How PC Games are Dominating the E3 in 2019

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 was the 25th event of the E3, where the leading hardware manufacturers, publishers, and software developers in the game industry present new and upcoming products to the members of the video gaming community. It took place in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center from the 11th to the 13th of June, 2019. If you could not make it to the event, you can just watch the live stream on YouTube. Other platforms such as IGN might stream the event, but your best bet is YouTube. The event has been primarily sponsored in recent years by AMD and Intel, but now it is being sponsored by Epic Gaming. Epic Gaming is not the favourite of most PC gamers, but what can they do about it? Besides, a lot of gaming companies made their presence felt such as Microsoft, Nintendo, Devolver Digital, Bethesda Softworks, PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft, and Square Enix. Sony, however, held no press conference before the event.

The E3 2019 was the bomb, and it is no doubt that a lot of gaming industries flooded the event with all their latest releases in store for their fans. This is, however, interesting to notice that E3 was dominated by PC games than actual console games. This is a bit astonishing, although it is clear to every gamer that most PC games can played on the top console games, if not all, in the industry today. We might want to discuss that in full detail, but we can’t ignore the fact that Sony Computer Entertainment was going to be absent from the E3! Sony confirmed late in 2018 that they would not attend the event because (in their words) “they are looking for inventive opportunities to connect with their community”. We can’t say why the sudden decision to be absent, but we know other gaming industries were there. Several companies like Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA, Nintendo, among others made some ground-breaking announcements about their newest releases and future products. This is why a lot of games were announced at the event, such Cyberpunk 2077, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, FIFA 2020, and much more.

Ninja Theory was one of the first developers to take center stage at E3 with their Bleeding Edge game that was unfortunately leaked a few days before E3,2019. Gearbox announced its Borderline 3 game, the highly anticipated game with slit screenplay release date is set for September 13, 2019. The new Call of Duty Modern Warfare will take you to the modern battleground with characters that just might second guess orders and let’s not forget the good news, cross-play support is happening. Cyberpunk 2077 stole the show at the E3, 2019 although its viewing was shown to a selected few behind closed door sessions. The game is set to be released in 2020, it stars Keanu Reeves and it can be completed without a single kill. Juicy details and new trailers on other PC games such as Gear 5, The Outer Worlds, Watch Dogs Legion, Outriders, Elden Ring, Marvel Avengers, Star Jedi, and Pokemon were revealed. X-box announced 60 new games while more information on the release date and features of Project Scarlett by Microsoft was revealed. One of the biggest stories that made the rounds during the E3 conference came from Square Enix. The gaming company revealed that the Final Fantasy 7 remake will be released on March 3, 2020, and it will cover on Midgar region.

There were lots of things to do besides listening and viewing new releases of several game companies. For instance, an e-sport zone was created to shine the spotlight on its gaming culture art, music and fashion. There were professional gamers, developer interviews on games such as Outer Worlds and pro-am tournaments on PURG amongst others. Epic used this opportunity to promote its Fortnite e-sport tournament. The company offered players the chance to participate in Time Trials, Player vs Player, and Arcade games at their respective stations. Epic’s free play pro-am tournament connected its Block Party and E3 activations by giving attendees the chance to compete in a Time Trial challenge to win a spot on one of the 8 competing teams. The team that won at the Block Party would be flown to New York City with a friend to watch the games biggest e-sports tournament, Fortnite World Cup Final taking place at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre (Arthur Ashe Stadium) on the 26th to 28th of July 2019. This tournament is no joke as there is a $30 million prize pool to be won which is slightly higher than the £20 million prize pool won at the recent Dota 2 tournament. It is going to be the largest prize pool in e-sports history and this just shows that there is a boom in the e-sport industry and the stakes will get higher as the as market grows.

 

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Ahoy Mateys! “Adventure Time: Pirates of Enchiridion” Launches July 17th on Nintendo Switch™, Playstation®4, Xbox One™, and PC

Hilarity Ensues in The Latest Launch Trailer Featuring the Swashbuckling Gang

LONDON – July 17, 2018 – Outright Games today announced that much-anticipated open world adventure game, Adventure Time: Pirates of Enchiridion, is available starting today on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One™ and PC for $39.99.  Based on Cartoon Network’s award-winning TV series, Adventure Time, the game is rated E10 for Everyone and is  available at retail locations and first-party digital stores in the US starting today, July 17th and will launch globally July 20th.  

The latest side-splitting adventure will have gamers setting sail as they play as Finn, Jake, BMO and Marceline to explore fan-favorite kingdoms and meet the beloved characters from Cartoon Network’s popular TV animation series, Adventure Time.

The game starts with a flooded Land of Ooo, in which familiar kingdoms are cut off from each other by rising waters. In their newly constructed boat, named Jeff, Finn and Jake set sail to investigate what the junk went down.

