Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sony E3 Conference, Overall E3 Impressions, Batman Arkham Knight, Witcher 3, Watch_Dogs, Rock band 4

Sony E3 Press Conference
  • Went to the Rave Theater to watch the Sony Conference.   There were around 70 people at the event. 
  • I wasn't really impressed with the setup.  The video didn't even take up the full screen and the sound was in 2.1 stereo. 
  • The conference itself was good and they show quite a lot of stuff that the crowd did get excited for. 
  • We got codes for $5 in Playstation money and some posters and stuff so probably not worth it next year. I'll have the event next year at my house. 
Overall E3 Impressions
  • Fallout 4 is coming, Fallout 4 is coming this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ordered the Pip-Boy version yesterday.
  • The Last Guardian was shown which was announced over 5 years ago, and a FF 7 remake announced which made the crowds go wild.
  • Halo 5 and Doom looked impressive. 
  • Call of Duty Maps now come out first on the PS4 this year.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn was probably my favorite game play demo of the show.  Very impressive combat and visuals.
  • Hololens actually looked cool if you are into Minecraft.  *Mark*. Maybe another reason to jump back to the Xbone.
Batman Arkham Knight
  • I would love to give impressions but since the PC version is a horrible mess those will have to wait.
  • I did get the game free with my new video card but I did buy the season pass, I may try and get a refund on Steam if the issues aren't fixed quickly.
  • The PC version has horrible stuttering when driving the batmobile and the frame rate drops to the teens randomly.
  • This version is also missing Ambient Occlusion which is an effect that really makes the game look great, the console versions have this feature and it looks so much better there. 
  • I may go ahead and get the PS4 version as I'm not sure they can fix these issues in a couple of weeks. 
Witcher 3
  • Still Witchering away.  I think I'm at 45 hours played and level 14 so still a long way to go.
  • Donald has already beat the game and got all 1000 achievement points.
  • Gwent is really addictive and strategic, most of my matches are intense and full of tough choices.  They should release a full featured version on smartphones. 
  • I think they are half-way through releasing the 16 pieces of DLC content for free.  They release 2 a week and usually consist of alternate clothing  and a quest, not bad for free content.
  • So far my favorite moment of the game is when the Witcher has to go to a tavern to watch a bard sing so that he can get some information.  The song is amazing, I think I've listened to it over 25 times. It's not on the Official soundtrack for the game though which was disappointing. 
  • Brent, the impressions will be coming soon as I bought the game on the Steam sale.  Only 2 years late
  • I've only put in 20 minutes so far and that tutorial bit has been fun. The driving will take some time to get used to as it's very floaty.  I was crashing all over the place running from the cops, not sure how they didn't catch me. 
  • The hacking was cool and being able to see what each NPC is interested in was cool. 
Rockband 4
  • Was so excited to hear the game was coming out for the new consoles and I still am but the key feature that I use, Midi support for my drums will not be supported on launch and depending upon how vocal the community is it may take a long time before it's implemented.  Online play is also not showing up.
  • I understand why though.  They are truly an independent studio now and don't have the money or backing of a large partner like they did last generation. 
  • I am still getting the game as I enjoy playing bass and I think they will have over 1,000 songs available from the previous version so it will be worth it for that.
​New Releases​ - Batman is finally here and looks to be awesome.  Tales from the Borderlands Ep 3 is also out, I've really enjoyed that game as well.

