Klei’s next game, Griftlands, is coming to early access on the Epic Store July 11. 

E3 2019It’s time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We’ve got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.  

Klei’s next game, Griftlands, is coming to early access on the Epic Store July 11. Griftlands was originally announced during the 2017 PC Gaming Show.

Source: Kotaku.com

Square Enix E3 2019 press conference: watch it here

Square Enix will hold its annual E3 2019 conference on Monday, June 10, where it will reveal some of the company’s upcoming games for the year and beyond.

We’ll definitely be hearing more about the Final Fantasy 7 Remake (which finally got a release date last night), Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers, and Marvel’s Avengers. Square Enix will also likely show off titles announced during previous streams and conferences, like Oninaki from Tokyo RPG Factory, Babylon’s Fall from PlatinumGames, and Dying Light 2 from Techland. Fingers are crossed for an announcement about the unnamed Deck Nine collaboration, People Can Fly’s new game, and maybe a follow-up to 2017’s Nier: Automata, if we’re really lucky. Maybe Square Enix will have other Final Fantasy games to show as well.

Square Enix’s E3 2019 livestream will be available in both English and Japanese and will go live on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter on Monday at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET.

Source: Polygon.com

Midnight Ghost Hunt pits you against a squad of ghost hunters

Midnight Ghost Hunt was shown off at the PC Gaming Show by developer Mellowsoft, and it looks like a fantastic title for fans of asymmetric multiplayer. Sam Malone, the creative director and one-man team behind Midnight Ghost Hunt, explained the title.

The trailer shows the ghost hiding as objects like a lamp and a chair, staying safe from hazmat suit wearing ghost hunters. These Ghostbuster-esque characters have powerful ghost-hunting tools and trackers, so the ghost has to stay on the move. Staying in one lamp is a good way to get caught.

Once the clock strikes midnight, the ghost turns the tables on the hunters. In the trailer, the ghost took on the role of a suit of armor. Even a chair can be used to knock a ghost hunter out and buy some time against a now smaller group of hunters.

Midnight Ghost Hunt is one of the most unique looking titles shown at E3 2019 so far. The original basis of the game was a Gary’s Mod product called Prop Hunt, but Coffee Stain Games has picked up the game and it will be entering alpha this summer.

Source: Polygon.com

PC Gaming Show at E3 2019: trailers, news and announcements

The PC Gaming Show returned to E3 2019 with its fifth edition of the event.

The press conference was hosted again by Sean “Day9” Plott and Frankie Ward. Over 30 games shared the stage, with developers introducing new trailers, announcements, and more. Several firsts were presented on stage, including Evil Geniuses 2, a new game by Rebellion, and a Q&A with Gearbox for the upcoming Borderlands 3.

For all the news from the PC Gaming Show E3 2019, check out our StoryStream below.

Source: Polygon.com

Funcom’s April Fools’ Day Conan Game Is Real Now

E3 2019It’s time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We’ve got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.  

On April 1 of this year, Funcom released a trailer for Conan Chop Chop, a crudely-animated roguelike that I said was “definitely not real but probably should be.” Now it’s coming to PC and consoles on September 3.

Australian developer Mighty Kingdom is turning Conan Chop Chop into a real stick figure game. Up to four players (with couch co-op supported) can team up to explore the world of Koth as Conan, Pallantides, Valeria or Bêlit. It’s got combos, tons of loot, bosses and infinite replayability with randomly generated maps.

Looks like the game I said I wanted. Look for it on Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC this September.

Source: Kotaku.com

Chivalry 2 announced, coming to Epic Games Store in 2020

At the PC Gaming Show, Torn Banner Studios and Tripwire Interactive announced Chivalry 2, the follow-up to the 2012 PC hit, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.

Chivalry 2 will add some additional elements to the medieval, first-person battlefield that was Chivalry. The developers have doubled the player count, up to 64 players. But the developers consider horses to be the biggest addition to the game.

Players can ride horses around Chivalry 2’s battlefield, cleaving enemies quicker than before. The team even mentioned using horses to recreate the feeling of famous battles from fiction like Game of Thrones’ Battle of the Bastards. Between the horses and the bigger game size, the game is set to simulate larger medieval battles.

Even with the larger battles and interest in creating battles reminiscent of set pieces from TV and movies, silly fun is still a focus for Torn Banner and Tripwire.

