Geekenstein’s Day One coverage of E3 2014 starts now! All day we will be liveblogging the announcements and gaffes, the new trailers all the way to Call of Duty, everything as it happens. All in real time, all for you. Let’s begin.
This has been Geekenstein’s E3 Conference Liveblog! We’ll talk about all these announcements and everything else for the show on a special E3 Edition of Nuts and Bolts recording this Saturday. Thanks for following along!
Yup, it was certainly exciting. Nintendo is over the tipping point for me, I’m interested in their system again.
Well, that was Nintendo. Really solid showing of games, especially emphasizing Wii U. Looking forward to more announcements throughout the week.
I’m not questioning any of the character choices for Smash Bros, but I can’t think of a single person who was asking for Palutena to be playable.
Seems like Nintendo is going to be announcing stuff all throughout the show like usual.
Splatoon’s coming in 2015. Reggie says that’s all? C’mon Nintendo, there needs to be Metroid.
This game actually looks pretty creative. I just can’t see it being very successful. I really hope I’m wrong because multiplayer games could use more than deathmatch modes.
Splatoon, a new online multiplayer paintball game with Squid Kids. Looks good, but I really thought it was going to be Sunshine HD.
OK. I’m definitely getting a Wii U now. Between Mario Maker and Kirby Canvas Curse and an excuse to buy toys. That is worth $200
Alright, so Mario Maker is real and has tools for both “retro” and “new” style levels. Coming 2015.
X is now Xenoblade Chronicles X, coming 2015. Wonder how they can justify this being in the same universe?
KIRBY :D Canvas Curse was great.
Huh. A new Kirby Canvas Curse for 2015. Okay, I can get behind that.
Hyrule Warriors releases September 26, 2014. Happy birthday to me!
I’m actually really excited for Hyrule Warriors. And it looks like playable Midna and Zelda have been confirmed.
Bayonetta 2 coming October 2014. Apparently comes packaged with the original game and you can wear Samus and Link clothes.
Another November, another 4 months of me playing Pokemon
Bayonetta 2 starring British Liz Lemon.
November 21, 2014 for the Ruby and Sapphire 3DS remakes.
New Link design: Blue exercise shirt and long, flowing, golden locks.
Zelda Wii U coming 2015 and that’s all I can type because my fingers are shaking and I’m hyperventilating.
Woah. Woah. Woah. Pretty. So so pretty. Zelda on Wii U claims to have free exploration in an open world.
So Toad gets his own game, but Waluigi is still trapped in Tennis and Kart Racing.
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker coming Holiday 2014. Those parts were easily the best in 3D World, so I’m wiggling in my jibblies.
Captain Toad! Standalone title or DLC for 3D World? Let’s find out!
So Yoshi’s Wooly World look visually amazing, but Yoshi’s Island kind of sucks, so I’m not sure how interested I am.
Yoshi’s Wooly World is a great name for a video game.
Yoshi’s Wooly World coming 2015.
DICE sent people to Star Wars film locations for research. Nintendo made their devs knit Yoshi dolls.
This Yoshi game is actually starting to look like a worthy successor to Yoshi’s Island. Also proving that beautiful art trumps graphical horsepower any day.
Wait, I have to buy a Wii U, and a copy of Disney Infinity for it? Sigh
Ah, excuse me: “Yoshi’s Wooly World,” which is somehow an even more adorable title.
Yoshi’s Epic Yarn? Please please please.
I’m kind of super excited about that. This is what has been missing from Wii U for me. A digital hat substitute I can collect.
I think Reggie’s human disguise is falling off and unveiling the sentient meat slab underneath.
amiibo is coming to Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros! Get excited or unexcited accordingly.
I don’t even question the names they come up with anymore. They could call it “Fungus Patties” and I wouldn’t blink an eye.
Ice-T Pours It ON!
NFC toys are now called “amiibo.”
So Smash Bros still looks great and I refuse to get really excited for it. This is your fault internet.
October 3, 2014 for Smash Bros 3DS, “Holiday 2014” for Wii U.
“Don’t like the characters we put in? Make your own!” Starting to sound like the Conker “announcement” yesterday.
Miis have three varieties: Brawler, Gunner, and Swordfighter. 36 special moves in total.
Ah yes, forgive me.
Hey Christian, that’s not claymation, it’s Robot Chicken.
