After a year of proven success under the Nintendo Switch’s belt, the current-gen console has already set itself far apart from its predecessor. For me, I felt that Nintendo’s presentation was solid, focusing as much as possible on the games, which at the end of the day is really all that gamer’s want. Without a doubt, Nintendo has been having one of the best years it has had for a while. With such momentum built up behind them, I think Nintendo has hit this year’s E3-timed Direct out of the park.
At Sony’s press conference Monday night, Insomniac Games gave PlayStation fans a special look at a slice of their Spider-Man game. It brought in Marvel’s incarceration staple, The Raft. A prison island that houses some of the most heinous villains. We got our first glimpse of quite the sinister bunch from Spider-Man’s rogues gallery; Electro, Rhino, […]
One of the most impressive aspects of this game is the character roster. Every character from Super Smash history is seeing a return, including fan favorites Snake, Falco, and Ice Climbers. Characters like Dark Pit who were a reskin of other playable characters have been now reclassified as “Echo Fighters,” designated with a small symbol next to their names that resembles the letter “E.” One new Echo Fighter will be Princess Daisy, a counterpart to Princess Peach. The returning Pokemon Trainer will now be available in both male and female forms.
Hitman 2 will be able to accommodate around two-thousand NPCs and will offer new game mechanics: The crowd mechanic allows the player to lose themselves in crowds if they are being hunted and if the crowds are not suspicious or fleeing; The picture in picture mechanic will allow the player to see other sections of the map by use of devices; Lastly, the Sniper Briefcase will return, but this time will be able to accommodate more items that the player may want to conceal.
Square Enix held an online press conference today. It wasn’t an expensive stage show with Andrew WK or padded with a panel to talk about a game people would rather just see. Square Enix understood just what it had in its product offerings for E3 2018 and chose a path in tune with what fans […]
Fallout 76 will take place in the roaming landscape of West Virginia. Todd Howard, Director of Bethesda Game Studios, says this was done because, “this is where the actual nuclear secrets are stored.” The game follows an inhabitant of Vault 76, who is one of the first vaults to open during “Reclamation Day” and is therefore tasked with being the first to explore the “untamed wastelands.”
One of the big surprises of Sunday was the reveal of developer Don’t Nod‘s immediate Life Is Strange future. The award-winning episodic story game about Max Caulfield and her time traveling powers won the attention of the gaming community with its gripping narrative. The follow-up prequel developed by Deck Nine was a worthy successor but […]
2018 could be the year Microsoft Xbox doesn’t get outshined by Sony or Nintendo. Their E3 Briefing in a new venue at the Microsoft Theater in LA was symbolic of their reawakening. This year’s Microsoft spotlight wasn’t cluttered by long demos of games the E3 audience had no interest in or talk of services you […]
Square Enix has a scheduled press conference for Monday that includes a stacked line up of games such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Avengers, and yes Kingdom Hearts. For some reason, the publisher took it upon themselves to announce a firm release date for the Disney/Final Fantasy mashup RPG Kingdom Hearts III last night. […]
The most exciting news, however, is that Anthem is to not include the use of loot boxes. Though there will be monetization in the form of cosmetic and vanity items, Bioware said that there will be no game advantages available through real-world money. As EA’s focus in recent years has been on the support of loot boxes, this is a refreshing update.