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E3 2017 Roundup: New Devices and Games Unveiled So Far

Kicking off today in Los Angeles, the Electronic Entertainment Expo has already seen a slew of announcements about new devices and games from Microsoft, Sony Playstation, Alienware, Dell, and Razer, among others. Being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the 23rd annual E3 Expo is open to the public for the first time this year. The event runs through Thursday.

At the event, Dell announced that its new virtual reality-ready Inspiron Gaming Desktop (pictured above), powered by Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, starts shipping in the U.S. today. And yesterday Alienware unveiled a host of new Windows 10 gaming devices, including two new Area 51 systems with multi-core processors from Intel or AMD.

Meanwhile, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced yesterday that is has now sold more than 60.4 million PlayStation 4 systems around the world, with nearly 490 million copies of PS4 games sold either at stores or via digital downloads.

New Windows 10 Xbox Games

Yesterday’s PC Gaming Show at the E3 Expo included news about a number of new games for Microsoft’s Xbox. To mark the 20th anniversary of Age of Empires, Microsoft said it will be coming out with an update, called Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, exclusively for Windows 10. Online sign ups are now underway for a closed beta that’s “coming soon.”

Among the other new Windows 10 titles arriving for Xbox will be Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves. Microsoft has made numerous updates to improve gamers’ experiences on PCs, including 4K support, a 21:9 aspect ratio, and uncapped framerates and refresh rates, Kevin Unangst, senior director for PC gaming at Xbox, said in a blog post yesterday.

Origin PC has also unveiled a new Windows 10 laptop designed for gaming: the EVO15-S. Featuring a 7th-generation Intel core processor, the laptop incorporates Microsoft’s…


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