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Day 3 of E3 has wrapped up, or not wrapped up depending on where on the planet you are - either way, it's now time for us to check out all the videos that have entered our videos library over the past two days! Given Nintendo's video presentation, a good deal of today's videos are for Nintendo games - but by no means are all of today's videos Nintendo games - you can also see Metal Gear Solid 5, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD and more.
However, I would be missing an excellent opportunity if the video I embedded below wasn't one of Nintendo's - particularly one of the videos for the new Super Smash Bros. But which one? The Mega Man announcement video, featuring the ever-popular blue bomber, is an obvious choice - but the Wii Fit Trainer announcement trailer has Kirby doing yoga and a Pikachu doing a push up, both of which are adorable. I think we will have to go with the original trailer though, featuring the dead eyed stare of The Villager from Animal Crossing. Watch it embedded below and read on for more videos!
Super Smash Bros. Announcement TrailerPosted: 12 Jun 13 | 194 views | 40.5MB
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes are probably two of my most anticipated titles, and I'm sure a lot of you feel the same way. Open world stealth adventure with horses, helicopters and Kiefer Sutherland? Yeah. Hell yeah. The biggest question I have to ask myself now is - which system do I get it on?
We already knew MGS5 would be coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - along with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 - but now thanks to an interview with GameTrailers (courtesy of Worlds Factory) we now also know that Hideo Kojima would like it to come out on PC too. As Kojima says in the interview:
MGSV will not be the first Metal Gear Solid game to hit the PC - Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 were both released on Windows - but it will be the first one I actually might like to get on the PC. The graphics look stunning and while I have faith in Hideo Kojima, I can only imagine the various tweaks and mods that will improve the game once the community gets its hands on it. What do you think, would you get MGSV on the PC or do you feel MGS fits better on consoles? Let us know in the comments below! And if you haven't watched it yet, watch the new MGSV Extended trailer embedded below or in our videos library - it's outstanding.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain E3 2013 Extended TrailerPosted: 12 Jun 13 | 232 views | 337.6MB
The new Mirror's Edge game first revealed by EA during their E3 Conference is not in fact a sequel to 2008's most popular first person parkour game - it's a reboot. In a press release from DICE and EA, it was explained that the new game will take advantage of the new Frostbite 3 engine and it will introduce an all-new origin story for Faith, the tattooed heroine of the series.
In EA's 2013 E3 analyst's call, EA's Frank Gibeau referred to the reboot as an 'open world action adventure game' and EA's Patrick Söderlund explained a little more in an interview with Eurogamer:
Mirror's Edge has a cult following who have been begging EA and DICE to make a new addition to the series for years - although as we saw in his review, Joaby wasn't one of them. Let's just hope the new Mirror's Edge lives up to his standards so he doesn't single handedly ruin the future of video gaming again! Embedded below is the trailer for the Mirror's Edge reboot, incorrectly titled Mirror's Edge 2. You can also check it out in our videos library and tell us - are you looking forward to the reboot? Are you worried about this 'new direction'?
Mirror's Edge 2 E3 2013 TrailerPosted: 11 Jun 13 | 216 views | 16.1MB
Posted 05:31pm 12/06/13 by: limimi
If you were excited by the announcement of a new Killer Instinct during Microsoft's E3 event yesterday, you are probably over 20 years old. Killer Instinct first came out on the Super Nintendo and in Australian arcades back in 1995, followed by Killer Instinct Gold on the Nintendo 64 in 1997. Developed by Rare, Killer Instinct featured a wide array of the most ridiculous characters ever - demonstrating that if anyone was tapped into the nerd culture zeitgeist, it was Rare. There were your standard fire and ice guys - except they were made entirely out of fire and ice, a ninja, a skeleton and a velociraptor. There was even a black man and a woman - Black Orchid, who turned away from the screen and flashed her opponent to win fights.
You might be unsettled however, to learn that the reboot will be free to play. As first reported by IGN, Killer Instinct will be free to download when it becomes available alongside the launch of the Xbox One, but you will only get access to one character - Jago - the guy who looks like a Rob Liefeld ninja. To play as any other character - most of whom have yet to be announced (Saberwulf and Glacius are the only other confirmed characters at this point) - you will have to buy them. I can see some benefits to this - I never play as Paul in Tekken unless I'm going random - so why pay for a character I'll never play?
I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it turns out - which is especially good advice given that Double Helix Games are now developing it instead of Rare. If you'd like to see the new Killer Instinct in action, check out the trailer embedded below or in our videos library. What do you think, does this put you off the game or not bother you? Let us know in the comments below.
Killer Instinct E3 2013 TrailerPosted: 11 Jun 13 | 234 views | 14.4MB
Posted 03:24pm 12/06/13 by: limimi
Sony have finally released the full specifications of the new PlayStation 4. We already knew certain parts - like its eight core 'Jaguar' processor and its AMD Radeon based GPU capable of 1.84 teraflops, but now we know everything. Interestingly, the hard drive which comes with the PS4 will be a pretty standard 500GB drive, however Sony's most accessible President Shuhei Yoshida noted on Twitter that it would be upgradeable if that isn't enough space for you.
What's more, while answer a fan's question about the new console on Twitter, Yoshida also answered one unresolved question which should make people who import games happy - it will, like the PS3, be region free. Anyway, this isn't the 'What did @yosp tweet today' article, it's the PlayStation 4 specifications article - so read on for the full list of specs!
