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E3

  • Rare Planning to Reveal New Game at E3

    rare new game e3Everybody's interest for Rare died out a little bit when they were hired to make Kinect games for the Xbox 360, but as soon as they're given a bit more creative freedom again I'm sure the world will be looking their way.

    Let's hope that's the case with this year's E3 expo, because according to Rare's studio creative director, Simon Woodroffe, "E3 will tell the world what Gregg Mayles new project is about."

    As you can imagine, Simon couldn't go too far into details about the upcoming game and he made sure he didn't give too much away. Simon did however Tweet the following:

    "All I can give here is a quote from the man himself, 'This is more fun than anything we've ever done.'"

    Both Simon Woodroffe and Gregg Mayles have been responsible for putting their hearts into games like Donkey Kong Country and Viva Pinata and those were definitely some very fun games. If Rare is suggesting that their next game is going to be more fun than anything they've ever done, then that suggests that we could be in for a very nice surprise.

    There are so many different IP under Rare's control and their creative freedom always gives them the opportunity to create completely new experience as well. At this point I really couldn't even guess what to expect from Rare. All I can say is bring on E3 - This year's event is going to be insane.

  • Star Wars Battlefront Release Date Announced

    star wars battlefrontA whole bunch of new information about Star Wars Battlefront has been revealed by DICE, including details about when the game is going to be released. So far, we have yet to see any true in-game footage, but a very impressive in-engine trailer was released alongside the information that DICE has shared.

    First thing's first, the release date for Star Wars Battlefront has been set for an unspecified day in November. The new Battlefront game will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC when it releases.

    DICE also revealed that Battlefront will run at 60 frames per second and all local game modes will support split screen play. Unfortunately there will be no split screen support for online modes. The local mode that will support split screen play is called Missions and this is a game mode that puts human players against a team of bots. Similarly to Titanfall, Star Wars Battlefront will not have any singleplayer campaign so the Missions mode will be the only option players will have for playing offline.

    Whilst DICE didn't say exactly how many maps will be available, they did state that Star Wars Battlefront will have more than 8 maps at launch, which suggests that more may come in the future as DLC. There will be four planets at launch and there will be at least two different maps per planet.

    Hopefully we'll learn more about Star Wars Battlefront at E3 later this year.

  • No Solo Campaign in Battlefront

    solo campaign battlefrontThere is a very large pool of gamers that are getting hyped up for the launch of Star Wars: Battlefront. Whilst EA and DICE have managed to impress most audiences so far, there is one area of Battlefront that will be completely missing and this may disappoint some gamers who prefer a more solo experience.

    Even though there will be some local co-op options for players and you will be able to connect to some content in Star Wars: Battlefront whilst offline, there will be no solo campaign in the game. Unlike previous Star Wars Battlefront titles, this means that players will be limited to playing the multiplayer mode or playing the Missions mode against AI opponents.

    The Missions mode gives players the opportunity to team up locally on one single console, but we're assuming that you'll also be able to play Missions on your own. The name Missions makes the mode sound a lot more interesting, but it's basically just a player Vs AI equivalent of the online multiplayer modes.

    The Missions mode can be completed online as well, and they are simply described as a series of objectives players can complete across different locations. This approach is very similar to the route Respawn Entertainment took with Titanfall.

    The lack of solo campaign isn't inherently a bad thing, but I really hope that the multiplayer is captivating to keep us coming back again and again. We'll have to wait till E3 for our next taste of Battlefront. Hopefully we'll see some gameplay at E3 considering Battlefront is now set to release this November.

  • "No One is Gonna be Disappointed" with Forza 6, Coming this Holiday Season

    forza 6 release"No one is gonna be disappointed" is the exact words you’d expect to hear from a marketing manager, and it's exactly what XBOX EMEA social marketing manager Graeme Boyd said in a recent podcast over at Rectify Gaming in reference to Forza Motorsport 6. However, I think we do have enough reason to believe him.

    Whist Boyd wasn't kind enough to give up a release date for Forza 6, he did mention that "There will be lots of Forza news to come, and Turn 10 in particular is good at communicating with the community when they have stuff to talk about."

