The very first look at ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ gameplay is right here


The much-hyped first look at gameplay footage from BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda wasn’t a surprise at The Game Awards on Thursday night, but it was a treat.

The nearly 5-minute clip takes a look at several different facets of the game, including social spaces, cutscenes, Mako rover driving, exploration, and — of course — combat. And hey, guess what: it looks an awful lot like Mass Effect, only shinier.

It’s not too much longer before Andromeda‘s scheduled spring 2017 release, so expect to see plenty more in the near future.

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See the wider world of ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’


The Game Awards’ two hour running time wasn’t enough to contain just one new look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — so Nintendo is offering us two peeks.

Here’s the first look at the world outside the tiny slice that revealed at E3 2016, but look closely, there’s also a semi-appearance from what looks like the series namesake, Princess Zelda.

We’ll add the second Zelda look once it airsBreath of the Wild is coming to Nintendo Wii U and Switch in 2017.

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Mads Mikkelsen is a creepy death soldier in Hideo Kojima’s next game


The Game Awards viewers and attendees were treated to a first look at Death Stranding, the first post-Konami game from Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, on Thursday night.

A cinematic trailer that debuted at E3 offered very little insight into what Kojima is planning, though it did feature a nude Norman Reedus and some eerie floating figures in the sky. There’s not much more insight to be had from this new look, but the creep factor remains high.

The demo, which was apparently running on a PlayStation 4 Pro, did give a first look at the game’s … villain? It appears to be some manner of soldier tethered to a squad of undead soldiers by what we can only assume are death strands. Read more…

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How to watch The Game Awards on your screen of choice


The Game Awards kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 1, but it’s not airing on any television networks. So how do you watch?

There are lots of options, as it turns out. You might not be able to find it on any channel accessible from your cable box, but it’ll be streaming on a variety of platforms, many of which connect directly to your TV.

It should go without saying, but all of these options will require an internet connection.

Console gamers have it easy. Turn on your PlayStation or Xbox and you’ll be able to watch it all via PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. Just look for the appropriate tile on the home screen for your console of choice. Read more…

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