E3 2014: All of our videos, trailers and interviews in one place

No longer shall you search hopelessly for all of the videos published during E3 2014. A lot of videos are here, so give this page a moment to load.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth isn't just a Persona-skinned Etrian game

At first glance, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth looks like a love letter to fans of role-playing games Persona 3 and Persona 4, banking on the franchise's worldwide popularity to reach hit status. But once you peel back the layers of fluffy (yet entertaining) dialogue and the idea that this all looks like one big playable fanfiction, players will find a challenging, almost brutal game waiting for them underneath. Any worries that this is just a simple Persona skin for a dungeon crawler is mistaken.

Persona Q is an Etrian-style dungeon crawler in the vein of another Atlus-developed...

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Evolve leads E3 2014 critics nominations

The Game Critics Awards nominations have been announced, detailing the games that most impressed reviewers and reporters at E3 2014. The awards are generally highly regarded by publishers and developers, who use nominations and wins in game marketing.

Evolve leads with six nominations, followed by Destiny and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege with four nominations each. Polygon reporters contributed to the voting process. You can read our full E3 coverage here as well as view every E3 trailer here.

Best of Show

Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)

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The Best of E3 Video Spectacular

Chris Plante, Russ Frushtick and Griffin and Justin McElroy recline on the E3 HQ couches for a final discussion. Did your favorite game make the cut? Let us know in the comments.

H1Z1 gameplay video and impressions, E3 2014

H1Z1's fusion of zombie survival and multiplayer combat isn't exactly the first on the scene, but it does have some neat additional layers that should make successful not-dying all the more difficult. Like, for instance, its automobiles, which get you from point A to point B quite quickly — assuming the noise of its engines doesn't attract other survivors and their bullets along the way. For more on what Sony Online Entertainment's survival sim wants to bring to the table, check out our video preview above.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth interview, E3 2014

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth looks to improve upon the original Binding of Isaac in ways creator/lead designer Edmund McMillen couldn't originally accomplish. Watch as McMillen and producer Tyrone Rodriguez discuss what's new in Rebirth with executive producer Russ Frushtick.

Don't miss out on our comprehensive coverage in our E3 2014 hub.

Alienware interview, E3 2014

Alienware brought the Alpha by our E3 studio to discuss the hardware's release even though it was originally set to release as a Steam Machine. Watch as Alienware's general manager Frank Azor and business development's Marc Diana discuss this decision and more with editor-at-large Chris Plante and reviews editor Arthur Gies.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Halo: The Master Chief Collection compiles all of John-117's adventures into one package with all single and multiplayer content intact. Join 343 Executive Producer Dan Ayoub as he runs executive producer Russ Frushtick and reviews editor Arthur Gies through what went into bringing the Halo saga to Xbox One.

Don't miss out on all our coverage at our E3 2014 hub.

Titan Souls gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Titan Souls was revealed as a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita release at the Sony press conference. Find out about what the title delivers as lead designer Mark Foster and composer and sound designer David Fenn run senior editorial producer Griffin McElroy and managing editor Justin McElroy through a gameplay demo.

Don't miss out on all our coverage at the E3 2014 hub.

Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition has been teased in the last few months, but developer Bioware is providing an in-depth look at the game at E3. Join executive producer at Bioware Mark Darrah as he runs senior editorial producer Griffin McElroy and senior reporter Jenna Pitcher through a demo of the game and explains how it builds on and evolves the franchise hallmarks.

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Alien: Isolation gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Alien: Isolation is scary. Pee your pants scary. Creative Assembly's creative lead Alistair Hope runs executive producer Russ Frushtick and senior reviewer Danielle Riendeau through what it took to bring the xenomorph to life and ensure as many scares as possible.

Don't miss out on the rest of our coverage in our E3 2014 hub.

Natsume's new Harvest Moon game wants players to be happy working hard

The Harvest Moon series almost never made it to Western players: According to Natsume president and CEO Yasuhiro "Hiro" Maekawa, his friends said the game, created by series designer Yasuhiro Wada,  was too boring to do well in North America.

"I came across the first Japanese farming simulation game in 1996," Maekawa told Polygon of finding Wada's first Harvest Moon. "At the time, I was operating Natsume Inc. all by myself, and I had a chance to publish that farming simulation game in America. Because I was a newcomer to the big video game industry at that time, I wasn't too sure about...

