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E3 2015: The Last Guardian Walkthrough

Back at E3 in 2009, Sony unveiled the third title from Japanese developer Team Ico. It featured a small child with his giant feathered companion, which resembled a griffin. This game was called The Last Guardian. The unveiling was nothing more than a trailer, but it embedded an emotional connection that many gamers already felt between the young boy, and his pet. It ended up winning many E3 awards that year, but once the show ended, it went dark. The game disappeared from existence. Later, Sony would break the dreadful news that it was canceled.

 

A few young hopefuls every year, around this time during the expo, would hope Sony would once again reveal the title to the world. Eventually it would be forgotten, and many of us just accepted its cruel fate. (more…)

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E3 2015: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Unveiling, Plus Trailer

Ubisoft opened their E3 press conference today with a surprise; Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been working on another South Park. South Park: The Fractured But Whole once again follows the “New Kid,” but instead of exploring the town parodying Lord of the Rings characters, they’re now cosplaying as super heroes.

 

The creators of the show have ditched Obsidian Entertainment, and have been working with Ubisoft San Francisco to develop the RPG comedy adventure.

 

The original game, The Stick of Truth was in development hell because the original publisher of the game was THQ, who in the middle of development, was in the process of bankruptcy and eventually closed its doors for good. Soon after the company was shut down, Ubisoft purchased the rights to distribute the title, but it was riddled with delays.

 

Once the game was finally released in 2014, it was thankfully met with high praise from both fans of the show, and gamers with its deep RPG elements.

 

During the E3 press conference, Parker and Stone admitted they had no plans to develop another video game after the Stick of Truth. That changed however, after the game’s release, and I presume its success. According to them though, they now comprehend how to create a game, while the SoT was a learning experience and that convince them to give it a go again. If that’s the case, it will be interesting to see how they evolved as game developers once the sequel is released.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on all major consoles.

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E3 2015: Star Wars: Battlefront Gameplay Reveal

During Star Wars Celebration, EA gave us a quick tease of Star Wars: Battlefront. It was more or less a visual representation that the game graphically looks fantastic. And what felt like a crashing halt; we never got to watch actual gameplay. Thankfully EA has delivered a five minute preview of the game in action. And oh boy, does it have game of the year potential written all over it.

 

EA confirmed some features. Battles can range anywhere from as 8-40 people in a single room. They promise to have authentic Star Wars characters, including Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, along with various other famous SW stars, which you’ll easily recognize in the video above.

 

Some characters were even include special abilities. For instance, if you unlock Darth Vader during the battle playing as the Empire, he has the ability to use the Force and choke out his enemies, as evident in the video. Although I assume In order to play as him, you’ll have to unlock various goals throughout the battle.

 

The video also example of how you’ll be able to control X-Wings, AT-AT’s and other various Star Wars vehicles, which truly make it feel like a real Star Wars battle unfolding.

 

Since EA first announced Star Wars battlefront was coming over a year ago, I have been waiting in anticipation to finally see gameplay. I had confidence the Dice would be able to develop an authentic Star Wars title, and today they have confirmed my thoughts. This has the potential to be one of EA’s biggest titles they’ve ever released. And I’m excited that they’re not half-assing it, like many assumed they would.

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E3 2015: Tom Clancy’s The Division Trailer

Since it debuted 2 years ago, Ubisoft’s The Division has turned many heads. Not much has been shown since then, except a demo last year. While not many details were announced about the game during the Xbox One presser, a new trailer dropped. I suspect we’ll get more information about the MMO during Ubisoft’s Press conference later today.

Although a beta is coming this December exclusively for the Xbox One.

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Report: Sony Releasing The PS4 In China This December

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Just last month, it was reported that Microsoft was the first foreign company to release a video game system in China in 14-years. Now it looks like the console’s rival, the PlayStation 4, is set to make a impact in the world’s largest country.

 

The business site Bloomberg is reporting that Sony plans on shipping the PS4 sometime this December in China, thanks to a filing that was discovered on a official Chinese government website. Bloomberg also expects Sony is shipping 200,000 systems annually to the communist nation. A spokesperson from Sony did confirm the filing to the country’s government, but suggested the production amount is different.  (more…)

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Rumor: Unity Technologies Up For Sale

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A new report from CNET is claiming that the heads of the gaming engine Unity is currently weighing its options about possibly selling the company.

 

According to the website, the company has already shared a presentation outlining its value with some silicon valley tech companies, including Google. In recent months, Unity Technologies has had serious discussions about a possible purchase with a “would-be buyer,” according to the article.  (more…)

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Huge Game Collection On Ebay for $164,000

Do you have $164,000 to throw away? Do you want your pad to be full of clutter? Then keep reading!

 

EBay seller, who goes by the name “reel.big.fish” (I assume no relation to the band), is selling a massive collection of video games. According to him, expands almost 6000 titles, which spans over 50+ gaming systems. (more…)

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Pushed Back

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One of my favorite games of 2012 was the indie-title Hotline Miami. It featured intense, fast, overhead gameplay mechanics, which was mixed in with 16-bit graphics, and a top-notch soundtrack. So, it’s no secret that I’ve been anticipating the sequel for a while now. But unfortunately I’m going to be forced to wait a little longer then I expect.

 

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number won’t be available to purchase until late 2014 or sometime in early 2015, which would mean it’s been pushed back by a few months. According to the official Twitter account for the game, the sequel isn’t quite polished enough, so some tweaks are needed.  (more…)

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Grand Theft Auto V For PS4 Requires A 50GB Install; Largest Ever

GTA V PS4 Screen

 

Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4 is gonna be huge. A I don’t mean from a sales standpoint. A user from a GTA V forum, captured a screenshot that shows the space required on the HDD in order to play the remastered version of the open-world game on the PS4. A a mandatory 50GB install is the necessary space needed.

 

If this is indeed correct, and I’m sure it is, than that gives this version of GTA V the new title belt as “the biggest install for a video game to date.” The previous champion will be Wolfenstein: The New Order, which was released a few months ago, with a 47GB install.   (more…)

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NBA 2K15 Face Scan Feature Is Terrifying

NBA 2K15 face scan

One of the cooler additions to NBA 2K15 is its feature to allow gamers to scan their face into the game… when it works. While the technology is nothing new in the video game world (I remember 2003′s Tony Hawk’s Underground doing it), it’s still a neat concept. And with the advances in hardware, I expect great results… and we do have that in NBA 2K15… when it again, works.

 

An imgur has appeared online, which has a series of images from how terrifying some of the user faces can be. Be forewarned, you’ll be disturbed and we take no responsibility if you fall into a deep depression. (more…)

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