Los Angeles - E3 gives the public its first glance at the biggest games coming out over the next 12-months and this year fans were spoilt for choice. With the unveiling of huge new titles like Fallout 76, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Forza Horizon 4 both Xbox and PlayStation have got a busy Christmas period coming up. To help cut through the noise I’ve shortlisted the biggest games you’ll want to play over the holiday season so you don’t have to trawl through every announcement. Red Dead Redemption - 26 October Potentially one of the most anticipated games of the last five years, Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar’s next blockbuster game since Grand Theft Auto V. Featuring a huge open-world set during the end of what was known as the ‘Wild West’ you’ll play as Arthur Morgan, a member of the infamous Van der Linde gang. Available on: Xbox One, PS4 and PC Fallout 76 - 14 November For the first time ever, Fallout is going online. … [Read more...] about E3 2018: The Games You’ll Be Playing At Christmas From Red Dead Redemption 2 To Fallout 76
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E3's pre-show showcases and events have provided a few surprises so far--but most of the big surprises come with big buts. Microsoft announced a successor to the Xbox One and a new streaming service that could make consoles themselves redundant -- BUT offered no more info on either other than the promise they're working on them. They announced Halo 6 -- OK, Halo Infinite -- but just via a demo of the new engine that will be running it. They also showed off some of Gears of War 5, but this doesn't look to offer anything substantially different to previous games in the blood-and-chainsaws scifi shooter series. Bethesda revealed The Elder Scrolls VI, a proper single-player follow-up to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim... but again, revealed no more than the fact it exists and will be a traditional single player experience. They also revealed The Elder Scrolls Blades, but that is a primarily mobile experience with other platforms tacked on. Fallout 76 was the star of the show, but the demo and … [Read more...] about E3 2018 Cheat Sheet: What’s hot, what’s not and what have you missed?
K E Y P O I N T S Halo and the iconic Master Chief are back with a brand-new game: Halo Infinite. It’ll continue the current storyline and features a huge new Halo to explore. Sea of Thieves is getting two huge new expansions that bring the undead and a whole new world to the online Pirate adventure. The Division 2 will move the game to the US capital of Washington DC. Forza Horizon 4 takes the fun racing series to the UK for the first time. Gears 5 is coming. Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirms there will be a new Xbox console coming. Dark Souls’ creators From Software are making a brand-new game called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. A surprise reveal at the end gave us our first look at CyberPunk 2077, the new game from the makers of the Witcher series. V E R D I C T Los Angeles - After an hour-long wait in the burning Californian sun, Xbox needed to pull something big out of the bag at this year’s E3 show. Xbox has struggled to compete with … [Read more...] about Xbox E3 2018 Conference Wows Fans With Halo Infinite Reveal, Gears 5, CyberPunk 2077
Undoubtedly a highlight on many a music fan's calendar, Record Store Day sees more than 200 independent record shops across the UK come together for one day each year to celebrate their unique culture. Taking place on Saturday 21 April, the day will see a host of exclusive vinyl releases, one-off records and sought-after limited rarities be made available in stores.Among this year's offering are four previously unreleased David Bowie records, Prince's '1999' on vinyl for the first time since 1983, Madonna's first remix album 'You Can Dance', Bobby Gentry Live at the BBC, released for the first time ever, and a string of exclusives from Bruce Springsteen, Abba, Bob Dylan, Elton John, The Cure, Rage Against The Machine and Elvis Presley, among others.Where to celebrate in LeedsJumbo Records in the Merrion Centre will be celebrating with a presentation of live music throughout the day, with performances from X Ray Cat Trio and Serious Sam Barrett in store, and sets from Waiting For … [Read more...] about Record Store Day: where to celebrate and pick up exclusive vinyl releases in Leeds
To report corrections & clarifications, contact: Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: April 2018 News: A previous version of this story misstated Elliot Rodger's weapons. He used both a knife and a gun. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/masculinity-traditional-toxic-trump-mens-rights/99830694/ Video: A previous version of this video misstated the number of Americans living with unhealthful levels of pollution. https://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/33952141/8-of-americas-10-most-ozone-polluted-cities-are-in-this-state/ Opinion: Because of an editing error, a headline in an earlier version of this column incorrectly described Amy Wax's job status. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/20/black-students-law-school-amy-wax-column/510510002/ … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications