View photosFILE - In this Dec. 10, 2011 file photo, Todd Howard, center, of Bethesda Game Studios, is joined by members of his team as he accepts the award for game of the year for "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" at Spike TV's Video Game Awards in Culver City, Calif.The video game publisher announced plans at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Sunday night to bring the demon-battling shooter "Doom" and post-apocalyptic role-playing game "Fallout 4" to virtual reality.AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File MoreLOS ANGELES AP — Bethesda Softworks will surround gamers with 360-degree visions of an intergalactic hell and a nuclear wasteland.The latest entry in the "Doom" series was released for PC and game consoles last month, while "Fallout 4" arrived on those systems last November.The company also teased such forthcoming games as the stylish assassin sequel "Dishonored 2," arena-based shooter "Quake Champions" and alien abduction tale "Prey," as well as updates for "Doom" and "Fallout 4."Online:http://www.bethesda.netFollow AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/derrikjlang .
Bethesda, for example, that attracts a new Quake and gameplay from the highly anticipated Dishonored second New Quake g: Champions We have barely finished lira Doom before it is time to panga again. Fat arms and back mounted jump packs are promised in the next edition of the massively popular shooter series. Dishonored 2 will be here soon The sequel to the critically acclaimed Dishonored was announced during last year's E3, but now the real gameplay from the game finally shown upp.Och it actually looks really promising. Prey: With red eyes in space The lack of numbers after the game title reveals that this is not a question of a sequel, but rather some kind of reboot of first person shooter game, which was released in 2006. A trailer, we have also seen, showing an alien-infested space station and a man suffering from something that makes his eyes grew redder.
E3 Day 1 RecapWhile you were busy on Sunday relaxing or spending time with your family, far more important things were going down on the West Coast.We saw previews of some of the biggest titles set to launch this year and beyond, and in this post we ll recap all of the biggest announcements that you missed from over the weekend.Shifting focus back to announcements that were actually planned, EA and Bethesda both hosted huge E3 press conferences on Sunday.First up was EA, and the company had a ton of big news to share at the show.EA also showed off the hotly anticipated game Mass Effect: Andromeda, Battlefield 1 multiplayer, FIFA 17 story mode and it teased about 437 Star Wars games.Highlights from the big Bethesda event include news that Quake is coming back in the form of Quake Champions, an intriguing single player campaign for the card gameThe Elder Scrolls: Legends, a remastered version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim set to launch on Xbox One and PS4, news that both Fallout 4 and Doom are coming to virtual reality, and more.
Unlike EA s E3 press event, Bethesda s game showcase was stuffed with surprises, as beloved games from yesteryear were dragged back into the spotlight.That s right: Quake is back, baby.Catch up on Quake Champions as well as the rebirth of Prey in the video above, then stick around for a long look at someDishonored 2 gameplay footage.Want to see everything else Bethesda unveiled at E3, like Doom DLC and a virtual reality version of Fallout 4?Check out our coverage of everything Bethesda revealed at E3 2016.
The game is designed for world class e-sports play at any level, Willetts said, adding that Bethesda will be supporting and expanding competitive leagues, about which more details will be made available at Quakefest in August.Dynamic weather - clearly the gameplay feature de jour, as it also heavily featured in the games trailered by EA earlier today - were also very much in evidence, with wind power and weather puzzles both in evidence of the gameplay trailer, which takes place in a different, more southern-European-feeling city to the first game.The game will run on a custom-built engine which Bethesda is calling Void, and it certainly looks effective; especially backstopped with this kind of attention to detail in the level design.We felt compelled to ask ourselves about the history of a place or shop – watermarks on the wall from past floods, peeling posters and advertisements.Also previewed was a new game by one of Dishonored s creators, an unexpected reboot of the Prey franchise as a psychological sci-fi thriller - imagine Dishonored in space and you have a sense of the trailer.As expected, a remastered Skyrim will also be coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One, with a total visual update - and, further in the future, Bethesda also announced Sunday that Fallout 4 and Doom would be coming soon to Virtual Reality on the HTC Vive platform, with the first of those - Fallout - out in 2017.
Bethesda has revealed a new Quake game, Quake Champions, during its E3 2016 press conferenceFollowing the rousing success of its recent blood-filled Doom reboot, Bethesda kicked off its E3 2016 showcase by announcing the revival of another classic FPS from id Software — Quake — with an exciting new cinematic trailer.Dubbed Quake Champions, the new version will be a super-fast, arena-based multiplayer shooter for PC, "designed for people at all skill levels.""The game that defined competitive multiplayer is back."Running at a smooth 120hz with unlocked framerates, the multiplayer shooter will include high-tech weapons and a diverse roster of characters, each sporting his or her own unique attributes and abilities.Although the reveal trailer does not focus on gameplay, it does show off some of the characters we can expect to see in the new Quake, as well as a few unique skills including teleportation and thermal vision."20 years ago, Quake set new standards for multiplayer competition and pushed the boundaries for graphics and gameplay," said Willits.
