Trailers: Top 11 Most Anticipated E3 2014 Video Games

Here’s a look at the top 11 most talked about games to come out of the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (randomly ordered, of course), along with my first impressions of the trailers, whether or not I’d throw any money at those games, and when exactly you can throw money at those games, provided you want to.

Note: For the “Will I Buy It” sections, let’s just assume I have a giant stockpile of cash I am able to spend willy nilly, but am still moderately stingy about it (which, let’s be real, is exactly what would happen if I were to ever become rich) instead of the flat broke, Can’t Even Afford The Consoles For These Let Alone The Games Themselves person that I actually am. Let’s get to the list!

1. Dragon Age: Inquisiton (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4)

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‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ Will Be Set During French Revolution

Earlier today Ubisoft confirmed rumors about their latest addition to the Assassin’s Creed series with a sneak peek trailer showcasing deserted streets, a roaring mob, and a guillotine. Looks like we’re headed to 18th century France!

This trailer comes on the heels of leaked early gameplay images from Kotaku, so Unity being set during the French Revolution is probably not news to anyone at this point, but it’s always nice to make things official. Plus, we got some pretty alpha game footage!

Qu’ils mangent de la brioche [Let them eat cake]! We have been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years and although we weren’t quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand! So here’s a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin’s Creed Unity. Stay tuned – we’ll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!

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Go on the Gamesite to find more info about the Assassin’s Creed® Games: http://www.assassinscreed.com/

Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC Fall 2014.

Saints Row IV DLC: “Enter the Dominatrix”

With a title like that, this shit’s gotta be good.

Enter the Dominatrix might sound like the name of a porny spoof of Enter the Matrix (à la Lord of the Cock Rings, Pulp Friction, Grand Theft Orgy, Hairy Twatter, etc etc – don’t ask me why I know so many of these), but players of the pun-heavy Saints Row IV will be unsurprised to find that it’s actually the title of the game’s first DLC. They will be equally unsurprised to discover that some of the new missions involve velociraptors, and men in fetish suits and bondage gear miming jacking off on you.

Ridiculousness has been the name of the game for this alien-infested installment of Saints Row, but this is a whole ‘nother level of WTF. And I love it. Take my money, Volition.

Enter the Dominatrix was released for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC earlier today. Catch a glimpse of the action you’ll be getting in this DLC trailer.

“Dying Light” Game Trailer

Good Night, Good Luck

Zombies have always been and probably will always be a popular material for media, be it television, movies, or video games, as can be attested to by the scores and scores of zombie-related things of all quality levels. Personally, I’m a rabid consumer of zombie movies no matter how critically acclaimed or critically terrible they are (trust me, I’ve seen a lot of shitty zombie films and I’ve loved almost every single one) – but with zombie survival games, save for a few exceptions, once you’ve played one you’ve played them all.

Techland’s single player/4-player co-op, action survival game Dying Light seems to be trying a new approach to the zombie genre. The first trailer for the game was shown at last week’s E3 conference and is unfortunately all CGI and lacking actual gameplay, but with its usage of a catchy song and awesome parkour moves, it still looks pretty interesting.

Dying Light is set in a run down city devastated by the zombie outbreak. As the main character, you must battle not only the mindlessly violent brain-munchers, but other humans – because in this world, your own survival trumps everyone else’s. In order to survive, players utilize both weapons and cool-looking acrobatics (aka parkouring) in order to fight and/or avoid enemies, as they make their way toward a cache of supplies.

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Favorite E3 2013 Video Game Trailers

Like many others out there, I spent the past few days flailing over various announcements at the E3 conference. For those not in the know, E3 stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo; it’s a yearly event that showcases upcoming video games and video game consoles.

Here are a few of the standout (and my personal favorite) gameplay trailers/demos to come out of this year’s conference so far:

Kingdom Hearts III

Pinch me, because I must be dreaming. What’s that, you say? This is no dream? After years and years of waiting desperately for the third Kingdom Hearts game, we’re finally getting it?

You best believe I’m pre-ordering. I’m gonna be first in line at my local GameStop to pick this one up. I might even camp out in front of the store and then spend the next three days in an energy drink-fueled haze trying to soak up as much of this game as humanly possible. Because Kingdom freaking Hearts.

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Final Fantasy XV

I grew up on Final Fantasy games, so I’ve always had a soft spot for anything remotely Final Fantasy related. I can even find something nice to say about that mediocre Spirits Within movie (it… uh… it was very pretty. There, see? A nice thing.)

