Our Favorite Monsters Of E3 2016

about X hours ago from

As E3 closes its doors for another year, it’s time to take a breath and think back about the deluge of new game info that has hit rapid-fire over the last week. While many memorable moments and characters had their time in the sun, we were also struck by some of the cool monsters that stole the spotlight this year, often drawing attention away from the heroes and settings they inhabit.

Check out our picks for the coolest monsters of E3, and tell us your favorites in the comments below. 

The Top 10 Screenshots From E3 2016

about X hours ago from
The Top 10 Screenshots From E3 2016

Every year at E3, we see a wide selection of great looking games. This year was no exception, with a wealth of beautiful open worlds, intriguing characters, and terrifying creatures. Sometimes, one image can capture what we love most about the games we saw at E3. Read on for a list of the most impressive screenshots that surfaced during this year's show.

Final Fantasy XVNothing truly captures the scale on display in Final Fantasy XV better than this massive leviathan towering over the gorgeous city of Altissia. This was only one of the huge creatures that Final Fantasy XV brought to E3, as the on-stage demo during Microsoft's press conference showed off the titan in action. We also learned that Final Fantasy is getting a VR experience, and imagining the above image rendered in lifelike virtual reality is awe-inspiring.


Spider-Man
Though it had been rumored for a while, when the web-slinger soared on stage during Sony's press conference it was one of the night's most exciting moments. We unfortunately don't know much about Insomniac Games' take on Spidey yet, other than that it will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4. Hopefully, we learn more about the game before next year's E3, but for now, its short trailer and the spectacular new costume will have to hold us over.

The Best Indie Games Of E3 2016

about X hours ago from
The Best Indie Games Of E3 2016

E3 is full of exciting press conferences and triple-A title announcements, but there are also plenty of indie games that are displayed on the show floor. Each year, we take a look at what the indies have to offer, and this year had some beautiful games on display. Here are some of the best indies from E3 2016.

Come back to this story over the weekend as we highlight additional games that caught our attention. 

Masquerada: Songs and ShadowsDeveloper: Witching Hour StudiosPublisher: Ysbryd Games 
Release: 2016
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac

Ed Boon Answers Mortal Kombat's Burningest Questions

about X hours ago from
Ed Boon Answers Mortal Kombat's Burningest Questions

Have you ever looked at Goro's lair and wondered what it smelled like? Have you ever pondered Reptiles seemingly forgotten cosplay career? Why is Scorpion so demanding? If you're anything like me, these are the questions that keep you up at night. I had a chance to once and for all clear up the confusion surrounding these hot topics with Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon.

Game Informer: Why doesn't Scorpion realize he could go to his opponent rather than always demanding they come to him?Ed Boon: That's a really good question. I think he's a control freak. Like, he's one of those people who has to bark orders to kind of lift himself up.

How many times has Johnny Cage died?About two or three million if you consider how many games we've sold.

Replay – Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare

about X hours ago from

E3 has officially concluded. It may have been a busy week, but that doesn't mean we didn't make time for Replay, and this week is all about Alone in the Dark.

Released in 2001, Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare is the fourth in the series, continuing the journey of investigator Edward Carnby as he looks into dark and scary stuff. The game also introduces new playable character, Aline Cedrac, who, as we learn in the episode, does not has a father. That's pretty much all we know about her.

Put the kids to bed before you watch Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, Kyle Hilliard. and Kimberley Wallace as they meet a creepy old lady, escape spooky monsters, and mourn the death of some dogs. For the second segment, we look into the future of Alone in the Dark to see where the series left off.

Does Resident Evil Work In VR?

about X hours ago from

Resident Evil 7 was one of the big surprises at this year's E3, as was the reveal that it's being made from the ground up for VR. Ben Reeves and I just got a chance to try out the demo using PlayStation VR and decided we would discuss our experience and what we think of Resident Evil's new direction.

Jeff M: So Reeves, you're a bigger Resident Evil fan than I am, but I'm familiar enough with the series to know how big of a departure RE 7 is going to be. What do you think of the new perspective and tone, as a fan?

