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Earlier today, Sony proudly unveiled the PlayStation 4 Pro, a beefed-up version of the PlayStation 4 that adds a whole range of new features to both upcoming and already-released games, ranging from a more powerful graphics processor to a higher clock speed, alongside both 4K and HDR gaming support. In addition, the company revealed that the newly announced device is coming in two months, launching on November 10th. However, buying one will set you back a hefty $399.

Are you looking to pick up a PlayStation 4 Pro? Or are you perhaps looking at the more affordable option in the PlayStation 4 Slim? Leave a comment with your thoughts!

It can be frustrating to see the gym one worked so hard to take over slip away from your hands, but for those dedicated enough and willing to bend the rules (or rather, break them), there is another way; a recently discovered exploit allows players to set a Pokémon egg as a gym leader. However, because eggs are not equipped with attacks nor hit points, they can't actually be defeated, meaning the player who got the egg there will keep the gym indefinitely, reaping all the benefits of it. Niantic has not yet commented on the issue, but rest assured that the perpetrators will—probably—be banned.

Current reports have mostly come from New York City, with even the gym at the New York Times headquarters falling victim to this exploit. What about you? Have you seen egg gyms in your area? Leave a comment and let us know!

When the first-person shooter craze died down, it was inevitable that some genre would rise up and take its place. That is indeed what happened as open-world games—the ones in the vein of Assassin's Creed, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Watch Dogs—burst on the gaming scene, and developers rapidly took notice. Even the Zelda franchise received the open-world treatment during E3, much to the delight of fans worldwide (though it may be argued that the open-world convention of Breath of the Wild is merely a return to traditions past).

The consequence is that one metric of apparent quality has risen just as fast: how large is the game's map? Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 were heavily scrutinized based on the sizes of the in-game worlds, gameplay and design choices notwithstanding. Likewise, people have speculated far and wide concerning the world size of the hotly anticipated Breath of the Wild, with some claiming it's as large as 170 square miles. However, this beckons the question: just how important are map sizes?

It looks like Sony is preparing its answer to the Microsoft's Xbox One Elite Controller; NeoGAF user Kyoufu discovered that the company had made a patent for a new DualShock 4 controller featuring an updated directional pad, customizable settings, and two new buttons on the grip similar to the paddles on the Elite Controller and the Steam Controller. In addition, the Start and Share buttons appear to have been moved below the directional pad and the primary buttons respectively, potentially making room for a bigger touch-pad in the middle.

Check out the gallery of patents past the jump!

The Quake franchise is basically legendary in the shooter genre at this point, and it can be hard to improve on a winning formula, which is why there hasn't been a new Quake game since Enemy Territory: Quake Wars from 2007. However, the franchise will soon return, as id Software bravely announced Quake Champions at E3.

Tim Willits, head of id Software, confirmed to GameSpot that the game is PC-exclusive: "It's a PC game. No excuses. No limitations." However, that doesn't mean console gamers have been completely abandoned, as Willits suggested there was still a chance for the game to land on consoles, claiming that he still "love[s] [his] console fans," and that they're "not totally shutting the door on consoles."

There's currently no release date for Quake Champions, but more information is coming at this year's QuakeCon.

In recent times, the lines between the Xbox One and PC gaming have been blurred, and there's not that much keeping them apart, with peripherals being one of the few differences. However, Microsoft is looking to cross that divide as well; the Xbox platform team has been working on giving the Xbox One mouse and keyboard support, potentially leveling the game for shooters, strategy games, and more. However, don't expect that you'll be able to hook up your mechanical keyboard to your Xbox anytime soon, as Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed to PCGamesN that it would be coming months from now:

"I keep talking about it in the press and my platform team keeps shaking their head, because they… Truthfully in our dev kit modes now keyboard works, mouse support is a little bit further away. I say it because I know it's not years away, it's more like months away, but we don't have an exact date yet." — Phil Spencer

There's currently no main series Halo title available to PC gamers past the second installment, but that might change soon. Despite overlooking a PC version of Halo 5, Xbox boss Phil Spencer suggested that things would be different going forward for the franchise's developers, 343 Industries. When asked by PC Gamer whether or not there would be any reason Halo 6 wouldn't make its way to PC, Spencer's answer was rather clear: "Not at all."

Read on by clicking below!

The PC Gaming Show just finished up, and there was a ton of stories and freshly released gameplay. We've dived into the entire show and picked it apart, digging out every story we could find. Find out more about the sci-fi MMO Dual Universe, Finji's post-apocalyptic Overland, the Apex expansion for Arma III, and a whole lot more by clicking below!

We've all been anticipating Microsoft's exciting action game Scalebound for a while now, and the company gave us a small treat during E3, showing off the game's multiplayer co-op capabilities in what could very well be the biggest boss battle Platinum has ever made. In addition, the trailer confirmed that the game will be coming our way in 2017 on Xbox One and Windows 10.

Check out the multiplayer capabilities of Scalebound past the jump!

One of Microsoft's surprises from last year's E3 was ReCore, an action-adventure title spearheaded by Keiji Inafune and Armature Studios. After a very long wait, Microsoft has finally treated us to some gameplay footage, introducing three of the robots previously shown; there's Joule, a robot dog called Mack, and a spider-bot with the extraordinary name of Seth. ReCore is set to launch on September 13th, according to the trailer.

Check out some ReCore gameplay by clicking below!

While there was no mention of a new installment in the Elder Scrolls franchise, gamers could at least take solace in that the critically acclaimed Skyrim would receive a much-needed graphical facelift in the Skyrim Special Edition, which is coming out to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 28th this year. In addition, Bethesda revealed via Twitter that if you're a PC gamer and own either Skyrim Legendary Edition or the original game with all of its add-ons on Steam, you will receive Skyrim Special Edition for free!

Check out the tweet after the jump!

During its E3 press conference, Electronic Arts took the opportunity to talk a bit about its Star Wars titles. Currently, the company has three different titles out: The Old Republic, Battlefront, and Galaxy of Heroes. However, EA is already looking ahead, with Visceral Games working on what may or may not be an open-world RPG, and a new Battlefront title coming our way next year. In addition, Respawn will be working on a third-person action game set in the Star Wars universe. Unfortunately, gameplay footage was sparse, with only some behind-the-scenes footage being shown off.

It's been 20 years since the first FIFA came out, and EA is doing everything it can to make sure FIFA 17 will be one to remember. During its E3 conference, EA revealed a brand new addition to the franchise: a story mode called "The Journey." Gamers will be playing as Alex Hunter, a young footballer trying to make it big in the game. In addition, Manchester United's new coach, José Mourinho, made a guest appearance during the presentation.

Find out what other changes EA has made to FIFA 17 past the jump!

It's been four years since Mass Effect 3 came out, and we've all been craving news on the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda. However, while many were hoping that E3 would provide plenty of gameplay, their presentation fell somewhat short. Sadly, EA gave us but a small taste of the game, showing off a behind-the-scenes trailer, providing us with a few small glimpses of various new species and small tidbits of gameplay. They left off by revealing that more information about the game would be revealed this fall.

When Watch Dogs released two years ago, the different types of preorders and editions available caused a bit of confusion, and it appears as if Ubisoft is sticking to its guns with the upcoming sequel, Watch Dogs 2. The company has already unveiled a bunch of different types of editions you can buy: everything from Uplayshop exclusives, Collector's Editions, Gold Edition, to of course, the Standard Edition. Needless to say, it's complicated. Oh, and one of them comes in an actual robot.

Find out what each type of edition will give you by clicking below!