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It's that time of the year again. Microsoft & Sony are heavily rumored to be revealing their mid-gen upgraded consoles. Japanese companies seem to be pulling back further with neither Square Enix or Nintendo having dedicated shows this time. What are your hopes, dreams, fears?

12th June
1pm PST - EA conference
7pm PST - Bethesda conference

13th June
9.30am PST - Microsoft conference
1.00pm PST - Ubisoft conference
6.00pm PST - Sony conference

14th June
9.00am PST - Nintendo Zelda stream

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 6 June 2016 15:22 (three years ago) link

Announced already: Final Fantasy 12 PS4 port in 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn & Yooka-Laylee both delayed to 2017

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 6 June 2016 15:24 (three years ago) link

an early glimpse of Destiny 2 showing that it'll actually be a current gen game and learning all the lessons from painful first game would be a pretty amazing surprise, but unlikely.

Bloodborne 2 - but that won't be happening.

Persona 5 western date would be nice.

jamiesummerz, Monday, 6 June 2016 15:28 (three years ago) link

Horizon trailer is full of corny as fuck dialog but I like the idea of hunting robo dinosaurs so idk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4-FCsiF5x4

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 6 June 2016 15:29 (three years ago) link

Always wanted to play FF XII, nice.

Nhex, Monday, 6 June 2016 17:12 (three years ago) link

rumored skyrim remaster... huh

am0n, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 17:41 (three years ago) link

FF12 and 2 are the only non-MMO ones that I haven't played (although I seem to remember a lot of people calling FF12 a single player MMO?) I guess I'll give it a go when it's on sale at some point.
Persona 5 not coming to US until Feb 2017 and no date for EU, which is not surprising as Atlus managed to piss off their latest EU publishing partner NISA who have cut all ties.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 7 June 2016 17:56 (three years ago) link

I'd buy a Skyrim remaster. Heck, I'd preorder a Skyrim remaster. Only reason I've kept my PS3.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 18:30 (three years ago) link

Does 'remaster' also mean 'fixing game-breaking glitches that were never patched in the PS3 version'?

What's Your Definition of a Dirty Baby? (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 7 June 2016 18:42 (three years ago) link

Only reason I've kept my PS3 - DEMON'S SOULS
― EZ Snappin, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 2:30 PM

fixed

am0n, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 20:04 (three years ago) link

Demon Souls is the definition of not my kinda game

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 20:37 (three years ago) link

wonder if they found a cache of all the missing frames from the ps3 version of skyrim

am0n, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 20:57 (three years ago) link

I will take skyrim and demon's souls remasters thx

cozen, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 21:32 (three years ago) link

a friend of mine works for nintendo pr and she told me they basically have jack shit lined up for e3 except for maybe a new zelda?

carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 00:52 (three years ago) link

yeah that's been their story for a while, since they straight up said no NX news for this event

Nhex, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 05:44 (three years ago) link

If the Skyrim remaster is running on the Fallout 4 engine then chances are it'll be more buggy than the original.

And it still won't look as good as a fully modded PC version.

JimD, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 12:44 (three years ago) link

i guess they could add mod capability to consoles like they did w/ fo4. but i already did skryim to death on prev gen. unless they offer something dramatically different or overhauled, i don't see the point of it other than the rerelease cash grab

am0n, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 17:58 (three years ago) link

Nintendo didn't have a proper show last year either iir.

Even though I buy jack shit games these days (and spend all my time on either emulators, minecraft or farming) I'll still be looking forward to watching this.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 20:05 (three years ago) link

Only just noticed that EA and Bethesda are doing their showcase a day early this time.

UK times for those interested

Sunday (today):
EA - 9:00 pm

Monday:
Bethesda - 3:00 am
Microsoft - 5:30 pm
Ubisoft - 7:00 pm

Tuesday:
Sony - 2:00 am

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Sunday, 12 June 2016 12:57 (three years ago) link

FIFA 17 story mode, ummm okay.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Sunday, 12 June 2016 20:39 (three years ago) link

