Episode 116: Beyond: Two Souls/Wind Waker HD

For this week's episode, we do a dual main segment on both Wind Waker HD and Beyond: Two Souls.  Eric, being the only one of us that currently owns a PS3 took charge of the Beyond talk and Dan took over the Wind Waker talk being the only one currently in attendance that has a Wii U.  Later on in the episode the Athletes discuss whether or not games should move in the direction of films and be more interactive movies, much like Beyond: Two Souls.  Show notes and flash player contained within:

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Game Releases: Week of March 4-10, 2013

The first full week of March has some heavy hitters in it, along with the rest of the month.  Be sure to pick up some of these titles as some are must-play games for early in the year.

March 5, 2013

Sim CIty  for PC

 

Tomb Raider for PC, PS3, 360

 

MLB 13: The Show for PS3, Vita

 

MLB 2k13 for PS3, 360

 

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm for PS3, 360

 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate for 3DS

 

In DLC this week, the final single player DLC for Mass Effect 3 releases, with Citidel coming out also on March 5th.

E3 Presentations

The first press presentation was Microsoft early on monday (in LA anyway) where Halo 4 gameplay was shown and SmartGlass was officially revealed.  The new Splinter Cell, Tomb Raider, and Gears of War games were also shown along with a small number of Kinect games too. 

Microsoft

Electronic Arts was next, announcing their newest games.  Although there were no new intellectual properties, the new Medal of Honor and Crysis games impressed with their stunning graphics.  EA also announced a partnership with UFC, giving EA the exclusive rights to making the next several years worth of Ultimate Fighting Championship games. 

EA

Ubisoft's presentation, hosted by Aisha Tyler, was almost unanimously voted the best of the bunch.  With the stunning new IP's Watch Dogs and ZombiU, and much anticipated games like Assassins Creed 3, Far Cry 3, and the new Splinter Cell, Ubisoft came out swinging in this very games oriented E3.

Ubisoft

Sony also stepped up their game with two brand new IP's of their own in Beyond: Two Souls and The Last of Us.  God of War: Ascension and PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale solidified their games line up for the PS3.  A little (literally little) love was given to the Vita and Sony also announced and demoed the Wonderbook. 

Sony

Last, but certainly not least, came Nintendo's presentation.  Most were clamoring for any info they could get on the WiiU, and Nintendo gave a decent list of some games to expect.  Pikmin 3, Super Mario Brothers U, and Rayman: Legends were some of the expected announcements, but ZombiU and Lego City Undercover were generally the talk of Nintendo's presser.

Nintendo

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