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Not a Hero gameplay video and impressions, E3 2014

Not a Hero, the 2D cover-based shooter from Roll7, actually feels a lot like the studio's last title, the combo-centric skateboarding game OlliOlli. Sure, there's precious little skateboarding in Not A Hero, but it similarly requires mastery of a limited set of mechanics, and is built on a structure of maintaining fluid momentum while generally doing sweet stuff. If you're unconvinced, check out our video preview from E3 2014, posted above.

Hotline Miami 2 gameplay video and preview, E3 2014

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number doesn't change a lot of the core mechanics of its predecessor, but it does allow you to play as the most beautiful swan, which is something. If the fluid, combo-centric combat of the first game was your cup of tea, you're in for a treat; the sequel adds masks with new powers built around storming through enemy encampments with haste and style. For a look at how Hotline Miami 2 is coming along, check out our video preview from E3 2014 above.

Helldivers gameplay video and preview, E3 2014

Helldivers is a very funny game, very frequently — but that's not all it is. Its accidental friendly fire mishaps are a terrific source of goofs, but when your top-down team of four manages to work together, coordinating orbital drops and firing patterns to take down waves of encroaching foes, it's actually a super rewarding strategic experience, too. For more of our thoughts on the E3 2014 build of the upcoming PS3, PS4 and PS Vita game, check out the video preview above.

Let It Die is Grasshopper Manufacture's free-to-play online action game

Grasshopper Manufacture's upcoming game, PlayStation 4-exclusive action-survival title Let It Die, will be free-to-play and completely online, according to CEO Goichi Suda.

While Suda could not reveal details about the game's premise, plot or objectives, he did say that players will take on the role of the nude man who features prominently in the game's announcement trailer (above). Starting out as a man in his underwear wearing a gas mask, players will have to find their enemies, beat them up and take their weapons and gear. Players can then put those items on themselves and "build" their...

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Thralled is a beautiful and heartbreaking game

This onetime student project, subsequently picked up by Ouya, is now edging closer to release, pencilled in for later this year. I played Thralled at the IndieCade collective exhibition space at E3, and fell in love once again, not merely with its noble principles, but with the game itself.

For sure, this is not a complicated game. It's a sideways scrolling platform-puzzler. I played as a runaway slave, a mother carrying her baby. Most of the problems I encountered demanded I place the baby down, solve the puzzle (move a cart, or cut a rope-bridge) and return for the baby.

All the while a...

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Below gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Find out more about Capy Games' Below, hitting Windows and Xbox One, as Nathan Vella, president of Capy Games and creative director Kris Piotrowski run executive producer Russ Frushtick and editor-in-chief Chris Grant through a demo of the game.

For more on everything at the show, don't miss our E3 2014 hub.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and the second game in the Tomb Raider franchise to be announced at E3 2014. We had a chance to sit down with Crystal Dynamics' executive producer Scott Amos and chat about the game, along with the past and future of Tomb Raider.

Want more news and video? Be sure to catch up on everything at our E3 2014 hub.

Destiny extended E3 trailer sets stage for epic encounter

There's little doubt that, as expected, Destiny is one of the defining games at this year's E3, a giant, gorgeous game that has attracted long lines of players eager to have a try.

Everyone who passed through the portals to Activision's booth saw this extended trailer video (above), which lays out the game's many assets including its story campaign, multiplayer options, characters, background, world and user-interface. It's also a good introduction to its looks, music and systems.

"In Destiny, there's a ton of cool stuff to do," said Bungie co-founder Jason Jones. "As you defeat your...

LittleBigPlanet 3 gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

LittleBigPlanet 3 was one of the bigger surprises from Sony's press conference. Sony Computer Entertainment senior producer Tom O'Connor runs senior editorial producer Griffin McElroy and senior reporter Colin Campbell through a single-player level and gives a rundown of the new playable characters.

Looking for more? Don't miss all the coverage in our E3 2014 hub.

Harvest Moon’s deeper message: a story of life and death

Story of Seasons is the latest game in Marvelous AQL's farming simulation series, Harvest Moon. It's not being published under the Harvest Moon title because of Natsume's ownership of the intellectual property, but it is a Harvest Moon game at its core. This means it's about running a farm, producing crops, raising livestock and, according to head of development Yoshifumi Hashimoto, exploring the concept of life and death.

