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Telltale has released a few screenshots of their upcoming Batman game, along with information on the game’s cast.

Troy Baker will be taking on the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne, alongside Laura Bailey as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred, Murphey Guyer as James Gordon, and Richard McGonagle as Carmine Falcone.

That cast is oddly similar to Year One, though there’s no confirmation on whether not Telltale’s take on Batman will pull any influence from Frank Miller’s story. They do however seem to be talking up the fractured nature of Bruce’s psyche, and that players can choose to go through some sections of the game as either Bruce Wayne or Batman.

What will EA’s annual masturbatory disaster have in store for us this year? Let’s find out! This post will be updated as Things Happen.

Expected games: Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, some new stuff for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Battlefront 2, Battlefield 1, and maybe some fun surprises!

 

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People fuckin LOVE Peter Moore, they’re losing their shit for the Chief Competition Officer. He says almost nothing, then EA’s main android leader comes back on stage to talk about the best things in Battlefield 1, including “shovels”.

 

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Titanfall 2 looks FUCKIN AWESOME. Grappling hooks, robot kung-fu, teleportation, and a bunch of other rad shit. Trailer to be posted here later. Titanfall 2, or TF2, will also have a full campaign this time, if you’re into that.

 

Sports are happening. Esports are also happening.

There are some short snippets of Mass Effect: Andromeda, but nothing of substance. That thing is not anywhere near finished.

And now some Fifa stuff, which means time to go get a drink.

EA is announcing a new program that sounds suspiciously like EA Partners, focused on indie games like Unraveled. The new announcement is Fe, not to be confused with Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

JADE RAYMOND IS HERE! She’s introducing the Star Wars games, which means we might see the one from Visceral that she’s attached to.

mo-cap for Respawn's third-person action game

mo-cap for Respawn’s third-person action game

 

a short snippet of footage from Visceral's Star Wars game

a short snippet of footage from Visceral’s Star Wars game

 

some Battlefield-shilling chucklefuck talks while standing awkwardly next to Jamie Foxx and Zac Efron

some Battlefield-shilling chucklefuck talks while standing awkwardly next to Jamie Foxx and Zac Efron

Battlefield 1 looks really good, and that’s it! Pretty much nothing new or surprising! Thanks, EA! Join us later today for the Bethesda conference, where we’ll see more non-surprises such as a new Wolfenstein, The Evil Within 2, and Prey 2 (or whatever it’ll be called)!

Ed Boon has been teasing as something on Twitter over the last few days, having changed his avatar to the roman numeral for 2, strongly hinting at a sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us. Or The Grid, depending on where your priorities are. Sure enough, a follow up to Injustice is in the works. It will have your Batmen, your Flashes, and Supermans, probably a Wonder Woman and a Harley Quinn too.

Not a whole lot is known about the game outside of what has been shown int he above trailer. Superheroes are going to beat each other up, you can count on at least that much, and maybe that’s all you really need.

It has been well known for a while that Watch_Dogs 2 was in the pipeline, but it looks like Ubisoft is going ahead and showing the game off prior to E3, which, while also not exactly a new trend, might be somewhat predicated by copious leaks. In any case, Gamespot were poised to be the first outlet to show the game off, and had their coverage preempted by Ubisoft just streaming out gameplay anyway.

Ubisoft promises that the game will have a different “vibe” than the first, relocating the game to the West Coast and putting you in control of a new main character who is decidedly not Aiden. The game seems to lean harder into hacker counter-culture, and ~internet culture~. You’ll also now be given the option to play the game strictly non-lethally, and are able to control a set of RC and airborne drones, complete with a requisite hoop flying minigame that I’m sure nobody asked for.

We’ll surely have more coverage of Watch_Dogs 2 as we near E3.

When it comes to pacing sequels, Scott shows even less self-restraint than Uibsoft and EA. Above is the first trailer for Five Nights At Freddy’s Sister Location. It looks like this time around you’ll actually be able to move around to some degree, though whether the movement animations are only there to depict you moving inbetween rooms to dodge monsters, or indicating something a lot more interactive than that, is kind of unclear. Each of the animatronics now seem to be girls now too. Sister location. Get it?

The game takes place underground too. Why not. At this rate, Five Nights at Freddy’s 6 really will take place in space.

The phrase “don’t hold it against me” keeps playing thorughout the trailer, and I’m sorry Scott, but I do. At this point, I really really do.

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lookit that smug motherfucker, he’s all ready to build nukes and then bitch at you for walking too close to his cities

2K has announced Civilization VI, the newest numbered entry in the legendary 4X franchise. So what, exactly, does this game add to the previous game’s formula? I’m glad you asked! Here’s some stuff!

  • Although you don’t just stack tons of units onto one tile, a la Civ IV, you can now combine some units together. Some will also have special permutations unlocked by combining them.
  • Dynamic Diplomacy” apparently means that in the early game, you just throw rocks and feces at other civilizations you meet, later gaining the ability to parley in an honorable fashion. Of course, once you reach the early 21st century, you return to being xenophobic with the goal of “making Denmark great again”.
  • Everything else seemed to be a bunch of buzzwords with no actual new gameplay ramifications, such as “expansive empires”, “active research”, and “enhanced multiplayer”.

The game does still operate with hex tiles, as in Civ V and Beyond Earth, but the most pressing question (as evidenced by previous new Civ games) is not what they added, but what has been removed. In all likelihood, the game will not be worth buying until the first expansion is out — and maybe not until the second. That’s the precedent that’s been set, anyway.

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It looks like Destroy All Children’s very own Larry Davis will have to find a new product to sink his time and money into, as Disney has decided to shutter Avalanche Studios, and cancel Disney Infinity. The publisher cites under-performance in their gaming division as the leading reason, with losses topping 147$ million in all. There were signs that Disney Infinity was in trouble, with no new expansion being announced this year, and a report in March stating sales were declining. It’s quite possible Larry Davis was keeping the whole thing afloat for a while there.

Disney will now shift its focus in the gaming market to licensing their properties out, rather than utilize in house studios.

You can read more in Disney’s financial report, here.

This review of Dark Souls III is for the PC version of the game.

This review of Dark Souls III is for the PC version of the game.

It’s been a real crazy ride ever since Demon’s Souls launched on the PS3 back in 2009. While it met with a substantial amount of critical praise, it really only managed to appeal to a niche market. However, its spiritual successor, Dark Souls, solidified the franchise in the mainstream, and has had an undeniable impact on gaming ever since. Now here we are, five games deep (yes, I’m including Bloodborne), with Dark Souls III looking to be the definitive end to the franchise.

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Nintendo UK’s website posted an article today that outlines their plans for 2016, including updates for Miitomo, and what Nintendo has planned for other mobile apps. But who cares about all that noise, the real meat of the article is in what Nintendo is aiming to accomplish with their upcoming Wii U Zelda title, and their new system, codenamed NX. It looks like we can expect that Zelda will release both on the Wii U and the NX in a sort of Twilight Princess scenario. However, we can also expect that the NX will not launch until March 2017. Further, Nintendo has no plans to show NX in any capacity during E3, instead focusing on showing Zelda for the Wii U. There is currently no date set for the NX reveal, but it looks like it will probably be done through one of their online events. Sony and Microsoft both revealed their current generation consoles ahead of E3, but we’re reading Nintendo’s “later this year” promise as meaning sometime after E3.