Looks like Miis are playable in Smash Bros… the dream of Reggie in Smash is actually real?
Looks like I’m a few minutes behind :p Ah well.
So, no new Mario today. But we do have an incredible Mortal Kombat-esque fight sequence between Iwata and Reggie.
Claymation Reggie? Claymation Link and Toon Link? This is wonderful!
And I’ll be here in the corner hoping that there is an F-Zero game somewhere in there.
We’re only a few minutes away from Nintendo’s Digital Event! Bandwidth permitting, I’ll be walking you through all the news as it hits.
I will not be reading the leaks in order to provide a fresh take on the showcase. This is on-the-spot enthusiasm, folks!
Also, if you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t go on Twitter until after the conference is over. It’s ALL OVER social media.
SPOILERS: Several Nintendo Projects were leaked out by TIME this morning. So if you can’t wait, here’s the link. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=834686
Good morning E3 enthusiasts! Nintendo starts in just over an hour and will be hosted by Christian Mincks.
I’ll be on this page in the morning for Nintendo, but for now, That Was E3. I really want to play Far Cry 4.
Sony is over. A great showing with more gameplay and revels than anyone else today. Great conference.
Uncharted 4 in 2015.
Full title is Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. “One Last Time” for this franchise.
Uncharted 4. No Last Guardian after all.
Scarecrow looks GREAT.
That shot of the open world Gotham City looks pretty great.
Batman Arkham Knight on now.
That dude just said Xbox on the Sony stage.
GTA 5 Next Gen on now. You knew that was coming.
Metal Gear Solid V Trailer. Same thing they leaked out this morning.
Last of Us HD is out next month.
The Last of Us on PS4. With a spoiler filled trailer. That’s… weird.
Ratchet and Clank HD will be the movie licensed game for the movie.
Ratchet and Clank is a Movie. I’m kind bored now
Brian Michael Bendis now on stage.
Sony is making Powers, a graphic novel based TV show that will be exclusive to Playstation.
These fatalities look GREAT.
Looking good. Looks like they added some Injustice tweaks to it, and the new characters look great.
Mortal Kombat X up now.
Playstation Vita TV coming out for $99. Still a great price.
Playstation Vita TV is coming to the US. I’ve been waiting for this!
Playstation Now Beta will be up on July 31st.
Montage of F2P nonsense on now.
Project Morpheus demos are on the floor at E3.
No Man’s Sky looks really great. Top 5 games I’ve seen today.
My Internet is eating a dick, so I’m out. But Sony and Microsoft are neck and neck as far as I’m concerned. Both have strengths, both have weaknesses, and both will have EA Sports titles. It’s going to be a good year to watch most of these slip back into next year.
This video game is made by the same people that did Joe Danger. Just thought that was worth posting.
These planets and wildlife are supposedly procedurally generated, so every player can discover new wildlife.
No Man’s Sky. Finally.
Abzu, from the makers of Journey.
I have to say, Sony is flexing their muscles. Most of the Xbox stuff was known or 3rd Party. Most of the Sony stuff so far have been announcements or gameplay trailers.
Suda game is called Let It Die. Looks interesting. Great logo.
Best logo ever.
Broforce actually looks amazing.
Suda 51 game coming exclusive to PS4
Shut up Dustin. Broforce is amazing.
Bad bro jokes, bro.
Devolver Digital’s entire lineup is pretty great on PC.
It is going to be a good year to be a human being who enjoys playing them video games.
Devolver Showcase now. BROFORCE AT E3 :D
Tim was quick to post on Twitter that other platforms are coming for Grim Fandango HD. PC should be assumed.
That is a hell of a megaton
Grim Fandango HD is coming to Playstation.
GRIM FUCKING FANDANGO HD REMAKE
Oh man. Here we go. Double Fine.
Magicka 2 coming to Playstation (and I assume PC)
NOT THE CAT
Sony announces a partnership with Paradox, the creators of a bunch of strategy games and Magika.
Report coming in that Sumo Digital, makers of Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing, is making Little Big Planet 3.
Exclusive Physical DLC. That’s something else.
Disney Infinity! Where the fuck is David?!
Battlefield Hardline is still a Battlefield 4 Expansion Pack.
Battlefield Hardline trailer up now
Last Of Us + Diablo 3. On Playstation. Weird.
