June 14, 2015

Watch Ten Minutes of DOOM Footage From Bethesda’s E3 Conference

Posted on June 14, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Bethesda opened up their E3 press conference with a whole bunch of blood and guts with not one but two gameplay demos for their upcoming reboot of Doom. It is clear from the on stage presentation that this version of Doom won’t feature some of the shooter staples that have developed over the past decade – like regenerating health. Instead what we get is a pretty straightforward shooter that focuses on gory impact and over powered weapons.

As for what weapons we saw on stage – the double barreled “super shotgun” returns from earlier entries, as done a large chain gun and the gruesome limb removing chainsaw. Finishing moves were also front and center during Doom’s E3 presentation. The player character was able to crush skulls in with their hands, stomp on their foes and in one instance removing a dead NPC’s hand for to unlock a fingerprint scanner protected door.

The first demo shown on stage seems very similar to the pre-alpha demo shown during last year’s QuakeCon.

Check out the footage in the embedded player below.

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Update: Footage of the second demo has now surfaced

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Electronic Arts Details E3 2015 Lineup

Posted on June 14, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Electronic Arts have revealed their full E3 line-up (not including unannounced titles) that will be playable on the show floor.  Yearly releases like FIFA, NHL, PGA Tour and Need for Speed are ready to be played by the gaming press, VIP and industry insiders. Surprisingly EA will also have a playable demo of Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst on the floor as well – here’s hoping that they show at least a few sections of the E3 demo during their press conference.

Speaking of EA’s E3 press conference it will be taking place at 1PM PST tomorrow and if you’re not in Los Angeles you can enjoy the entire conference from your office / couch or smartphone by heading over to their official website.

Check out a full list of announce titled after the jump.Read More


Ryu, Roy and Lucas Join Smash for 3DS / Wii U

Posted on June 14, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

This morning’s Super Smash Bros livestream unveiled three brand new characters for Nintendo’s latest brawler, a number of new stages and more. Ryu the iconic character from the Street Fighter franchise joins Smash as a downloadable character alongside returning roster member Roy from the Fire Emblem series and the previously announced Lucas.

Probably the best news of all is that all three characters are now available on the 3DS / WiiU Eshop for less than five dollars USD.

Although not released today Sakurai did confirm that classic stages from the original Super Smash Bros like Hyrule Castle are currently in production. If you want a further nostalgia trip you can snag the Dreamland stage for $1.99.

New Characters

Ryu – $4 (individual platforms) / $5 (Wii U and 3DS)
Lucas – $4 (individual platforms) / $5 (Wii U and 3DS)
Roy- $4 (individual platforms) / $5 (Wii U and 3DS)

New Stages
Suzaku Castle (from Street Fighter II) – Bundled with Ryu
Dreamland (classic stage from Super Smash Bros 3DS) – $1.99 for either platform for $2.99 for both!
Miiverse Stage (Free & Available Now) – On WiiU

Watch the full presentation below.

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