Speaking to Polygon at E3, Hashimoto said the theme of life and death is subtle, and usually only half the audience picks up on it, but it's been present since the...

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E3 Trailers: White guys rule

We already wrote about that. But what about women, people of color — really, any characters representing anything other than white men — in the trailers themselves?

I counted. Let me be clear: I'm speaking here about prominent characters — people with large speaking roles, or that appeared to be the focus of the action in the trailer. Not random guards, quest givers with throwaway lines or bystanders.

I'm also only counting characters that appeared to be more or less human — no animals or avatars or aliens. I didn't count athletes in sports games unless they were truly front and center —...

Jack Tretton interview, E3 2014

Jack Tretton may have left his role as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America earlier this year, but he returns to E3 as an industry analyst. Join Tretton and news editor Brian Crecente as they discuss Tretton's history with the show and where his work has led him.

For more interviews, gameplay and trailers, be sure to check out our E3 2014 hub.

The Assembly emerges for PS4 VR Morpheus

The Assembly is a Project Morpheus and PlayStation 4 project from UK-based nDreams. A trailer is out today.

The company, which recently hired former Sega CEO Mike Hayes to its board, said the VR game is set among a society of scientists frustrated by rules of morality that thwart their drive to discovery.

"We've been experimenting, prototyping and trying all sorts of unusual ideas out," said CEO Patrick O'Luanaigh. "The Assembly includes lots of the gameplay mechanics that we found worked well in VR. For example, you get to control two different characters at various points, and in VR,...

Nintendo now making PlayStations, according to L.A. Times

This ran on page B2 of the Los Angeles Times today. Guess what will be running in the corrections on page A2 tomorrow.

Electronic Arts' chief operating officer, Peter Moore, tweeted out that image with the notation: "I wonder if Sony is aware of this interesting development???"

Look, we make mistakes here at Polygon, too. We just don't print them hundreds of thousands of times and throw them in people's driveways. When we make an embarrassing mistake in a headline, at least we can update the post.

Update: The L.A. Times has noticed and corrected the error online.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks to make villains count like few games have. Find out how your adversaries can hold grudges, grow stronger and how you can combat them as Monolith Productions' director of designer Michael De Plater and producer Jessica Masnica explain the game to reporter Alexa Ray Corriea and editor-at-large Chris Plante

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Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

With Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady Studios is closing its tale of the caped crusader in style. Find out how the batmobile, traversal and Batman's most famous villains play a role in the game. Watch as producer Dax Ginn runs editor-at-large Chris Plante and senior reporter Tracey Lien through a demo of the game.

Looking for more? Make your way over to our comprehensive E3 2014 hub.

What is Adrift?

Set in the hollow vacuum of space that obliterates your preconceptions about freedom of movement, Adrift is a quintessential zero gravity VR playground. It also leaves an impression, despite not having any appreciable objective beyond opening a single door and drifting out into the abyss.

"This is just to have your mind blown in space," co-creator Adam Orth told Polygon before a demo at E3 2014.

The version of Orth's space simulation game we saw through an Oculus Rift HD is made in Unity. The final game will be made in Unreal Engine 4. What we played had no story and no real gameplay....

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Fable Legends gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Lionhead Studios' Fable Legends focuses more on cooperative play than any previous entry in the series. The head of Lionhead John Needham runs managing editor Justin McElroy and senior reporter Emily Gera through the playable characters, gameplay and enemies that appear in the latest journey set in Albion.

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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse off-screen gameplay and preview, E3 2014

We never thought we'd play another game like Kirby: Canvas Curse, but we're more than happy to be proven wrong by the announcement of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for Wii U. It maintains the original's unique line-drawing, puzzle-solving structure, but with an entirely new claymation aesthetic that is faint-inducingly charming. For an off-screen look at Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, check out the video above.

Battlefield Hardline gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Battlefield: Hardline single and multiplayer modes are taking on a cops and robbers feel. Learn how this impacts the narrative and the various ways to play with your friends as managing editor Justin McElroy and review editor Arthur Gies discuss the upcoming shooter with general manager of Visceral Games Steve Papoutsis.

