E3 “the gaming Mecca”: Day 0

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E3 began yesterday (CET) with a power packed schedule of a day. The usuals were all in attendance with Microsoft appearing and displaying their own work first & of course Sony’s Playstation there as the other powerhouse in the gaming/entertainment field.

mslogoWith so much to go through, here’s a list of titles that Microsoft showed at their press conference:

Before we begin on the games; the most important news from Microsoft was arguably this —

  • Xbox One will finally have BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY
  • not only that but it will allow MULTIPLAYER WITH XBOX 360 GAMES ON THE XBOX ONE
  • And finally Elite accessories (if you are a pro gamer this is heaven to you. your fighting stick is now the Xbox Elite Pad)

First out the Xbox was Halo 5: Guardians, which housed a gameplay display with Halo5_KeyArt_Horiz_Finalspartan Locke’s squad. New game mechanics like in game reviving of squad members, air melee kills, some new weapons and a return of the Prometheans. To top it off a new game mode called warren where anything goes. From assault rifles to pelicans. Fight, win and survive the warden. The warden mode is a 24 vs 24 battle (24 players and 24 AI opponents.)

Recore was then given is first breath of life with a demo gameplay trailer being shown from the makers of Metroid Prime and Keiji InafunerecoreThe game appears to focus of a journey between a female protagonist (oh yeah. not a guy for once) and her faithful companion to go somewhere… we don’t know but we will give all the info as it arrives.

Bethesda made a showing (makers of the Fall Out series) with a display of how Microsoft feel PC should link to console. Bethesda verified that with their new upcoming release, Fall Out 4, modifications (mods) made on the PC version can be transferred over to the Xbox One system.

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EA also came to the stage to show their EA access which allows early access to titles for a set amount of time and surprised us with Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2

Next on the menu was show off time with titles like FORZA MOTORSPORT 6DARK SOULS 3, THE DIVISION exclusive Xbox beta, Rainbow 6: SiegeDAY Z xbox versionRISE Of THE TOMB RAIDERGEARS OF WAR ULTIMATE EDITIONSPEEDRUNNERS XBOX VERSION  and a host of indie titles as included within the Xbox family ethos (Yeah. They meant business.)

gears 4The Coalition made a showing with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition as mentioned before but as the makers  of the Gears Series they did not leave without dropping the rumoured Gears 4. With a new story The Coalition have began to continue the franchise; as the information comes we will inform you on the latest on this game.

The real icing on the cake was Microsofts hardware as they showed off their Oculus tech but more importantly went the step further and introduced the power of the Holo Lens in real time. Not much to be said just enjoy:

All in all a good showing by the Microsoft team in their press conference showing, with the boast of their ‘biggest’ year line up to date with this year’s releases including: Tomb Raider, Gears of War 4, Fable and Halo 5

look out for the other posts on Ubisoft, EA and of course Playstation

ciao-su =^_^=

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STARS | Resident Evil 3 Nemesis

Welcome everyone to this week’s Quick Look. We are playing what I (Ace) personally feel is the best resident evil game to date. As always you can watch the playthrough here.

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Straight off the bat this game isn’t playing fair. There is no normal mode just hard and easy. Not to be seen as a wuss we put it on hard mode.

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(Is that Jeff my neighbor?)

The opening cinematic tells us about Raccoon city was under the control of Umbrella. Things went wrong and a virus they had made ravaged the city. A lot of police and special forces were called in to no avail. It seems that these zombies are just too awesome for anyone to handle.

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We are blown through some front doors and straight into the action. We had forgotten the controls of this game and just how awkward they were. We are surrounded by zombies so we narrowly escape and enter a warehouse. There is a angry father who lost his daughter who doesn’t seem to listen to reason.

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We walk around looking for some things we could use and we find the warehouse key. There is a large box with things like ammo. We leave the warehouse and venture back out into the streets of Raccoon City. Horror games may have come a long way but this play dead trick is still being used today.

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The city does really seem like it is going to hell cause some people are being eaten alive on the streets. We see someone fighting off some zombies and we decide to follow him. We find ourselves in a bar.

