Sony to Make Three New Announcements in Lead Up to E3

Today via twitter, Sony came out and announced that they would be revealing three new titles in the lead up to their E3 Press Conference.

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E3 2018 Predictions: Square Enix Showcase

For the first time in three years the gaming public will be getting an announcement show from Square Enix. Not the traditional stage show that’s typical for E3, but something akin to Nintendo’s “Nintendo Direct” videos.

There is much that is known about the company’s upcoming releases and even more that isn’t. Square Enix has the potential to be one of the most exciting shows depending on the surprises under the company has kept under their caps.

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E3 2018 Predictions: Bethesda

Last year’s Bethesda conference was fast paced and full of interesting releases. Bethesda has placed themselves as one of the most exciting conferences every year.

This year Bethesda will have slight challenges as some of their biggest announcements either leaked or were teased prior to the show. That being the case the two games, Fallout 76 and Rage 2, that leaked have generated a large amount of excitement. If Bethesda has any other surprises it will make for one exciting show.

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E3 2018 Predictions: Microsoft

Microsoft has had to take a more defensive position since the announcement of the Xbox One than the when they dominated with the Xbox 360 in the previous generation.

Last year at their press conference they showed off the powerful Xbox One X console, but did not show many exclusive titles to counter its console rivals. They are poised to show some unique experiences this year, though what they could be remains to be seen.

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E3 2018 Predictions: EA Play

With less than two weeks to go, buzz is already building in the lead up to the Electronic Entertainment Expo. With high profile leaks from Walmart Canada, and countdowns counting down to more countdowns, the hype machine is hard at work competing for attention.

But where is the fun in what is already known? The real fun is in setting wildly high expectations and trying to figure out what sorts of strategies and announcements that will be seen in each show.

Electronic Arts holds its EA Play press conference every year in the weekend leading up to the Expo. Here are three predictions of what will be shown this year at the EA Play E3 press conference.

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Devolver Digital Announces E3 2018 Press Show

Following in the footsteps of it’s biting commentary on the games industry, independent game studio, Devolver Digital has announced that it would be once again having a presence at E3. Promising not only “blood and possibly loss of life”, but also “new game reveals”.

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New PlayStation 4 God of War Gets a Release Date

Sony today announced the release date for the much anticipated God of War from Sony’s Santa Monica Studio for the PlayStation 4. Coming in the beginning of the second quarter of 2018, April 20.

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Most Anticipated 2018 – ‘Code: Vein’

Easily my favorite genre of game in the modern era are the Sous-like games. Starting with the fantastic and soon to be remastered Dark Souls and spun off with fantastic takes like Salt & Sanctuary and Ni-Oh. The base formula is simple, you are dropped into a world that does not hold your hand and tasked with fighting enemies that can often kill you with relative ease.

The back and forth of fighting for your life with the constant threat of losing progression makes the player always feel like there is something on the line. That game play loop has become one of my favorite experiences in video games.

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Nintendo Makes Plenty of New Announcements in it’s Surprise Direct

The long rumored mid-January Nintendo Direct was finally released this morning and brought with it a slew of new announcements for the Nintendo Switch. This short 15 minute video details new game announcements as well as a host of remakes and remasters due out in the first half of 2018. The full Nintendo Direct can be viewed here. To read up on all of the announcements keep reading below.

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Most Anticipated 2018 – ‘Dreams’

I’ve always wanted to make a game. There’s some solid A+ ideas rolling around in my head about a directed, highly stylized game about a mysterious female protagonist fighting against larger and larger machines in an effort to defend her homeland (This is starting to sound like NieR: Automata and Horizon: Zero Dawn).

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