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  • On the gaming calendar, Gamescom is wedged between E3 announcements and the holiday rush of releases. Along with the odd surprise reveal, there's usually plenty of new tidbits and teases for upcoming games, so New Atlas is digging into some of the most exciting trailers we've seen so far this week.
  • With all the E3 press conferences done and dusted, it looks like there’s a pretty exciting year ahead. From 4K remakes of classics to long-awaited sequels to intriguing new IPs, New Atlas rounds up the best looking trailers and news from the likes of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.
  • ​The biggest week on the gaming calendar is almost here – the E3 expo. New Atlas runs through the games we know, expect or hope will make an appearance this year, from the likes of Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Bethesda.
  • The Nintendo Switch is so close our fingers are getting twitchy, and while the launch lineup is small, there are a couple of gems in there that could justify a day one purchase. That said, Mass Effect: Andromeda coud tear you away for 30-odd hours of bad guy-blasting and crew-romancing.
  • ​We’ve spent January creeping through Resident Evil 7, and great as that’s been, February’s games look less nerve-jangling. For Honor seems like a solid action romp, chapter 3 of Clementine’s story begins in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, and we end the month hunting robots in Horizon Zero Dawn.
  • 2017 is set to be a stellar year for games. Long-awaited games like The Legend of Zelda and Prey will launch, Crash Bandicoot is back and we return to some of the biggest blockbusters ever, like Red Dead Redemption and The Last of Us. We round up our most anticipated games for the coming year.
  • It's has been a solid year for video games. PC players got a new gold standard in the Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card, Sony surpassed 50 million PS4s sold, and VR gaming finally hit homes. New Atlas rounds up some of the gaming highlights of 2016, to help you fill out your holiday to-play list.
  • Ubisoft and South Park might be too committed to fart jokes with the Nosulus Rift, a bad-taste gag of a peripheral. We played the first 15 minutes of South Park: The Fractured But Whole at PAX Australia this weekend, with the handicap of having every in-game fart blasted directly into our faces.
  • Sony has announced some chunky new third-party PS4 controllers from Razer and Nacon, designed specifically for the eSports crowd with added buttons, triggers, profiles, and a decidedly more Xbox look about them.
  • On paper, Sony’s PlayStation VR is the virtual reality system to buy. If only Sony had delivered a stable experience that captures the magic that made VR desirable in the first place.
  • ​For months, Sony has been coy about the new model PS4. Today, the wraps finally came off the PS4 Pro. Along with a slimmed-down version of the basic console, Sony confirmed the Pro is powered by an improved CPU and GPU, features support for 4K, HDR and higher frame rates, and will be out soon.
  • Anticipating unannounced products is something of an art form, combining equal parts pattern analysis, rumor mill watching and some old-fashioned logic and imagination. Let's look at the gear we're most psyched about seeing in the second half of 2016.