June 4, 2012

The Last Of Us Demoed @ E3

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Kirk Williford

Sony wrapped up it’s E3 press conference this evening by showing off the first in-game demo of Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us.

The demo featured the two main characters going through a high-budget destroyed hotel that was inhabited by enemies and included a ton of cringe-inducing gameplay elements, as both of the main characters helped each other survive by throwing bricks, stabbing enemies, and finally, introducing an enemy’s face to the barrel of a shotgun.

The game appears to be very survival based, as the lead character’s health bar often took large hits from single shots. A crafting element was revealed when a Molotov was created from various elements in the main character’s backpack.

The game’s dark tone has no influence on the world, which is bright and full of multiple colors similar to the Uncharted series — but don’t confuse the two, as The Last of Us looks to be a significant jump in play style when compared to Naughty Dog’s previous titles.

Color us interested — we can’t wait to learn more about The Last of Us, and we’ll be sure to share anything we learn with you as it becomes available.Read More


Wonderbook Announced for PS3

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Sony announced today that Wonderbook will head to the PS3. The Wonderbook is a physical book that will be able to be used with the Playstation eye. The Wonderbook will be working with developers and storybook games. Moonbot Studios will be heading up developers to work on the book.

Diggs Nightcrawler was also announced for the Wonderbook.

Books of Spells has also been announced for the Wonderbook by JK Rowling. The book will also work in tandem with Pottermore, the website that focuses on Harry Potter lore. A demo was shown for Book of Spells, in the demo, there were two people kneeling down using their book. Using the Playstation Move, the user will be able to create spells by using the Move as wander; the Move will hover over the book to work with the Move.

Using the book, a dragon pops out of the book and on to the TV screen. A big fire erupts from the Dragon’s mouth. You can put the  fire out by using your hands. The next demo shows the Playstation Book as a player. Words are shown from above the book to following along with the story. You can then learn spells by using the Move to make gestures. When you learn the spell, you can learn a new gesture to cast it whenever you wish. Using the gesture, you can fight against the dragon that was causing havoc before.

Also explain, you can also take tests that will put your knowledge to the test.

Be able to control stories using the PS Camera Wonderbook


4 Player Co-Op Confirmed for Far Cry 3

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Kirk Williford

Ubisoft announced during Sony’s E3 press conference that the game will ship with a full-length 4 player cooperative campaign. In addition, the game will ship with a map editor for it’s multiplayer mode.

Sony confirmed that the PS3 version of the game will come with exclusive DLC.


Assassins Creed Vita Announced

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Assassins Creed III: Liberation is coming to the Playstation Vita. You  take the role of a female assassin in the same era of Assassins Creed III. Liberation will contain the world format and will be feature near sight functionality. Additionally, the there will be new ways to unlock things in the Vita and PS3, some of the things to unlock using the Cross Play functionality will be:

  • Cross goods unlocking Connors Tomahawk
  • character skin and multiplayer skin
  • ammunition pouches

More so, you will be able to buy a Crystal White PS Vita along with Assassins Creed III: Liberation.


Sony Brings AAA games to PSN Plus For Free

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sony has announced that PSN plus members will be able to download AAA games like Infamous 2, Saints Row 2 and Little Big Planet 2 starting TOMORROW. These retail games are just the first of a series that Sony promises to roll out throughout the remainder of the year, with a total of 12 hitting this month alone!

They also stressed that the price of PSN Plus will not be changing. Existing and new members can enjoy the benefits of PSN Plus for as little as $5 a month with the purchase of the yearly subscription.

In addition, Playstation Vita will also be getting PS1 Classics. The first to come to the Vita will be Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy VII!

If Sony announces any further changes to PSN plus we’ll bring them to you by updating this news post


New PS All-Stars Characters, Cross-Play With Vita Announced

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Kirk Williford

At Sony’s E3 Press Briefing this evening, Sony confirmed that a Vita version of Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale is in development and will ship alongside the PS3 version. In addition to that, cross-platform play and cross-platform saving between the two versions was announced.

Characters shown off at the show include Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Fat Princess, Sly Cooper, Helghast and Parappa The Rapper. New footage was demoed live, featuring a point-gathering gametype with a dynamic changing level that featured elements from God of War.

Two new characters announced for E3 are Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series and Big Daddy from Bioshock.

Stay tuned to Broken Joysticks as we’ll bring you more from Sony’s E3 press conference as announcements come.Read More


Quantum Dreams’ Beyond: Two Souls Announced

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Beyond: Two Souls was announced today at Sony’s E3 Press Briefing. It was mentioned that a character name Jodie Holmes who is searching  for herself and you will see her progressions. Played by Academy Award winner, Ellen Page, he will bring the character to life. All gameplay footage shown is in real time.

The game starts in a police station office. The facial animations are reminincent of LA Noire with the technology called MotionScan. Jodie is completely mute at this point as the officer is questions here. All of a sudden, a coffee cup on the table is shown shaking. What makes it interesting is the acting. All of a sudden, the coffee cup goes flying and the cop stunned; he then leaves the office. The facial animations are amazing and the MotionScan technology is quite amazing here.

