The Top Moments Of E3 2014 (Tech)

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It’s finally here, E3 2014! For those of you who don’t know what E3 is, what the hell? – Seriously though, it is the biggest gaming event in the world. Top companies like Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft and more do live presentations and show off demos of games they have been working on for years. Im not going to cover absolutely everything because you’d be sat here for days.

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Xbox

Sony 

Nintendo 

EA 

Ubisoft 

 Microsoft – XBOX

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If you don’t follow E3, let me speed you up, Microsoft’s 2013 event was the worst thing I, and millions, have ever seen. Millions of fans were heartbroken and disappointed by Microsft and Xbox. They even lost fans to Sony (Guilty). This year however they have made huge improvements.

Phil Spencer (Head of Microsoft’s Xbox) takes to the stage and introduces the Xbox event, before going on to thank customers for shaping Xbox after so many complaints from last year’s announcements. He then says he’s dedicating the entire event to games. Last year, they focused the Xbox around TV and how your Xbox will be your entertainment system. Worst thing they could have done. Terrible idea. It got to a point where, when they announced the Xbox One and prices, no one in the audience clapped and they got booed. Yeah, that’s how bad it was.

They open with ‘Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ and explained how they are having all the DLC (downloadable content) first again.

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

COD has been around for years now, god knows what number they are on now. They can never beat ‘Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’. Ever since this game, it has gone downhill and people who have been playing it from the start have started to move onto other FPS (First Person Shooter) games like ‘Battlefield’. This new COD, however, looks like it has great potential. It looks futuristic and with the new boost pack, it looks like the gameplay is going to be refreshing, especially online.

For more info click here.

Available: 4/11/14

Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 & PS3.

Forza

Dan Greenawalt from Turn 10 Studios hits the stage and talks about ‘Forza Motorsport’. He says almost every week, a million people are playing ‘Forza’. He announces the Nurburgring DLC, the most iconic race track in the world, is now available as a free add-on and it is at millimeter accuracy. If you have a Xbox One and Forza, what are you waiting for, start downloading it.

Ralph Fulton from Forza comes on and they announce ‘Forza Horizon 2’. It has dedicated servers, dramatic weather, open world freedom and it’s in 1080p.

For more info click here.

Available: 30/09/14

Only on Xbox

Sunset Overdrive

Ted Price from Insomniac Games talks about ‘Sunset Overdrive’. This game looks really cool. It reminds me of ‘Jet Set Radio’ except you have guns. It’s about an infected drink that humans drank and it mutated them. In the trailer the hero says that YOU are going to be the hero and save the world. It’s co-op up to 8 players.

For more info click here.

Available: 28/10/14

Only on Xbox

Project Spark

This seems interesting, you can create your own games…yeah, create your own games. What more can I say? The BETA is available to download now!

For more info click here.

Available: BETA

Only on Xbox

HALO

Bonnie Ross & Dan Ayoub from 343 studios talks about ‘HALO – The Master Chief Collection’. It’s ‘HALO’ 1, 2, 3 and 4 all on one disk with everything unlocked, so you can play any level at any time. You can even set up a playlist to play any level from any game in any order you want and it works seamlessly! They go on to confirm that the ‘HALO 2’ version in this amazing bundle is going to be ‘HALO 2’ anniversary. If you don’t know, the original ‘HALO’ hit its 10th year anniversary and 343 Studios has remastered it in HD. ‘HALO 2’s 10th year anniversary is this year. ‘HALO 2’ multiplayer is returning exactly how it shipped 10 years ago. The whole collection comes with 100 maps and ships with 4,000 gamer score. Not only this, all of the games run on there original engines all at 1080p at 60fps!!!!!!! FTW!!!! Not only this, they are including ‘HALO Nightfall’, which is a digital series that leads right up to ‘HALO 5’. NOT ONLY THIS, THEY WILL INCLUDE THE ‘HALO 5 GUARDIANS’ BETA!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah that’s right, ‘HALO’ is my favorite game. I remember when the original ‘HALO’ came out, I was 10!


For more info click here.

Available: 11/11 2014

Only on Xbox

Tom Clancy – The Division

Ryan Barnard from Massive talks about The Division. This is a Tom Clancy game. The classic ‘virus’ has gone around and now everyone is crazy and the world has collapsed. This is a futuristic TPS (Third Person Shooter). You are a squad in an open world.

For more info click here.

