E3 PC Gaming Show!

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The PC Gaming Show went live on Tuesday June 16, 2015, PC Gamer and AMD had  put on the Show. This was the first PC conference at E3, and was hosted by Sean Plott.

There was quite a few guest speakers on the show (did you guys see Sean’s stack of cards?) some talked about new affordable hardware for your PC. While others talked about new games and expansion packs.

And those speakers were:

  • Sean ‘day[9]’ Plott (Host)
  • Richard Huddy ( AMD)
  • Colin Johanson (ArenaNet)
  • Chris Sigaty and Dustin Browder (Blizzard)
  • Joris Vantland, Jay Crowe, and Brian Hicks (Bohemia Interactive)
  • Cliff Bleszinski (Boss Key Productions)
  • Phil Spencer (Microsoft)
  • Ryan Geddes (CCP Games)
  • Chris Roberts (Cloud Imperium)
  • Dave Crooks and Joe Harty (Dodge Roll)
  • Jean-Francois Dugas and Jonathan Jacques-Belletête (Edios-Montréal)
  • Bruce Maclean  (Electronic Arts)
  • Ian Thomas  (Frictional Games)
  • David Braben (Frontier Developments)
  • Steve Gaynor (Fullbright)
  • David Eckelberry (Lionhead Studios)
  • James Phinney (Motiga)
  • Feargus Urquhart and Fredrick Wester (Paradox Interactive)
  • Thom Glunt (Pixel Titans)
  • Dean Hall (RocketWerkz)
  • Paul Wedgwood (Splash Damage)
  • John Gibson (Tripwire Interactive)

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The show may not seem as exciting as the shows for the consoles but I can honestly say for PC gaming, their first show was quite good. From new and better PC hardware, new games, and 16205235562366-t300x200cool expansion packs.

In true PC gaming fashion, the show wasn’t just about games. AMD’s CEO Lisa Su revealed their new upcoming hardware. She talked about the R9 Fury X (above) and R9 Nano graphics card (left), and their dual-GPU Fiji. If you want to know more, you can watch the show.

Now to introduce the games!

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The E3 PC Gaming Show had presented some very interesting games. The long list included; Star Citizen 2, Total War: Warhammer, Fable Legends, Gigantic, American Truck Simulator, EVE: Valkyrie, Ion, Strafe, Pillars of Eternity: White March, Hitman, Strafe, Beyond Eyes, Dirty Bomb, Tacoma, Soma, Take On Mars, Project BlueStreak, Enter The Gungeon, Rising Storm 2, Planet Coaster: Simulation Evolved, Heros of the Storm, and Guild Wars 2 expansion.

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Microsoft also chimed in to announce that Killer Instinct would also be available to the PC and after that the crowd went crazy (in a good way of course). Another console game that would be making it to PC is (drumroll)…Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

Now I have a question for all of you PC gamers…What did you think about the E3 PC Gaming Show?


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My E3 2015 Top Five!

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E3 2015, oh how alluring in concept, but lackluster in delivery. My E3 2015 Top Five was actually surprisingly easy to make because there were very few games that WOWed me that haven’t already been teased or announced. I feel E3 this year definitely didn’t have as much get up & go as last year, but E3 as a whole right now isn’t what I’m here to write about. Let’s look at the brighter picture & talk about 5 wonderful things that I enjoyed at E3 2015 (in no particular order):

E3 2015 TOP 5!

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Project Setsuna

Project Setsuna was one of the key revival factors in Square Enix’s abysmal conference. Project Setsuna, only teased a minute or two, showcased out-of-this-world backdrops & a gorgeous soundtrack. Currently in production by Tokyo RPG Factory, this title looks to deliver an RPG experience for the ages! It’s definitely a must-buy for me just from the first-look alone.

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Anno 2205

Although very scarce on details, Anno 2205‘s trailer speaks bounds! A game about the exploration of space & colonizing the Moon, Anno 2205 could definitely be a game worth its salt in the upcoming year!

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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Even though this isn’t a brand new IP & follows along in the Super Mario RPG line of games; I’m always a sucker for how Nintendo seems to bring the characters with the Mario franchise into a whole new light, incorporating wacky, over-the-top antics with our two favorite video game brothers. With two different styles of Mario juxtaposed together; this new Mario RPG is sure to give us an experience unlike any of the other RPGs before it. This game was definitely a pleasant surprise & a breath of fresh air in the Nintendo conference.

