LA Mayor: “We will make sure E3 stays here”

This morning, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to E3 attendees and the media before cutting a ribbon to officially begin the event. He spoke in glowing terms of the Entertainment Software Association and the video game industry in general. Transcript of Mayor Garcetti’s speech: Thank you to the entire team at ESA for anotherContinue reading “LA Mayor: “We will make sure E3 stays here””

New God of War Trailer Released

Today at Sony’s E3 conference, the publisher revealed a new trailer for Santa Monica Studio’s upcoming God of War game. Like previous entries into the franchise, the narrative centers around Kratos’s family and vendetta against the gods. With the Greek gods vanquished in God of War 3, however, Kratos carries out a brutal campaign in a snowy regionContinue reading “New God of War Trailer Released”

Bethesda Announces Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

At tonight’s E3 press conference, Maryland publisher and developer Bethesda announced a sequel to their critically acclaimed reboot Wolfenstein: The New Order with an extended cinematic trailer. Additionally, Bethesda showcased several minutes of gameplay for the sequel, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. The trailer revealed the American setting of the new game. Rebels utilizing extensive cyberneticContinue reading “Bethesda Announces Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus”

Bethesda Announces “Creation Club”

At Bethesda’s E3 conference tonight, the Maryland publisher and developer announced a new DLC platform for two of their most successful games, Skyrim and Fallout 4. “Creation Club” will combine proprietary content with community-created mods, all of which can be purchased with “credits,” a nebulous currency whose nature Bethesda did not elaborate on. The contentContinue reading “Bethesda Announces “Creation Club””

In-depth Interview with Snake Pass Creator Seb Liese

At GDC 2017, I sat down with Snake Pass creator Seb Liese to discuss the game, which just came out yesterday. Snake Pass was developed and published by Sumo Digital, and is available on Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Can you tell me a bit about your development process? How long did it take?Continue reading “In-depth Interview with Snake Pass Creator Seb Liese”

Snake Pass Review (PC)

Snake Pass came along at the perfect time in my life. This week, I’ve been ripping and tearing through my third playthrough of DOOM (2016) in an effort to find every single secret in the game. iD’s masterpiece is of course bombastic, barbaric, and most of all metal: Snake Pass is none of these things.Continue reading “Snake Pass Review (PC)”

Arkane’s Lead Designer Ricardo Bare Talks Prey (Interview)

“Prey,” Arkane Studios’ upcoming first-person shooter published by Bethesda, created quite a buzz at E3 with a mysterious and eerily beautiful trailer. Since then, there’s been an abundance gameplay footage, which often left us with even more questions than answers. At GDC 2017, we had an opportunity to sit down with Ricardo Bare, the game’sContinue reading “Arkane’s Lead Designer Ricardo Bare Talks Prey (Interview)”

Our Game of the Year for 2016: DOOM

2016 was unusually contentious among the Gamer Professionals staff when it came to deciding our Game of the Year. Nearly every person had a different pick: only DOOM was nominated more than once. As it was too close to call, we held a runoff vote, which was even closer than the original nomination process. Ultimately,Continue reading “Our Game of the Year for 2016: DOOM”

World of Warcraft: Legion Review

Every time Blizzard releases a new expansion for World of Warcraft, the same old questions and theories make their rounds on the internet like clockwork. The most common, and dare I say the most ignorant of these is: “will X expansion save WoW?” I’ve always hated this question, not because I’m a fanboy (I am)Continue reading “World of Warcraft: Legion Review”

Ana’s a Blast; Competitive Overwatch Still Irritating

One of the most impressive things about Overwatch is how Blizzard has handled support play. Gliding around the battlefield as Mercy is anything but boring, especially when you pull off a massive resurrection and turn the tide of battle. Luring your less-than-observant opponents into a turret infested trap room as Symmetra never gets old either.Continue reading “Ana’s a Blast; Competitive Overwatch Still Irritating”

Corroded Civilizations: Gaming’s Fixation on Decay

Yesterday morning, as I watched the E3 stream of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, déjà vu simmered in my head. Here, yet again, our intrepid hero makes his way through a dying civilization, a young Link exploring a Hyrule whose denizens have all but forgotten the glory of eons past. He willContinue reading “Corroded Civilizations: Gaming’s Fixation on Decay”