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Top 3 games of PSX 2016

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Top 3 games of PSX 2016

As is customary for the PlayStation Experience, indie titles were out in full force on the show floor. Although I didn’t get a chance to check them all out, I’m going to take this opportunity to shout out the titles that really stood out to me. To be honest, it’s not that hard to catch my attention: does the game have an interesting mechanic attached to its gameplay? Does it have an awesome soundtrack? Is it a MetroidVania style game? If the answer is yes to any of these, chances are it caught my eye. So, without further ad0, here are my top three games of PSX 2016! Hit the jump to read on!

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The Highs and Lows of the PSX 2016 Keynote

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The Highs and Lows of the PSX 2016 Keynote

The PlayStation Experience has come and gone for another year, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t bring some good and some not so good stuff with it. As with last year’s keynote, PlayStation came in swinging and left the room full of PlayStation fans impressed for the most part. Granted there were a few moments where it seemed Sony might be dropping the ball, but they quickly made up for it by doing what Sony does best: cater to their audience. And with that, let’s take a look at what the internet thought was the greatest thing of all time, and what was the worst thing to ever happen ever. Hyperbole is fun! Hit the jump to read on or watch the showcase yourself below!

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GALLERY: PSX 2016 Day 2

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GALLERY: PSX 2016 Day 2

Last weekend Jordan and I ventured out to the Anahiem Convention Center to attend the Annual PlayStation Experience. We got to demo new games and had the opportunity to see the faces that made this event possible.
This gallery features photos from Showfloor, video games and a few cosplayers. Enjoy!
For other posts check out our Instagram. @jordanisabear @stephuhnoids

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GALLERY: PSX 2016 Day 1

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GALLERY: PSX 2016 Day 1

Last weekend Jordan and I ventured out to the Anahiem Convention Center to attend the Annual PlayStation Experience. We got to demo new games and had the opportunity to see the faces that made this event possible.

This gallery features photos from Showcase, upcoming games and a few cosplayers. Enjoy!
For other posts check out our Instagram. @jordanisabear @stephuhnoids Read On

PSX 2015 Preview: Dead Star (PS4)

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PSX 2015 Preview: Dead Star (PS4)

The hottest genre in gaming right now is Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas, or “MOBAs” for short. Dead Star is a top down twin-stick space shooter that has up to twenty players participating in competitive matches online. Before I get any deeper, let me start by saying that I’m absolutely awful at Dead Star. I was completely demolished during my demo at PSX, and since then I’ve tried honing my skills at home in Dead Star’s beta. I have yet to be on a winning team, but I think I’m slowly starting to get the hang of it.

But in any case, Dead Star’s main focus is its MOBA mode, which is in this case is called its “Conquest” mode. During the keynote at PSX, however, developer Armature showed off its new mode “Escape Run”. You can check out the trailer for the new mode below, but read on for a breakdown of Dead Star’s Conquest mode.

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PSX 2015 Preview: Randall (PS4)

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PSX 2015 Preview: Randall (PS4)

Continuing the trend of interesting 2D-platformers, Randall, by developer We The Force, is a Metroidvania-style platformer that focuses more on the Metroid side of the genre. For those who don’t know, Metroidvania is a style of platformer that relies on gated progression and back-tracking. In other words, some areas in the game will be inaccessible until you discover abilities that will allow you to progress further through the game.

Randall puts its own twist on the Metroidvania genre by limiting what the eponymous Randall can do on his own. Instead of giving Randall new abilities, he has to use the abilities of his enemies to accomplish his goals.

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PSX 2015 Preview: Klaus (PS4)

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PSX 2015 Preview: Klaus (PS4)

The 2D-platformer is possibly the most iconic and prevalent genre in video games today. At times, it seems like there’s another one being released every day. So coming across a unique 2D-platformer feels like a rare treat, and Klaus might very well be that treat. Developed by La Cosa Entertainment, Klaus is a 2D-platformer in the vein of Thomas was alone, however the main aspect that the two have in common is that you control two separate characters with different abilities and attributes at the same time to get through levels.

Klaus does everything you’d expect a platformer to do, except that there are times when Klausthe eponymous character himself, will actively rebel against the player.

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PSX 2015 Preview: Severed (PSVita)

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PSX 2015 Preview: Severed (PSVita)

Developed by Drinkbox Studios, the fine folk that gave us GuacameleeSevered is a first-person hack n’ slash dungeon crawler that blends elements of games like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and Fruit Ninja. The combination of these games with the first-person perspective makes Severed easily the most unique game I played the PlayStation Experience. And although the moment-to-moment gameplay may seem shallow at first, Severed is anything but that.

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PSX 2015 Preview: Stories: The Path of Destinies (PS4)

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PSX 2015 Preview: Stories: The Path of Destinies (PS4)

What if you could play a Choose Your Own Adventure game? Would you abandon a friend? Would you kidnap a princess? Would you steal a legendary weapon to help your cause? These are the decisions you’ll make in Stories: The Path of Destinies by developer Spearhead Games. Stories is an isometric action RPG with a combat system that takes cues from games like the Batman Arkham series and Assassin’s Creed. The bright and colorful art design really reminds me of games like Bastion and  Transistor, which is a welcome association in my book. However, the main crux of Stories is, well, the story.

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