A year off the 20th celebration of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, and it is truly staggering the amount of media that we have collectively consumed, first mentioned, and then showcased at this once humble event. Now a premier place for gaming goings on, it’s had quite a life (including a near death!) so far. So, with this years extravaganza on the near horizon, let’s have a peak at some of the incredible things we first heard of at E3.
Coming this October, the survival horror genre gets a little bit more interesting when Bethesda brings us The Evil Within. Nothing good starts at an abandoned mental hospital, and you’ll be treated to any number of twists, turns and scares. Pre-Order the Evil Within and get access to the Fighting Chance pack, which may just give you that boost, or just prolong your death.
With a fresh E3 experience on the horizon and all the new goodness the technology explosion brings us, its probably an ideal time to look back. E3 has been a longstanding platform for the gaming faithful, it’s also where folks who have had a taste for nerdy and awesome things find out about the interesting media coming down the pipe. A wonderful hub where the wide eyed hordes whet their appetite for what’s next, and lets just have a look at the sorts of things E3 has already brought us.
Hit the links with this all new addition to the Mario Golf series! A staple of the Mushroom Kingdom brand of gaming, Mario Golf has been crushing balls for a long time. Now on the 3DS, Mario Golf: World Tour branches into the realm of the third dimension, and with online and local multiplayer, this is one little golf game that isn’t so little.
On May 24th, you’ll get the chance to meet Nintendo WiiU’s upcoming Mario Kart 8 a week before release only at Best Buy! Click below to find out where and how, and the other surprises Nintendo has in store for Toronto and Montreal area-based players!
Every so often, a promotion comes along that blows your socks off. Considering the ridiculous numbers the Mario Kart series does every time a new game comes out, it doesn’t really need more sales bonuses. Yet, Nintendo’s stacking the deck in your favour if you buy early. Buy Mario Kart 8 and register it with Nintendo by July 31st for your choice of one of 4 different free games! Read on for more details.
I’ve never been able to figure out what Kirby is, but does anybody really know? It’s always been rumoured that he got his name from a lawyer that defended Nintendo in a lawsuit 25 years ago, but what species is a pink ball of nothing with triangular arms and feet? Video games never have to make sense, and that’s the best thing about them, right? Kirby’s back for more wind sucking, enemy mimicking, side scrolling fun in Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS. One thing’s for sure: It’s nothing like you’ve ever played before. Read on to find out more.
Can you imagine what our world would look like with private military for hire, and all nations struggling against each other constantly at war? Sledgehammer Games and Activision want to give you a look into that this year in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. With a completely new dynamic to the series, and a voice cast including the likes of Kevin Spacey, this November promises to be an earth-shattering look into war many years from now. Find out more after the jump.
Known for many things, but few of them painterly fairytales about lost princesses, Ubisoft is known for quality games and talented people. These last two have combined to bring something new and striking, though perhaps easily judged or dismissed upon first glance. A powerful experience packaged in something beautiful and unassuming, Child of Light surprised me, and I think it might surprise you too.