EA just showed a trailer for a trailer that they ran five minutes later. Might be the most E3 thing ever.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 12 June 2016 21:08 (three years ago) link

welp skyrim w/ mods and uh "volumetric god rays"

am0n, Monday, 13 June 2016 02:47 (three years ago) link

never played Skyrim so i'll take it

Nhex, Monday, 13 June 2016 03:41 (three years ago) link

is that the 3rd or 4th year Cuphead has been in an upcoming games trailer? Announcing a smaller version of your console and then saying "oh and by the way guys a massively upgraded console is coming in 18 months" seems a bit odd.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 13 June 2016 18:42 (three years ago) link

also thanks for saying your xbox games are coming to windows so i don't even have to consider buying your console!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 13 June 2016 18:47 (three years ago) link

haha

yeah I thought that about Cuphead too

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Monday, 13 June 2016 19:57 (three years ago) link

Watchdogs 2.

Technically very nice but damn that dialogue and story are some pretty lazy writing.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Monday, 13 June 2016 21:33 (three years ago) link

lol kojima

am0n, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 02:16 (three years ago) link

Kratos Goes Portlandia looks dumb. Steep looks like it could be good. Spider-Man looks good. Horizon Dawn looks GREAT.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 02:29 (three years ago) link

Watching Sony now. Fucking hell the audience is annoying, cheering at everything.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 07:42 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/x6QNLbP.jpg

am0n, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:15 (three years ago) link

Looks pretty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rPxiXXxftE

jmm, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:21 (three years ago) link

so this is the open-world zelda game that we've vaguely known was in the works?

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:30 (three years ago) link

based on the trailer kinda feels like its intentionally going for a empty/'lonely' open world feel e.g. shadow of the colossus

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:34 (three years ago) link

damn that looks sick

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:58 (three years ago) link

They are playing it now on Twitch, drops you in the world with zero tutorials by the looks of it. Really pretty so far.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 17:13 (three years ago) link

yeah it looks real nice

nintendo are several years late to the party on this genre though, so im interested to see if this brings anything new to the open-world table gameplay-wise or if they're just banking on their environmental design and nintendo-polish to carry the game

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 17:20 (three years ago) link

Anyone watching this? This Zelda feels like Minecraft, and the world building is great in the way it implies a history in the set pieces (from what we're shown so far).

Evan, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 17:21 (three years ago) link

I wonder when they'll reveal the titular breath mechanic.

jmm, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 17:23 (three years ago) link

Liked the demo of the new God of War which looks like they took some narrative notes from The Last of Us

Nhex, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 18:28 (three years ago) link

dang, i might buy a wiiu

De La Soul is no Major Lazer (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:10 (three years ago) link

Is it 2017 release ?

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:24 (three years ago) link

zelda game will be on the new console as well (NX) which they're being tight lipped about until later this year

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:38 (three years ago) link

Yes I'm in confusion on that too. Does it mean the WiiU version of Zelda will be a crappier version compared to this new NX one?

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:39 (three years ago) link

my guess is they'll be more or less the same other than the control scheme, much like how twilight princess was released on both gamecube and wii

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:40 (three years ago) link

but obviously the new console will have better hardware so maybe it'll look a bit better on it too

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:41 (three years ago) link

Watching Sony now. Fucking hell the audience is annoying, cheering at everything.

lol at whole room full of industry people screaming in ecstasy because Kratos got rebooted as a schlubby dad

ohmigod he's a shithead with a BEARD now

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:43 (three years ago) link

Kratos... is ME

volumetric god rays (DJP), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:44 (three years ago) link

that was all of our disappointing sons up on that screen, fucking up shooting an arrow at a thing

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:47 (three years ago) link

okay so 4 min into the God of War gameplay demo and why is Kratos leaving his kid defenseless by hanging onto his bow while demon things jump out of the woods at them? also, why aren't the demon things attacking the defenseless kid?

volumetric god rays (DJP), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:53 (three years ago) link

OH SHIT, WE GOTTA NEW VERSION OF FARMING SIMULATOR ANNOUNCED, SONNNNN!!!

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 20:11 (three years ago) link

mash triangle rapidly to momentarily interact with your son without being a shithead about it

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 20:15 (three years ago) link

I'll probably play this game

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 20:16 (three years ago) link

"When you pressing x, son?" "I don't know when
But we'll get together then, dad, We're gonna have a quick time event"

am0n, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 20:33 (three years ago) link

Hoping for a non-Bloodborne/Souls game from From (they've said they're done with both anyway, except for the DS3 DLCs).

