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PlayStation held its 3rd annual PlayStation Showcase at its fan convention, the PlayStation Experience, in Anaheim this past weekend. For those who don’t know the Showcase is a presentation similar to PlayStation’s E3 conference where they reveal new games and talk about all the latest and greatest in video games. This year’s Showcase was one of the best video game presentations I’ve ever seen. With a strong open, a steady stream of awesome announcements and trailers carried by the fan’s unbridled enthusiasm and a finale that had me screaming while jumping up and down, this Showcase was one I’ll never forget. So, here’s everything announced at the 2016 PSX Showcase!
After a series of teasers, Rockstar has finally announced the sequel to their critically acclaimed 2010 title, Red Dead Redemption. Officially titled Red Dead Redemption 2, the game is expected to launch Fall 2017 on Xbox One and PS4. Take a look at the set of teasers that led up to the announcement:
PlayStation held what they called a “PlayStation Meeting” this week at their PlayStation Theater in New York City. After countless leaks, rumours and even blatant hardware unboxings, everyone knew that they were going to announce the PlayStation Slim. But the majority of the excitement was for the PlayStation Neo, a rumoured impressive upgraded PlayStation 4 hardware that supports 4K and VR. In actuality, the conference was a disappointing hour of Mark Cerny blandly discussing hardware specs and development challenges along with Andrew House promising that improved hardware will allow for better games and more immersive experiences, the standard marketing and PR spiel we’ve all heard before. With all that said, there were a couple interesting announcements made and some cool games shown.
PlayStation returned to the Shrine Auditorium in downtown LA for the first time in several years but not only was there a change venue but there was also a change in style. PlayStation’s conference was a huge step away from the usual press conferences where big wigs in suits discuss sales and price changes, announce new partnerships and entertainment initiatives. Previous PlayStation conferences have talked about TV shows like the PlayStation Plus exclusive show Powers or TV streaming services like PlayStation Vue. But this year PlayStation was all about games. The full conference was incredibly short, running just over an hour, and was all trailers.
The conference was scored by a live orchestra and featured multiple set changes to coincide with the presented game. There was a projection on the floor that Kojima walked across (and appeared to fall off). It was all one big show designed to build hype among fans rather than talk about company plans for investors and press – and it worked. The PlayStation conference was regarded as one of the best E3 conferences in 25 years. The hype made many ignore the fact that very few of the shown games are coming out soon, and many are in fact 2 or even 3 years away. So, if you missed PlayStation’s conference or just want a detailed list of the announcements, then this article is for you. Enjoy!
As E3 officially kicks off with the Xbox conference, there is a lot of catching up for Xbox to do if they want to stay competitive with Sony and the runaway success of the PlayStation 4. Microsoft got off to a stumbling start in 2013 with mixed reviews surrounding their announcement of the Xbox One. The focus on TV, apps, movies, features and basically everything but games really alienated the Xbox faithful who had been enjoying gaming on their Xbox 360. But since Phil Spencer has taken over at Xbox and begun changing the message to “games, games, games” the Xbox One and its ecosystem have been making huge strides in winning back those lost fans. And this year the course correction truly feels like it has worked. Xbox is once again about amazing games in an amazing ecosystem supported by strong indie titles, first party exclusives and the outstanding Xbox Live service. So whether you missed Xbox’s conference or want a detailed list of the announcements: this article is for you. Enjoy!
Xbox One S Announced
The long rumoured slim version of the Xbox One was announced and the 2TB version is set to release in August of this year with different storage sizes coming at a later date. The Xbox One S is much slimmer than the original, comes in white and will retail for $299 USD ($349 CDN).
Gears of War 4 Co-op Trailer and Details
Gears of War co-creator Rod Fergusson showed off Gears of War 4‘s new co-op mode in a stunning gameplay demo. Gears of War 4 takes place
Hot damn. I’m going to be honest, I was skeptical when I heard Bethesda was hosting another press conference. After their stellar showing at E3 2015, I thought it was a one off. That they were just doing it to start the Fallout 4 hype train and that maybe they would do another one in a couple years when they had another marquee title to announce like Elder Scrolls VI. But they came back this year and they were excellent. So if you missed it or want a detailed list of the announcements this article is for you, enjoy!
In the first seconds of the conference, a bootup screen came up as a sort of cute way to introduce the conference. But if you look closely it’s actually a list of all the Wolfenstein and Doom games as well their release dates. In the list after “Old_Blood”, which was the last Wolfenstein game released in 2015, is “New_Colossus” with “**-**-**” as the release date. This is undoubtedly a t