Available: 2015

Xbox One, PS4

Scale Bound

Hideki Kamiya from Platinum Games takes to the stage and announces ‘Scale Bound’. Not much was told about this game except for a trailer… which looked awesome!! Check it out.

Available: TBC

Only on Xbox

Crackdown

David Jones from Cloud Gine announces ‘Crackdown’.

Not much was said about the game except for a trailer.

Available – TBC

Only on Xbox

Other Xbox Announcements 

Super ultra dead rising, Dance central

Evolve, dragon age, Fable Legends, Project Spark, Ori, INSIDE, The Witcher 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider & PHANTOM DUST.

ID Games:

Aztez, Knight squad, Plague evolve, Whit night, Earthlock, Cuphead, Drifter, Lifeless planet, Slash dash, Fru, Lovers in a dangerous space-time, Mighty 9, Grave, Threes, Fenix Rage, Woolfe, Idarv, Hellraid & Below.

For full details please visit the Xbox website.

Sony – Playstation 

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Sony’s 2013 event was amazing, they had the crowed whooping and everything they announced was just great. I’m saying this, and I hated Sony, I never even owned a single PlayStation item. Until I bought a PSVITA and PS4. I was a hardcore Xbox fan boy. But I made the switch, since Microsoft tried to screw me over last year with their event.

Let’s see what Sony have to offer this year!

Destiny

They opened strongly with ‘Destiny’. Andrew House (CEO of Sony Entertainment) talks about the PS4 and ‘Destiny’ and how PlayStation is the better console and how ‘Destiny’ will be better on PS4. He said, ‘They will be the first and the best’. What they mean is, they will get DLC first and betas first. 17/7/14 is when the beta is available and if you can’t wait for that, this Thursday 11/6/14, you can play the first look alpha. This is exclusively for ALL PlayStation users. Also, a exclusive ’Destiny’ PlayStation (in white with 500GB storage, controller and 30-day PS plus) bundle will be available on 9/9/14 when the game is released. Not only this, on the release of the game, they will have exclusive DLC.

For more info click here.

Available: 9/9/14

PS4, XBOX ONE, PC

The Order 1886

Nothing was explained, only a CGI trailer was shown… I mean THE ACTUAL GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE THEY SHOWED WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXCLAMATION MARK!!

Have a look.

For more info click here.

Available: 20/2/15

ONLY ON PS4

Little Big Planet 3

Pete Smith and three others was demoing a co-op session of LBP3.

Sack boy is the main face of ‘Little Big Planet’ but now there are new companions, Odd sock. Odd sock is essentially a dog. Also joining the team is Swoop, a bird and Toggle, a heavy type of character, strong and it has the ability to turn small. You can also play all the levels that players have created from LBP 1 & 2.

For more info click here.

Available: TBC

Only on PS4

No Man’s Sky 

Sean Murray from Hello Games announces ‘No Man’s Sky’.

This game is insane. What they showed was a person on a planet surrounded by creatures getting into a spaceship and flying off the planet into space, having a mini battle in space and then landing on a completely different planet. I’ve never known a game where you can leave a planet freely and fly into space, roam around until you can find another planet to land on. Simply amazing.

They have literally created a universe. He stated it’s an ‘infinite universe that everyone can share’ and went on to say, ‘we’re going to start every single player on a different planet. No two people will have the same experience’… My mind is absolutely blown if this is the case. He said, ‘The world is infinite, and we don’t even know what’s out there. Every player who picks up a pad and starts playing will help us know what out there’. Seriously just watch this, I’m absolutely speechless.

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Available: TBC

Coming to PS4 first.

Mortal Kombat X

A new instalment to the classic fighting game ‘Mortal Kombat’.

Check out the trailer.

For more info click here.

GTA V

A remastered version of ‘GTA V’ is coming to the PS4. The cool thing about it is, you can import your online data from your current version on the game (if you got it) and continue on this new version…. This works if you have the Xbox 360 version as well! Pheeew, lucky for me!

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Available: This fall

PS4, Xbox One & PC

Batman Arkham Nights

JUST WATCH THE GAME PLAY FOOTAGE!!!!

For more info click here.

Available: TBC

Uncharted 4

Before Sony finished up, their was one last announcement, ‘Uncharted 4’.

Check out the trailer

For more info click here

Available: TBC

Only on PS4.

