Welcome to another GamesBeat roundup! This time, we played the retro and excellent Sonic Mania, Dota 2 and Call of Duty crowned esports champions, and role-playing game sales are seeing a big surge.

Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Pieces of flair and opinion

Shenmue III E3 2015

Above: The biggest video game Kickstarter ever has a publisher.

Image Credit: Sony


Mobile and social

Above: It’s not a Sonic game without a water level.

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Previews, reviews, and interviews