E3 2017

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Who's going to be in town?  We should do a casual Polycount meetup.

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  • Brian "Panda" Choi
    Anyone still down to clown?
  • Brian "Panda" Choi
    I mean, I'll find a clown costume and make it happen/
  • Blond
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    Mmm got no hype this year..all the games sure looks like one another...Can't stand shooters and zombie games anymore....
  • beefaroni
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    Blond said:
    Mmm got no hype this year..all the games sure looks like one another...Can't stand shooters and zombie games anymore....
    What are you watching? 

    The Microsoft press conference is great. They really seem to have something for everyone. 
  • JordanN
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    Blond said:
    Mmm got no hype this year..all the games sure looks like one another...Can't stand shooters and zombie games anymore....
    I feel like I've gotten much older now that the only games that excite me are the ones that offer something different whereas when I was younger, I would hype up any new title.

    The push into learning game art has made me cynical about graphics. Lots of polygons and detailed lighting is great, but like you said, if it's just spent on a shooter with brown tonemapping, then I'm gonna tap out.

    However, Microsoft's conference did offer more than just the shooter. They had Ori, Sea of Thieves, this 80's style cyberpunk pixel game, a platformer Super Lucky's Tale and more indies. So I'll commend them on that.
  • PolyHertz
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    Yea, both Ori and The Last Night looked great. For those that missed the MS conference:



  • Fuiosg
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    Blond said:
    Mmm got no hype this year..all the games sure looks like one another...Can't stand shooters and zombie games anymore....
    Had a similar reaction, I felt old watching this. Microsoft has a very derivative and safe approach that I can't stand, but I can appreciate what they're doing with the hardware. 4k/60fps for a $500 console, confirmed for Forza at least, is fairly impressive.
  • TeriyakiStyle
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    The New Metro had me excited - loved the last entry in the series and this looks even more expansive.  New Ori, and Last Light also looked like a ton of fun to study and play.  Anthem looked gorgeous as well not sure if it's for me yet though kind of a mix of Destiny and The Division? 

    Great show all around - made it through all the cheesy announcers without turning it off for once.
  • JoshuaG
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    Disappointed there wasn't anything Halo related shown. I was really hoping for the classic Halo games to be announced for Windows/Steam.
  • Ged
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    Ori and The Last Night look great! the art in this demo looks really impressive too! 
  • notman
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    I was only 'meh' about the MS conference. I felt like they kept trying to blur the lines, between what was, and was not, an exclusive title. They had very similar text, before each video, and would just add 'exclusive' when it was relevant. It was easy for viewers to get confused (and several of my friends were). 
    I also thought they kept pushing 4k, and 'the most powerful console', but then showed off games that used pixalation as an art style. Nothing was blowing me away, about the potential of 4k. None of the games that were visually impressive, were exclusives. So, if they were trying to convince me that I needed an XBox One X (Stupid name... XBOX is the acronym), they completely failed.

    Given, I have a PS4 Pro, but I was hoping there might be something to make me want the X, since the Pro didn't come with the UHD player. I don't feel like they offered enough to justify the additional $100 pricing, over the PS4 Pro. Admittedly, it is more powerful, but I don't need Minecraft in 4k.

    Looking forward to Sony and Ubisoft today. I'd like to see more of Assassin's Creed Origins. I was hoping Ubisoft would take a longer break, to refocus, and stabilize their game engine (as they suggested last year), but apparently not. The game does look amazing, but bugs have been plaguing that series (yet I'm still excited). 
  • samnwck
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    Man a new Ori, the first one was probably one of my favorite new IP's in a while, and Anthem actually looks really good. Also Wolfenstein has me real pumped as well, I love altered history stories.

    Edit: Just watched The Last Night trailer. Damn that is how a low detail game is produced for a modern rendering engine. I'm very interested to see some gameplay.

  • PixelMasher
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    oh hell yea, new wolfenstien. Doom and Wolf have both been the best shooters I have played in a long while, just pure fun.

    anthem looks super sick in terms of visuals and art. looking forward to what sony shows for last of us 2 and god of war.....
  • Nerf Bat Ninja
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    Devolver Digital's press conference was pure bliss.  They won E3 hands down... possibly forever.
  • Jesse Moody
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    I'll be down at the conference on Wednesday. Anyone that is down to get together, hangout or whatever hit me up here or on facebook.


