Games

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

E3 Nintendo Direct


Nintendo are out of the running for games console goes. The Wii u is struggling to sell even in it homeland of Japan, never mind all over the world. Like really what is the point of the Wii u and its game pad. Not only that this is the fist time that Nintendo are not even having a conference this year.


Nintendo have finally realized a mistake that they make by not having more 3rd party games from EA, Epic games etc. They are now adding these games;


  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Just Dance 4
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Watch Dogs
These are just to name a few of them Watch Dogs being a massive boost for them.

Nintendo 1st party titles;
  • Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
  • Zelda: Windwaker HD
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Super Smash Brothers (Mega Man now included 2014)
These are some of them. These game do look like fun, and to be honest they all look the same and from the game play the all handle to same. I will be putting up videos of these during the week.

In this current day and in this worldwide market (not just in japan where these titles are the best and will always be number one) these the type of game we do not want to play any more. Not really. We live in a world now were we want bigger, better games that can now play with out emotions, not running and jumping on a turtles, looking for bananas. Those games are for the the younger generation and that younger generation is moving on to the better games that is being developed for their age now. Plus parents not are becoming more lenient with the child and getting the massive 18 age restriction games like Call Of Duty now as they will play online and not the story mode. 

Even in this E3 Direct Video nothing much was done to get exclusive 3rd party games for the Will U and 3DS, Yes they might not be as powerful as the others but they have the tech in them to produce good enough and acceptable games that we will see on the WII U and 3DS. 

Their is one Exclusive that might attract people to Nintendo might be Bayonetta 2. This game is looking good and the graphics is awesome saying that Nintendo don't really go in to the graphical game play. Nintendo is mainly all about Game play but they need to not get rid of the Mario's the Donkey Kong. They need to focus a wider ordinance
 Bayonetta 2 trailler


More to come soon 

Monday, 10 June 2013

Sony's E3 Press Conference



The time has come for Sony to come to the stage for the second time of the year, but with a twist. We have yet to see the console. All we have seen is the Controller

 Their are still alot of questions to be answered and will they be answered?

The PS4 is the big event this year and the bad thing is for all the PlayStation fans will be masturbating over and calling out about, but back to the Conference which I am hoping mainly for better Vita games. I have a Vita and I do not use it. I use the PSP more.
Please Sony make this/these console shine. It is now your chance with a lot of people downing the Xbox one.

This post I will be reworking as the Stream from IGN was messing up and also im not sure if I missed anything.

but with the stuff I have. I got where they spoke about Vita Batman: Arkham Origins, Counter Spy, Destiny of spirits, Killzone: mercenary's, and the remastering of God Of War hd. Final Fantasy 10 and 10 2. and also Dead Nation.



The Walking Dead: 400 Days. I am sure will be coming to Vita.Exclusive that comes with all the series and the first 400 days. As E3 progressed I manage to get a little look on The walking Dead 400 days, and I have to say that graphics is not really a massive thing with it, in fact it looks corny, but with it winning game of the year game play is what it is all about, and that is what it delivers the best.






You will be able to tap in to your PS4 console and play the games on your PS4 through your PS Vita.


PS3 Games.

The Last Of Us. This game comes out on 14th june 2013 (out now)
I can't wait for it. it was shown at last E3 and is one of the best games that has a hype and the best hype. the game play is awesome and graphics are just mind blowing.




Puppeteers. Was announced and was only a teaser and looked like a Rayman type game the way it is set out. will be out fall of 2013




Beyond Two souls. Another game that was shown last year at E3 and a small amount of game was in this so I will post a video on here. It has a release date 10.08.13. The game has real actors involvled of the making of this game, similar style to how LA Noire was made. The two main actors and actress used are Ellen page from Juno and X-Men: The Last Stand to name a few. The actor that most people will have heard of is Willem Dafoe. HE has been in Spiderman, Finding Nemo, Speed 2: Cruise Control. These are jsut a few movies to name a few.

Beyond: two souls is a game that you would think that their would be a PS4 title. the graphic are out of this world. it is a game that really plays with your mind. From the creators of Heavy Rain. its about Jodie Holmes, you will find out about her life. each scene is different from each other. Their are loads of different endings and some of your choices in the game can effect the game long term. It has a new fighting system and will have a tutorial on how to do it. 

