I’m a sports writer and videogame enthusiast… maybe the other way around. I'm a freelance writer for New York sports on silive.com and I talk about the latest gaming news here on Pixelpine. I’ll also share my personal thoughts regarding what's going on in videogame media occasionally in Opinion posts.
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Brian, Chris, Matt, and special guest Chris DiFranco discuss No Man’s Sky current status in gaming and whether or not it lives up to the hype. Listen to DiFranco’s excitement for Overwatch as well and Brian and Matt’s updates on Rare’s Yooka Laylee!
Enjoy the chaos of this week’s episode! Banana on!
Pokemon Go is on the verge of death, but Brian is having fun giving them stupid nicknames. The Nintendo is allegdly bringing back some old school features for their next console and a copy of No Man’s Sky was sold for $2000. The co-hosts discuss their thoughts.
Brian hates Cortana and wants her murdered. A reward will be available for her head.
Chris thinks Brian can serve sexual favors to people under the bridges in New York.
BioShock is back. After a three-year hiatus since the release of BioShock Infinite on the Xbox 360 and PS3, the dark mysteries of Rapture and Columbia return in a single package.
BioShock grew to immense popularity quickly with an incredible narrative and story telling. BioShock Infinite set the bar even higher in 2013 with what one of the best endings to a trilogy in gaming history.
This three-game collection offers all DLC, add-on content, and also includes bonus Director’s commentary to take gamers through the eyes of the development team as they created the worlds.
Many gamers were teased on the idea of the collection before and even during E3, and though 2k Games waited just a bit longer than most expected the game is finally confirmed.
Check out the trailer below for the official announcement:
The BioShock Collection is slated to release September 13 in North America and September 15 world-wide.
E3 2016 is coming at a time where it seems like calling the Xbox One and the PS4 the “new generation” sounds crazy at this point. Now developers are fully in the swing of this iteration of hardware and though the excitement of the first few years of the new generation is dying down, a new excitement for high quality games is building.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what the gaming giants are coming out with in the next week when E3 starts on June 12.
Most gamers are familiar already with the idea that Microsoft is poised to announce a new “slim” Xbox along with perhaps an Xbox One “Scorpio” — an upgraded version of Xbox with potentially 4x the power of the 2013 Xbox One. These news stories are the biggest bombshells for Microsoft at E3, but beyond this the games that they’ve got in their arsenal are just as exciting.
Gamers have long deserved a quality Pirate game and very few have even attempted to create an original game in this style for over a decade. Rare is back in action looking for redemption and this comeback tour starting with Sea of Thieves is an incredible starting point. An open-world, multiplayer-focused adventure game set on the rugged seas is well deserving of some new information that gamers will certainly be privy to during Microsoft’s conference on June 13.
ReCore is another lesser known title just starting to come to the forefront since being announced at last year’s E3. This action-adventure game comes from some incredible minds — Keiji Inafune, the designer of the first 3 Mega Man games is teaming up with Armature Studio another developer who has plenty of high quality games behind them like Metroid Prime 3 and Batman: Arkham Origins.
ReCore deserves to be brought to the spotlight with such prestigious developers working on it and an incredibly unique concept powering it.
Just like Microsoft’s next version of the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4.5 is expected to be the highlight of the show with the more powerful version of the console being prepped for more extensive use with the PlayStation VR. VR is certainly the future of gaming at least in some facet. The immmersion created is incomparable to previous gaming experiences and if Sony can capitalize and market their PS4.5 as a way to bring those VR experiences closer to life they’ll find success despite the not-totally-favorable idea of releasing an upgraded console midway in it’s life cycle.
The Last Guardian looks like it will finally come out with a definitive release date as well.
No Man’s Sky is a bit of a concern with some having expected the game would be here by now, Sony and Hello Games will have to be careful if they intend to show any footage of the game — so as to avoid any bad publicity or resentment fans may have for its late release.
Is Nintendo even a real giant anymore? It’s certainly incredibly successful and has the greatest characters and history in gaming behind it, but with so little excitement being centered around it today it’s tough to imagine them having an overtly “successful” E3.
Pokemon has taken center stage for the last year and The Legend of Zelda WiiU continues to be the biggest talking point for them. But is that enough to keep fans excited? Or will they actually release a more comprehensive breakdown of what the Nintendo NX is? Most signs point to no, but Nintendo always seems to have a knack for surprising people.
Check out The Platinum Achievement Podcast for a greater breakdown of E3 predictions along with a lot of other nonsense.
Brian and Imran weren’t so sure how excited they would be for E3 2016, but after discussing their predictions for the show with Chris the hype has been sufficiently built up with expected big releases from Ubisoft, Bethesda, EA, Microsoft, and Sony.
But where is Nintendo? Does anyone care for the WiiU anymore?
The PA Podcast crew discusses all this and more on this special E3 2016 Predictions episode.