Pre-Rec: E3 2014

June 15, 2014759 Comments

Rich and Jack talk about this year’s E3 convention, or as Jay and Mike refer to it as: “what?”

Filed in: Previously Recorded

  • Kenlin Bros

    Oh my god oh my god oh my god, there are no comments.

    Quick, Kenlin, think of something clever to say!

    “I hate sand.”

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  • Beauzooka

    I thought of the same thing!!!

  • The other couple of hacks.

  • does Jack really have a wife? does he have a job? he seems to have a lot of spare time – internet commenter

  • Ace

    STREAM SUPER METROID YOU FRAUD HACKS

  • John Krzeminski

    Yes, I think he has a kid too.

  • Jack Harkness

    Whats Wrong with your Face!!!!!?

  • imagine owning an xbone

  • You guys should force Mike and Jay to watch every single Metal Gear Solid clip ever from MGS 1 to 4…MGS5 The Phantom Pain is the only thing I still truly care about so far.

  • AnalogyShark

    The year of the Wii U has begun!

    I love how all the other consoles are scrambling to become Nintendo, as PC devours their market.

    http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/iconurl.png

  • Roberto Feijoo

    What about Bloodborne?

  • Roboplegic Wrongcock

    Fortunately Dead Island 2 is being made by Yager, the same people who did Spec Ops: The Line. Therefore I’m looking forward to the big twist half way through the game that will make me unbelievably depressed for about a week

  • 塩辛い

    I love the show, but I’ve also been wanting to post this comment since the first video. Finally can’t hold it in anymore! Must criticize something irrelevant to the content that’s driving me crazy and probably no one else even notices or could give a fuck about!

    Why do you always shoot like you’re confronting each other from across the table? Is this a debate?… I’m sure it’s not. Am I the only one weirded out? Get side by side in a face to face 3/4 profile shot where you can fit together and make it less awkward, please.

    I’m freaking out!

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    Thanks to you guys I’m also really excited for No Man’s Sky. I don’t even own a console.

  • rtgwtry

    Bloodborne?

  • Brandon Allen-Trick

    I’ll be honest. The very idea of a genuinely open world Zelda (especially if it isn’t kid-pandering and cell-shaded) makes my dick hard.

  • fred

    I have to agree when they say all big budget games look the same. They steal ideas from each other and are generic as hell. Indie is the way too go, with small developers showing true artistic passion in their games.

  • Otto: Autopilot

    Well it is course, and rough, and does get everywhere.

  • Ricardo Bermudez

    You didnt mention Bloodborne, you hacks. Thats the only thing i cared about is Sony’s presentation.

  • John Krzeminski

    This is my favorite episode yet… and wow, does No Man’s Sky look amazing. I hope it comes to PC.

  • Guest

    These halo games are the equivalent of QT making KILL BILL volumes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 and then remastering the first two films just the way you like it. yay.

  • fred

    It’s called “eye-contact”.

  • fred

    Way to not suck on corporate crap and tell it like it is. love these guys

  • Jason

    “bresh of freth air”, okay, he’s just doing it on purpose now.

  • hertel

    That is one of the most ignorant things I have ever read.

  • noxcovenant

    I know Rich Evans is hesitant about Arkham Knight but that’s the game he’ll end up loving. I can feel it. Just hang in there Rich.

    Arkham Knight is basically Arkham City and Vanquish glued together.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    That’s kind of how I’ve been feeling about the Assassin’s Creed franchise. I only partially played the first, but got really sucked into the second because I felt like it was telling a great story…

    But now it’s pretty clear that they’re just going to milk every famous historical period for different games and they don’t give a shit about an overarching story. So whatever.

    Until maybe one day they’ll rerelease the first two and say “These were good, remember?”

  • Dale Ambrosius

    Hold on a second…

    “Back when the Wii launched, there was no Zelda game , just Link’s crossbow training”?

    So, what – Twilight Princess was so much chopped liver to you guys? *butthurt*

  • Booger

    I agree with you guys quite a bit. Personally psyched for No Man’s Sky and the new Zelda.

  • Ritchie Martin

    Was kinda done when they said every game at the Microsoft Presser looked the same.

  • Michael Haas

    Really? The first Assassin’s Creed was kind of terrible.

    If this was after Assassin’s Creed 3, I’d groan about there being a new one, but considering AC4: Black Flag turned out pretty damn fun, I’m willing to give Ubisoft another shot.

  • StopThinkingBrainUrGoingToHurt

    In before Smash 4 is even less competitively viable than Brawl.

    New Link looks sexy as fuck and Nintendo still had by far the best presentation. I’ll keep my expectations low so that I enjoy whatever comes out. Also Rich where is the gen 3 Pokemon remakes coverage in this video, I know you guys are excited.

  • Ant2206

    The only other game aside from No Man’s Sky that really made me go “whoa” was Cuphead, I think in the Microsoft presso. Just from a visual standpoint it looks amazing. Like a great old timey cartoon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDZfREYppk

    Of course because it wasn’t brown/grey and depressing, they only gave it about 3 seconds as part of the indie montage.

  • hertel

    Right, because Bloodborne is basically Mario, right?

    As for your “PC devours their market”, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Look at any AAA publisher’s income, and you’ll notice that console steadily outsell nearly any PC SKU, if not ANY. I mean, Minecraft for xbox 360 alone sold 12 million copies, while the PC version, which has been out for years, has sold a mere 14 million. Or watch dogs recently, where 50% of the sales were on PS4 alone.

  • Mike B

    When even Microsoft’s go-to thing when hyping up Halo is talking about the first three games which were made by Bungie, you know 343i fucked up with Halo 4. I mean they began the Halo section of the presentation with showing a scene from Halo 2 while playing the Marty O’Donnel’s iconic Halo theme and not the whatever bland music that was in Halo 4.

    I am a huge Halo fan. And I could not care less about Halo 4 or 5 (well any of the 343i Halo stuff really). Sure I’d like to have the HD upscale collection thing-y of the good old games, but by no means it’s a system seller at all. I’m just fine with having the original games.

    Microsoft is really struggling with selling their system. Nothing they have shown or talked about really interests me at all (nor anyone of my friends I’ve talked with). And you could say almost the same doubles for Sony. The only blip in my radar from this E3 was the No Man’s Sky. Which looks just fantastic.

    And Destiny. Man is it ironic that game looks like huge boring Halo ripoff without the catch that made Halo good. And that game is being made by Bungie!

    Ps. I really wish I was a Nintendo fanboy cause their presentation was by far the best of the bunch.

  • Odysseus Ulysses

    I would pay A LOT OF MONEY to see Mike and Jay be forced to to go to next years E3, and record it…

  • melker222

    will you ever do horror games for live stream? doom 3 for example.

  • Beardfist

    But that Witcher 3 Hype tho. Now that’s a sequel that’s more ambitious than its predecessor, looking great, and has a good track record from game to game. Hot diggity

  • Alex Lee

    Yeah, the problem with Halo 4 was that the story was tacked onto a trilogy, and because the prequels haven’t done as well, they can’t dip into the lore of the series, so they have to keep inventing new enemies and throwing out the story stuff of the original trilogy in order to make that “Halo” experience.

  • RedLetterRich

    I love both games, but Arkham City an Vanquish should never be glued together. While watching the trailer, the Batmobile felt out of place in an Arkham game, and everything else I saw just felt like “more of the same”

    And I STILL hate the tin plated Batsuit.

  • RedLetterRich

    What’s a Poke e man?

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Oh hey, another installment of the rare Pre-Rec feature! :3
    And now Rich Evans is doing the overexcited reporter voice, lol.
    It’s nice to have you two gents (and the wizard) here throwing in some of your other interests, since neither Jay nor Mike care a whit about video games or comics. 🙂

  • RedLetterRich

    Jack edited out the part where I corrected myself.

  • Mike B

    I played all the AC games up till III. And I simply could not finish that one. I’ve tried beating that game three times now, but every time I simply loose the interest quickly. At this point I’ve just given up with that game.

    Mind you I finished the Revelations easily, which was quite tedious at times… Heck I even finished the first one was in all it’s tedious terribleness.

    Maybe some day I’ll try the fourth one, but frankly that game just looks dull. Not as boring as III I’m sure (I don’t think any game in the series can beat that one), but still not particularly interesting. The idea of pirates and Caribbean and ship battles just does nothing for me.

    Now this, uh IV? V? …The one set in revolution era Paris actually interests me a bit. I’m always in for some history exploring like with what we had with ACII.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “Ayyy!” Is that Rich “The Fonz” Evans? Has he… has he jumped the shark?

  • “Hyrule Warriors”, this is a unique gameplay thing for us, we are not normally about beat’m ups… let’s stick a venerable game franchise on it, rather than new IP.
    Big missed opportunity missed to expand the brand.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Quite ironically you overestimated your commenting power…

    Get it? It’s like a joke. It rhymes.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Don’t you mean the Year of Luigi, which incorporates the Luigi Death Stare? 😀

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMZwx_nGtP4

  • Markham

    Jack is the finest Moby-lookalike who has never won any Moby-lookalike contest.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Is it, is it really you? I’m such a big fan that I even noticed that you did some stunt double work in Captain America: The First Soldier of Winter’s Avengers.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    “Dynasty Warriors is some of the most fun you can have gaming.”
    WOW, that’s a pretty dramatic statement, Jack. 😀

    I enjoyed DW3 and the first one in the Japanese setting, but as far as later entries go I think more elaborate field strategy and objectives are needed to make the series feel more fresh (and maybe play up the different characters and their storylines/interactions even further). Wasn’t sure what extra gameplay features they may or may not be putting into Hyrule Warriors.

    I thought the style of the Nintendo presentation was good, but I think Mario Maker was the only title they showed that interested me personally (I would include Xenoblade II, but the character modeling bothers me),

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    But no, seriously, respect your work.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Seriously, guize, he did da stuntz.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    srsly….

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    guize? srsly. srsly guize.

  • jaymanxyz2

    Poor guys. They seem really dejected by yet another terrible E3. I understand, though.

    While I am a Halo and Bungie fan, MGSV will be amazing. It was definitely the most exciting thing out of E3 for me.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    I was a little confused by all the strafing in the clip. What kind of crazy new-fangled vehicle is this?

  • Mack Perrault

    Fuck yeah, Nintendo! Glad you guys liked their conference. I’m super stoked for Smash Bros. as well.

  • Alex Lee

    “It’s also the dumbest experience ever!”

    I have to admit, Dynasty Warriors is a guilty pleasure for me. Mowing down hundreds of faceless enemies and running up to kill offers is incredibly fun for me.

