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PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference Highlights

Sony is the final Press Conference of the year, and like last year they saved the best for last.  There were a few lowlights in the conference, like Skylanders inclusion, so I’ve taken the big moments from the presser and condensed them below for you.  But that’s enough blabbering by me, let’s get started!

1. Kratos is back and in a Norse setting in God of War

Sony opened the press conference with a long and impressive demo for a new God of War game, simply titled God of War.  This demo follows Kratos and a young boy whom calls Kratos his father as they hunt for a deer and are attacked by Trolls.  Kratos no longer wields the Blades of Chaos, instead opting for an axe that is imbued with an ice rune by the look of it.  No release date or window was given for this title.

2. Last Guardian is launching this October!

Finally.  It’s finally happening.  The Last Guardian is actually going to be releasing this October.  Sony dropped a two minute long trailer during the presser and revealed the game will be coming exclusively to PS4 this October 25th.

3. Horizon: Zero Dawn wows with another massive demo

Guerrilla Games showcased a brand new demo of their upcoming action adventure game Horizon with a long extended gameplay demo.  In the demo, Aloy uses her hunter’s vision to determine enemies weak points to find new parts for crafting for her weapons and gadgets.  The demo showcased branching dialogue as well, with Aloy being able to ask a scared villager different questions.  On top of all of that, we saw Aloy tame a wild beast to ride and use in her fight against a Corrupter.  Horizon: Zero Dawn comes out on February 28th.

4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare looks so much better than could be anticipated

When Infinity Ward announced the futuristic sci-fi setting for Infinite Warfare, they received a lot of flack.  Thankfully, this game looks like it is going to deliver as the team premiered an extended gameplay demo for the game during the Sony press conference.  During the demo, the player character Captain Reyes decided where to travel to with his crew, opting to attack an enemy frigate.  Reyes and his team took to their fighters, the Jackals, and put on an almost Ace Combat style demo.  Following that, we witness some zero-G gunfights that look so much better than I anticipated.  Infinite Warfare is coming to consoles and PC on November 4th.

5. Insomniac is making a Spider-man game!

A new Spider-man game from the creators of Ratchet and Clank and Sunset Overdrive?  I’m so in.  Sony revealed that their long time collaborators at Insomniac have taken the reins on the Webhead and will be making a game that is exclusively on PS4.  No release window was revealed, but one could guess it will be near either the July 2017 release of the film, or when it (presumably) releases on Blu Ray (Holiday 2017).

6. Sony Bend is taking us to the zombie apocalypse with Days Gone

Syphon Filter developers Sony Bend have created a new IP set in the zombie apocalypse with Days Gone.  You will play as a survivor “Deacon St. John, a Drifter and bounty hunter who rides the broken road, fighting to survive while searching for a reason to live.”  Sony Bend describes the game as an emotional tale about survivors and what makes them human.  No release window was spoken of, but below is an extended gameplay demo.

7. PS VR is coming this October with 50 games

Sony took a brief pit stop to talk about the PlayStation VR during the conference and to confirm that it will be launching this October 13th for $399.  It will have 50 games available for it, though they did not confirm how many will be there for launch.  Their defintion of games is also potentially suspect, as two of the games they showcased for it (Star Wars Battlefront: VR Mission and Batman Arkham VR) seem like tech demos rather than full games.  They did show off an internally produced game called Farpoint that did get me excited though.

8. Resident Evil 7 is real, first person, in VR, has a demo out right now, and coming out in January.

Holy crap did Capcom go big with this one.  With an absolutely terrifying trailer, Capcom revealed Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.  Capcom is taking the game into first person, with a photo-realistic art style that can also be played through fully in VR.  The game will follow the events of RE6 “taking place in modern day and revolving around a foreboding, derelict plantation mansion in rural America. Players must explore and survive the horrors within the mysterious, sprawling estate.”  Their is a demo available exclusively for PS+ owners right now on PS4, and the game will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24th.

9. Hideo Kojima reveals his next game: Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima revealed himself at the press conference and showed off a trailer for his upcoming game from Kojima Productions.  What the game is actually about is anyone’s guess, but the trailer does feature a naked Norman Reedus (who is the game’s star) holding a baby fetus that transforms in black blood.  Yea, it looks absolutely bonkers, but I am completely onboard.  The game will be a PS4 exclusive, but do not expect to see this game anytime soon.