Dead Island 2: Forget Riptide was a thing! Also, I’m pretty sure that’s Jack Black in there.
Dead Island 2, potentially starring Jack Black.
Dead Island is good at making CG Trailers
This zombie game as a cool CG teaser trailer.
Dead Island of some sort on now.
Are we sharing letters from fans? From the internet? This isn’t going to end well…
Gamers on your friends list will be able to join you even if they don’t own the game on Playstation.
What? Friends can join and play without owning the game? The fuck does that mean?
THIS IS A FUCKING VIDEO GAME GUYS.
And now Co-Op.
Wingsuits, Vehicle take downs in first person, shooting while driving. Everything looks all set for an amazing Blood Dragon sequel.
That’s one hell of a large environment! Look at all those elephants I’m going to strap C4 to!
This game looks GREAT.
Far Cry 4 Game of the Year
Graphics look great on these environments.
Weaponized Animals is a great phrase.
Far Cry 4 now. Something is coming. Enough to hold back a magazine cover.
Bloodborne is out in 2015.
And now back to Far Cry 4!
Another great transition as well. From Little Big Planet to the fourth beheaded man of the night.
Bloodborne is a really cool name for a video game.
Bloodborne is up now. More new IP. Project Beast no more
New IP get!
Little Big Planet 3 will support all other Little Big Planet levels.
I don’t know who the hell is making this. The transitions have been horrid.
Little Big Planet is coming out in November.
So this might NOT be Mediamolecule?
I read that as “Our Biggest Handicapped Adventure” and didn’t even do a double take.
The fake stage laughing is getting to me.
I feel like I’m watching old people try to make a call on a smart phone in 1999.
Still waiting for Sackboy to have his hamburger stolen by his personal Hamburglar.
Sackboy suddenly has as many friends as Sonic The Hedgehog
Sackboy also has a Grimace
Sackboy has a Yoshi.
Sackboy is psyched as ever.
Media Molecule lied. Little Big Planet 3 coming now.
Suddenly Little Big Planet 3
Standalone Infamous: Second Son DLC featuring Fetch, the kinky neon sexy druggie from the main game.
Infamous First Light. Out in August.
Infamous Second Son DLC now.
Because it worked out so well for the Sega Saturn!
Entwined is Sega Saturned. Available now for $10 and its Cross Buy on Vita
Time to hop over on Giant Bomb then.
Entwined has one stick for each character like Brothers. Hmm
Giant Bomb/Gamespot is running great Dustin.
Up next: Entwined
Spike’s stream is choppy as fuck on GameTrailer’s. Constantly buffering… and I’m not even using dailup today!
That jumping in and out of cutscenes looks pretty good.
People in the Sony Theater Experience seem to be complaining up and down about poor visuals on Twitter.
Also, Hello Zombies.
That is a weird candle/lantern hybrid that guy is holding.
The Order up now.
White Playstation 4 Bundle coming with Destiny on September 9th
Destiny Beta comes July 17th on Playstation consoles
I really wish I was excited for Destiny.
Destiny is shaping up to be the best Halo game yet.
Hi Guilty Spark.
Looks like we’re starting off with Destiny.
And it begins!
Ominous music. Here we go!
Sony’s tardiness is why Clash of Clans exists.
Greatness Awaits! #SonyatE3 #YesEveryYear
There was some strong hints on the Spike stream earlier that The Last Guardian will be here in some capacity. My money is on a Farmville inspired social game.
Sony is now officially late. As usual. We’ll start as soon as they do!
Xbox usually has their shit together with live streaming apps, but they’ve always done better online stuff.
In most cases, this is why I ignore apps and just go straight to the source to save myself the headache. I was naive in thinking that things would be different this generation.
LOL. That sounds like every experience I’ve had with apps on Sony platforms.
Using the E3 app, I just clicked the video icon and it redirected me to a website that requires me to input my date of birth and watch through the browser. What the fuck was the point of the app?
Of course, you can’t forget about the elephant in the room. If they don’t show some evidence of The Last Guardian tonight, there will be a lot of angry fans in the morning.
That sounds like a nightmare Dustin.
More sure bets include The Order, Uncharted, perhaps Project Beast?
The E3 app on the PS4 is gimmicky as all hell. I can earn rewards redeemable on a Sony Rewards credit card! Coupled with the repeating stock clips of audience chatter (complete with smoker’s cough), they have a lot to answer for.