  • littleclaude
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    Star Wars Battlefront 2 Official Gameplay Trailer, dam it looks pin sharp :)

  • R3D
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    "Sir, our fans have been asking for years for a new IP based on black flags core gameplay but without the Assassins creed elements, they want a epic pirate adventure"

    "I know, we'll give them a 5v5 PVP 'RPG' with microtransactions"

    "Genius! Like For Honor with ships!"
    "Fantastic!"
    "Yes, thats exactly what they want!"
    No but seriously I hope it's good. Ubisoft really hit out of the park imo.
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  • Mstankow
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    Ubisoft had a better conference than Microsoft this year. I am now aboard the Rabbids hype train.
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    Holy shit, nice work on the trailer, whoever you are.
  • Fuiosg
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    Strong showing from Ubisoft, that Mario/Rabbids game looks so unique.
  • Odow
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    I want art breakdown of The last night *_*
  • Blond
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    Ubisoft got a few surprises this year. Unfortunately, I was hopeful for the new AC entry but the more I see, the less I'm interested...

    As for Sony now...well, can't say much. It wasn't bad per say but way less surprising than last year. The spider-man game looked really interesting until spidey started swinging around; it completely loks weak and slow as hell compared to the past activision games...

    One thing I like though is the scale of the building. For the first time in an open world, skyscrapers arent too small or look like toys.
    Too many QTE though.

    New GOW looks savage as *****!!!
  • Kwramm
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    beautiful artwork - many games which I would love to romp through in "easy mode" just to see the art. But gameplay wise I haven't come across anything that really excites me... except maybe Skyrim VR - if there's a game ("world") made for VR then it's this. But it needs a PC version.
  • ZacD
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    What are people actually going to call the Xbox One X for short? XboneX? XOX?
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    ZacD said:
    What are people actually going to call the Xbox One X for short? XboneX? XOX?
    Triple X hahaha
  • notman
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    That's why the name is so dumb. As I mentioned above, seems like it should be X.B.O.X.... not confusing at all.

    I thought Ubisoft's conference destroyed everyone. Beyond Good and Evil 2, and Skull & Bones both got me pretty excited.

    MS's conference was pretty bad, and Sony didn't do much better. They offered some good games, but nothing mind blowing. Spiderman and Detroit looked really impressive though. I'm curious where they are going with Detroit though, because the game's perspective was different from what they presented last year.
  • Steve Schulze
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    Call it the XBoneX sounds like username of the obnoxious 13 year old inevitably squaking over voice in any FPS you care to play.
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    notman said:
    ... Detroit looked really impressive though. I'm curious where they are going with Detroit though, because the game's perspective was different from what they presented last year.
    I disagree. The problem is last years presentation didnt really show the gameplay like this one did. I say gameplay, though Im not entirely sure that's accurate. The whole trailer made it look as if you're just watching an interactive movie, where you get to choose what happens next. I like that idea though, and im all for trying it out when it releases.
  • Mstankow
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    Two new Metroid Games. Nintendo won E3 forever for me. (Mercury Steam is developing a Metroid 2 remake for 3DS.)
  • thomasp
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    the BG:E trailer looked the business but i'm quite confused as to why they have unearthed this old IP related to a single title from the PS2/GC era which was not even that big a success (as i recall - liked it though)? i know there was a second part in the works around 2008 or the like that got canned. not sure either if those cartoony characters from the original work too well translated into semi-realistic glory either. that pig... ewww. ;)
    i did get a nice 5th element vibe from it which is always a plus though. infact would rather want to see that as a game now!

  • Ruflse
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    Nintendo won, baby.

  • melviso
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    I think we need something new and innovative probably risky even. It's like the devs decided to play it safe this time around. 

    Glad to see Beyond Good and Evil. Its been a long time waiting.
  • Ged
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    hahaha oh that mario frog made me laugh. !he kirby game looks pretty nice as well

  • cptSwing
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    Any pirate game is fine by me.
  • notman
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    slipsius said:
    notman said:
    ... Detroit looked really impressive though. I'm curious where they are going with Detroit though, because the game's perspective was different from what they presented last year.
    I disagree. The problem is last years presentation didnt really show the gameplay like this one did. I say gameplay, though Im not entirely sure that's accurate. The whole trailer made it look as if you're just watching an interactive movie, where you get to choose what happens next. I like that idea though, and im all for trying it out when it releases.
    Good point... I don't think I was analyzing it enough, to realize it may all just be a long interactive movie. If that's the case, I would be extremely disappointed. I can see that it may be exactly that though :(

