So I'm doing this one as a stream of consciousness basically because that's more fun. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it. I added some titles in after the text because I wasn't sure what they were at first, so it might seem weird sometimes when you just read what the game was, but then I'm surprised by it.

Sony has a pit orchestra. Nobody else has had a pit orchestra. Whatever they're playing is great. Now there's a woman making strange mouth noises and playing a big drum. Still a great piece though.

OH SHIT IT'S GOD OF WAR! BUT KRATOS IS OLD AND BEARDED! HE SURVIVED! And he has a son, who he's trying to train.

God of War
There's no subtitle on this, just God of War. That seems premature.

He has a big-ass axe now instead of the Chains of Olympus/Athena. The view is a more third-person angle rather than the overhead angle that we've had in the past.

This feels more open-world. I don't know if it is, but it feels that way. Everything seems more expansive and... well, open. A real Skyrim vibe. There's a ton of snow.

This just feels way different. The tone and art are different. It feels Norse. Very Norse. But Kratos still has the "rage of Sparta" powerup.

I need a PS4 now. This is what will push me over the edge.

Days Gone
I thought this was a sequel to The Last Of Us, but maybe not. It's after some huge event that causes a ton of people to die, electricity to be unavailable, and the government to fall. It looks beautiful but I don't know much about it yet. Looks like the main character was in a Biker Gang.

The Last Guardian
This still looks amazing. It will continue to for as long as they keep showing it. Not much new here that we haven't seen already. It feels like it's been ages since this was announced. OH NOW THERE'S A RELEASE DATE. October 25, 2016. Finally!

Horizon: Zero Dawn
More norse-ness, but apparently the world is ruled by machines. Open world, with vibrant colors. Another game with a Skyrim vibe. A mix of high-tech and low-tech make this a really compelling premise. Wow, these fights are impressive. The combat looks deep and engaging. This has a conversation wheel like Mass Effect. This demo makes me highly curious about the plot. Very compelling. I've never seen anything like this. I really want to play it.

Detroit: Become Human
Androids that look human, and humans really don't trust them. An android has a girl hostage, and another android fails to protect her. Oh, that's just one outcome. You can change things. This is a very Heavy Rain style game. It looks like if that's your thing, this will be too. Very pretty, very compelling story.

Resident Evil
A Playstation VR title. Dank and dirty. You wake up in a room and someone on the phone tells you that you have to leave or they'll kill you. Creepy mannequins. This house looks lived in... about 60 years ago. Rotten food, roaches. OH SHIT. OK this is definitely survival horror on a VR headset. That sounds like the stuff of nightmares. You can find videos from other people's attempts to escape for clues. OH SNAP IT'S RESIDENT EVIL. January 24, 2017. Play the demo tonight! I need a VR headset.

Playstation VR
October 13, 2016. $399. Fifty games at launch. Now they're going to show some games that support Playstation VR.

A space FPS. The player is on an uncharted desert planet. But there's life! Wow, this is gorgeous.

Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission
Oh wow, a Star Wars game in VR. X-Wing battles, that sounds like motion sickness. Well that trailer was over quick.

Batman Arkham VR
Hamil as the Joker voiceover. That's all I need to convince me. Coming October 2016

Final Fantasy XV
Man they aren't letting up. Trailer after trailer. Wow this game looks nice. Visuals flying by so fast I can't get a good look at them. Chocobo Dubstep Theme, weird. Coming Sept. 30, 2016.

Final Fantasy XV VR Experience
This kinda looks like a rail shooter using lower resolution FF XV assets.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Another space game. This one is inside a ship. I do love space games. There's a solar system map that looks like Mass Effect, but this one seems to take place entirely in our solar system. Great graphics. Player is getting into a fighter ship. Oh hell, massive space battle. This looks intense. Oh snap, he just jumped out of his ship and onto the base ship they were attacking and now there's a low gravity gunfight. This is really inventive. Some mechanics I've never seen. Once it's inside it kinda feels like a modern shooter. Just in space. OH. It's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. OK I want to play a Call of Duty game. This feels weird. Like, really weird. This game looks nothing like I would have expected.

Seriously this has been nearly an hour straight of trailers with only like 20 seconds of a break, and my hands are getting tired from typing.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered
OK This one is a more standard war game. Helicopters, kicking in doors, grit and grime, "we have visual on target," "move, move!" Ah, CoD Modern Warfare Remastered

Crash Bandicoot, Crash 2, and Crash Warp Remastered
OK it's not a trailer, someone is actually talking. My fingers can get a bit of a break. OK so he just said these games are coming out and introduced a trailer. I don't think he likes talking.