Rumors now popping up about Double Fine showing up at Sony’s press conference. Psychonauts 2 perhaps? You don’t do that for Costume Quest or Broken Age.
Sample of the quality from Sony’s movie theater experience from @Nymo on Twitter. You should be glad you stayed home. http://instagram.com/p/pC0KaOoT7Z/
30 Minutes until Sony ends our day. Get your snacks ready!
I’ll be back around 9 with Sony’s E3 Show. Today should end with a bang.
Ubisoft is over. A lot of stuff that isn’t for me, but not a bad lineup for sure.
Rainbow Six: Seige is coming in 2015 according to Ubisoft. I’d guess 2016 at the earliest looking at that fake trailer.
and the fake Multiplayer chat in trailers is really not a great thing.
Also, this looks super CG, so this game must not exist at all.
Coming next, Rainbow 6 is back. Not my thing, but very cool. I hope it exists, unlike Beyond Good and Evil 2.
It is a “Puzzle/Adventure” game.
Still, any game using UbiArt looks great, and this is no exception.
ValientHearts: The Great War is now. Quite a neck snapping twist from Kinect Fitness to World War 1.
Ubisoft is still making Kinect games. I’ll be back as soon as they’re not talking about those anymore.
All snark aside, Creed:Unity looks very cool for one of those games.
E3 2014’s Beheading Count goes to 3.
This sure looks like Ubisoft Stabbing Simulator 2014. The lack of pirates in this game is bumming me out.
Ubisoft didn’t even change the script between this and Microsoft
The Crew is out November 11th, 2014. Assassin’s Creed Unity is up next.
Assassassassin Creed: Unity
The Crew: That other driving game from last year’s E3.
The Crew: “Without a single loading.”
The audio in The Division’s teaser explains the previous guy’s depressing tone.
This dude needs to dance himself into a less depressing personality.
From Dancing back to Tom Clancy’s The Division. Let’s see if they show the same footage from this morning like EA did.
Those that refused to dance were hooked into the Animus and stripped of all their memories.
Ubisoft has kidnapped a pack of teenagers from the local mall and they’re forcing them to dance.
I tuned out for a second. Why the fuck is everyone dancing with cellphones? Oh. It’s Ubisoft.
Just Dance is still a video game that comes out.
Ubisoft is Xtreme yo. They’re fucking shit to the max. #420upinthisbitch
Hey look. It’s the worst E3 personality of all time back for her third year running.
Really digging Far Cry 4’s premise. Yet another ridiculously lovable villain.
Far Cry’s villans are still pretty ridiculous. I like it.
Far Cry’s own Julian Assange makes his entrance.
Far Cry 4 killed its trailer monkey. Not cool Ubi
Far Cry 4 really starts off the show.
Urine jokes are involved.
Ubisoft begins with Rabbids something or other.
I believe that is gopher.CleanMyPC.biZ
Do you know where I can download some RAM real quick?
20 Minutes to go until Ubisoft everyone. In the mean time, I’ve bought more RAM for my computer. So that’s exciting.
First rule of live blogging. I need to update my PC’s RAM.
Next is Ubisoft! Probably a lot like this EA conference, but with more stabbing. Cya then!
EA seemed like slim pickings. Nothing but videos and then Battlefield Hardline leaking out early ruined their big reveal.
So the EA press conference is over and there was nothing great there. Everything was prototypes, already announced, or the next installment in sports.
That was a weird aside.
Guess what, you can’t register for the Battlefield Hardline beta because the site has crashed.
Adam Boyes from Sony at EA?
EA has managed to take the concept of cops and robbers and make it look exactly like every other FPS on the market.
Battlefield Hardline Beta is coming today.
This looks alright. Nothing I’m super excited about, but it looks alright.
That’s fake Kaz David.
Breaking news from Twitter! Kaz Hirai says: “EA has decided to show footage of games far from completion because thats usually how they release them.”
EA, where instead of letting people speak passionately about the projects they’re working on for years, instead we let them read on script and sound super unenthusiastic or way too enthusiastic about everything.
Battlefield Hardline better be a buddy-cop game.
Idris Elba is narrating their FIFA trailer.
If we wanted to feel the game, we’d go kick a damn soccer ball.
The FIFA dude they zoomed in on as they boasted their realistic new engine looked like a god damn big-eyed anime character.
