Bethesda are holding their first ever E3 press conference on June 14th, which is bound to have a major Fallout throughout the industry. We expect plenty of new details to Fallout, but whether they Fallout with other publishers or manufacturers in the process remains to be seen.
What game are we most looking forward to? Doom, obviously. Here's what we expect, suspect, crave and desperately don't want from Bethesda's
Fallout 4 reveal show E3 2015 press event.
Show us Fallout 4 or go home.
I say this as both a huge fan of the franchise (Fallout 3 is by far the best game of Generation 7 in my estimation) and a pundit: Fallout 4 needs to be the star of the show. It's probably far too early to reveal The Elder Scrolls VI, so to warrant doing your own press conference, there's only one game that deserves top billing.
After that, it's all gravy, but there are still some major announcements and reveals I expect from the June 14th event.Click here to read more...
Back when Prey 2 was in existence and we were allowed nice things, Jason Blair was the game's narrative designer and writer for the last six months of its development.
Now, with rumours of the project's resurrection under Arkane, Blair has spoken out about the state the game was in when Bethesda shelved it.Click here to read more...
Prey 2 blew us away at E3 2011, to the extent that we crowned Human Head's bounty-hunting sequel as the second best game of show (behind a certain BioShock Infinite). However, the project quickly fell off our radar, with suggestions that the developers had effectively gone on strike and left the freeform shooter up the proverbial creek.
New reports, however, allege that Prey 2 might finally be back on track... and in the hands of none other than Arkane Studios.Click here to read more...
This week, we find ourselves playing devil's advocate a lot. First we defend Windows 8's honour, and argue not only that it's possible the OS might not actually be the reason PC sales are down, but that it's made PC's accessible for many for the first time in years; we look at the latest rumblings from the rumour-mill, specifically Durango's backwards-compatibility or lack thereof, microtransactions potentially coming to Halo, and the resurfacing of Ryse on our radars; we chat a little about Bethesda's noise about noise, beg them to finish Prey 2, and look at Pete Hines' words on day-one DLC. Finally, we briefly discuss the emergence of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the new Dark Souls II gameplay footage, and the Flashback sequel from Paul Cuisset.
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Bethesda Softworks' parent company, Zenimax Media, has filed to extend its trademarks regarding the Prey IP.Click here to read more...
Prey 2 is a game we've not heard wind of for some time, and that's shame because it was looking absolutely brilliant. However, Human Head have reiterated tht the game has not been "officially cancelled", stating that at this point in time it's "in limbo".Click here to read more...
Prey 2's recent blackout, rumours and yesterday's eventual confirmation (with delays) was a trifle odd to say the least. Why did Bethesda take so long to assure fans that Prey 2 was still in development? Why haven't we seen any new screenshots, trailers or updates since the summer? Why wasn't it up to "quality standards?" What the hell was going on?
According to a new report, the answer may lie with a contract dispute that caused Human Head to put down their mice since November 2011... and effectively go on strike for several months.Click here to read more...
Good news, everyone! Prey 2 is still very much alive, confirms Bethesda, after a worrying media blackout and rumours suggested that Human Head's ambitious bounty hunting shooter had been canned. However, it won't release this side of 2013.Click here to read more...
Uh-oh. The rumour mill has had plenty of grist over the weekend thanks to a worrying report from PS Focus. The Dutch site allegedly heard from insider sources who claim that Bethesda has cancelled open-world FPS Prey 2, which made a massive splash at E3 2011.
Bethesda are yet to deny the rumours (which is odd because they're usually quick to shut down any specious allegations through Twitter or direct statements), and have simply offered a boilerplate "no comment" to those who ask. Since the Facebook page hasn't been updated since December and we haven't heard any news for a while, this rumour is certainly plausible. We'll keep an eye on the situation.
Bethesda and Human Head have released the third part of their director's commentary trailers for Prey 2, detailing some of the design decisions behind the action.
You can check out my full E3 preview for more details - and if I''m not much mistaken, Tom is hard at work describing what he got to see of it at Gamescom. It's shaping up nicely.Click here to read more...