    That being said, it got me interested in Romance of the Three Kingdoms and the 2010 Three Kingdoms series, so it actually performed a service to classical literature.

  • Mike B

    The problem is not that they’re inventing new stuff, really I’d welcome that. The problem is that what they are inventing is just terrible crap (as well as trying to desperately to connect that with the existing story). The whole thing with Didact felt like it was something out of chapter 2 of the Sci-fi Writing Handbook For Dummies. Absolute tripe.

    I cannot comprehend why exploring the forerunners would be a good idea to anyone. Revealing that the enigmatic mysterious race of highly advanced civilization which disappeared without a trace leaving these amazing technologic marvels behind were actually just generic ugly aliens with creepy mosterfaces, was outright insulting to me.

    I’d rather see a proper prequel side story that takes a place in some distant planet that is being wiped out during the early Human-Covenant war. It would be immensely more interesting than seeing more MC. I would have been fine never learning what happened to him after the events of Halo 3… Or alternatively if you must have Chief in there, then tell a wholly different story with Chief that takes place in an unknown distant part of space few millennia after Halo 3. A story where he is ultimately lost from Earth without any means to contact Earth ever again. Almost completely cut off the ties to the previous games. Anything else, just not this “same but different” crap.

  • H_Socolov

    Rich and Jack. What’s your opinion on Demon’s Souls and/or Dark Souls? Have you played those? Might dig them if you’re into open world non-linear exploration and seek originality in a game. They’re also hard as balls, but great. Cheers.

  • docbrimley

    I come to RLM to hear Mike and other-guy talk about movies, not other-other-guy and other-other-other-guy talk about video games

  • Alex Lee

    Yeah, the Promethean knights (I never finished this game because I found myself bored) felt like a massive contradiction considering that they were beaten by the Flood. How does a special ops army armed with the most advanced weapons, teleportation, repair drones, and cybernetic attack dogs with guns attached to their heads actually lose to running zombies? Like, I can see why the Sentinels lost, because I did see it,but Promethean knights? Makes no goddamn sense.

    I think that a proper Fall of Reach adaptation would work better. You get the MC, his team of Spartan commandos and large scale fleet explosions would work better.

    Eh, the closest experience I’ve had to that kind of story is Star Wars: Republic Commando

  • H_Socolov

    I completely agree. Kojima’s ability to make one go into full nerdgasm with just a 5 minute trailer continues to amaze me. And that new song by Mike Oldfield fit the damn thing perfectly (musically it’s actually the same as King Crimson’s Epitaph, but a f*cking awesome song nonetheless).

  • AnythingNotTaken

    Just as a heads up since Rich and Jack seemed interested in some of the Nintendo games at the end there, until July 31st Mario Kart 8 comes with a free game. You can get a refurbished Wii U Deluxe Nintendoland Bundle for 200 bucks, so for $260 you get the system with 3 games and the extra downloadable games / eShop credits.

    Sorry for the marketing, but if anyone is planning on picking one up they might as well get a good deal.

    No Man’s Sky does look very impressive, but also seems very ambitious. I hope the actual game can live up to the prerendred trailer. Grim Fandango is a great game just like Rich said. If you’ve never played it definitely check it out – It looks like you can still find the original various places online.

  • Johann Schmidt

    needs more awesome.

  • jaymanxyz2

    I’m NUCLEAAAARRR

    And I share your sentiments.

  • H_Socolov

    At this point Metal Gear are the only games Im interested in anymore (unless Sony actually releases The Last Guardian), and also an ocassional Nintendo game with friends, but that’s it. Kojima is king.

  • PPXXX

    Are Jay and Mike 80-year olds who look like 30-somethings? How can film nerds of such epic proportions know nothing about comics or video games nor care? I love their work but that always confused the shit out of me.

  • PPXXX

    Cup Head looks awesome. There’s lots of games I can’t wait for, though:

    •No Man’s Sky(just waiting on the PC release announcement)
    •Far Cry 4
    •Shadow of Mordor
    •Lords of the Fallen(don’t care if it’s a DS clone. It looks awesome)
    •AC: Unity
    •The Witcher 3
    •all of the Oculus Rift stuff(christ, I’m spending a lot on VR/PC stuff in 2015)

    My wallet is going to cry for the rest of this year and next.

  • DickMcFagGee

    >Rich is a Tim Schaudenfreude fag

    fucking dropped

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Because they care about films, not comic books or video games.

    Is that really so hard to swallow?

  • TheMasterDS

    Woah woah woah, you can’t play Threes for free! Get your fucking facts straight. You can only play the clones for free and fuck the fucking clones. They’re the fucking worst, getting rich by quickly reproducing what took actual talent year and a half to arrive at.

  • A.I.

    Rich harkens the return of spoonerisms.

  • Mohamad Taufiq Morshidi

    >Using a Yahtzee meme

    TOP KEK

    I’ll never take anyone who doesn’t like The Witcher 2 seriously.

  • Alex Lee

    Except when indie developers decided to rehash their own games.

  • VEF

    Good episode of PreRec. Though I’m literally in shock they didn’t mention The Witcher 3. Imo Rainbow Six Siege looks good too, also can’t wait for the new SWBF as well.

  • Percy Gryce

    Rich Evans is an internet legend and it took some stoopid video games to get him to reveal himself here. WTF?

  • Percy Gryce

    Now I know where all that Patreon money is going: overhead.

  • Lozza

    Are they just being super cynical about microsoft after last year? Or did they just not want to watch after a certain point of that conference? They totally skipped over a ton of indies that were shown. Not to mention criticizing the halo re-release and not doing the same for Grim Fandango. And I feel they were really stretching with the Titanfall comparison

    Maybe I’m just getting tired of the stale “gotta be snarky” attitude when it comes to video game coverage, i dunno.

  • PPXXX

    I love films. I also love comics and video games. I know nothing about Star Trek but I’m not going to act like it’s some bizarre thing for others to. lol

    It’s one thing to respectfully not know anything about a medium but to seemingly show pride in ignorance when you’re just as nerdy about another medium? That just strikes me as odd. It would be like a Star Wars fan being completely unaware that Trekkies exist and then being completely dismissive of the phenomenon… as you hang an Emperor Palpatine poster on your wall right next to your Boba Fett shrine.

  • PPXXX

    Well, that fan didn’t buy itself. Fans are ‘spensive.

  • Tyson Gray

    The only one I got properly excited for was Grim Fandango, now there’s a classic game.
    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIMMMM FAAAAAAAAANNNNDAAAAANGOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  • Lozza

    I have a hard time believing that an E3 like this with so many games to look forward to can be referred to as ‘yet another terrible E3’. If something like this was terrible, what should have been different, then?

  • TJ

    They have a LOT of gambling debt to pay off.

  • Brendan Bell

    All four wheels on the Batmobile can rotate while in Battlemode, allowing it to move in any direction. Hence the strafing.

  • PPXXX

    Full Throttle needs to get an HD re-release.

  • Lozza

    While I disliked the Didact, I think one of the main problems with Halo 4 (aside from the odd CoD-ified multiplayer) was that they still went back to elites and grunts as your enemies in that game. They even tried to use a lame excuse that “oh these are heretic elites”.

  • Percy Gryce

    “Nintendo is now ripping off Skylander.”
    “Ah, yeah. . . . And I get it.”

    That makes one of us.

  • Jonah Falcon

    Did Jack or Rich actually WATCH the Microsoft press conference? Obviously, they didn’t see either Sunset Overdrive or

    Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Alpha DLC.

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/06/09/super-ultra-dead-rising-3-dlc-now-available.aspx

    Hey guys, I was actually there. In the seats. I was paying attention, not staring at a live stream.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Another Richism… and while he’s near a chable, too!

  • Skylar Widis

    “And Destiny. Man is it ironic that game looks like huge boring Halo ripoff without the catch that made Halo good. And that game is being made by Bungie!”

    This statement tells me that you have neither paid any attention to Destiny or participated in the Alpha that was running on the PS4 over the last few days. And as a person who has paid attention to Destiny and participated in the Alpha, I can say with the utmost confidence that it is definitely not a Halo ripoff.

    Literally the only thing that feels Halo-esque about Destiny is the gunplay and the movement. Guns handle similarly to how they did in Halo and the movement is still floaty to just a high enough degree where you can navigate the environment with ease. But that’s where the comparisons end.

    Destiny instead feels much more like a game that takes from games like Journey, Diablo, Skyrim, and MMOs. I’ll go ahead and specify each of those:

    Journey – You can seamlessly have people enter your world without loading screens or any other nonsense just like in Journey. It allows for you to have a spontaneous co-op experience if you want to team up with those people and it gives the surprisingly massive open world of Destiny a living quality that Halo never had.

    Diablo – Pretty much all of the loot, character customization, and other general RPG elements. You can find weapons and armor through exploration or drops and upgrade both the weapons and the armor to improve their stats and bonuses as you play with them which is far beyond what Halo has ever offered in regards to customization. You also get to customize your character’s race and facial features which Halo never let you do as well. There’s also the ability to follow two different subclasses per class that offer different upgrade trees and abilities/benefits.

    Skyrim – Huge open world. I’ve spent the last four days running around the Old Russia region of Earth that is available in the demo and I was still finding new hidden areas today. The fact that Old Russia is only one of the regions of Earth and Earth is only one of several planets you can venture to is a testament to how large this game is on a territorial level.

    MMOs – The Raids and Strikes (Dungeons). You get to hunt for high level loot by defeating challenging bosses with a group of 3-6 people. Halo, once again, never even had anything like that.

    The vibe of Destiny is also really different from Halo. It isn’t about bulky space marines, it’s literally about the Forces of Light battling the Forces of Darkness as if you’re a knight of Camelot but in a science fiction universe. The Warlock class looks like space sorcerers, the Hunters are like Star Wars Smugglers with flowing hooded capes, and the Titans are pretty much sci-fi knights instead of space marines. And they all wield magical powers given to them by a benevolent extraterrestrial being. VERY different from Halo’s lone Space Marine against the Universe story.

    And mind you that I’m saying this as a person who was very skeptical of the game prior to trying out the Alpha. I was interested, but the trailers never translated well to me and that’s simply because it’s a game that’s meant to be played and not watched as part of a highlight reel.

    TL;DR Not a Halo ripoff at all, more an amalgamation of Halo, Diablo, Skyrim, Journey, and MMOs.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Looks like someone didn’t make it past the 2 minute mark.

  • Jonah Falcon

    No seriously, to say they were all “same looking, boring, and dark” is the most IDIOTIC statement you could have said which tells me YOU DIDN’T WATCH. Or didn’t WANT to watch.

