Bursting in to the L.A. Convention Centre earlier this month was the Electronic Arts Expo, one of the best-known and most important video game industry conferences on the planet. We saw all manner of digital delights at E3 this year, including virtual reality shades, amazing next-gen experiences, and an absolute panoply of triple-A titles that had gaming fans positively salivating for a taste! E3 is all about the games though, so which were the best of the show?
Just wow. From the start of the trailers – a co-op game taking place on Tatooine and a Hoth-based multiplayer battle – practically any gamer worth their salt was experiencing heart palpitations of the ilk that would usually signal a trip to A&E! The graphics! The utterly gorgeous explosions! The X-Wing/Tie Fighter dogfight! Everything about DICE’s upcoming sequel to the sixth-generation titles that so enthralled us in the early noughties looked tailor-made and utterly in keeping with the Star Wars universe…thank god for that!
The awesome heist title PayDay 2 enthralled fans this E3 with live demos of the then-upcoming Golden Grin Casino heist that was released later in the month. Lots of explosions, cinematic moments and all of the humour we’ve grown to love about PayDay. Whilst the game’s addition to the show was welcome, online casino players of slots sites like Royal Vegas Casino likely saw it as an unwelcome reminder of the omission of said games from the industry’s biggest show, although they won’t have to wait long; the World Gaming Executive Summit (GES) 2015 will be taking place in Barcelona later this month!
With a lovely trailer that perfectly introduced Bethesda’s upcoming sequel, and a gameplay walkthrough so long that it might even satiate fan appetites for more than a month, Fallout 4 was a joy to take a look at, and although the graphics didn’t look as utterly amazing as one might have imagined, we have a release date! Best to book November 10th off of work… You have to see this incredible Pip-Boy edition of the game as well.
We’ve been waiting a while for a Doom title, and Bethesda pulled one out of the hat at E3 2015! With a map editing tool and likely multiplayer functionality (online Doom!!!), this is going to be an absolutely huge title when it’s released in the first half of 2016.
It’s been a while since we enjoyed a little tactical Ghost Recon action, and it seems that Ubisoft’s decision to take the franchise’s new iteration in to an open world setting could be a very good shout indeed. Time to take on those Bolivian drug gangs!