E3 came, Xbox conquered
This year's E3 saw what could be said to be the best line-up of Xbox games in the console's history - and we saw every single one. From the expected titans like Halo 5 and Gears 4 to new IPs like Sea of Thieves and ReCore, we have offer our verdict of everything Xbox has to offer. There's a lot.
Visiting the studio making Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
It doesn't take much convincing to say that Eidos Montreal is working on something special - it sort of has to be, after the magnificent Human Revolution - but seeing the game up close reveals a game that aims to be more than just a competent sequel. Inside, you'll find out what a cyber-renaissance looks like, how Mankind is definitely not (just) an action game, and how many new bits of kitchen appliances Adam Jensen's had stuck to him this time.
Discovering more to Battleborn
Gearbox's cartoon shooter might look like an FPS MOBA - in fact, it very often plays exactly like an FPS MOBA - but you can count on there being more at work than you'd expect. In our hands-on, we were introduced to a brand new co-op story mode - something we frankly never expected, and with 25 characters to play through as (each with their own story), there's a lot more to discover about this seemingly one-note project.
Looking back at E3s past
While most of our magazine this month is dedicated to the present and future, it's a lot of fun to look back on Microsoft's 15 previous outings on the stage - not least because some of them were so weird. Wonky prototypes, release date tattoos and an elephant sit alongside some of the best games of all time. We're not saying we're unhappy that Phil Spencer didn't arrive being carried by the cast of Cirque du Soleil this year, just that we miss that kind of thing a bit.