As Lightning, it is your mission to save souls so they may be brought to a new world. However, with only thirteen days remaining, not everyone can be saved. Armed with all-new weapons, player customization and battle abilities, you are in a race against time to fully understand your destiny. It all ends here.
Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson has provided details on how to watch the E3 2013 live show’s (yes show’s – plural!) which we have pasted in for you below directly from his blog.
“Watch the main event live at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT/16:30 GMT via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox LIVE and Xbox.com. If you are in the US or Canada, you can also watch the broadcast on Spike TV.
The show will be 90-minutes and be presented without commercial interruptions.
The full show will be available later in the day for viewing via video on demand on Xbox.com and Xbox LIVE.”
Ahead of Microsoft’s own “GAMES, GAMES AND MORE GAMES” related event on June 10th, Activision are doing a little event of their own to show gamers levels from their upcoming ‘Ghosts’ entry into the Call of Duty franchise with Infinity Ward.
You can join hosts Geoff Keighley and Justine Ezarik this Sunday for Call of Duty: Ghosts – All-Access, a live, 30-minute broadcast featuring an exclusive first look at gameplay levels from the title, as well as exclusive behind the scenes footage, interviews with the Infinity Ward team, and more.
Tune into Callofduty.com and other online destinations across the web or watch it on the Machinima app on Xbox 360, available in 41 countries, on Sunday, June 9th, at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET. Additional broadcast outlets to be announced.
A swedish retailer, Webhallen, has listed quite a substantial amount of next-gen games available for pre-ordering on its website. Some of which has not yet been announced or revealed by their developers or publishers. If it is to be believed, the next Xbox looks like it’s readying up to be a sequel machine.
Here are just some of the games outed:
Need for Speed Rivals
Red Dead Redemption 2
Saints Row 5
Sleeping Dogs 2
Sniper Elite 3
Whore of the Orient
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2
Dragons Dogma 2
Just Cause 3
Mass Effect 4
Mirrors Edge 2
With E3 2013 fast approaching – we’ll keep you posted on what titles are confirmed to be true during the week of June 10th.
Xbox One, the controversial new generation gaming/media centre from Microsoft could end up succeeding where the Philips CDi failed in that it does more than play games. Gamers the world over are crying out anti-consumer issues because of the focus of the recent reveal not primarily centred around games, doubled with the confusion over the used games market and DRM requirements it has left a bitter trail across the internet!
Recently, during a great Xbox Guide video demo for Wired as shown below, Microsoft Principal Development Manager of Live TV, Ashley Speicher, stated “the company is working hard on the console and that, when it’s going to be released in seven months, customers won’t even recognize it.” This possible slip of the tongue positions the launch window for Microsoft’s new Xbox One console for December 2013, and not November as per the assumption of many.
Microsoft had stated explicitly that the Xbox One reveal was to be in two stages, the first on May 21st was a hardware showcase only with the emphasis on gaming and other details surrounding the console to be announced during the E3 2013 event in the coming weeks.
Konami plans to unveil its key E3 titles via its third annual Pre-E3 presentation, on June 6th. The publisher will use its online showcase to debut exclusive trailers, footage, interviews and news on a wealth of new titles.
The extensive showcase will update fans and gaming enthusiastic, with a number of key announcements, all-new trailers, and interviews ahead of the E3 event in Los Angeles. The Pre-E3 show will provide insight into upcoming titles from KONAMI’s social games studios, including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Producer Kei Masuda regarding the next edition of the Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series. The presentation will also unveil exclusive information on Hideo Kojima’s latest METAL GEAR SOLID epic: METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. Similarly, MercurySteam, the Madrid-based team behind the stunning Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, will share a new trailer and insights to the new game. The Pre-E3 show will also make a number of additional key announcements.
The special Pre-E3 Show 2013 will begin at 19:00 CEST (18:00, UK time), and can be watched via www.events.konami.com and the GameSpot app on Xbox LIVE.
The seventh generation of videogame consoles was the first to feature HD technology and on this day eight years ago, the Xbox 360 console from Microsoft was showcased during an MTV special feature. Unfortunately I never watched it, did you?