    In fact, Sunset Overdrive MADE FUN OF THAT:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST5XwcRuVwI

    Face palm. Serious face palm.

  • Jonah Falcon

    I own it on PC. Since 1998. Don’t need an HD release.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Speaking of idiotic statements people make without watching content…

  • Alex Lee

    Yeah, that’s what I meant by “throwing out the story stuff.” Like, a subplot in the trilogy was that the humans and the Covenant learn to work together.

    Also, grunts aren’t funny anymore. They used to say random things and that’s what made Halo 1 so fun to play.

  • Kerlin Nezcar

    I like Jack more and more each time I see him

  • Lozza

    Come on man, I even sort of agree with you that it seems like they didnt watch all of microsoft’s conference. But they talk about Sunset Overdrive, dude.

  • Tyson Gray

    Also the entire Space Quest series and Monkey Island 1+2 and Simon the Sorcerer 1+2 and then I’ll be happy.

  • Alex Lee

    If I were 10 years old, I probably would have gotten into Skylander and the Amiibos. It’s cynical, but it’s true.

  • Jay Stein

    That looks fuckin cool

  • Lozza

    I think Monkey Island DID get a rerelease, just fyi

  • Lozza

    Yeah, Skylanders is basically this generation’s Pokemon.

    I mean, you can capture enemies in the new skylanders. I wouldnt be surprised if they incorporate more Pokemon into the amiibo figures.

  • Otto: Autopilot

    You can’t play games with a bottle of Spotted Cow in your hand, this is not resolvable for them.

  • El_Runko
  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “Face palm. Serious face palm.”

    The funniest thing is I think you’re being serious. You’re going to feel like a mighty idiot once you get close to the 2 minute mark, especially since you’re doing the very same thing you’re accusing them of doing only to find out they didn’t even do it.

    GIF related:

    http://37.media.tumblr.com/fe7b14e32997b114ea23766290f09693/tumblr_mxd9hvGdR51rjgvl7o1_400.gif

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    This is just further proof that everything Rich Evans touches turns to gold.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    DAMMIT! Well, I’m glad I scrolled down before I posted my screenshot, although mine is a tad sadder [or ‘sad tadder’ as Rich would say].

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Better hide the fan ar-

    Shit.

  • bassbait

    I’d be with you on this except I also don’t give a crap about comics, but I’m a big video game and movie nerd. I get why someone wouldn’t be into video games, because they require active participation and Jay and Mike probably don’t feel like actively participating in something that doesn’t create any results. Entertainment that requires being active isn’t for everyone. For anyone who can get past the barrier of “I have to sit here and play the game until it’s done”, then video games are for them. If not, then not. and Mike and Jay, are NOT into video games. That simple.

  • dungeon master

    I’m so hyped for ZeldaU right now. Those grpahics, man, just fucking beutiful!

  • Percy Gryce

    In mine, he’s gloating over his nice new digs.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I thought he was passing gas.

  • dungeon master

    That last bit really made me laugh.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I couldn’t tell from your avatar. 😉

  • L0lwut

    “According to GameInformer[9], No Man’s Sky has been confirmed for PC.” – Wikipedia Nice!

  • Joshua

    Whoever edited this did a pretty bad job. They cut way too often between what they were talking about.

    And yeah the squid shooter looks quite awesome and its so nice to see a new IP with brand new ideas. But honestly how many rounds of that could you play alone and still have fun? A round or two might be fun but whats the point if you’re only going to play for 20 minutes?

  • Percy Gryce

    In yours, he just realized that he sharted.

  • At what thresh hold of episodes do you guys change the site so Previously Recorded will have a tab at the top?

  • fred

    not like redlettermedia…here everything’s soft…..and smooth

  • Kuiper

    I find it odd that Rich Evans gushes over the Grim Fandango remake, but pokes fun at Microsoft for putting out the Halo remakes. As Rich noted, it’s important to preserve classics, and the Halo remake is poised not only to preserve the original, but to revitalize it. If I want to play Grim Fandango on my PC 2013, I can do that. But if I want to play Halo 2 multiplayer on my Xbox in 2013, I can’t, because the multiplayer servers have been taken offline. To me, it seems like the Halo remakes bring more value to the table.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “It’s one thing to respectfully not know anything about a medium but to seemingly show pride in ignorance when you’re just as nerdy about another medium?”

    I’m not sure where that came from as you left this out of your original comment and I’m not even sure if Mike and Jay have much pride in their ignorance. I honestly think they just don’t care that much. I’m curious to know where you get [or why you assume] that they’re dismissive of gaming/comics.

    You can be very passionate about one medium and care next to nothing about another medium. Heck, it even happens within the mediums themselves when you break it down to genres and other categorizations.

    The Star Wars/Star Trek analogy is troublesome as there’s quite a bit of overlap between the two, most notably that they’re both sci-fi [to various degrees, I’ll admit] adventures set in space and both are in the medium of film [not exclusively, mind you]. A more apt analogy [at least the one you’re trying to make] would be to compare two different mediums where being unaware of a phenomenon is considered ignorant as it’s general knowledge through popular culture; I can concede that Mike and Jay may be ignorant of gaming/comic culture, but it’s understandable if they don’t really care about those two mediums.

    tl;dr Are you sure they’re dismissive/proud or could it be they just don’t fancy those other mediums?

  • jaymanxyz2

    Sorry- you’re right. “Terrible” is too strong of a word to describe this E3. “Mildly disappointing” is, I think, better.

  • Grim Fandango is nearly 20 years old and has only one iteration. Halo is a living franchise whose last release was 20 months ago. Looking back with nostalgia on Halo seems somehow cheaper than looking back on something from the mid 90’s.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I first heard of the term ‘shart’ from the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman. Here is one of his quieter shart moments.

    http://espngrantland.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/ap244132482989.jpg

  • jaymanxyz2

    I wonder if it’s a folding chable.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Ahh yes, the nostalgia I get thinking about things I have in various forms, are recent, and are currently available.

    I get nostalgic every time I use an electronic device.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    If you helped Jack on the horse, would you help Jack dismount the horse?

    Wait…

  • Mitchell Taco Nash
  • Ken Kenly

    I like how Rich and Jack play pretty much everything.
    They dont necessarily like everything, but they clearly have experience with all the consoles and PC games as well.
    Some video game shows and podcasts I have listened to have people who are completely dismissive of certain genres or systems and dont even talk about them.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Where’s Domo? She’s about to reach the Millennial Club!

  • jaymanxyz2

    Screencapped for posterity.

    Edit: DAMN. This comment is inert.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Her poor husband. He knows where her priorities lie.
    Though it is kind of a shame that she’s missing the miracle that is “Rich Evans responding in the comments section.”

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Screencapped for POSTERIOR!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    In advanced future societies, they’ll look back on this moment and thank me for noticing dumb shit cataloguing this monumental event.

  • HeWhoKnowsAll

    You guys forgot about Bloodborne

  • HeWhoKnowsAll

    Dude seriously?

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Oh, I only JUST noticed the semen joke that Jack added in during the White Playstation 4 part.
    Now, as an outsider to the gaming community, I’d like to thank Mr. Packard for making this video accessible to me through the universal appeal of cum-humor.
    Where’re those old Mary-Kate and Ashley videos…

  • Percy Gryce

    And I didn’t realize how close NIGI is too.

    @now_i_get_it:disqus is probably off writing an experimental one-act play in three acts or something.

  • JacobHunnter

    But you really can’t play Grim Fandango nowadays without pirating it. It’s nowhere to be found any more.

    Ignoring that, it’s just a far more interesting game than any shooty bang bang Halo.

  • Percy Gryce

    It’s not that I am disagreeing with them. Rather it’s that I don’t WTF they’re talking about.

  • Louie

    The two games they were excited about Sony’s confrence, No Man’s Sky and Grim Fandango aren’t even going to be PS4 exclusives. They’re coming to PC.

  • Brad

    Loving the direction of this new shows guys.

  • Stardog Champion

    Call of Duty Titan Quake Fall

    LMAO!!!

  • Stardog Champion

    Damn after listen to these two hack frauds I might reconsider in getting a Wii instead of PS4.

  • RedLetterRich

    A few things, for starters hardly anybody ever played Grim Fandango in the first place. It’s a masterful adventure game that came out right after the genre died and so was ignored by all but a few. So for all practical purposes it’s a “new” game that I’m glad is getting a second chance. Oh, and piracy aside, Grim Fandango is a BITCH to run on modern systems (if not impossible)

    Second, I have no problem with the Halo 2 remake. A lot of that discussion ended up on the cutting room floor for time’s sake, but it was part of the discussion on “game preservation” Halo isn’t my bag, but I have no issue with it being remade/repackaged/whatever.

    What I WAS poking fun at was the utter lack of new ideas, I found it telling that one of the centerpieces of the Xbox conference was literally old ideas. They have nothing new, all of the triple A titles are willfully creatively bankrupt.

  • Sebastian Von Fappywank

    It’s like the Call Of Duty devs can’t help themselves, but copy off themselves.

  • Sebastian Von Fappywank

    No one wants to be Nintendo, trust me.

  • Guest

    ..

  • Chris K

    I am so fucking sick and tired of fantasy RPGs, they have become just as fucking annoying as shooters enough already, I don’t give a shit about them can we move on to another genre already.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    I did not catch that at all. o_O

  • Longrat

    Best one yet! I’m glad to see you guys finding your niche. Well edited, funny and snappy. Keep it up!

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    I tend assume they’re playing up that prideful ignorance mostly for entertainment value, and that they’re not actually that actively disdainful of the other big three (comics, video games, anime). Just oblivious and benignly indifferent about them.

    Were it true they have any kind of genuine superiority complex about this stuff, then I would just have to laugh at those two GIANT nerds. 🙂

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    (head explodes!)

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    As an aside, every time this comes up in a video I always find amusement wondering how it would work out if either of them dated someone heavily into the other nerd-fields. I suppose mostly I’m curious about how they would conduct themselves. Would they just completely tune out and get severely and visibly bored whenever the subject matter came up? Or would they dabble in the other person’s interests just to be a good sport, like people in relationships often do.
    I find the interaction of people with different (or even conflicting) interests kind of an interesting topic in general.

  • Taifon

    Loved it!

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    I didn’t like the first one too much either, haha. I was just trying to make it work with his comparison.

    I’ll give Black Flag a shot someday, then.

  • Witcher 3 and Dragon Age interest me the most.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    It’s a strange thing when people comment before watching the full video. Hell, when just watching the introduction.

