studios show new Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider DLC
  • The Evil Within 2 comes out Friday the 13th this October
  • Quake World Championship takes place August 26 for $1 million prize
  • Bethesda reveals Creation Club for modders to add content to Fallout 4 and Skyrim
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will get Horns of Reach and Clockwork City additions
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Switch gets Link gear from Zelda
  • The Elder Scrolls: Legends will get Heroes of Skyrim expansion June 29
  • Doom VFR brings its Satanic shooting action to virtual reality
  • Fallout 4 VR is happening
  • Hundreds of thousands of people are watching esports instead of E3
  • Microsoft on Minecraft and PlayStation 4: ‘We’d love to have’ PS4 join cross-play support
  • Warner Bros., Eleague announce Injustice 2 World Championship finals
  • Xbox One X still has an HDMI-in port for your cable box
  • Super Lucky’s Tale and Cuphead shine in Microsoft’s ID@Xbox presentation (updated)
  • Seagate Game Drive Hub for Xbox One stores eight terabytes of games for $200
  • BioWare’s Anthem stuns with an astounding trailer at Xbox E3 event
  • Microsoft announces backward compatibility for original Xbox games
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps is another gorgeous Metroidvania
  • Microsoft to publish Fullbright’s Tacoma sci-fi adventure on August 2
  • Crackdown 3 adds Terry Crews and announces a November 7 release date
  • Co-op mining game Deep Rock Galactic is an Xbox One exclusive
  • Microsoft’s Sea of Thieves shows how you use cannons to board ships
  • Dragon Ball Fighter Z is a 2D fighting game that looks just like the show
  • The Darwin Project survival game is an Xbox One exclusive
  • Microsoft unifies Minecraft with third-party servers and cross-platform saves
  • State of Decay 2 brings more zombies to Xbox One
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds comes to Xbox One X
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins and its Egyptian setting are real
  • Microsoft reveals Metro: Exodus with gorgeous gameplay trailer
  • Xbox One X is the name of Project Scorpio, launches November 7 for $499
  • Forza Motorsport 7 is an Xbox One X visual standout
  • Xbox One S is now $250 for a limited time
  • Square Enix releases Kingdom Hearts III trailer at a game music concert
  • EA donates $1 million for anti-bullying charities
  • FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch: EA confirms Ultimate Team, Joy-Con controls
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II will get free DLC after November 11 launch
  • Seed is EA’s new research division for cutting-edge game experiences
  • EA Sports looks to grow Madden, FIFA, and NBA Live
  • BioWare reveals its Destiny-like project Dylan, now called Anthem
  • EA debuts A Way Out from the creator of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Need For Speed: Payback looks to capitalize on ‘Fast and the Furious’
  • Battlefield 1’s In the Name of the Tsar expansion has 8 multiplayer maps for Russian campaign

Above: South Park is going to mobile.

Image Credit: South Park Digital Studios

Mobile and social

  • The Walking Dead: Road to Survival publisher Scopely raises $60 million
  • Rovio targets adults with the naughty humor of Angry Birds Evolution
  • Blade Runner 2049 will get its own mobile game
  • Facebook: 43 million people have already posted 115 million times about E3
  • Berlin’s TreasureHunt raises $6 million for mobile game studio
  • South Park: Phone Destroyer is coming to mobile later this year
  • Fallout Shelter hits 100 million players

Above: Assassin’s Creed goes Egyptian.

Image Credit: UBisoft

Reviews, previews, and interviews

  • Ubisoft CEO reflects on one of the company’s best E3 events ever
  • How Activision CEO aims to make blockbusters out of Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII
  • Watch us play Total War: Warhammer’s Battle of the Fallen Gates
  • How Insomniac Games is creating new lore for The Amazing Spider-Man game
  • 5 things I love about Super Mario Odyssey
  • Ubisoft’s Dan Hay on how to find cult-hating friends in Far Cry 5
  • How Sega found its third-party identity with PC gaming, Atlus, and its classics
  • Ashen expands on Journey’s passive multiplayer by turning real strangers into companions
  • Far Cry 5 hands-on: Same verbs, different country
  • Sega goes for nostalgia and modern 3D with two new Sonic games
  • Hands-on with Sonic Forces as Sega takes its mascot hedgehog into 3D
  • How World of Warcraft’s new patch keeps players busy
  • PWND and Archangel show Skydance is hitting the silly and serious in gaming debut
  • Survios expands Raw Data with player-versus-player and PlayStation VR integration
  • Why Assassin’s Creed: Origins is going to Egypt and revamping the series
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins refreshes Ubisoft’s flagship series with new combat and loot drops
  • FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch hands-on: The beautiful stopgap
  • Star Wars Battlefront II hands-on: Everyone can be a hero
  • A Way Out creator Josef Fares: ‘If you don’t like it, you can break my legs’
  • Battlefield 1 hands-on: Neville Nights map is a crazy battle in the dark
  • LucidSound’s LS20 headset brings amplified audio to Switch, mobile, and more

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