On May 12th, 2005 “MTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealed” – it was a special hosted by actor Elijah Wood and featured a musical performance by the The Killers. The Xbox 360 was also featured on the cover of TIME Magazine’s May 23rd, 2005 issue with an article written by Lev Grossman. The cover showed Bill Gates holding up one of consoles with a quote: “It’s perfect… The day Sony launches PlayStation 3, and they walk right into Halo 3.”
The console and a host of amazing games were featured at the E3 2005 Media Briefing, why not watch it all over again in prep for this years “new generation” announcement on May 21st 2013. You’ll be quite surprised how bad early Xbox 360 games looked compared to how the evolution of engines has harnessed the console to its maximum potential.
A recent competition from Microsoft’s Xbox division has led to speculation that something with EA and Turn 10 Studio’s will be heavily featured at the E3 2013 Media Briefing on June 10th. The competition running up until May 20th is encouraging gamers to tweet @EA, @Xbox, @PlayXBLA and @Turn10 in order to win entrance to the event. The event that will ultimately reveal the new generation of Xbox console, and the brands future.
Other rumours this past week have suggested that an EA title is in the works for the next Xbox console which could be a console exclusive, with all fingers pointing in the direction of Respawn Entertainment. The ex Call of Duty development team has had something cooking for EA since the company was formed in 2010 and is rumoured to be something futuristic since registering a trademark for the word “TITAN”
Turn 10 Studio’s, famed for developing the Forza series of racing titles could launch a brand new Forza game for the next Xbox and showcase a stunning next-gen iteration during the console reveal in a few weeks. Having previously advertised job listings for Art Directors to help define “the cinematics vision and techniques needed to achieve exceptionally high quality content for our Next Generation of games.” – it’s considered all but a confirmation that we’ll be driving around a few circuits at launch this year.
With a focus on the new generation Xbox console on May 21st and its exclusives, we’ll drop all the news as it happens, but expect that you’ll be watching live on your console or from Xbox.com too.
We all know by now about that crap between ex Infinity Ward heads Jason West & Vince Zampella, which involved Activision in a massive court case – but now that is well and truly history it is time to start looking towards the future with the team who first created Call of Duty before they became Respawn Entertainment.
Still no confirmations as of yet to what exactly the team at Respawn are creating, but with the talent that first brought the worlds biggest console game to date to the masses, the expectations that their next IP can only be equally as awesome or better is an understatement.
This needs to be a AAA title to compete with their own history, so with confirmations that Respawn are attending E3 this year, more information must surely be about to come to light in the coming weeks.
I’ve gotten a ‘few’ questions about @e3expo plans this year. Yes, we will finally be at E3!
A few years ago I had the opportunity to interview Jon Shiring around the same time he left Infinity Ward to work with Respawn Entertainment – you can read that in full via this link with some snippets below.
Since you first started as part of the development team on the Call of Duty franchise, did you ever imagine that it would be as huge a success as it is today – because with your work going into that process with the rest of the team it must feel quite an achievement?
Well, I didn’t imagine it would be as big as it is today. But I mean everyone on the team loved the games we made – so we didn’t expect it to be small, either. Just selling the number of copies that we’ve sold, hearing people talk about the games on late night talk shows, and hearing random people talk about the game when you walk around is really awesome. After CoD4 came out I was walking behind some young college guys who were looking at a girl and one of the guys said, “UAV is online.” I almost ruined their covert ops by laughing. That’s a great payoff for years of hard work!
I am extremely proud of the games I’ve worked on and how much of an impact they have had. We came up with our games ourselves and then executed our vision with very very little outside influence. And so we really felt like we’re the ones responsible for the success and that we can all be very proud of what we’ve done.
You posted on twitter, information that confirmed you are no longer employed with Infinity Ward, but what are your plans for the future – more programming for video games or are you considering a complete career change?
I’m definitely going to keep programming games. As I said earlier, it’s the only thing I’m interested in doing right now.