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2K has released the full twenty minute demo of XCOM that they presented at this year's E3 last month. It's by far the most in-depth look at the game we have so far, covering everything from story to gameplay specifics. Spoilers throughout obviously, as the demo probably resembles the final product pretty closely, but if you don't mind, it's a great watch.
I.. I don't even... All I know is that I want it. Now. This is really something else, and I'm really not even sure what that something is. I do know it will be out this summer on PC via download. Yeah... just watch it.
The first Prey was a strange blend of sci-fi, spirituality and nausea-inducing gravity shifts. It was quite a bit of fun, so it's no surprise that Bethesda acquired the rights to the franchise in order to help develop a sequel. It is however surprising that Prey 2 won't share a whole with the first game, shifting the setting to an alien planet, and centering the game around a U.S. Marshall turned galactic bounty hunter. Interesting. Prey 2's offerings at E3, including not only a teaser for the 2012 game, but also a pretty extensive gameplay walkthrough.
Here's some pretty cool news that came out of E3 for any fellow League players that missed it. Riot Games was on hand at the expo holding private demos for three news champs that they're developing. They would be Yorick the Grave Digger, Leona the Radiant Dawn and Skarner the Crystal Vanguard. One's a giant scorpion, just putting that out there.
E3 is over and done with, but sadly, I am still trying to catch up with all the awesome stuff that came out of this year's event (I'm so professional). One category of the aforementioned "stuff" would be a crazy amount of Elder Scrolls that was previewed. Read on for some of the features shown off, screenshots, as well as almost fourteen minutes of gameplay.
A lot of people were dissapointed with Far Cry 2, that's just fact. Luckily, Ubisoft seems to have taken note of this, and are making an effort to fix some of those problems in the third game. Also, it looks really pretty. Check out a nice amount of gameplay with developer commentary below, and in case you missed it, we posted the previously released teaser trailer here.
The Neverwinter Nights games both had pretty great singleplayer experiences. However, it was always the multiplayer aspect, the idea of taking the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop experience online, that was the most exciting. I never really felt like the games lived up to their grand promises, and always felt the multiplayer experience falling quite a bit short from capturing what makes the tabletop games so great. The developers seem to have recognized this as well, and are promising a much bigger focus on multiplayer and customization for the third game in the series, Neverwinter.
If you're at all into collecting video game figurines (or just like looking at them), you've probably seen some of the work done by NECA. They're really good at what they do, which is why it's such cool news that they've recently partnered with Valve to produce a line of "action figures, toys, board games, accessories, and apparel for all Valve properties." What could that mean? TF2 figurines? That'd be cool. Half-Life tabletop game? I'd be down. Portal gun prop replica? Dude... yes...
You ready for another Warhammer MMO? No? Too bad, you're getting one in 2013. Don't worry though, this one's in the future. In space. With power armor. Oh man, I want this.