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Let the games begin!

Alright, aside from all the E3 console press conferences, throw downs, name calling, etc.; a few more bright spots showed up:  The new games!

That’s right folks, be it the Next Gen games coming up soon, or the last releases before the consoles switch over to the newer hardware, games are what made
E3 even more popular this time around.
AC4_HighSeasAssassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag from Ubisoft.  Following off of the acclaimed success of Assassin’s Creed 3, AC 4 takes off on a new tangent, where the
player is now allowed to navigate the open world, and enjoy  the “Golden Age of Pirates”.  Be it by ship to ship combat, assassination quests, hunting rare animals, or even looting sunken pirate ships, this new tale promises to immerse players into the world of Piracy.  Meet up with Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Benjamin Hornigold in your quest to conquer the Caribbean. Coming to current gen consoles in late October 2013.  (Next Gen has to wait a bit..)

ESO_field_FiguresThe Elder Scroll’s Online from Bethesda Softworks.  Finally the single-player RPG fantasy game that everyone loves is breaking into new ground, and becoming an MMO.  Dragons, elves, dark magic, and Daedric minions running amuck, it becomes your task (and your fellow online gamers) to defend the world of Tamriel, and destroy the evil that threatens to run across the land.

ArkhamBlackgateE3_VitaBatman Arkham Origins from Warner Home Video Games.  WB Home Video Games and DC Comics are tagging up once again to bring you another adventure with Batman, this time taking place when the Dark Knight is just starting out.  It appears a few of Batman’s enemies have decided to offer $50 Million to ice the Bat, and everybody wants in on the fun.  Facing up against a younger Joker, BlackMask, and Deathstroke, the Dark Knight has his hands full.  Due out this October, as well as a portable version being released on the PSVita and 3Ds.

Destiny by Bungie  & Activision  Destiny is the first game out from Bungie, after leaving its multi-year partnership with Micro$oft in developing the Halo franchise.  Destiny_image012
Destiny brings another First Person Shooter into the fray, although Bungie is betting on players enjoying this next title a whole lot more.  Playing the game solo, or teaming up with “fire teams”, Bungie wants the experience to be staggering in scope, with the beauty of a MMO, yet still offering every FPS gamer what they crave.  Graphically the game looks gorgeous (even if it is in Alpha stage..).  Destiny releases in 2014 on the PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

E3_watchdogsWatchDogs from Ubisoft.  Ubisoft might have hit the nail on the head with this GTA style sandbox game.  The story is thus:  Aiden Pearce is loose in the city, causing mayhem and chaos wherever he goes.. At least that is what the authorities think.  Bringing a whole “tech” spin to the likes of GTA and Assassin’s Creed’s lovechild, this game promises a whole lot more interactivity with todays technology.  From hacking ATMs for money, to finding the next victim in the subway, to deploying Anti-Vehicle Barricades to stop Police cars cold, Aiden will use every thing he can to elude capture, and continue is outskirts in the city (including using online players with tablets to help setup traps!). Watchdogs will be out on the PS3, Xbox 360, the PS4 and Xbox One, release date is to be announced..

titanfallmech1280TitanFall from Respawn and Electronic Arts  Taking GameInformer’s “Best in Show at E3” comes another FPS, this time involving massive online gameplay, including gigantic “mech-like” machines, called Titans.  This is Respawn’s first released title, after their debacle (and litigation as the former Infinity Ward vs. Activision).  Boasting what appears to be a Modern Warfare-style gameplay, players are encouraged to team up in order to defend their hard points, and defeat their enemy.  Could it be one of the few games whose style of gameplay has already been done?  The answer when the Xbox One releases, as TitanFall is an Xbox One exclusive title launch.

That’s it for now, more to come!!