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E3 Sony Conference and Microsoft Conference Highlights…or Lowlights, If You Prefer
If you’re late to the news of E3 and want to quickly catch up, then join Matt Lees, of Videogamer, as he recaps all the high bits and low bits of each conference.
Begin with Microsoft’s, because its like watching the fall of the Roman Empire, only funnier.
And then the rise of Sony; it only took them a decade to figure out.
Drive Fast, Look Pretty. Forza 5 Does Both.
I’ve convinced myself to reserve the game, even though I may not get the Xbox ONE at launch. So I share my list of why its a must have, for gamers and car enthusiasts like myself. Take a look at my list of reasons after the break!
5. Open Wheel Vehicles: Besides the obvious cars like the Ariel Atom, they announced Indy and Gran Prix cars to be included. Turn 10 has even partnered with Ron Howard and his latest film “Rush” so expect some tie-ins to be announced later this summer.
4. The Visuals: You don’t have to take my word for it, but this will be best looking racing game this year, maybe even overall. It’s a whole new level of detail, each track is like its own little world. Granted there are other next gen racing games, but most of them are open world. They’ll have every asset toned down just a bit, lacking the fidelity and detail fore it must all be on check due to its overall grandeur.
3. Forza Vista: Formerly “Auto Vista”, you can now take a deeper look in and out of every car. Not like the past select dozen or so cars from the previous game. It’s something I loved, and would show my friends who love to here the sultry voice of Jeremy “Jezza” Clarkson narrate their highlights. (NOTE the video is from Forza 4)
2. The Sound: It sounds amazing, thanks to a partnership with Skywalker Ranch. They have an orchestra that plays in the background, dynamically changing, in and out of the race. It’s like watching a Top Gear segment, escalating the sense of drama and emotion each time you race.
1. Top Gear: You may be asking “but what about tracks, cars, gameplay”? Well that’s all gravy beans, and those details will be released later this summer. But Top Gear is the icing on the monumental cake. Not only is Jezza back but he brought along his co-host, Richard “Hamster” Hammond and James “Captain Slow” May. Their involvement will be more than just voice-overs. They’ll be key figures on the structure and presentation of the gamers’ career.
And just for some kick, here’s some car porn footage, from buffed.de, from Turn 10s’ Forza 5 E3 event held earlier this week.
Gran Turismo 6 Thunders Onto Playstation 3 This Fall
The good folk over at GTPlanet have shared a few videos of Gran Turismo 6 gameplay, enjoy.
I’ve only raced/driven on two real world race tracks, the road course at Auto Club Speedway and Big Willow at Willow Springs. And now you and I can relive the latter with Gran Turismo 6. Two more gameplay trailers follow after the break!
The Battle for Tamriel erupts Spring 2014 on Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4.
Finally, it looks like the Elder Scrolls will be coming to an MMO-ified world near you. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments! Are you excited? Disappointed? Annoyed? How will the Elder Scrolls fare in a persistent online world?
If Halo and Macross/Robotech had a baby, Strike Vector would be it.
First and foremost, Strike Vector looks amazing. For an indie team of only four people, working with the Unreal 3 Engine for only a few months–wow!
Take to the skies in flying battle ships and wage dog fights in massive environments that could have come out from Gradius. Switching between two movement modes: Jet Mode allows you to quickly react and reach your foes and surroundings. Or play it like an FPS whilst in Hover Mode, to precisely maneuver about.
Not much else is known, for more info check out their site www.strikevector.net
Deeper look into Forza 5′s shiny bits.
If you’re a racing game fanatic like me, then you’re keeping serious tabs on Forza 5.
Its a great example of “next gen” racing. Take in the vast vistas, clouded with mist, as you speed through living tracks. Not only are there people in the stands going about their fanatical routines, there’s signs of actual life going on. You can see tents, stands, food vendors with smoke billowing, with people going to and fro. And all of it at beautifully reflected on your car and in your windows at a solid 60fps.
There’s so much to take in, so watch it.
Just When You Thought the Nazis Were Gone, Wolfenstein Returns! Again!
Bethesda just announced today that Wolfensten: New Order will be released on the Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 as well.
Slated for release in the fourth quarter of 2013 for both current gen and next; Xbox one, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Sourced: Bethesda Softworks
Want to see what Final Fantasy XV looks like in action? Well here you go, with love from Square Enix.
Final Fantasy XV be released later 2014 for both the Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4.
Play the future with a handful of yet to be released Wii U titles.
This morning Nintendo’s President, Reggie Fils-Aime, revealed that demos of a few forthcoming Wii U games will be playable at participating Best Buy locations this week.
For two days they’ll be playable from 4-8PM local time on Wednesday, June 12, and 1-5PM local time on Saturday, June 15. Unfortunately, the list of locations is pretty few and far between, so you may have to do some driving, unless you’re lucky enough to live near one of the listed locations. Good luck!
The following games will be available:
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
Source: Nintendo YouTube