Sony pulls the spotlight to Paris to show upcoming lineup

Oh what a beautiful day to love video games. Sony has somehow continued their momentum after TGS. The stage this time was the Paris Game Show, and what nice display it was.

We got updates on many games that needed updates.

  • Uncharted 4 Multiplayer looks rad
  • Horizon Zero Dawn looks rad
  • Everything else looks rad

We also got a few new announcements. Coolest one is Detroit. Remember that demo Quantic Dreams release sole as a “test.” Turns out it blossemed into a full fledged game when the studio realized the fans wanted more.

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Square Enix Unveils E3 2015 Lineup

LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2015) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today revealed its E3 2015 lineup. Working on beloved franchises with talented internal and external developers, Square Enix continues to introduce the industry to exciting and innovative games at E3, such as Just Cause® 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®, games from the FINAL FANTASY® franchise, and Hitman® –– among others.

“This year’s E3 lineup continues to show the passion and dedication of Square Enix’s talented international development teams,” said Yosuke Matsuda, president and representative director of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. “The powerful and diverse line up of games we are showcasing not only demonstrates our devotion to iconic franchises, but also our commitment in creating games for all types of audiences across different platforms.”

For a first-hand look at upcoming Square Enix games, please visit booth #2001 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

For the audience not attending the show, Square Enix will host a live online broadcast – “Square Enix Presents” – directly from its booth. Fans will get an exclusive look at titles in the E3 lineup and a chance to interact with creators throughout the show.

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Nintendo Transforms Iconic Franchises to Give Players Unique Gaming Experiences

Some saw Nintendo’s E3 showing as a disappointment, I personally thought it was crazy. With a total of SEVEN newly announced titles, and showing EIGHT titles we had previously known about, there’s tons of games to look forward to if you’re a Nintendo fan.

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2015 – This year Mario reaches an impressive milestone in video gaming: 30 years as a leading man in Nintendo’s timeless  Super Mario Bros. series. At E3, Nintendo celebrates Mario’s longevity with a new installment in the franchise called  Super Mario Maker, one of many games at the show that transforms familiar characters and their games with unique new looks, styles and game-play features. Players will see new installments of beloved franchises like Star FoxYoshiAnimal CrossingMario & LuigiXenoblade and  Metroid, and enjoy the reimagining of Bowser and Donkey Kong as Skylanders figures that also have amiibo functionality with compatible Nintendo games.

During the  Nintendo Digital Event video on the opening day of E3 2015 in Los Angeles, Nintendo announced games launching in the near future, with a focus on what fans can enjoy in the second half of 2015 and early 2016. The Nintendo Digital Event in its entirety is available to view above. Nintendo will continue to share information on future games and initiatives in the months ahead.

“Millions of video game players worldwide look to Nintendo to deliver surprises and smiles,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “That’s what we have on display at E3 – familiar characters and franchises transformed in unexpected ways that can only be found on Nintendo systems.”

For a roundup of some of the news and games Nintendo is showing this week including trailers, follow the jump!  Click on to read the full PR…

Final Fantasy VII Remake is Finally Happening!

Square Enix has confirmed what people have wanted for years: A remake of Final Fantasy VII.
Let’s just dive right in.

LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2015) – At Sony Computer Entertainment of America LLC’s (SCEA) E3 press conference today, SQUARE ENIX® announced that it has begun production on the full remake of FINAL FANTASY® VII for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Click on to read the full PR…

Nintendo World Championships 2015 Crowns John Goldberg from Queens, New York as Winner!

Returning after a 25-year hiatus, the Nintendo World Championships 2015 concluded tonight in Los Angeles with a new world champion: John “John Numbers” Goldberg of Queens, New York. Goldberg defeated Cosmo Wright in a tense final round playing the upcoming Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U console. The new champion emerged victorious after a multi-round competition in games from Nintendo’s past, present and future, including The Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Metroid for the Super NES as well as Splatoon, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, in front of a live crowd of thousands and even more fans watching around the world online.

