Ataribox Images Surface

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Admittedly, I didn’t think we would actually see anything come of the recently teased Ataribox after its announcement at E3. Yet, here we are. Atari has released these first images of the concept console to subscribers of its newsletter, today, and it’s honestly a nice looking piece of hardware.

No specs have been announced, but the console is set to play retro and “current” titles, whatever that means. The new console features ribbed lines, a raised back, and a front panel that can either be glass or wood. Atari is including SD card support, an HDMI port, and four USB ports. Two versions of the Ataribox will be released, one in wood, and one in black / red. Hit the jump to check out more images of the new console.

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Analog EP15: Big Bada Boom

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back on the case! Covering the latest news and views on the coolest pop culture has to offer!

X-Men Dark Phoenix, Justice League, Godzilla 2, and Atari fill out the news for the 15th episode of Analog! We also wrap-up E3 with our thoughts and favorites from the massive show! Check out the links below to listen, and please Subscribe and Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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New Xbox Avatars Unveiled

Part of me always hoped that Microsoft wouldn’t give up on Xbox Avatars. I loved the customizability they had, and they did well to make the Xbox a bit more fun. Plus, with tons of ways to express yourself, you could always make your Avatar look more like you than your Mii ever could.

Now, Microsoft has announced that they’re coming back to the forefront after disappearing since the release of the Xbox One. The new Avatars are definitely suited for 4K, with new options for hair customization, clothing, and even prosthetics, and vehicles.

Metroid: Samus Returns Announced

It looks as if Nintendo wasn’t quite finished announcing games after their E3 Spotlight (Check out full coverage here). Metroid Prime 4 was just announced this morning, and now the company has announced a second new Metroid game, this one is a remake of the classic Metroid: Samus Returns.

Check out the trailer above for the first gameplay footage of the game. Nintendo is taking a strange approach to their announcements, but this spread-out strategy is most certainly effective for keeping the buzz going. You can also hit the jump to view the special edition, and two new Amiibo figures releasing alongside it.

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PhE3: Nintendo Recap

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Nintendo didn’t have a whole lot to say this year. With Nintendo Switch sales continuing to be the hottest ticket in the industry, right now, all they had to do was keep the hype train rolling their innovative console and its games.

The surprises were good here, albeit not very full, but there were a few moments that stood out. While there was no trailer, confirmation of a core RPG Pokemon title for the Nintendo Switch has been a fever dream for years on home consoles. Hit the jump for the full breakdown of Nintendo’s E3 Spotlight.

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PhE3: PlayStation Recap

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Sony’s E3 conference went about as expected, but on the other hand, it also had some insane surprises that no one would have ever expect, but they are damn sure welcome. While the majority of the show were updates to titles shown at last year’s E3, we were also given a few new projects that have been in the pipeline. Quite secretly, I might add.

Sony was absolutely a mixed bag this year. When they delivered, they delivered, but their misses were some pretty heavy missteps as far as interest. Hit the jump to check out the full rundown of the show.

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PhE3: Bethesda Recap

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Bethesda had no real surprises in store, but that doesn’t mean what we saw wasn’t a welcome sight. Updates of the VR front for the company, as well as a few new pieces of DLC, and expecting game reveals dominated their late-night keynote.

Hit the jump for the full offerings from Bethesda Softwork’s E3 conference.

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PhE3: Xbox Recap

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Microsoft took the stage of E3, and blew its doors off, with numerous world premieres of blockbuster titles, a lineup of 42 games shown, with half being Xbox One and Windows PC exclusive, and the worldwide reveal of the Xbox One X. It was a massive show for the tech giant, and with a heavy focus on 4K Ultra HD as the future of the industry currently, they did their best to showcase beautiful visuals, and gorgeous looks at a varied library. My best moment is undoubtedly when Phil Spencer reveals to the crowded hall that original Xbox games will be making their way to the Xbox One with backwards compatibility.

This was, admittedly, one of the most exciting and surprise-filled keynotes that Microsoft has ever done, with a lot of great moments and fantastic looking games shown. Hit the jump for the full breakdown of the keynote with trailers for everything shown.

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PhE3: Electronic Arts Recap

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EA once again hosted their yearly EA Play segment at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year, and it was, admittedly, a straightforward show with many of my predictions from Analog coming to fruition. Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Need for Speed: Payback, and EA’s many sports franchises took center stage. Though, they weren’t without a few surprises with a couple new IP drops from well known developers.

Hit the jump to check out full coverage from this year’s EA Play, with all the new trailers.

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Crash Bandicoot Announcement Incoming

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After passing the torch from Naughty Dog to Vicarious Visions, it seems Activision is privy to the excitement around the release of the Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy releasing later this month for the PlayStation 4.

According to the full Activision schedule for E3, there’s going to be a Special Crash Bandicoot Announcement lodged between Call of Duty and Destiny 2. What that means could be anyone’s guess? Maybe the trilogy won’t be a PlayStation 4 exclusive? Maybe we’re getting a full new Crash game?!

A New Bubsy Game?

In what is most certainly not something anyone was expecting, developer Accolade, which closed their doors in 2000, has just announced a new game for their… popular character, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back. The last Bubsy game to be released was in 1996, with Bubsy 3D. To say it did less than great would be an understatement.

Bubsy: the Woolies Strike Back is an all new Bubsy adventure featuring Bubsy in a bevy of exotic locations as he travels the planet looking for the beloved Golden Fleece. Bubsy must use all of his classic moves and a few new ones to dodge and out bobcat a battalion of Woolies, sharks and bess, not mention the gnarliest UFO bosses to ever grace a Bubsy adventure.

Analog EP13: WondE3r Woman

Josh and Theo are joined by James (like Beyonce) for a huge Pre-E3 episode! Covering the latest news and views on the coolest pop culture has to offer!

Sin City and Cowboy Bebop TV adaptations, Wonder Wonder thoughts, and E3 predictions fill out the 13th episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Subscribe and Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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PhE3 Coverage Schedule

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo is one of the craziest times of the year for fans of video games and entertainment. An entire weekend of updates, announcements, shocks, and dreams coming true. This is the time when the industries biggest and brightest show off their best, and reveal their plans not only for the rest of the year, but oftentimes for many years to follow.

The most important bits of this weekend is undoubtedly the keynotes. Starting on Saturday, and running through to Tuesday, the schedule can be seen below. I will be out of town for the weekend, but will do my best to stay updated as much as possible. You can absolutely expect recaps for all of the major keynotes on that Monday, though.

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UPDATE: E3 has come and gone, and you can hit the jump for links to coverage of all the major keynotes.

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Theaters Showing E3 PlayStation Experience

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PlayStation has revealed that 85 theaters across North America will be showing free screenings of the 2017 E3 PlayStation Experience. Free tickets for the American and Canada showings can be claimed beginning at 10am PT/12am CT/1pm ET on May 30, 2017 from the official website. The PlayStation Blog has a list of participating theaters. The tradition started in 2015, and has continued successfully since, with participating theaters in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Leaks

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There’s been a long-standing rumor that, for some reason, Nintendo and Ubisoft were partnering together on a Mario and Raving Rabbids title. Most, including myself, have found it ridiculous, and didn’t believe it to be true. Well, wasn’t I wrong?

ComicBook.com has gotten their hands on some leaked key art for the title, which shows the gang with a bunch of cosplaying Rabbids shooting at who knows what. The game is expected to be a turn-based combat RPG, and will be officially unveiled at E3 this year, in time for an August release.

You can hit the jump for the full breakdown, from slides of what appears to be a very well put-together Powerpoint presentation on the title.

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