Gran Turismo 6 
looked awesome but so do most car games now, The game play is also just as good as it can be. One thing about Gran Turismo is that it has the best driving physics out of all the driving games, and it looks to be getting better with this one.


Their will be 300 more title to be brought out this fall.

PS4 time






Yes it has been revealed.

Sony is hard at work on content on PlayStation for the PlayStation network and PS4
Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited to be ready for PS4 from day 1.

pay per view to be streamed to you soon via live event. WWE: Payback (a live ppv event) was on their which is this Sunday coming.

The Order 1886. The graphics is mind blowing and the game play is awesome. It looks like it is set in London and will have monster for you to kill. 


Killzone: shadow fall

Killzone has ups and downs in the past. This looks to be better. Its a fresh new look, its a cold war setting, a new story, the hellgeist living in the same city, same as vector. 30 years in the future from killzone 3. The is new technology, their will be more ways to play using all the PS4's controller. this will be available at launch

Drive club will be a launch title when ever playstatuion announce it


Infamous: Second Son

Great animations, great graphics and perks on the game. it is a open world, where you are in a world that has super powers and you are being hunted down. Its a different person as the main character. 7 years after infamous 2.using the touch pad on the PS4 controller. set in Seattle as it is more real and that you can believe it more. Will be coming along in 2014


Knack

a mix up between a Pixar film and a character action game. Its about a small guy that can go into a massive guy. The goblins have picked up a massive amount of weaponry tanks, planes etc, and you set out to find the source of the weaponry. You will be able to play the game using your Vita and not your tv. It will also be a PS4 launch title.



The Dark Sorcerer.
This game looks very impressive, you can see each strand of hair, a funny trailer. Was Just a teaser 


Indie developers self publish their own content

Remake of abes odyssey remastered and called young and tasty for the PS4.

Diablo 3
 will be on PS3, PS4 as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360

Final Fantasy 15
square enix have will be updating us on one of their games, it has to be a high light on graphics terms. it looks just like their computed anime and the game will be looking the same. Although it is a teaser update with game footage  it looks are something. I think saying it is awesome cannot justify it really it is beyond and way above awesome. It is also no in closed Beta

The elder scrolls online
It was always going on console (xbox also). It was one that sony had to get their hands on, it is also perfect. it is also the first peck as well. spring 2014. beta first on PS4 was a teaser.

Mad Max
looks like a brutal game Survival kit will only be available for PS4



Sony Announces that the PS4 will support used games. You will be able to trade it in and you can lend it to you friends as much as you like, petty much like we do now.
you will not have to be online and their will be no online authentication too. and the game will work if you are not online for 24 hours. mainly pot shots at Microsoft.

Also PlayStation Plus membership will carry over to the PS4, but gamers will have to have PlayStation plus to take advantage of it online features. Also for free to play game will be up to the 3rd publishers.

Sony have said that this is a games console and they meant it.

Destiny
World first game play legends. looks so awesome Bungie as we all know they did Halo 1,2 and 3 best known for. the game play looks slow for destiny in combat. Its does have the look and feel of halo. Their is a slight thing of the gravity lift in their to. will be here in 2014.


PS3 $399 £349 that is 100 $ and £ cheaper than the Xbox One and is more powerful but Sony do like making losses on all their consoles they release.

A very good console and a very strong case to bring back customers but they need to be able to walk the walk rather than talk the talk. That have truly walk all over Microsoft Xbox One console. 


  

E3 Ubisoft 2013



Ubisoft last year went ahead of every other developer last year and I regretted missing it, I have played FarCry 3 and I do love it. This year we will be looking at a massive hyped game called Watch dogs. Letes hope it will be explained better about the muti-player this time. Will  the South Park: Stick Of Truth game be revealed as Ubisoft took over that game from THQ that went bust and sold most of their games and studios.





The Conference Starts off with Rocksmith 2014 Edition. more modes are added, and you have to have to use a real guitar. They are excited to announce a new mode called New session/ Session mode. The band on the game reacts to what you do. It has a October Release date and has a better tracks added.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist
With a impressive video that tell you about your main mission. The game has break through graphics.that will have the gamer drolling. With all the tech that your charatcher access to make his job better. No game play was shown like most E3's

Rayman: Legend
Rayman has alway been a good game, and their seems to be no change. The game as always been corny from when I fist played it on the PS1. The game has release or September 2rd 2013.