Looking for more? Be sure to hop over to our E3 2014 hub.

Mario Maker gameplay video and preview, E3 2014

We all love Mario, but haven't you ever wanted to encase him in a Saw-like death trap from which any attempt to escape would be utterly futile? Ha! Us either, because that would be weird. But if that was like, your weird, secret dream, you could scratch your itch with Mario Maker for Wii U. Check out our video preview above to hear more of our impressions of Mario Maker from E3 2014.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U off-screen gameplay and preview, E3 2014

We thought we were much better at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U than we actually turned out to be, but hey, that's okay! You still get to hear our thoughts on the upcoming, super polished fighting game while watching several other, more competent players get their Smash on while we get volleyed around like a beach ball. If you want to see our humiliation in action, check out our video preview above.

Splatoon video preview, E3 2014

Splatoon is just like any other shooter, assuming there are other shooters where you play as ink-shooting soldiers who can turn into squids and soar through the air like majestic squid-eagles. We were lucky enough to go hands-on with the upcoming Wii U shooter, and were very pleasantly surprised by what we played — for more on our impressions of Splatoon, check out the video above.

The three secret ingredients that make an amazing E3 meeting

There's a lot of talk about the large, bloated nature of E3, and it is both of those things. On the other hand, you can find some great stuff and have a wonderful time if you look for three things. The good news for developers is that they're relatively easy to add to your booth experience.

Forget the expensive statues and the giant displays, get rid of the long waits to get that perfect photo-opportunity with a plastic version of a character from the game or, even worse, someone dressed up in cosplay for that character, and just focus on providing the press with an interesting game,...

Far Cry 4 gameplay and interview, E3 2014

We already loved Far Cry 3 more than was probably healthy, but then Ubisoft went and added grappling hooks and attack elephants to Far Cry 4. Has somebody been reading our dream journal? Russ Frushtick and Chris Plante grilled Ubisoft's Alex Hutchinson on that exact question (and also some more game-centric issues too).

After you're done watching, make sure to stop by our E3 2014 hub.

Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age wants to be a AAA co-op shooter that just happens to be free

On the surface, the game seems to be modeled on Left 4 Dead. But if everything goes according to the developer's plan, Austin-based Crytek USA hopes to create a multilayered RPG with persistent, evolving and unique characters.

"Other than being 4-player co-op," says game director David Adams, "it’s actually a drastically different game [than Left 4 Dead]."

In Hunt’s lore, players are part of a loose association of international monster hunters in the late 1800s. Through a pre-recorded section of gameplay, played behind closed doors at this year’s E3, Crytek USA showed a group of hunters...

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Destiny gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Destiny, Bungie's first title after leaving the Halo franchise, gets a beta this summer and goes on sale Sept. 9. Before the launch of the beta later this summer, watch as Bungie's head of community, Eric Osborne, runs senior editorial producer Griffin McElroy and reporter Samit Sarkar through a demo.

Want more? Be sure to catch up on everything at our E3 2014 hub.

Homefront: The Revolution gameplay and interview, E3 2014

We weren't the biggest fans of the original Homefront, but let it never be said that your buddies at Polygon are ones to hold a grudge. We invited Homefront: The Revolution designer Fasahat Salim to our studios in the hope he could help us get excited about this new Crytek shooter with some unfortunate baggage.

More coverage of E3 2014 is waiting for you at our lovely hub.

Infamous: First Light interview, E3 2014

As one of the breakout characters of Infamous: Second Son, Fetch is getting her own downloadable content in Infamous: First Light. Join Sucker Punch game director Nate Fox and the actress behind Fetch, Laura Bailey, as they discuss the standalone DLC.

Want more? We have a ton for you to catch up on at our E3 2014 hub.

The Division: Gameplay and interview from E3 2014

OK, so Tom Clancy's The Division may not have had the cheeriest trailer at E3 (see for yourself below), but that didn't stop us from wanting to learn more. We brought game director Ryan Barnard by our studio to help us move past the bummers with the sweet release of shooting bad guys.

Want more? It's all waiting for you at our E3 2014 hub.