  • Ryan James

    yeah I remember playing Grim Fandango 1, 2, 3, ODST, 4 etc…
    game came out in 98

  • nurb

    This is why I haven’t bought a console since the first Xbox. It’s all bullshit.

    Stop with the zombies!

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    I hung around in their Twitch livestreams, and they talk about this. It’s pretty straightforward.

    Jack and Rich love videogames and film. They also vary in their tastes in videogames but both enjoy creativity.
    Jay is ambivalent in regards to videogames. He’s happy to join other friends playing them, but he’ll never decide on his own to play them.
    Mike just isn’t into them at all because he would prefer to spend his free time doing film-related stuff.

    There’s no prideful ignorance here. There’s a limited amount of attention span for all things in life. I like a lot of geeky things, but I’ve never made time in my life for anime. I don’t have anything against anime, and I don’t have to hate it to justify not watching it.

  • Epifanes

    I ain’t playing nothing till they release Baldur’s Gate III. [waves his cane angrily to modern youngsters and their modern games]

  • Is that actual gameplay footage? That’s amazing.

  • I don’t think Jack likes the Smash series for its tournament viability. If he did, he would have went “fuck this, you can only wavedash in Melee”.

    Also, Nintendo clearly doesn’t aim for that audience. That’s why their official E3 tournament had dynamic stages, items enabled and forced the players to all pick different champs.

  • I Shot J.R

    “Where gonna talk about games!”
    *crowd cheers*

    Fuck everybody.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    I wonder about that. The people who go to E3 either really love games or are paid to, either of which are fine.

    But is that a response just in general as a crowd, or because everyone remembers last year?

  • Mike Jakermen

    Is just me or are the people who come up with the names of the X-box Consoles are dyslexic. I mean was the first X-Box should be the X-Box One. Should the new console be called X-Box 3. Do these people know how to count.

  • Mike Jakermen

    Somebody has been watching memento.

  • Mozart

    Y’all shoulda covered the Ubisoft and EA shows too, those ones get so much weirder. Well except for that time a guy at sony spent like 5 minutes trying to make us afraid cause a cop looked at him funny in seattle once.

  • This comment’s been answered several times already, all with good explanations on why a particular individual doesn’t have to be a fan of every thing that is pop culture. However, I felt compelled to explicate an overly long logical observation on why video games can be hard to get into.

    Video games can be very time-consuming. As a potential hobby, they likely don’t have the time for it.

    As a potential medium for art, there’s just too much noise at the moment.
    The entire video game journalism is just crap – there’s at least one instance where it is a known fact that a journalist was fired for giving a slightly negative review on a partnered company’s video game. I’ve actually written an essay about the Jeff Gerstmann incident, pointing out the flaws in the discourse that is video game journalism. The video game companies sponsor the main video game review sites, which is a ridiculous concept.

    And even when you look past that, there’s just no unified concepts at the moment which define good video game design, whatsoever. There’s a large number (I’ll dig into that bit deeper in a moment) of real critics who aren’t paid of, but everyone is basically just giving his opinion. There’s some basics like the best ways to introduce new mechanics and enemy types and such, but noone really knows yet what makes a video game’s story good. Most critics just repeat what they’ve heard from other critics – especially with the early Mass Effect 3 reviews it’s very apparent that was the case. Noone knew what to think of the weird-ass ending sequence, so they all blatantly followed the lead of someone who wagered that it was a good thing.

    Now, onto the excessive amount of video game critics at the time. Due to there being no standards at the time and the industry being mostly corrupt, literally anyone can be an acclaimed video game critic. And almost literally anyone is – the amount of prizes every AAA game’s post-release advertisement is boasting is just ridiculous. This and that was called game of the year by 150 individuals, and 500 individuals may have considered it to be. If you were part of the whole Mass Effect community (e.g. BSN) after the Mass Effect 3 debacle, you would have been constantly bombared by ME3’s post-release marketing campaign which to large parts was based on the amount of accolades it got. There were pictures and such counting the amount of GOTY awards it got, but I cannot seem to find them right now – this accolades trailer is also pretty good, though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzz83CuOXR0
    Especially the Yahoo games and official XBox magazine quotes should get a chuckle out of any cynical asshole like me.

    If someone who had little experience with video games were suddenly interested in video games as an art form, it’s likely they’d pick up a hugely acclaimed AAA title and just be completely disappointed by it; either due to the AAA title being complete crap (which, in my opinion, is most likely) or just due to different expectations.

  • Joe Syxpac

    You know what the last game console I bought was?

    The 3DO.

    Suck on that, gaming industry.

  • Bjarne-Kjell Otervik

    man, it’s microsoft. you can’t really expect their pr department to not fuck up the simplest of things.

  • LukeMM95

    I didn’t really care for the first two Pre-Rec episodes since I’m not that interested in Indie gaming but it was great to here you two rip into E3. I just wish it was a little longer. Also I wish Rich Evans recorded his reaction of the Nintendo direct video because I’m sure that’s pure gold.

  • Bjarne-Kjell Otervik

    just a heads up: we’re in 2014. you should flip your calendar

  • dollar store cashier wife

    they played Dark Souls on the previously recorded twitch stream and it was glorious…or awful depending on your perspective!

  • Bjarne-Kjell Otervik

    so you were one of the idiots cheering wildly at “hey guys we’re gonna talk about GAMES”? because that’s not something i’d willingly admit in a public forum if i was you.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    a small child overcoming a big scary world is a prominent theme in quite a few indie games.when you got that critical acclaim is guaranteed. it’s basicly video game equivalent of oscar bait.

  • Michael Collins

    This episode is sponsored by microsoft the way they totally ignored the PC..
    Fuck consoles

  • kingofmadcows

    If you’re tired of modern military shooters, you could always take out older military shooters like Red Faction and Command and Conquer: Renegade. They’re not as polished as modern military FPS’s but they have a lot of interesting ideas and C&C: Renegade has a lot of mods.

  • Mike B

    Thanks for your reply. You are absolutely right. I have not participated to the Destiny alpha, nor had any hands on experience with that game at all. The only thing I’m going by are the gameplay footage videos they’ve been showing to us this past two years or so. And going by those it really looks graphically very Halo-ish, which is given that the Bungie is making it, is given. It also looks dull as hell in those videos, I suppose the Destiny plays better than it showcases.

    If what you are saying about Destiny is true, then I’m relieved cause frankly my faith in Bungie has been slipping a bit with them firing first Joseph Staten and then Marty O’Donnell. As well as developing this weird game no-one has really been able to describe.

    If Destiny is basically “Skyrim in space”, then I might just go for it one sunny day when the game is out.

  • Booger

    To me Arkham Asylum captured the essence of Batman in gameplay despite it’s limitations and trapping you in the Asylum. I let City get away with it’s open but empty world nonsense cause I thought the next step would be a full Batman Sim in a living city on the next gen consoles. Instead we get Arkham City…but with a tank.

  • Mike B

    Oh yes. That too. The Didact was just example of the bad decisions 343i made with Halo 4.

    They simply had to do the same but different approach with every aspect of the game. But having played Halo 4 I can kinda see why they decided to add elites and grunts to that game. Had the only enemy type for the entire game been those Prometheans, then the game would have been unplayable mess. Sure fighting the grunts and elites felt more like old Halo and gave the gameplay some level of variety. But it really felt tacked on. And frankly it’s just a bandage to a open wound. The real problem is that you should not have such awful enemy as the Prometheans in the first place at all. Now having the elites and grunts in the game felt off. The internal logic of the game lore would have dictated that they should not be there. So the excuse of having them, like you said, was lame as hell… Heretics my ass.

    Frankly there is so much wrong about Halo 4 that I really can’t mention all the things in a one comment post. If there is one video game that would need the Plinkett treatment, that game in my books would definitely be Halo 4.

  • Tooki

    Yeah, I was thinking that too. The Wii was the first console Nintendo ever released with a Zelda game as a launch title. That said, the game was basically a port of a Gamecube game so whether or not you count it is up to you…

  • Tooki

    Which is why they totally trashed the Xbox presentation….

    I think the bigger issue is that there don’t seem to be a lot of big presentations from big PC exclusive developers at E3 anymore.

  • KMinH

    I didn’t hate Jack or something(Just thought he was little mediocre) but after this episode I can say I love Jack. He’s taste of gaming is really nice. Not so social Facebook gamer, not a dude gamer, nor ‘brutal hardcore’ gamer. Perfectly balanced!

  • UdelJames

    Well, once again baldie was obnoxious.

    But anyhow. I don’t understand why people are excited about what they saw of Zelda. That was clearly **not** gameplay. It was the same pre-rendered stuff that I thought we all got wise of years back.

    … Then they show Splatoon which is a ton of not super representative of gameplay footage and compare it to *actual* gameplay? Haha.

  • UdelJames

    E3 is a console show.

  • Tyson Gray

    Yeah, they released “special editions” using the crappy art style that the later Monkey Island games had and they seemed to be released with no fanfare…

    They really need a proper re-release with art in keeping with the feel of the original first two games…

  • FuriousGeorge

    Actually, all of the Zelda footage was in-engine and essentially gameplay.

    Obviously the scene itself was scripted (camera angles, etc.) but the game WILL look like that, if not better. Nothing was pre-rendered.

    *shrugs*

  • Gabriel Hazeem

    yeah…so many wrong facts here. stick to movies dudes

  • Gabriel Hazeem

    omg you talk about games being boring and you praise dynasty warriors?! are you on drugs????

  • LelouchtheFilial

    “It’s coming…”
    *Squelching sound.*

  • LelouchtheFilial

    I think he came to comment when he realized, “Hey… they DIDN’T LEAVE WISCONSIN AT ALL!!!!!!!!”

  • LelouchtheFilial

    I, on the other hand, really like anime, but if I said that in the presence of a “TRUE” anime fan, then they’d ask me how many I’ve even seen and then scoff at the fact that I didn’t watch eight whole series over the course of a week.
    Life’s… too short to be into absolutely EVERYTHING, you know?

  • tranglec

    That color squirt gun game looks like a Dreamcast game and I mean that in a positive way.

  • Lozza

    Considering most of the people who are at E3 are at most E3’s or watching every E3, it’s probably because of last year.

    Same thing with the Halo 2 multiplayer thing. The whole reason people were cheering about that is because in the Halo 1 Anniversary Edition, they took out the original Halo 1 multiplayer and tacked on the multiplayer from Halo Reach with some remade halo 1 maps tossed in the list. As enjoyable as some of the Halo singleplayer campaigns are, a huge reason Halo had an audience was because of its multiplayer. Taking out the original’s multiplayer and instead using Reach’s and thinking that was fine ignores the fact that every Halo engine has handled multiplayer differently from the previous games.

