Checkpoint: Post-E3 2015 Edition

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E3 2015 is over which means it’s time for some random impressions and thoughts. Star Fox Zero I had Star Fox Zero in my list of pre-orders before seeing it in action on Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event. After seeing the footage and the announcement of PlatinumGames’ participation, I decided it wasn’t worth the $69.99 asking price. It looked stale and sterile; certainly not like the wonderful Super Mario 3D World or any number of Nintendo’s other first party titles. People … Read More

Holiday 2014: Racers. Racers everywhere.

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Somehow, we’ve ended up with at least four racing games debuting later this year. Sep. 30: Forza Horizon 2 (X1) Oct. 7: DriveClub (PS4) Nov. 11: The Crew (PC, PS4, X1) Nov 2014: Project CARS (PC, PS4, X1) I’m not sure who will come out on top. The platform exclusives should fare well unless the reviews condemn it. Simulation fans will likely drift towards Project CARS but footage like this leaves me wanting: I’m getting Forza Horizon 2 because it … Read More

Next Gen Sports: Not So Hot

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Both Electronic Arts and 2K Sports unveiled footage of their next generation versions of their Madden 25 and NBA 2K14 titles. They’re showing off some of the most underwhelming footage imaginable.   Improved skin, improved grass and yet everything still looks unnatural and a bit stilted. I cannot wait until they do honest overhauls.

Levolution & #DriveClub

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I can see the marketing behind both Battlefield 4’s “Levolution” and the hash symbol in #Driveclub. I can see the smugness radiating off of them. I’m sure I would feel the same way but they’re just so dumb. Today, some footage from those to titles came out. Battlefield 4’s “Levolution” was a spectacular showcase of the destruction and interactive elements that DICE are including in their next game. It looks like a nice mix of player controlled and “scripted” elements. … Read More

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