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The second official day of E3 has come and gone, and with it a trio of showcases that held a veritable wealth of gaming news and reveals. From the PC Gaming Show's Age of Empire: Definitive Edition to Sony's Spider-Man to the long-awaited reveal of Beyond Good and Evil 2 at Ubisoft's conference, there was plenty that happened today to get excited about! Of course, with all that news, it becomes easy to overlook something, so we've compiled all of our posts on the day's events right here. Check it all out after the jump!

It's almost Sony's time to shine once more, with the second official day of E3 nearing its end. The PlayStation-centric press conference will begin shortly, and if the past few years are any indication, it will be filled to the brim with games, reveals, and surprises. We're all especially hopeful to get some more news on The Last of Us Part II or another look at Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and I'm sure no one would complain if we got some brand new Crash Bandicoot announcements.

What are you waiting for? Make the jump to watch Sony's press conference live!

During Microsoft's E3 conference this afternoon, Lydia Winters, Mojang's brand director, came on stage to announce Minecraft's "Better Together" update, a new update that will bring cross-platform play to Minecraft, unifying the game across PC, consoles, and mobile devices. The game is also getting a free 4K update as well as tons of new graphics packs this fall.

Follow after the jump to watch the trailer!

Soccer fans won't have to wait long for the next FIFA game installment, and it looks like console options won't be too limiting either. On September 29th, FIFA 18 will hit store shelves with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on the cover, hitting not only current generation platforms, but last generation systems as well.

Read on after the jump for trailers, special editions, and more details concerning the Nintendo Switch version!

Sony has been known to do a lot right with their gaming software and hardware, but that doesn't mean they've given their customers everything they want. One thing many fans seem to want is backwards compatibility for the PlayStation 4, so gamers could freely play games from the other PlayStation consoles. Given recent statements from Sony's Jim Ryan, however, it does not sound like Sony is seriously considering the possibility of adding backwards compatibility to their current console.

Make the jump to learn more about Sony's current lack of backwards compatibility.

A brand new mash-up pack is on its way to console and Windows 10 versions of Minecraft, featuring none other than the popular cartoon starring Jake the Dog and Finn the Human: Adventure Time. Developer Mojang released a new trailer recently, announcing the pack that has a lot of fans of the show and its games excited.

Take a dive into the Land of Ooo and read more!

More than just PC players and Switch owners can now get their Shovel Knight fix this month! For owners of the original Shovel Knight on platforms other than the Nintendo Switch, the latest, free DLC story expansion: Specter of Torment, in which players can finally control the scythe-wielding Specter Knight, is coming out soon.

Make the jump to find a release date to look forward to!

Two days ago, the highly anticipated Persona 5 launched in the West. While this was cause for great celebration for Atlus fans, the company also ticked a lot of people off with its policy about streaming the JRPG. This policy, which can be found in its entirety here, basically boils down to "Be careful not to spoil the game for people. If you do, we may try to shut down your channel." As the makers of the game, Atlus has a right to make suggestions on how to best experience it, but outright threatening to take down accounts is an abuse of power.

Read more of my thoughts on the matter inside!

Today is the day I've been waiting for all year—the day Persona 5 finally releases in the West! This is no doubt one of the biggest releases this year, and many people are eager to jump right into it. This means that Let's Plays and streams galore are bound to be posted in the near future. Unfortunately for these content creators, Atlus has posted a set of guidelines for showing off the game's content, along with the threat of having this content taken down if these guidelines are broken.

Head inside to see what Atlus had to say about sharing Persona 5 content!

It was recently revealed that the next round of Shovel Knight DLC will be not only coming out in April, but will be coming to the Nintendo Switch first! This new update, dubbed Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, was announced for the Nintendo Switch earlier this month and will include all three campaigns in addition to a new local co-op mode. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will cost $24.99, while the standalone Specter of Torment DLC will be $9.99, and will be available on last and current generation consoles, PC, and the Switch.

If you don't have it already, make sure to get Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove at $14.99 price here. Read more after the jump!

While some of my Gamnesia colleagues have had the honor of discussing 2016's gaming highlights, it now falls on me to reflect on one of the year's most crushing disappointments. But what to choose? No Man's Sky, although eventually cleared of false advertising charges, suffered from criticism of misleading advertising, as well as some advertised features still being absent from the game. While Pokémon GO has certainly been successful, it's been similarly frustrating that Niantic struggled for so long to fix tracking issues, and that early-promised features such as trading have yet to arrive nearly six months later. As for my personal choice for 2016's most disappointing game... well, I wouldn't say it left me crying like an anime fan on prom night, but it was still pretty upsetting. So let's talk about the only remaining game in the banner above (whoops, spoiler alert!): Mighty No. 9.

Head inside for some totally upbeat end-of-the-year chat!

PlayStation Plus members will be getting a fresh batch of free games in January 2017, as recently posted about by the PlayStation Blog. Among the titles to be made available are war survival game This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PlayStation 4) and the remastered version of the 1993 classic Day of the Tentacle (cross-buy on PlayStation Vita).

Read more after the jump!

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Famitsu (since Media Create skipped this week), and Pokémon Sun and Moon continue to impress. Although the twin games saw their sales dip a bit last week (partially thanks to the launch of a new Yo-kai Watch game), they sold over 322,000 units last week, bringing their life-to-date total in Japan alone up to 3,246,222.

In hardware, the 3DS family reigned supreme, selling nearly 230,000 units for the week. PlayStation 4 (including Pro) came in second place with over 107,000 units sold. Vita sold a respectable 58,745 units, and Wii U lagged behind with 8,417 sales. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and a familiar franchise is sitting at number one. The latest version of Yo-kai Watch 3 (Sukiyaki) sold 337,979 units in its debut, easily beating out Pokémon Sun and Moon, which sold just under 200,000 for the week.

The 3DS family was the big winner in hardware, as all of its various models combined for over 133,000 sales. PlayStation 4 took second, selling just under 80,000 units between its regular and Pro models. PlayStation Vita sold over 36,000 units for the week, and Wii U managed just over 5,000. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

A new Fallout-themed expansion pack is coming to Minecraft sometime soon, introducing tons of new skins, environments, and creatures to the game, as well as a morbid new texture pack.

The expansion will cost $6 at launch and will be available on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U. Mojang hasn't announced an official launch date for this expansion, but the company has said that it is coming sometime soon, probably in the next couple of months. Make the jump to learn more!