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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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June 2015’s Smash Bros Nintendo Direct Does Not Disappoint

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June 2015’s Smash Bros Nintendo Direct Does Not Disappoint

On the morning of June 14th 2015, Nintendo dropped a Direct that focused solely on Smash Bros for WiiU and 3DS.  In it, series creator Masahiro Sakurai confirmed rumors about the addition of not just one character, but three additional characters. Not only that, he also confirmed additional stages and Mii fighter costumes. A whole lot of information was dropped so I’m going to take the time to detail everything you need to know. Just hit the jump and we can begin! Read On

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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Top 10 things I want to see at E3 2015

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Top 10 things I want to see at E3 2015

E3 2015 is less than a week away and we’re already being bombarded with a slew of game announcements, some small and some incredibly huge. Last week we got our first look at the highly anticipated Fallout 4, and just recently the release date for Three One Zero’s horrific “first-person experience” in space, Adr1ft, leaked via a trailer that was supposed to be debuted at E3. Interestingly enough, it seems a lot of big announcements have been trickling out prior to E3, which only leaves me to believe that even bigger and better announcements await us next week. That being the case, I’ve decided now would be the best time to voice my crazy expectations for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Hit the jump to check out my full list of what I want to see this year! Read On

Pixel Clicks Podcast #18 – E3 2015 Predictions: The Year of Crash Bandicoot?!

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #18 – E3 2015 Predictions: The Year of Crash Bandicoot?!

It’s the E3 predictions special! This week was an extra long one, as we discussed the latest news, such as “OMG FALLOUT 4 IS HAPPENING!” as well as our predictions for what to expect at E3 this year. Spoiler Alert: Crash Bandicoot. So much Crash Bandicoot! Also, Dark Souls 3 possibly being leaked, and Steam refunds. Read On

Two Geeks and a Podcast #Six: Gam3rCon!!!

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Two Geeks and a Podcast #Six: Gam3rCon!!!

Welcome back glorious geeks!  This week we got to sit down with Chris Tate and Mallory Fauve from Gam3rCon to talk all about the yearly convention dedicated to all things GAMING! From table top board games and CCG to console and PC games Gam3rCon stays true to their name by covering every style of game that they possibly can.  Set for July 9-12 along with another convention you may have heard of, this convention emphasizes a relaxed atmosphere with welcoming staff and attendees who are more interested in good times than good buys.

You can get tickets, see the current schedule, and even contact them if you are interested in hosting your own event or demo table at Gam3rCon.com! And if you see our friends Chris and Mallory there, be sure to say hi and that you heard them on Two Geeks and a Podcast!

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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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