E3 2016

E3 2016
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@DarthSmurfX, keep up the good work, I’m going to need you on your A game this week and next. I am going to try to keep Lifebar updated with the latest game announcements so that members can add their thoughts on the various trailers and gameplay that is shown. Hoping to make it easier by making collections like this:


If you guys can just keep the latest news coming, I will try to keep everything organized.

As I was putting this list together, I realized the Playstation blog has Thumper listed twice. I wonder what game got the shaft?



All I know is I probably won’t be getting much done at work on Monday.


A bunch of Japanese games announced that I do not recognize and do not plan to buy.



Bloodstained getting playable demo at E3.




If you guys don’t mind, I’m trying to push trailer XP entry on Lifebar during E3, it would be AWESOME if you logged in quick to give your impressions:



That’s a good trailer. And here’s what I found interesting on the Blog:

We’re adding new characters, new environments, and we’re taking environment destruction and interaction to the next level.

But we didn’t want to stop there. At NetherRealm, we always want to make games that are fun, challenging and innovative. We strive to give players a level of control that makes playing our games a truly personal experience. For that reason, we have introduced a brand new Gear System, allowing players to build their own version of Superman, their Batman and ultimately, their Injustice Universe.

The Gear System uses RPG-like mechanics to reward you with loot drops every time you play the game. With each loot drop, you will earn character-specific gear to outfit and power up your roster – changing not only the look of each character, but your fight strategy and your personal approach to every match. As you gear up your characters, you’re building a roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains that reflects your choices, and your preferences, which can be vastly different than your opponents. A few play sessions in, you can expect your Aquaman to look and play different than anyone else’s Aquaman you may come across.

Sounds like they are taking some elements from the mobile version, which is cool. As long as the microtransactions that are sure to accompany this don’t make the game pay-to-win.


I’m not very optimistic about the loot system. It reminds me too much of the universally despised gem system from Street Fighter X Tekken. I wish they just carried over the variation system from MKX, but who knows, maybe they did and the loot system is just something else.


It sounds like a terribly difficult thing to balance. As soon as one piece of dropped loot is seen as OP, then the entire system is broken, ESPECIALLY when they inevitably charge for it.

Just curious, what were the specific reasons the gem system was despised on SF X Tekken?


They became a huge focus of a game that no one wants to have to crunch numbers in. There were hundreds of them and you could equip something like 3 to 6 at a time. People wanted to jump in a play a character they like, not have to do math to figure out how to deck that character out to do “bonus attack damage after three specials” or whatever.

There were even auto-block gems.


Having never played a Kingdom Hearts game before, this was probably the most confusing trailer I’ve ever watched.


Don’t feel bad, Kingdoms Hearts trailers are confusing for people that play the games.




Wow, Smurf beat me to it, before I could even link.



Apparently they just showed off a little bit of gameplay via a live stream on YouTube, but it ended and hasn’t been uploaded yet.


Apparently The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Definitive Edition just got leaked for November. Seems to be a port for PS4 and XB1 rather than a remaster but includes mod support.


Shadow of Mordor 2 now rumored to show up at E3.


I would love this. First one was boss.