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Jill to the rescue. Even if we are too late. The guy is having chunks taken out of him by one of the zombies. We tag team together to get rid of the zombie. After talking to him for awhile he warns us that there is someone hunting STARS members.

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Back to the streets we go. Hard mode is really taking its toll on us. We find some oil in a down alley that we need to use on a gate that has some wire on it. We had to fight some more zombies just to get some time to open the gate.We eventually got the lighter to work and opened the gate.

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We got attacked by the infamous zombie dogs. After dealing with them and restocking on some ammo we soldiered on. We finally get to the police station where the star of the show appears.

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Nemesis himself. The fight begins and we empty clips upon clips. Luckily we have our trusty dodge and roll. He seems to grab us a lot. If you allow him to grab you for long enough he will kill you instantly with his tentacle hand. After some time we do defeat him and enter the police station. This is where we end the episode.

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Next Gen Season: Games to look out for

In 2015 the line of games to come out so far, for the most part, have been exemplary albeit a few with personal touches that were not to everyone’s taste but all in all that was the game created…. The Order:1886 (Too short for the price), Assassin’s Creed: Unity (Just seems not liked by fans.), Evolve (Fun but ultimately repetitive in gameplay.) However even though that is the case, no one denies the sheer brilliance of the way Next Gen is looking, and why not when there’s more to come like this:

  If you’re completely new to this title then you are either too young or SHAME ON YOU. In a world where there is nothing – no rules, no governments or armies. In a world of nothing what do you do when your nothing is taken from you? Mad Max the game, in time for its film reboot counterpart, is set to grace us with just this kind of dilemma. This open world game sets itself up to be stunningly impressive with its end of world/post apocalyptic take of the world we know now.

Mad Max the game

Since we’re talking big names why not one of the gaming industry’s greatest technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and after the Cold War authors, the late Tom Clancy. With wind of his Rainbow Six series returning the Tom Clancy fan base hasn’t been this excited for quite some time. Rainbow Six Siege seems to bring back the realistic side of special forces that can be argued to have been lost in current renders of the same genre, ergo: Call of Duty and so on. Hopefully the game will live up to the expected heights of one of the most liked parts of the Tom Clancy gaming franchise.

Rainbow Six: Siege 

For this game we move to one of the oldest modern fighting games within it’s genre. Tekken, if you do not know, is a fighting game with the storyline of fighting in a martial arts tournament and achieving whichever selected character your playing as’ goal. The true story however, is the story of one family fighting each other for reasons that seem to be revenge. This infighting has carried the series from start to the current Tekken until now where we find out who will win. The father or the son.

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We shall leave it there for now but of course this list is sure to grow with bigger and better games.

more to follow as always

ciao-su =^_^=

Next Gen Season: Games to look out for

We are in great times for gaming this season, with previous releases in our ‘Next Gen’ year like Far Cry 4 or more recently Mortal Kombat X showing what we all want our next gaming cycle to look like.

To keep up with this why don’t we show you what else is on the horizon, just incase you didn’t know:

Arguably the most loved part of the Call of Duty franchise’s third instalment –

Black Ops III

Coincidence or not with movements of DC comics’ steady creation of ‘Dawn of Justice,’ the caped crusader is once again facing the perils of Arkham but now in the city. His city. Will you follow him?

Batman: Arkham Knight

This next one is a personal favourite in terms of presentation and general excitement. But when it comes to overthrowing rogue governments and combining it with an array of weapons, stunts (both ground level and aerial) & a general result of explosions due to said actions; this game has had fans since showing all you need is a grappling hook and a parachute to get things done

Just Cause 3

The next game is a still seen as being one of the, arguably, best  game creations of gaming history. It’s first instalment is still used as a benchmark of, all if not most, games that follow the supernatural hunter in a medieval era genre. Still moving forward with it’s impressive second game (currently being played =^_^=) the time has now come for the Wild Hunt to join the franchise-

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Keep an eye out for more from the Next Gen Season list as this list has only begun

more to come as always

Ciao-su =^_^=