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The Yakuza series' merger of story, exploration and bone-breaking combat has made for some of the best games I've ever played, including this year's wonderful Yakuza 0. Last week, at E3, I had hands-on time with Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the first game, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. It was awesome.

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Late last year it was revealed that Shadow of the Tomb Raider would be the name of the next Tomb Raider because, well, a developer was working on a deck for the game while riding the Montreal subway. And over the weekend, concept art for the next Tomb Raider appeared.

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E3 attracted plenty of attention, but there's also been a fair few games released over the last couple of weeks worth looking at. And one of those was the return of a PlayStation classic, something that the PS4 felt a little naked without: WipEout.

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Every couple of Fridays, we have Jackbox games on the chill-out TV in the middle of our office. Anyone that wants to play brings their phone to tap answers in Quiplash and maybe draw one or two things in Bidiots. It's simple and fun, for an hour or maybe two. It brings people together.

Sony's PlayLink does exactly that, but with more depth — like serious, long games like Hidden Agenda (from the team that made Until Dawn) as well as party games like Knowledge is Power and That's You! If you've got a PS4 and some friends or family or maybe strangers to play with, it's a tempting proposition.

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Snatcher is a cult classic that should be experienced by both science fiction and Metal Gear fans. Even though it appears to "snatch" many of its influences and throw them together into a science fiction cornucopia, it actually explores the issues of humanity and existence in its own distinctive style.

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Xenogears, widely considered one of the greatest role-playing games ever made, has long felt to fans like an unfinished product thanks to its controversial, seemingly unfinished second disc. Although Western gamers have assumed that the team simply ran out of money, the real story — as revealed by director Tetsuya Takahashi to Kotaku today — is a little more nuanced.

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Announced during the PlayStation press conference at E3 2017, Moss is a virtual reality action-adventure puzzle game starring a brave mouse named Quill. The player acts as the game's camera, but they're also a character in the world. A character with an adorable little rodent friend.

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Near the end of the Detroit: Become Human demo I saw during E3, renegade android Markus and his partner North incite a riot among recently freed androids. If you choose to set things on fire, North triumphantly declares, "Now the humans will have no choice but to listen to us." Main character Markus, staring into the blaze, snaps back, "They will be afraid. Fear feeds hatred." To which North replies, "I'll take hatred over indifference."

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The only thing more satisfying than a successful Monster Hunter hunt is wearing the armour you made out of the beast you took down. I watched as Monster Hunter World director Yuya Tokuda hunted down a giant beast during a demonstration at E3, and while the weapons and monsters were great, the game's world was the most impressive part.

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Okay this is Aloy and a Watcher from Horizon: Zero Dawn at E3.

Incredible cosplay right?

Yeah nah. Wait till you see this thing actually move.