Thursday, 12 June 2014

E3 2014

(This post will have pictures and videos added, also more information added this post briefly explains most games and the main games that people want to see)

E3 is my best time of year all the games that get announced and sometimes new consoles. Just before E3 kicked off I had had a thought and I'm not thinking it's going to be a good one. Just after the new consoles have come out nah I won't be expecting anything awesome like the end of the last gen console shaped up.

Last years E3 (2013) was the most hardest day of my blogging life. Sat at my desk since 16:00 till 04:30 with not much sleep for Nintendo Direct early in the morning. This year I won't be doing detailed analysis as I have a number of small projects that I'm working on and planning, and with my low expectitions I will keep all news brief and short.

Microsoft Conference
The conference started with Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare. This game is done by Sledgehammer Games rather than the usual Treyarch for this year after Infinity Ward.

Call Of Duty: Future Warfare

  • All Content will be out for Xbox first
  • The Graphics has seen a huge difference 
  • Physics also have had a massive change

The problem for me was watching the game be played on the demo that was created for E3 was that it didn't seem like a Call Of Duty game. It seemed like it was a cross between Metal Gear Solid 4 for some reason think it was the machines. On the other side you get Titanfall with the look-a-like Mech's. The demo didn't give to much away about the story.

Forza 5 and Horizon 2

  • Forza 5 is about Nuremberg Ring, that it is now free DLC right now
  • The Map is correct by millimetre (apparently) 

  • Forza Horizon 2 is made by Playground Games
  • It will have over 200 cars
  • Weather will be added that hasn't been in the game
  • The game will be played at full 1080p
  • It has the same game engine as Forza 5
  • No lobbies... No waiting
  • Your club can have up to 1000 members
  • played on a dedicated server
  • Stunning graphics
  • open world with freedom
  • September release date of September 30th 
I loved the last Forza Horizon but will it go down the road of Forza 5 and become an annoying facebook microtransaction game? Will It have amazing music? We will find out in September

2k Games: Evolve
  • Beta and content first on Xbox
  • 5 classes to choose from
  • Great graphics
  • Release window of this fall

Ubisoft: Assassins Creed: Unity

  • 18th century French Revolution
  • Form your own brotherhood with up to 3 friends
  • Good looking graphics
  • it looks well designed with all France's Landmarks
  • One problem that I found while watching the presentation I found that they're in France using the English language which doesn't bother me as it saves on subtitles but at least have French-English accents rather than English

EA Bioware Dragon Age: Inquisition 

  • Content first on Xbox
  • Graphics are nothing special looks like last gen stuff
  • Basic Physics
  • Even though the graphics aren't something special, the character creation and dragons etc does look good 

Insomniac Games Sunset overdrive

  • It looks funny
  • Corny Graphics
  • It had a great PR with it and the way it was shown
  • The game plot is where an energy drink turns people into monsters 
  • The game does look like you will have loads of fun
  • has a combo system
  • it reminds me of playing a comic
  • Release date of October 28 2014
  • It will have dedicated servers muti-player of 8

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

343 Industries: Halo: Masterchief collection

  •  Nov 11 2014 xbox one
  • 1-4 Halo Games
  • Everything unlocked
  • Custom Playlist and combine them together
  •  Halo 2 anniversary retouched every part of the game and can be put back to how it looked, and will be able to play the muti-player like it used to be, and game modes.
  • One for every gamer and Xbox one also halo fans
  • Over 100 maps
  • Dedicated servers
  • All original game engines
  • Halo NightFall (Live action Film)
  • Halo 5 Guardians in December 
    Platinum Games: Crackdown 3 

    We had an idea that this was coming out as at last years E3 (2013) the Crackdown logo was the screen during a demo to show Xbox One's operating system.

    • Using drones have become more used in games and is used in this
    • Updated graphics but corny
    • better physics

    EA  Press Conference

    Last year I think EA might agree with me on this, It wasn't great, apart from the Battlefield 4 demo. Within a year EA has had to restructure its image as two years ago it was on of america's most hated companies... according to reports but if those are wrong being hated within the gaming world then hell yes they was. Money was everything and the attitude just wasn't in it. Since then the have stopped the online passes and other things have been changed to.