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 20:34 (three years ago) link

never played a battlefield but bf1 trench warfare could change that. they showed snoop playing it using blunted reality tech

am0n, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 20:42 (three years ago) link

this zelda game looks unusually ambitious for nintendo

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 20:44 (three years ago) link

I watched the Sony conference. My notes.

Training stage for God of War. Kratos gets a new son to kill and feel angsty about.
Promo video for Days Gone a.k.a. Bikers vs. Zombies
Promo for The Last Guardian which looks the same as it did 7 years ago. Releasing Q4 this year.
Long gameplay video for Horizon: Zero Dawn, a complicated 3rd person shooter set in a future-fantasy world. I seek da true true.
Promo for a David Cage sci-fi game, Detroit: Become Human. They seriously couldn’t just show gameplay?
Promo for a Resident Evil game designed for youtube screamers. Overdue.
PS VR sales pitch. Q4, $400. Some videos including FF XV, a game announced 10 years ago.
Promo for COD:IF which looks super boring (people playing with their phones in the audience)
Crash Bandicoot PS1 games remade for PS4. No images. Promo for another Skylanders.
Promo gameplay for Lego Star Wars VII. What you’d expect.
Promo teaser for a Kojima-Reedus game which is likely Silent Hills without the name.
Another Spider-Man game.
Days Gone gameplay that I skipped

remove butt (abanana), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 22:20 (three years ago) link

Nintendo treehouse:
Zelda: looks like the same old same old
half an hour of pokemon that i skipped
Zelda again: OK this looks pretty good! finally going back to its exploration roots.

remove butt (abanana), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 23:28 (three years ago) link

that HZD trailer looked the best but i can't blame anyone for calling it "that robot dinosaur game", i tried searching for it this morning and ended up guessing about 5000 different combinations of "horizon" "zero" and "dawn" before i got it

wtf is "horizon zero dawn" and why would you name your cool robot dinosaur game that

qualx, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 02:35 (three years ago) link

it sounds like literally any generic modern military fps ever

also lol apparently kid of kratos is there for the entire game, probably because a lead writer had a child and thought the general public would want that

qualx, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 02:38 (three years ago) link

this zelda game looks unusually ambitious for nintendo

The fuck does this even mean?

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:33 (three years ago) link

had no real interest in Horizon until this latest demo - but damn the combat and sense of movement looks SO FUN.

jamiesummerz, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:51 (three years ago) link

im actually on board w/ the new god of war solely for how its pissing its fans off (warning: edgy usernames ahead)

Superior_Species
Jun 15 2016 12PM
Too bad SONY turned Kratos into a spiritual pansy! Another reason they couldn't call it God of War 4..........because it doesn't even feel like a God of War game at all.

2ndCumingIsAFacial
Jun 15 2016 12PM
I totally agree. I bought my PS4 because I love God of War. This looks like generic crap.

am0n, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 17:41 (three years ago) link

Totally down with God Of War: Farmers Market Hemp Soap Vendor Edition.

Manspread Mann (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 18:00 (three years ago) link

Shitty Dad of War seems okay; probably not a game I'll ever play but not even close to the visceral revulsion I got from Scalebound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-ZVMU_KA-M

volumetric god rays (DJP), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 18:04 (three years ago) link

PROTIP: When attacking innocent giant water spiders from the back of your dragon mount, don't forget your BEATS BY DRE (tm) headphones. They're the TOTALLY TUBULAR to appreciate the amazing soundtrack from THE PRODIGY.

De La Soul is no Major Lazer (ulysses), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 18:15 (three years ago) link

WHY
WON'T
YOU
DIE

De La Soul is no Major Lazer (ulysses), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 18:15 (three years ago) link

Every several months I get nostalgic for big action games and take a look at the new releases, see trailers with their excruciating dialogue, voice acting and "games aren't just for kids, this is serious stuff" emotional drama.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:24 (three years ago) link

Resident Evil looks pretty different.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:25 (three years ago) link

picture this: the walking dead meets sons of anarchy

bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:35 (three years ago) link

Every several months I get nostalgic for big action games and take a look at the new releases, see trailers with their excruciating dialogue, voice acting and "games aren't just for kids, this is serious stuff" emotional drama.