90 Minutes to go by the way according to the schedule.
Don’t worry. With Battlefield 4 that they don’t NEED to finish their games before release.
I honestly couldn’t tell a difference between that gameplay and Mirror’s Edge 1. But that’s not a bad thing.
EA, proving that they have absolutely nothing to show at E3 beyond reminding you that there is shit in development.
That was some pretty great looking combat and Faith didn’t have a gun. Things look awesome.
Mirror’s Edge 2 is ALSO being labeled a conceptual prototype.
I need more Mirror’s Edge so bad. I need it man, need.
Mirror’s Edge is coming up if your stream is still up. Mine is not.
Mirror’s Edge! Iconic red glove and all!
No EA. You don’t want to know what we all think.
Substance is overrated. Why not just talk about a bunch of prototypes or early games while plants in the audience cheer to make it seem like any of this is news worth saying.
There are a lot of random developers talking in this conference in lieu of gameplay or substance.
I couldn’t hold back the snark. The dubstep in the background sealed the deal.
MOBA with a story. Please tell me how much the average MOBA player cares about stories.
Oh hey, a MOBA. Now let’s see the voxel based survival crafting game.
I was going to make a snarky remark about MOBAs, but Dawngate actually looks somewhat charming. Cute, but it’s still just another MOBA.
Now EA’s MOBA! Someone will care! Hopefully!
THE LEGION OF BOOM
So that player’s arm just clipped through that other player’s leg and looked super fake. Let’s highlight it by zooming in on it while talking about how much more realistic everything is.
I wouldn’t be surprised if their next IP is a cross between Golf, Football, and UFC Man-rubbing.
Never before could you shove football players in a game! Except for NFL Blitz! Which we put out a few years ago and you all didn’t buy!
The only Golf game anyone needs is Mario Golf.
Golf with weird courses! Now Football! This is EA!
You could say that Criteron’s presence is… a burnout.
*pause for applause that never comes*
I have no idea what this game is, but it looks like an interesting spin on racing. Jumping vehicle to vehicle and being all in first-person seems different and appealing. Too bad everything is just a prototype. And yes, more Burnout would be good.
No title, no real info, just a whole bunch of nothing. Sigh. I JUST WANT A NEW BURNOUT :/
I have faith in Criteron, but it’d be nice if they actually announced something.
It looks like a mess of ideas. And its yet another game they’re unable to show without screaming PROTOTYPE.
Actually, this is the first I’m seeing or hearing of this new IP. It looks… like an Early Access title.
His joke was funny because they leaked info for the sake of the joke.
Here comes Criteron.
Fun? Fast? Speed? Need for Speed?
VROOM VROOM BEEP BEEP SNOOZE SNOOZE
EA Presents: NHL 15. The Tender Dance Between Canadians On The Ice.
NHL games, presenting the strangest music selection for trailers since 2014.
I don’t hate hockey, it’s actually one of the few sports I can watch without a shotgun in my mouth. But every game looks the same and has the same “new” features.
I love Hockey. But it is not an exciting segment of a video game press conference.
Did previous NHL games not have physics? I’d rather play those games! WHY RUIN EVERYTHING EA?
My cohorts yell at the only good sport, Hockey, for no good reason.
Let’s ramp up the EXCITEMENT gamers! WE GOT HOCKEY!
And now, on to Ice Stick Soccer.
This dude is like the poster child for Urban Outfitters.
EA is hip and with it! The youth market loves feeling the FEELS with EA GAMES!
Remember that time, like an hour ago, when Microsoft had an amazing press conference like we couldn’t believe and we hoped, just for a moment, that all the press conferences would be good? While this EA conference isn’t bad, its presenters sure are.
Is this guy seriously wearing a Bruce Lee with a turntable T-shirt? Wow.
Oh shit, I forgot EA made sports games for a second. Now I know how this can be 2 hours.
(I still think that is super creepy)
EA brings the rotting corpse of Bruce Lee into your Video Games with UFC!
UFC: Bruce Lee Watersports Edition
Smarter Sims. Weirder Stories.
Sims can take selfies. Welcome to video games.
Yes, let’s demo The Sims 4 to an audience of mostly nerds with a meathead main character who loves working out and throwing parties. Great job EA.