Skylanders Imaginators
Seriously he talked for like 20 seconds and now there's more trailer. Crash is going to be in this. Tons of Crash hitting things. Oh neat, you can draw your own Skylander. You can make banana head things and really ugly things.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Can I just say it's awesome that the pit orchestra is playing almost all of the music for these trailers?

Scenes from the movie recreated with legos. OMG 3D glasses when Starkiller fires. That's hilarious. I love the Lego game humor. And even though the characters are in Lego, the environments are really well done. Available RIGHT NOW. Sweet!

Death Stranding
Ah someone else is coming out to the stage. Maybe he'll stay longer than 20 seconds. And he just talked about their awesome games and introduced Hideo Kojima! And he just said "I made something new" and rolled a trailer. Nobody is talking here.

Anyway, the trailer. Lots of dead crabs on a beach. Super realistic looking crabs. Handprints. A naked dude with handcuffs and a baby. Whoa it's Norman Reedus! Wait now his baby turned into... tar? No it just left some tar on Norman Reedus, the crawl-prints show that he's just suddenly invisible. Wat. Norman Reedus has a cross scar on his stomach. There are people floating in midair. TONS of dead fish. I have no clue what the hell is going on. This is compelling but... what? The crowd looks confused too.

Spider Man
A new Insomniac game. REALLY beautiful New York City. SPIDERMAN! Oh yeah, we need a good Spider Man game. The brief gameplay makes it look like they learned a lot from how the Arkham games handled combat.

Days Gone (again)
The host is coming back out to talk for 20 seconds. Thanking the community. He talked for like a minute this time. Introduced a demo of Days Gone.

So I'm trying to figure out the premise here and exactly what the disaster was. Maybe this will help. Some wild dogs have killed someone. OK so there are zombies. Maybe this does take place in the Last of Us universe? The zombie is tiny, like Gollum. OK I guess that was just a pre-teen. There are planty of them and they aren't small. I think the main character might be played and mo-capped by Sam Witwer. Running from the zombie horde. Shit there are like 1000 of them. That barn door won't help you now. This guy is handling the horde well. That was intense.

That's all folks!
Nothing about a new console iteration, nothing about their services, barely anything about the VR tech. This was a very game-heavy presentation. That's not a bad thing, because these games looked AMAZING.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/14/2016 at 02:34am

This was huge. Such a huge event. So many good games. Not worried at all that they didn't talk hardware, besides PSVR (that's 50 games in the launch window, Oct-Jan, by the way). All about the games, and they look stunning. Love that extended gameplay from Horizon: Zero Dawn. Norse God of War!! With a third-person combat system!! The new Quantic Dream game looks impressive, of course. Insomniac, please bring back fluid, city-wide web-swinging, a la Spider-man 2. That (exclusive) Kojima game announce was unexpected, and will likely be best game he's ever made. He looked quite happy to be on that stage, free from Konami's chains.

Whose buying a PS4? Is everyone buying a PS4 now?

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/14/2016 at 02:36am

Yeah, there wasn't really a dud in the show. This was all quality stuff.

I do wonder if that's the same Kratos or a different take on Kratos.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 06/14/2016 at 03:25am

I'll freely admit that I haven't really been paying much attention to Sony or Microsoft. I only have a very small interest in getting a PS4 and that's only because of FFXV, FFVII: Remaster, and the new (anticipated) Kingdom Hearts. Everything else is just outside of my radar and thusly ignored. Sure, maybe other things would interest me if I looked into them, but otherwise I have no interest in anything else I've seen. While slightly tempted to get a PS4 for those games, I more strongly feel like waiting until their released on Steam. Knowing my lovely PC, I'm sure you can understand my hesitation. :)

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/14/2016 at 03:31am

Right but you can't play God of War on a PC :D

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/14/2016 at 03:32am

Also it hasn't been confirmed that the FF VII Remake is coming to PC. Last I heard anyway.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 06/14/2016 at 03:35am

Psh, God of War is not showing up on my radar. Haha. Yeah, those games haven't been confirmed for PC, as far as I know either, but I imagine they'll come eventually.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/14/2016 at 11:19am

I would assume that's because you haven't played God of War :D You can probably get GoW3 for pretty cheap, you should check it out.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 06/14/2016 at 07:54pm

Yeah, I've never played it.

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