I always get bemused when gamers get really angry that a longstanding voice actor gets replaced, like now a different terrible wooden VA is going to woodenly read the shitty dialogue for your favourite 1-dimensional killbot video game character, oh no

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:43 (three years ago) link

Does that happen that often? The people who did the Metal Gear Solid series is the only game I'm aware of having a cast fans are attached to.
There was the voice recasting in the Silent Hill 2 remaster but that was a shitty thing to do to a classic game. Very different case.

This terrible style of drama in games has been common since the late 90s but now it's in so much more. I'm not even sure the voice actors are at fault most of the time.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:59 (three years ago) link

The Batman series lost Kevin Conroy for a while, right?

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 16 June 2016 18:40 (three years ago) link

how abt the obv scripted gamer dialogue during multiplayer e3 demos

am0n, Thursday, 16 June 2016 19:46 (three years ago) link

The Batman series lost Kevin Conroy for a while

Not really, he didn't do Arkham Origins but that was separate dev team, he's in all the Rocksteady games.

JimD, Thursday, 16 June 2016 20:27 (three years ago) link

I thought they lost Mark Hamill because he just quit being the Joker in toto, but that's him in Arkham Knight (and lots since).

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 16 June 2016 22:59 (three years ago) link

how abt the obv scripted gamer dialogue during multiplayer e3 demos

― am0n, Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:46 PM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

is this about that pirate game? they seemed pretty genuine imo. thought that was a v good demo

qualx, Friday, 17 June 2016 03:00 (three years ago) link

xp yeah that turned out to be a lie since he's doing the The Killing Joke adaptation as well

Nhex, Friday, 17 June 2016 06:34 (three years ago) link

Hamill must be a genuinely daunting act to follow. I'm not into many voice actors but his Joker is incredible. Would be funny if the next Joker was more like the really old Batman cartoons.
Maybe Hamill's Joker will be one of these voices that everyone after does their best copy of.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 17 June 2016 06:57 (three years ago) link

That's basically what Troy Baker did for Arkham Origins, he did a decent job. But yeah, most of them just can't compare.
There was one really bad one I remember, that Rasta Joker from a short-lived animated series about ten years ago.

Nhex, Friday, 17 June 2016 07:25 (three years ago) link

is this about that pirate game? they seemed pretty genuine imo. thought that was a v good demo
― qualx, Thursday, June 16, 2016 11:00 PM (Yesterday)

no i didnt see that but i heard that one featured real ppl not paid extras

am0n, Friday, 17 June 2016 18:17 (three years ago) link

Yeah, that scripted dialog in the otherwise cool-looking Ghost Recon game had me rmde hard.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Saturday, 18 June 2016 23:41 (three years ago) link

I remember the same shit with the Division's scripted stage demo.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Saturday, 18 June 2016 23:41 (three years ago) link

both of those are prime examples

am0n, Sunday, 19 June 2016 14:13 (three years ago) link

BountyHunter LetsPlays5 days ago
Real gane chat is going to be like " How the fuck do I fly helicopters" "You Shot me Exposed!" " Guys I gotta do my chores, Ill be back"

n galvan22 hours ago
player 1-Awwww fuck i crashed into the wall!!!! , player 2- im fucking dead!!!! player 3-Revive me !!!! player 4 - idle

Alex Đoàn5 days ago
more like
friendly fire
"F*ck you" shoot back
everyone dies of friendly fires

am0n, Sunday, 19 June 2016 14:24 (three years ago) link

all the tom clancy games basically lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9p3vMcPVrE

am0n, Sunday, 19 June 2016 14:27 (three years ago) link

not seeing much hype for this >:B

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dT2izcpnHs

am0n, Sunday, 19 June 2016 19:33 (three years ago) link

a psychotic murder simulator you say? what could go wrong?

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Sunday, 19 June 2016 19:50 (three years ago) link

press x to kill

am0n, Sunday, 19 June 2016 19:50 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

bleak
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/nyregion/coronavirus-pandemic-unemployment-assistance-ny-delays.html

“There are a lot of different spices that you can put in rice,” he said.

the answer, i'm coming to realize, is recognizing that you are needy and it's gonna be hard sledding for everyone so apply for everything.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 18 April 2020 20:42 (one month ago) link


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