This is the second interactive trailer/demo we’ve seen for a game this week following the release of Dishonored’s ‘Daring Escapes’ gameplay trailer on Thursday. These interactive trailers are awfully good at giving two or more perspectives on how to do missions in the games they’re showcasing. This time it’s the turn of EA who have released an extended video of the Crysis 3 demo shown at this year’s E3. You have the choice to take on the mission in either Stealth or Armour mode. Continue Reading
Bethesda have released the walkthrough for ‘The Golden Cat’ mission in Dishonored which was shown off at this years E3. In the two videos after the break Co-Creative Directors Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith guide you through two different playthroughs. The first video shows off a stealthier appraoch to assasinating The Pendleton Brothers and the second shows off a more direct, action-orientated style of play. At the end of the second video you can also see the player take on the Tallboys in a fight in ‘The Flooded District’. Continue Reading
Remember when I said Carrier Command: Gaea Mission was one to keep an eye one? Well now the E3 demonstration video is available to view. All 11 minutes and 25 seconds of it are embedded after the jump for your pleasure.
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) have released the PlanetSide 2 theatre presentation shown at E3 for everyone to see. The presentation showcases the main features of the game, starting off with the game’s factions (Terran Republic, the New Conglomerate and the Vanu Sovereignty) by giving us a little background on their design, weapons etc as well as giving us a taster for some of the game’s classes and vehicles. There will be an insane amount of customisation available, allowing you to adapt your weapons and vehicles to your play style. Continue Reading
“Today, it’s all about the Xbox 360, the only device that brings together all your entertainment all in one place,” said Don Mattrick, president of Interactive Entertainment, but what good is this for Gamers?
The last few E3 expos have been, arguably, a little disappointing. The focus for Xbox has been Kinect and now the newly announced SmartGlass. These are to improve the system’s entertainment experience, appealing more to families and amateurs rather than the hardcore gamers among us.
Fifa 13 will have voice-recognition using Xbox Kinect, allowing you to make substitutions and change tactics without stopping the gameplay.
Kinect will also pick up your reactions to the ref, including swearing. Commentators will say things like: “the ref didn’t deserve that.”
Madden NFL will also recognise your voice, allowing you to direct the game and command your team mates as you play.
While this may be a bit restrictive, with the focus being very much on Kinect, there is the potential for even more immersion when you don’t have to stop the game just to make silly changes, like a sub. The update to Skyrim is an example of this, allowing you to use dragon shouts with Kinect.
According to the Verge website, Microsoft is currently testing the new browser, which will use a modified version IE9 and will make use of Kinect gestures and voice controls.
There already is an online search function – Bing for Xbox – but that isn’t the same as browsing the internet, and, to be honest, it’s about time the Xbox had a proper web browser.
At CES Kaz Hirai of Sony stated that there would be no Playstation 4 at this year’s E3 stating “I’ve always said a 10-year life cycle of the Ps3 and there is no reason to go away from that”. Is Sony living in the PS2 days where they couldn’t be stopped no matter what or do they have something else up their sleeve? Well according to Gaikai, a cloud based gaming service, they claim that “there won’t be another generation of systems and that will be the biggest news of E3”. This shouldn’t be taken too seriously as this seems more like a fantasy than a realistic prediction.