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E3 2015: 10 higly anticipated games we’re just dying to see at the event





It’s almost that time of the year again my friends, the time when representatives from most major gaming companies take the stage in an attempt to put on a good show and convince us to buy their upcoming products. I’m talking of course about the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known this year as E3 2015. The highly anticipated event is expected to feature a lot of equally highly anticipated games, as well as many new ones that are being kept under wraps. We’re still a little over a month away from E3 2015, however, predictions and speculations have traditionally started at least one month prior to the event so in an attempt to continue this long-running tradition, I’ve compiled a list that includes some of our most highly anticipated games for 2015 and beyond.

Needless to say, our most highly anticipated games might not be your most highly anticipated games, but I’m sure you will agree with at least a few of these picks. Right off the bat I need to mention that several big hitters like Batman: Arkham Knight, The Division, Halo 5: Guardians, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and a few others did not make the list because although they will most certainly be at E3 2015, we’ve already heard a lot about them (perhaps even too much) over the last several months and don’t expect any surprises. Instead, we’re looking for games that have only been briefly teased, left us longing for more, or not officially announced yet still expected to be there. Since E3 2015 will feature a plethora of highly anticipated games we might as well also include some of the wildest predictions possible. In no particular order, our ten picks are as follows:


The Elder Scrolls 6

We’re kicking things off with a game that hasn’t been announced yet, but I believe that E3 2015 will be the perfect place to change that. I spoke at length in a recent article about why that is, but to make a long story short, Bethesda has traditionally released or at least announced a new TES title every four or five years and guess what? Skyrim was first announced more than four years ago, which means that if Bethesda sticks to their usual development cycle we should hear all about The Elder Scrolls 6 very soon. Additionally, the company is hosting their very first E3 conference this year and that suggests that something big is brewing. Granted, it might not be The Elder Scrolls 6 but rather our next entry on the list. As a side note, if it is The Elder Scrolls 6 I’m almost certain that it will take place either on the Summerset Isles or Elseweyr.


Fallout 4

I’m sure you saw this one coming a mile away and I don’t blame you. As mentioned, Bethesda will host their very first conference at E3 2015 and Fallout 4 is their other highly anticipated game that we all wish to see there. There’s little to no indication that Fallout 4 is actually in development, but it seems almost unimaginable not to hear something official about it at some point. Bethesda did confirm that one of their E3 2015 games will be an RPG and that’s enough reason for us to hope for the best. If The Elder Scrolls 6 doesn’t end up being revealed next month at the expo I think that Fallout 4 is definitely going to, especially when considering that it’s been more than 6 years since Fallout 3 was first released. I doubt Bethesda will take much longer so here’s hoping for the best.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Previously known as Assassin’s Creed Victory, AC Syndicate is this year’s mandatory installment that comes as a surprise to no one. This time around Ubisoft are tackling Victorian London with their latest title and rumor has it that the game will feature actual good stealth mechanics for once. Despite playing as an assassin, the series was never all that good at making you feel like one, but maybe this will change with the upcoming sequel. As it happens, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was confirmed by Ubisoft only a few hours ago and there’s already some pre-alpha footage if you want to watch it, so I won’t spoil any of the game’s details here. Why do we want to see Assassin’s Creed Syndicate at E3 2015? I’m mostly interested in seeing how Ubisoft plans to regain our trust after the whole Assassin’s Creed Unity fiasco. Presumably, the company put extra effort into Assassin’s Creed Syndicate to make up for past mistakes, which means that this particular title should be way better than the last. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.


For some reason this game seems to be burned into my brain and I don’t really know why. Aside from the announcement trailer showcased last year at E3 we don’t really know much about Scalebound. Perhaps it’s the mystery that makes it so intriguing. Developed by Platinum Games, Scalebound looks like an epic adventure where you slay dragons and other mythical beasts while at the same time being yourself allied with a dragon. You also swing a cool sword, summon armor, and rock some pretty sweet headphones. What’s not to like? Not sure if it will be present at E3 2015, but I think the chances are pretty high since this is an Xbox One exclusive and Microsoft are known to use the expo as a launching pad for all their big games.

Quantum Break

Yet another Xbox One exclusive, Quantum Break has been in development for what seems like an eternity. This is a title that promises a strong narrative that will not be confined to the game itself as Quantum Break will also have a live-action series aimed at blurring the line between fantasy and reality. We already know that  the game will be intimately linked to the show, but more details in regards to how this whole thing works would definitely be appreciated. Having said that, the main feature of Quantum Break (for me at least) is the time manipulation mechanics. There aren’t many good games out there revolving around this mechanic but maybe it’s time to change all that. I’m pretty certain that Remedy Entertainment have prepared an awesome Quantum Break presentation for E3 2015 and I’m really looking forward to it.