    Hopefully this means that leading up to the release of Forza 6, we'll see a lot of great content, including gameplay reveals, juicy high-res screenshots and more for us to feast our eyes upon. Even though Boyd did not mention a planned release date, in another podcast, Aaron Greenberg did list Forza among a variety of games that will be making it's way to the Xbox One this holiday season.

    It's certainly true that Xbox has a great lineup planned this year, and I absolutely cannot wait for some of the game expos, such as E3 to kick off so that we can get a great first hands look into what is to come from Xbox, and in particular, Xbox One this year.

    Forza Motorsport 5 was great. but I think Forza 6 will be better by a wide margin. Turn 10 have had a lot of spare time to work on the title since the launch of the Xbox One.

  • New Just Cause 3 Screenshots Shared

    just cause 3 screenshotsThere's not really all that much to get excited about when a publisher posts out more screenshots of an upcoming game we've already seen so many screenshots for, but Just Cause 3 is so diverse that these latest images are actually very interesting.

    In total, there have been seven new screenshots released by Square Enix. The first of which features Rico gliding over farmland as a farmer stands below, looking a bit shocked at what's happening above him. I really like this shot because it shows that the environment in Just Cause 3 will be just as luscious and 'alive' as we have expected it to be.

    In the next two screenshots, we see Rico causing havoc with a mini gun as everything around him burns to the ground. Four more shots show off Rico grappling onto vehicles and using the great grappling mechanics seen in previous Just Cause games being put to good use.

    I'm really excited to see where Just Cause 3 goes from here - we have all seen that is has the potential to be an absolute monster of an open world game, and previous titles in the franchise have already been impressive enough.

    We're hoping we'll finally see some gameplay footage of Just Cause 3 at E3 this year. Leading up to E3, it's likely we may see various more screenshots, but there's only so much still images we can take before we're bursting at the seams in anticipation of some real gameplay.

  • What is Happening at Bethesda's E3 Conference?

    bethesdas e3 conferenceRecently, Bethesda has revealed plans to hold a press conference at E3 in June, and by the sounds of it, it's going to be pretty big. But what could Bethesda be planning at their upcoming conference?

    The first conclusion that many people will jump to is the announcement of Fallout 4. Yes, this could be a possibility, and considering all of the hype surrounding the rumored game so far, it would make sense.

    The strange thing is that no matter how large a game Bethesda has announced, we've never seen a press conference as large as Bethesda is making their upcoming E3 conference to be.

    Whilst it is planned for E3, the actual conference will be happening a few days before all of the chaos of the gaming show. The event will take place on a Sunday, on June 14th.

    Before we straight up say it's most likely to be a Fallout 4 announcement, let's take a look at a few other things Bethesda could potentially show off. Firstly, the Doom reboot we've all been expecting for a long time still hasn't showed it's face - that's one possibility.

    If it's not Doom, Bethesda could release their upcoming free to play shooter BattleCry, but we doubt that game would receive a large press conference like the one planned for E3. A new venture into the Elder Scrolls universe could be a possibility too, but it would be odd for Bethesda to release a new Elder Scrolls game before Fallout 4. We'll let you know more as soon as we know more.

  • New The Division Trailer Shows Off Quick Gameplay Shots

    the division trailerA brand new trailer for The Division has just been released by Ubisoft, and it reveals a few things about the Xbox One version of the game, as well as showing a short glimpse at real gameplay footage.

    Firstly, the new trailer for Tom Clancy's The Division reveals that Ubisoft are planning to share details on the Xbox One version of the game for the first time at this year's Gamescom. On top of this, the trailer shows off a few off-screen glimpses of gameplay from the E3 demo for The Division.

    I'm very interested to learn more about Tom Clancy's: The Division, and hopefully Ubisoft will be willing to share a few details about the game at this year's Gamescom, which is under way this month.

    Whether Ubisoft will open up a real playable demo to visitors of Gamescom, or whether they'll keep gameplay to themselves is currently unknown, but I expect we'll be seeing some kind of Xbox One based gameplay footage very shortly at Gamescom.

