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E3 time is here! Seeing as we’ll be posting quite a bit about it, this page is here to serve as a hub for all of our E3 2015 related content!

Pre-E3 Coverage

Damn, am I Excited For E3 Again – Editorial

Disembarking the Hype Train: Reasons to Stem Your E3 Excitement – Editorial

Bethesda Conference

New Doom Looks So Goddamn Cool Oh My God – News

Dishonored 2 Is Happening, Act Surprised – News

Fallout 4 Blows Up The End of The Bethesda Conference – News

Xbox/Microsoft Conference

ReCore: Keiji Inafune At Work! – News

Xbox One Gets 360 Backwards Compatibility… NOW – News

Now It’s Confirmed: Dark Souls 3 – News

Rare Replay: 30 Games, $30 – News

Rare Might Not be Dead! Sea of Thieves is Coming – News

Gears 4 Coming Holiday 2016 – News

EA Conference

Mass Effect: Andromeda Announced for Holiday 2016 – News

Gotta Go Fast: Need For Speed FMV Edition – News

EA Dropping New IP Unravel – News

Finally! Star Wars Battlefront Gets Gameplay Footage – News

Ubisoft Conference

South Park is Back in The Fractured But Whole – News

Ubisoft Has a New IP and Genre: For Honor – News

Get Ready for Space in Anno 2205 – News

Trackmania Gets a Coat of Paint: Trackmania Turbo – News

Excuse Me Ubisoft? Ghost Recon Wildlands Seems Mildly Interesting – News

Sony Conference


Horizon Zero Dawn Coming From Guerrilla Games – News

Hitman is Back as Hitman – News

That Final Fantasy VII Remake You Wanted Exists – News

Uhm, No One Knows What Dreams is – News

You Can Make Shenmue III Happen – News

Nintendo Digital Event

StarFox Zero Lets You Become An Ostrich – News

Zelda Co-op Comes Back in Tri Force Heroes – News

Hyrule Warriors on the Go – News

Fire Emblem Fates is Emotional Anime Goodness – News

Xenoblade Chronicles X to Hit Dcember 4, 2015 – News

Live the Dream of Interior Decorator in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – News

Animal Crossing amiibo Festival is Mario Party? – News

Yoshi’s Woolly World Rolls Onto Wii U October 16, 2015 – News

Whatever YO-KAI WATCH is, You Can Play it Holiday 2015 – News

Good Name: Mario & Luigi Paper Jam – News

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is Giant – News

Metroid Prime: Federation Force is Unexpected – News

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Completely Dodges Digital Event – News

Square Enix Conference

Thank You Shadow Lord! New NieR in the Works – News

Square Enix Announces Project Setsuna – News

Tormentum – Dark Sorrow Review

It may have been Rock Paper Shotgun that recently posted an article along the lines of “Why Isn’t There More Surrealism In Gaming?”. I certainly didn’t read it, but the title posed an interesting question. Surrealism is something I admire, Dante’s Inferno being one of my favorite games visually, and though the style sees some success in smaller titles, “mainstream adoption” isn’t exactly in its vocabulary.

Maybe it’s for the best, as a plague of mainstream games that are even more troubling and confusing than they already are isn’t something I’m clamoring for, but it’s still something I appreciate seeing when it comes along.

Tormentum – Dark Sorrow is a game that revels in its boundlessly dark imagery and compelling surrealism. It’s the same sort of thing Dante’s Inferno was going for. Where Dante’s Inferno was a deliberately and shockingly twisted depiction of hell, Tormentum takes that same mission statement and applies it to a point-and-click adventure game set in an oppressive, nightmarish wasteland.

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Excave Review

Back when the Gauntlet reboot was coming out, I didn’t understand why everyone was getting riled up calling it a Diablo clone, as if a game that was actually like Gauntlet could work even a little bit nowadays. My thought back then was that the next pure Gauntlet experience wasn’t going to come from the franchise itself, but from somewhere smaller than fucking Warner Bros.

Excave is really only interesting for one reason: it shows us what a “true Gauntlet game” is like in 2015, warts and all.

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A Druid’s Duel Review

Some kinds of games I enjoy, some I don’t, and some just make me sad. Not sad because of a tragic ending, plot twist, or circumstance, just sad for the game itself. Destiny made me sad because of its wasted potential (and budget), Hohokum made me sad because its heart of gold was in the right place all along, and Gauntlet made me sad because it was doomed for mediocrity at the most.

A Druid’s Duel makes me sad because it’s a perfect talking point for what belongs on a PC and what doesn’t, and it doesn’t deserve to be.

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