Based on the various gameplay trailers and info now coming out about FFXV, this looks to be a big departure from what fans might be used to – and that, in my opinion, is a very welcome thing. The setting is much more modern and realistic, and though the graphics look as gorgeous as expected, what really interests me is the action-RPG gameplay showcased  in the above trailer. Apparently, main character Noctis is able to teleport across areas and around enemies in order to wreak havoc. I’m definitely interested.

Watch_Dogs

I’ve been madly in love with Watch_Dogs ever since the first trailer came out oh-so long ago. At E3 we were given a bigger glimpse into what’s in store for gamers: you get to aggressively throw a guy’s cell phone to the ground, and drive cars and boats.

Okay, in all seriousness, this trailer is totally keeping me pumped for the actual game. I’ve always wanted to use my non-existent hacking skills in order to take nefarious individuals down. Here, I get to hack into stuff and shoot people! Wicked.

Super Smash Bros.

I have a lot of fond memories of stomping my favorite friends and family members to bits and pieces while playing Super Smash Bros. I like being a winner in all walks of life, and if the next walk of life requires me to stomp those same friends and family members to bits and pieces on Wii U, then so be it. My chosen character shall be the Villager from Animal Crossing, because he looks like a sadistic little fucker.

Also, I’m 99.999% sure this isn’t going to be an actual thing, but can you imagine if Kanye West were a playable character in this game? Seriously, pause for a second and just imagine that gloriousness.

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Everything about this looks fantastic, I can barely find the words to express my excitement. I spent the majority of my first watch of this trailer in absolute silence with my mouth wide open. The rest of the time, I was saying “holy shit” in varying degrees of loudness – especially when, at the end of the trailer, one of the guys says, “whoa whoa whoa, there’s another group of players, brace for PVP.” A post-apocalyptic open world online shooter RPG with player versus player? Be still my beating heart.

Project Spark

I will freely admit that I’m a Playstation girl at heart. My (only semi-blind) loyalty, coupled with a $399 asking price for the PS4 compared to the XBone’s – sorry, XBox One – price of $499, adds up to me definitely siding with the PS camp in this year’s Microsoft/Sony War.

If ever there were a game to make me reconsider that, though, it would be this one. The gameplay demo looks awfully fun, and I’ve got a mild fascination with world-building games even though I tend to lack the talent or creativity to do anything cool with them. Based on the demo, though, it looks relatively easy to create entire worlds and creatures – and you could always explore other people’s uploaded worlds. I could see this being a fun game to play with friends.

But wait, there’s more! Project Spark‘s going to be released on the PC as well, for Windows 8. Guess I don’t need to fork over five hundred bucks for an XBox after all. Score.

And with that, let me  leave you with one last note on the PS4 vs. XBox One debate:

Say it with me now, folks: Shots. Fired.

What games presented at E3 are you looking forward to the most? Hit the comments to let me know!

“BioShock Infinite” Video Game Trailer

“One thing I’ve learned: if you don’t draw first, you don’t get to draw at all.”

I admit that I’ve been pretty lax in keeping with video game news lately (I’ve been busy, alright?) I was vaguely aware that Irrational Games was making another installment in the BioShock series, and I was pretty sure that that was a good thing, but after viewing the latest trailer for BioShock Infinite, I am so ridiculously beyond excited for it.

I got into the first game of the first-person shooter series a few years ago (I stole it and the requisite console from my brother, as per usual). It’s been awhile since I’ve played it, but from what I remember, I loved BioShock because of the immersive storyline and the setting’s dark and moody atmosphere.

Unfortunately, the much anticipated sequel, BioShock 2, was released during a time where I was way too busy to game, so the game pretty much fell off my radar for a good long while.

Thanks to the magical wonders of YouTube, however, I was reminded of BioShock‘s existence via badass two minute long game trailer, which you can view below:

The game’s main protagonist is Booker DeWitt, a man who owes gambling debts to some very unpleasant people. To work off the debt, they send him to find a young woman named Elizabeth and bring her back – but naturally, that’s not so easy a task. Apparently, we will only be able to control Booker in-game, but once we find Elizabeth she tags along as an AI controlled character (which is good, because she looks like an interesting and promising addition).

The game looks like it’s going to be gory and gruesome as hell, and the setting – a floating city called Columbia – is a lot brighter and hopefully a little more varied than in the previous installments. The graphics look great, the dialogue is cheesy (but amusingly so), and the bits of action and gameplay that we get to see in the trailer look like they would be fun to play through (and I’m already not that huge a fan of first-person shooters, so when I say I enjoyed BioShock‘s gameplay, that’s really saying something).

BioShock Infinite is due to be released on March 26. I want it to be released right now, so I can spend the rest of my finals week/spring break holed up in my room with it.

Have you played BioShock and/or BioShock 2? Are you as excited as I am for this third installment in the series? Comment below!