Another EA press event means another
Need for Speed game. This time, developer studio Criterion takes a shot at progressing the series from the ground-breaking addition of Autolog found in Hot Pursuit with Need for Speed: Most Wanted. EA says you can now "outdrive your friends, outrace your rivals and take down a city full of cops" in the most intense edition of the game to date.
The focus? Open world action where freedom is everything. No more scripted chases and sequences when trying to outrun the police. Now, you can do it however you want. If your car is of the off-road type, take the car into the mountain-side. Got a Porsche? Head down the interstate and blow past those roadblocks with ease. Drive where ever you want, go anywhere your car takes you, race your friends down the streets or mess with the cops. The choice is yours.
It wouldn't be a complete
Need for Speed game without multiplayer, though. We talk about that and a lot more after the break.
Micheal Micholic, Senior Game Manager for
Rayman Legends came out on stage during the Ubisoft E3 2012 Press Conference to fill us in on what we can expect to see Rayman and his new accomplice Murphy to accomplish with his new Wii U Pro Controller. One thing that stood out right away was that the controller created a ton of actionable combos for the 2-player mode, all the way up to a five player experience. Rayman developers credit this to the analog sticks, buttons, touch screen and gyroscope features available on the Wii U Pro Controller.
At one point, the person playing the live demo had to physically turn the Wii U Pro controller almost 360 degrees to get Rayman through a loop so as you can see there's a lot of new controls to get acquainted with. In the 2 player mode, the second player (Murphy) sees a different screen on their Wii U Pro Controller than first player. This allows them to have their own unique experience that is complementary to the first player's and very useful for helping both of them complete the level. It was pretty cool to see the fun, get your friends together type of game.
Rayman Legends is complimented so well by the Wii U Pro Controller. Check out the video after the break to see for yourself.
EA and Bioware seem entirely committed to
Star Wars: The Old Republic and they showed it with the E3 press conference. Dr. Ray Muzyka, founder of Bioware, spent some time showing the crowd what can be expected in the future of the game. He said,
Our goal is to create a living service that's always on.
Fans of the game, and there are a lot of them, will be happy to know that they are committed to maintaining and expanding, and well as enhancing the experience. There are, in fact, so many fans of this title that it is the fastest growing MMO of all time. Because of that, there is always room for growth.
What does Bioware have planned? Hit the break to find out.
If you are in a very small minority because you haven't seen
The Avengers movie then don't allow yourself to miss out on the game either. After all, it did give Aisha Taylor girl-wood during the Ubisoft E3 Press Conference so it has to be at least good. Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth looks like a super hero video game should look with regards to cinematics but sadly we didn't see any game play yet. We do however know who the playable characters are that didn't appear in the trailer and what we can expect some of the epic battles to be like. Find out more after the break.
Ever wanted to team up with Eric Cartman and run amok through South Park, CO? Well, now you can. At the Microsoft press event, we were told we could do just that, with Obsidian's latest project out of THQ,
South Park: The Stick of Truth. Perhaps THQ can turn things around. If you care about South Park, this game will be perfect for you. If you don't, then this title probably won't change your mind.
The creators of the hit TV show Matt Stone and Trey Parker came out to show off the game. Instead of taking control of one of the four hellacious main characters on the show, you are now the role of some new kid who has just moved into the wonderful city and is trying to make new friends. Shortly into the game you run into your favorite characters from the show and proceed to save the South Park from characters spoofed from
Lord of the Rings.
Not to be outdone by Microsoft, Valve decided to announce something right in the middle of the Xbox press briefing. The long-awaited rehash of
finally now has a release date! On August 21st, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive CS:GO will launch on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Steam for only $15.
For details and the video, check after the break.