E3 2016 (Part 1)


E3 has lost some of its luster in recent years or at least I’m not as excited about it. I always kind of hated the stage craft and silly jokes. Sometimes a company would show up with just a series of cut scene filled trailers, no gameplay and a power-point presentations about console sales. However, I still love video-games and with the internet I can wait until the press conferences are over and just watch the commentary that others have regarding what was presented. So far Sony, Bethesda, EA, Microsoft, Square Enix and Ubisoft have already presented, only Nintendo remains. Here’s what interested me so far:

Microsoft

Press Conference

Microsoft announces the XBOX One S. Expected to be released in August for $300.00

Microsoft reveals next console, “Project Scorpio.” The console is set to be released in 2017. It features “8 cores, 320Gb memory bandwidth, and six teraflops of performance that will allow for true fully uncompressed 4K gaming.” I have no idea what any of the tech means but I can assume that everything will look better and be faster. This console generation fell like its ending prematurely. However, the potential for two new console’s next year is exciting.

Gears of War 4 Stage Demo- I like Gears of War, but I haven’t felt excited to play the series in years. I think I’ll give the next chapter in the series a chance though.

Square Enix  demos FF15:

EA

Press Conference

Titanfall 2 – I enjoyed Titanfall 1, but I wasn’t very good at it. I might pass on this one. Check it out:

Star Wars – EA owns the license of Star Wars series and they are using it. EA announced six games are currently in development.

Mass Effect Andromeda – Mass Effect is one of my favorite series ever. I love the story, exploration, gameplay and sci fi elements. I’ve been anticipating this game for a while now. It doesn’t look like this game will disappoint.

Resident Evil 7 – I love this series, but have been disappointed by the abandonment of the horror and the addition of “Call of Duty,” style weapons and gameplay. I still love the games and this one looks promising. 

 

 

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