E3 2015: I’m Speechless; The Last Guardian Is Coming to PS4

the last guardian ps4Team Ico has an amazing track record, having built two of the most impossibly beautiful video games of all time. In fact, I probably don’t even have to mention the names of those games (they’re Ico and Shadow if the Colossus, by the way).

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E3 2015: In Star Wars Battlefront, Hoth Is Back with a Vengeance

star wars battlefront e3When the original Star Wars Battlefront was brand new, I spent countless hours on the Hoth map, protecting the Rebel base and bringing down walkers with Snowspeeders. As many times as I’ve experienced that scene in various Star Wars video games, nothing has felt closer to the scene from Empire Strikes Back than the Battlefront version of Hoth.

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E3 2015: What the Heck Was That Dancing Zombie Mascot at EA’s Press Conference?

At EA’s E3 2015 press conference, we saw one of the most so-adorable-it-hurts games ever made, Unravel. As we were sitting there, trying to maintain our composure and not cry due to an overload of cuteness, all of a sudden this guy showed up:

plants vs zombies e3 costumeHe danced ridiculously to “Danger Zone” to promote Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.

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E3 2015: Microsoft’s Technical Errors Don’t Instill Confidence

XbonedI’m not at E3 this year, which means I have to stream my E3 coverage like a normal person. Which makes me wish that Microsoft had their shit together.

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E3 2015: Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility Is a Huge Deal

Not so XbonedWhat’s one of the biggest things missing from this generation of video game consoles? Backward compatibility.

Sure, the Wii U is backward-compatible with the Wii, but both Sony and Microsoft have opted out of giving fans one of the features that’s simply expected of any modern gaming console. Until now.

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4chan Is Pissed Off about Dishonored 2’s Female Lead, Because of Course They Are

Dishonored 2 EmilyAt Bethesda’s E3 press conference, we were given a glimpse into the upcoming Dishonored sequel (skeptically titled Dishonored 2). We saw cool stuff, like new skills (the protagonist turns into a Lost-like smoke monster at one point) and some General Grievous-looking baddies. We also saw a female lead.

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E3 2015: Doom’s SnapMap Is like a Bloody, Demonic Lego Set

Bethesda Doom E3The old Doom games had a history of spawning new, innovative games via player-built mods. That’s super cool and all, but with the upcoming Doom, id Software is taking it a step further and letting players create and upload their own maps using a feature called SnapMap.

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E3 2015: The New Doom Looks like Dumb, Stupid Fun

Bethesda Doom E3Bethesda just showed ups a substantial glimpse of the upcoming Doom game, and it looks like disturbing, bloody-as-hell fun.

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Splatoon’s On-Disc DLC Is Actually Good for the Community

Splatoon Wii USplatoon landed on the Wii U last week, bringing multiplayer inky goodness to Nintendo’s little console. And, while it’s not a flawless game by any means, it proves that Nintendo is still capable of inventing new IP with loads of charm; Splatoon is a ton of fun.

However, it’s been suggested that Splatoon’s upcoming DLC packs (a substantial amount of content) are already on the game disc, and Nintendo is holding them back from paying customers. There are vocal members of the gaming community who are pretty upset about this. (I’ll admit there is some ambivalence toward this as well.)

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The Escapists Is Now on PS4

The Escapists PS4Low-bit prison break simulator The Escapists has broken out of its PC gaming jail and escaped onto consoles. (I really sort of beat that metaphor to death in a single sentence, didn’t I?) Um, yeah. What I’m trying to say is that The Escapists is on PS4 now.

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