Paris Games Week?

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Another tradeshow was brought to our collective attention as Sony held a two hour press conference to open Paris Games Week. It was a well produced press conference but there weren’t any unexpected surprises. (Of course a Gran Turismo was coming, you’re a fool if you thought otherwise.)

Even without the bombastic reveals, it was nice to see release windows narrowed and more footage of announced titles.

Announcements

  • No Man’s Sky launches June 2016
  • Tekken 7 coming to PS4 & Xbox One
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End launches March 18, 2016
  • Nier sequel officially named Nier Automata via NeoGAF
  • DRIVECLUB Bikes launches today as an standalone expansion
  • Gran Turismo Sport announced for PlayStation 4
  • Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human announced for PlayStation 4
  • Street Fighter V launches February 16, 2016 via Capcom Unity
  • Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Beta will run from Dec. 4 – 13 via PlayStation.Blog

Media

My interest for Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn grows with every piece of media I see. I don’t have a firm grasp on what exactly Monster Hunter is but this looks like a westernized Monster Hunter to me. I suggest you watch the walkthrough above, it’s neat to say the least. Then you can watch these two other videos if you wish.

Uncharted 4 Multiplayer PGW 2015 Trailer

Star Wars: Battlefront PGW 2015 Trailer

Detroit: Become Human PGW 2015 Reveal Trailer

Checkpoint: Interstellar Edition

Checkpoint: Interstellar Edition

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I finally watched Interstellar last night and it is by far the preeminent science-fiction film of the last decade. For me, the best science-fiction films expand the mind, think of different possibilities and inspires the viewer to learn more. Interstellar did that for me if only for a few late hours last night and a few more hours early this morning.

I was pleased to read that the science behind the film was vetted by an expert. I’m going to buy that paperback just to have a go to source to accompany the film. The official Wikipedia article summarizes the events of the movie but I want more. And who better to get the answers from than from the man behind the science itself?

I watched it via Netflix but I was still awe struck by what was shown on screen. It’s one of the most visually stunning films I’ve ever seen. And that soundtrack? Fit the film like a glove; Hans Zimmer did it again.

I’ve been tinkering with the Star Wars: Battlefront beta and it may have convinced me to wait for the the game to hit a lower price point. I’m not sold on the game’s depth.

After like four restarts, I believe I’m on my way to a solid run with Massive Chalice. The mechanics are simple but the systems themselves have nuances that were simply lost to me early on. I wonder if I’ll continue to go deep with this game and actually finish it though.

 

Electronic Arts: Now Your Source for Star Wars Games

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ea-logo.pngDisney have bestowed upon Electronic Arts the exclusive rights to the Star Wars license. For the next several years, Electronic Arts and its studios including BioWare, DICE and Visceral Games will be making Star Wars games. All three studios are also making these games with the Frostbite 3 engine.

I immediately thought of Star Wars: Battlefront III being helmed by DICE. I can also see Star Wars 1313 or something similar coming from Visceral Games. I see a legitimate KOTOR 3 coming from BioWare as well.

Then my mind began to wander and I started pairing EA studios like Criterion a sequel to Star Wars: Episode I – Racer. How about Maxis creating a Star Wars themed Sims game? A new Star Wars RTS by Victory Games?

Say what you will about Electronic Arts but I can see why Disney chose them; they have the resources to span across multiple genres and platforms. For Disney, this means they don’t have to manage relationships with a list of developers and publishers — it’s just one point of contact for all things Star Wars.

Will this pan out? Not every title will set the world ablaze but that wasn’t the case before this exclusivity deal, so I don’t see this a bad thing at all.

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