The Crew gameplay and interview from E3 2014

The Crew puts you behind the wheel, pairs you up with a few friends and lets you zip through America taking on a series of challenges as you go. Not since the jogging part in Forest Gump has cross-country travel been this much fun. (Though admittedly less inspirational.) We sat down with Julian Gerighty, creative director, to discuss the game.

Want more? It's all waiting for you at our E3 2014 hub.

Is 'we don't have the resources' an OK excuse for keeping female heroes out of games?

Yesterday, Ubisoft developers spoke about how they chose not to have female assassin's in Assassin's Creed Unity's co-op, because it would have been too much work. But is that a legitimate reason?

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Assassin's Creed Unity gameplay and interview from E3 2014

What's better than one assassins? Four assassins, and that's exactly what you'll be getting in Assassin's Creed Unity. Our own Ben Kuchera and Chris Plante sat down with Ubisoft creative director Alexandre Amancio to unpack this new, multi-assassin approach to the long-running franchise.

Want more? We've got a ton for you at our E3 2014 hub.

Rainbow Six Siege gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

The creators of Rainbow Six Siege stopped by Polygon's E3 2014 headquarters to show off the game that supplants the now canceled Rainbow 6: Patriots. Join game designer Andrew Wiits from Ubisoft and our own Russ Frushtick and Tracey Lien as they see this new tactical shooter in action.

After you're done, be sure to stop by our E3 2014 hub for a ton of coverage on all the big games of the show.

DriveClub - Preview video

DriveClub, Evolution Studios' twice-delayed racing title for PlayStation 4, looks considerably shinier than it did when it first appeared on the scene — perhaps explaining its tardiness. Specifically its automobiles; those things look clean enough to eat off of, making us wonder if "obsessive polishing" is a mechanic in the game that we haven't seen yet. Its main mechanics (driving and socializing) are things we have seen, as evidenced by the preview above.

Battlecry - Preview video

Battlecry is based on a bet that few competitive game developers are willing to make: People just aren't so crazy about guns. Sure, there may be a blunderbuss or two in Battlecry, but most of your death-dealing will be done with sharp objects, capable of removing people-parts in large quantities. For more on Bethesda and Battlecry Studios' new competitive arena combat game, check out our video preview above.

Final Fantasy 7 G-Bike making motorcycle racing mobile

Final Fantasy 7 G-Bike is headed to Android and iOS devices, Square Enix announced today.

The game traces its roots to minigames that first appeared in Final Fantasy 7. The new mobile version will infuse role-playing game elements and let players collect items, customize and level up as they battle enemies and bosses. Final Fantasy 7 G-Bike will be free-to-play with in-app purchases at its unannounced release date. In the meantime, you can watch the game above..

Square Enix also announced today that Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Agito are headed to North America.

The Order: 1886 gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Ready at Dawn, the creators of The Order: 1886, stop by Polygon's E3 2014 headquarters to show off gameplay of their upcoming third-person, PS4-exclusive shooter.

For more on The Order, read Colin Campbell's deep dive into the game. Visit our E3 2014 hub for the biggest stories straight from the show floor.

Civilization: Beyond Earth gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

Members of Firaxis Games stopped by Polygon's E3 2014 headquarters to show off the latest in Sid Meier's Civilization franchise, Civilization: Beyond Earth. Watch as co-lead game designer Will Miller and lead producer Lena Brenk discuss the evolution of the franchise leading up to this newest entry.

For more on Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, read Colin Campbell's deep dive into the game. Visit our E3 2014 hub for the biggest stories straight from the show floor.

Evolve gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

The creators of Evolve at Turtle Rock Studios brought the game to Polygon's E3 2014 headquarters to discuss and show off the upcoming multiplayer shooter. Watch as designer director Chris Ashton and creative director Phil Robb detail the monsters and hunters players will control when Evolve releases on October 21 for Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For more on Evolve, read Michael McWhertor's deep dive into the game. Visit our E3 2014 hub for the biggest stories straight from the show floor.

How did Sony and Microsoft do?

But now with both of them done we look at what went well, what went wrong, and what they could have done better.

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Destiny gameplay: Ground-stomping with the Titan class

Destiny's heavily-armored Titan class is perfect for folks who wish that the Yoshi butt-stomp was a thing you could do in every video game. In this video from the game's Alpha test, we show off the Titan's area-of-effect ground stomp attack, his electrically-charged punches and jetpack maneuverability.

