E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is one of the largest gaming and entertainment oriented conferences around. The 2014 E3 happened this week and there were many, many games announced or more information released to a hungry gaming public. Let’s take a look at some of the games, and their trailers, that I found interesting.
Ever wonder what it would be like be stalked through the hallways of the Nostromo by a deadly alien? Well know you can! Set 15 years after Alien, Alien: Isolation has you play as Ripley’s daughter Amanda, as she sets out to discover the reasons behind her mother’s disappearance. Set for release on October 7th, 2014, AI could be the next great addition to the SF-survival-horror genre.
Destiny is Bungie’s (makers of Halo) next big FPS, and boy does it look great. Sadly, it won’t release for PC (where real gamers play. You can argue, but you’d be wrong) right away so it’s a good thing we resisted the charms of the next gen consoles and kept our 360 so I can at least try to play it, even though console controllers suck at FPS games. Destiny releases on September 9th, 2014.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a four-player co-op follow on the previously released Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which I never played but have heard its a good game. In her new adventure, Lara must join forces with rival treasure hunter Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Horus and Isis, to defeat the evil god Set. Sounds good to me. Even better? It’ll be released for PC as well as the next gen consoles. Releases “soon”.
I can’t wait to get my hands on No Man’s Sky. A science fiction game set in an infinite procedurally generated universe? Yes please. A meta universe where planets you discover can be shared with others? Absolutely! There’s some confusion whether this will be PS4 only at launch or whether it will come to other platforms as well. It damn well better. See the pants changing trailer below:
The original Crackdown was one of the most fun open world games I’ve ever played. Crackdown 2 not so much. At Microsoft’s E3 event, they revealed Crackdown for the Xbox One. It’s unclear whether this is a new game or a remake of the original for the Xbone. One is much more interesting than the other. The trailer sure looks great though.