During their adventures, Finn and Jake will recruit friends to join their crew, jump into swashbuckling fights, interrogate characters for clues, and traverse the new and dangerous sea to locations across Ooo.

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Gameplay Features Include:

  • Freely explore the Land of Ooo
  • 3D visuals that match the art-style of the show
  • Playable fan-favorite characters: Finn, Jake, BMO, and Marceline
  • An original Adventure Time story, voiced by the series’ voice cast.
  • Tactical combat
  • Hero progression
  • Pirates – “Shiver me timbers!”

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is now available in the US on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One™ and PC on July 17, 2018 and July 20, 2018 globally.

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About Outright Games:

Founded in 2016, and based in the UK and US, Outright Games is a family business making family entertainment. We are passionate about creating great games with quality licenses, as we understand the value of brands, and the relationships they share with consumers. We use our expertise to create high-quality video games, combined with our ability to distribute on a global scale. Wherever the Outright Games logo is found, you can feel assured that the game will be suitable and fun for the whole family to play together.

www.OutrightGames.com

About Cartoon Network:

Cartoon Network is Turner’s global entertainment brand and the # 1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball. Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network inspires the next generation of creators and innovators by engaging its audience at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its award-winning pro-social initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an acknowledged and often used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.

Cartoon Network is part of Turner, a WarnerMedia company, a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.

“Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn” Smashes onto Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC Digitally and at Retail on June 5, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, N.J., and WATFORD, United Kingdom – April 5, 2018 – Saber Interactive and Wired Productions have revealed with a new trailer today that Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will launch globally on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC on June 5, 2018. The full game will be available for digital download on those platforms for $19.99. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will also be bundled as a physical boxed product with unannounced DLC at major retailers for $29.99 on the PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One and $39.99 on Nintendo Switch.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an action-packed beat ‘em up starring the one and only Big Diesel himself: Shaquille O’Neal. Battle the hordes of Hollywood and hell on a one-man journey to avenge your fallen home and martial arts master. Beat down foes with devastating combos, face off against outlandish celebrity bosses, and unleash your fury with a variety of hard-hitting weapons and power-ups.

Saber has previously announced that anyone who purchased NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch prior to June 10, 2017, will receive a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn on Switch upon release. In addition, Saber will share more specifics in the future regarding timing and delivery of rewards for Indiegogo backers of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborndirectly via the game’s Indiegogo page.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is a co-production of Saber Interactive and Big Deez Productions and published in partnership with Wired Productions and Mad Dog Games. This game is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB.

About Saber Interactive

Based in the U.S., Russia, and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include Quake ChampionsHalo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo: Master Chief Collection, and others. Saber’s most recent release, NBA Playgrounds, is one of the best-selling digital console titles of 2017. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.

About Wired Productions Ltd

Wired Productions is a leading video games publisher based in Watford, UK. Founded in 2008 and shortlisted by MCV for Indie Publish of the Year 2018, Wired have produced and published award-winning titles across all major platforms. Bringing games to market in both physical and digital media, notable launches to date include Super Dungeon Bros, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and The Town of Light.

For more information, visit http://www.wiredproductions.com, or follow at http://www.facebook.com/WiredPro and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WiredP.

 

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Product Review: Genius Gaming Arcade Stick for PC & PS3 (Arcade F-1000)

I grew up when arcades used to be very popular and there was nothing like coming home from school and spending the afternoon at the arcade. Unfortunately those days are passed use with today’s high-def video game systems and vanishing arcades. Well, Genius has an answer to your prayers for all us hardcore gamers by bringing the arcade-quality control home for use with your PC or PS3. The new gaming arcade stick, Arcade F-1000 is a great way for us hardcore gamers to get that arcade feel while being in the comfort of our own homes.

This great item can be used on today’s games like “Street Fighter”, “Tekken” and even the “Call of Duty” series. Like I said it works with both PS3 and PC systems, even with Windows 8 operating system (Sorry XBOX you miss out here). I have to admit playing with this brought me back to the old days. It delivers the classic arcade feel yet it is so integrated with today’s games that it works so well.

Now let’s get to the details of the actual device. This comes with a standard 4-axis 13-button joypad and supports turbo function, so you have more precise control that an arcade layout provides and helps you get to the next level while playing action and shooting games. I have to admit, I have always been playing games on the PC but this really gives a great transition to crossing over to the PS3 with this arcade stick. What I like most is that it is not a cheap piece of plastic, it has a quite durable and sturdy metal base. It is not too heavy though weighing in at 1.866 kilograms.

The Arcade F-1000 lastly comes with 3 meter cable and 1 meter extension cable if you need the extra room and this really benefited my setup quite well. I remember my old NES controller with its 12 inch wire and we used to have to sit right in front of the screen before the days of wireless. This great item is now available in the US and Canada for the suggested retail price of US$59.99. I think it is worth every penny and will deliver a new or retro video game experience for sure.