E3 2017 Predictions: Sony

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E3 2017 Predictions: Sony

Sony had a strong start to the year, with a slew of successful exclusives like Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, and Nier: Automata. In February, the PlayStation VR headset neared 1 million units sold – way beyond Sony's expectations despite its small library of games. It's clear PlayStation is doing well, but that doesn't mean Sony shouldn't continue to impress.

At last year's E3, we saw major announcements of new games like the return of God of War with a norse twist, Days Gone, Spider-Man, and more. Since then, we learned about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and a sequel to The Last of Us during PlayStation Experience. We're likely to hear more updates about several of these titles in rapid-fire succession during the press conference, along with new announcements. Here are our predictions for the show.

God Of War Gets 2018 Release DateLast year's E3 kicked off with a full orchestra and choir that played stirring music, leading to the reveal of the new God of War. We were reunited with a scruffy and older Kratos, who helps his young son hunt in Scandinavian woods. It's a major tonal shift from the past games, and excitement was rampant. We haven't heard much since, though signs point to a release next year. We are hopeful that E3 will give us a better look at the game, and a clearer release window.

Funny To A Point – The Pursuit Of The Perfect Headline

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Funny To A Point – The Pursuit Of The Perfect Headline

Trying to come up with the perfect headline can drive even the most gifted auteur to the brink of madness. In just a few short words, you have to convey the subject, tone, and opinion of the article, while being accurate enough to not mislead readers, yet sexy enough to make them want to read it in the first place. If you're anything like me, you also have to constantly fight a competing goal: to make the punniest joke headline you can possibly stomach.

Review headlines are the most fertile ground for joke headlines, and our reviews editor Joe Juba does an admirable job as G.I.'s watcher on the walls, bravely fending off the bad ones for the sake of our readers. However, every now and then a headline accomplishes all of the above – it's informative, accurate, clickable, AND contains a groan-worthy joke, at which point Joe has no option but to approve it for print. Few brave editors pursue this wicked brew of punny perfection, but just like my efforts to aid amateurs with my Professional Gamer insight, I consider it my duty to keep on trying.

Get Ready For Our Portal Game Club Discussion

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Get Ready For Our Portal Game Club Discussion

With the next rapid-fire entry in our ongoing GI Game Club series, we're taking a look back at 2007's Portal. Not Portal 2, just the original Portal. Several Game Informer editors are going to play through the game and talk about it in exhaustive detail on the next episode of The Game Informer Show podcast airing on June 7th. We're looking for your input. This is a great opportunity to go beyond the "Portal is brilliant" over-simplification and really dig into the how and why of the tiniest details on what makes the first Portal special. Please send in your focused and specific thoughts on what details stand out to you about Portal to podcast@gameinformer.com. Let's all find something new to say about this game.

Portal is cheap on Steam, available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in the Orange Box, and backwards compatible with the Xbox One.

To get caught up on previous GI Game Clubs, click through the links to hear us discuss the following games in exhaustive detail: Final Fantasy VIIUncharted 4: A Thief's EndDeus Ex: Human RevolutionBioShockPokémon Sun and Moon, and Mass Effect Andromeda.

Four Things To Know About Tekken 7

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Four Things To Know About Tekken 7

Tekken 7 brings the dormant fighting series back for the first time in almost a decade, and it's mostly a good return to form.

Below you'll find a short rundown of Bandai Namco's latest fighter. For more on Tekken 7, check out our review.

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Join Us For Some PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Livestream Action Today

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Join Us For Some PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Livestream Action Today

Are you ready to watch Game Informer editors jump off school rooftops, drive cars into trees, pilot noisy boats, and hide out in dirty bathrooms hoping to hear the enemy coming?

Then you've come to the right place. Join us today from 3-5 CT as we play "pass the sticks" and see who can live the longest, who can pull off a furtive machete kill, and who will just fail spectacularly.

It's sure to be a blast as we attempt to survive on the island!

