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Jon Hicks

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Jon has been writing about video games and technology since 2002, during which time he contributed to dozens of publications and spent seven years as Editor-in-Chief of Official Xbox Magazine. He has a terrible addiction to shonky open-world games.

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The E3 Bulletin: Friday

Assassins! Anthem! The end!

This is our final update from E3 week. Read the previous ones: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

The E3 Bulletin: Thursday

Miyamoto! Crash! Zombies!

E3 is still happening. E3 has always been happening. But today, finally, is the beginning of the end, as the brave troops overseas prepare themselves for a final trip round the show floor. Further reports suggest that the public access is putting things under strain, with a steady stream of "oh god the crowds" updates on social media that have been greeted with thousand-yard-stares by anybody who has ever been on the public floor at Gamescom.

The E3 Bulletin: Wednesday

Mind control! Cross-play! War!

This week, we're doing daily roundups of the news from E3. Previous instalments: Monday | Tuesday

The E3 Bulletin: Tuesday

Sci-fi! Spencer! Sadness!

We're doing daily updates every day this week, rounding up all the news from the show. Read yesterday's here.

Sony showed off a trailer for the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty WW2 at its E3 conference, confirming that yes, there is multiplayer, and it skips across the various European battlefields you might expect.

The E3 Bulletin: Monday

Forza! Anthem! Nazis! The joy of X!

Once again we are doing daily E3 bulletins from show, posted every morning UK time. Here's what you missed over the weekend.

Come and work at Gamer Network!

A hire power beckons.

Gamer Network, parent company of Eurogamer, is recruiting for several open positions at the moment, and as there's an unusual cluster of vacancies we thought we'd highlight them here for anybody looking to start 2017 with a new job in games media.

Amazon slashes prices on Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2 for Black Friday

UPDATE: Dishonored 2 and FIFA 17 now down to 29.99

UPDATE 25/11/16 09:55am There's an ongoing price-matching battle between different retailers, and Amazon has now nudged down some prices and increased a couple of others. Dishonored 2 and FIFA 17 are now down to 29.99, there's a pound off the 1TB Xbox One bundle with FIFA, Forza and Force Awakens, and Just Dance 2017 is now unmissable at 19.99. Titanfall 2 is down to 28 - but that's nowhere near HMV.

The E3 bulletin: Friday

Reggie vs VR! Pay to pirate! VR porn!

It's all over for another year, and it was... pretty good. It's becoming clearer that we're never going to relive the intoxicating insanity of 2013's hardware throwdown, possibly ever, so we're just going to have to make do with some really strong software lineups, and Nintendo has managed to impress on that front with just a single game. Looks like E3 will make it after all, although it would appear that E3 Live was dreadful and the showfloor had a lot of free space, so there's room for improvement next year.

The E3 bulletin: Thursday

Catweagel! Xbox arguments! Bethesda RPGs!

E3 Thursday is the party drawing to a close, when you know you've had the best experiences already but can't resist sneaking in an extra drink or harvesting one of the remaining snacks that's been sat around for a while but is still mostly good. We refer, of course, to The Last Guardian, which retains gourmet flavour but is showing its age more than we'd like.

The E3 bulletin: Wednesday

Endless Zelda! Interminable Pokemon! Unchanged Xbox!

Today, finally, after two days, six conferences, more announcements than we care to remember and much less sleep than is healthy, E3 actually started and we could start judging it in earnest. There was just one more thing to cover before the doors opened: the Nintendo conference, which was actually two things, spread out with marvellous inefficiency across two hours and an acre of E3 booth that was presumably booked back when NX was still on the agenda and couldn't be refunded.

Crackdown 3 delayed until 2017

Stand down, Agent.

Reagant Games, the new studio working on Crackdown 3, has followed the game's non-appearance in the Xbox conference with a short news update saying that it won't be out until some point in 2017, although it will be arriving on Windows 10 as well as Xbox One.

The E3 bulletin: Monday

Mass Effect! Dishonored 2! Xbox Slim! Football!

This year, we are once again posting daily bulletins from E3, rounding up all the news from the show. If you wish, you can receive them via email every morning by signing up for the Eurogamer newsletter.

EGX partners with Amazon for 2016 show

Biggest show gets biggest retailer.

EGX, the UK's largest games show, has partnered with Amazon, a retailer you may have heard of, for this year's show at the Birmingham NEC.

One machine to rule them all: the triumph of Xbox 360

How Microsoft bridged three generations, and defined the modern console.

An era has ended: Microsoft is ceasing production of Xbox 360 after almost eleven years, 90 million sales and more games than I'd care to count, from sprawling Norse-inspired RPGs to borderline-pornographic Arkanoid clones. It leaves behind a console landscape once again dominated by Sony: PlayStation out in the lead while Xbox is a dogged pretender, a big black box with a weird (albeit now optional) controller. But for ten years Xbox 360 was the industry default, the machine that defined a console generation which lasted longer and reached more people than any that went before it. It did so by dint of three Dr Who-like transformations, reforming itself around a games industry that changed dramatically from PS2-era bro-dom to Wii-inspired mass entertainment and the downfall of both boxed games and the studios that made them.

I didn't expect much of Crackdown. I wanted a next-gen GTA and while this shared the same pedigree, it was about fighting crime rather than causing it, and spoken of mostly as a means to get into the Halo 3 beta. Keenly aware of my inability to keep up with Halo players, I steered clear, and it wasn't until a few months after release that I was persuaded to pick up a second-hand copy.

Gamescom Bulletin: Day 3

Blizzard! Boredom! Bratwurst!

Wilkommen to our third and final Gamescom update. The show's going to continue over the weekend, but the business folks are packing up and fleeing, leaving the vast showfloor to the general public to drift between heaving booth demos, like Dead Rising but with more Final Fantasy cosplayers.

The Gamescom Bulletin: Day 2

Battlefront! Mafia! Awkward banter!

Welcome to our second news roundup from Gamescom! The show is now up and running and with it our crack Away Team. We'd tell you what they've been saying so far, but they've helpfully recorded a half-hour chat rattling through it all, including Martin getting IRL blocked by Kamiya. We are hoping this was accompanied by an official badge.

Gamescom Bulletin: Day 1

Crackdown! Scalebound! Dinklage!

For the next few days we're going to be posting daily roundups of the news coming out of Gamescom, just like we did at E3. Unlike E3, we're going to be a bit lighter on breathless mega-news: Gamescom, though a bigger show, never has the range of megatons that LA manages (although this didn't stop the ESA from pushing out an infographic yesterday about how, actually, it's the best. Insecurity always a good look, chaps.)

The E3 Bulletin: Friday

Yosp! Metroid! Cuphead! And that's a wrap!

This week we've posted daily updates rounding up the news from E3. Previously: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

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