T
he Mighty Quest For The Epic Loot
Along name for a game but a big surprise. You steal from you neighbours and protect them from stealing your loot. You build a castle and fill it full of traps to stop them from getting it. It does not end even if they retreat you can still get them.
It is in Beta now at  www.themightyquest.com
join free for the beta.
They added a very funny trailer for the game and I loved it an will defo post it on here. Will be free to play pc.

South Park: The Stick Of Truth

They never showed anything of it like last years E3 but they showed that it was still on the cards after they bought it off THQ after they tragic went in to liquidation. it was just a teaser.
The game has been in production for more than 4 years. You play the new kid in South Park, and you decide whis best friend you want to be weather it is kyles best friend or Cartman etc. Ubisoft are not rushing South Park, they want a complete game

Next Gen console stuff now was up.

The crew
This game seems like the mother of all racing games. A missive and I mean massive game and I mean the map also. the whole of the USA. Graphically perfect. will be out early 2014 . It will be an open world.On and off road, and is a online MMO. Break down of the game;


  • Play co-op every single mission.
  • players to be mixed AI and players.
  • customize your car and strip all of the parts away from your car
  • extra side missions, reward with cash, parts and many more, see famous site in America
  • play against your friends ghost if they have done a mission
  • you can drag race down the Vegas strip
  • take down rival factions, go through back yards, really you can go anywhere apart from water
  • you can run over people
  • when you finishes one faction another arrives on the scene
  • you can customize you ride and put it on the game by using you tablet

Watch Dogs
This is the game most people are wanting to see, as we know the graphics look out of this world and you can hack devices and any device in the game. looks real... so real. Their will be fighting, shooting and all out war battle. hack the city grid to get away from police. another teaser trailer No Game play they are still note showing anything.


Rabbids: Invasion
A TV show you can play. and will be on Nickelodeon TV not much was really shown.
It just seems like they are doing pantomime to the TV screen, you will be able to use the motion control and you use your voice.


Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag
With a new trailer, put you as a pirate. visuals are good as always and really improving, but what will the muti-player be like rumored as only LAN? Was never answered.
In brief;
  • hunting
  • open world
  • attack forts on sea and on land.
  • go hunting
This seems a bit FarCry 3




Trails Fusion (console)
Trails Frontiers (mobile)
You can fly through the air with a bike
they will both work together. just a teaser

Tom Clancy's The Division.
 Looks very impressive  it can be play on tablet. when the world collapses on a virus out break and goes in to melt down. the game is set 3 weeks after it has happen to find out how to fix this. This looks like a survival horror game or a game where people for gangs and you . PS4 control. Work as a team here was a team of four players
deploy small turrets to help you. Not much was really explained but again I will update this as soon as more information about this game

Ubisoft put in a very strong conference but I am disappointed on how many game play clips and even rendered game play.

E3 EA Games Press Conference



EA apparently on of the most hated companies in the USA have massive pressure to show the gaming world what they are going to do this year. One massive plus for EA is the announcement of the scraping of the online game passes, and if you buy the game Pre-Owned you have to pay more money go play the game online... Rip off. Also they had a problem with their part of their presentation during the Xbox Press Conference.



First thing that was mentioned was the 11 games that they was being shown.

kicking off with plants verses zombies: Garden Warfare, by PopCap games.

  • 3rd person shooter 
  • 4 Player Co-Op  survival 
It is not a graphical game but fun. it looks funny. you have waves of enemies and then a boss wave where you boss after boss will come out and try and kill you.

Also it was just announced Peggle 2

Titanfall.
I wrote about this in my xbox part. It is a muti-player game that has a feel of the single player story mode also. but it still seems like a call of duty game. Was shown off well better at the xbox Conference.

It was announced that EA have got the rights for Star Wars and today it has been revealed and is called " Star War Battlefront" it was a short video but nothing to comment about, just a teaser.

Need for speed: Rivals. The graphics look awesome and has awesome game play. A bit like Hot Pursuit.
It is between cops and racers like most of the game thay have done. It is mainly based online, where you can hook up a tablet but they did not really show off how it is used. 

Dragon Age:Inquisition. from what I saw it is from Bioware and it is an open world and Bioware have said that they are not rushing it and will be out fall of 2014. It was mainly a teaser.