Chivalry 2 is coming to the Epic Store in 2020. Torn Banner and Tripwire Interactive say that the game will remain a Epic Games Store exclusive for 12 months.

Source: Polygon.com

One Dude Was Really Into Bethesda’s Press Conference Last Night

Picture: Todd Howard, who may or may not have been into all the yelling
E3 2019It’s time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We’ve got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.  

Last night’s Bethesda press conference was full of cool announcements like Doom Eternal details and Arkane’s rad looking new game Deathloop. It was also much rowdier than past conferences. That’s mostly good: fans had stuff to be excited about. At least one dude was absolutely loving it. To quote him: “YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH!”

Part of the fun of having general admission to press conferences is getting a raw reaction from excited fans. Without enthusiastic players and excited devs, we wouldn’t have enjoyed Keanu Reeves telling a crowd that they’re “breathtaking” during Microsoft’s presentation. It’s nice to see real people and real excitement. Hell, the guy who shouted at Reeves apparently got a free copy of Cyberpunk 2077.

What did the one terrifyingly enthusiastic Bethesda guy love? He loved dragons. He loved being the most important part of Tamriel. He loved having more servers. He loved Necromancers. He loved men with beards walking on stage. He loved knowing that Deathloop was “really fucking cool.” We should all be lucky enough to have a man who loves anything we do as much as this mysterious man loved all things Bethesda. You can watch in this fantastic montage by Twitter user theSirToasty.

Presenters were caught somewhere between amused and a bit annoyed. Zenimax Online studio director Matt Firor particularly found many of his announcements cut off by raucous “WOOOOs” and “YEEEEEAAAAHs.” Was this mysterious man a studio employee, psyched to see The Elder Scrolls Online on stage? Was he simply a mega-fan? I don’t know; I wasn’t there to investigate. Whatever the case, those whoops and hollers danced the line between charming and bit disruptive.

Fan enthusiasm isn’t a bad thing. Some of E3’s magic (such as it is) comes from the unbridled excitement of the audience both in person and around the world. Will I remember the Youngblood trailer or details about Doom Eternal’s demons vs. Doomslayer multiplayer mode? Not really. But I will remember this dude shouting “YEEEEEEEEAAAAHHH!”

Source: Kotaku.com

Roguelike dungeon crawler Unexplored is getting a sequel, called Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy

E3 2019It’s time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We’ve got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.  

Roguelike dungeon crawler Unexplored is getting a sequel, called Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy. It’s available now in open access on crowdfunding platform Fig.

Source: Kotaku.com

Pistol Whip is a VR game that mixes Beat Saber with John Wick

Cloudhead Games announced a new VR game at E3 this year, and the upcoming Pistol Whip mixes the sort of rhythmic play of games like Beat Saber with the more creative gunplay of games like Superhot VR, creating a mixture of all these influences that reportedly makes you feel like John Wick when everything comes together.

You can watch the first trailer for the game above, and it does a great job of explaining what the game is and what Cloudhead is trying to do with the feel of the experience. And it does seem to be all about the feel of moving forward in a relentless path, destroying anyone that stands in your way.

The game is scheduled to be out in 2019, and is coming to the “major” virtual reality platforms, although that claim asks a few more questions than it answers. But Pistol Whip is the rare thing in VR gaming: a release that seems to build on the good ideas that came before it while putting its own spin on what those releases did well.

Personally? I’m just hoping the game is going to come to the Oculus Quest.

Source: Polygon.com

Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 shows off gameplay in a new trailer

The team behind Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 showed a brand new trailer at this year’s E3. It included the first glimpse of the player character’s initial Embrace and snippets of gameplay. A longer, extended gameplay trailer is also available on YouTube.

Bloodlines 2 will begin with a messy, mass embrace where many vampires are created all at once. Players will take on the role of one of those characters, and be welcomed into the world of the Masquerade by another vampire. Senior writer Cara Ellison said the other newly-created undead won’t be so lucky.

“When you were made as a very young vampire, a lot of other vampires were made at the same time,” said senior writer Cara Ellison. “They’re having a less lucky time in the world […] going through vampire puberty on their own. They might have a family and a wife and children, who morally object to drinking blood. And you can find them throughout the world.”

Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 will arrive in the first quarter of 2020. You can read more in our feature story, including a lengthy interview with the game’s writing team.

Source: Polygon.com

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