And that was the massive Sony presser for E3 2016, and I even left out the awesome Detroit Become Human trailer.  What was your favorite moment of the press conference?  How do you think their show stacked up with Microsoft or other publishers?  Let me know in the comments below!

by, Bobby Marquardt

 

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Here is Episode 27 of the League of Mediocre Gamers: Gamescom 2014!!!

Gamescom 2014 is here and we have a metric ton of new to talk about. Microsoft and PlayStation brought plenty of new announcements, trailers and more and we discuss it all. On top of that, we had a new Silent Hill game coming from Director Guillmero Del Toro and Hideo Kojima, as well as a brand new Walking Dead game coming from the creators of PayDay: The Heist. Top all that off with some awesome new Call of Duty and Halo news and you have a great 27th episode!

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by, Bobby Marquardt

Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro are making a Silent Hill game starring Norman Reedus

Legendary game designer Hideo Kojima is teaming up with famed director Guillermo Del Toro to create a new Silent Hill Game called Silent Hills.  I’m not joking.  This is probably going to be as amazing as it sounds.  The game’s announcement game through an interactive teaser called P.T., which is playable now on the PlayStation 4, ends with the above footage.  It shows the game’s star The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus walking in to a seemingly barren town as the title rises up onto the screen.  The game was teased as almost an independent title, but blew the minds of fan when the first person finished the P.T. teaser.  As players noticed, the quality of the game jumped tremendously when the final teaser played, as compared to the main teaser.

Kojima’s involvement is enough to make anyone excited, and he told gamers he want to scare them more then ever before. “Originally we were thinking a game that would make you pee your pants,” Kojima said during an interview streamed on Konami’s Twitch. “We are aiming for a game that will make you s**t your pants.”  Kojima joked that the Collector’s Edition should include a new pair of pants, though he admitted “If a game is too scary, people just won’t play it.” No release date or platforms were announced, but it’s safe to say the game will be coming to at least the PlayStation 4, and probably the Xbox One.  We’ll give you more information on Silent Hills as soon as we get it.  

by, Bobby Marquardt

Uncharted on PS4, exclusive Metal Gear content, The Last of US: Left Behind and more announced at the PS4 launch event!

On Thursday night, Sony and Spike TV held a launch event for the PlayStation 4.  Many PS4 announcements were made that night, but the first reveal was the story DLC for Naughty Dog’s incredibly The Last of Us.  The DLC will be a prequel to the events of the game, feature Ellie and an all new character, showing what adventures she faced before the events of The Last of Us.

Naughty Dog had one more reveal to make, and revealed that an all new Uncharted game is heading to PS4.  Who’s the protagonist?  When is set?  Where will we be globe trotting?  Naughty Dog told us nothing!  They only gave us the trailer below to decipher.

inFamous Second Son has be impressive every time it was shown, and the trailer Sucker Punch showed off was no expception.  One down side of this was the reveal that it has been delayed a month, and will now launch on March 21, 2014.

Towerfall has been long touted as the Ouya’s killer app, and it will now be heading to other platforms.  Sony announced that Towerfall Ascension will be coming to the PS4 in early 2014, promising new powerups, a co-op quest mode, and 50 new multiplayer levels.  This game is also coming to Steam right around the same time.

Hideo Kojima introduced a PlayStation 4 exclusive as well, with the exclusive “Déjà vu” mission pack for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zero.  Déjà vu “recreates a mission originally featured in the original METAL GEAR SOLID game AND lets users play as Solid Snake (in all of his low-polygon, pixelated glory) in the next-gen Ground Zeroes universe.”  It will be free for the Ground Zeros when it launches in Spring 2014.

Sony also revealed that Bungie upcoming title Destiny will launch it’s beta first on the PS4 and PS3.  The beta can be accessed by pre-ordering at select retailers.  No date was given, but Spring is the window.  Which of these announcement got you most excited?  Personally, I am so excited about a new Uncharted, but am terrified for one without Nathan Drake (if he’s somehow not the protagonist).

by, Bobby Marquardt

Stefanie Joosten brings Metal Gear’s Quiet to life.

There has been quite a bit of controversy recently over the Metal Gear Solid V character named Quiet.  She is a sniper in MGSV and has quite the skimpy outfit.  This has annoyed many, as Kojima has said he wanted to make the character more “erotic” (which was later clarified to mean more sexy).  Almost unfazed by these criticisms, Konami released a video today of Stefanie Joosten doing the motion capture of Quiet for the upcoming game.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is coming to Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime in 2014.