Mass Effect 4

It should be no surprise that Mass Effect 4 is on the list as this is by far one of the most highly anticipated games of 2015. It also happens to be the game I’m most excited about playing this year, or the next, or whenever Bioware plan to release it. There’s very little doubt at this point that Mass Effect 4 will be present at E3 2015 if you ask me. In fact, I’ll even go as far as to say that we’ll get both a trailer and a release date for the sequel to the highly acclaimed sci-fi trilogy. There’s really no point in talking again about the tiny bits of info revealed so far as they have already been covered to death and will not get more interesting if we mention them again. Bottom line is that Mass Effect 4 will have very little to do with the trilogy itself so we should prepare ourselves for something entirely new and likely quite awesome.

Star Citizen

Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen marks the final step in the resurrection of the space sim, a genre that has widely been neglected until very recently. Additionally, this is the most successful crowd funded project of all time, with more than $82 million raised thus far. That in and of itself is enough to get us interested, but the main reason why we’re excited to see it at E3 2015 is because it looks simply incredible. I expect Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium Games to put on a good show next month and reveal many new details, as well as some new gameplay footage. After all, backers of the project and space sim fans alike are very curious to see what all that money is being used for. There’s a lot riding on this mister Roberts, don’t let us down.


Mirror’s Edge

Despite often being called Mirror’s Edge 2, this is actually a reboot of the 2008 action-adventure title, not a sequel. The game is once again being developed by DICE and currently has a release date of early 2016. Mirror’s Edge has been showcased at both E3 2013 and E3 2014, although surprisingly few details have been revealed so far. Then again, since this is a reboot we can probably expect it to be more or less similar to its predecessor. Still, the original Mirror’s Edge is a very unique and fun game so hopefully we can expect the same from its reincarnation. Expect more details on the game during E3 2015. Don’t want to be a Debbie Downer here, but since things have changed a bit since 2008 you can probably also expect EA to announce various DLC and pre-order bonuses for the game. Pretty sad, I know.

Total War: Warhammer

I’m pretty sure this isn’t on most people’s highly anticipated games at E3 2015 list, but hear me out here. How many years have passed since the last decent Warhammer title? That’s right, way too many. Although I’m a much bigger fan on the Warhammer 40K universe, this upcoming fantasy RTS has given me hope for the future of the whole franchise. Besides, the Total War series is well known for its awesome games and I’m praying hard that Creative Assembly can deliver one more time with this most recent installment. Judging by the announcement trailer released last month Total War: Warhammer is looking to be quite an epic game, however, it’s also worth pointing out that the trailer was all CGI and that no gameplay footage has been showed just yet. I’m very optimistic about seeing some gameplay footage at E3 2015 and quite excited about this whole game in general, which is something that I can’t really say in regards to all the other Warhammer games made in the last 3-4 years.



Half Life 3

And finally let’s talk a bit about a highly anticipated game that’s pretty unlikely to show its face at E3 2015. Despite this, I don’t think we should rule it out completely just yet. Earlier this year at GDC 2015 Valve finally confirmed the Source 2 game engine following months of speculation. It seems reasonable to assume that Valve are now working on a great game in order to show off the capabilities of the new engine, right? As far as we know the company doesn’t have any other games in development right now, so hoping that the first Source 2 title will be Half Life 3 isn’t that far fetched. Besides, Gabe Newell and co. need now more than ever something that can impress and distract their fans because after the recent paid mods scandal even the most loyal of PC master race gamers have started to lose faith in their spiritual leader. A Half Life 3 confirmation would definitely be able to put Valve in everyone’s good graces again and help us forget their attempt at ruining the modding community as we know it.


5 Reasons You NEED To Play The Final Fantasy VIII Remaster




Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

After many years of fans begging Square Enix to remaster Final Fantasy VII, they finally listened and did just that. There were numerous excuses as to why the game’s re-release had lagged behind the re-releases of both VII and IX, with the most common excuse being that the game’s original code was lost years ago. However, the company made it happen and the game is finally available for modern audiences to play on modern hardware today. We’re going to give you 5 reasons why you should do just that.

