Take a Look At EACL: An Impressive California eSports League

E3 is a busy conference for a lot of the folks in the media. One of the pillars of this year’s show was in the development of the eSports community and having that play a critical role in the show. While last year’s fad may have been in virtual reality, this year felt much moreContinue reading “Take a Look At EACL: An Impressive California eSports League”

GPS Episode 16: E3 Extravanganza Part 2 – Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo

Episode 16 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Professionals Show (GPS), is now live! It’s part two of our E3 press conference coverage where we cover Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo. As we go through the announcements, we talk about what worked and what didn’t work, as well as our favorites from the show. Additionally, checkContinue reading “GPS Episode 16: E3 Extravanganza Part 2 – Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo”

E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Ups Mario’s Game

Last year at E3, we saw Link enter a more open world with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. At E3 2017, we saw Mario similarly evolve with Super Mario Odyssey, a game that many thought looked like Grand Theft Mario but feels more like Mario does Grand Theft Auto. Let me explain. Opening the Mario FormulaContinue reading “E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Ups Mario’s Game”

Hands On with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Promising, but Far Away

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the passion project of Koji Igarashi, known for his previous work on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. We first learned about this game two years ago when Igarashi announced his Kickstarter campaign following his departure from Konami. I had a chance to visit a behind-closed-doors presentation and hands-on demoContinue reading “Hands On with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Promising, but Far Away”

GPS Episode 15: E3 Extravaganza Part 1 – EA, Microsoft, Bethesda

Episode 15 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Professionals Show (GPS) is now live! We’re exhausted after a long week at E3 and have lots to talk about. In part one of our E3 coverage, we discuss the EA, Microsoft, and Bethesda press conferences. As we go through the list of announcements, we also talkContinue reading “GPS Episode 15: E3 Extravaganza Part 1 – EA, Microsoft, Bethesda”

A Word to the Wise on Assassin’s Creed: Origins

It is hard not to be excited for Assassin’s Creed: Origins. It is going to be the first mainline Assassin’s Creed game we get after a much needed two year break. Ubisoft previously placed their titular series on a yearly release schedule since Assassin’s Creed II. Such a grueling pace did no favors to the seriesContinue reading “A Word to the Wise on Assassin’s Creed: Origins”

Interview with Kevin Carthew, Creative Director at Team17

During this year’s E3, I had the great pleasure of playing The Escapists 2 and sitting down with Kevin Carthew, the Creative Director for Team17. We discuss Kevin’s role within the company, Yooka-Laylee, and The Escapists 2, which is set for a release this year.  Ben Eberle: Hello and welcome. I am standing here with Kevin Carthew,Continue reading “Interview with Kevin Carthew, Creative Director at Team17”

Call of Duty WWII’s Single Player is Great, but Expected

Call of Duty WWII brings the long-running FPS franchise back to its historical roots in grounded, gritty combat. I spent a lot of time with the game at E3 this year and had the pleasure of viewing a hands-off demo of the single player campaign. Every year it feels like Activision promises something new forContinue reading “Call of Duty WWII’s Single Player is Great, but Expected”

E3 2017 Ends and Sets Records, Prompts Concerns

E3 closed its doors until next year, featuring record levels of attendance from the industry’s leading figures, exhibitors, media, and analysts. For the first time, though, E3 decided to try something new and introduced the addition of 15,000 fans who purchased passes to attend the once-closed off expo. In a move that boasted well overContinue reading “E3 2017 Ends and Sets Records, Prompts Concerns”

Hands on with Absolver, a Shared World Fighting RPG

Absolver is one of the newest titles published by Devolver Digital and it definitely took me by surprise this year at E3 with its unique take on some old formulas. French developer Sloclap is made up of experienced game devs, though Absolver is the first project that the team have developed so far. Having noContinue reading “Hands on with Absolver, a Shared World Fighting RPG”

Hands on with Star Wars Battlefront II Multiplayer

Most of the Star Wars Battlefront II talk has been focused on the single player campaign and the story of Imperial Commander Iden Versio. One of the most significant complaints with EA and DICE’s first Battlefront in 2015 was shallow gameplay, lack of content, and no story. Even the multiplayer battles lost their charm and began toContinue reading “Hands on with Star Wars Battlefront II Multiplayer”