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Hitman: Blindsight

Agent 47 is at it again, with even more new ways to kill than ever before! It’s something about the thrill of the hunt, solid executions, the free range of Hitman that speaks to me. December 8th, look out everybody… I’m coming for you!

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And last but certainly not least isn’t even a game… it’s Microsoft’s new gadget: the Microsoft HoloLens. Just from the special display rig done for Minecraft alone during Microsoft’s E3 conference, Microsoft HoloLens is a DAY ONE buy for me. I can only imagine the potential it has to enhance the visual interface and overall experience with video games. Microsoft HoloLens not only appeals to the hardcore gamers, but casuals as well. Free range of view, movement & control…a world literally at my fingertips & command!  Virtual reality, you gotta love it!

~And that as they say is that! Look out for all these games and more when they make their way to stores in the coming months (except Project Setsuna… no idea when that hits, but i’ll be waiting).


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My Top 5 Games at E3!

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Hey everyone Kiara Starr here! E3 2015 was really great this year, wasn’t it? Microsoft really won my vote this year and I hardly play anything that Microsoft offers, surprising I know! There was some disappointment and awkward moments but that was overlooked with awesome upcoming games. My list is pretty long so I’m just going to break it down to my top 5 (in no particular order).


maxresdefault-541. Soma

The radio has gone silent on PATHOS-2. As isolation bears down on the staff of the remote research facility, strange things are happening.

Machines are taking on human traits and alien constructions have started to interfere with routine. The world around them is turning into a nightmare.

The only way out is to do something unimaginable.— Fictional Games 

tom_clancy_s___the_division_wallpaper_by_ashish913_by_ashish913-d6gkbgu2. The Division

We live in a complex world. The more advanced it gets, the more vulnerable it becomes. We’ve created a house of cards: remove just one, and everything falls apart.

Black Friday – a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, these agents are trained to operate independently in order to save society.

When society falls, we rise.— Ubisoft

header3. Dirty Bomb

London is a post-apocalyptic wasteland with no law and no order, it’s time to call in the mercenaries, as you battle it out for riches and bragging rights. Work together or die alone in the most challenging team-based FPS.— Nexon

rockband414. Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4 offers the unique social play of a full band experience—featuring a next-gen microphone, wireless drums and guitar, a revamped world tour campaign mode, and new immersive ways to keep the party going with friends and family.

Add your personal signature to every performance! With Freestyle Guitar Solo, you can string together blistering licks and wow the crowd with your own legendary solos.

With a soundtrack featuring some of the world’s biggest acts, plus an ever-expanding catalog of over 1,500 playable songs, it’s easy to put together a killer set list.— Harmonix

Rise-of-the-Tomb-Raider5. Rise of The Tomb Raider

Conquer a world fiercely protecting its secrets, endure perilous conditions and unstable landscapes, face dangerous wildlife that act as guardians to ancient tombs, and explore huge interactive environments.

Explore huge ancient spaces littered with deadly traps, solve dramatic environmental puzzles, and decipher ancient texts to reveal crypts as you take on a world filled with secrets to discover.

Use the environment to your advantage, scale trees and dive underwater to avoid or takedown enemies, configure Lara’s gear, weapons, and ammo to suit your play style, craft explosives on the fly to sow chaos, and wield Lara’s signature combat bows and climbing axe.— Microsoft, Crystal Dynamics

There you have it! There was plenty to choose from, but these in particular really caught my eye. Make sure you check out these games when they hit the shelves (you know I will).


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Square Enix Debuts Brand New Studio With a New RPG Title

project_setsuna_concept_reveal_1Between all the news about Kingdom Hearts 3 and all the other titles on display, Square Enix took the time out to announce that it is currently developing a new studio called Tokyo RPG Factory and its first title (currently titled Project Setsuna), is set to release in 2016.2887327-screen+shot+2015-06-16+at+11.15.28+am

“RPG fans from all over the world have supported us along the years. To keep creating incredible new RPG titles, we started Project SETSUNA and it is developed by Tokyo RPG Factory, a newly established studio for the project,”

project-setsuna-screencap_1280.0.0With their dedication to creating JRPGs like Dragon Quest, and Final Fantasy, Square Enix and Tokyo RPG Factory will be releasing its first console RPG together next year that they assure will deliver “rich stories” and “memorable characters.” Though details are scarce, the crowd was  presented with three eye-popping pieces of concept art.


