In this special, live, simulcast Mom's Minute episode coverage of Sony's E3, 2013 press conference, Ms. H is joined by DerrickH and Oscar. No stone is left unturned as Ms. H leads lively discussions on the conference events, ranging from the perceptions of the host, the late start of the conference as well as its extended duration -- to the m...
Another year of E3 reveals and while we're coming up on the first year anniversary of the XBOX ONE and PlayStation 4, many of these games look like XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3 titles. You can't really expect game developers to spend too much time and money producing launch titles that only a few hundred thousand people will buy. Almost all the year one titles for a new console are ports of the current-gen version.
The titles that really look like the next generation of console games are still a year away. The trailers look great, but are these really the games we'll be playing in 2015? Will they be delayed until 2016? It used to just be cinematics that were made to fool you. Now, they're showing "gameplay" that's running on the $1200 worth of 3D PC hardware.
Think about the Killzone 2, MotorStorm, and I Am Alone reveals. Remember Watchdogs, Assassin's Creed and Madden 25. What ever happened to Project Milo?
Here are 3 games from todays press conferences that I think look too good to be true.
As a wise man once said...
Dead Pixel Live goes down an alley in this episode. Derrick rants about how E3 reports have ignored the majority of the show and how news about WeTheForce, Hyperkin, USO, etc goes unreported. Hect and Tedakin join in as we discuss the Ouya and why Derrick will probably buy one
PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One controller
Is it just me, or did you notice that both Sony and Microsoft did not spend much time, if any, talking about their video game system's controllers during their respective E3 press conferences on June 10, 2013? Maybe they did not want to repeat themselves since the controllers were mentioned at their previous press conferences. However, I, for one, would have liked to hear more indepth details about the new controllers and why they are (or are not) considered to be an improvement over the current ones.
The Xbox One and PS4 battle continues with the video game controllers
Of course, the meat of the new gaming systems is the consoles themselves; however, is it possible that a controller could sway you more toward buying either the PS4 or the Xbox One?.
Here's information to help you choose between the PS4 or the Xbox One controllers.
The PS4 controller is referred to as Dual Shock 4. Unfortunately, the current PS3 (Dual Shock 3) controller is not compatible with the PS4. The PS4 controller will have a touchpad, a headphone jack and a built in speaker. The controller will support motion detection via gyroscope sensors.
Additionally, the PS4 controller will feature a light bar that will display different colors to alert you regarding your status while playing a video game, i.e. low health, etc. The controller will have a motion sensor similar to the PS move. The existing PS move for the PS3 will be supported on the PS4.
The Xbox One's controller basically keeps it current design. The battery compartment is slimmer and the directional pad on the controller has a four way design. Each trigger will have independent rumble motors, called impulse triggers where the trigger will vibrate when performiing an action -- for example firing a weapon.
The best way to find out if you like either the PS4 or the Xbox One controller is to actually hold it and better yet -- to play your favorite video game with it.
Is a video game more enjoyable if you like the controller?
In just a few months you will be able to do just that with either the Xbox One or the PS4 controller when the next generation systems, Xbox One and the PS4 launch during the 2013 holiday season.
Did you notice a stand-out video game that caught your interest during E3, 2013? In my opinion, there were lots of notable video games showcased during E3, 2013; however, there was one video game that really caught my eye.
The game that stood out at E3, 2013 among many, in my opinion, was Quantum Break by Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios. The demo shown was packed with action gameplay and started off with a bang. Of course, during actual video gameplay, there may be slow-moving parts in the game to advance the plot along, but based on the trailer, these parts may be few and far between. I especially enjoyed watching the still-action motions and the graphics of objects as well as some of the characters suspended in space and time during gameplay.
To give you background info on this game -- Quantum Break will be an action, science fiction time travel type video game with main protaganists, Jack Joyce, Paul Serene and Beth Wilder. It is a single player video game, exclusive for the Xbox One. While Remedy Entertainment is keeping most of the storyline and the gameplay under wraps for now, it is known the plot involves an experiment in a lab that went awry -- giving the characters the ability to manipulate as well as travel through time. For authenticity, the company consulted with time travel experts to keep the gameplay in this video game as realistic as possible.
Similar to another video game, Defiance, Quantum Break will have a television show tied in with the game. The television show guides you on how to play the game and how you play the video game will, in turn, impact the show.
Quantum Break has a pending rating and will be available in 2014.
2k Sports shows off the power of the next gen consoles with this trailer featuring King James beside his digital doppelganger. NBA 2k14 is slated to appear on both the PS4 and the Xbox One along with the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Booth Babes are a staple of game conventions, smiling and taking pictures with the attendees. For the three days of E3, they bravely face a horde of gamers while still managing to represent their choosen company/game in a positive light. But after hours of smelly, sweaty, grabby photographers, it's a miracle that these women (and men) are still able to put on a happy face. They are so professional that finding a photo of an unhappy booth babe is extremely rare. So rare in fact, that it's become a quest known as The AllGames Sad Booth Babe Photo Contest.
Find a picture of a gaming model, male or female, thats not overflowing with joy and post it in the AllGames Forum (link). The photo that most displays the true sadness of having to pose yet again for a gamer fumbling with their iPhone will win a bag full of great E3 swag.
TellTale Games has released a suitably creepy trailer for their next episode of the Walking Dead adventure game, 400 Days. It takes a look at the characters you'll be meeting in the episode along with a glimpse of a few of the action scenes.