    This years E3 started going behind the scenes at EA Dice (Sweden) where they are making the game. Dice has worked closely with Lucas Arts, looking at props and models that was made during the films. Dice also really have done a lot of homework and they went to the locations that the films was shot, and that includes movies from 4,5 and 6. They're pulling out all of the stops to create this game and I can't wait for more information to come. 

    It has a spring 2015 release date.

    Dragon Age: Inquisition.
    will be out on 7th  October 2014


    Mass Effect 4 was announced but still in the concept stage

    • New characters
    • New worlds
    • and much more

    The Sims 4 (maxis)

    • Smarter Sims
    • You can figuratively control their hearts
    • change who they are 
    • Its typically Sims graphics and gameplay
    • The Sims emotions can continue to the next 
    • The moods can affect other Sims
    • Watch out as you're Sim can die from laughter
    • Release date 2nd September

    UFC (EA Canada)

    • Will have Bruce Lee will be a fighter
    • Release date 17th June

    NHL (EA Canada)

    • High quality graphics
    • Physics on all 12 twelve players and puck
    • Detailed arenas 

    PGA Tour

    • No load time
    • More texture to the grass, ball and many more
    • using the FrostBite 3 game engine

    Madden NFL 15

    • you have more control of the defence
    • more movement of the defence, one on one (Defence vs Offence)
    • More emotions of players
    • More dynamic cameras

    Mirrors Edge

    was announce but still at its concept stage

    Fifa 15

    • Emotional players
    • The players have memories
    • atmosphere is better
    • Shirts that the players wear will get dirty
    • Sliding on the floor will leave imprints on the turf
    • Goal posts will rattle when the ball hits them

    Battlefield: Hardline

    • Heists 
    • 32 muti-player action
    • it can get crazy
    • looks good
    • Destructive environment
    • Release date 20 October

    Ubisoft Press Conference

    Far Cry 4

    The story started off this title. I only played the third one and I have to say I did like it. The graphics was good, the gameplay was good. The only problem was when you went to the next island the story soon wrapped up. looking at the video it;

    • It looks brutal than before
    • The graphics have improved loads more
    • I can wait to get my hands on it.
    • Release date November 18 in the US and November 20 in EMEA territories
    • Two play co-op

    The Division

    This game I have been looking forward to, it looked good last year at E3, it was refreshing fantastic IP for Ubisoft. So what do we know;

    • The game is set in New Youk (U.S.A)
    • A virus out break that started on Black Friday
    • The virus took 3 weeks till the whole of New York was on lock down and thugs and gangs/factions formed.
    • Your a team sent in by Washington to investigate
    • The game look really good on how the portray a city in collapse and how society turns to a mess
    The Crew

    The Crew was a game that got shown last year and was to be released last year (I think for the new console launch), but got delayed for QA assurance.

    • The Crew is a game where you can go coast to coast from Miami to Los Angeles, you will go through the like of New York also.
    • The game is very detailed 
    • You can modify your car to go over most surfaces
    • The scenery is just second to none the developers has really gone to town on how detailed the scenery gets
    • This will look great on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4
    • The missions can be up to 2 hours long so loads to do.
    • Release date of  November 11

    A game that has been away form us for some time, think it was six maybe eight years ago... BUT here we have...

    Rainbow six: Siege

    • Muti-player game
    • uses tech to find targets, look into rooms
    • use plans and co-operate in teams
    • The use of shooting through walls that you enemies will hide behind, be aware as your enemies will shoot you back through the walls so watch out
    • The game just looks awesome

    Sony Press Conference

    • First to play on PS4 July 17th 
    • Alpha version this Thursday 12th June
    • White PS4 coming September 9th, it's a Destiny bundle it comes with 500gb hard drive, duel shock controller 4 and 30 days of PlayStation plus
    • Exclusive launch date content
    • Exodus a muti-player map to be exclusively to PlayStation
    • A extra mode think it was called Strike

    The Order 1866

    Another game that was announced at last years E3 a small video was sown but nothing of it, this year we get to see more.