EA Sports part of the presentation.

Powered by Ignite.

NBA live 14.

EA even stated that they have mainly concentrated on the dribbling of the player and the ball. The ball has it own physics and it is its own object and will do what a ball would do in real life. Also stats from the player in the games in real life will be loaded in to the game stats 1 hour after the player has played their game.

NFL 25 

They move like a real NFL play would in real life. The player in the game will scan the field for what will happen. The players will detect Blitzing and the attacking plays. Your player will dive if a defencesive player comes in for a tackle in some cases. The graphics are awesome but will we notice that when we are playing the game.

UFC

They have gone to the players and asked them how they play, and had added it to their games. They have added better feeling to the games when in the stadiums, they say you will feel it. The players will have better instincts. The players will make decisions on their own, brace for challenges.

UFC

 MMAI system is one of the features in this game and it will alter the way the fighter fight. It will change. They have a great intelligence and your character will react to how he gets hit.

Battlefield 4

  • 64 players in a game
  • Air, land, sea
A new game mode called Command Mode. This is where you will take a birds eye view of the battle. You can use a pc or use a tablet to play and command you teams and they are real players.  Theirs is more destruction on the game. They used the pc version, so I and some of them was using xbox controllers.
As a Commander you command your team and tell them to attack a flag/base.. also what is impressive is being able to call in artillery from you tablet to help your team and watch massive skyscrapers fall to the floor. This looks awesome.

Also Mirrors Edge 2 was played  looking good but was only a teaser.

Their was alot of problems and awkward moments during that conference as I was told about last years also  I am not sure if EA are awesome with Press Conferences but to be honest it was a solid performance by EA.



E3 Microsoft press conferences







E3 is now here. I am so excited and I for me a Christmas, all the new games and this year is the biggest. Xbox one, PS4 and a small console whuch will follow soon the Ouya.

Today we will see Xbox, EA, Ubisoft, Sony. I will be watching them all and writing about it.
I am ready with all my stuff to go right through to around 4 maybe 5 am uk time.

my set up

My set up with screens 

The screens I will be using to make notes and then writing on my blog, Also speakers and fan

Where I am watching E3 from

Food & Drink

Xbox Press Conference


Now I am ready and first up it is Xbox with a a very and original green lit room.

After the Xbox console, Their is a price and a month, for the release November 2013 and in the uk around £429, and $499. 


Xbox started with A video and game play from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. First of all you may know or not know that David Hayter will NOT be playing the part of Snake and Big Boss. Instead it will be Kiefer Sutherland. 
Metal Gear Solid game info;
  • The Game starts in Afghanistan.
  • It is open world
  • Real Time weather
  • Modes of transport
  • Tactical way of getting around your enemies
  • Freedom on the game
  • Realistic passage of time
  • Deeper Stealth action
  • Dynamic QCQ
Metal Gear Solid 5 Really is Going to be awesome, the graphics is breathe taking, The game play seems just perfect... But my only problem is the MGS hardcore fans. It does not seem to be a game that MGS plays and fell but I am just looking at someone playing the game and for a short time.

After the video The conference Begins with Don Mattrick and Hideo Kojimka just to say a few words and a few words from Don also.
First they came out with the new Xbox 360 console that is smaller and quieter than the one on the market today, and is available from today, in the USA only and soon in the UK. Also from the 1st July free games for xbox live. Assassins Creed 2 or Halo 3. This seems like PlayStation Plus but like PlayStation Plus with the games we don't care about the old games that we have played and traded in.

Also their are a lot of games that will be becoming out but what was my problem was that they only showed 3 of them.

World Of Tanks, by WarGaming. This is an exclusive for Xbox coming soon. 
  • 15 vs 15 player matches
  • It is Free To Play
  • Will be out this summer
Max The Curse Of Brotherhood, they did not talk about this much but you can tell it will use Smart Glass. The graphics was okies but nothing awesome

Dark souls 2 was also announced, the graphics was awesome and had great game play and again they did not do much with this but I am sure it is a xbox 360 console game.

I am a bit disappointed with this as I know that the Xbox one is massive but for me they did not look at the audience that will still have the xbox 360 and will not be able to afford £429/$499. For that price Microsoft have put the best of the best, top of the range Ram, and processor etc into the system or Microsoft have just gone for all out profit like they have been known for.

