EA E3 2015 Press Conference

 Star Wars Battlefront, Need for speed, Mass Effect, Fifa 16, and much more!
We take a look at all that EA had prepared for us on their E3 2015 Press Conference, kicking things with them saying what games they would talk about had fans jumping in their seats to learn more about their favourite games

Mass Effect Andromeda 
The new entry in the Mass Effect series: Mass Effect Andromeda got a visually stunning trailer, with the tagline “Discover a new Galaxy”; It is set to release holiday 2016 on PC, PS4 and XboxOne, but we have yet to learn details of the gameplay, story or modes.


Need For Speed
The New need for speed is simply called that; it is an open world game with visuals out of this world, the gameplay focuses on blazing speed and a great amount of customisations for your car. You will drive around Ventura Bay building up your reputation and doing tons of missions.


Star Wars Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire
Star Wars Old Republic gets a new expansion called: “Knights of the Fallen Empire”; It is free if you are subscribed to this MMO. The game raises the level cap to 65 and gives you a ton of rewards.

Unravel
Unravel is a new puzzle platformer with the main character called “Yarny” which is made out of yarn and he uses that to solve platforming puzzles and and to make it through a level, looks like it is a feel good game with a message and maybe a lesson.


Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 was announced, it will have 6 new character clases, 4 player plant horde co-op with all new powers and weapons, solo mode for every mode and 2 player split screen.
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EA Sports NHL, Madden, PGATour and NBA got a new edition that is said to have a better ultimate team, experience and gameplay overall. An exclusive feature to the NBA game, Gameface HD, lets you scan in your face and customise your own character.


EA Mobile: Star Wars and Minions
Ea mobile is releasing 2 new games, Star Wars Galaxy Heroes and Minions paradise. Star Wars galaxy heroes is a mobile card collectable RPG while the minions game plays like a live sim.

FIFA 16 
Pele came on to the stage to announce this years instalment of FIFA which promises better defensive shave, interception intelligence, sharper pases, more skills, better dribbling, women teams and uses the slogan “Play Beautiful”

Mirrors Edge Catalyst

Mirrors Edge Catalyst is the new game in the series, it is an action adventure game with the female protagonist faith. The game is sad to be a free roaming, no leading screen, no level game, that will be interesting to try out.


Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront was shown with an awesome trailer and some very fun looking gameplay, fly x-wings, battle tie fighters, wield lightsabers and use the fore, all if this and more in the new game. The game besides featuring a rich online mode features solo missions or coop.
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About Lauro
Lauro started playing video games at a very young age, and it doesn’t seem he is going to stop any time soon, having a preference on arcade games he spends most of his free time playing all kinds of games ranging from simple mobile games to 300-hour games.
 

Microsoft E3 2015 Press Conference

Halo 5, Xbox 360 Compatiblity, Rare, Windows 10, The Division, EA access and much more!

We take a look at all what Microsoft had on their E3 2015 Press Conference, starting things off with footage from multiple games to the theme of the Man of Steel by Hans Zimmer.
Followed by what could be one of the best video game line-ups in Xbox history.
Halo 5 Guardians
Halo 5 Guardians, the first game shown in the press conference, follows after the events of the previous game in the franchise.
The plot of the game is that MasterChief is on the run because of the allegations of a treason, and you’ll be a team running an investigation to learn the truth.
The presentation of this game is great, the graphics look fantastic, the creatures look organic, the different armors and metal surfaces look shiny and clear, it looks as you’d expect Halo to look on the Xbox One.
The multiplayer in this game, Warzone, will be similar to previous games, but this time around it will have connection to the main story.
The game will be coming to Xbox One this October 27th, 2015.
Recore
Recore is a new exclusive game for Xbox One, developed by Keiji Inafune and members of the team that developed Metroid Prime.
Shows exploration and different elements that seem to follow an isolation, yet action packed adventure, perhaps not too different from what we’ve seen on Metroid Prime.
It’s also worth mentioning that the game seems to capitalize on the sense of discovery and wonder from the player.
At the time of announcement, the game has a release window of Spring 2016.
Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility
Probably one of the biggest announcements of the conference for long-time Xbox players, is that their games from the previous generation, the Xbox 360, will now be compatible with Xbox One.
This is thanks to a new system where if you own the disc of the game and put in on your Xbox One, the system will download a digital copy of the game so you can enjoy it on the current gen console.
Xbox One Elite Controller
As it is custom amongst first party developers, Xbox announced a new controller for Xbox One that allows you to interchange pieces like the D-pad, control sticks, additional back buttons, trigger stoppers, memory files, and more.
The controller will be compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10.
Fallout 4
Bethesda showed gameplay footage and showcased features within the game in the press conferece, we gave this game coverage on our Bethesda E3 2015 Press Conference article.
EA access
Ea access lets Xbox One players play Madden 16, Need for Speed, Dragon Age Inquisition, Titanfall, and other EA older games for a monthly fee.
It was also announced that new EA games in Beta will be playable exclusively on Xbox One.
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2
The new Plants vs Zombies has a gameplay very similar to that of the previous Garden Warfare, with new types of both plants and zombies, and new gameplay elements promised.
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 has a release window of Spring 2016.