Like other contemporary shooters Overwatch for one , Quake Champions is being pitched as an e-sports game, with promises of tournament support from the publisher.Little else was revealed about Quake Champions, including platforms PC is a given , but there was a CG teaser trailer, complete with a glimpse of character classes and explosive battles in a large arena.You awaken aboard the Talos 1 in the year 2032 and must uncover the secrets hiding in the depths of the space station while being hunted by the mysterious alien force that has taken over.Perhaps the most surprising announcement of the show was that Bethesda has opened a new division of the studio devoted to making VR games.Finally, there was more news on Dishonored 2, which was unveiled at last year's E3.The game stars two characters: returning protagonist Corvo Attano, and the prior game's royal daughter Emily Kaldwin.
Bethesda was quick with the news during its second-ever E3 press conference, instantly announcing the return of old-school arena shooter action in the form of Quake Champions.The Quake series makes for Bethesda's third resurrection of id Software's long-standing shooter franchises, after Wolfenstein: The New Order and this year's ever-so-metal DOOM revival.In true Quake fashion, Champions will feature fast-paced combat with multiple characters of varying skillsets, arsenals, abilities, and playstyles to match each player's pace as they run headlong into battle with friends and foes alike.The game will also be optimized to run at 120Hz a second with an uncapped framerate, meaning that "fast-paced" becomes "lightning-quick" in the hands of a decent computer rig - a testament to id's devotion to pushing tech with its games.More about Quake Champions will be unveiled at this year's QuakeCon - a move that makes sense given that the franchise is the literal namesake of the id Software-focused convention.
The Prey franchise -- if you can call it that -- sure has a rocky and storied past, the trailer looks interesting but we'll see what happens as we get closer to release in 2017.Certainly looking forward to testing this one on PC, dynamic weather and all.Fifa 17In the never-ending Fifa vs. PES saga, it appears EA has been the dominant player the last few rounds.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is being remastered for PC and latest-gen consoles.Presented as an upcoming "competitive multiplayer arena shooter," details are scarce with more promised to come in August at Quakecon.Initial reactions are divided between excitement for a Quake comeback after Doom's successful run, and people bashing it for following the current class-based trend, which is more Overwatch and less classic Quake.
As expected, the show was filled with exciting announcements, but we ve boiled it down to a list of the very best reveals of the evening.DON T MISS: Our 9 most anticipated games of E3 2016Here they are, the 8 best reveals from Bethesda s E3 2016 event:Quake is backAfter reviving Doom earlier this year, id Software is back with Quake Champions.According to the team, this sequel features a roster of unique characters, each with their own distinctive abilities, allowing you to fight the way you want.Based on the footage they showed at the event, it looks like you ll be able to amass a collection of cards by playing through the campaign.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting a remaster on PS4 and Xbox One, featuring dynamic depth of field, new snow and water shaders, and most importantly, full mod support!The Elder Scrolls Online is going to let everyone access all of its contentAlong with confirming that the Dark Brotherhood expansion is coming to the console versions of The Elder Scrolls Online this week, ZeniMax Online Studios also revealed that it s going to remove level restrictions from the game this fall.
Bethesda showed off a new version of its Quake game as the opening announcement at its press and fan event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 .The new game is called Quake Champions, and it has some very high-end graphics and very fast first-person shooter gameplay.The game will be shown off at Quakecon later this year.Tim Willets, head of id Software, said, Yes, Quake is back.The game that defined competitive multiplayer is back.The game is still being played by tens of thousands of people today.You will get heart-stopping action as you fight on the edge of your seat.It will also have unique and bad-ass characters, he said.Quake originally debuted in 1996, as id Software s first major first-person shooter after the Doom series started debuting in 1993.Bethesda made the announcement at a press and fan event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 trade show in Los Angeles.
First Doom, now Quake: Bethesda kicked off its E3 press conference on Sunday with the news that Quake Champions, a new entry in id Software s groundbreaking multiplayer shooter, is in the works.More information about the new game will be unveiled at the company s annual QuakeCon fan expo natch in August.
Upgraded Skyrim: Special Edition Hits October 28Sunk hundreds of hours into Skyrim, and ready to go back?Bethesda will release an upgraded version of its acclaimed open-world RPG for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 28, it said Sunday evening at its E3 press conference.Quake Champions Revives the Classic Shooter at E3First Doom, now Quake: Bethesda kicked off its E3 press conference on Sunday with the news that Quake Champions, a new entry in id Software s groundbreaking multiplayer shooter, is in the works.More information about the new game will be unveiled at the company s annual QuakeCon fan expo natch in August.