  • Lozza

    There are very few western AAA games that I can think of that have done anything significantly different in their sequels. But that is also the reason they do that in AAA sequels, if they decided to change core parts of the game they wouldn’t sell as many copies. Just look at how Dragon Age 2 performed in comparison to Dragon Age: Origins.

  • Lozza

    Yeah as much as they don’t want to believe it, Halo is just as much of a classic game as Grim Fandango.

    Along with the fact that Halo 2 multiplayer being shut down, with this remake/re-release there’s the possibility that Halo 1 could have online multiplayer in this. Which is HUGE if it happens.

  • The Halo Collection contains Halos 1-4, not just the first three games. This is also only the fourth Super Smash Brothers game over the course of fifteen years, which is pretty sparse by Nintendo standards. I don’t mean to be that guy, but someone’s gotta call you out on those little mistakes.

    I will now go outside or something.

  • Meester Smeeth

    I’m looking forward to Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, the Abe’s Oddysee reboot, though I most likely wont have a console to play it on for another 15-20 years. I’m too uninterested in gaming to upgrade from my PlayStation2.
    So, here I am, watching a bald man and a Rich Evans getting incredible kicks from things I’ll never know.

  • Jack Packard

    And I’m very sorry.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    I played Renegade just last year or so, and it surprised me with how weirdly fun it was. Flawed to be sure, but creative.

  • Also I wouldn’t consider Titanfall a rip-off of Call of Duty, it was created by a team that was fired from Infinity Ward under bad terms. That would be like calling Rock Band an imitation of Guitar Hero.

    AHHHH!!! Great show otherwise, I really don’t mean to nit pick.

  • Charon

    “Do any of the games they released make you wanna run out and buy an XBOX One?”

    Nope.

  • Michael Tuthill

    Not any love for The Division?

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    They’ve kept all the Pre-Rec episodes in the 10-12 minute range, which is surprisingly consistent considering that Half in the Bag has ranged anywhere between 10 to 50 minutes or something.

    Jack, Rich? I wouldn’t mind if you went a lot longer. 😀

  • Paul Woodcock

    OK, this series is getting better and I loved this one, so well done guys!

  • Paul Woodcock

    why would you leave Wisconsin, with it’s cows…fields…and….uh…LINE?

  • Paul Woodcock

    gloriously awful?
    or awfully glorious?
    Glass Half Full?

  • Nanofuture

    Zelda was in-engine and the Splatoon demo that they showed off on the floor goes with the trailer pretty well.

  • Nanofuture

    Last I checked, PC doesn’t have an actual E3 presentation the way the Big 3 do.

  • Christopher Kulik

    Never been a gamer, but still will watch anything with Jack & Rich. Had fun, no need to rewatch; now back to waiting patiently for SPACE COP and more BOTW/HITB. http://kannaway.com/

  • Constantine1985

    This feature keeps getting better and better. I’d like to hear their thoughts on The Division and MGSV (because I’m a lil’ Kojima biatch).

  • Constantine1985

    Wow. My dad had that console too. It sucked hard.

  • Constantine1985

    Worst thing about the E3 was the fact that those fuckin’ hacks at Bethesda said not a goddamn word about FALLOUT 4!!! You evil bastards, I need to roam the wastelands shooting people once more!

  • Aksiomet

    “Where”?! Well, that’s a new one.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Aghhhhh~

  • LelouchtheFilial

    I dropped the cue-cards– sorry.

    Oh, uh… CHEESE! No, that falls under “cows”…

  • Billy Nunez

    Titanfall of Duty

  • Matt James Tiberius Kazan

    Okay this is one of my first times posting here, but I work at Ubisoft Toronto as a senior artist and I love that RLM covers games from time to time! I wish Jay and Mike were more interested in my field though 🙁

    What did you guys think of Assassin’s Creed Unity? it’s what I’ve been working on for ages 😀

  • Otto: Autopilot

    Coming soon from Stony pictures.

  • Otto: Autopilot

    Further proof that Rich is slowly becoming the Showbiz Pizza Bear like Lance Henrickson turning into Pumpkinhead.

  • RedLetterRich

    The standard looking gritty humorless nondescript looking cover based third person shooter with no real personality that has Tom Clancy’s name on it from beyond the grave? No. It looks like everything I’m sick of.

  • Jack Packard

    I don’t think it’s my kind of game. I specifically intercut the gameplay of AC: Unity (where he’s slowly walking through a crowd) with Splatoon’s colorful, fast paced footage to visualize a point. I’m not really into cinematic games, but for those who are and those who are fans of the AC series, I’ sure they’re going to love it.

  • Cassidy Fitzgerald Liston

    I came to comment specifically on that: Bravo for intercutting Splatoon, a colorful, fresh new IP, with Assassin’s Creed, another boring brown tired franchise.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Speaking of obnoxious…

  • Five Dollars

    I’m a casual gamer. Releasing Grim Fandango, a game of which I’ve never played or heard, brings more value than Halo considering how every Halo game is practically the same game.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “Where”? I think you mean ‘were’, shorthand for ‘werewolf’, as in “Were gun talk ’bout games, yo!”

  • Alex Lee

    Hyrule Warriors clearly looks like Nintendo contracted Tecmo-Koei to make the actual game, and the “cinematic” looking stuff is when a character uses a special attack.

  • son_of_numeric

    keep em coming guys, really liking this show

  • Jack Packard

    CUPHEAD looks fucking fantastic. I cut out us talking about a bunch of the indie titles because it always ended the same. It’s either already out on PC or it will be out on PC.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Speaking of anime, most often whenever I try to draw something, I start drawing something DBZ inspired [bringing this up because of your avatar]. I don’t know why I enjoy that art style so much, but I like it [well, up until a certain point where things become really glossy]. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid, but it’s mostly just doodles and most are during classes or while bored between classes. Here’s one I did during classes [you can see the lines on the ruled paper]:

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Cute. Potential avatar, too.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    But Jack wears glasses. Perhaps Rich Evans is wearing eye contacts?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “keep em coming guys”

    You’re the reason the PS4 turned white.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    It’s so sad that games and movies are now suffering from the same, horrid process of being safe with a focus on franchise recognition.

    I know Jack calls himself a hypocrite for wanting a big-name game, but can the purchaser really be blamed when the costs for these products have gone up so much that we’re hesitant to try something new and lose so much money if we hate it?

  • Alex Lee

    Yeah, same with Samus’s redesign. It’s an issue that I understand why feminists are mad at, but at the same time, I find myself not caring at all for their argument.

  • Beauzooka

    A new, isometric, Infinity-like-engine, broad DnD-setting game would be great. If they have to call it Baldur’s Gate III for marketing reasons, then so be it. However, there can be no true BG3 as the story was wrapped up completely and satisfyingly at the end of BG2 + ToB.

  • Jeremy Davis

    The last game console I bought was ColecoVision. what now?

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Burger Time, bitches!

  • Jeremy Davis

    i play Call of Doody every morning after I have my coffee.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    My dog, a lovely boxer named Heidi, decided to scarf down a 2 pound bag of skittles while I went to the gym and has been shitting rainbows for the past few hours.

    Thank you for noticing. Finding this screen cap really brightened my day.

  • Percy Gryce

    You’re supposed to say, “Ha, ha, I have no regrets!” and then scamper away gleefully.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    My husband knows his place:

    Red Letter Media
    Rich Evans
    Jessi
    Rich Evans’ box fan
    My husband

  • TheJackFromTitanic

    You are correct. Grim Fandango is like the Blade Runner that is coming to Blu-Ray for the first time, and Halo is like the Robocop.

  • 420HitlersAssGoblin69

    No mention of the Witcher?

    Also the ‘exactly as released 10 years ago’ separate engines thing might seem like video game pedantry thats easy to make fun of but, and I’m not even a halo fan, PC games only here, that stuff can definitely matter in a multiplayer FPS experience. Little changes in the physics and reload animations etc can make all the difference at high level play where people have gotten really good at a particular game. It’s a technical thing. Would you laugh it up at people for wanting the original print of Star Wars instead of one of the countless new editions full of CGI fuckery and ‘enhancements’?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Hehe. ‘Call’.

  • H_Socolov

    Missed that one. Can it still be watched on Twitch? We all have gloriously awful/awfully glorious times with DS, it’s a love-hate relationship, a “gorgeous bitch of a game”, same with DeS).

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    So, is Rich Evans a Stony fan or not?

  • John Mcgone

    Nintendo not doing a press conference at E3 was pretty genius. Instead of putting on a boring show that doesn’t do anything for anyone they just spend the next 3 days showing off extensive amounts of gameplay for all the games with the devs talking about it. It was the way they had it set up made me want to watch even the games I wasn’t initially interested in. Then they ended it with a tourney for the most anticipate Nintendo game of the year smash bros that showed a bunch of gameplay plus the new characters and maps.

    Compare that to microsoft showing off dumb CGI trailers with a “coming 2015!” tag. Or EA’s “hey we’re making a thing” video showing literally nothing of a game or sony’s 30 minutes of talking about dumb movie services and shows nobody cares about.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    As a comic book fan, I sympathize.

    Nothing’s worse than someone coming up and grilling you for not knowing that The Wolverine’s first full appearance was The Hulk #181, but his actual first appearance was the last panel of The Hulk #180.

    And it’s a wonder why people consider these genres a niche community.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa
  • Mitchell Taco Nash
  • dollar store cashier wife
  • Alex Lee

    Basically, Skylanders consists of a bunch of toy figures that have data on them that can add to the copy of the game you already have.

    The reason why it makes so much money is because it combines video games with toys, and kids would want to collect as many toys as possible in order to get the most out of the game.

    There’s a section devoted to it at Best Buy. It’s usually near the Nintendo stuff.

  • Epifanes

    WARNING! Baldur’s Gate II SPOILERS!

    My dream BG III would start right after the last battle of Throne of Bhaal and assume that the player chose the evil option. You’d start the game as the new God(dess) of Murder with your 30+ level character with some special divine powers to boot and do battle against the gods themselves. Upper tier dragons, demons and devils would serve as wandering monsters. Maybe your companions would be lesser gods of evil.

    Yeah, I know it’s a power trip, I just love playing high level characters.

    I also realize that it’s not much of a business plan since nobody unfamiliar with BG II could ever understand what’s going on tactically and how to play such high level characters. It’s just a day dream I have. I find it easy to masturbate to.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    My very favorite saga was the one where Vegeta was the villain.
    I think I’m in the very minority there.

