Tag Archive | e3

The Open-World Era

Blow me away again, Bungie!

Not gonna lie, as much as I’ve ragged on “next-gen” gaming, I’m hella excited how open-world is becoming a thing. Read More…

Fuck the Xbox One.

Before watching the the Xbox One reveal I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve.  I knew I wasn’t going to get anything immediately but as a hardcore gamer I was dreaming of everything I wanted in Microsoft’s next console.  After all, it does mark the beginning of the next generation console war.

I was sorely disappointed, though.   Read More…

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs Will Be A Next-Gen Game

I'm calling it now

Earlier this year at E3 Ubisoft announced its new intellectual property- Watch Dogs.  Players take on the role of a hacker in an open-world, third person action game set in Chicago.  No release date has been announced.  Not even a “coming in 2013” etc. Read on…

Bungie’s New Game Will Be At PAX This Year

Bring on PAX!

When the Activision/Infinity Ward court battle leaked the Activision/Bungie contract detailing the Fall 2013 release of Bungie’s new IP I thought for sure it would officially be announced at E3 (arguably the most popular video game convention).  So when E3 came and went I was a little confused nothing had even been mumbled about it.  Then it hit me.

Bungie’s new game will be announced at PAX.

Games, especially from blockbusters devs (like Bungie), are usually announced a year to 15 months before they release.  Halo: Reach (Bungie’s last game) was announced June 1, 2009 and released September 14, 2010.  Resistance 3 was announced on August 17th, 2010 and released September 6th, 2011.  Gears of War 3 was announced on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon on April 12th, 2010 and released September 20th, 2011.  Borderlands 2 info started coming out last summer and was officially announced August 3rd, 2011.  It’s set to release later this year.  Is Borderlands a blockbuster IP?  Debatable.  But I digress.

If that contract is true- that Bungie’s new game is releasing in 2013- I can’t imagine them announcing it any other time.  PAX is always held in Seattle which is also where- surprise, surprise -Bungie headquarters resides.

The question now is- how excited for PAX 2012 are you?