    Nintendo did little to impress me... same loop they've been in. I missed the conference, but it seems like all they did was announce a bunch of games, using the same old IPs. Did I miss all those third party games, that they suggested were on the horizon, earlier this year?
  • Tobbo
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    Skull & Bones looks awesome! :smiley: It seems like I remember Ubisoft originally tried to have naval warfare in the multiplayer of AC Black Flag but ran into some problems and had to scrap it in order to ship.  
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    ZacD said:
    What are people actually going to call the Xbox One X for short? XboneX? XOX?
    X1X
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    wirrexx said:
    ZacD said:
    What are people actually going to call the Xbox One X for short? XboneX? XOX?
    X1X
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  • Fuiosg
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    ZacD said:
    What are people actually going to call the Xbox One X for short? XboneX? XOX?
    XOX kinda sounds like sux. They really paint themselves into a corner with these names.
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    Blond said:
    Mmm got no hype this year..all the games sure looks like one another...Can't stand shooters and zombie games anymore....
    checkout Ashen and Starchild.
  • Mstankow
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    notman said:
    slipsius said:
    notman said:
    ... Detroit looked really impressive though. I'm curious where they are going with Detroit though, because the game's perspective was different from what they presented last year.
    I disagree. The problem is last years presentation didnt really show the gameplay like this one did. I say gameplay, though Im not entirely sure that's accurate. The whole trailer made it look as if you're just watching an interactive movie, where you get to choose what happens next. I like that idea though, and im all for trying it out when it releases.
    Good point... I don't think I was analyzing it enough, to realize it may all just be a long interactive movie. If that's the case, I would be extremely disappointed. I can see that it may be exactly that though :(

    Nintendo did little to impress me... same loop they've been in. I missed the conference, but it seems like all they did was announce a bunch of games, using the same old IPs. Did I miss all those third party games, that they suggested were on the horizon, earlier this year?
    Nintendo is literally releasing a big new IP tomorrow. And I would defend their titles announced for their old IPs cause the new Mario looks like the most risky Mario release is ages. And we haven't had a new Metroid in 7 years.
    But Nintendo's announcement cycle is weird these days cause they do NIntendo Directs about once a month. I think the third party one was done back in March.
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    New Nintendo IP.



  • PolyHertz
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    Mstankow said:
    we haven't had a new Metroid in 7 years.
    10 years since the last critically acclaimed one (Metroid Prime 3). Nintendo fans were rather unhappy with Other M and Federation Force overall.

    Seems odd Nintendo is still putting so many resources into producing 3DS games considering the systems age and piracy issues (modded 3DS's can apparently even download and play any game off the eshop without paying). One eshop dev over on neogaf today was talking about how a critically acclaimed eshop-only game he worked on had failed to break 500 sales worldwide after a few months of being available...just doesn't seem like a wise decision to be making games for it these days.
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    PolyHertz said:
    Mstankow said:
    we haven't had a new Metroid in 7 years.
    10 years since the last critically acclaimed one (Metroid Prime 3). Nintendo fans were rather unhappy with Other M and Federation Force overall.

    Seems odd Nintendo is still putting so many resources into producing 3DS games considering the systems age and piracy issues (modded 3DS's can apparently even download and play any game off the eshop without paying). One eshop dev over on neogaf today was talking about how a critically acclaimed eshop-only game he worked on had failed to break 500 sales worldwide after a few months of being available...just doesn't seem like a wise decision to be making games for it these days.
    I think Metroid makes sense cause Mercury Steam already had everything in place for a Metroid game. But I imagine Mirror of Fate had to be a big thing with greenlighting that game. I also wonder cause Mirror of Fate was later ported to other platforms. I would rather play any game on Switch over 3DS just because the screen is so much better.
  • Mstankow
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    The Phil Spencer interview on Giant Bomb is amazing (e3 live day 2). It gives me faith that Microsoft is thinking long term with their brand and will really reap the benefits of their decisions in the years to come.
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    Mstankow said:
    New Nintendo IP.


    Ok, I meant good IPs. And, not clear by the video, but it looks to be 3DS only? I was referring more to switch titles
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    notman said:
    Mstankow said:
    New Nintendo IP.


    Ok, I meant good IPs. And, not clear by the video, but it looks to be 3DS only? I was referring more to switch titles
    Bah, I'll never get why polycount seems to have a general disdain for nintendo.  ARMS is a really beautiful game, with the most creative character design i've seen out of a new IP in ages. 
  • slipsius
    Polycount tends to be a lot of indie devs, or people who support indie devs. So when Nintendo falls behind in that regard, focusing on 1st party games only while sony and microsoft make it easier and easier for people like us, ya, we outgrow the nostalgia of nintendo being top dog in the industry and judge them based on what they're doing in todays market. 

    Don't get me wrong. I love a lot of their IPs. I love a lot of their games. I think they are a HUGE part of the gaming industry's foundation. I would just much rather see them stop with the systems and just put those IPs on the other systems. I also think they would make BANK if they did that. 

    At least, that's how I feel about it. Not sure why others have the disdain. 

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