  • Jason Andrew Wendleton

    Why do I suddenly want to buy a Wii U???

  • Andrew St. Clair

    Looks like the same garbage that the other Assassin’s Creed games were.

  • Mijk

    Hey, ‘I love this show here. If you guys are looking for an easy-to-do show, to fill this site with more content, do some let’s plays.

    Rich, if you are a Grim Fandango Fan, I am pretty sure all of the other Lucas Arts Scum games are no stranger to you. Why don’t you play through a nice Zak McCr<acken or The Dig? Some Sam and Max and some Indiana Jones? Have Mike throwing pointy things at you and the show is done.

  • Mijk

    That’s right, Jay.(son)

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Oh, yeah.
    I call myself a Batman fan because I’ve seen the whole animated series and I played the games (and read The Killing Joke as well as some of the Jeph Loeb stuff) but I haven’t yet caught up with seventy-fucking-five years of source material.
    It’s like enjoying something is a homework assignment, now.
    I’m coming clean– relative to everyone here, I know little about films. I’m really slow at accomplishing tasks and, if I were to truly delve into ‘cinephile’ territory, then I’d probably just give up on books entirely.
    I mean, there’s only so much time in the day. Really, with all the stuff they’re juggling, I can TOTALLY understand why Mike and Jay don’t spend hours at a time on video games.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    *SQUELCH*

  • Matt James Tiberius Kazan

    Oh, thanks!

  • Lozza

    Why is that a bad thing though? That just puts a possibly great game in the hands of more people.

  • sepiajack

    Another great PRE REC/ thanks guys!

    BTW, I noticed a Tardis in the background of the first episode, are one or both of you Dr Who fans?

  • sepiajack

    Yay Domo!

  • sepiajack

    Domo that list would look even funnier if you got Mitchell to make a Disqus style rating chart of those priorities

  • Lozza

    This might be odd, but I thought Unity showed off changes to the game that made it feel like an actual next-gen title. I thought the footage that Jack chose for the ‘look how lame these AAA titles are’ fell flat because it was that footage of that HUGE crowd and showing the player interacting with it seamlessly. Tbh i would have shown the part where they have a close up of a head on a spike, but whatever. And rag on it all you want, but this is the first AC game to have co-op in it, and having the ability to do that while still in-game is impressive. Most other games from last gen relied on you choosing a specific game mode for co-op, or didn’t have them at all.

  • sepiajack

    We the top 9 shall be the ruling class, like the Meow Meow Beans episode of Community

  • sepiajack

    Yeah my Nephew is really into Skylanders at the moment. I have to hide my anomosity because I was cultivating an idea called Skylands, which I’ve had to abandoned now for obvious reasons.

  • Jason Andrew Wendleton

    I think I’d pay good money to play Mario Kart 8 with Rich Evans. Actually…just do anything with Rich Evans.

  • sepiajack

    Also…

  • Jack Packard

    Not a bad thing at all. We’re super excited that we’ll be able to play them all. Just from an editing perspective, us saying “This looks cool so I guess I’ll just wait for it to come out on PC” would have gotten repetitive.

  • Constantine1985

    Looks good. And killing frenchmen is always a plus, so… kudos!

  • Constantine1985

    Everything Dreamcast related is positive 🙂

  • Percy Gryce

    “Were”? I think you mean “werd” as in “werdwolf.”

  • dirk beefhammer

    Conceptually I think they’re really interesting games (and they’re beautiful to look at so credit to you).

    However, they suffer in terms of structure and gameplay mechanics: Basically it’s a long list of collectibles and linear scripted annoying missions spread around a big world that looks pretty interesting to explore, but turns out to be bland, boring, and very restrictive.

    It’s like the designers are afraid players will run out of things to do so they make this long list of uninteresting side missions and collectibles. And they seem afraid that players won’t be able to figure out how to complete a mission on their own so they restrict what you can/cannot do during the missions.

    Aside from that the combat system is atrocious, basically allowing you to win using just 1 or 2 moves, making the rest of the combat options pointless. It’s also nowhere near the responsive, fluid combat in Arkham games.

    The worst thing about the Assassin’s Creed franchise, though, is that the design philosophy seems to have seeped into (at least one of) Ubisoft’s other franchises, with Far Cry 3 being filled with a bit too many bland, uninteresting side missions and annoying, scripted main missions (though the quality here still outweighs the bad and makes it worth playing – Far Cry 2 had the right idea with multiple ways to approach each mission and outpost, and FC3 still has enough of that).

    Basically I think Assassin’s Creed is in need of a massive overhaul. I don’t know if Unity is going to be that, but I can say that If you give us a huge, beautiful world to explore, then please, let us also experiment and try to complete our objectives in a manner that is more fitting of an open world.

    Look at how Hitman (with the exception of Absolution) did the whole assassin thing. Pretty small (though open) levels with loads of ways to get to and kill your target(s). I always wished Assassin’s Creed games were more like that.

  • Constantine1985

    I reckon they would be ok with it, if Microsoft had brought something new to the table. Something creative and fun, and then they could be like: “also, guys, on a sidenote, we have this Halo Collection here, you know”. It kind of felt like reheating last night’s dinner.

  • luck702

    I didn’t know that Red Letter Media was based out of Silent Hill. A lot of things make sense now…

  • Ahnult

    Well, to bronze anyway….

  • Matthew Garber

    Thanks for the new content guys, really enjoying the show. Mostly you’ve peaked my interest in some games that I otherwise wouldn’t have known about. I’ve become so numb to all the generic crap that comes out that I hardly pay attention anymore. I can trust you guys to find some good games (and movies).

    I completely stopped going to the movie theatre before RLM started recommending the rare film. Here’s hoping your show does the same for games.

  • MikeFromCanmore

    Mario Maker. Nintendo ripping off Little Big Planet, lol wow. glad i gave up on Nintendo since N64 was a huge flop. and no SSB i hate that game it’s boring after 30 minutes of play. i’m kinda surprised but not surprised that Jack and Rich Evans don’t like Uncharted. i like the story and characters. it’s a fun adventure game. too bad they didn’t like it. but i agree tho .. M$ conference was a joke as always.

  • MikeFromCanmore

    I like to think so cause in gamestation that’s what he played Batman on and i think Vanquish .. ( i haven’t watched any of the episodes cause i have yet to play those games. and want no spoilers.

  • Jack Ward Fincham

    Check out Fru guys, really fun little game on Kinect for XB1.

  • MikeFromCanmore

    I agree. but some of these series of games ( uncharted, batman ) are fun to play and experience new storyline and new characters. or possible gamestyle play. not like Assassins Creed or Metal Gear or Halo or COD or Battlefield. it’s the same thing over and over year after year for most of those games. it’s annoying. and i stopped buying those games or had no interest in them and think they are over rated.

  • jaymanxyz2

    I think that was Jack’s house.

  • JackgarPrime

    Your body wasn’t ready before, but E3 prepared to be such.

  • JackgarPrime

    “Call of Duty: Gears of TitanQuake”

    God dammit, don’t remind me how much I’d like a new Quake game, and how poor most FPS nowadays are compared to that and Unreal Tournament.

  • H_Socolov

    Domo arigato good sir.

  • H_Socolov

    Thanks man, Im so going watch this.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I see your ColecoVision and raise you a Pong.

  • Robotpals

    If you want to talk about how things are ruined now, I just read “lose” spelled correctly, and it looked funny to me.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Not as hard as the Jaguar system.

  • Stitchcat

    I am so glad Rich seems to share my opinion that Skyward Sword was subpar. I’d go so far as to say it was terrible. In fact, I have done so. I really find it strange, though, that Rich and Jack aren’t fond of Halo, given their affinity for legitimate and original science fiction plots. I can only guess that Halo flips their hipster switch and they can’t like it because it was so popular for a while; ever since Marathon (which had an absolutely fantastic science fiction plot), Bungie has never let me down. I don’t know if Destiny will be great or mediocre, but it always looked to me like it’ll be “Borderlands, But Not Fucking Stupid” … so I guess we’ll see about that. And yes, Grim Fandango! And yes, No Man’s Sky! Can’t wait.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    You know, I’m impressed that no commenters (that I’ve seen) haven’t said, “Get off your lazy fucking asses and make more ‘Best of the Worst,’ you fat homos! No one cares about Previously Recorded!”
    Maybe, MAYBE, the sarcasm of Mr. Plinkett’s “I don’t like things that are different” line is starting to sink in.
    I don’t give two shits about most video games, but I love this show, anyway. I do. Seeing people get passionate about an art form, even it’s one that I’m ambivalent to, is just kind of endearing.
    Anyway, Rich is awesome. I’ve never seen such an impossible balance of cynicism and enthusiasm.
    Jack has gotten some flack from commenters, but I think I’ve always liked him. He reminds me of all of my good friends.
    Keep it up.

  • JackgarPrime

    That’s a good point, actually. Dreamcast was THE go-to system for fun, arcade-like experiences, and this game seems to be hearkening to the same level of energy that you would see from those games.

    Now the question is if it will live up to that comparison.

  • JackgarPrime

    You wonder you didn’t buy any others after that piece of shit.

    At least it had a good version of Super Turbo, though.

  • JackgarPrime

    You may want to look into an upcoming game called Project Eternity.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity

  • sepiajack

    Yeah I don’t need to love the subject matter of something if the people on the show themselves love it and show genuine enthusiasm or interest.

  • TJ

    Luckily that kind of stuff seems to be quarantined to RLM’s YouTube videos, they’re full of that talk.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I knew it was a crap system on a downward spiral when I bought it, however, Babbage’s (remember that store?) was desperately trying to unload their 3DO merchandise at the time. I bought the system for 50 bucks and the games at a dollar a pop.

  • sepiajack

    I agree. I am a long time Zelda fan who has played through and completed every game (well Adventures of Links I made it to the end but couldn’t defeat that near impossible game). This franchise is was for a long time the only thing that kept me gaming (recently I’ve started playing a few others like Uncharted, Arkham, Ico/Shadow of the Colossus, Portal & Journey). I count Windwaker, Link to the Past, Orcarina of Time, Majora’s mask and Twilight Princess among my favorite games, and would be hard pressed to think of an overall favorite among those 5. But I gave up on Skyward Sword after the first temple, I found everything about the visuals, the story and the game play dull, and the actual controls frustrating and distracting.

    I hope the next one goes back to traditional button mashing, I prefer that.

  • sepiajack

    It’s the curse of the wollllllllllf!

  • sepiajack

    especially ANGRY comments

  • Andrew St. Clair

    How many more times do you plan to make the same game?

