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EVO, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, begins today!

Saying that EVO is the world’s biggest fighting game tournament might be an understatement. What began as “Battle of the Bay” in Sunnyvale, CA in 1996 with a meager forty-person bracket for Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Street Fighter II Turbo eventually moved to much bigger venues in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it’s been held ever since, with thousands of participants from all over the world, growing in attendance every year since. Unlike 2016, when the tournament was split between two venues, this year’s Evolution Championship Series will be taking place entirely in the Mandalay Bay resort, with Sunday finals taking over the main sports arena all day. Fan favorites like Justin Wong, Eduardo “PR_Balrog” Perez, Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley, Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez, Daigo “The Beast” Umehara, Lee “INFILTRATION” Seon-woo, and”Hello Kitty” Ricki Ortiz, as well as literally thousands of other contenders will be eyeing the top dog spot...
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From E3 2017: Hunt: Showdown puts a competitive spin on monster hunting

With so many multiplayer shooters available these days, developers have to work hard to make them stand out. Crytek’s latest project, Hunt: Showdown, looks to do just that. Set in the late Victorian-era, Hunt is a competitive monster hunting first-person shooter where up to five teams of two work to see who can track and kill the target first. Think Evolve, but slower-paced and with more AI-controlled foes wandering around. We were shown a condensed video of a match, showcasing the many phases of the game. The level we were shown was set in a forest swamp at night. AI-controlled enemies roamed the area, the team our video followed deciding to lay low and sneak past them. The reason was two-fold: to conserve ammo and avoid drawing attention. While ammo can be replenished at supply carts scattered around the map, avoiding combat is important since...
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From E3 2017: Aquanox: Deep Descent looks like a promising revival

THQ Nordic has been making a habit of reviving old franchises recently. With the announcement of Darksiders 3 in May, the release of older games in the THQ library like de Blob to Steam, and now picking up the Kickstarted revival of Aquanox, the company seems to have an interest in the past. I got a chance to get a look at Aquanox: Deep Descent at E3, and while I’m not usually one for vehicular combat games, Aquanox seems potentially promising. Aquanox: Deep Descent has no ties to the original series, but its general premise and core principles remain. Aquanox is set in a world where humanity is forced to live underwater due to the declining state of the surface (thanks, climate change). Conflict over limited resources is constant, and is only getting worse as a mysterious force has begun to consume said resources further....
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