Video Game Tuesday: E3 2016


Hey all for this week’s Video Game Tuesday I’m going to go over about each of the various conferences and my thoughts on them. It’s all about E3 2016!

Day -1:

EA: Nothing really surprising came out of the EA conference on Day -1, except that FIFA 17 would have a story mode. Other than that we heard more about Battlefield and their other yearly franchises. Frankly EA was as always a disappointment. I’m honestly surprised that we didn’t get much info on Mass Effect Andromeda, but than this is EA we are talking about. Titanfall 2 was also shown, although frankly we’ve known that it would be coming to PS4 for a few years now, so it wasn’t too surprising.

Bethesda: More about Dishonored 2 was learned, We also heard about the Skyrim Remasters for the current gen with mod support planned. That is pretty cool, but frankly I would’ve loved to hear about Elder Scrolls 6 being in development rather than hearing that it wasn’t going to happen for at least a couple years.  We heard about ESO getting more love, but frankly I could care less about a game that tries too hard to be an MMO Skyrim and fails miserably.

Day 0:

Microsoft: Lots of surprises here, with not only did we get to learn about the upgraded Xbox One S, we also learned we can now make custom Xbox One Controllers, which is nice enough for those of us with more money to spend. Dead Rising 4 was announced, A sequel to State of Decay, A card game spin off of The Witcher series for Gwent, hilarious card for Roach by the way, ReCore and a game from the developers of Limbo. Than to end it all we learned about Xbox Scorpio, which Microsoft said will be the most powerful console ever. Unfortunately we later learned that the main reason it has so much hardware behind it is to deliver on Microsoft’s VR machine. Wether or not it will flop remains to be seen, but the fact that it won’t have any significant impact on gameplay compared to the One S is worrying.

Ubisoft: Opening up with Just Dance, a series I never got into, Ubisoft than showed off more stuff about future games including future developments for The Division, their attempt at capturing Destiny’s players. We also got further looks into Watch Dogs 2, which sounds awesome, hopefully they can refine the concept from the first game and make it much better than what we got the first time around. We also got a look at an open world sports game, called Steep.

Sony: Sony started with gameplay from the upcoming God of War 4, another series I’ve never gotten into. Resident Evil 7 was announced, and it will be Sony VR compatible for those horror junkies, two things I’m definitely never going to enjoy together. We also learned about a new Quantic Dream game called Detroit: Become Human, which looks to be interesting, though I have no hopes of it actually being more than a glorified choose your own adventure made into a game. We saw tons of gameplay footages from upcoming games, including Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Horizon Zero Dawn (That game with Robot Dinos) and Final Fantasy XV. FFXV is also getting VR compatibility, which might be pretty interesting although reports from E3 say it was disappointing. Than we got a real surprise in the fact that Kojima is working on a new game with Norman Reedus called Death Stranding. The trailer was pretty creepy, and pretty vague. Honestly don’t know what to think about it. Probably the biggest news however was that The Last Guardian finally has a release date of this year on October 25th.

That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday. I’ve left out some stuff, but feel free to comment on it below!

Video Game Tuesday: Thoughts on the PS4.5


This week for Video Game Tuesday I’m going to share my thoughts on something I’ve been hearing lots of chatter on recently. It’s all about my Thoughts on the PS4.5!

PS4.5?: Sony is rumored to be developing a PS4 system to handle 4K resolution and probably include all sorts of other upgrades to the system, from memory space to sound of system running and its heat output.

Really? That sounds awesome!: Well yes and no, for those of us who already own a PS4 it’s not that exciting as we’re getting the short end of the stick if this turns out to be true. It also means developers may need to make two seperate versions of a game to play on two essentially different systems as resolution differences would require it most likely. Honestly I’m not sure on my stance on wether I’m excited or not. I’m excited that they could update the system to allow for 4K resolutions, but I don’t have the money to shell out for buying the system all over again.

Really you aren’t sure?: Well yea, I feel upset and excited at the same time, I feel screwed over by Sony if they actually do release a separate system, but I also feel super excited that they have the balls to even contemplate the idea. Like I said it’d increase development time and costs immensely if this turns out to be true.

Honestly I’ll probably take a look at this subject again after E3 in a month and half.

That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday! See you next week!