First time available on modern hardware

As we’ve already said, this is the first time that the game is available on modern hardware. While the game originally launched for PS1 back in 1999, it later got a PC port in 2000. That means that is has been a whopping 19 years since a new version of the game has been available for purchase, and that wait was a brutal one. However, it is finally over and you can now play this classic game on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch along with PC. If the lack of modern hardware support was stopping you from checking out, that excuse just got thrown out the window.

The visuals look better than ever

Thankfully, Square Enix did not just slap this port together quickly and throw it out there to shut everyone up. They did a terrific job of putting on a shiny new coat of paint for the game, with the character models in particular looking much better. While things like environment textures didn’t get quite the same amount of attention, this is nevertheless the best that the game has ever looked. It also helps that the game is simply beautiful from a design standpoint, with the game’s world being gorgeous to behold even though we’re dealing with the hardware limitations of 1999.

Quality of life improvements

While those who played the game 20 years ago will still be getting what is essentially the same experience, Square Enix did add some quality of life improvements to put it more in line with current JRPGs. These changes include the likes of increasing battle speed by 3 times, shutting off random encounters completely and even a cheat to give you max HP and limit breaks. While these may seem minor, these will go a long way to ease some of the tedium that many feel after some particularly long gaming sessions. Max HP and Limit Breaks will also make the incredibly tough Ultima and Omega Weapon boss fights a lot easier to deal with.

Triple Triad

The Final Fantasy series is known for having its fair share of enticing side quests and mini games, but there isn’t a single one that is as addicting as Triple Triad. The game is essentially a card game that is played on a 3×3 grid, and each card has a certain number on the top, bottom, left and right sides. You need to place your cards in a manner that the numbers on your cards are higher than your opponents, and seeing as your card can be attacked from four different sides this can be tricky. You’re able to challenge many different characters to a match throughout the course of the entire game, and doing so comes with plenty of nice rewards that will make your quest easier.

The game is awesome

While our previous points focused on specific elements of the game, this one is a simple fact that has been true since 1999: the game is awesome. Unfortunately, releasing immediately after Final Fantasy VII (a watershed moment for gaming) put it under a very cruel microscope, with many knee jerk reactions simply saying it “isn’t as good as VII.” However, in the years that have passed people have revisited the game, and the consensus has definitely changed. This adventure that Square created is unlike any other in the series, being host to an ambitious and bizarre plot filled with some of the best characters the series has ever seen. If you’ve played the game before then this is the perfect time to experience this masterpiece all over again, and if you haven’t then what are you waiting for?

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10 Huge Games Still Coming In 2019




10 Huge Games Still Coming 2019

2019 has been yet another good year for gaming so far, with several games releasing that will be big contenders for game of the year once the curtain closes. However, despite the year already being more than halfway over, there are still some huge titles on the horizon that are sure to make their own dents on the coming best-of lists. This article will list the 10 biggest games that are still coming in 2019.



A new game from Remedy Entertainment is always highly-anticipated, and Control is no different. The game is an action-adventure game in the same style as Alan Wake or Quantum Break, but with a supernatural twist. Players will control Jesse Faden, who possesses a variety of supernatural abilities like telekinesis, levitation and more. She will be using her abilities in order to defeat an enemy known only as the Hiss, which has corrupted reality. Control launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 27th.

Borderlands 3


It has been many years since the last game in the Borderlands series released, but the hiatus is finally coming to an end very soon. Those who have played previous games in the series will feel right at home with this game, as it’s once again a loot-driven FPS. The game will offer more zany characters and a charming and insane world to explore, all while dealing with new antagonists Troy and Tyreen Calypso along with their Children of the Vault cult. Borderlands 3 launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 13th, with a Google Stadia port release date being TBA.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series is returning soon with Breakpoint, which will serve as a continuation of previous game Wildlands. The game is set in an open world environment called Aurora, which is a fictional island in the Pacific Ocean. Players will control Lieutenant Colonel Anthony “Nomad” Perryman, who is a special forces operative that was sent to the island to investigate a series of disturbances in the area. Breakpoint launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 4th, with a Google Stadia port coming in November.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare


Each new installment in the Call of Duty series is always huge, but Modern Warfare’s release marks a first for the long-running franchise. It will be the first game in the series that is reimagining of a previous game in the series, taking 2004’s original game and updating its mechanics and themes to match today’s world. The game will still have some of the beats that the first game had, but will also incorporate lots of surprises to make it a fresh experience. Modern Warfare launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 25th.

