GamesBeat weekly roundup: Uncharted 4 steals May sales charts, Puzzle & Dragons studio up for acquisition

Welcome to this week’s GamesBeat Roundup. This week, we have our thoughts on the Warcraft movie (and the Easter eggs fans should look out for), the next expansion for Destiny, one of the biggest games in Activision’s stable of moneymakers, and a look at next week’s big Electronic Entertainment Expo, one of gaming’s biggest events of the year.
Enjoy your weekend!
Pieces of flair and opinion
Warcraft fans should watch for these Easter eggs in the movie
The DeanBeat: E3 will bring us another installment of the war for the eyeballs
EA’s Peter Moore will take on what’s next for esports at GamesBeat 2016
Warcraft is almost the movie fans have always wanted
Roblox’s David Baszucki to talk user-generated VR at GamesBeat 2016
E3 2016: What to expect from EA — Battlefield, Mass Effect, Star Wars, and more
2016 Unreal E3 Awards: Epic and GamesBeat call for entries
Final Fantasy XV: How Square Enix plans to woo a new generation of players
Above: Artwork from the Xbox Store for Rise of Iron.Image Credit: Xbox Store
News
Games of Thrones’ Jon Snow is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s next big bad
Sony’s game chief confirms Neo upgrade to PS4 is coming, but it won’t be at E3
Twitch’s 100 million viewers watched 800 million hours of esports in the last 10 months
How Pokémon Go brings the pocket monsters to your neighborhood
Limitless VR raises $1 million in funding to make interactive VR worlds
Gamer Sensei raises $2.5M in seed funding for esports coaching with pros like StrifeCro
Overwatch was the fastest selling games of May, beating Doom and Uncharted 4
May 2016 NPD: Uncharted finds its fortune ahead of Doom, Overwatch
Game broadcasting software Xsplit attracts 200K new users every month
Destiny: Rise of Iron launches September 20 for $30 — and not on PS3 or Xbox 360
Watch the Destiny: Rise of Iron trailer that’s playing on Snapchat right now
EA creates Play to Give charity campaign with $1 million donation
Special effects house Digital Domain moves into games with studio acquisition
Mixed-reality Wayward Sky trailer shows off PlayStation VR’s capabilities
Destiny leak: Rise of Iron expansion coming September 20
PlayStation VR exclusive How We Soar puts you on the back of a giant bird
Open Bionics created a real bionic arm from the hero of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
GSN’s Sparcade lets you play classic arcade games like Pac-Man on mobile for real money
PwC: Game industry to grow nearly 5% annually through 2020
Gameplay capture and sharing company Forge raises $4.5M
Here’s an ad for Watch Dogs 2 — it’s lame
Japan is getting a VR zombie-shooting warehouse
Indie studio hopes, but doesn’t know if Nintendo NX will support VR
HTC Vive demos hit retail as VR headset rolls out to 24 countries
Island 359 for HTC Vive is a terrifying dinosaur survival VR game
LeapFrog unveils LeapStart interactive activity books for young learners
Here’s when the EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Sony, and Microsoft E3 press briefings start
Agents of Mayhem kicks off the Saints Row shared universe
Watch Dogs 2 teaser has Ubisoft hacking the E3 cycle early
Genvid Technologies aims to create ‘revolutionary esports broadcasts’
Horizon: Zero Dawn’s robot-dino hunting delayed from 2016 to February
Microsoft brings Cortana to the Xbox One in latest dashboard makeover
Poland’s new $20 million R&D fund’s goal: breed a game-development juggernaut
Above: A combo that makes sense.Image Credit: GungHo
Mobile and social
The sleeker, sexier GamesBeat roadshow for mobile game devs in New York and Seattle
Deus Ex: Go is the latest big budget franchise to get a mobile game
Uncharted’s first mobile game surpasses 1M downloads
Gameloft’s founding family gives up fighting Vivendi’s takeover
Kleiner Perkins tops rankings of VCs by iOS app and game downloads
Anki unveils robotic Supertrucks battle-racing vehicle combat toys
Chinese agency appears serious about approving every single mobile game
Twitter: 65% of users are gamers, spend a lot on games, and love trailers
EA’s Battlefield 1 is the most popular YouTube game trailer so far this year
Blizzard integrates Facebook login and live video into Overwatch
SoftBank plans to sell Puzzle & Dragons maker in deal valued at $685 million
Above: Look out for the shark in Abzû.Image Credit: Giant Squid
Previews, reviews and interviews
E3 boss tells why gaming’s biggest U.S. show is going to be as noisy as ever
Hands-on with the sharks, the drones, and the underwater beauty of Abzû
Abzû’s creator tells how to lose yourself in a beautiful ocean
Balrog’s back: 5 minutes with Street Fighter V’s boxer
Street Fighter V finally gets the story Capcom promised
Hands-on with Harmonix’s crazy PlayStation VR game
How Harmonix made its psychedelic music trip for PlayStation VR
Dangerous Golf is silly and fun — but a lack of polish makes it a bogey
Hands-on with the black-and-gold world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Why Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is more action, less stealth
Hands-on with Bandai Namco’s maddening dungeon crawler Necropolis
Why Harebrained Schemes expects you to die a lot in dungeon crawler Necropolis
PowerCore founder: ‘Toys-to-life’ isn’t dead yet
GamesBeat weekly roundup: Uncharted 4 steals May sales charts, Puzzle & Dragons studio up for acquisition
GamesBeat weekly roundup: Uncharted 4 steals May sales charts, Puzzle & Dragons studio up for acquisition



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