  • Batman: Arkham Knight (download - $60) - Pre-loaded and ready to go.  Hopefully it will release early.
  • Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 (download - $25) - Really good adventure type game.
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavenaward (download - $40) - Heard cool things but you can only access if you've finished the main story missions.
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (download - $25) - Really liked the game but a little to steep in the price.
  • MotoGP 15 (download)
  • Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle : School Girls Edition (download) - Huh?  What about the ugly girls?
  • Barony (download)
  • Super 3-D Noah's Ark (download) - Super 3D ????
  • Curse of Mermos (download - free-to-play)
  • Her Story (download)
  • Area-X (download)
  • Centauri Sector (download)
  • Blockwick 2 (download)
  • Icarus-X: Tides of Fire (download)
  • Pizza Express (download)
  • Streets of Fury EX (download)
  • Lethis - Path of Progress (download)
  • Fort Meow (download)
  • East Tower - Kuon (download)
  • Metal Slug (download - $8)
  • Niko: Through the Dream (download)
  • Lost Lands: Dark Overlord (download)
PlayStation 4
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavenaward
  • Ride
  • PlanetSide 2 (download - free-to-play) - Interested to see how it plays compared to the PC version. 
  • Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 (download - $25)
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (download - $25)
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (download)
  • Ender of Fire (download)
  • Riptide GP2 (download)
  • Tour de France 2015 (download)
  • Attacking Zegata (download)
  • Astebreed (download)
  • Arcade Archives Raiders 5 (download)
Xbox One
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Ride
  • Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 (download - $25)
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (download - $25)
Xbox 360
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 (download - $25)
PlayStation 3
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavenaward
  • Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 (download - $25)
  • Suikoden III (download - PS2 Classic)
  • Tour de France 2015 (download)
Wii U
  • Art Academy: Home Studio (download)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Steam Sale, Witcher 3, RE5 E3 News

Steam Sale starts Tomorrow June 11 so get your wallets ready. 
Witcher 3
  • Cost 33 Million to make with 34 Million in advertising, sold over 4 million copies since release. I think they made money.
  • Although my time spent playing is at 30 hours I feel that I haven't even really begun, I still haven't made it to Novigrad. 
  • I'm at level 11 and starting to over level some of my main and sub quests which is making it harder to pick which ones to start.  The enemies are still tough though, i played a level 8 quest and the fight took about 2 minutes to beat after failing a couple of times.
  • I'm playing with a controller mod that allows me to use Signs without having to pause the game, just hold RT and press the corresponding button triggers the sign which is how the game should have been all along.  So much better. 
  • I believe there is some shady dealing going on in most of my Gwent games.

Resident Evil 5
  • Finished playing the game co-op with Angel and it was a blast.
  • We did have to kind of cheat to win though as Angel couldn't press the A button fast enough so I had to get a controller mod and use turbo mode. 
  • RE5 is probably my favorite co-op game, I've beat it 5 times.  Gears of War is a close, close, second.
E3 - News is happening every day so there is a ton to note. 
  • Sony is showing their press conference at the Rave on Monday night I think you can still get tickets.  Should be fun.
  • New Xbox One controller is coming that has a regular audio out like the PS4.  I hope it also gains some heft as I've noticed it creaking in my hands after some sessions in Borderlands,  I still prefer the 360 controller.
  • Xbox one is getting a wirless adapter for the PC but only works on Windows 10.
  • Both consoles are getting 1TB versions, this should have been the case in the beginning, 500gb??? Really???
  • Steam Controller is up for pre-order along with the Steam link that will allow you to stream games from your PC at 1080P, they both come out in October.
  • Fallout 4 will probably be realeased this year.  Hopefully this is true. 
  • Nathan Drake Uncharted Collection coming to PS4.  Some of my favorite games and I will be buying again.
​New Releases -  Lego my Dinosaur.  Also The Elder Scrolls online comes to consoles.  Light week due to E3 which is next week. 


F1 2015 (download - $55)
Titanis (download)
Aero's Quest (download)
Dreaming (download)
Neo Aquarium - The King of Crustaceans (download)
Death Pirate (download)
Quantum Conscience (download)
Kholat (download - $20)
Monster Jam Battlegrounds (download)
Miner Warfare (download)

PlayStation 4

LEGO Jurassic World
The Elder Scrolls Online
Hustle Kings (download)
Invokers Tournament (download)
Arcade Archives Gradius (download)

Xbox One

LEGO Jurassic World
The Elder Scrolls Online


LEGO Jurassic World
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy
Terraria (download)

Nintendo 3DS

LEGO Jurassic World
Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure (download)​