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Hello…at the following link.

With E3 just a few weeks away we’re already on the speculation train as to what Microsoft and Sony will have to say at their presentations. It’s all but confirmed that both companies will talk about new hardware, but without naming a new console. It’s kinda the first time this has ever happened. Upgrades to current systems without calling it a new generation. This isn’t going to be the PS5 or the Xbox Two (I have no idea how they’ll get around that branding, honestly). It’s going to be the PS4 and Xbox One, but….more powerful. Sony is doing it for the VR and Microsoft may be as well, but it’s more likely that MS is just tired of playing catch up to Sony this generation. And I mean that in all aspects. They’ve been running second place in EVERYTHING. The new Xbox coming out after the new PS4, may put MS in a better position to actually catch up and take lead. Maybe.

 

We’re going to miss you Uncle Scrooge…at the following link.

I am a sucker for Batman. Well, actually, I’m sort of a sucker for Bat…I used to be a sucker for Batm….I hate you, WB.

When I first heard, officially, about the Return To Arkham remasters, I immediately checked to see if Arkham Origins was included. It wasn’t. Right then and there this collection and I had gotten off on the wrong foot together. This was more a Rocksteady collection than one having all of the Arkham games included. I was upset it wasn’t included and upset they weren’t pointing that out in some way with the title. In fact, they don’t reference it at all or seem to want to having anything to do with it. Arkham Origins isn’t a bad game and stands up to the quality of the other Arkham titles Rocksteady put out. It’s almost at the top of the list for me had Arkham Asylum not set the tone and crushed everything we ever knew about superhero games – for the better, I might add.

It’s worth the inclusion although as more and more gets out, maybe it’s best it wasn’t included since the remasters are getting a lot of backlash from comparison shots. It isn’t looking good at all.

I really hope I don’t buy it. I’m probably going to buy it. I hate you, WB.

 

We’re suddenly interested in Doom again at the following link.

If the conversation sounds like something you’ve heard before, that’s because you have. A few years ago we didn’t say too much about Wolfenstein when Bethesda was releasing it in May of 2014. We had no interest in it. What we were shown of the game at E3 just wasn’t doing anything for us or looking all that particularly good. Then it released and our tune changed VERY quickly.

So, here we are in 2015. In May. And Bethesda is releasing Doom. And here we are not at all interested in the lead up to release. And then it released and our tune is changing once again.

When games deliver like this, we’re more than happy to be wrong.

 

We’re pretty sure what’ll be talked about next week at the following link.

You have probably been playing the Overwatch beta. You’ve probably enjoyed playing the Overwatch beta. I haven’t touched the Overwatch beta and, after this episode, I kinda feel bad about it. Luckily for me, it was extended so I can at least get my feet wet a little bit. My main anticipation, however, has been for Uncharted 4 and that hits…well, right now as you’re reading this, actually. It’ll likely be a bit of the topic of conversation for next week and a few weeks to come as we dig our way through the game. We’re fans, so we’re going to talk about the things we enjoy and what we’re excited about. But it’s also why we have so many ways for you to reach out to us…so that we can also discuss those things you’re a fan of and what you are excited for.

We hope each week you’ll take advantage of that ability and really be more a part of the show than you’ve ever been before.

 

We’re REALLY curious about E3 now at the following link.

I don’t know if I’m more interested in how E3 plays out this year or how it changes next year BECAUSE of this year. The floor space alone would be interesting to see. The companies that are out (so far) include Activision, Disney, EA, and War Gaming. That is a TON of room on the show floor that will be vacant. And now, Nintendo has announced that their new system won’t be at E3 and the only game they will have there to show off is the new Zelda title. That’s unheard of for one of the big 3. Nintendo may have their own reasons, but I can’t see the coordinators of E3 not looking at this and wondering what they can do to change it for next year.

Speaking of, I have massive doubts Nintendo will actually release their new console in March of next year as they’ve announced. You’ll hear why in this episode.