Category: Sony

Sony E3 2016

Sony did a fantastic job this year with their press conference. There has been a lot of rumbling and worries that they weren’t going to have enough to show, but there was no need for concern. They killed it!

Having said that, the start of the show was a little underwhelming, with an orchestra playing for a couple of minutes before the curtain even opened. Bear McCreary is an amazing composer, but there was no flash without any visuals.

The dreary music eventually led into the God of War reveal trailer, which definitely got people excited.

They kept the good times going with Days Gone, a very cool new IP. Dystopian zombie apocalypse? That’s my jam!

I was a little less excited about this next one, but the anticipation of The Last Guardian actually coming out at some point must excite someone.

Horizon: Zero Dawn is my most anticipated game of Sony’s lineup. It gives me console envy. There is so much awesome in this video.

I wasn’t familiar with this game. I actually found the trailer to be a little disturbing, which is rare. Detroit: Become Human is dark. I’m curious to see how this one sells after this trailer.

Sony is now rolling out a fairly impressive list of VR capable games. I’ll let the videos create that list for you. I’ll simply say this: I will never get tired of hearing Mark Hamill voice The Joker.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare looks fantastic. It always looks fantastic.

I’m slightly more excited to see the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remaster though.

And now for something completely different… Crash Bandicoot! Crash, Crash 2 and Crash Warped will all get remasters on PS4. In addition, Crash will also appear in Skylanders: Imaginators.

And, in another hard left, we switch back to a darker title. Death Stranding reunites Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus. It’s unclear what the premise of this game is, but is more than likely some sort of survival horror, which would give them to finish what they started with the ill-fated Silent Hills.

Spider-man, Spider-man. Only on the PS4… man. It looks like a fun game. Hopefully it will sell a bijillion copies!

Which brings us back to Days Gone. This time, we get quite a bit more gameplay footage, and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that!

Thank you for joining us for these Press Conference recaps! Adulting caused some delays with putting them together, so we appreciate your patience!

Bethesda E3 2016 Press Conference

Wow! Bethesda killed it today! They had some very impressive things to show and they did a great job delivering it.

They started off with Quake: Champions, a new arena shooter designed for competitive play.

This one will be PC only, but it’s great to see a new Quake title after all of these years. This reveal was a great way to start off their show.

Next up is The Elder Scrolls: Legends, a collectible card game coming to iOs, PC and Android later this year. The game is currently in public beta and announced that they will be inviting more people in soon, so sign up! https://legends.bethesda.net/?locale=en

Fallout 4 is definitely the game that has received most of my limited gaming time. I’m currently on a Survival playthrough and it is no joke. I was happy to see that more content is coming my way… and I haven’t even played Far Harbor yet!

On top of that, you will find a little Fallout: Shelter update in there, including quests and the news that the game is coming to PC. How will the PC version handle the drug dealeresque nature of the mobile notifications?

While this next bit was heavily anticipated and rumored to be announced, it was still great to see the confirmation. Elder Scrolls Skyrim is coming to PS4 and XB1, complete with mod support and updated visuals.

Bethesda then announced a new? IP. I don’t believe that this has anything to do with the previous Prey titles. It looks interesting, but we’ll see.

More Elder Scrolls news! Actually, it’s not so much news as just more about a known thing, but whatever. We’re always glad to see it.

They also announced One Tamriel, an addition to the current ESO that will allow players of any level or faction to play together.

This next bit has no video, but Doom and Fallout 4 are being shown off in VR at the show and those titles are coming to the HTC Vive platform next year.

And last, but certainly not least, is the big chunk of Dishonored 2 info. First is the trailer:

And then some gameplay footage!

I wasn’t a fan of the original, but I know that it was an extremely popular title. I’m proud to know someone that got the achievement for beating the game without killing anyone. It may have been our very own Erin!

We’ll catch you tomorrow with news from Microsoft, Ubisoft and Sony!

EA at E3 2016

It’s that time again, folks! E3 2016 is almost underway. In the meantime, we will recap the major press conferences for those that aren’t able to watch live. I am live tweeting as many shows as I can at @LobbycastGeoff. Here is the recap for Electronic Arts:

The show contains a lot of good news for fans of EA games. The news about the Titanfall 2 single-player mode leaked early, but it’s worth mentioning again here. On of the major complaints about the first game was it’s lack of a dedicated single-player experience.

But wait, there’s more! Here is the multi-player trailer:

Everything looks great. It makes me miss the original game and all of the fun I had at it’s launch. Hopefully the sequel will have longer legs for me.

Next up, EA brings out some Madden 17. It looks gorgeous!

I’m not typically a player of their sports titles, but the juggernaut that is EA Sports is undeniable. The other sports game that they brought out was FIFA 17, the best-selling sports title worldwide.

This is for their “Journey” mode. I’m not a fan of the drama, but this mode isn’t made for me anyway. This next game is more my speed.

Mass Effect: Andromeda looks amazing. I’m a big fan of this series and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us. This bit of behind the scenes footage shows some in-game footage as well.

EA also talked about their EA Originals program, which brings funding and security to Indie Game Developers. I like seeing these types of initiatives. I hope that they keep this up. The title that they featured today was Fe, an Indie adventure game.

Jade Raymond took the stage to talk Star Wars games. There are a couple of unnamed titles coming from Motive Studios and Visceral that are sure to do well with all of the new or renewed fans that The Force Awakens created.

The last of the show was filled with Battlefield 1. It is crazy impressive! The team is brought in dynamic weather that changes the way that you have to approach objectives, as well as access to large vehicles like the airship, a battleship and an armored train. They’ve ratcheted up the dynamic destruction as well, in order to make sure that “no two games will be the same.” I’m really looking forward to this one.

We will back later tonight with coverage of the Bethesda Softworks Press Conference. See you then!