Andrew House spoke about lots of little things. He started talking about the PS4 hardware, he took the mickey out of Xbox, saying that the PlayStation camera was sold separately from the start. For those who don’t know, Xbox forced its users to buy an Xbox One with a Kinnect, and have since removed it from the box and is now trying to sell the Xbox cheaper at the same price as the PlayStation. He then talks about ‘Project Morpheus’. Which is basically a PlayStation version of ‘Oculus Rift’.

They are also brining the YouTube app to PS4 and you will be able to share content directly with to your Youtube account. 25 Free games are coming to PSN. Also PS Now will open for BETA on 31/7/14 for US and Canadian users. PS Now is where you can stream FULL games. Sony even said, if you don’t own a PlayStation console, if you own a Sony smart TV, all you need to do is buy a PlayStation controller and you can stream it directly from your TV.

PlayStation TV is coming soon as well. This will allow you to play your PS4 games on a different TV in your house. You can stream music and lots of other cool things.

Ratchet and clank the movie is coming.

Scott Rohde from Entertainment America announced DLC for ‘Infamous Second Son’. You don’t even have to have the game in order to play it. If you do own the game, you will get extra content.

For more information check out the PlayStation website.

Other game sony announced:

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Last of Us PS4 edition, Disney Infinity, Magicka 2, Grim Fandango, Broforce, Titan Souls, Not a Hero, Hotline Miami, Blood Borne, Croteam, The T.A.L.O.S Principle, Let it die & ABZU.

PS VITA – Over 100 games are in development, here are some of the games:

Tail of hearts R, Child Of Light, Borderlands & Minecraft.

Nintendo

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Nintendo digital event

Nintendo started off with an awesome live action ‘Smash Bros’ fight video. Satoru Iwata vs Reggie Fils-Aime, two of the key people at Nintendo. Then it then slickly showed footage of the upcoming ‘Smash Bros’ game.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS

You can now fight with your Mii character. There are three different versions: Mii Brawler, Mii Sword fighters and Mii Gunners. You can pick four specials out of 12 options and you can add as many Mii characters as you want. They also announced a new playable character, Palutena Alights from Kid Icarus.

For more info click here

Available: 3DS 3/10/14, Wii U – this holiday

Only on Nintendo Wii U & 3DS

Amiibo

This is essentially a little toy that comes to life when placed on the Wii U pad. It works exactly like the ‘Skylanders’ toy/game. When you touch an ‘Amiibo’  figure onto the Wii U pad, the figures data will merge into your game. You can use it in the new ‘Smash Bros’ game and the character will appear in the game and you can use them to fight.

For more info click here

Available: this holiday

Only on Nintendo Wii U

Yoshi’s Wooly World

A new Yoshi game made out of yarn fabric. It’s visually stunning. It’s also co-op.

For more info click here

Available: This holiday

Only on Nintendo Wii U

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 

Toad has his own game! Woo Hoo. Toad has been my character on every single ‘Mario Kart’. It looks to be a mix between ‘Luigi’s Mansion’ and ‘Super Mario 3D World’. I’m looking forward to it.

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Available: TBC

Only on Nintendo Wii U

 

The Legend Of Zelda

Zelda just turned into an open world game!!!! Not much else was told about the game except from Nintendo not being able to make an open world Zelda game work. They didn’t show much in the clip, but I cannot wait for this game!!!

For more info click here

Available: TBC

Only on Nintendo Wii U

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

A remake of the original ‘Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire’ game was shown. It looks great and it has been done in the same style as Pokémon X &Y.

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Available: TBC

Only on Nintendo 3DS

Mario Maker

Nintendo have just allowed you to build your own Mario platform levels! You can play it in the classic retro look or the modern 3D Mario look. Check it out.

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Available: TBC

Only on Nintendo Wii U

Splatoon

This seems like a really cool concept. You shoot ink on floors and walls and once you have marked your territory, you can transform into a squid and swim under the ink you have sprayed. The ink also acts as your gun. The enemy can ink over your territory and stop you from swimming and will slow you down once your in there ink. This could be a really fun game. On the mini map, you can see where your opponent has ‘inked’ and where they are, and this is all in real time. So you can see exactly what your enemies are doing. This can be really good for strategies. Also if your teammate is on the other side of the Mini map and needs your help, you can click on there icon and you will jump across the map to help them out. Literally, you jump across the map.

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Available: TBC

Only on Nintendo Wii U

Other announced games:

Bayoneta 1 & 2, Kirby, Xenoblade Chronicles X & Hyrule Warriors

Electronic Arts – EA

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Check out the EA website.

Ubisoft 

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Check out the Ubisoft website.