Forza Motorsport 6

Showcased alongside the new Ford GT, Forza Motorsport 6, the Xbox One exclusive racing game, had a few new interesting details and specs revealed.
The game will run in 1080p, 60 frames per second, will feature 24-car online multiplayer, making it one of the most interesting online experiences on Xbox One. The game will come out this September.
Dark Souls III
Not much was said about Dark Souls III. Other than it has a similar artstyle from the previous two games. The game will be coming early in 2016.
Tom Clancy’s the Division
This game is a third person shooting game where you have to go against waves of enemies in an post apocalyptic New York.
It was announced that Xbox One owners will get an exclusive play at the Beta for the game.
Ion
Is a game that will revolve around the use of the laws of physics and biology, it’s only been said that it’ll be coming soon to Xbox One and PC.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The second game in the franchise reboot arrives this holiday to Xbox One.
Rise of the Tomb Raider seems to follow a very similar gameplay from the previous game, but on a much less stealthy and much more action packed manner.
Rare Replay
A greatest hits collection of Rare games will be coming to the Xbox One, it’ll feature Battletoads, Banjo Kazooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Viva Piñata, and other classics.
The collection will be coming August 4th of this year.
Sea of Thieves
Also from Rare, we got a first look on the upcoming game Sea of Thieves, a shared world adventure game about pirates, it’ll be exclusive to the Xbox One.
Fable Legends
The new entry in the Fable series will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 and it’ll be Free to Play for both systems.
Microsoft Hololens
Probably the most interesting news to come out of this press conference, is the Hololens, Microsoft’s lenses that produce holographs in the real world when you wear them.
The lens is said to be powered with Windows 10, and is Microsoft’s take on the holographic lens market, not too different from others, like Google glass.

The Hololens was showcased with Minecraft, where the employee had the minecraft world holograph on a table, where he looked inside places, turned the map, and traveled from one area to the other.

Speaking of Minecraft, they also talked about MineCon 2015, where they promise it’ll be the biggest Minecraft Convention they’ve had yet.

Gears of War Ultimate Edition
The classic, first game of Gears of War is coming remastered to the Xbox One with modern day standards of graphics, such as 1080p 60 frames per second.
It’ll come exclusively to Xbox One.
Gears of War 4
The upcoming Gears of War seems to follow a similar gameplay from previous games, but the atmosphere is quite different, being much more colorful and having bigger contrasts from dark colors and bright ones.
The game also seems to take a less action oriented take, and a more varied style between really atmospheric, dark places, to battle arenas.
“Gears 4” will be coming exclusively to the Xbox One on Holiday.
And that wraps up our Microsoft E3 2015 Press Conference, we hope you found this review informative. What did you think of the conference? Which announcement stood out for you? Let us know in the comments.
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About Paco

Growing up in the late 90’s, Paco’s introduction to video games was Mario 64, and he hasn’t really stopped ever since, he’s also a player kin to Wind Waker, having beaten it an unholy amount of times, and completed it at least 5 times, or so he claims.