  • craptonium

    Speaking of UT, i’d give both my balls and a kidney if Angels Fall First: Planetstorm total conversion mod was resurrected, got proper sponsorship and the standalone planned game got released already.
    This stuff had too much potential and the work done between 2007 and 2010 has been too god damn good to just forget it all or abandon it.
    It’s like cutting the most perfect diamond ever and stopping at 80% without good reason.

  • Matt James Tiberius Kazan

    Dude I’m an artist not a business man, I just make the world.

  • Alex Lee

    Maybe they had PS2/PS3 and not Xbox Original and 360? I don’t think it’s the hipster thing to do because that hipster switch should have flipped for LoZ.

    I sorta agree with Halo in that the original trilogy was the best. It eerily follows Star Wars, actually. The first one put it on the map, ambitious in what it was trying to stick in, (regenerating shields was a new thing) and the plot worked well enough. The second one is probably the best in the series. It greatly expanded the lore of the series, the Covenant had been given more dimension to them, and Johnson had some really funny one-liners. Third one is The Return of the Jedi of the three; fine for the most part, all the elements in the second one are there, but not to the same degree.

    Then, after they released the remastered version of Halo 1 and 343 split to become their own company, it started to suck with Halo 4, and the franchise started to feel slimy after that.

  • Michael Hogue

    No Man’s Sky was the one game that made me go “I don’t care what system that’s on, I want it.”

  • Memoman

    It’s a shame with didn’t get Jay in Bro-mode doing an XBOX One bit!
    “- It has some many ‘splosions. And shooting with bad-ass guns. And particles. Colors are gay.”

  • Memoman

    Yes. That is an insane project. To have the ability to pull it off must give you some level of god complex.

  • Memoman

    “Exclusives” are such a mafia move.

  • Nicholas Rainville

    They’ve done livestreams that are more like LPs: http://www.twitch.tv/previouslyrecorded_live

  • Memoman

    Some guy here said he read in wikipedia that it was coming to PC. So… Half-Life-3-confirmed.. I guess…

  • Memoman

    Today speaking about grown-up subjects, a friend and I came to a conclusion through healthy debate, mediated by Dragon Ball parables. The conclusion: “Anything can be explained in Dragon Ball terms.”

    It’s bigger than Jesus!

  • Epifanes

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll check it out.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    A lot of people love Halo and I just never really got into it. For me it doesn’t feel all that special or original, but for many people it is. Difference of opinion I suppose.

    On the other hand, I don’t really share Rich’s bitter aftertaste with Mass Effect 3. Granted, I played it long after the Extended Cut was released, but it’s still one of my favourites even if it’s not as good as it could have been. Oh well. 🙂

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    Ooh The Dig was great.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    I think their main point in showing it was to show the colours. Splatoon was having this huge amount of colour and vibrance, but because AC is set historically it’s somewhat naturally surrounded in different shades of brown.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    Lots of movies that Mike and Jay are into I wouldn’t watch, but once in a while I do follow up on their recommendations and am very happy I did so.

    Some people I know would only watch their shows if they’re reviewing a movie that they know, but for me I come back because they’re a lot of fun to watch, both for their insights and their sense of humour. They don’t take themselves too seriously at all, and neither should we, especially if that includes getting horribly annoyed at them for anything.

  • Kevin O’Neil

    Any thoughts on Oddworld: New n Tasty? The first two Oddworlds on PS1 are both in my top ten favorite games list, and I think it’s great to see Oddworld Inhabitants getting on the 2.5D scroller train.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Most characters on the show have been dead more than Jesus.

  • Epifanes

    It looks very promising. Thanks.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    When I come across a Youtube video with their comments disabled, I’m secretly relieved.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    When I come across a Youtube video with their comments disabled, I’m secretly relieved.

  • Alex Lee

    I played the game before the extended cut, and while I understand that the ending was bad (and the whole Priority: Earth mission in general), for the most part, it’s a high quality game that delivers on the conclusions of the genophage and the Geth war, The DLC, especially Omega, is pretty good and does add to the larger story.

  • Alex McDougall

    Hey, guys… Twilight Princess launched with the Wii. I distinctly remember (foolishly) waiting 12 hours overnight in the cold to get my console, and purchasing a copy of Twilight Princess along with it. Link’s Crossbow Training actually came out a year later.

    Oh, but love the video and love you both. Keep it up and keep streaming!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I think Jack’s child is a Time Lord.

  • Thanatos2k

    I don’t know how Rich made it this far. I’ve been done with zombies for like 4 years now.

  • Sam250

    Why are you guys such a pair of hipsters (/Nintendo fanboys?)? Colourful = creative? Sequel = terrible? Realistic = terrible? These are such blunt regurgitations of dumb hipster opinions. I loved the Nintendo stuff too, but even I could appreciate that the new CoD’s refinements (yes, some borrowed from Titanfall, but it’s good stuff that will make the game for fun and they deserve credit for using it well). Or Rainbow Six Siege, another realistic FPS that nonetheless looks innovative, tense and exciting. What about The Witcher 3, Dragon Age Inquisition, MG5 — or can’t you appreciate all the great things those games are doing mechanically, narratively and technically because no bright colours = no fun and no creativity and terrible game designers? That’s all I got from this video.

    “Mario game maker is really exciting. That’s a bit of a system seller for me?”

    ’nuff said.

  • Thanatos2k
  • Thanatos2k

    Considering their skill at Dark Souls, I’m going to hazard a guess they’ll be skipping Bloodborne.

  • Thanatos2k

    The first Assassin’s Creed was the best game of the series, because it was actually about assassinating people through stuff you learned.

    After that it became go here do this and if you don’t do it exactly the way we want you to no 100% synchro for you.

    Also they introduced a gun that let you kill anyone within 30 feet. Challenge? What’s that?

  • Thanatos2k

    Batman in a tank blowing people up is Batman using a gun. Horribly out of character.

  • Thanatos2k

    Twilight Princess was a Gamecube game masquerading as a Wii game.

  • Thanatos2k
  • Thanatos2k

    Seriously, we haven’t seen them acting dead at a convention in years!

  • Thanatos2k

    Field strategy is not why you play Dynasty Warriors.

  • Thanatos2k

    They included a button that switched the graphics back to 20 year ago sprites. You could toggle it at any time instantly.

  • Thanatos2k

    Halo was generic crap even that set the FPS genre back when it was released the first time. Grim Fandango was a wonderful glorious game that didn’t get the recognition or sales it deserved.

    Completely different.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Mike might enjoy some of the other games being offered.

  • Thanatos2k

    Pillars of Eternity coming soon. Then the Torment sequel. Bioware will never make Baldur’s Gate 3, they are a shell of their former glory.

  • Thanatos2k

    I’d swear off gaming if I wasted $500 on one of those too.

  • Thanatos2k

    Not Quake 3….

  • Thanatos2k

    The 3DS Smash Brothers will come out first and is a different game, so the Wii U Smash Brothers will indeed be the 5th one.

    CHECK YOUR FACTS.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I’m not even a fan and even I know you don’t abbreviate the ‘Doctor’ in ‘Doctor Who’ [and TARDIS is all caps as it’s an acronym].

    Why the fuck do I know any of this?

  • Thanatos2k

    Fortunately there is still TF2.

  • Thanatos2k

    No mention of the new Xenoblade? THAT is the real Wii U system seller.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    A+

  • Tyson Gray

    Which was nice of them, and I played them both through mostly with that on…
    But sadly they included no button to go to updated graphics which were in keeping with the feel of the originals.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    What are these strange and exotic terms you guys are using?

  • Jacob De Paz

    Because something unique like Mario Maker is less interesting than the 1000th fucking shooter shit out in the past year?

    Yeah, good luck with that argument.

  • Michael Haas

    AC1 wasn’t exactly what I’d call a challenge. They basically had an even more overpowered version of the gun in that throwing knives would kill pretty much anybody and could be fired off instantly. Plus, in the first game, the counter-to-win system was arguably at its worst. I could completely botch a stealthy assassination, and as long as he wasn’t a runner, I could just stand in a corner and just wait until everybody got themselves killed one by one. If there was a challenge, it was putting up with the really wonky controls that responded poorly (on PC at least).

    Admittedly, they didn’t really change that up too much until AC3 (which was terrible for other reasons), but at least with AC: Unity, it sounds like they’re removing the counter altogether. That’s a big plus in my book.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I dunno. That Milwaukee tourism sure has me salivating to perform cunnilingus go downtown.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiTnGot__KU

  • sepiajack

    Yeah I’ve never really liked them. I enjoy the walking dead, but more for its survivalist/human aspects than the zombies themselves which for me could be replaced with any end of the world disaster like a disease or nuclear destruction or aliens or whatever.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Could you make the text smaller, please? It’s nearly legible and we wouldn’t want that now, would we?

  • sepiajack

    That’s the photo they would show on the Academy Awards when Mike is nominated for an Oscar but doesn’t show up.

  • 420HitlersAssGoblin69

    Mario Maker is hardly unique or a brand new concept. These guys have very uninformed video game opinions typical of the “I played Mario growing up and I sure liked Wii tennis at parties after I was 30, I’m a gamer, woo Nintendo! Woo Candy Crush!” types they strongly come across as.

    Please go ahead, someone reply to this and say “oh shut up and get a life nerd no one really cares about videogames” in the comments section for the show about video games.

  • 420HitlersAssGoblin69

    And what’s the deal with completely skipping over Ubisoft and Aisha Tyler’s awful prompter humour

  • sepiajack

    True Mitchell, true, in fact my complete collection of dvds of both the old and new shows melted Raiders of the Lost Ark style for this blasphemy!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    YTMND!

  • sepiajack

    Yes

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    For a second I thought your name was “John Krasinski”.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    CLOSE YOUR EYES AND DON’T OPEN THEM!!!!!!!

  • Elsa

    i love everything about this show. please keep making it.

  • Percy Gryce

    Alex, thank you for your patient reply.

    The trouble is: me gives not a flying fuck about computer games.

  • Duckler

    Rule One: Even when you don’t invite video game arguments, expect video game arguments.

  • Duckler

    *Sitcom catchphrase-y* “That’s just Rich..”

  • Duckler

    *In Remembrance Of*

  • Paul Woodcock

    ok, wow.
    English escapes me having watched that. Just WOW.

  • Duckler

    I think Jack’s child is safely in another country by now..

  • Paul Woodcock

    I think I liked Memento, well what I can remember of it

  • Paul Woodcock

    I’m downgrading you to a 1.

  • Duckler

    ..But your mom did.