Our Bold E3 2017 Predictions

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Our Bold E3 2017 Predictions

It's that time of year again. E3 is just around the bend and with that in mind, speculation and rumors are filling the air. This is true for us at Game Informer as well, and today we're grinding our feet into the ground, standing akimbo, and boldly proclaiming our predictions for this year. We're starting off with third-party predictions today. The Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo prognostications will come in the days that follow.

DICE Showcases Star Wars Battlefront II's Campaign The Battlefront reboot had good gunplay, but the content was sparse and lackluster. EA and DICE seem to be trying to make up for that in Titanfall 2 fashion, filling the second go round with more content and a singe-player campaign. Though EA already revealed the topsy-turvy Fight For The Empire story setup and a look at protagonist Iden, we still haven't seen that much of the campaign itself.

Seeing as Battlefront II is due out in November, it's likely we'll be seeing more of the game in action during E3. And given that the campaign is what people are most curious about, it stands to reason that will be what EA is showing off.

Watch Us Debate Prey's Divisive Ending

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Watch Us Debate Prey's Divisive Ending

Prey has been out for a few weeks now, giving players ample enough time to finish the game. The ending has proven to be just as divisive among players as the rest of the game.

Suriel Vazquez, Matt Bertz, and I sat down to hash out how we felt about the game's ending and how our choices through Arkane's sci-fi adventure. Warning, we cover a lot of ground here that's firmly in spoiler territory, so turn back now if you don't want the whole game spoiled for you. Otherwise, you can tune in by watching below:

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The Virtual Life – Why Breath Of The Wild Is My Most Important Game Of 2017

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The Virtual Life – Why Breath Of The Wild Is My Most Important Game Of 2017

The world has unraveled.

That should be the sentence to the opening of a fantasy novel about a broken world. It’s not. Instead, those four words are often swirling around in my head when I wake up in the morning before I’ve had my sacred cup of coffee and taken a look at the headlines. For the past year, it’s become an almost ritualistic form of bracing myself – the sip, the sigh, the glance at the news coming down my Twitter feed or across banners on the top of CNN and NPR.

Crumbling international relationships and government systems. People murdered on public transit for standing up to racists. My idols are dead and my enemies are in power, as the saying goes.

The Coolest Pokémon Sun And Moon – Guardians Rising Cards We Pulled From Booster Packs

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The Coolest Pokémon Sun And Moon – Guardians Rising Cards We Pulled From Booster Packs

As the second expansion based on the Pokémon Sun and Moon games, Guardians Rising shifts the focus toward the more exotic creatures found in the Alola region. In addition to the titular Guardian creatures, this expansion also introduces the legendary Pokémon that appear on the box art for Pokémon Sun and Moon.

We were sent 36 booster packs, as well as both the Steel Sun and Hidden Moon decks that are headlined by Solgaleo and Lunala respectively. We pulled the ones that were either the coolest or most powerful from the packs we opened and featured them in the gallery you see below. 

Scroll down to see our favorite cards we opened from the Sun & Moon – Guardians Rising expansion. For our favorite cards that we pulled from the base Sun & Moon expansion, head here. For our gallery of our favorites from the retro-facing Generations and XY Evolutions expansions, head to this gallery.

Katsuhiro Harada's Fight To Keep Tekken Relevant

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Katsuhiro Harada's Fight To Keep Tekken Relevant

Like Ed Boon and Mortal Kombat, Katsuhiro Harada is synonymous with Tekken. Loved by the community for his sense of humor and relentless trolling of fans, he's been involved with the storied franchise since 1994. Working his way up from a project producer on the first Tekken – while also voicing Yoshimitsu, Marshall Law, and Kunimitsu – he now sits at the helm of the Bandai Namco's flagship fighting series.

In the lead up to Tekken 7's home console release, through his long-time translator Michael Murray (himself an accomplished game designer), we spoke about the evolution of the franchise, the future of arcades, and whether the Street Fighter and Tekken universes are canonically linked.

Interview by David Milner.