E3 – Aftermath: Ubisoft’s Co-op Multiplayer Obession

At E3 we saw some big titles from Ubisoft that all had one thing in common, co-op multiplayer and man did Ubisoft love shove it down our throats.

Assassins Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 will contain their usual single player mission but will contain extras that can only be accessed if you’re doing co-op multiplayer. That’s kinda okay, but I don’t want to be locked out of things I’ve paid for just because I don’t have friends, but I can let that one slide I suppose

The Division, on the other hand, practically says that the game simply cannot be played if you don’t have friends to play with making it the imperfect, perfect game.

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E3 – Aftermath: Top 5 to look forward to

Here’s is my list of the top 5 games that were announced/previewed at E3 2014


#1 – The Division

I’ve never written such a long in depth post in my life! Find it here.

 

#2 – Assassin’s Creed Unity

I played a couple of thesse in the past but slowly moved away from the franchise; however, Unity has pulled me right back in there with their trailer and interviews.

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E3 – Aftermath: Destiny is probably coming to PC

Activision have dropped the bomb that they are having “a heavy point of discussion” on bringing Destiny to PC. Woop!

From what I can tell, Bungie want it to happen but it’s Activision who still need convincing. Their CEO was the one gave the half-news in an interview with Polygon,

“You know, developing on PC is a different animal than developing for consoles and so we just want to make sure that we’re putting one foot in front of the other and getting it right, and that it’s of the highest possible quality.”

“It makes a lot of sense with the genre and the type of game it is,”

This is really great news for us PC gamers, as Bungie are one of the rare beloved developers in the world – along with people like Valve – I just hope Activision have more sense with this than Microsoft did with Halo.

Destiny is currently in closed alpha stage on the PS4 and will go into beta July 17th; you can guarantee your place in it by pre-ordering.

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E3 – Day 2: Tom Clancy’s The Division

This started out as a quick overview of The Division, but developed in to so much more. I have covered everything that I know about The Division including things from E3 2013 & 2014. I will look at
  • Story & Setting
  • Gameplay
  • Behind the Scene
  • Snowdrop Engine
  • E3 2014 Day 2 interview.

Developed by Ubisoft Massive – alongside Ubisoft Reflections and Ubisoft Red Storm – on their new engine Snowdrop (created specifically for this game), The Division has finally been seen close to its final form. It took everybody away at E3 2014 with their deep and emotional trailer and it is the first game I have fallen so quickly in love with in a long time; it has come a long way since its announcement at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

I have always been a fan of the Splinter Cell games, with their awesome stealth aspect and it is clear from The Division trailers (both cinematic and gameplay) that certain aspects of this style have been transferred to the new game but so much more has been added.

The Division will be release in 2015 and will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Now for the deep stuff…

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E3 – Roccat Sova: A different path to the Steam Controller

“An innovative controller can’t and won’t replace the decades-long relationship PC gamers have with WASD,because PC gamers don’t like compromise.”

Evan Lahti, PCGamer

I cannot agree with this more. Though a controller is  a more enjoyable way to play in the living room, it will never live up to the needs of the hardcore PC gamers. However, Roccat think they have found a solution that will fill both the needs of the dedicated, dark-room, bedroom gamer and the sociable, light, living room gamer…the Roccat Sova.

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Roccat have describe this as a “highly modular wireless keyboard and mousepad combo”, featuring a Cherry mechanical keyboard there are two USB ports on the left in that little blue area where you can plug in any USB mouse and presumably charge another device along with a mico USB to charge the keyboard itself. The battery life is around 8-12 hrs which will vary depending on your usage, i.e. LED’s and mouse power requirements and will work with consoles, PC’s, SteamOS, Microsoft, Android mobiles and more – at least this is the plan as we are still in very early stages. There isn’t even a price yet Continue reading