The intense competition consisted of 16 Nintendo fans, eight pre-selected by Nintendo and eight advancing from qualifying rounds held across the nation on May 30. After winning the final round, Goldberg was presented his trophy by Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong series, among others.
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Street Fighter Icon Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy, and Mother 3’s Lucas come to Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS!

So the information might have been released a bit early by leaks, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing. Ryu, Roy, and Lucas are here and we can’t WAIT to play with them. Once the eShop loads…

REDMOND, Wash., June 14, 2015 – During a special video presentation focused on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai, unveiled a smashing amount of new content for the games, including two new playable characters: Ryu from the Street Fighter® series and Roy from Fire Emblem. They both join Lucas from Mother 3 as new playable fighters, and are available for download now! This additional paid content lands alongside a major software update that launched today for both systems, which also includes three new stages and many new costumes for Mii Fighters, including outfits from classic fighting series Virtua Fighter and Tekken. With these new characters, stages and costumes, top fighting game franchises Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter®, Virtua Fighter and Tekken unite for the very first time.

“Today’s update proves that the evergreen Super Smash Bros. games continue to evolve and grow with unexpected new content,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We’re offering multiple price options and bundles for all this outstanding new content, so players can mix and match whatever characters, stages and costumes they want.”

The entire direct can be seen above, but a recap can be found below the jump! Click on to read the full PR…

What We All Need is a Steam Powered Giraffe (Exclusive Interview!)

It’s no secret that we love Steam Powered Giraffe here at Pixlbot, so when we got the chance to talk to the minds behind the bots at Midwest Media Expo 2015, we took it. We sit down and talk about SteamWorld Heist, their upcoming album Vice Quadrant, and more!

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Credit to GeekShot Photography for the images used in this interview! They take great photos of the band, and deserve a trip over to their website!

Nintendo World Championships Headline Nintendo’s Expanded Lineup at E3 2015

It may seem like a fever dream, but Nintendo is bringing back the Nintendo World Championship once again!

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo reaches out directly to gaming fans, media and partners with a dynamic lineup for E3 2015, starting with the exciting return of the Nintendo World Championships after a 25-year hiatus. At select Best Buy locations around the country, consumers can vie for a coveted spot in the tournament finals set in Los Angeles to kick off E3 week on Sunday, June 14. Separately on Tuesday, June 16, online viewers can score the latest Nintendo news as it breaks by tuning in to the Nintendo Digital Event, followed by Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3, daily live-streamed game demonstrations from the Nintendo booth. Finally, Nintendo will deliver a piece of its E3 experience to consumers nationwide, with two hands-on sampling days of the upcoming Mario Maker Wii U game at participating Best Buy stores. This year, Nintendo will go beyond the show to deliver the E3 spirit and inside scoop to a bigger audience than ever via http://e3.nintendo.com and Nintendo’s social media channels.

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Time Crash at Midwest Media Expo 2015

At Midwest Media Expo, we were treated to see a wonderful band that really stood out to us. They were part of the concert we saw following the Harp Twins and before Steam Powered Giraffe. Time Crash is comprised of Ronen Kohn on vocals and guitar, Dave Kitsberg on his custom built GuiTARDIS and vocals, Michael Fye on bass and vocals, Andrew Rice on drums, and Christopher Rice on Steel Guitar/Tricone. Inspired by Doctor Who, this group rocked out Midwest Media Expo! The energy they displayed in their show was phenomenal and really showed they loved what they played. They encouraged the crowd to come in front of the stage and enjoy the show and even did a very energetic cover of “500 Miles” which the crowd was really into. During the concert we caught on Friday, they were joined by Matt Sernaker of Random Gibberish, and they also had the pleasure of being joined by Ellen McLain (voice of GlaDOS) to perform “Still Alive” during their concert on Saturday. Time Crash has already released an EP called Little Amelia and their full-length album REGENERATION. Continue reading…

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