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Here are the game trailers from Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference

Trailers. You love them, Microsoft’s got them. According to the company, there were a ridiculous 60 games trotted out on stage at today’s big E3 kickoff. Looks like the Xbox got a little extra love at the event since Sony’s MIA this year. Along with more information on its streaming service Project XCloud a sneak peek at its next console and a very special appearance by Keanu, the company had a LOT of games to show off.

Here are the biggest trailers from today’s event.

Minecraft: Dungeons – Everyone’s favorite building block title gets its very own single and multiplayer RPG adventure.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps: Announced in 2017, Moon Studio’s platformer finally arrives next February.

Bleeding Edge: Ninja Theory’s latest is a multiplayer melee combat title.

Flight Simulator: You know, you love it — or are otherwise indifferent. The classic simulator returns in 2020.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Coming later this year, the title will also be available for Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Wasteland 3: The party-based role-playing sequel takes players to…Colorado Springs?

Battletoads: Don’t call it a comeback. Zitz, Pimple and Rash return for a new Gamepass title.

Gear 5: Probably the most eagerly anticipated game of the press conference, the new Gears is launching September 10.

Gears 5: Terminator Dark Fate – Here’s a fun reveal. Those who buy Gears 5 by September 16 with get a character pack, featuring the T-800 Endoskeleton from the forthcoming Terminator sequel.

Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions: The popular racing series gets the Lego treatment.

Kitten Around with RAAM: A series of animated shorts based on characters from Gears POP.

State of Decay Heartland: A new DLC pack for Heartland 2, features two stories and will be available as part of GamePass.

CrossfireX: The latest version of Smilegate’s FPS is arriving on Xbox One.

Halo: Infinite – What’s this, then? Why it’s a brand new Halo title, launching alongside Microsoft’s next-gen Project Scarlett console during the 2020 holiday season.

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Microsoft reveals first details on “Project Scarlett” game console for 2020

LOS ANGELES—After an extremely brief tease at last year’s E3 presentation, Microsoft revealed the first details of the successor to the Xbox One today, called “Project Scarlett” for now. The hardware will launch in the 2020 holiday season, the company said.

Much like the Playstation 4 successor first discussed earlier this year, reduced loading times are a major focus for Microsoft’s next console hardware. The company said the system will sport high-bandwidth GDDR6 RAM, and a “new generation of SSD” will act as “virtual RAM,” leading to “more than 40 times performance increases over the current generation” when it comes to data bus bandwidth. That means being able to “move through worlds without waiting for screnes to load,” and the end of those long “fake elevator” scenes that hide loading on previous platforms.

Microsoft didn’t go into too much detail on the system’s custom-designed AMD processor, but did say it will be utilizing “the latest Zen 2 and Navi technology.” The company said the system would be “four times more powerful than the Xbox One X,” with support for 120 fps, variable refresh rate, “real-time hardware accelerated ray-tracing” and resolution up to 8K. Whether the system can handle all of those things at the same time, though, seems doubtful, to say the least.

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George R.R. Martin’s Elden Ring RPG is official

Among the more eagerly anticipated titles of this year’s E3, Elden Ring leaked out just a few days ago. The forthcoming action role-playing title was created by George R.R. Martin, fresh off the end of his wildly popular HBO series, Game of Thrones.

The game made its debut as part of Microsoft’s big E3 kickoff today, as it will be coming to both the Xbox One and Windows PC. It’s going to be arriving on PlayStation 4, as well, but Sony didn’t have its own event this year, leaving Microsoft to bask in all of the glory of FromSoftware’s “largest game to date.”

Along with the A Song of Ice and Fire author, Hidetaka Miyazaki is heavily involved in the game. Up to now, he’s best known for the role he’s played in FromSoftware’s popular Souls series.

We don’t have much to go on yet (including no date, specific or otherwise), but the trailer sets the stage for a dark game that looks to have taken more a few queues from the likes Lord of the Rings.

More info as we get it.

Moldovan president suspended, snap election called as crisis deepens

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