    • Great Graphics
    • Good Textures
    • Its a horror game
    • PS4 game
    • It shows the PS4 potentials
    • Its set in the old days (1866) so you will have old guns
    This has great promise and as most shooter games now are futuristic, going back in time with the weaponry will be something I know I will enjoy and a change.

    First Light (Second Son stand alone DLC)

    • You wont have to own the game to play it
    • Pre-order it at the PlayStation store
    • Out this summer

    Little Big Planet (Bloodborn)

    • Power ups have been added
    • More Physics been added
    • Able to push the game further
    • Character has been added to help you continue through the levels and puzzles  
    • working a team comes into this game
    • release window of November
    • 8.7 million level has been created over the Little Big Planet games
    • You will have access to them all
    Far Cry 4 (PS4 exclusives)

    Far Cry  games has always work better with PlayStation and this going to be great on this console.

    • Well designed
    • Physics on explosions and fire are the best to date
    • Invite your friends to the game even though they don't have the game.
    Dead Island (Deep Silver)

    This was a teaser but it is awesome.

    New on Battlefield: Heardline
    • Beta only on PC/PS4 first

    Magicka (Paradox Interactive)

    • Open World
    • User Created
    • strategy game
    Sony only mentioned about Project Morpheus, which is PlayStation version Oculus VR headset. I think it is for next years E3 or maybe Gamescon later this year.

    Youtube will be coming to PS4 later this year

    Twitch and Ustream update where you will be able to talk and interact with the person you're watching, so helping them "LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU". or you can just mess around with them.

    More free to play games will be coming to PlayStation, such as Planetsiders 2. 25 games was mentioned within the next 12 months. Some games will have microtransactions for extra content such as kits and guns etc.

    PlayStation now

    • US and Canada will get the Open Beta 31st July
    • PS3 and Vita shortly after
    • Coming to Sony Smart Tv's, you will only need to buy a Duel Shock Controller 3 
    Vita Info: Over 100 games in development for the console.

    • Minecraft is one of them, and will have full console experience and muti-player.
    A new console is coming to town that was mention in Tokyo and is out. PLAYSTATION TV
    Its really a vita without the screen.

    • Priced at $99
    • Backwards compatible
    • Over 1000 games at launch (well they have already been out)
    Mortal Combat

    A game that looks just pure carnage

    The Last Of Us Remastered (Naughty Dog)

    • Its so clear in detail the step up to consoles
    • Release date of 29th July 2014

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions)

    • It just looks stunning can't wait to see more
    GTA 5 (RockStar Games)

    • we all new this was going to happen, but when and wow it looks realistic and completely a new game.
    • Release window of the fall
    Batman: Arkham Knight

    • Best looking Batman up to date
    • Updated CGI
    • Drive the Batmobile
    • Still has its comic corny voice acting
    • Great character creation 
    • Scarecrow and Nightmare missions only available to PlayStation
    Naughty Dog revealed a teaser Uncharted 4

    Nintendo Direct E3 Edition

     Robot chicken style, no Mario game this time.

    Smash bros
    • Using the mii fighter
    • The controller from the gamecube will make a return for the  Wii U
    •  Brawlers (class 1)
    •  Swordfighters (class 2)
    •  Gunner (class 2)
    • October 3rd 2014

    Amiibo (Disney and skylanders thing)

    • Super smash bros to be the first to use these.
    • Mario kart 8 will use these

    Yoshi’s woolly world
    • It is how it is, using yarn
    •  It looks quite good with detail
    • 3d platform game
    • Spring 2015

    Zelda (teaser)

    • Free roam
    • Great graphics
    • Big maps
    • Updated physics
    • Updated textures
    •  2015 release window 

    Pokemon ruby and emerald
    • November 21 November

    Bayonenetta 2
    • October 2014 release window 

    Zelda hyrule warriors

    • 2 players tv and game pad, not split screen
    • Great character design
    • 26 September

    Kirby teaser 2015

    Mario Maker

    • Make your own levels
    • 2015

    Devils Third teaser
    • Shooter and will have a multiplayer