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The famous Japanese game publisher Capcom has revealed its E3 2013 lineup. A user on Neogaf posted a quote from Capcom's press office detailing what the company is planning to bring to the show. The list includes DuckTales: Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Lost Planet 3, Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, and "a big surprise."

"Come join us at this year's E3 Expo to experience all new versions of forthcoming releases DuckTales: Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara and Lost Planet 3 as well as the debut of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. And what's more, we have a big surprise to share with you. To find out what it is you'll have to head to booth # 2101 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center."

Remember, Capcom recently launched a 30th anniversary website, and on that website is a countdown. So it appears there's a good chance that when that countdown hits zero in four days and six hours, Capcom will draw back the curtain on our "big surprise" for E3 2013. Tune into Gamnesia for coverage of the event!

Bethesda has released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition today. It features the main game, along with the three released DLC expansions (Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn), and if you haven't played the game yet, this is the time. Especially when you want to play it on PC, because it sells at the healthy price of $44.99.

The game takes place two hundred years after the last one in the northernmost part of the continent of the Elder Scrolls world. Skyrim faces the return of Alduin, the World Eater, and his army of dragons. You are the Dragonborn, a legendary warrior with the soul of a dragon. Dragonborns can absorb the souls of slain dragons to grow more powerful, and you have to oppose Alduin, lest he destroy the world.

The game is still incredibly good after two years, and it's got more than 200 Game of the Year awards up its sleeve, so it's definitely worth checking out.

Jason West and Vince Zampella, respectively the president and co-founder of Infinity Ward, the developer studio of the Call of Duty series, were let go by Activision in 2010. The two, along with some of their co-workers at Infinity Ward, created Respawn Entertainment, and through Game Informer have revealed their upcoming first-person shooter, TitanFall. One of those with access to the issue has posted information about the game here.

TitanFall is a mech game where the robots, called Titans, are fast and agile, even with the ability to dodge, something most games of this type lack. Pilots can put themselves in danger by leaving the mechs, but also become more agile, with the ability to jump multiple times and run on walls. Leaving the mech doesn't put the pilot on death's door though, as even they can take down a mech single-handedly by getting on top of a robot and damaging the brain (this concept can be seen in the image to the left). The game features a single player mode and a less defined story, similar to Valve's Left 4 Dead, where multiplayer is always a focus. Death comes quickly in Call of Duty's multiplayer, but this isn't true in TitanFall, where the matches last longer and so do you.

While you can learn more from the bullets in the link (or the Game Informer magazine), a few things that should be noted is that TitanFall is currently aiming for a Spring 2014 release on the Xbox One and PC, with another version in development for the Xbox 360.


Notice anything funny about the Facebook post above, taken from Microsoft's Dutch page? No? Let me help you out.

The page, in an attempt to create a hype before E3, asked its viewers if they could recognize the four games pictured. The bottom two are from Madden 25 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, while the top one is from Forza 5. And the second one? It's a screenshot from Killzone: Shadow Fall. Yes, the PlayStation 4 exclusive being developed by Guerrilla Games, a company owned by Sony.

Was this a flub by Microsoft's social media manager? Probably; why advertise the competitor's product? Who knows, maybe he's a Killzone fan.

Hop inside for a larger look at the post.

Ubisoft has announced that three books will accompany the release of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag later this year. The first title, which shares the same name as the game, will be published by Penguin Books in the UK on November 7th, and in the US by Ace Books on November 26th.

The novel, penned by Oliver Bowden, will be an origin story for the game's protagonist Edward Kenway. According to Ubisoft, the novel will follow Kenway's life from his start as a privateer all the way through to the time he gets involved in the Templar-Assassin war.

The second book, The Art of Assassin's Creed, will be published by Titan Books on October 28th. 500 special edition copies will be made featuring a special slipcase and two signed concept art prints.

The third book, the official strategy guide, will be made available on the day of the game's release thanks to the folks at Prima and Piggyback. I'm sure this doesn't come as a surprise to anyone.

As a reminder, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will be available on October 29th for just about every platform out there: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC. I'm most curious to see how the Wii U version will turn out. What platform will you be getting it on? Will you be getting the books? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Develop (Press Release)

Michael Pachter is a brilliant gaming analyst working for Wedbush Securities, a financial and investment firm. Michael Pachter, a financial wizard himself, is well-known for researching video game-related topics. His opinions and predictions, though usually greeted with bane by many in the gaming community, come to fruition more often than not. We gamers tend to only understand games and how to play them. Michael Pachter, however, understands the business side of things. Sometimes that comes to a head when his predictions don't coincide with the opinions of gamers. However, gamers tend to have to swallow their pride, as Michael Pachter's theories usually prove true. 

In an article on GameSpot, it was reported that "Pachter [...] believes the Xbox One will retail for $400, while the PlayStation 4 will debut at $350." Patcher said that his "pricing estimations are based on bill of materials figures of $275 for the PS4 and $325 for the Xbox One."  (Quotes pulled from an article on GameSpot by Eddie Makuch)

For more infomation on this story, read further inside! 

As soon as consoles are announced, rumors typically follow shortly thereafter, be they regarding used games, online policies, Digital Rights Management, or what have you. This rumor today comes to us about games, from online gaming magazine The Escapist. If you're unaware of The Escapist, it's home to Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's Zero Punctuation and Jim Sterling's Jimquisition, along with many other gaming and news publications.

On The Escapist forums yesterday, a picture surfaced depicting what looks to be upcoming titles for the Xbox One. According to VG 24/7, the list of games includes Halo 5, Mirror's Edge 2, Fable 4, Crackdown 3, The Witcher 3, and what appears to be a new Banjo-Kazooie game. (Holy sequels, Batman!)

