Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (June 16, 2016)

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The glorious (or horrible depending on your view of such things) E3 dominates most of the blogs this week, but writing challenge responses also rolled in like an ocean of all powerful Magikarp on the precipice of level 20. Enjoy!

Community Blogs For June 9 – June 15:

My Wishlist for Zelda 2017 Timothy Repasky wrote this before the E3 reveal that made me break my "no watching trailers to spoil anything ever" rule. Aside from the sword beam (and really, the sword beam should be in every game with a sword because sword beams), I think our blogger was pleasantly surprised during the Zelda announcement. I just want to be a pink bunny again.

Ed Boon Answers Mortal Kombat's Burningest Questions

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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.

An Interview With Hideo Kojima

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An Interview With Hideo Kojima

The newly formed Kojima Productions' first game, Death Stranding, debuted at Sony's E3 press conference a few days ago, and teased a concept that no one can quite figure out. Is it science fiction? Horror? Is it about life or death? It's a mystery that will likely leave us stumped for a while, as Hideo Kojima, the founder of the company and writer and director of the game, revealed in an interview with me earlier today that it's early in development.

Kojima also talked at length about the inspiration behind Death Stranding and Kojima Productions' current push to staff up.

I've had a lot of fun following you on Twitter the last couple of months. It seems like you're having the time of your life with your new company. How is life as an independent game developer treating you?

E3 2016 Day Four Recap

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The big announcements and surprise reveals may be finished, but E3 is still in full swing. The biggest games of 2016 and beyond are on display, and the Game Informer editors are playing them and bringing you our hands-on impressions. Of course, we've also got a deluge of new screens and trailers, and bits of news continue to trickle out.

Nintendo continued showcasing new titles in its standby series like Mario Party and Paper Mario, but the company also revealed a new RPG called Ever Oasis. On the show floor, we got a chance to see plenty of exciting titles in action, including Gears of War 4, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Detroit: Become Human, and Titanfall 2. All in all, today was a good day to be a gamer, so peruse the collection of stories below and relive it. 

Paragon's Open Beta Hits In AugustStargate Actor Joins God Of War As The New Voice Of KratosNintendo Announces Pokémon Go Plus – A Companion Pedometer For Pokémon Go
PlayStation Neo Unlikely To Include Internal PSVR Processing
Another Familiar Face Returns To Dishonored 2
Rhythm Heaven Megamix Is Available Now For 3DS

Test Chamber – Trials Of The Blood Dragon

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In one of the more absurd and amusing moments of Ubisoft’s Monday E3 press conference, the team leads for the original Blood Dragon and the Trials games joined forces on stage in a show of bravado and humor, all in the name of announcing their joint new game – Trials of the Blood Dragon. Gamers didn’t have long to wait before getting an opportunity to check out the insanity; the game became available for purchase immediately following the event.

Kyle Hilliard and I sat down to check out some of the early missions of the new game, and even after driving through a few missions, it’s clear that the project is something different and surprising. The core gameplay of the Trials franchise is in place, but expanded with new vehicles and styles of play. Meanwhile, the infusion of Blood Dragon storytelling and humor lends a deeper narrative hook, along with a heaping spoonful of 80s nostalgia. 

Check out Trials of the Blood Dragon in the video below. Ubisoft’s latest mash-up is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for $14.99.

Watch Two-Minute Supercuts Of Every E3 Press Conference

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The conferences at E3 this year were overflowing with fascinating new announcements and gameplay, but they clocked in at over seven hours total. If you prefer, you can now enjoy our two-minute rundowns of the best offerings from each event.

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Watch Two-Minute Supercuts Of Every E3 Press Conference

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Watch Two-Minute Supercuts Of Every E3 Press Conference

The conferences at E3 this year were overflowing with fascinating new announcements and gameplay, but they clocked in at over seven hours total. If you prefer, you can now enjoy our two-minute rundowns of the best offerings from each event.

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Taking The Helm Of A Starship In Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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Taking The Helm Of A Starship In Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

One of the ways Infinity Ward is switching up their approach to Call of Duty is to elevate the player to the roll of a captain. This time you'll be commanding thousands of military personnel aboard the equivalent of an inter-planetary aircraft carrier known as the UNSA Retribution.

We sat down with the development team behind Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to learn more about how being the commander of such a massive spaceship changes the gameplay.

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Harada Talks Tekken 7's Story Mode And Street Fighter Rivalry

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At Microsoft's press conference during E3 2016, we saw a new trailer for Tekken 7 featuring Street Fighter's Akuma. Once the show opened, Game Informer's Brian Shea met up with Tekken's creator Katsuhiro Harada to get more information on what makes Tekken 7 different from previous entries. It's a wide-ranging interview though, and we also get Harada's thoughts on the different release strategies for modern fighting games and his dream guest characters to include in future Tekken entires.

Watch the interview with Harada below to learn more about Tekken 7 from the man that started it all.

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E3 Rivals – Days Gone Vs. Dead Rising 4

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E3 Rivals – Days Gone Vs. Dead Rising 4

We all knew zombies were popular, but their prominence during E3 2016 still took us a bit off guard. Both Microsoft and Sony showed off new zombie-centric games at their press conferences at this year's show, so we wanted to discuss both of them and see how they compare. Game Informer's Jeff Cork is a Dead Rising super-fan and he was able to play the fourth entry, while Jeff Marchiafava took the more adventurous path and has some thoughts on Sony Bend's Days Gone. Also, could there be a curveball thrown into this competition?

Watch the video below to see how Sony and Microsoft's big zombie games stack up.

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