E3 2014

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Game journalists seriously need to get laid.

Because it wouldn’t be game journalism unless people got ridiculously upset over stupid bullshit; The developers of Assassins Creed Unity are being called out over “no female characters” and that kind of bullshit. Ignoring that the game takes place during the French Revolution, I think this means we can expect to see a trend where history is rewritten to be more “politically correct.”

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Code Name: STEAM is a new IP from Intelligent Systems (developers of Paper Mario and Advanced Wars, just to name a few) that will be hitting the 3DS sometime in 2015. The game is described as a turn-based RPG/third-person shooter which blends the styles of H.P Lovecraft, Jack Kirby, and Bruce Timm.

The story follows Abraham Lincoln forming a task force to defend the earth from aliens.  Hitoshi Yamagami is producing the game, and several other first party teams are helping with development.

You can view a gallery of Code Name: STEAM screenshots after the break.

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Hunt (or, if you’re into screaming, HUNT) is the debut game from Crytek USA… Formerly Vigil, before that whole “THQ exploding into messy chunks” thing. You may know Vigil as the crew that made the Darksiders games, one of which I very much enjoyed!

Hunt, from what little info is out there, seems to be a Left 4 Dead type of experience, but in third person and in the 1800’s. The art design in particular seems top notch, but until there’s some solid gameplay footage it’s hard to tell exactly how this all comes together.

Sonic Boom, one of three exclusive Nintendo Sonic games, will be coming to the 3DS as well as the Wii U. The above trailer shows off some of the 3DS version’s gameplay, which is noticeably different than its home console counterpart. Rather than running around in 3D and beating things up, this version of Sonic Boom appears to be focusing more on 2D platforming and speed. In that sense, it looks better than the Wii U version of the game, but this is still a Sonic title so the actual quality is still up in the air.

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In their continuing efforts to make me homeless, living in a structure made entirely out of techno-figures, Disney Interactive has released pictures of new figures for Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, or whatever it’s actually called. Danny Rand, Iron Fist Heself, will join Nova (the Sam Alexander one), Venom, and Spider-Man as the newest additions to my growing pile of garbage that I feel the need to own. And it’s only going to get worse.

During another segment of Nintendo’s “Digital Event”, they debuted a trailer for the 3DS’s hottest jam, Layton V Wright, alongside a release date. As the resident Phoenix Wright Editor, I am PUMPED! It also seems this will be getting a full retail release, not eShop-only like Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies and the upcoming Phoenix Wright Trilogy.

The most lovable video game maker on the planet.

The most lovable video game designer on the planet.

After their digital event, and an extremely awkward series of technical issues, some time was spent showcasing how Splatoon is going to be FUN AS HELL and if you disagree you’re WRONG. I don’t care if it’s your opinion, it’s a wrong opinion and I won’t stand for it.

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