Image Source: www.uefa.comFootball – the version of the sport that doesn t involve wearing protective headgear or touching the ball with your hands – is in fashion this month.Starting Friday evening local time, the 24 best European teams will be facing off against each other in France for a full month, at the UEFA competition.DON T MISS: This might be the most exciting and unexpected Apple announcement at WWDC 2016From June 10th to July 10th, 51 games will be needed to establish the new champions, with Spain expected to try to defend the title it won four years ago.Cord-cutters still have to payOf course, there are ways to watch all of the games online, Cut Cable Today explains, without having to pay for cable just for this particular tournament.That way, you can pretend you re in the UK and load the games using the BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub apps.As PC Advisor explains, both BBC and ITV will broadcast the matches.
SAP gives Germany even more tools to boost on pitch performance at Euro 2016, but would help England too if the FA makes the callIt s a development that will strike fear into the hearts of every English football fans, but the Germans are using big data analytics to get better at penalties in their quest to become European Champions for the fourth time.SAP, which has a long standing partnership with the German football association DFB , has added a penalty insights function into its commercially available SAP Sports One software, which will help German goalkeepers and coaches predict how opponents will take penalties at Euro 2016.Sports analyticsGerman football team SAPThe function is built on SAP s HANA in-memory analytics platform and analyses data in real time, allowing coaches to show players before and during matches on a mobile device.A demo of France s Antoine Griezmann s penalty record showed the most likely part of the goal he would aim for, along with other details such as run up style – reducing the likelihood of German goalkeepers being tricked by stuttered approaches.This data is supported by video clips provided by third party providers.German partnershipSAP has worked with the DFB for more than a decade, mainly for back office operations, but attention has recently turned towards using software to improve team performance.
Martin Lewis s claims chime with a rise in complaints about Vodafone to the Guardian s consumer champions column.Photograph: PA/AVodafone s customers are being urged to check their bills after thousands of customers complained they have been incorrectly charged since the company installed a new billing system.Moneysavingexpert.com said it believed there were potentially systemic failings at Vodafone that suggested all of its nearly 20 million customers should be checking their bills and bank statements for errors.Those with problems describe calling the company four times trying to get the matter resolved, without success.Martin Lewis, founder of Moneysavingexpert.com, said: We ve seen similar in the past with big energy firms such as Npower and Scottish Power, which have left people in the lurch.A Vodafone spokesman said: While these issues have impacted a very small proportion of our customers over the last year, we take every case extremely seriously and aim to fixed them as soon as possible without any financial impact to customers.
Few of us are 18-year-old Go world champions, but all of us can play chess against an AI program that visualises what the computer is thinking.The viewer makes the first move.When it s the AI s turn, the computer sketches out possible moves often several steps in the future on the screen before it makes its decision.Orange curves represent the computer s possible moves, green ones are moves the viewer could make, with the brighter lines being the best moves.It s no quantum chess, and most viewers are nowhere near being chess champions much less beating AI at a game like Go, but it provides a rare glimpse into the methods of the machine.Bewitched, Flowing Data
Few of us are 18-year-old Go world champions, but all of us can play chess against an AI program that visualizes what the computer is thinking.The viewer makes the first move.When it s the AI s turn, the computer sketches out possible moves often several steps in the future on the screen before it makes its decision.Orange curves represent the computer s possible moves, green ones are moves the viewer could make, with the brighter lines being the best moves.It s no quantum chess, and most viewers are nowhere near being chess champions much less beating AI at a game like Go, but it provides a rare glimpse into the methods of the machine.
Hmmm.Like it or loathe it, the beautiful game will be inescapable for the next month, as the world's attention okay, Europe s turns to the continent s greatest competition -- Eurovision aside, of course -- already dubbed by some as 'The Other Brexit'.Gordon Strachan, your witticisms will be missed.Think about this, Roy Hodgson was a teenage whippersnapper the last time the Three Lions did something of note on the pitch.For a full look at the fixtures, including the channel that each group game is being broadcast on, make like Phil Babb and power on down to the foot of this post.Now s the time to hassle your office manager into fixing that crappy Wi-Fi connection.
Growth in smartphone sales is slowing, and to survive, manufacturers will have to deliver more than just the hardwareSmartphone manufacturers are facing an increasingly stark choice: Build an ecosystem of services around their devices, or get out of the game altogether.Microsoft, on the other hand, is out after last month's lay-offs at its phone division -- unless the rumors are true, and it really is working on a Surface phone.The smartphone manufacturers in real difficulty are those with a market share down around that of BlackBerry or Microsoft, but without a big software or service business to fall back on.If HTC and Microsoft, say, were to give up on smartphones, that would at least leave a little room for others to grow.Gartner is predicting that smartphone sales will grow just 7 percent in 2016, about half the growth rate last year, and it expects growth to remain in single digits going forward.You'll have heard the reasons before: Mature mobile markets have been saturated for years now, with manufacturers relying on the upgrade cycle to drive sales.