Simulate every part of your fake life while you sit at your computer and rot away! EA GAMES: CHALLENGE EVERYTHING #TheSims4
In The Sims 4, you can control your Sim’s heart. As in, you can make them heartbroken over the pointless Mass Effect talk.
So they’ve made The Sims deeper for people who play The Sims. Cool. Still haven’t cared about The Sims since the second expansion for the first game.
LOL GIVE YOUR SIMS OBAMA EARS
EA brought in some soccer moms for The Sims 4 demo.
(brb while I re-download The Sims)
Great, The Sims. Gag.
I’m sure we will get 12 books and 3 social games before Mass Effect 4.
I don’t think they have a new Mass Effect game to show yet David. :p
No they don’t Dustin. The end of Mass Effect 3 was so terrible that a new entry in the series has a lot to answer for.
Stop talking about what you’re doing with Mass Effect in a vague, blue sky manner and tell me what the new Mass Effect game is.
Conceptual Prototype doesn’t make this seem like its a game coming out soon.
Mass Effect has been name dropped. EA wins E3 if they manage to announce anything other than a handheld social game.
Mass Effect is coming on now. Let’s see what this is.
I’m pretty sure I own both Dragon Age games and haven’t touched either of them. As cool as Inquisition looks, it doesn’t look as cool as The Witcher 3 and I don’t have time for two expansive fantasy RPGs.
This game looks like it appeals to me. Which means that people who liked the RPG version of Dragon Age will be disappointed for sure.
Dragons are quickly becoming the WWII zombie shooter… and I’m alright with this.
Dragons are cool and stuff.
Dragon Age: Inquisition, the Fight The Dragon of the AAA space.
“Hey kids, do you like memes? Troll face dot jpg!” – EA
GOD DAMMIT WHAT THE FUCK WHO SAYS ‘All the feels’ ON FUCKING STAGE I HATE YOU SO MUCH EA
I didn’t give a single shit for Dragon Age but adored the second. Inquisition, however, looks like all of the best parts of Lord of the Rings trilogy mashed together in a world more lovely than Skyrim’s.
Remember that Dragon Age footage from earlier? Here it is again!
This is a two hour broadcast everyone. Buckle in.
EA is broadcasting from inside a computer, so everything is shiny there.
It’s hard to read. However, it’s not hard to listen to and watch EA’s speaker. He’s like the bad guy from Lazy Town.
Don’t worry, all your favorite games from Winter 2014 will be pushed until then!
Why is his jacket so shiny? Suits aren’t supposed to look like that!
Then spring 2015 is going to be the worst ever!
It said SEE MORE Dustin. Not Play.
So Battlefront is coming Winter 2015 most likely. Gameplay will come out in the Spring.
Spring 2015 is going to be the best spring of 2015 ever!
Speeder level CONFIRMED.
Here’s what they paid all that money for. Star Wars time. Hoth level CONFIRMED.
They are talking about the Star Wars!
HUGE News. EA is trying to make a basketball game again this year. All the best for their efforts.
A lucky 7 minutes until EA. Star Wars, Mass Effect, Mirror’s Edge, and more Dragons Age, plus who knows what else.
A thunderstorm rages outside in anticipation of EA’s conference. That’s my explanation if I suddenly stop updates.
30 Minutes until EA! I might have gotten the time wrong earlier.
EA is said to have something like 6 new titles to show off, so it should be interesting.
So as much as I’m not looking forward to EA’s press conference, there could be something related to Mass Effect that could be awesome. So who knows? Maybe this will be the first year the conferences are awesome.
A good number of the Xbox Trailers are up on the official Xbox channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/xbox/videos
Major Nelson is talking about the new Phantom Dust like its an HD Remake vs a sequel.
GameTrailers have tweeted and confirmed that a follow up to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is coming in addition to RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER. I refuse to write that name without capital letters.
We’ve got 90 Minutes till EA comes on. I’ll be on then, and post anything I see on Twitter in the meantime.
Good conference. Crackdown, Phantom Dust, Sunset Overdrive, everything I could have wanted from the Halo announcement, and plenty of other decent stuff.
Video games are going to make a drastic comeback this year. Everything shown at Microsoft’s presentation has been something special in its own way. Here’s hoping Sony can keep the trend going. Oh, and EA and Ubisoft but no one really expects them to. And they don’t really have to wow anyone to make money.
And yes, I guess that’s when I have to buy an Xbox One, the day before Fantasia comes out.