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Square Enix Eyes 2016 for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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In April, Square Enix sent out an announcement trailer (shown below) for the sequel to Deus Ex entitled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided following a leak of sorts the day before. During their conference they revealed that the title will receive a release date sometime in 2016.

The game will take place in the year 2029. That’s two years after the events of the Human Revolution and the Aug Incident that previously took place in Panchaea. Now there’s huge dissension between people with augmentations and those without. Other problems are bound to arise as there are other parties who plan to use the rift between the two to their own benefits.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be available for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.


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Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness Will See Western Release in 2016

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Square Enix made the announcement that Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness will be released in North America and Europe sometime in 2016. It had been said that the game would be available for both the Playstation 3 and 4, however only the Playstation 4 was referenced during the conference announcement.

The events of Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness take place on Fakelead, 6,000 light years away from Earth. The battle system itself looks to be very smooth and take place in real-time. Tri-Ace is the company behind the games development and it’s domestic release is scheduled for 2015.


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Kingdom Hearts 3 is Now Officially in Development

 

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It was what fans were anticipating the entire conference and without fail, Square Enix were gracious enough to give us actual extended gameplay for Kingdom Hearts 3.

maxresdefault (6)It was a no-show at E3 last year, but this year was much different. This time around we see a discussion between a young Xehanort and another while playing a game of chess. We then cut to Sora in battle in what could be Tangled world. The trailer also makes a trip to Twilight Town and we see a Disney ride summon of some sort that we will be getting. Plenty more battle montages occur in places such as Agrabah and we see some other battle moves from Sora which includes turning his Keyblade into dual pistols. We cut back to the conversation between Xehanort and the other chess player before the trailer ends. You can check out the premise of the game below

“Having learned that all the conflicts surrounding “Kingdom Hearts” were a part of Master Xehanort’s master plan to cause a Keyblade War, Sora and his friends search for the seven guardians of light to combat the darkness.

While King Mickey and Riku set off in search of previous Keyblade wielders, Sora, Donald and Goofy visit various Disney worlds in search of the “Key to Return Hearts.

Actual trailer will be coming soon.


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Xenoblade Chronicles X is Heading West This Holiday Season

Xenoblade_Chronicles_X_01Xenoblade Chronicles X saw much success overseas earlier this year and fans on the western hemisphere wanted to share in the fun. Nintendo heard the fans out and now you will see Xenoblade head out west on December 4, 2015. Here’s a look at Xenoblade Chronicle X if you haven’t seen it yet.

Developed by Monolith Soft, Xenoblade Chronicles X is an open-world RPG and is recognized as a successor to the orginal Xenoblade Chronicles on the Nintendo Wii.


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Fire Emblem Pulling Double Duty at Nintendo’s Digital Event

Fire Emblem presented two titles for fans to enjoy During Nintendo’s Digital Event for E3.

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The first of which is titled Fire Emblem Fates and it is an American version of its Japanese counterpart called Fire Emblem If. The game is scheduled to be released in 2016. Fire Emblem If will be released as two separate games. There is no word on whether Fire Emblem Fates will be as well. A trailer for Fire Emblem Fates is available below.

In other slightly less surprising news (only because it was revealed months before), Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei was shown off as well. For those of you who need a reminder, the trailer for Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei is also located below.

Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei will also be available for purchase in 2016.


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Metroid Prime Returns to 3DS

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There has been a lot of talk about Metroid Prime potentially making a comeback in some form at E3 and today we actually got a look at the handheld Metroid Prime title. Check out the trailer for Metroid Prime: Federation Force below.

The co-op multiplayer will be available for the 3DS in 2016. The trailer included Blast Ball as a mini game mode, a new 3v3 multiplayer game that was revealed during the 2015 World Championships on Sunday.


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