Gamers In Beta Podcast 106: E3 2015 Wrap Up

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It’s E3 Week and we couldn’t be more excited by some of the news that came out of this year’s press conferences. Certainly Microsoft had some really big news with backwards compatibility, their new elite controller, Game Preview, and more. But at the end of the day, we’re gamers and it’s the games that matter the most. We saw some wonderful titles like Gears 4, Recore, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and well I could go on and on. Our standouts had to be DOOM, Uncharted 4, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and of course Fallout 4. We had a great time talking about all these games and news, hopefully you will enjoy listening to it as well.

E3:
Bethesda Press Conference
DOOM (Demons, Big F’n Guns, and Fast movement), Arena based MP, Snapmap
Fallout 4 (Pip-Boy collection, PC Mods will come to consoles (Xbox One First) )
play as female, sculpt character to create look/feel
dynamic world, go and do what you want
Fallout Shelter out now on ios/android (create your own vault)
crafting system (endless ideas, all items have a purpose)
November 10 2015
Bethesda.net (serious run at Blizzard)
Dishonored 2 (choose between Male or Female lead)
Dishonored Definitive Edition (all dlc)
Elder Scrolls Legends (strategy card game)

Xbox Press Conference
– Backwards compatibility (preview members only for now, small run of games to start)
– Halo 5 Warzone 12v12 (4x the size of previous maps, going for the BF crowd?)
– New IP Recore – what is it?
– Elite Controller $150 (http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/16/8789001/watch-someone-strip-down-and-reassemble-xbox-ones-elite-controller)
– Game Preview (aka Early Access)
– Gears of War Ultimate Edition 8.25.15 (pricing?) Beta is live
– EA Access, still don’t get the value if you already own the games
– Tacoma (from Gone Home devs – first on PC/XB1)
– Rare collection: 30 games for $30 plus new IP: Sea of Thieves
– Valve VR, Oculus, and HoloLens

Sony Press Conference
– The Last Guardian
– Shenmue 3 (exclusive to PS4/PC)
– FFVII – First to PS4 (remake)
– Guerrilla Games: Horizon Zero Dawn (Hunters vs the Machines – action combat RPG)
– SFV – Exclusive to PS4, including the Beta on July 23
– No Man’s Sky Gameplay
– Media Molecule: Dreams
– Destiny: The Taken King ($40) Destiny Legends for $60
– Morpheus – very lil mention of it (game called Riggs)
– Playstation Vue a la carte TV (now in SF and LA) – PS Plus members get discounts
– COD now first on PlayStation 4
– Disney Infinity 3.0 to include Twilight of the Republic (clone wars 1-3) and Rise Against the Empire (month later)
– Uncharted 4 – Vehicle play

EA Presser
– Mass Effect Andromeda
– Need for Speed (inspired by Rivals and Most Wanted) – November 3
– Old Republic (Free Expansion: Knights of the Fallen Empire)
– Unravel – featuring Yarny (puzzle platformer)
– PvZ:GW2 – first on XB1?
– Battlefront MP from 8 players to 40 players, out Nov 17 – Missions (solo, offline, online co-op or couch co-op)

Ubisoft Presser
– South Park: The Fractured But Whole (moved to South Park)
– For Honor – Melee Combat (the art of battle)
– Trials Expansion Pack – Awesome Level Max out July 14 (Unicorns and Cats??)
– The Division – Exclusive Xbox One Beta if you pre-order, but Betas coming to every platform (the Dark Zone) work with or turn against, out March 8, 2016
– Rainbow Six Siege (10.13.15) comes free w/RBW 1 and 2 – Terrorhunt is back, play solo or with up to 4 people, Beta on September 24
– AC: Syndicate (not much info)
– Ghost Recon Wildlands – Open world Ghost Recon

Nintendo Presser
– Super Mario Maker out Sept 11
– Yoshi’s Woolly World out October 16
– Xenoblade Chronicles out Dec 4
– Amiibo/Skylander mashup
http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/16/8789601/skylanders-superchargers-amiibo-nintendo
– Star Fox Zero out this Holiday for the Wii U

Square Enix Presser
– Just Cause 3 out Dec 1 – over 400k square miles to explore (open world)
– Tomb Raider – emphasis on putting the tombs back in Tomb Raider, mobile title on the way called Lara Croft Go
– Kingdom Hearts 3 in development for XB1/PS4 – No Release Date
– Nier 2 in development by Platinum Games, no release date
– Hitman out Dec 8 – some contracts are limited, less than 48hrs
– Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – takes place 2yrs after HR – 2016 XB1/PS4
– New RPG: Project Setsuna out 2016

YouTube gaming:
http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-youtube-built-for-gamers.html?m=1

Oculus Rift consumer details revealed, minus the price
http://www.pcgamer.com/oculus-rift-consumer-version-revealed/

NEWS:
PC/WiiU/Multi-platform:
Transformers: Devastation leaked before E3
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/06/13/rumor-possible-g1-inspired-transformers-devastation-game-leaked.aspx

Sword Coast Legends announced for consoles/PC
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-one-and-ps4-getting-new-dungeons-dragons-rpg/1100-6427926/

Shadow Warrior 2 coming in 2016, 4 players co-op
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/06/11/shadow-warrior-2-coming-to-ps4-next-year/

Darksiders 2 collection officially confirmed, 3 is being worked on as well
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/06/11/darksiders-still-an-active-project-more-games-under-consideration-.aspx

He-Man and GI JOE confirmed for Toy Soldiers War Chest
http://www.gameinformer.com/games/toy_soldiers_war_chest/b/pc/archive/2015/06/10/he-man-and-g-i-joe-armies-coming-to-toy-soldiers-war-chest-this-summer.aspx

ZAT to release as a physical game on July 21

Playstation:
New PlayStation Media player
http://www.polygon.com/e3-2015/2015/6/15/8786985/playstation-4-media-player-released

Ratchet & Clank reimagined for PS4
http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/10/8759787/ratchet-clank-ps4-first-trailer

Tearaway Unfolded headed to PS4 on September 8
http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/12/8771817/tearaway-unfolded-ps4-release-date

Everyone’s Gone to Rapture releasing on August 11
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-exclusive-everybody-s-gone-to-the-rapture-gets/1100-6428000/

Xbox:
343 Corrects itself, XBL Gold is required for co-op
http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/10/8762827/halo-5-xbox-live-gold-co-op-campaign

Street Fighter V not coming to XB1
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-will-never-get-a-version-of-street-fighter-5-/1100-6427987/

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