Tagged: e3

What a terrible time this is!

What a terrible time this is!

Hey folks,

So I’m going to be the bearer of bad news here and tell you all that I will taking a break from blogging for few days or so. I know, I know, what terrible timing because E3 is happening! I’m sure many other outlets on the interwebs will provide much coverage and opinions about what’s being announced.

We are still accepting articles for guest bloggers, so if that interests you, send away!

Until then, have yourselves a great week and see you soon!

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E3 2013 – Top games to watch

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With E3 just around the corner and all 3 next gen consoles finally on the table, it’s time to look at what games we should be excited for.

Here is just a short list that I know I will be keeping my eye on once E3 comes around:

Watch Dogs came on everyone’s radar last year at E3 but we only got a tiny glimpse of what the game is about, so we can expect this year we should get a ton of new information. For me, I am just excited about a brand new IP.

 

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The newly announced Arkham Origins seems to have everyone in a buzz already. Being a big fan of the first two installments of the series, I was taken by a surprise to see they were going with sort of a prequel this time around.
The big news and the coolest aspect to me is the ability to play back and forth from Bats to Deathstroke in similar fashion that we could in Arkham city playing as Catwoman.

For me I know it will be pretty cool to take control of Deathstroke in a game.
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Grand Theft Auto V is almost here with its September release, but we can still expect to get a ton more juicy details of the game at E3.
Being an avid GTA fan any information about this game has been good information. The difference in this installment being we take control of three main characters as opposed to one singular main character. Should be interesting to see how it all plays out.
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Beyond Two Souls is another game that has been strongly on my radar. From the quantic dream the makers of Heavy Rain, comes a new installment in there cinemaesque video game. It has already got great recognition as a film as well as a game. We can expect to see some great performances by Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe. For me being a massive movie buff as well as a gamer, blurring the lines between games and movies has been very exciting as it is akin to the old “choose your own adventure” books I read growing up. But now we can finally take control of a film and see how it plays out.
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Killer Instinct making a comeback?

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June 10th will be a glorious day for videogame fans and enthusiasts alike, with the annual conference premiering and promoting new games or add-ons to the gaming world on all platforms.

It seems like Microsoft is in the spotlight this year with its release of their new Xbox console, Xbox One. Aside from that, rumours about Rare resurrecting classic games like the ever-so-popular Killer Instinct has me excited. VERY excited.

Having grown up with an older brother and being a child of the 90s, I loved to play those classic games, this one in particular.

So the child in me is getting its hopes up and cross in fingers that childhood favs make a comeback.

Mark your calendars! They promise it’s going to be a goodie, because we all know what a bore last year was.

Microsoft unveils the Xbox one.

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So today finally marked the reveal of the last of the next gen consoles. With the Wii U already struggling and the PS4 already revealed, I was waiting to see what Microsoft was cooking up. I don’t consider myself a hardcore gamer nor do I consider myself a casual gamer. I fit in some place in the middle of that, which left me a little disappointed with the Xbox One. There was a strong focus on Kinect 2 and how it is now fully integrated into the system. I’m not a fan of the Kinect in the first place. I have always been a more classic controller type of guy. This whole new focus on motion gaming just
hasn’t been my cup of tea.

So seeing how Kinect 2 is shaping up to be a primary aspect of the Xbox One, it has me feeling a little on the fence. Microsoft also announced
the use of cloud saving. Things are also not clear if the system needs to always have an online source or not. Another big aspect of the new system is that the Xbox is now
completely synced to your television and jumping from game to tv is almost seamless, which didn’t really blow me away. My remote can usually change input’s just as fast.

I am sure now with E3 around the corner in June alot of the information will be held back until then, but right now my decision on which console I will jump to this holiday season is still up in the air. The one thing that can possibly change my mind at this point is the big reveal that Rare has planned. If Banjo Kazooie or Killer Instinct is on the table to be released
along the Xbox One I will have some serious thinking to do this holiday season.

Watch “E3 – Weird gamer guy” on YouTube

I came across this video while on college humor.com and I must say that this must’ve been extremely uncomfortable for that poor girl.

And this video only furthers the stereotype that gamers are weird, which is definitely NOT true.

I dunno.