I never chose a fence between Star Wars and Star Trek. The Star Wars movies are awesome, and several ongoing Star Trek TV series were equally awesome. Essentially I got the best of both worlds -- and why wouldn't you want that?
Now we know Star Wars is going to have VR cockpit experiences, but before they're even exploreable, Ubisoft has been working on a Star Trek bridge experience for VR, and I'm not too geekly ashamed to admit I might have peed a little, and that was before playing it.
A great trailer for a game can do a number of things, introduce you to a new world, give you a small taste of a much larger experience, and even stir up a bunch of emotions. But above all it should leave you excited to see more. And with the feeling that you simply must. play. it. now. With dozens if not hundreds of trailers released over the course of last week, we've sifted through the majority (or at least a dozen or so) of them to bring you the very best.
At this point, for some of us at least, each new bit of DLC content for the entertaining Star Wars Battlefront is more about looking at how great the next iconic Star Wars location looks in-game than what's included. So far each new piece of content for the game has been kind of a let down, a new map or two, some heroes, and a new mode. But with Bespin, we get to see the gorgeous Cloud City brought to life. Plus, the introduction of Lando Calrissian. Yeah it's more of the same, but his Lando-ness alone is enough to get us excited.
Formula One, or F1, or "the one where the pit crews can change tires in 30 seconds flat", has long been a racing game staple. And with all new racing games, the better the technology the more realistic and life-like it seems. With Codemasters' F1 2016 due for release on August 19 for PS4, Xbox One and PC we know have our first glimpses of the game in action. And it looks pretty impressive.
The Free Beta Weekend for Epic Games' new third-person action MOBA Paragon has kicked off, and with a number of new players joining the game Epic has launched new Oceanic servers for those of us down under. The kind that turn any red ping bar into a nice fresh minty green. The servers are live right now, and with the beta test ending on Monday if you've got a PS4 or a decent gaming PC be sure to check it out.
Announced at E3 and due for release in August, the next substantial bit of story-based content for Fallout 4 will let players take a trip to Nuka-World, a large amusement park built by the makers of every Wastelander's favourite cola-based beverage. And thanks to a new product listing for the expansion we now know that it will have a lot of Raider-based content, including the ability to use them to conquer settlements.
From the creators of Saints Row comes a new game set within the same universe, somehow, called Agents of Mayhem. With a visual style that is reminiscent of a certain hero shooter crossed with Crackdown, Agents of Mayhem puts players in the shoes of a team of over the top action heroes in a futuristic Korea. After a stylish cinematic trailer debut prior to E3 we now have a bunch of gameplay footage courtesy of IGN.
Okay so that bit about The Legend of Zelda being the only game Nintendo would showcase at E3 was a lie. And with the number of exclusive Wii U games on the horizon being somewhere between 0 and a couple, Nintendo will be releasing a new entry in the Paper Mario series on October 8, called Paper Mario: Color Splash. Which, looks awesome.
When Nintendo said that the only console title it would bring to E3 was the next installment in The Legend of Zelda we expected to be impressed with a look at a dungeon or two and maybe some open world exploration. Instead of that they opened up the flood gates by going over a big chunk of what you can find in the game. And it all looks amazing.