#324 – I Like Towers
Episode 324 the crew does a deep dive of E3 info–and does a fair amount of complaining in the process (one of those episodes were Foffs are all over the place!) The hosts also discuss how their week’s have been, and discuss the Dark Tower series.
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Gaming, Geek & Random News
- E3 Coverage
- Xenoblade chronicles 2, Metroid Prime 4, Rocket league coming to the Switch, and Skyrim! (with zelda gear), Metroid on 3DS https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/12/15779590/skyrim-nintendo-switch-bethesda-legend-of-zelda-gear-e3-2017
- Monster hunter world coming to PS4, XBOX One and PC, Shadow of colossus remake, New God of War trailer— slated for early 2018 release.
- Destiny 2 on playstation will feature exclusive content (https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/12/15788890/destiny-2-playstation-timed-exclusive-levels-gear-fall-2018-e3) including gear, weapons, and even a unique maps. Is this taking system exclusives too far? Weapons and sometimes armor might be understandable, but unique maps and gameplay seems a bit too far.
- New Xbox one X launching November 7th for $499. (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/06/xbox-one-x-scorpio-games-explainer-video/) claims to be “40% more powerful than any other system”.
- Original Xbox games coming to Xbox one.
- Other Stuff:
- Assassin’s creed origins will be set in ancient Egypt, and will release on October 27th of this year on PS4, Xbox, and PC.
- VR is coming to both Skyrim and Fallout 4, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jspdtha3t1k)
- A new sloth of AAA strategy games (http://www.techradar.com/news/the-5-must-see-strategy-pc-games-of-e3-2017) including Age of Empires reborn (A remaster of the first age of empires for modern PCs), Total war Warhammer 2, and an XCOM 2 expansion war of the chosen.
- Anthem, Bioware’s new IP, is being compared to Destiny (http://www.techradar.com/news/anthem) It’s being proclaimed as a shooter RPG with an open world survival-esque theme. Also in cased you missed it, due the negativity surrounding Mass Effect Andromeda, the series it being put on hold.
- Minecraft getting an HD update, called better together, bringing cross platform play across all consoles, IOS, and even windows 10! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq_Q77bJ3H0)
- Sega Genesis Flashback Coming Soon
- A new, premium Sega Genesis Flashback console from AtGames will be released this September, and the feature list includes some serious improvements from past product lines.
- The system comes with 85 games built in — including seven Sonic titles, Virtua Fighter 2 and Altered Beast — as well as a cartridge slot so you can play “most” of your Genesis and Mega Drive games.
- Destiny 2 Preorders for PC Now Available on Blizzard’s site
- Requires 64-bit version of windows, standard pricing of $59.99.
- Heroes of the Storm Intro’s Malthael Plus a Bunch of Summer Skins
- Warcraft – Tomb of Sargeras Opens 6/20
- New Raid
- Released same day as FFXIV expansion Stormblood (coincidence?)
- Overwatch Dance Emotes going away
- Players’ response to this has been one of disappointment. Dance emotes have been a top request from Overwatch players for months. When Blizzard introduced the array of moves into Anniversary loot boxes several weeks ago, fans felt that their wish had finally been granted. It helped that these emotes are really, really good
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