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright trailer shows worlds colliding

A new trailer for Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, released today on Nintendo's YouTube, shows off crime solving and witchy trials.

Players will explore, look for clues and solve puzzles as Professor Layton, while all courtroom drama is left to Phoenix Wright. Check out the trailer above for a look at the mash-up game.

The Nintendo 3DS cross-over is the result of Level-5 Head Akihiro Hino's love for Ace Attorney. The game is expected to launch in the west this year.

Doom trailer teases the game's reveal at QuakeCon 2014

The new Doom from id Software and Bethesda Softworks is coming to QuakeCon 2014, but here's the first teaser trailer.

Not much is revealed about the game itself, but the trademark melding of demonic hellspawn flesh and metal is highlighted throughout the debut video. More information on the game, often referred to as Doom 4, but simply called Doom in the teaser trailer, is promised at QuakeCon in July.

Bethesda plans to give players an early look at the new Doom through a beta program tied to Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Doom 4 was first hinted at by former id Software technical director...

Fantasy Life coming to 3DS in North America this October

Developer Level-5's slice-of-life role-playing game Fantasy Life is coming to Nintendo 3DS in North America this October, Nintendo announced today.

The game, which launched last December in Japan, features contributions from two Final Fantasy series veterans, video game composer Nobuo Uematsu and artist Yoshitaka Amano.

In Fantasy Life, like in Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon games, players will explore and carve out a place for themselves within its open world. Players will build a home, set up a job, and take part in combat and story missions with others players. Check out the trailer...

The latest H1Z1 gameplay trailer shows off cars and combat of the zombie apocalypse

A new gameplay trailer for Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming massively multiplayer game H1Z1 offers up a glimpse of in-game combat and driving, for those who have yet to try out the game.

You can watch the trailer above. The new Sony release was first announced earlier in the year by SOE president John Smedley for Windows PC via Steam and PlayStation 4. The game is free-to-play with the addition of microtransactions.

Fifty minutes worth of footage was previously made available through Twitch from game designer Jimmy Whisenhunt and technical director Tom Schenck, which you can check...

Alien: Isolation trailer advises you to run and hide, if you can

Alien: Isolation's E3 gameplay trailer is now available online and offers a look at the game's ominous locations and title predator.

Alien: Isolation is set 15 years after Alien, when Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda finds herself facing off against a deadly but familiar foe. The video, which you can watch above, features clips of Ellen exploring the a dark ship and pondering the presence of something more sinister.

"As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable,...

The E3 violence supercut: We dance at the shrine of the merchants of death

At least, that's what I thought before we compiled all of the graphic violence shown at yesterday's major press conferences into one video. At a minute long, the supercut is dense with blood, organs and unrecognizable viscera. It's strange how these things can wash over you, but make an impact when taken together. These conferences can be a bit desensitizing.

We saw the same sort of thing yesterday with the major press conferences. On their own, the dozens of game announcements felt unique. But taken together, the scripted moments blended into a slurry of marketing speak. Try watching this,...

Alien: Isolation - Preview video

Alien: Isolation respects the relationship between human and xenomorph as it was established by the films — which is to say, we are just walking torso-incubators for their scaly brood. Rather than turning its protagonist into a rifle-rattling hunter, it casts her as alien prey; a role the player has to fill as cleverly and as skittishly as possible to survive. For more on The Creative Assembly's upcoming take on the franchise, check out our video preview above.

Sony's E3 2014 press conference in 5 minutes

Wondering what Sony's big announcements were at E3 2014? Watch our hand-crafted video which brings all the highlights from Sony's press conference together in a bite-sized package.

Check out the latest MGS 5: The Phantom Pain trailer directed by Hideo Kojima

The E3 2014 trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain offers fans a taste of the game's graphics, dramatic storyline and action through its cutscenes.

The video, which was directed and edited by Hideo Kojima, begins with a Mark Twain quote: "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." The five minutes of cutscenes features glimpses of Big Boss, the Diamond Dog, Quiet's behind and emblem for Outer Heaven.

The Phantom Pain was first announced during the Spike VGAs in 2012. To learn more about Metal Gear Solid 5:...