Ryse: Son Of Rome.
This game was at E3 a couple of years ago but has been rebooted and redone. The graphics has been updated and the game play changed. It is a 3rd person  game that is based in Roman times. The game play reminds me of Batman: Arkham Asylum and City. The game is very Brutal and the game has a perfect battle engine that required you to use combo moves using the button on the controller. This is a game that will have the player lusting for blood and more. This is only available for Xbox One and is made using the CryEngine


Killer Instinct
Is another game that is a Street Fighter type game where you button bash till you destroy you controller... but they have thought of a controller for that. Its called the Fight Stick, and will be available on launch.

New partners with Microsoft Insomniac Games (they are not exclusively just tethered with Xbox they are working with Sony), have their new game called Sunset Overdrive.


Sunset Overdrive
This was a video and is a open world and using the cloud to help it be a better game. Its messed up and silly, it has weapons that you would not even think of. In the video they had a gun that shoots out vinyls. and I looks like it will be a muti-player and hopefully a MMO.


Forza 5 
It is just pure awesome the chic design and I really love what I have seen and excited. The texture and the design is awesome and yes will be using the cloud to take advantage with their game. During the conformance they talk about the AI is on its way out, and with the cloud it saves they data on how you drive, and races for you online while you are not playing and out of the house. If you are a dirty player you avatar now called a Drivaitar (name might be spelt different) will play dirty for you, if you cut corners so will the your Drivatar. The game it self will be a massive seller and will attract a wider ordinance.


Also Indie games will still live on.

Minecraft Xbox One Edition. 
Will be coming out and I am sure it will be using the cloud and will be they same as the one for the pc.



Remedy games, was on the stage with
Quantum Break. This was showed at the Xbox Reveal, this had good graphics and bullet time will be in the game but no game play was shown.

D4



Project Spark
I think that is only a working Title. You design it using your voice, using the kinect and the Xbox Smart Glass. After you have done the basic of creating the train which can be done in under a minute, and then you have a character that will walk around and put in the content and you can bring anything to life even a rock like they did in the show. The game builds up as you go along and you can share it and other people can build up on you level. anything goes and you can do what ever you want.

With the Xbox one you can record the games and edit them to look awesome, the software is called Upload Studio.

Microsoft has also got Partnership with Twitch for live game play stream. You can also participate and change everything that happens in the game.
Also Microsoft are ditching point and will be to your countries currency and for me that will be the British pound.

Crimson Dragon (this problem with sound during the video)


Dead Rising 3 was also premiered. This is;
  • Open World
  • Is set 72 hours after the out break.
  • No load time 
  • using the cloud
  • Free roaming
  • Smart Glass
  • will be available for the holidays 
  • now will include vehicles 
You are int he city and in a city you can be out numbered by zombies. Their is a way around it by finding a way to distract the zombies so they will leave you alone. Also you can use the Smart Glass to call in artillery strikes.

Battlefield 4
This was also shown using the Frostbite Engine based in 2020 and with the DLC first for Xbox and that is now battlefield and Call Of Duty locked down with first for DLC. Back to the Battlefield 4 The thing is that the game looks the same but better graphics. not only that EA had massive problems with live game play not happening
This was the part of the conference that the was a technical problem had to be with Xbox and EA games


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. 
  • Free Raoming
  • voice commands
  • Smart Glass
  • Direct 11
  • 60 FPS
This is a awesome game with greast graphics and  a great RPG feel will be good for the RPG fans.


One thing that shocked me was HALO. Yes they will be releasing a new Halo. Something that we did not think would happen. It was only a teaser but what we do know it will be at the next E3 and will be available in 2014. The video looked awesome and I will post the video of it when it is avilible and I wave finished typing all of the E3 conferences

The Conference Finished with a look at Respawn's first game ever. Titanfall.
Respawn Entertainment is made of some of Infinity Ward. Call Of Duty: Modern warfare and Modern Warfare 2.
Titanfall Trailer
Titanfall is a very Call Of Duty game 1st person shooter. You Can jump into a robot suit and kick ass. Not really I can post about it as it is just Call Of Duty but against a different species from what I saw anyways but I will sort this out as soon as I get more info, I will also Post the video when I have sort the other conferences out.
Titanfall game play