Prey 2 absolutely blew us away at E3 2011, coming seemingly out of nowhere on the back of a minor franchise to deliver a seriously impressive FPS experience. Dynamic bounty hunting, freeform climbing through massively vertical cities and an emphasis on being the predator rather than the play are set to make Human Head's sequel an absolute killer - and Bethesda has released a developer's commentary for the E3 trailer that explains a few design decisions behind the game.Click here to check it out >>
We've put our weekly top ten lists on hold thanks to the staggering, throbbing amount of hands-on previews we've been pumping out... so it's only fair that we kick things off with a look at the Expo that was. Here are the ten most impressive games and reveals that caught our attention and make us glad to be gamers, along with links to our hands-on coverage where appropriate.
Let's do this thing!
How many idiots does it take to derail a fantastic press conference stuffed with juicy reveals? Just one. Ubisoft, seriously, you need developers to present your lineup, not gibbering marketing goons. Doobly doobly derpy dumb.
Embedded deep within Ubisoft's aforementioned presser, the Far Cry 3 reveal delivered the only genuine surprise of the entire expo. And what a surprise it was. Ubisoft have taken fan criticism to heart in order to create an open world game with true personality, masses of non linear choice and bags of colour.
Did I ever tell you... the definition... of insanity? As far as we're concerned, it's not being excited about Far Cry 3.
It's going to be another glorious day in the Corps!
A day in the Corps is like a day on the farm - especially when Gearbox have been given free rein to create a true sequel to one of (if not the) best movies of all time. Randy Pitchford led the demo walkthrough personally, and frankly, we're as excited as he is. We're in for some chop!Click here to see the best of E3 2011!
The original Prey released back in 2006, and those of you who actually bought it will remember that it took an innovative new slant on the alien abduction model. Unwitting Native American mechanic-turned-hero Domasi "Tommy" Tawodi became the literal prey against a race of ravening extraterrestrial maruaders while incarcerated in the cavernous bowels of their mothership. Prey's recently-announced sequel, on the other hand, plans to explore the other side of the predator/prey relationship by casting its lead character as a futuristic bounty hunter in a gritty, open alien world (yay!). Who suffers from amnesia (boo).
Killian Samuels is a US Marshall on the trail of a fugitive when the ill-fated Flight 6401 is swept up in the events of the first game. After waking up on the surface of an alien world, he exchanges fire with some mysterious armoured assailants and is quickly subdued by a vicious electrical bolas. Regaining consciousness, Killian realises that he's been on the planet for several years and carved himself a reputation as a fearsome vigilante bounty hunter. Discovering exactly how he did so, whether he'll ever be able to return to Earth along with the reasons behind his latest bout of amnesia will provide the driving force behind the game's storyline. And apparently he'll meet Tommy along the way.
Making a sequel to one of this generation's niche shooters couldn't have been an easy decision, but from what I got to see at E3, it's a decision that's about to pay off in spades.Click here to read more...
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Wow; now that was impressive! Admittedly, the latest Prey 2 trailer is comprised entirely from pre-rendered footage - which I'm sure the developers will remind us were modeled off in-game assets - and it's hard to get an idea of how it'll actually play when it's so carefully crafted and paced. But still; wow! Looking like some unholy mix between Mass Effect, Blade Runner and even Iron Man towards the end, Prey 2 promises to be nothing less than imaginative when it drops.
Remember the Prey 2 trailer we debuted earlier? Before the irritably inquisitive Charlie is fried, we glimpse a US Marshall firing off shots at the aircraft's sudden interloper. Well, according to a Kotaku source, this is Prey 2's new hero. Domasi 'Tommy' Tawodi is no more. Additionally, the game is apparently an open-ended, open-world affair, with multiple objectives to pursue on a "seedy alien planet".Hold on to your hats, more inside!
We've been treated rather well today, with Rocksteady debuting the first glimpses of Arkham City gameplay in their 'This Aint No Place For Heroes' trailer, and now Bethesda has drawn back the curtains on the recently announced Prey 2 with a thrilling and intriguing teaser trailer. Although it's not quite what you'd expect...More inside!
Not content with acquiring id Software and with it RAGE and Doom 4, not to mention the likes of Brink and Skyrim, Bethesda can now add Human Head's oft-rumored Prey 2 to their fearsome list of upcoming games. Prey 2 is being built with the same tech id Software is using for the staggeringly beautiful post-apocalyptic sprawl of RAGE, and is due for release on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 next year.We've been expecting you, Prey 2. More inside