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Nintendo Direct E3 2015 Coverage

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Nintendo Direct E3 2015 Coverage

Welcome back to Pixelated Geek’s coverage of E3 2015 – We’re on the third day of consecutive E3 Coverage, and the conference hasn’t even officially begun. First up today is Nintendo at

Pixelated Geek’s James Huneycutt and JJ Crass will bring you the latest breaking news, leaks, and speculation regarding the Nintendo Direct E3 2015 Press Briefing, beginning at 11:45AM EST/8:45AM PST. We’ll be providing live-blog feedback and coverage of the show as it progresses starting at 12:00pm EST/9:00AM PST, and we’ll return with a recap of the most important events from the show immediately thereafter.

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Square Enix E3 2015 Press Conference

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Square Enix E3 2015 Press Conference

Welcome back to Pixelated Geek’s coverage of E3 2015. We’re nearing the end of two days of press conferences, and Square Enix is up next. We’ve already seen some major surprises – Final Fantasy VII certainly dropped some jaws – but we’re hoping that Square still has a few surprises for us.

Pixelated Geek’s James Huneycutt, Taylor Tate and JJ Crass will bring you the latest breaking news, leaks, and speculation regarding Square Enix’s E3 2015 Press Briefing, beginning at 12:45pm EST/9:45am PST. We’ll be providing live-blog feedback and coverage of the show as it progresses starting at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PST, and we’ll return with a recap of the most important events from the show immediately thereafter.

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PC E3 2015 Press Conference

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PC E3 2015 Press Conference

Welcome back to Pixelated Geek’s coverage of E3 2015. And welcome to the first ever PC conference at an E3 show!

Pixelated Geek’s James Huneycutt and JJ Crass will bring you the latest breaking news, leaks, and speculation regarding the PC’s E3 2015 Press Briefing, beginning at 7:45pm EST/4:45pm PST. We’ll be providing live-blog feedback and coverage of the show as it progresses starting at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST, and we’ll return with a recap of the most important events from the show immediately thereafter.

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Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference

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Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference

Welcome back to Pixelated Geek’s coverage of E3 2015. There’s no question that Sony currently possesses all of the momentum in the console war. The PS4 has outsold and outperformed the XboxONE, and it’s hard to imagine that’s going to change anytime soon. Sony is also riding high off of two consecutive excellently brutal or brutally excellent E3 Press Conferences, and we’re all very excited to see what they have in store this year.

Pixelated Geek’s James Huneycutt, Taylor Tate and JJ Crass will bring you the latest breaking news, leaks, and speculation regarding Sony‘s E3 2015 Press Briefing, beginning at 8:45pm EST/5:45PST. We’ll be providing live-blog feedback and coverage of the show as it progresses starting at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST, and we’ll return with a recap of the most important events from the show immediately thereafter.

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Ubisoft’s E3 2015 Press Conference

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Ubisoft’s E3 2015 Press Conference

Welcome back to Pixelated Geek’s coverage of E3 2015. Up next we have the undeniably stylish and plucky Ubisoft. With heavy-hitters like Rainbow Six: Siege and Tom Clancy’s The DivisionUbisoft has a great shot at making some serious waves at this year’s E3. Our coverage of Ubisoft’s E3 2015 coverage begins at 5:45pm EST/2:45pm PST.

Pixelated Geek’s James Huneycutt, Taylor Tate and JJ Crass will bring you the latest breaking news, leaks, and speculation regarding Ubisoft‘s E3 2015 Press Briefing, beginning at 5:45pm EST/2:45pm PST. We’ll be providing live-blog feedback and coverage of the show as it progresses starting at 6:00pm EST/3:00pm PST, and we’ll return with a recap of the most important events from the show immediately thereafter.

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EA’s E3 2015 Press Conference

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EA’s E3 2015 Press Conference

Welcome back to Pixelated Geek’s coverage of E3 2015! After Bethesda‘s absolutely stellar showing at last night’s press conference, there’s no question that the new kid on the block is the one to beat – but if there’s any publisher out there that has the clout through sheer force of intellectual property to do it, it’s Electronic Arts.