The Outer Worlds


Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds is one that will be very highly-anticipated for fans of Fallout: New Vegas, as this game serves as a sort of spiritual successor to that game. It will be an open world RPG that allows you to explore many unique areas crawling with plenty of deadly foes. Players will also be able to encounter and recruit NPCs as companions that have their own personal missions and stories to take part in. The Outer Worlds launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 25th, with a Switch port also being in the works.

Luigi’s Mansion 3


It seemed very unlikely that Luigi’s Mansion would become a recurring franchise for Nintendo following the original GameCube game, but here we are. Luigi’s Mansion 3 is coming to Switch, which also means it will be the first home console release since the original game back in 2003. This time the game is set in a haunted hotel rather than a mansion, and Luigi has some new tricks up his sleeves to take down all those ghosts. Luigi’s Mansion 3 will launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 31st.

Death Stranding


If you’re looking for the most ambitious (and weirdest) game still coming in 2019, then look no further. Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding has perplexed gamers ever since its announcement, and each new trailer that releases just brings more and more questions to the table. It is Kojima’s first game since breaking up with Konami after the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phanton Pain (and the cancellation of Silent Hills), and it looks like Kojima has taken the newfound complete creative control to deliver something truly original. Death Stranding launches exclusively for PS4 on November 8th.

Pokemon Sword & Shield


At this point we all know what to expect from a new Pokemon game, and Sword and Shield seems poised to deliver even more cute creatures for players to capture and battle very soon. What sets Sword and Shield apart from its predecessors is that it will be the first home console release for the series, which is saying something considering the series has been around for over 20 years. Pokemon Sword & Shield launches exclusively for Switch on November 15th.

Shenmue III


If you’re a fan of Shenmue then nothing needs to be said for the inclusion of the upcoming third game on this list. Fans of the series have been waiting nearly two decades for a follow-up to the second game, and in just a couple of months that will finally be delivered to them. Brought to life thanks to an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, the game continues the adventure of protagonist Ryo Hazuki as he hunts down his father’s killer. Shenmue III will launch for PS4 and PC on November 19th.

DOOM Eternal


id Software’s DOOM 2016 was one of the best FPS games to come along in years, so it’s a no-brainer that the follow-up would be on this list. Eternal is set to offer yet another intense FPS campaign for players to plunge into, while also offering a multiplayer component that greatly improves upon the last game’s underwhelming multiplayer mode. There will also be twice as many demon types than there was in the last game, meaning that the chaos level just got that much higher. DOOM Eternal launches for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC on November 22nd.

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5 Most Exciting Announcements From The Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference




Microsoft E3 2019

Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference has officially come to an end, and with it came plenty of big announcements to get excited about. Some new games were announced, whereas previously-announced games got new footage and/or release dates. In this article we’ve narrowed it all down to the 5 most exciting announcements.

New Xbox “Project Scarlett” Coming Holiday 2020

We’ve known for a while now that a new Xbox was in the works, but now we know when to expect it. Microsoft’s fourth console (which hopefully has a better official name than Xbox One did) will be a big step up from the previous console. Things like much faster load times, an AMD Processor that is four times more powerful than the Xbox One X, 8K Resolution and 120 FPS were all mentioned. A price and exact release date weren’t mentioned. It will also be launching with…

Halo Infinite Coming Holiday 2020, Launching On Both Xbox One and Project Scarlett

The wait for the next Halo game has been longer than ever before for series fans, and the announcement at E3 revealed that the wait will continue. Halo Infinite will not be launching until Holiday 2020, meaning it will have been 5 years since the previous game released with Halo 5. It will also be launching on Xbox One and Project Scarlett, meaning the new console will have a big launch title for fans to get pumped about.

Cyberpunk 2077 Coming April 2020, Stars Keanu Reeves

It’s hard to pick a game that people have been more excited about than Cyberpunk 2077, and after Microsoft’s press conference we’re even more excited. Not only is it coming in April of next year, but Keanu Reeves himself will be playing a “key” role in the game. Everything shown from the game has looked great so far, so hopefully it all pans out and we have another classic from CD Projekt RED come April 2020.

FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin Collaboration Elden Ring Announced

This one was actually leaked prior to the presentation, but Dark Souls developer FromSoftware and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin are collaborating on a new game. The game is called Elden Ring, and it will be a departure from the developer’s most recent games as it will be open world. Very little information on the game is known at this point, as it is still in the early stages of development.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Coming West

It took a very long time, but the popular MMORPG is finally coming west. The game is coming to Xbox One in a free-to-play form in Spring 2020, so the wait won’t be that much longer. “There will be no limitations on game experiences,”says Sega, because they want to “provide all players with a fair and exciting experience.”

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