Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Is Almost Here!

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The highly-anticipated release of Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is almost upon us. After being teased at 2014’s E3, gamers have long been marking their calendars for the day they will finally be able to slide this baby into their consoles. Well—the time is almost here. On January 24th, we all can pretend to line up politely then make that relentless mad dash to the checkout counter. Excitement is understandable, but let try to be a “little” civilized folks. I love throwing some elbows as much as the next guy, but remember to BREATHE. We’re all gamers waiting for our copy, no fight club please.

We’re looking at an incredibly stacked year for gaming in 2017. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be the first of the big games to drop. The horror-survival game looks incredible! Presented in the finest format available; the 4K resolution is truly awe-inspiring. The long gameplay demo release at this past years E3 conference showed an improved stunning environment. From the eerie rooms and hallways, the life-like look of the weapons, even down to the unbelievable effects of the wounds on the body and the blood.

For the first time, you will play in the first-person. Making it even more horrifying to the user experience. If that’s not enough for you, RE7 for the first time ever will also be available on VR (virtual reality) for PlayStation VR. Imagine submersing yourself into a first-person horror-survival game where all your senses are essentially being attacked while being forced to keep yourself alive. It sounds…so much fun! I honestly can’t wait for the hundreds of YouTube videos of people’s reaction to playing this on VR. Someone’s definitely thinking outside the box over there at Capcom.

In terms of gameplay, the creators have stressed “not to expect a shoot off”. Making it sound like you will need to manage your ammunition wisely if you aim to make it to the end. Calling for the much useful real life skill of improvising. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect some of lethal weapons at your disposal. You’ll be able to wield: the always handy chainsaws, powerful explosives (grenades, etc.), flamethrowers (because who doesn’t love a flamethrower?), and the original classics like handguns and shotguns.

Some of the new features include puzzle solving and healing ingredients, like herbs. The healing herbs are a huge benefit to the constant chaos and damage you’re sure to encounter throughout the game. The interesting new thing I believe is the puzzle solving. I mean think about it, imagine trying to deal with a puzzle of some kind and being attacked in waves by monsters and infected people. That battle of focus will undoubtedly by challenged to epic proportions while trying to solve a puzzle. It sounds so stressful…I can’t wait!

I’ve been trying to patient for the release of this game. Truth is, it hast happened. One of my best friends asked for this game for her birthday and I jumped for joy by preordering it as her birthday gift. She went crazy, as one sane person would. Getting the gift of joy. Of course, that joy comes in a box of horror with ominous noises. But besides that, pure joy.

We’re coming down to the end now; Under 2 weeks until the release date. This early contender for GOTY (Game of The Year) should delight fans as the past 10 have. The new improvements with gameplay, design, and format, set this game up to be played day after day. For all the gamers of the world, prepare yourself for this game. It’s one not to be missed or delayed in playing. Don’t let your friends tell you how good it is, go experience it first. Check it out on January 24, January 26th in Japan.

E3 2014 Preview

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It’s that time of year again, and E3 begins on June 9th. In only one week LA will be crawling with game developers, press and players as the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo begins again. If you have never heard of  the show, it’s basically 4 days where developers have a chance to show off their games at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Console manufacturers and publishers will set up booths, allowing journalists and guest’s to play games months before their release. The real attraction of E3 comes from the Press Conferences and similar events, where the curtain is pulled back on the next year’s new titles. Titles like Watch Dogs and Bioshock Infinite became instant hits when they debuted at E3, proving a great performance at the show can kick-start a game’s success like nothing else.

But what about this year? What games are confirmed to be their? When are these Press Conferences and where can I watch them? Should you be going? These are the questions we want to answer, so without any further ado, here is a quick intro to E3 2014.

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To begin, let’s talk about when the press conferences are and how you can watch them. These are the selling point for E3, when all eyes are on some of the biggest names in gaming and it’s either put up or shut up. Last year we saw Sony and Jack Trenton steal the show, more-so than anyone had in years. Microsoft used the stage to try and recapture their fanbase who had just been cold-shouldered weeks earlier. These press conferences determine how the next year worth of coverage will look from journaler’s and fans. These are the times when everything can change, conversation’s can change from ‘They don’t know what they are doing’ to ‘I can’t believe they just did that!’ for better and worse. The interesting part is that almost every company holding a press conference has a different method for doing so.

First up is Microsoft, who kicks things off on June 9th at 12:30pm (All times are in Eastern). Microsoft’s strategy has been to be the first thing you see from E3, hoping that their announcement stick with you throughout the day. If you want to watch it, then you have a few options. For those in the US and Canada, Spike TV will be showing the event live. Online you can watch it through Xbox.com, Xbox Live and Windows Phones.

