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Resident Evil and survival-horror were once virtually synonymous, but Capcom's beloved franchise saw a distinct shift in gameplay with Resident Evil 4, and each main series entry since has been more and more action-focused. While this helped popularize the series and attract new fans, it also left many veteran players feeling alienated. Capcom took note of fan frustration when Resident Evil 6 received lukewarm reviews and undersold expectations, and they promised to do more to appeal to their core base.

As such, I was intrigued (but skeptical) when a reliable source leaked that a horror-focused Resident Evil VII would appear at E3 this year. While I trusted the source, I couldn't wrap my head around the idea of Capcom truly taking the series back to its horror roots. I fully expected Capcom to take a half-measure, scaling the action back to the level of Resident Evil 4 or perhaps Resident Evil: Revelations, but I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong. Based on what we've seen so far, Capcom is making a real effort to welcome in horror fans with open arms.

Yesterday's round ended pretty heavily in favor of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver versions, raking in almost half of all votes cast and coming in at approximately twice the number of votes given to the runner-up. Now it's time to figure out the first game that Pokémon will compete against in Round 2. You may notice that the games in this round don't share a common theme—that's because it's our leftover round! You may be wondering why this round is happening on only the second day of the competition, and the answer may surprise you: because we didn't plan it well enough!

Skies of Arcadia Legends, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and Wild Arms 3 are set to duke it out today! Four enter the arena, but only one will leave. Make sure to head inside and vote to see your favorite of these titles move on to the next round!

Our Ultimate RPG showdown is kicking off with a bang this morning as we pit the four fantastic Pokémon games you nominated against each other. Pokémon is a franchise near and dear to the hearts of many gamers worldwide, whether you got in at the beginning with Red and Blue versions or with later entries such as X and Y. Due to similarities between versions, your combatants for this bout are combined together to form one entry. Thus Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow versions constitute one combatant. The other three combatants are Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal, Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky.

Head inside to learn more about this matchup and to find out how to cast your vote!

"And yes, you can do parkour in Crocs."

That's the one line that has continued to stick in my head from an E3 show floor demonstration of Watch Dogs 2. But a number of other moments stood out to me during the demo as well, such as a political scandal involving digital corruption and the pursuit of online followers being used as a game mechanic. The Watch Dogs franchise is upping its focus on tech culture with its sequel, but they've also replaced the previous game's straight-faced self-importance with goofy self-awareness. Ubisoft's deliberate tonal shift of the Watch Dogs franchise marks a clear break from the publisher's homogeneously serious demeanor, and that's a change worth getting excited for.

Last week, we asked you to submit your all-time favorite RPGs for all-out brawl – and you delivered. With over 100 comments, we're excited to show off the starting bracket for our Ultimate RPG Showdown before the very first match-up tomorrow. Once the battles begin, they'll hit and hard and fast, so take some time, get a good look at the contenders, and start thinking about who you'll champion in the coming weeks.

Head inside for a look at the full bracket!

One of the big development themes Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has touted for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is that it challenges the conventions of Zelda.

And that's true—it does away with many ideas that have been associated with the series since its early installments. You no longer pick up recovery hearts from fallen enemies to restore your life, or cut grass to find dropped Rupees and ammunition. Items now come with numeric stats that are visible to the player. There's a dedicated jump button for the first time apart from Zelda II.

But Nintendo's also tried to pitch that Breath of the Wild's biggest selling point—the vast, open world that players will be free to explore at their leisure—is a break from convention. In doing so, they're missing out on a huge opportunity to recognize that the concept of an open world is at the heart of Zelda's DNA, and that this new game is more of a homecoming for the series than a voyage into the unknown. Head inside to keep reading.

Every E3 comes and goes making huge waves with some of gamers' most anticipated titles, but if there's one scene in gaming flourishing brighter than ever before, it's independent game development. This year several of us from Gamnesia had the opportunity to play a wide variety of indie games on the show floor, and four of us decided to come together to highlight our personal favorite games from E3 2016. Head inside to read all about them!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they discuss a megaton of news from E3 through now, including Nintendo's comments on Link's gender, hints that Pokkén Tournament is getting three DLC fighters, Nintendo's comments on remastering olderPaper Mario games, actual news about the NX for once, and the idea of several Zelda spinoffs, starring Sheik, Zelda and more. And partway through the show, listen in as we ask whether we should continue to consider Nintendo a video game company, or start to think of them as an entertainment company instead.

You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

In early 2013, I found myself anxiously awaiting the release of Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem when it was announced in a Nintendo Direct. I've been a huge fan of Atlus for quite a while, and the proposition of combining two franchises of such a high caliber was utterly enticing. Three and a half long years later, the time has finally come for it to launch in the West as Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE. It may seem like a niche title on the surface—given the role the Japanese entertainment industry plays—but underneath this outer layer is a fun, engaging RPG that is certainly one of the Wii U's highlight games of the summer, if not the entire year.

With E3 2016 behind us and plenty of fantastic games to look forward to, we'd like to look back at the greats of the past and welcome Gamnesia readers to a new feature where your voice is heard: tournaments. If you've ever wanted to pit the best games history has to offer against each other in an all-out fight for supremacy, we've got you covered.

This tournament's theme: Role-Playing Games (RPGs). The games: that's where you come in!

Find out more about how to participate after the jump!

The biggest buzz of E3 2016 was that surrounding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Completely shattering the traditional Zelda formula, this title will let Link loose in a massive version of Hyrule said to be the size of twelve Twilight Princess overworlds put together. But what if it's even bigger than that? What if Link can also travel to a second version of this Hyrule, as it existed a century ago? Even with what little we know about Breath of the Wild, there may be more evidence supporting this possibility than you'd imagine.

For a full breakdown of the evidence supporting this theory, head inside.

And so it ends: another E3 has shut its doors for the year; all we gamers can do now is eagerly await the next bit of news, footage, or release for the many, many exciting games shown off at the show. We've been covering the expo all week, and today was no exception, as it provided us with plenty of news to cover and discuss. If you missed out on what we found, have no fear—we've compiled all the day's stories into one place for your easy perusal. Check it out after the jump!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Join the Nintendo Week crew as Alex, Ben, and Colin discuss everything that is Nintendo's E3 2016, from Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Paper Mario: Color Splash, the Waluigi Amiibo, and so much more.

The second day of E3 proper has come to a close, and a number of interviews and livestreams have dropped tons of news on the latest developments in the gaming industry. If you missed anything from today, don't fret—just past the jump you can find a list of all the news that we found and deliver to you guys. From the day's exciting start with major Pokémon GO reveals, to new trailers for Final Fantasy XV, we've got all your news gather right here for your convenience! Check it out inside!

E3 has reached its halfway point for 2016: the conferences are all done, but today marked the opening of the actual convention, which means people are playing all the games we've been hearing about and learning all sorts of new secrets and details. Nintendo also had its big Zelda reveal today, finally showing off the breathtaking Breath of the Wild for hours on end. Of course, there was plenty of news beyond just Zelda and Nintendo. If you missed anything, have no fear: we've got you covered! Just check after the jump for the list of all the stories we learned from E3 today!