E3 starts…tomorrow, so the â€śwrap-upâ€ť part of our weekly news wrap-up is more of aÂ theoreticalÂ end to the week than anything else. Weâ€™ll be here at 12 p.m. Pacific on Saturday to start our coverage of EAâ€™s press conference, and then itâ€™s six days of straight gaming from there. If our E3 expectations and predictions come true, Microsoft will show off more Scorpio, Ubisoft will dump anotherÂ Assassinâ€™s CreedÂ on us, and on, and on.
This week leading up to it was all about the teases, the trailers, and the leaks. It looks like weâ€™ll see anÂ XCOM 2Â expansion soon, Hideo Kojima dropped a crypticÂ Death StrandingÂ tease, and…thereâ€™s a newÂ Bubsy?
In non-E3 news, thereâ€™s aÂ scathingÂ indictment ofÂ Mass Effect: Andromedaâ€™s development woes, courtesy of Kotaku. Sources claim most of the game was developed in just the last eighteen months, and thereâ€™s more dirt where that came from.
This is gaming news for June 5 through 9.
Determined not to watch any E3 coverage this weekend? Or maybe youâ€™re just looking for something to do between press conferences? This weekendÂ ChivalryÂ follow-upÂ Mirage: Arcane WarfareÂ is free-to-try on Steamâ€”a bit of a bad omen, considering the game released two weeks ago. Also not aÂ surprisingÂ omen given the game launched with zero buzz whatsoever.
If youâ€™ve got money to throw around, thereâ€™s also the GOG Summer Saleâ€”first of the season, even though â€śsummerâ€ť doesnâ€™t properly start for another week. Some pretty great deals going on, and any purchase nets you a copy ofÂ Rebel GalaxyÂ for free.