Jun
11
2017

Games and rumors of Games: E3 starts this week.

EA/Bioware started the spectacle with their sneak peek at Anthem, coming out next year*:

Bethesda continues the festivities with a press conference at 9 PM [Pacific] tonight, which is a bit cheeky of them, no? They know that truly committed East Coast fans will be tuning in anyway, just to find out whether we’re getting a new RPG this year (I give it even odds, but that may be my game-greed talking). Ubisoft is going to be Monday, and I care most about the new Assassin’s Creed title. And then E3 actually starts.

What a world, eh?

Moe Lane

*Also Battlefront II, but I am trying to avoid getting sucked into multiplayer Star Wars, because I like to bathe regularly and not get divorced. And no Mass Effect: Andromeda DLC news, so that’s apparently that. Dammit.

9 Comments

  • Compound says:

    The Microsoft conference had a much longer look at Anthem.Looks very Destiny/Fire Fall-ish. Wander around. Explore. Shoot things. Get loot. Rift-style world events. Gorgeous graphics though. Look over here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQhbHwkMSA4
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    SW: Battlefront 2 will have a single player campaign, unlike 1, so that you can avoid the multiplayer fun.
    .
    Microsoft announced the Scorpio’s real name, price and release date and covered a bunch of games, most of which will be on Windows 10 too. A new Metro game. An Ori sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Rare’s Sea of Thieves, which is looking better and better. Crackdown 3. State of Decay 2. Deep Rock Galactic, which has apparently dwarves in space. Some AC: Origins gameplay. To their credit, Microsoft packed their conference with games instead of talking about, say, Mixer or Groove Music.

  • Aruges says:

    Anthem certainly caught my jaundiced eye. Could be really good.

  • Luke says:

    Anthem has my attention. And dwarves in space is right up my alley.
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    But mainly, I’m waiting to hear from Bethesda.

  • Compound says:

    And Bethesda? No major surprises. Evil Within 2. More Wolfenstein, and set in the occupied US, that’s going to ruffle feathers, but I will stop before I step back into the old times.
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    But, there are VR versions of both Doom and Fallout 4 on the way and those might be a weeee bit immersive.

    • jeboyle says:

      VR Fallout 4?

      Oh, boy.

    • Luke says:

      I’m looking forward to the Dishonored 2 DLC.
      But there’s no way it can live up to Knife of Dunwall/Brigamore Witches.
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      Especially given the subject matter.
      Just the title makes me wary that some major missing-of-the-point is about to happen.

  • RangerSG says:

    I’m having a hard time feeling that Anthem is anything but the final proof that EA has stuffed the Edmonton studio with a skinsuit called Bioware.

    A not RPG from the lords of old-school RPGs? Sadness.

    • Luke says:

      If it means I’ll never again have an awkward homosexual advance shoved in my face, I’ll happily take that trade.

  • acat says:

    … still playing Dwarf Fortress.
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    Mew

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