PC Gaming has its own press conference again. Let’s take a look at it and Ubisoft’s together.
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PC Gaming E3 2016 Press Conference
Why does PC Gaming have its own show? I’m not sure. But I love PC games as much as the next person, so let’s take a look.
They started with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III. I may not be an RTS fan, but at least it looked somewhat cool.
The next few games didn’t really interest me: a sim called Oxygen Not Included, a discussion of Ark: Survival Evolved, and a bizarre-looking game called Giant Cop. Then they showed Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord, which looked okay but isn’t really my thing.
Next, though, the creators of Lords of the Fallen showed their new game, The Surge.
It’s a sci-fi Dark Souls-inspired game, and that sounds interesting to me.
Back to stuff that doesn’t really interest me: a shooter called LawBreakers, a lot of technical talk about AMD, and Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope.
Vampyr, on the other hand, has definite potential.
After my vampire-fueled excitement, it moved on to Killing Floor 2 content and more VR, but then they showed Obsidian’s upcoming RPG Tyranny. Its premise is that the bad guys have won, which could be interesting.
Then it was horror time!
The idea behind Observer is that it’s a cyberpunk universe where the police can hack into people’s mind and use their fears against them. They showed both a teaser trailer and some gameplay.
I’ve got my eye on it. It seems like it has the potential to be pretty creepy.
After that, we had another string of games I’m not interested in, starting with an RTS called Dropzone and new Arma 3 content. They showed a puzzle game called Turing Test that could be interesting, but looked kind of dull from its trailer, and a survival game called Overland.
After that came a space MMO called Dual Universe, a closer look at Halo Wars 2, and a new World War II shooter called Day of Infamy.
They then switched to fantasy, with Mirage: Arcane Warfare. It doesn’t really interest me, but the next magic-themed game did. Mages of Mystralia lets you make your own magic spells, and it looks really cute.
The PC Gaming show closed with a look at a new mode for Warframe, Warframe Lunaro. I have no interest in Warframe, though, so let’s stop here and move on to the next conference of the day.
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Ubisoft’s E3 2016 Press Conference
I’m not even going to comment on the way Ubisoft opened its show.
It tied into Just Dance 2017, which I have no interest in. The next game, which the host assured us blew our minds last year, is one I didn’t remember, Ghost Recon: Wildlands. You can imagine how much interest I have in it.
Similarly, I’ve got no interest in South Park: The Fractured but Whole, which was the next focus.
After that, they spoke more about The Division’s upcoming content.
Virtual reality was next, with Eagle Flight VR. I’m really not sold on VR, but I’ll admit this looked cool. Still, my excitement for the Star Trek game they showed next dropped off when I realized it was also VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew.
(I’m mainly an Original Series fan anyway.)
The next trailer was pretty cool, and it turned out to be For Honor.
I honestly thought this was a multiplayer-only title, but apparently it has a campaign, too. Will I get it? Probably not, but it was one of the more interesting parts of the conference.
Then it moved onto Grow Up. It’s the sequel to Grow Home (which I didn’t know was out), and it looks cute. How can you not love a cute little robot?
The next guy was given an epic introduction while most of the audience looked on in confusion, and all of this was about a crossover between Trials and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, called Trials of the Blood Dragon. It looked pretty crazy, and it’s already out now.
Assassin’s Creed then took over the focus. In particular, the Assassin’s Creed movie, which hopes to escape the curse of video game movies. Who knows, maybe it will.
Then the screen went crazy, in a bizarre intro for Watch Dogs 2. Watch Dogs never interested me, and Watch Dogs 2 has done nothing to change my interest.
After a look at Watch Dogs 2, they moved to a new IP. There haven’t been a lot of those so far this E3, so I was interested. Unfortunately, Steep is an open world action sports game, so it’s definitely not one for me.
And that was the end of Ubisoft’s show. Ah well. I’m not an Ubisoft fan, so my lack of interest isn’t surprising.
Thoughts on the PC Gaming show and Ubisoft’s E3 2016 press conference? Let me know in the comments!---
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