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"Bring us the girl, wipe away the debts, that was the deal." Sounds a bit dodgey doesn’t it. A brand spanking new trailer for Bioshock Infinite has been released, and boy is it a good one. Whilst only lasting for a measly one minute and thirty seconds the trailer does a fantastic job of wetting our appetites for the game, which to be frank is what a trailer is suppose to do. So what are you waiting for, check it out now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLHW78X1XeE

Nintendo’s not done with their trip, but they’re on the right path.

The Sunday before E3, Nintendo had a special online video feature, revealing details about the upcoming WiiU console. Largely, the special focused on the new social capabilities of the console, alongside the revisions the Wii U GamePad (as it is now called) carries with it.

First and foremost, the controller has replaced the Circle Pads with traditional, although clickable, Analog Pads. Whether these analog pads will be remembered or not, as many consoles that have them eventually forget their use in games, they’re there for eventual usage (or disuse). The addition of a Near-Field Communictation spot (something largely unspecified until now) seems designed specifically for such games as an updated Skylanders, or even a Pokemon game in the future. Finally, a “Television” button is one of the oddest, but potentially the most usable; it might be an issue to set up, but once it is, would make the GamePad one of the most-used devices in the house.

A nice surprise of the note was Wii U Controller Pro, a newly-advanced version of the Classic Controller. Independent of remotes, the controller brings the console to the forefront of the multi platform field; while the Wii controllers were perfectly acceptable for multi platform games, the console will be the most powerful of the three at launch, and this traditional controller will make sure that there’s no logistical reason to not include the console in cross-platform titles.

The true focus of the event was the concept of the Miiverse, a social networking system Nintendo’s not attempted to such an extent before. Extending to web, portable devices (iOS and Android are the likeliest, and would be a rare show of support for other developers), and the 3DS itself, it appears to be a true account for social usage; it’s the same Mii across all fields. If Nintendo could tie this theoretically “Universal Mii” into their Nintendo accounts (Club Nintendo, WiiShop, 3DS Shop, and so forth), it’d be a large step towards Nintendo being competent with their online plans.

In an additional video, showing off the social connectivity of the Miiverse, a player uses the Twitter-esque function, takes a phone call, and even video chats with a fellow player. It’s a concept that seems to attempt to replicate what people already have; a computer, a smartphone, or the simple Twitter. Later news updates revealed that these posts will have to be moderated by Nintendo, so might take around 30 minutes to get online. This definitely seems like an issue; some players having to wait 30 minutes before someone can see their request for help, followed by an additional 30 minutes for a response‚Ķ when you can just go online and find the answer quicker? It limits the use of the system.

Nintendo’s E3-proper showings focused on the games, not revealing any new hardware features, such as the rumored Nintendo 3DSXL. The most notable games appeared to be the ones with the least amount of focus; Project P-100 has gotten a lot of attention for the Wii U, despite only having a few seconds of focus in a multi-game trailer, while a new Fire Emblem game for America was only revealed via Twitter for the 3DS. The New Super Mario Bros. games will be fun, but everyone’s wondering why the 3DS “cash grab” isn’t a Wario Land title. Likewise, Game & Wario seems to be a fun title that eschews the WarioWare elements of previous titles. NintendoLand could be a Mario Party title with Smash Bros. universe elements, but it’s not. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon will be a solid title, but it’s an odd sequel to a rather forgotten Gamecube title. Pikmin 3 seems to be universally hailed as one of the bright spots of Nintendo’s shows, and Epic Mickey 2 on the 3DS looks to be the most-celebrated third-party title. Other titles such as Mass Effect 3 and Arkham City: Armored Edition are welcome, but seem a little too late to the party; for commentary, who is Mass Effect 3 for? Even if it includes all the DLC, the players who have wanted this title will have beaten it multiple times on other platforms.

Not the strongest showing, and no incredible moments, but it’s solid. The Wii U looks to be a console that’ll survive on it’s own for a while, until third parties fully commit to it.

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Also follow @chadbonin who wrote this fantastic article.

Say hello to Halo! Yes lady’s and Gentleman the gaming series that set the benchmark for games is back. This is the eight game in the franchise but has been given the name Halo 4 which makes as much sense as what’s going on in the Halo universe. Halo 4 is the first in the “Reclaimer Trilogy” which the new developers of the game, 343 industry, are making.

With the first demo of the game showing at Microsofts E3 conference, it is safe to say that 343 have done a good job in not complete screwing up the Halo series, we can’t however say if this statement is correct for the whole game though as we only saw about 7 minutes of a level. The level that was shown at E3 showed Master Chief in the midst of a jungle and on his way to track a crashed spaceship, so far so Halo.

All the usual Halo guns and equipment are back including Cortana, talking of, there are rumours that this game could be the last for her as in the Halo universe AI can only live for a certain amount of time before they, in a sense, think themselves to death and Cortanas time is swiftly approaching.

The graphics have clearly had a polishing and the jungle environment looks more lush and tropical and Master Chief is shooting at more aliens than any other person known to man, but thats the thing, it’s just more Halo. Don’t get me wrong that’s what a lot of people want to see but after 8 games it’s pretty much more of the same. Like I said before we can only judge on what with seen, but what do you think?

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If the phrase mind blown was in the dictionary then the definition would be simply, Ubisofts recently announced game Watch_Dogs. Why did the Oxford dictionary chose that definition I hear you ask? No one had heard of Watch_Dogs, and so when they showed it at Ubisofts E3 showcase, all jaws hit the floor.

