The hotly anticipated Aliens: Colonial Marines dropped today, much to the eventual disappointment of about everyone who has played it. Jim tore it up, defeated and sad, in his review, if you're interested. But maybe there is something to Colonial Marines. I mean, how many first-person shooters allow you to play through long stretches of the game without having to fire your weapon? The folks over at PCGamesN might have inadvertently sold me on the game with this video, which hints at the subversive commentary Colonial Marines offers in a AAA landscape filled with wanton violence and ... No, I'm kidding, don't play this game.
Today, we delivered some extra Aliens related content to make up for the soggy thud Colonial Marines dropped with, Fraser Brown wrote a stirring counterpoint to Allistair's claim that violence is essential in games, our site violated a trademark and the community showed off its ingenuity in response, Conrad reviewed Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, which is a game that is out and pretty good, and more!
Nintendo had a very well-rounded presentation today, with very few major reveals and mostly just new teases. The new Zelda Wii U game was briefly talked about and teased, as was Mario Maker, and a few others.
The biggest developments were probably the new Smash Bros. additions as well as expanded NFC toy support. Here's everything that happened at Nintendo's E3 conference.more
Sony had a pretty great E3 Conference today, showing off a number of new titles both AAA and indie. They also gave us a lot more info on PS Now, the PS TV, and other bits of media and hardware like their first original series.
Check out everything Sony announced today below.more
Ubisoft had a weird showing with some exciting moments -- which is par for the course, and basically what they deliver year after year.
The clear-cut big-time showing this year was Rainbow Six Siege, a glorious return to form...more