For more information on this rumor, read further inside the article!

Square Enix, the Japanese game publisher most notably behind the Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Dragon Quest franchises, has revealed a list of their already-announced titles which will be shown or playable at E3 2013. The list includes six titles, two of which are from Square Enix's highly acclaimed subsidiary Eidos Montreal. However, to the disappointment of many, the long-awaited Final Fantasy 13 Versus is not among the confirmed games.

Keep in mind that this is not a final list, as Square Enix certainly wouldn't display the names of any unannounced titles before their official unveiling. Now without further ado, here's Square Enix's currently announced lineup: Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Thief.

Square Enix has created a Youtube channel entitled "Square Enix Presents," where they will broadcast live video during E3 2013. Personally, I'm most interested in seeing Thief. Which games, if any, are you looking forward to from Square Enix this E3?

An article on PlayStation Universe surfaced recently stating that, "Sony and Microsoft may receive cut of [next generation] used game sales." Ever since the announcement of both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, there has been a whole slew of contradictory news involving Digital Rights Management policies, online functionality, and the future of used games. Most concerns have been cleared up with the PlayStation 4, and we need only wait a few more days for Microsoft's official word on the Xbox One at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). However, waters are still muddied in regards to the sale of used games.

If you were to ask anybody paying attention to the gaming industry right now, you would find that the majority of them believe that used games may be restricted this coming generation, or that game studios may be getting a cut of used game sales. Now it seems that not only will game studios receive a cut of used game sales, but Sony and Microsoft might, too. MCV reported, directly from a retail source, the exact process used in the sale of used games on future consoles.

To learn more about this story, read more inside!

Precursor Games, a studio containing members of the Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem development team, are currently attempting to get their newly announced title Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunded via Kickstarter. Shadow of the Eternals is a psychological horror title currently planned for both a Wii U and PC release, but Denis Dyack, the COO of Precursor, has also shown interest in an Xbox One release for the game. In a recent post on IGN entitled "Developers Respond to Xbox One," he is quoted saying:

"We are excited about the potential of X1 and look forward to speaking with Microsoft on how Shadow of the Eternals will be made available on their platform." -- Denis Dyack

However, with this statement, it's important to keep in mind that Shadow of the Eternals may not even be seeing the light of day. Funding for the game isn't looking so good, not even yet reaching one fourth of its goal after more than half of its allotted time on Kickstarter. But if it does get released, how would you feel about an Xbox One version of the game?


The Electronic Entertainment Expo is only a week away! The Gamnesia writing staff has been beefed up for the occasion, and our very own Colin McIsaac will be attending the show! Colin will be offering exclusive previews and impressions, but you can get recapped on all of our E3 coverage over here. This article is for something else.

The Gamnesia staff has come together to discuss Microsoft's E3 prospects. Can the Xbox One rebound after a bumpy reveal? What exclusives are coming to Microsoft's new console? We bring our collective thoughts to the (round)table, offering our opinions on the latest Xbox. We also take a few stabs on the dark, predicting how Microsoft's E3 conference will affect the public, and how the public will affect Microsoft.

Without further ado, let's begin! Head past the jump to see our thoughts!

With just a week left until E3 and the promise of getting our first look at the software lineups for Sony's and Microsoft's newly unveiled consoles, hype and speculation have been on the rise. Will Microsoft redeem themselves from the lack of interesting titles present at Xbox One's reveal? Will Sony showcase a new game from their famed Naughty Dog studio? Will The Last Guardian come back as a PlayStation 4 game? Well, that last one is mainly my question. But the fact is, there are potentially tons of software announcements coming at E3 2013, and according to game journalist Geoff Keighley, that potential is going to be realized. Keighley tweeted the other day that E3 2013 will be showcasing Sony's and Microsoft's "strongest [conferences] in years."

Head past the jump to see the full quote.

The vague nature of the Xbox One reveal left a lot of people unsatisfied. With unanswered questions about their privacy, their ability to buy used games, their potential next-generation console's DRM, and their ability to play Xbox One offline, it's understandable that gamers are more than a little frustrated with the amount of ambiguity surrounding Microsoft's new console. However, Microsoft's "Major Nelson" plans to calm our anxieties soon, once he's done "rounding up answers" to all of our burning questions. 

He says the answers "look pretty good," and he promises that Microsoft is "listening" to the concerns and will be addressing them soon enough. Head past the jump to see the full statement he made via his Twitter!

How's that sound to you? Is Microsoft tossing us a load of bull? Or will they actually give us clear-cut and honest answers? Sound off in the comments!

Ubisoft has developed and worked on many games and has been around for a while. With franchises like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry under their belt, Ubisoft has announced a new racing franchise they are working on with Ivory Studios called The Crew.

Specifically being developed by Ubisoft's Reflection's Studio, The Crew will be a realistic title looking to rival Forza and Gran Turismo. While most racing games fall under the action or simulation category, The Crew could be something different. Ubisoft's upcoming racer is apparently being developed for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and may also come to current generation consoles.

More information will be revealed at E3, so make sure to check back with Gamnesia for updates on The Crew and much more!

Not much may be known about The Crew, but from what you know about Ubisoft's vehicle systems in other games, what opinions do you have on a racing game from them?

Following the trend of backwards incompatibility, Microsoft has recently told gamers to keep their Xbox 360s if they have large digital libraries. That's right: Xbox Live Arcade games will not be transferable to the Xbox One.

Until now, the idea of XBLA games being transferable was up-in-the-air, with Microsoft only officially confirming that the Xbox One will not support physical Xbox 360 games. The official confirmation of inability to transfer the XBLA games was given in a GameSpot interview with Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer. Find out what was said inside!