It’s that time again, when we all get to celebrate the best games of the year. And what a year 2018 turned out to be, with an amazing balance between AAA and indie titles, action adventures and story based games, and just about everything else anyone could have imagined.
The Serious Play Conference that ran from July 10th through 12th in Manassas, Virginia drew in attendees from all over the country, all excited to learn about how gamification is changing how we do things.
Forgoing the glitz and flash of some of the other console companies and game makers, Nintendo instead opted to put together a video showcasing all their pending games. The packed presentation includes DAEMON X MACHINA, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna, Pokéball Plus, Super Mario Party, Fire Emblem Three Houses, Fortnite, Overcooked 2, Super Smash Bros and much more.
Starting their show inside a large gothic tent that resembed a church, Sony decided to focus on mostly games that we knew, but wanted to learn more about, plus a few surprises. These included The Last of Us 2, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Days Gone, Twin Mirror, Resident Evil 2 and more.
Fresh off of what most people said was a total win at E3 2017, Ubisoft launched this years show with a bang and a party of dancing pandas and characters celebrating Just Dance 2019. We also got to see new Beyond Good and Evil 2 footage, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, The Division 2, Skull and Bones and more!
Everyone was waiting for Bethesda to reveal Fallout 76, and they did. But they also brought along some friends, like DOOM Eternal, Prey: Mooncrash, Quake Champions, RAGE 2, Starfield, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Fallout Sheter for the PS4 and Switch for free, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and more!
Last year Microsoft wowed E3 with the Xbox One X, but was a little bit light on new content. This year the Xbox team came out swinging, showing off new Halo and Gears of War games, Forza Horizon 4, plus third-party content like Cyberpunk 2077. Come watch one amazing lineup and show.
Electronic Arts kicked off the E3 press conferences with a rousing show that did everything it could to make up for the sins of the past year, including hosting a simultaneous three-day gaming festival where anyone could pick up and play the latest and greatest EA Games.
GiN Online Editor Neal Sayatovich got the chance to play Black Ops 4 at the big reveal event in Los Angeles hosted by Treyarch and Activision. Playing a pre-alpha version that ran surprisingly smoothly, his fireteam got to dive deep into all the secrets that the game held. Here are his findings.
Jesse Schell was one of the first developers to recognize the power of serious games when he founded his company, Schell Games, back in 2002. Today, it employs over 100 people, and works on some of the most interesting serious games around, right alongside its other original, purely entertainment based, titles.