We are then shown a SWAT team storming the police station. The cop is questioned to show them where she is; animations flow lovely and the the lights shine with a mystical glow a about them. After the SWAT leader looks in, the demo ends.


Sony Unviels PlayStation Move Wheel Perpherial

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

During the opening pre-roll shown to hype up the audience at Sony’s press conference we spotted a new piece of move hardware during the opening seconds. What appears to be a move steering wheel peripheral was spot on screen for a few seconds. This accessory seems to be similar to that Wii steering wheel Nintendo offered with Mario Kart 7.

This comes just a few hours after we reported that Sony would show off some kind of new hardware at the event. It’s unknown at this time whether or not the PlayStation move we’ll is the only hardware Sony will show.

As soon as we have more information / screenshots or other media we will share them with you.


Watch_Dogs Unveiled at E3.

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Update: Check out the teaser trailer and gameplay after the jump!

During the Ubisoft E3 Press Briefing, a trailer for a brand new game was shown. The trailer that was shown was a information centric. The trailer that was shown was named ctOS and it takes the open world game to a whole new level. Jonathon Morin, creative director at Ubisoft said that the city was your weapon.Read More


Shootmania Shown at Ubisoft Press Briefing

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Jason Bassett

In their E-Sports segment, Ubisoft unveiled Shootmania.  Their next game in the ‘mania series. Two teams were pit against each other in Elite mode, which was still in Alpha stage.

In this game, you are pitted in a maze-like arena, the game is like a Team Deathmatch style. The game is in first person view when you’re playing. Once all players are eliminated and then the rounds ends. The pace of the match is fast, you have a massive long jump that will take you to almost the middle of the map. When playing in teams, you are Team Red and Team Blue. In this game, each team had rockets to take out each other in about one shot.

You also could capture bases in the game and once a base is captured the game is over. A pretty fast paced game that will sure bring the Trackmania fans happy!


Assassins Creed III Is Bloody Good Fun

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Jason Bassett

A trailer shown at Ubisoft’s E3 Press Briefing shown off today gave us a glimpse of what we could expect to see during our playtime. Featuring a badass killing spree by the main protagonist, you will also run into George Washington, who was shown during the trailer.

Also shown was footage of the gameplay. You are Conner as he is sprinting along the cliffs of New England. You then take control of Conner and start to run off of trees, eventually, you will start to hunt wildlife. A wolf comes by and “greets” you by attacking you. You are then tasked to evade a pack of wolves eventually taken another one of the out. The snow on the ground sounds natural as you walk across it coming to a camp full of wounded.Read More


Source: Sony May Demo New Hardware Tonight

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Broken Joysticks

A rumor brought to  Broken Joysticks’s attention this afternoon states that the hardware manufacturer will demo an unfinished prototype piece of hardware at tonight’s press conference in a little under three hours.

Rumblings on the show floor indicate that this may be an unfinished version of Sony’s next home console code-named Orbis. Little else is known about this reveal but the entire world will soon get its first glimpse at a new piece of Sony hardware at nine Eastern tonight.

Keep it locked to Broken Joysticks as we live blog Sony’s entire E3 conference from Los Angeles.


ZombiU Announced!

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Jason Bassett

ZombiU was announced for the Wii U today during Ubisoft’s Press Briefing today. The game was definitely more catered to the core gamer and looks like the game will be very bloody. At one point, you will be able to decapitate somone using a gun sword.

Consider us, psyched!


Avengers Battle For Earth Is a Who’s Who of Comic Book Legends

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Up until now little was known about Marvel’s Battle For Earth aside from the fact that the game would feature popular characters like Thor, Iron man and the Hulk. The game’s first debut trailer hit during Ubisoft’s press conference and it features none of those characters initially.

The game looks to be a who’s who when it comes to Marvel’s comic book properties. The trailer opens with Wolverine fighting Venom in the city streets of New York and before long they’re joined by Magneto ( who is seen hurling police cars) and Spider-man. As the camera pulls back an alien invasion similar to the one featured in the film is prominent in the background. Iron Man, Captain America and Thor stand tall on the roof of a skyscraper overlooking this destruction.

We know very little about the actual gameplay but it looks like Ubisoft is drawing from Marvel’s rich comic book history rather than the feature films. The advantage to this is that they can use characters like Spider-Man and Mangnetto, whose film right are owned by Sony and Fox respectively.

Check out several screen grabs after the jump.Read More


Rayman: Legends Wii U Shown at E3

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Jason Bassett

If you wanted your Wii U news,  well now you’ve got it! Rayman: Legends for the Wii was shown today and boy does it look fun. Using the Wii U Gamepad, you can control a new helper buddy named Murphy. You can do cool moves cooperatively. The colors of the game are bright and adventures. In the Wii U version, you can use the original Wii controllers as well. The game also supports the Wii U Controller Pro.

Asynchronous gameplay was also shown where Rayman and Murphy team up and a wasteland to collect a bunch of colorful rabbids. What made this even coolers is that there is an excellent (okay, kinda cool) guitar riff as you collect these rabbids. Tons of platforming elements are shown as well with falling boulders. You will also descend to also to get to other platforms.

Rayman: Legends for the Wii-U is shaping up to be one of the best games to be on the next system from Nintendo.


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