    Tom Clancy's The Division is looking to be one of the most unique titles announced for the new gen, and many gamers are incredibly excited to see exactly what the game will consist of.

    So far, we know that The Division will be a "massive" multiplayer online third person shooter title that is based within a fragile, complex futuristic society that breaks down after a disease spreads through the US.

  • Halo 2 Campaign In Halo: the MCC Will Not Be 1080P

    halo 2 anniversary 1080pAt E3, Microsoft were very keen to introduce plenty of titles that will be playable in 1080P at a full, steady 60FPS, but it looks like new reports suggest this won't be entirely true. After rumors about a lack of 1080P support for Halo: The Master Chief Collection hit the web, 343 Industries' head, Frank O'Connor addressed the speculation.

    According to Frank O'Connor, all of the multiplayer segments of the Master Chief Collection, including Halo 2 and Halo 2 anniversary will run at 60FPS at a resolution of 1080P, but it is possible that the campaign of the Halo 2 anniversary will run at a different resolution.

    This resolution change will help ensure that the Halo 2 anniversary campaign runs at a solid 60 frames per second, as it seems 343 are having issues reaching a decent frame rate for the Master Collection segment on 1080P.

    These current resolution choices are not 100% final, though, and the current Halo 2 anniversary graphics are still work in progress, so it's possible that the 1080P resolution could be released for the anniversary campaign by the time the game collection has been released.

    Whilst it's a shame that the Halo 2 anniversary campaign may not be played at a 1080P resolution, I don't personally see it as anything to get mad over. The reasons why the 1080P resolution can't be reached on the Xbox One is unclear, but it sounds as if it is something to do with the new anniversary graphics, and if that is the case, it's very likely the standard Halo 2 graphics will still be displayed with a 1080P resolution.

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  • Crackdown 3 Trailer Shown Off at E3

    crackdown 3 trailerI think a lot of us purchased the original Crackdown just to get access to the Halo 3 beta, but despite this, I, along with many others, found the game to be very enjoyable. Crackdown 2 was not as well received as the first title was, but Microsoft may be able to redeem themselves, as they have just revealed plans to release Crackdown 3 for the Xbox One.

    At E3, Microsoft shared a reveal trailer for Crackdown 3, and it manages to perfectly capture the environments and experiences that the original Crackdown game was best known for. Dave Jones, the original creator for the Crackdown series will be at the head of the latest iteration in the franchise, so hopefully he'll be able to create an experience that will be enjoyable as the first game.

    Despite being the third game in the franchise, Crackdown 3 has simply been named "Crackdown." So far, no details have been given for the release date of the latest Crackdown game, so it's likely the title will have a 2015 release at the earliest. This E3 was a pretty decent one for Microsoft, and it won't be long before the Xbox One has a wide library of games to choose from. Let's just hope Crackdown has decent enough gameplay to make it a title worth owning. I personally have hopes for the new title, but we'll have to wait and see what Microsoft have in store for us.

  • Two New AAA Games Coming from Deep Silver This E3

    deep silver aaa gamesOver the last few years, Deep Silver have been kept busy. A lot of developers have gone to them for help with publishing, and they are now the publisher for many different development studios, including 4A Games, the development team behind Metro Last Light.

    This year, Deep Silver have plans to announced two brand new triple A titles, and details of these will be shared at E3. According to Forbes writer Jason Evangelho, Deep Silver will reveal "two unannounced AAA games," which has certainly got us at Evil Controllers curious.

    So far, we have no idea what the two new games from Deep Silver could be, and whether these new titles will be sequels to already existing franchises, or whether they will be completely new IP is currently unknown.

    Seeing as we haven't heard much about IP filings and the such, it's more likely that the new AAA games will be parts of existing franchises. This means we could expect to see a brand new Dead Island title, or perhaps a new Metro game.

    More interestingly, Volition Games now have the rights to make a new Saints Row title, which means we could even expect to see a brand new SR game under a fresh new face. At this point in time, it's all just speculation, but with E3 just around the corner, we really don't have that much waiting to do before we can get our hands on juicy new information from Deep Silver.

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