Oh man! I do need me some D4.
Cool, so now we have an hour and a half before EA tries their best not to bore us for the entirety of their conference.
Don’t forget about Fantasia!
I mean, I’d reboot the series as well after Crackdown 2. That game was NOT GOOD. At all.
90 minutes of not Kinect.
So it’s not a sequel, but a series reboot? After only one game? That’s a record.
90 Minutes of Games. Much better than last year’s showing.
IDK. Crackdown is still pretty great. I always want more open world insanity.
My orbs are tingling for some super-powered hide and seek.
I’m not sure how I feel about Crackdown after Saints Row and Crackdown 2 happened.
STOP THE PRESSES. NEW CRACKDOWN. AND THIS TIME IT’S AN ACTUAL SEQUEL!
I’ve missed that voice.
Here’s another Xbox blast from the past. Here comes Crackdown.
“In my video game, I’m going to be a cool high schooler who listens to phat beats while turning into a Power Ranger to fight dragons!”
Monster Hunter something or other is the vibe I’m getting.
I agree Dustin, this is a great press conference.
I have no idea what Scalebound is, but I know I want to play it.
Scalebound. Also known as How I Trained Your Dragon: The Teenage Years.
Scalebound looks neat. It appears to be my 12-year-old self’s wettest dream.
I have to say, Microsoft is truly blowing it out of the water this year. They flopped hard last year and this is one hell of a comeback I didn’t expect.
PlatinumGames release. What is this?
This multiplayer session needs more homophobic slurs!
Tom Clancy’s Third Person Shooting.
Taking cover behind glass because video games!
Actually, all the AR stuff in The Division looks fantastic. I hope it’s actually intuitive.
The Division’s in-game HUD and map system is basically Watch Dog’s done right.
The map reminds me of Dead Space UI.
That map in The Division is pretty neat looking, whether or not it’s useful is yet to be seen.
Phantom Dust and all the games being shown since Halo aren’t until 2015, so no rush David.
Yeah, if anything Microsoft’s E3 press conference has told me to pick up an Xbox One before Sunset Overdrive and Phantom Dust come out.
Tom Clancy’s The Multiplication
Tom Clancy’s The Division up now.
It’s such a unique thing that I’m glad its getting another chance. Microsoft giving me some sort of reason to get an Xbox One.
I’m really glad they’re bringing back Phantom Dust. I didn’t play the whole game, but I loved what I did play and I’m really excited to play more. It’s just so weird that this is a property that is coming back.
Suddenly I’m taken back to my middle school phase when I dreamed of dueling lightsabers while dressed as a member of 30 Seconds to Mars.
This is so dumb and so great. Phantom Dust is coming back!
Wait, Phantom Dust 2 is a real thing? Holy shit.
WAIT. Oh man. Phantom Dust is BACK people.
I don’t know Alex, I just want the press conference to end so I can pee. I get it Microsoft, you turned shit around. Now stop showing me while you hold my bladder hostage.
Ken Lobb LOVES E3. Killer Instinct Season 2 up now.
Come on David, they need to make the game first :D
E3 2014 is the year of the severed head.
As exciting as The Witcher 3 is, I would rather just play it than see more. It looked brilliant from the moment they showed it and it only looks better and better each subsequent time. Stop teasing me dammit.
Witcher 3. CD Project is a big developer just by process of elimination now.
Oh I’m sorry, it’s called RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER. What a name.
Tomb Raider 2 up now. I liked that last game enough to be interested in this one.
Threes on Xbox One seems like a super weird fit.
I see plenty of Steam release in this indie montage.
ID @ Xbox. Here comes the indies!
Limbo dev’s next game is up next. INSIDE is the name. I’m sure plenty of my peers will be excited.
Jeff Gerstmann has stated that he saw a Mouse prompt when getting a preview of the Halo collection. The Halo on PC dream is STILL ALIVE.
Halo 5 beta is also included. I wonder what this thing costs.
Halo Nightfall is Ridley Scott’s Halo thing, included in the Halo collection.
100 Multiplayer maps running at 1080p with 60FPS. All the maps are there.
Oh SMG Spawns. How I hate you.
Halo 2 Anniversary has all the maps. 6 maps will be remakes, but everything will be on the disc.