EA's E3 2014 press conference in 4 minutes

We trimmed the best moments of the EA press conference into a concise, over-caffeinated super cut video. If you think we missed any particularly insane moments, be sure to leave a GIF or image in the comments. In the meantime, we'll be fantasizing about other billion dollar military vehicles we can use to liven up our least favorite sports.

Ubisoft's E3 2014 press conference in 3 minutes

This year's conference met our expectations of wackiness. It's worth a watch. But maybe you don't have an hour to dedicate to Ubisoft's marketing event. No worries. We've condensed the entire conference into a fun-sized 3 minute supercut video.

Microsoft E3 2014 press conference in under 5 minutes

So you're cursing yourself because you missed the Microsoft press conference? Worry not, we've got you covered with a handy, bite-sized video that sums up all the magic, wonder and limb removal you missed.

And remember, for all the biggest news from E3, check out our hub!

Cuphead is a game. Watch it, view it

The "Deal Deal with Devil" trailer for Cuphead, StudioMDHR's run-and-gun game, reveals some of the bosses players can expect to encounter in the game.

StudioMDHR hope to offer 10-15 bosses per episode and aim to end up with over 30 bosses. The developer hopes to defeat the current "Guinness World Record for Most Boss Battles in a Run and Gun Game," currently at 25.

Cuphead, coming to the Xbox One from Microsoft's ID@Xbox initiative, centers around one-on-one fights with single-player and two-on-one in two-player mode. The game will feature infinite lives, a playable world map and hidden...

Watch nine minutes of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare here

A live gameplay demo of the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare kicked off Microsoft's E3 2014 press briefing, and you can watch it all above.

The mission takes place in Seoul, South Korea, on July 10, 2054. U.S. Marines crash-land in the heart of the city and fight their way through, using advanced technology like shields through which they shoot energy weapons and grenades that target their enemies.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, is set for release Nov. 4 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One....

Battlefield Hardline - Preview video

Battlefield: Hardline is a departure from the war-waging franchise, though it may not look like it at first blush. For starters, there's no war to speak of; just the good old fashioned plight of cops vs. robbers. Also, this entry was developed by series newcomer Visceral Games, so you can safely expect that, at some point, someone's limbs are going to get separated from the rest of their bodies. But a lot of the core multiplayer mechanics seem familiar — as seen in our video preview, posted above.

Hotline Miami 2's level editor will let players create and share more mayhem

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will feature a level editor allowing players to create and share user-generated stages, developer Dennaton Games announced today.

Players will be able to set up their own levels and customize the floor plan, type and placement of items, weapons, furnishings and decorations. The editor will also allow players to choose the type and frequency of enemies, as well as the weapons they carry. These user-made blood baths will be shareable online with other Hotline Miami 2 players.

Check out the trailer above to see the level editor in action. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong...

Lineage 2 expansion Ertheia coming this summer

Ertheia, the next expansion in fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game Lineage 2, will launch this summer, developer NCSoft announced today.

The expansion is named for the game's newest playable race, the Ertheia. According to announcement, Ertheia are "born of the wind."

"Renowned for their beauty, everyone longed to keep them near," the announcement reads. "But like the wind itself, they never wanted to stay in one place for very long, and suffered if they were confined. For ages, the Ertheia made their home in the Wind Spirit Realm, away from interaction with the...

Preview - The Order: 1886 LS

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain E3 trailer offers a look at the game's bleak story

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain's Japanese E3 2014 trailer has leaked early via YouTube, offering viewers a look at the game's dramatic story.

The Phantom Pain is a follow-up to Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, which was released earlier this year. The trailer, which you can watch above, features what appears to be cutscenes from Kojima Production's upcoming game.

The Phantom Pain was announced under pseudo developer Moby Dick Studio at the Spike VGAs in 2012. For more on Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, check out our review.

What is E3? America's biggest video game event explained

I did my best to explain various components of this marketing machine and put them into the context of the industry as a whole. I don't know if I quite landed on my intended target, but I think I fell close. I couldn't have done even that without the hard work of many great journalists and videographers. This video has a number of clips from years past and I want to use this post to provide proper attribution.

More importantly, I encourage you to take the time to watch these videos. They are like historic relics, as exciting, if not more exciting, that the intensely rehearsed brand...

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