E3 World Conference June 2014

The Electronic Entertainment Expo Extravaganza show for the year 2014 was held from june 9th till june 12th 2014.E3 2014 gathered publishers from biggest world companies as Microsoft,EA,Ubisoft,Nintendo,Sony,Rockstar,Bethesda etc. Check article, videos, and opinions by yourself.

 

1. PlayStation TV

Certainly a surprise from Sony – in fact Sony was full of surprises, but more on that later – we didn’t see the PlayStation TV coming to American or European shores anytime soon. We also didn’t expect to be wowed by the small piece of hardware.

PlayStation TV is essentially a streaming media set-top box, similar in size and capability to Roku 3, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, and priced to match at $100/ €99 (about £58, AU$105). The difference is, when PlayStation TV arrives this fall, it will also offer access to a vast swath of high-pedigree games from Sony’s extensive library of PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1,PS Vita and PSP games.

There’s essentially a lot of potential in this little black box, and we’re looking forward to really testing it out when it officially arrives on the scene. For now, we’ve detailed a few more details about the PlayStation TV in the video below.

2. Playable Alienware Alpha Steam Machine (finally)

We’ve been hearing about those Steam Boxes for quite some time now, and so far we’ve played with a Steam OS and Steam Controller – both of which weren’t the final builds. We saw the prototype Alienware Machine during CES and couldn’t play with it. Then we heard about 13 (now 15 including two Asus Machines) boxes but still have yet to see working “PC consoles.”

Until this E3 2014. Again, not a final build, but we have a set of finalized specs and were able to actually play games on the dang box.

Still relatively unfinished, the Alienware Alpha still ran smooth enough to be impressive. It’s a small, simple machine that is meant for the audience who doesn’t want the fuss of a PC but wants the extensive collection of PC games. All in all, we’re just glad we were finally able to play on the Alienware Alpha – or any Steam Machine in general, and we look forward to hearing more about the Alienware’s pièce de résistance and of course, the rest of the living room boxes.

3. Nintendo’s major announcements

Easily the shortest presentation by the “big five names” of E3, Nintendo’s Digital Event was largely underwhelming, but still held our attention enough to make it on the list.

The announcement of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U definitely was a crowd pleaser not only because it’s a new title in the franchise, but also because of the game’s touted open world and non-linear capabilities. Though, just how open world, non-linear and how well it actually works remains to be seen since the game will see a vague 2015 release.

The second announcement was more of a quick little tease: Star Fox. Currently still in development, project leader Shigeru Miyamoto said at a Nintendo Treehouse event that it should be ready in about one year. This means Star Fox will likely be getting the limelight this time next year.

4. Yeah, Sony again

As we mentioned before, Sony’s press conference was full of surprises this year – which is why we’ve decided to include it on this list. To clarify, each conference definitely had its own merits but the majority shown at EA, Ubisoft and Microsoft were already announced beforehand last year, or revealed leading up to the Expo (Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, The Division, etc.).

To be really fair, Microsoft did announce the Halo: The Master Chief Collection and some other titles – but besides the triple A, were they really that memorable? (Aside from one great teaser which we’ll mention below).

Sony, simply put, had a lot of new content both on the software and hardware front. Namely, the arrival of the PlayStation TV. It’s something we’ve been wondering about for awhile, and now we finally get to see what it’s like. Paired with the upcoming beta for PlayStation Now, Sony ended on a pretty high note.

4. Yeah, Sony again

As we mentioned before, Sony’s press conference was full of surprises this year – which is why we’ve decided to include it on this list. To clarify, each conference definitely had its own merits but the majority shown at EA, Ubisoft and Microsoft were already announced beforehand last year, or revealed leading up to the Expo (Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, The Division, etc.).

To be really fair, Microsoft did announce the Halo: The Master Chief Collection and some other titles – but besides the triple A, were they really that memorable? (Aside from one great teaser which we’ll mention below).

Sony, simply put, had a lot of new content both on the software and hardware front. Namely, the arrival of the PlayStation TV. It’s something we’ve been wondering about for awhile, and now we finally get to see what it’s like. Paired with the upcoming beta for PlayStation Now, Sony ended on a pretty high note.

5. E3, you tease

Lastly, the tease. Here’s where ALL the press conferences shined; we saw at least one new triple A tidbit from the big five and couldn’t decide on which one was the most exciting. Microsoft showed off Rise of the Tomb Raider, Sony finally revealed the name for Nathan Drake’s last adventure as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, EA teased Mass Effect 4 and Ubisoft had a whole bit on a brand new Rainbow Six: Siege. Whew. And that wasn’t even half of what we played and loved during E3.

This year wasn’t as huge or hectic as last year’s next-gen console drops. Instead, it’s been a nice change of pace, with the lack of major hardware – but we’ll take what we can get. With all the triple-A teases this year, we’re already looking forward to what E3 2015 will bring.

source: TechRadar

And ofcourse below you can take a look at newest game trailer/teasers for the upcoming titles:

No Man’s Sky

Magicka 2

Sunset Overdrive

The Last of Us – remastered

Batman Arkham Knight

Mirror’s Edge

Star Wars Battlefront

Alien Isolation