Pixelated Geek’s James Huneycutt and JJ Crass will bring you the latest breaking news, leaks, and speculation regarding EA‘s E3 2015 Press Briefing, beginning at 3:45pm EST/12:45pm PST. We’ll be providing live-blog feedback and coverage of the show as it progresses starting at 4pm EST/1PM PST, and we’ll return with a recap of the most important events from the show immediately thereafter.

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Microsoft’s E3 2015 Press Conference

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Microsoft’s E3 2015 Press Conference

Welcome back to Pixelated Geek’s coverage of E3 2015 – we’ve got a busy day ahead of us, and Microsoft’s E3 2015 Press Conference is first on the docket, beginning at 12:30pm EST/9:30am PST.

Pixelated Geek’s James Huneycutt and JJ Crass will bring you the latest breaking news, leaks, and speculation regarding Microsoft’s E3 2015 Press Briefing, beginning at at 12:15pm EST/ 9:15AM PST. We’ll be providing live-blog feedback and coverage of the show as it progresses starting at 12:30pm EST/9:30am PST, and we’ll return with a recap of the most important events from the show immediately thereafter.
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Bethesda’s 2015 E3 Press Conference

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Bethesda’s 2015 E3 Press Conference

E3 2015 doesn’t officially open its doors until Tuesday, but that’s not stopping Bethesda, and we’re not going to let it stop us. Our coverage of Bethesda‘s First-Ever E3 Press Conference starts right here at 9:15pm EST/ 6:15pm PST!

PG!’s James Huneycutt and JJ Crass will provide observations and predictions on Bethesda‘s conference from 9:15pm EST/6:15pm PST right up until the start of the show. We’ll be live-blogging details as the show progresses, and we’ll be back immediately upon it’s conclusion with impressions and a recap.

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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III

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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III

If you’re going to discuss great efforts at Diablo-esque dungeon crawls, you’re going to talk about Torchlight and you’re going to talk about the Van Helsing titles. The first of these, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, was a genuine surprise – an out-of-nowhere dungeon-crawling monster-slaying romp, and it distinguished itself with an excellent soundtrack, and a really neat Lovecraft-meets-Steampunk aesthetic. The second was more of the same but in a way that was easy-to-swallow – it didn’t reinvent the wheel because the wheel was more than good enough to pass muster. It simply added classes, combat options, and a little polish to a formula that already worked just fine. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III, on the other hand, is an odd duck. Bewilderingly, it does try to reinvent the wheel; it attempts to fix a formula that wasn’t broken, and in so doing it significantly reduces the depth of the game-play, and mars the overall experience.

 

This is a loading screen. If you're interested in the co-op, you'll get used to it.

This is a loading screen. If you’re interested in the co-op, you’ll get used to it.

I’d like to get the positives out of the way – it’s a good-looking title, and it runs well. It possesses the same sense of humor as the previous incarnations of the franchise, and it certainly doesn’t take itself too seriously. There’s a lot of variety in the game-play – the classes are clearly distinguished from each other, and there’s a mix of dungeon-crawl, staff management, and tower defense, though not as much of the latter two as the former, and this is a rather large misstep. There’s a good bit of min-maxing to be done if you’re into that sort of thing, but Van Helsing III removes both the ranged vs. melee option from every class and reduces the complexity of the classes that were carried over from the previous titles.

 

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Fallout 4 – Official Trailer

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Fallout 4 – Official Trailer

Great news for fans of the Fallout franchise – yesterday, the following image was posted at Bethesda’s Fallout webpage, with a timer counting down to 10:00am EST on Wednesday the 3rd. Fallout 4 has been one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets, and there’s little question that the timer will end with a reveal of the upcoming title.

 

We've been standing by for 5 years.

We’ve been standing by for 5 years.

A little earlier today the website went live for a very brief span of time, and the following image was displayed, in addition to a video link, almost certainly the first teaser trailer for Fallout 4.  The page also confirmed that the upcoming Fallout title will be on the PC, PS4, and XboxONE platforms.

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