Ubisofts Montreal had been working on the game for two years prier to their E3 announcement, and the fact that no leaks happened is an achievement in its self.

Watch_Dogs is the story about how all technology is now connected and run by big corporations, however some people don’t like this, and a group of assassin like mercenaries try to break the system.

Although little is known about the game at this point, we do know that the main protagonist is Aiden Pearce, a man who has broken into Chicago’s “ctOS” (Central Operating System). Whilst it may look like a single player game it seems that multiplayer is intertwined due to the fact that towards the end of the demo, we see another character who looks like he is being played by another man on stage, a pop up task then sates a “group objective”. Check out the on stage play through here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw4rcRn0UTw&nomobile=1). We also know that the game will becoming to PC, X-Box 360 and Playstation 3.

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OH MY GOD IS THAT HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STAR ELLEN PAGE? If you are referring to the new “Beyond Two Souls” game then you would be correct, that is Ellen Page, however if you still think that Ellie from Last Of Us is Mrs Page, your still wrong.

After months of hushed whispers and closed sourced rumours, it has officially been announced that the next game from Quantic Dream, creators of the critically acclaimed Heavy Rain, will be Beyond Two Souls, a game that centres around the idea of death and what happens when we die, so nothing to emotional.

Ellen Page will play Jodie Holmes, a girl who has some sort of connection to the dead. In the game we will follow Jodie through a 15 year period of her life and experience every challenge that faces her.

We have seen some Gameplay and we must say it looks stunning! Think Heavy Rain, but have the graphics be even more beautiful and pixel perfect. It really is as visually excellent as the Kara tech demo, if not better.

The gameplay is almost parallel to Heavy Rain except for one major difference this time around. You also take on the roll of a ghost like spirit that is able to travel around and interact with the world differently to what Jodie can do, for instance the spirit can enter people bodies giving you the ability to control them.

The cinematic cut scenes are back in full force as well, and they still allow you to change the direction in which they go if you don’t correctly hit all the right buttons that you are expected to hit.

This really was one of the pinnacle games at E3 due to the fact that it was completely juxtaposed to everything else being shown, also the fact that some of Hollywoods finest actors are lending their talents to video games really shows how far video games has come and also, what the future looks like for the gaming industry.

And no Ellie from the Last Of Us still isn’t Ellen Page.

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Nintendo’s not done with their trip, but they’re on the right path.

The Sunday before E3, Nintendo had a special online video feature, revealing details about the upcoming WiiU console. Largely, the special focused on the new social capabilities of the console, alongside the revisions the Wii U GamePad (as it is now called) carries with it.

First and foremost, the controller has replaced the Circle Pads with traditional, although clickable, Analog Pads. Whether these analog pads will be remembered or not, as many consoles that have them eventually forget their use in games, they’re there for eventual usage (or disuse). The addition of a Near-Field Communictation spot (something largely unspecified until now) seems designed specifically for such games as an updated Skylanders, or even a Pokemon game in the future. Finally, a “Television” button is one of the oddest, but potentially the most usable; it might be an issue to set up, but once it is, would make the GamePad one of the most-used devices in the house.

A nice surprise of the note was Wii U Controller Pro, a newly-advanced version of the Classic Controller. Independent of remotes, the controller brings the console to the forefront of the multi platform field; while the Wii controllers were perfectly acceptable for multi platform games, the console will be the most powerful of the three at launch, and this traditional controller will make sure that there’s no logistical reason to not include the console in cross-platform titles.

The true focus of the event was the concept of the Miiverse, a social networking system Nintendo’s not attempted to such an extent before. Extending to web, portable devices (iOS and Android are the likeliest, and would be a rare show of support for other developers), and the 3DS itself, it appears to be a true account for social usage; it’s the same Mii across all fields. If Nintendo could tie this theoretically “Universal Mii” into their Nintendo accounts (Club Nintendo, WiiShop, 3DS Shop, and so forth), it’d be a large step towards Nintendo being competent with their online plans.

In an additional video, showing off the social connectivity of the Miiverse, a player uses the Twitter-esque function, takes a phone call, and even video chats with a fellow player. It’s a concept that seems to attempt to replicate what people already have; a computer, a smartphone, or the simple Twitter.

Following these announcements, Nikkei (http://andriasang.com/con1b0/nikkei_nintendo_e3/) has two new announcements regarding Nintendo: a larger-screened 3DS (a 3DSXL as it were), which isn’t guaranteed to include the dual-analog sticks as believed (as the limited usage of the Circle Pad Pro doesn’t encourage it’s expenditure), and a 30,000 yen price point for the Wii U, which is around expectations. Additionally, the Wii U will include non-gaming content, such as a car navigator, books, and a karaoke service.

Nintendo’s not in bad shape going into E3. For many, the games of the new generation will decide the fate of the future console wars. If Nintendo will let me play Virtual Console titles on my GamePad as the TV plays other content, I’ll be fine.

What do you think about the Wii U? Tweet us your thoughts to @2Games1C

Also follow @chadbonin who wrote this fantastic article.

Remember with great power, comes great responsibility. Now if every game developer took that on board when making a game based on a movie, we would have a lot less games that go straight to the discount section, buts what that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plain? No silly its your friendly neighbourhood “The Amazing Spiderman” tie in game.

By looks alone it seems that it could overcome the the dreaded curse of its previous movie tie in games and, well actually be good. This wouldn’t be the first time though, Spiderman 2 the game got rave reviews and gave you the closest feeling to being Spidey, also one of the best games ever , Golden Eye, was based on a movie, so that shows you that there not all bad.

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What do you think, could this be a good game?

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