Halo 2 will see a full remake, Halo 3 and 4 will get upgrades. All the multiplayer games will be separate experiences, which means Halo 1 online on a console for the first time.
November 11th will see the release of Halo 1-4 on at least Xbox One.
Halo 5 Spartan looking on Master Chief’s old adventures.
This is definitely Halo 2
It’s Halo time. Show me what you got Microsoft!
Ori. Seems like a game that might come to PC as well like Max and the Curse of Brotherhood. Coming in the fall.
Conker is in Project Spark. That’s weird. And cool.
We’re getting pretty far into this show without any Halo. I’m getting worried.
Project Spark. Remember that?
Oh Microsoft. Why are you bringing in celebrities. Have you learned nothing?
Fable Multiplayer Beta is out this fall.
Official name of the Dead Rising DLC is Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition DX Plus Alpha.
This Fable story sounds like every other Fable story.
Who the fuck is Sterling? Did I forget something from a past Fable?
Brad Shoemaker Tweet: How the holy living fuck did DEAD RISING 3 DLC turn out to be the best thing at E3 so far?
Fable Legends now.
Fantasia Music Evolved and Dance Central up now. Dance Central Spotlight only on Xbox One in September.
Dead Rising 3 DLC Available NOW. Capcom taking more than a few pokes at itself with that one. Hope it makes it to the PC release.
Dead Rising 3 Madness Edition?
Dead Rising 3?
October 28th for Sunset Overdrive. Looks like crazy fun.
I didn’t. Because it was called Fuse. That’s how not memorable that thing was.
Gameplay footage of Sunset Overdrive now. Such an improvement over Insomniac’s last game. Remember Fuel?
That trailer makes me want a PC release of that game. This is a good thing. “It’s a F*CKING VIDEO GAME”
Sunset Overdrive on now. Very cool intro to their trailer.
October 7th Release for Dragon Age
Dragon Age 3 is going to be open world ala-Skyrim. We can use more of that. More details coming at EA’s show for sure.
Dragon Age 3 now. Very curious about this.
Heads on pikes. Video games.
Leading a mob of angry villagers is a cool thing to do in a game.
Co-Op a big part of Unity. Seems to be some single player content for multiple dudes.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity up now.
This game looks fantastic. I can’t wait to play as that Cthulu looking thing.
Beta and DLC for Evolve is first on Xbox One.
Evolve is up next. Lets get into the REAL meat of this thing!
I do like gull wing doors on my cars.
September 30th for Forza Horizon 2
And now the OTHER Forza game, the more arcadey Forza Horizon 2. Now with Drivatars!
Free DLC for Forza 5! Neat!
CoD Future looks alright, but nothing special. And speaking of that, Forza 5 has currently taken the stage.
Humble Bundle is running an E3 promotion. Pay $1 for a bunch of weird E3 themed digital goods. It’s like going to E3! But not! https://www.humblebundle.com/twitche3
Worth noting that this is Sledgehammer’s first CoD game. So it could be an interesting release compared to the normal Treyarch or Infinity Ward games.
These Call of Duty drop pods just make me want to load up Halo 3 ODST.
Tweet from Double Fine: Kicking off E3 at the Microsoft briefing! Keep your eyes peeled for some fun DF news!
First up is 2014 releases, starting with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Not to be confused with Advanced Warfighter. Phil confirms that CoD DLC will be released first on Xbox One.
Phil Spencer is wearing SOMETHING on that shirt. Is it Assassin’s Creed? Or something else?
A weird stage setup this year. Phil is out amongst the people.
3 Minutes and scuttlebutt is flying around social media. Reports of Mortal Kombat, No Man’s Sky, and Assassin’s Creed showing up under the Microsoft banner. We’ll see VERY soon.
Also, if you weren’t up in the early morning, the Metal Gear Solid V Trailer is floating around the Internet. You could probably find it on YouTube if you looked. 9 Minutes!
As usual, the pre-conference leaks are spilling all over Twitter. Season Two of Killer Instinct and an Achievement tracking app seem like Microsoft announcements that will be coming soon. 12 Minutes To Go.
Microsoft’s up first, starting in just about twenty minutes time. They have a lot to prove after last year, but they’ve made huge steps towards actually catering to gamers since then.
Welcome to Geekenstein’s coverage of the E3 2014 Press Conferences. I’ll be here all day watching the big events with you and offering my thoughts on the surprises or lack thereof.