Veronica Mars: Season 4 (trailer)
Veronica Mars airs on July 26 as a Hulu Original.
I’m playing career mode in F1 2019 and … (review)
Over the last year, my interest in Formula One racing has really ramped up. My official introduction to the sport came in 2001 thanks to Sylvester Stallone’s Driven, but more on that later.
My interest in Formula One has led me to watch every race in the 2019 season, so when I realized a new racing game was being released, I figured I’d give it a try.
This being my first Formula One gaming experience, I didn’t know what to expect from the career mode. I honestly appreciated the Formula Two introduction to the circuit. It was a nice starting point for the game.
There were little story elements that made the game interesting, plus the opponents that you come into contact with had some personality.
The racing component started off simple enough in F2, but once you accepted your offer with an F1 team a whole new world opened up. I’ll compare it to the Batman: Arkham series. Once you choose your team, you are able to see what upgrades your car needs in order to be competitive.
As you play through the game with practice and qualifying, you gain points that allow you to unlock upgrades to have a better pace during the race.
This game is so involved! Your engineers are in your ear letting you know what to do in order not to botch up your race. You have to choose what strategy to accept to give you the best chance during your performance. You have to pay attention to your tire health and your engine health. And depending on what team you choose, you may still suffer on the circuit.
I was completely and positively surprised at the amount of involvement from the player character. I actually have even more of an appreciation for the sport since I assume that it’s much harder to plan all this out in real life.
I also think my dad will really like this one. He’ll enjoy unlocking the legends and classic cars, so he’ll get a copy for sure.
Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans (trailer)
Borderlands 3 Official E3 Trailer and Demo
Opinion: These games should pique your interest from E3
A lot of anticipated games were shown at E3. And it’s expected for people to be excited about them. But, beyond the critically acclaimed franchises, there were some gems announced as well. I’ve listed a few games that have piqued my interest beyond the main titles that have been showcased.
Twelve Minutes was shown off at the Microsoft Xbox E3 conference. It has such an intriguing concept. You have 12 minutes to figure out how to not die while you’re stuck in a time loop. The trailer gives off this psycho-thriller vibe. While trying to figure out how to change the events predetermined in the game, I expect to have an intense experience filled with absolute concentration and frustration.
Another exciting thought about Twelve Minutes surrounds the distractions and roadblocks in the game. How will the game respond when the player almost figures out a way out of the loop?
Developer: Luis Antonio /Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Platforms: Xbox One, PC
The GhostWire: Tokyo trailer debuted at the Bethesda E3 Conference. It was actually one of the most interesting upcoming games mentioned during the conference. It had a brand new feel without any preconceived hype. Planting its feet firmly in the horror genre, GhostWire: Tokyo looks like it will rival The Evil Within which was created by the same developer.
Players will roam a ghostly version of Tokyo after mysterious happenings force you to uncover the reason and purge the city of evil. This sounds like a great opportunity for those of us who faithful play Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and even Parasite Eve.
Developer: Tango Gameworks /Publisher: Bethesda
Wolfenstein: Youngblood has the potential to be the best Wolfenstein of the franchise. Why? Because you are able to play in online co-op with a partner. It’s the first Wolfenstein with co-op. If this set up works well, I can’t see co-op not being an option in future Wolfenstein titles.
Another reason why this game is on the list is due to the release date. It comes out on July 26, so it’s an option for some summertime entertainment.
Developer: Arkane Studios, MachineGames /Publisher: Bethesda / Platform: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation
Death Loop seems cool. It’s two assassins going head to head to see who can get the kill first. The premise of the game is that you are at a constant loop to kill the other assassins while evading other enemies as well. I may have missed this in the presentation, but the trailer does not mention if this is a co-op experience. If it had a co-op mode, that would most likely be the highlight of the game.
Develper: Arkane Lyon, Studios / Publisher: Bethesda / Platform:
My Friend Pedro
My Friend Pedro is the most unorthodox game that I’ve seen so far in E3. Not only did Devolver Digital have the most memorable showcase, but this game developed by DeadToast Entertainment also stood out among everything else. It reminded me of Super Hot. If you recall Super Hot, you’ll remember its a game where you can slow down time to shoot your enemies. Well, this game reminded me of that, but on a train with parkour.
Developer: DeadToast Entertainment / Publisher: Devolver Digital / Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows
Which games stuck out to you?
Watch Dogs: Legion at E3 2019 | Ubisoft (trailer)
The most exciting information about Watch Dogs: Legion is the option to play as anyone you want while playing the game. In the past, we’ve had one player character. Being able to play any character and customize that character while you play adds to the open world feel of the game.
Doom Eternal release date & Battlemode announced at E3, Game play trailer
Gears 5 release date announced at E3, new co-op activity and bonus content (trailer)
The pre-order bonus is Terminator: Dark Fate characters.
Sources for videos: Kotaku and Gamespot
Apex Legends reveal at E3 | new season, new weapon & new legend (trailer)
At EA Play the new season of Apex Legends was announced. It is called Battle Charge. EA also revealed a new weapon titled L-Star and a new legend named Wattson.
Video Sources: IGN, Apex Legends, and Game Clips & Tips
Destiny 2: Forsaken – Crown of Sorrow Raid Trailer reaction, Season of Opulence
I one hundred percent knew that the new Destiny 2: Forsaken raid Crown of Sorrow would end up being hive. Plus, I have this outrageous theory that somehow Savathun is involved in this. I mean she was in control of Riven in the Last Wish raid, so it wouldn’t be completely impossible.
Maybe Savathun is planning something to do with Calus.
Either way, I am excited for Season of Opulence to start tomorrow! I will be jumping in the raid too. As long as RNG is my friend. I’ll update you then.
Also, read my semi-preparation guide for Season of Opulence. It’s not to late to do some of the techniques I mentioned – Preparing for Season of Opulence (Destiny 2: Forsaken).
Destiny 2: Forsaken- Season of Opulence (trailer)
Best 3 moments in the Avengers: Endgame special look (trailer review)
The entire new trailer opens up the window to what could possibly be the first act of Avengers: Endgame. I assume it’s the first act because I refuse to believe the Russo brothers would waste all the hype of the last year just to put out a trailer. In all honestly, Marvel Studios didn’t even need to release anything else. I’m already invested.
But against my better judgement, I watched the new special look trailer for Avengers: Endgame. There were a few things that hit me my bucket of feelings and I’ve listed them below.
By the way, everything that I mention in this blog is based on the trailer linked below. So feel free to watch it first and then come back to my writing.
If you agree with me, please leave a comment below with the date April 26. Also, if you see something I didn’t catch comment that too!
1: Tony Stark looks at a picture of Peter Parker
At this point, I’ve already cried every time I’ve watched Avengers Infinity War and (spoiler alert) Spidey turns to dust in the arms of Stark. But showing Tony obviously still broken up about the events and the fate of his young protege made me let out a sad sigh.
2: War Machine stating the obvious
Bruce Banner, Thor and War Machine are having a conversation about what to do in response to the Thanos snap. Bruce Banner states the team is short handed and War Machine states the heartbreaking truth when he says all of their friends are dead. I immediately said, “Ouch”. That’s a hard hitting truth.
3: Iron Man vs. Captain America
I assumed from the first trailer that Tony Stark was going to make it back to earth. However, I could have done without seeing the full reconciliation of Captain America and Iron Man. That is a huge plot point isn’t it?
Maybe it’s just the tip of the iceberg so the Russo brothers decided, eh why not.
Either way, I’m pumped and there’s less than a month until the movie hits theaters!