Gamescom 2013, the video games trade event happening in Germany this week, saw wave after wave of gameplay videos from Microsoft, Sony, and third party. In case you missed it, here’s a higher quality feed of the HD Multiplayer Trailer for Killzone: Shadow Fall coming to PlayStation 4 exclusively.
Today is Nintendo’s Day at the E3 2013. Today Nintendo has released the following information regarding release dates. The following Wii U and 3DS release dates are quoted from the Nintendo Press Release:
Nintendo’s third-party partners are bringing their best creations to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. A selection of the games on the way for Nintendo systems include (titles in bold are playable at Nintendo’s E3 booth):
Title Publisher Platform(s) Release Date
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Ubisoft Wii U Oct. 29
Batman: Arkham Origins Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Wii U Oct. 25
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Nintendo 3DS Oct. 25
Deus Ex: Human Revolution -Director’s Cut Square Enix, Inc.
Disney Infinity Disney Interactive
Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS
Disney’s Planes Disney Interactive
Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft Wii U, Wii Oct. 8
Rayman Legends Ubisoft Wii U Sept. 3
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
Shin Megami Tensei IV ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.) Nintendo 3DS July 16
Skylanders SWAP Force Activision Publishing
Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS
Sonic Lost World SEGA
Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Ubisoft Wii U Aug. 20
Watch_Dogs Ubisoft Wii U Nov. 19
Additionally, third parties are also bringing strong digital-only content to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in 2013. Some of these titles include Ballpoint Universe (Arachnid Games), DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom), Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom), Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Dakko Dakko), Coaster Crazy Deluxe (Frontier Developments), Spin the Bottle: Blimpies Party (KnapNok Games), A World of Keflings (NinjaBee), Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants), Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Renegade Kid), Cloudberry Kingdom (Ubisoft) and Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games).”
I host another RealGamerNewz Podcast in which we discuss the New Golden Age of Gaming and why and how it’s here. PlayStation and Xbox are about to take gaming to a whole new level and leave behind their old ways for a much more classy and artistic generation. Business is business, but Microsoft and Sony both put those things to the side this week at E3 2013 where Sony PS4 and MS XO were shown alongside many games including a larger amount of exclusives and New IPs than anticipated. Both gaming giants are looking good with outstanding, strong, and impressive presentations that have proven the lasting power of the International Video Game Industry is here to stay.
RealGamerNewz Podcast: A New Golden Age of Gaming IS Here
– Gaming: Back To The Good Old Days
– There Was Once A Time Of Nearly 100% Exclusives
– Xbox ONE Specs and PlayStation 4 Specs Are Nearly Identical
– Competition Is Now Purely Who Has What Game
– Trips Down Memory Lane
– Why and How The Golden Age of Gaming Is Back
– PlayStation 4 Network 2.0 Instant Demos Stream Off Cloud
– Xbox ONE Upload Studio – Game DVR
– Why Exclusives Are Good For Gaming
– E3 2013 Is All About Games, Good Sign Of Things To Come
– Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 Showered In New IPs and Third Party Exclusive Love
In the following comic produced by Dorkly the Nintendo Wii U Strategy for Success as well as the challenges it faces ahead against next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony is chronicled (or ridiculed depending on how you look at it). Take this as productive criticism Nintendo, once you get comfortable at the top they start getting ready for your reunion at the bottom again.
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RealGamerNewz presents the Current Gen Awards & Nex Gen Predictions Podcast from Tristan’s Twisted World featuring Hitman and Tristan of the RGN Staff. On this recording we take our picks for favorite games as this generation draws to a close and next generation platforms PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 are discussed as well as other systems including the Steam home console (AKA Steambox).
Tristan’s Twisted World: Current Gen Awards and Nex Gen Predictions
-Best Single Player
-Best PS3 Exclusive
-Best 360 Exclusive
-Best Indie Game
-Nex Gen Predictions (Xbox 720, PlaySation 4)
Steam has all but revealed they are working on what is said to be a state-of-the art home video game console set to compete with the industry at large. Does this mean Steam will go up against Sony and Microsoft’s upcoming creations, currently dubbed PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720? If so, what exactly could this entail?
1. Graphics and Gameplay – The graphical and gameplay of Steam’s console will depend on the parts that are included in the SDK kits as well as consumer finished units. If you don’t have the power you can’t do certain things, as Nintendo’s limitations in hardware have taught us along the way. If Steam is meant to compete with the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 then it will have to be rocking multiple core processing units and serious graphics setups.
2. Online Infastructure – Steam’s network of social and competitive gaming already exists on the PC and is a huge hit bridging the gap from players on Desktops, Laptops, even Macs together for gaming. This online infastructure can be a huge plus for Steam. Imagine being able to play against friends on other platforms. If this feature is not put to good use it will perhaps be harder for Steam to stand out and compete with the strength of existing brands PSN and XBL (PlayStation Network and Xbox Live).
3. Quad HD and 3D HD – Will the Steambox take advantage of the fact that many of Steam’s computer games (in its digital retail marketplace) already utilize high graphics resolutions and 3D capabilities? This will surely be a great selling point, as if to say that you have the PC graphics without using the PC! With the coming standardization of HDMI 1.4a through next generation hardware this will have to remain cutting edge. The Quad HD standard in the not-too-distant future (better known as 4K) will also need to be implemented with this machine at some point as well.
4. Exclusives – Indie titles, PC classics, up and coming exclusives otherwise relegated to the Steam PC experience will have to shine their hardest as a Steam home console would be in need of many exclusive experiences to compell people away from their existing third party and exclusive content. Valve has an advantage here because they utilize smart business practices of hiring mod developers from within their own game communities. If they are willing to take risks, invest in upcoming technologies such as User Generated Content, not only could they come away with some pretty amazing and unique games but also the online environment could be full of creativity.
5. Third Party Support – With a huge existing relationship with many publishers and developers already, one might think third party support for a Steambox would be a no brainer. However, this is where it’s going to get tricky. Just getting games to release on your system isn’t enough anymore. As seen in the current generation of PS3 / 360 / Wii U there needs to be some sort of exclusive content offering, and/or exclusive spin-off titles and approaches to development to allure the consumer into a unique feeling product. Valve will have to think long and hard about exactly how they want their brand to feel and function before releasing their next generation console and they will want to have a natural fit for developers eager to participate in Steam’s movement.