I didn't quite rage quit The Witness back in February. It was more like, 'my time is more valuable than trying to figure out these last few puzzles' kind of quit. But I found it easy to start from scratch in this NES demake by Dustmop, titled appropriately, The Wit.nes.Read More
Here's the launch trailer for Halo 4 we talked about on last night's podcast. It show a little bit of Master Chief's background as well as some of the new enemies we'll be facing off against in the upcoming game. I liked this video and it's certainly helping me get amped up for Halo 4. Let us know what you think!
The first one of interest is from Star Wars 1313 which looks incredible graphically and led many to speculate that it will be a next generation title for Microsoft and Sony. Some even believed the game was quietly running the new Unreal Engine 4 (which is further down in this post.) It was confirmed however that Star Wars 1313 was running on a "heavily modified" Unreal 3 engine and on a top-of-the-line PC.
Star Wars 1313
This is the new Luminous Studio Engine from Square Enix showing off what's going to be possible with the next round of Final Fantasy games. Many E3 antendees were thoroughly impressed by this video (myself included, though from my computer chair.) This video is doing nothing but fueling my desire for the next generation systems. This tech demo is titled Agni's Philosophy.
Luminous Studio tech demo
Next is Epic's tech demo for the Unreal Engine 4, which will no doubt power many next generation games. The release of this video was kind of a farewell to this year's E3, coming pretty much after the Expo had wrapped up.
Unreal Engine 4
Sure, it's pretty and all, but this next video goes much more into explaining the demo and different features and amazing capabilities of Unreal 4.
This is a brief Dishonored gameplay video featuring Co-Creative Directors for the game, Raphael Colontonio and Harvey Smith, as well as the lovely Morgan Webb of G4. This is one of the games I'm most looking forward to this fall, so seeing it in action made the wait seem that much more agonizing.
This next game I've been following for a little while and some of the stuff that came out about it at E3 blew me away. The game in question is Planetside 2 and during the video they announce (not sure if it was known before or not) that it will be completely..........FREE TO PLAY!!!! I don't even have to buy the game!!! Plus it looks great!! So here it is.....
If I catch anything else interesting, or remember some of the awesome stuff I saw, I'll be sure to post it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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