Posted 01:33pm 12/06/13 by: limimi
Nintendo once again decided not to play the same game as Sony and Microsoft - instead of holding a big E3 conference, they did their own thing with a special Nintendo Direct showcasing the various games coming to the Wii U and 3DS in the future. I didn't get a chance to watch it live, but I have watched it now and below I've summarised the various things they displayed!
Super Smash Bros
The Nintendo Direct kicked off as it always does, with Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata being awkward in front of a green screen. Awkward, but also straight to the point - kicking things off with a trailer before a minute has passed. One of my favourite things about Nintendo is the way they avoid the traditional 'waffle on in corporatese for ten minutes' presentation of big US companies.
I have to apologise right off the bat here - after being up for 36 hours straight I fell asleep on the couch eating dinner and woke up in a pool of gravy and drool. So I could not live up to my promise to put up the second lot of videos from yesterday's conferences, the videos which accompanied Ubisoft and Sony's presentations. Never fear however, because I have gone into our videos library and I am going to catalogue them for you right now!
The trailer I've decided to embed this time around is from the new online RPG from Ubisoft - Tom Clancy's The Division. It was tough to choose between The Division and The Order 1886 from Sony's presentation, but The Division shows actual gameplay and - as usual these days - it has a beautiful UI. Seriously, no matter what you think about Ubisoft's titles, you have to admit that whoever they've got designing their UIs nails it almost every time. Watch the trailer below and read on for the rest of the links!
Tom Clancy's The Division Reveal E3 2013 TrailerPosted: 11 Jun 13 | 242 views | 292MB
So now Microsoft and Sony's big presentations are out of the way, it's time to decide. If you can only grab one console from the next generation, which one are you going to go with? For some people, it will be a staggeringly simple choice - but for others several different things come into play. Halo fans in particular have a difficult choice - if you're all about Halo - Cortana and Master Chief and those weird squeaky aliens, then the fleeting glimpse of the Master Chief has no doubt sealed your Xbox One preorder already. On the other hand, if you are all about Bungie, the various exclusives coming to the PlayStation 4 may drag you the other way. And there is actually even more to think about than just Halo and its original developer.
Destiny will be available on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as 360 and PS3
Microsoft put a lot into the Xbox One, with a host of excellent looking games and a serious dedication to supporting peripherals like Kinect and Smartglass. The price - $599 AUD - is not too hefty and if you've not yet got some sort of home media solution, the Xbox One will have you all sorted out. Then there are the games - Forza, Ryse, Project Spark, Titanfall and a new Halo - some people are no doubt salivating just thinking about some of those titles. But is it enough to combat the loss of swapping, sharing or selling your games to your friends, and being unable to play games if your device can't connect to the internet every 24 hours?
Sony didn't just do something different to Microsoft, they watched Microsoft, watched the community and did the exact opposite. They didn't just learn from their mistakes, no - they did the exact opposite while cackling maniacally and flipping Microsoft off. Just check out this Youtube video - it stars Shuhei Yoshida and is titled the 'Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video'. Not to mention the price - $549 AUD - $50 cheaper than the Xbox One. As for exclusives, they have so many exclusive indie developers I missed a couple when I first posted their presentation, and Japanese game fans will be pleased to see the likes of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3- not to mention Killzone: Shadow Fall and Driveclub.
It's not all positive however - Sony will be charging for multiplayer access beginning with the PS4 and it will no doubt be a while before we here in Australia see the Cloud Service streaming us a big bunch of PSX, PS2 and PS3 games. Still, I've never hidden the fact that I am a Sony fanboy - I already know which console I'd choose. What about you? Xbox One or PlayStation 4? Let us know in the comments below!
There have been a metric ton of trailers released today and you can check most of them out right now in our videos library! In the interests of making things easier for you however, I have gone through and rounded up all of the videos associated with the first two big conferences - Microsoft's and EA's. Trailers for Sony and Ubisoft's conferences are still pouring in, so I will round them up when they are done.
I've also embedded one of those trailers below, because I think it's especially worth checking out - this time, I went with EA's Multiplayer trailer for Battlefield 4, because it was the only one to feature a group of soldiers base jumping from a collapsing building. For shame developers. Watch it embedded below and read on for more trailers!
Battlefield 4 "Multiplayer Best Moments" E3 2013 TrailerPosted: 11 Jun 13 | 338 views | 250.1MB
Posted 01:22pm 11/06/13 by: limimi
The final conference of the day is Sony's press conference, where they will talk all about the PlayStation 4 and hopefully a bit about the PlayStation Vita too. There are a lot of questions we are hoping to have answered from Sony regarding the PlayStation 4, specifically the situation with the internet and used games. The conference is running a little late, here's hoping it's worth it!
The PlayStation 4
The Sony conference kicks off with Jack Tretton taking the stage, doing a bit of crowd-pleasing and then kicking off by telling us we'll have to wait for a bit to learn about the PS4, as the PS3 and PS Vita come first. He then tries to convince himself the PS Vita is successful, which I wish it was. More than 85 titles are set to hit the PS Vita before the end of this year including Batman: Arkham Origins, Killzone: Mercenaries, God of War HD Collection, Final Fantasy X & X-2 and The Walking Dead - the first season and the '400 days' bonus episode.