Following Microsoft will be EA at 3pm. EA’s will also be on Spike TV, with streams on their website and Twitch as well. Then at 6pm, Aisha Tyler hosts Ubisoft’s presser for a third straight year. For the past two years, Ubisoft has managed to garner a ton of attention due to some high profile announcements, namely Watch Dogs back in 2012 and The Division in 2013. Hopefully Ubisoft manages to surprise us again, but that remains to be seen. Rounding out the day, Sony hits the stage at 9pm. After last years blockbuster performance everyone has high expectation for this year’s presentation, a downside to blowing away the competition.

For those who want to see the conference, Sony is offering a number of options. As with the others, numerous streams will be available online through Playstation’s site, This year they are also showing it in over 40 theaters across America, with freebies to all who attend. Nintendo goes last, and for the second year in a row they are doing things their own way.

A Nintendo-Direct, view able from Nintendo’s website, will be on June 10th at 12, just before the show floor opens to the public. After all these announcements, gamers will flood into the LA Center to get there hands on all the newly revealed games. If you want a preview of how these events happen, click these links to check out SonyMicrosoft and Nintendo’s from last year.

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 The complete list is sure to include both blockbusters and duds as E3 is home to both the best and… not the best. Here is the list, ordered by the console and then alphabetical, of games confirmed for E3. (Updated Games can be seen below) (A Question mark indicates that a game has been talked about for E3, but not official confirmed.)

For Nintendo, the list is as follows;

Wii U

Chariot

Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition

Hyrule Warriors

The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)

Sonic Boom

Super Smash Brothers

3DS

Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (Not Confirmed, but highly likely)

Sonic Boom

Super Smash Brothers

And Now on to Sony,

PS4

Aliens: Isolation

Assassin’s Creed Unity (?)

Batman: Arkham Knight

Chariot

Deep Down

Defense Grid 2

Destiny

Dragon Age: Inquisition

EA’s UFC

The Evil Within

Evolve

Far Cry 4

Kingdom Come Deliverance

Kingdom Hearts 3 (?)

Lord of the Fallen

Mad Max (?)

Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain

Metro: Redux

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Mirror’s Edge 2 (?)

Natural Doctrine

NHL 15

The Order: 1886 (?)

Star Wars Battlefront

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Uncharted

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

PS3

Alien: Isolation

An Assassin’s Creed Game (?)

Borderlands the Pre-Sequel (?)

Destiny

Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Evil Within

Fairy Fencer F

Far Cry 4

Hatsune Miku – Project DIVA- F 2nd

Mad Max

Metal Gear: Phantom Pain

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Natural Doctrine

NHL 15

Persona 5 (?)

Ultra Street Fighter IV

Xblaze Code Embryo

PS Vita

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Disgaea 4

Hatsune Miku – Project DIVA- F 2nd

Natural Doctrine

Xblaze Code Embryo

Here are Microsoft’s confirmed titles,

Xbox One

Aliens: Isolation

Assassin’s Creed Unity (?)

Batman: Arkham Knight

Below

Chariot

Defense Grid 2

Destiny

Dragon Age: Inquisition

EA’s UFC

The Evil Within

Evolve

Fable Legends

Fantasia Music Evolved

Far Cry 4

Forza Horizons 2

Halo 5: The Guardian

Possible Halo Collection (?)

Kingdom Come Deliverance

Kingdom Hearts 3 (?)

Lord of the Fallen

Mad Max (?)

Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain

Metro: Redux

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Mirror’s Edge 2 (?)

NHL 15

Quantum Break

Star Wars Battlefront

Sunset Overdrive

Tom Clancy’s The Division

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Far Cry 4

Forza Horizon 2

Mad Max (?)

Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Xbox 360

Alien: Isolation

An Assassin’s Creed Game (?)

Borderlands the Pre-Sequel (?)

Destiny

Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition

Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Evil Within

Fantasia Music Evolved

Far Cry 4

Forza Horizon 2

Mad Max (?)

Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain

NHL 15

Project Spark

World of Tanks

And lastly PC,

Aliens: Isolation

Assassins’s Creed Unity

Batman Arkham Knight

BattleCry

Battlefield Hardline

Below

Borderlands the Pre-Sequel

Broforce

Chariot

Civilization: Beyond Earth

Defense Grid 2

Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Elite Dangerous

The Evil Within

Evolve

Far Cry 4

Grey Goo

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Kingdom Come Deliverance

Lords of the Fallen

Mad Max (?)

Metro: Redux

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Mirror’s Edge 2

Not a Hero

Project Spark

The Sims 4

Star Wars Attack Squadrons

Star Wars Battlefront

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Warhammer 40K: The Eternal Crusade

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

World of Tanks

Updates:

Homefront: The Revolution- PS4, Xbox One, PC

Mortal Kombat X- PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC

Battlefield: Hardline- PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC

That’s a lot of games for a variety of consoles, and more importantly a lot of games to check out. For highlights of these games and all of E3 be sure to check back with VgamerZ throughout next week.