Ben: I dig it. At first I was a little put off because it feels like it's just trying to capture some of the fervor behind P.T., but after playing it, I realize that it still feels like Resident Evil. Even better, it feels like old-school Resident Evil, where you're wandering through an environment and collecting items and then using those items to solve puzzles or unlock new areas. I had fun with the demo.

The Five Creepiest Games Of E3

about X hours ago from

This year’s E3 had no shortage of unnerving, tense, and downright terrifying games. In honor of the surprise amount of scariness on display, we broke down the five spookiest games saw this year. 

Days GoneSony Bend’s new IP, Days Gone may not be the most overtly spooky game, but there’s something admittedly unnerving about the absurd amount of zombies – called “Freakers” – relentlessly chasing you while you desperately try to use the environments to your advantage and to their hindrance. It will be interesting to see if the hordes shown off in its E3 demo maintain their novelty, but for now, seeing literally hundreds of zombies pouring over themselves in an attempt to get to the flesh of one human is very unsettling.  

Funny To A Point – The Games Of E3 That No One Else Played

about X hours ago from

E3 provides readers with a frenzied week of news, previews, and videos, but not every title gets its moment in the spotlight. For this week's column I'll be looking at six "games" that I can guarantee no else played at E3 except me, along with some pictures from the trip. You're welcome!

If I look grumpy in this picture, it's only because I had eaten literally nothing but donuts and pizza for two straight days. I don't know what Cork's excuse is though...

#6: TetrisI played a pseudo match of this classic puzzler the night before my flight by trying to cram as much crap as I possibly could into my backpack and suitcase. The key to packing for a big work trip? Redundancy. What if I were to lose a contact lens? I can't stagger around L.A. half-blind for a week – better bring a backup pair. What if I lose one of those too? Better pack a backup for the backup. What if I lose one on the plane, and all my spares are in my suitcase because TSA doesn't trust that I haven't filled my lens solution bottle with rocket fuel or some other highly combustible liquid? Better throw a third set in my carry-on. And my glasses.

Behind Enemy Lines With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Settlement Defense Front

about X hours ago from

The enemy in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a brutal, fascist force that players will find difficult to empathize with in any way. They’re as traditional “bad guys” as things get, an evil force set on pure domination and control. The Settlement Defense Front consists of a massive fleet which includes the biggest, baddest capital starship in the known galaxy, the Olympus Mons. Its troops are both human and robotic, with slaughter drones and retrofitted service and worker droids that have laid down their mining programs in favor of new initiatives bent on the SDF’s goals. In Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, you’re going up against this massive war machine – and the odds are not in your favor.

The Settlement Defense Front came to power as off-worlders (think of them like modern day frontier gold-rushers) headed out into the dangerous void of space to take risks and make fortunes doing what, as they see it, the fat complacent Earth-dwellers were too cowardly to do. With the aid of robots and other technology, they have benefited greatly from the bounty of space, but now they want it all. Cutting ties with Earth and taking over have become the goal, and whether it’s by brutal annihilation or simply cutting off the old world from essential supplies to survive from space, the Settlement Defense Force wants Earth out of the picture.

Our E3 2016 Indie Game Round-Up

about X hours ago from
Our E3 2016 Indie Game Round-Up

E3 is full of exciting press conferences and triple-A title announcements, but there are also plenty of indie games that are displayed on the show floor. Each year, we take a look at what the indies have to offer, and this year had some beautiful games on display. Here are some of the best indies from E3 2016.

Masquerada: Songs and ShadowsDeveloper: Witching Hour StudiosPublisher: Ysbryd Games 
Release: 2016
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac

Masquerada is an isometric RPG inspired from the likes of Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age. Battles are played out in either real time or you can pause combat to plan out your tactics. In the Venetian city of Ombre, class is distinguished and segregated by those who wear masks, and those who do not. These masks hold an ancient power, and Cicero wields some of these masks to unleash special attacks. You play as the investigator and hero Cicero who was exiled because of a crime he committed five years ago against the government. Now, he's been called back to uncover what happened to the diplomat Razitof Azrus, who has mysteriously been kidnapped. This leads him to an even larger conspiracy, and sets him in opposition to a guild known as Masquerada who hope to possess all masks for selfish gain.