  • Paul Woodcock

    what about a walking fuck? Or a sitting fuck? Or a lay down fuck? Why is it always flying fucks with you people? Being ordinary is not a sin!

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    No. I was conceived immaculately, through midi-chlorians.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Not liking most AAA games doesn’t automatically make one a hipster. :X

  • 420HitlersAssGoblin69

    No but going full gigglesquee over Sunset Overdrive because “colour = creative!!” does

  • LelouchtheFilial

    I don’t think being “gigglesquee” and filled genuine glee matches up with the usual dispassionate and unaffected attitude of hipsters.
    They are NOT hipsters.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    I wish movies had more color. :

    Colooooooooor… *drool*

  • Ryan Haywood Olds

    Oh Rich, I never get tired of your laugh. And it’s always 8 O’Clock in your office!

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Admittedly, Jack looks like a hipster. But his personality is too amiable and non-condescending for that most terrible of all labels.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Wizard REALLY looks like a hipster, but he, too, seems way too easy to be around to fall under that category.
    In this video, Jack never ONCE liked something only for irony’s sake. He seemed so excited for new and original ideas.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    AND, AT THE SAME TIME, DON’T BLINK!


    I don’t watch Dr. (I spell it how the fuck I want) Who, but I absorbed ‘Weeping Angels’ through cultural osmosis.
    When they do a gritty Dr. Who reboot in the future, this’ll be what Robert Orci the Third will pull out of the “things the general audience knows” files.

  • Alex Lee

    “I lieked it when he pulld duh thwords frum his back.”

  • LelouchtheFilial

    ANY! THING!

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Oh, they… they were doing that on purpose, I hope.
    “Going down, going down.”
    “Come with me, come with me.”

  • Alex Lee

    You spelled Dr. Who correctly, by the way.

    I kinda feel like that kind of episode was already made. I think it’s the episodes where the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Sontarians, and whoever (basically every heavy-hitter in the entire series) all converge on Stonehenge during Roman times in order to trick the Doctor into becoming imprisoned or whatever. Cute redhead aside, I don’t give a crap.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    My sister is really into the BBC stuff, so I think I may have half-listened to her tell me about this episode and then put the memory of that conversation in my mind’s shredder.
    She also likes that other Steven Moffat show, ‘Sherlock’, starring Benjamin Cuntsnatch.

  • H_Socolov

    Thank you good sir. Im so gonna watch this.

  • Joe Syxpac

    You see, back in the time of dinosaurs when the world was new and man had only just crawled out of the oceans, there was a time of great darkness…

  • Duckler

    Precisely. I want to see human drama in a world gone insane – not simply the monster du jour. And bonus points if you can show that humanity is the real evil, a la 28 Days Later (both “rage virus” and the “survivors”)

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Oh no…

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen an episode of Doctor/Dr./Dokter Who. A few short clips here and there, but nothing beyond that. I think I absorbed it through a few friends who were a bit too into the show.

    Is the “don’t blink” thing a reference to the show? I was trying to make a reference to the ending of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  • Duckler

    Oh sorry, I meant thin Mike..

  • Malum

    W-what about Bloodborne?

  • Otto: Autopilot

    Werdwolf vs Executive Horsewives, looks really promising for Nintendo. Only Japanese release date scheduled so far though.

  • Otto: Autopilot

    You made that your avatar as a silent protest of Bethesda for no new Fallout, didn’t you?

  • Sam250

    Actually, it does, because AAA games are the best, full stop. This argument is a hard sell, because AAA CAN seem stale at times, and indie sure looks fresh, but here is the truth: every step forward in videogames has been the result of relatively large companies for the time, whereas indie games just riff off those innovations and maybe, at best, come up with a cool gameplay gimmick or some witty writing. The genre-defining games are all AAA, made by the companies with the resources to bring together the best talent and technology under one roof. “But there are a billion CoD games and clones are they are all the same”. Not true, but if there are rehashes it’s only because CoD 4 was such as great game to begin with, combing the best bits of WWII FPS and Half Life style narrative. It’s hard to see that now, because the only development system in a position to make ground breaking games is a system that is required to milk them until we forget about it — they are a business after all. But they still made the great games to begin with. Supergiant Games wouldn’t exist without Blizzard, Amanita without Sierra, Klei without Konami, Team Meat without Nintendo, and so on. Let’s not let rooting for the underdog blind us to reality.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    “Don’t blink” is a reference to the statue creatures who attack you when you can’t see them.
    I wanted to completely contradict the Raiders “Keep your eyes shut” reference with the “Don’t blink” reference.
    And, now, my finest joke EVER is ruined! RUINED!

  • WoodyBBad

    I really hope DA3 is better than 2, which was a big letdown for me. I have a massive boner for Witcher 3.

  • WoodyBBad

    That and Torment:Tides of Numenera.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Here ya go…
    ‘Cuz, like… if you open your eyes, your face gets melted off, but if you blink, evil statues kill you.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwdbLu_x0gY

  • Junkie

    What’s the deal? Did the other hack frauds forget Ubisoft and EA had conferences too? I was eagerly anticipating their reaction to the shitshow EA put on.

  • Thanatos2k

    I’m not sure what that even means.

  • Thanatos2k

    Throwing knives could only kill random guards. They couldn’t kill templars or targets instantly. They had problems hitting moving targets.

    The gun kills even assassination targets instantly with no finesse required.

  • Anthony D.

    Yeah, EA was pretty awful this year. They had nothing to show besides that (awesome) Dragon Age footage. It’s like all their studios are still figuring things out.

  • mk741

    The stand out game for me was Alien: Isolation.

  • JackgarPrime

    True, but sadly, I just found out that got bumped back to late 2015. Still looking forward to it, though. I contributed to the Kickstarter.

  • kipchak

    To be fair Twilight Princess was just a port of the zelda game for the Gamecube, which was arguably the better version with better camera control and item management. It was still a lot of fun, but like Mario 64 on the DS it felt a bit cheap.

  • I’m… just going to leave these here…

  • Anthony D.

    Guys, come on, Wii launched with Twilight Princess remember?

  • Anthony D.

    Game looks awesome. Amnesia-style gameplay with the 1970s future aesthetic and a compelling protagonist? Sounds great. The only thing I’m worried about is whether or not they’ll actually be able to deliver on making the xenomorph as intelligent as they say it will be.

  • Anthony D.

    I was also surprised at how quickly they dismissed Evolve. And they didn’t even mention Alien: Isolation, Bloodborne, Scalebound, Let It Die, or Bayonetta 2. E3 was actually pretty cool this year.

  • Anthony D.

    Plus it’s being made by only four people. I’m optimistic but skeptical they’ll be able to deliver the game as advertised (if it ever releases at all).

  • kipchak

    To be fair the multiplayer, the real meat of the halo games, has been pretty dead for years now thanks to map packs and different versions fragmenting it, at least for any gamemode other than deathmatch.

  • kipchak

    That’s a bit unfair though, would you count Wind Waker HD or Mario 64 DS as launching on the Wii U and DS?

  • Anthony D.

    Well no because Wind Waker HD wasn’t available at launch for Wii U, it came out almost a year later. Also, Twilight Princess wasn’t a remake, it was a cross-gen game. It was a brand new Zelda game, it just released on two systems simultaneously. Actually, it released on Wii first, the Gamecube release was like two weeks later. You can’t compare it to remakes of years-old games.

  • kipchak

    The only thing that bugs me is how much it reminds me of Routine, with definitely takes inspiration Alien as well. They’ve both been in development for around 3 years which is sort of interesting. I wonder if there was any cross-proliferation of ideas between the two or if it’s just a coincidence they both happened around the same time.

  • Chris

    I laughed out loud during this one quite a bit. Funny stuff, fellas. And I couldn’t agree with you more. The Nintendo games certainly appeared to be the most fun.

  • Duckler

    Kilroy Was Here

  • mk741

    It’s a ga

  • woknokmokpok

    I liked a lot of what was said but I agree with many other posts here that the sequels are not as bad as they make it out to be. Far Cry 4 for instance, shares some similar game mechanics with it’s predecessors, but not much else. I think they just keep the name because it is recognizable and sells. In general though, they are correct…The industry is getting old and tired in many ways. However, many people may never get tired of certain experiences. Take first person shooters for instance…You could compare a first person shooter to a good action movie…Are you saying that because action movies have been around for so long that no more of them should be made? Of course not. Then there are indie games. I think the reason why indie games are getting so much attention now is
    because people are getting tired of the same old game experiences. I used to laugh at indie games when xbla released their indie section but now there are a lot of interesting indie experiences out there.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    For me it would be a reason to keep playing it. Button-mashing my way through all those blobs of enemy-molasses gets old otherwise.

  • craptonium

    Console FPS doesn’t have refinements, it is generic shit until consoles learn to increase the console controller input and advance gameplay again.
    Rainbow Siege is not innovative, if you want a proper tactical FPS, SWAT4 is how it is done.
    The Witcher 3 is looking good, Dragon Age Shitquisition is done by EAware which means it will be a turd, and since EA has conveniently sacked all the original Bioware talent and staff and replaced them with EA hacks, there is nothing to be skeptical about Dragon Age 3 being shit. MG5 will probably be good.
    Mechanically console FPSs do nothing that hasn’t already been done a thousand times except better the graphics these days, and pretty graphics doesn’t make a game on the technical aspect. Narratively, unless we are talking about STALKER or Metro, all the FPS showcased is shit and i don’t even want to discuss Dragon Age which isn’t being done by the original talent that invented Dragon Age, which automatically makes it a piece of shit, especially knowing the post DA2/ME2 EAware’s shitty writing capabilities as all the good talent was sacked.
    The Witcher 3 at least will have good writing.

    No bright colors = oversaturation
    Generic console controller limited FPS = generic oversaturation
    Oversaturation/copy paste =/= creative or good

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    AAA is only the best if you’re into certain select genres (fps, sandbox shooters, sports sims, hooded-assassins throughout history, etc.).
    If you’re more of a fan of survival-horror, puzzle games, platformers, classic rpgs, or other even more unusual concepts, AAA doesn’t offer you much.
    The huge companies just aren’t making the games that appeal to me anymore. That was less of a problem in the PS2 and earlier gens. The spread of mainstream titles has changed quite a bit over time, so certain demographics are getting forsaken by the big budgeters, and kind of HAVE to turn to the indie scene. For what it’s worth, Nintendo’s style has also veered away from what I like on aesthetic grounds, and they’re no more the bastion of innovation than the other two imo.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Is that a Styx reference?

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Pretty good, but Jay looks too old and methed out to me. More baby-faced!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Rich Evans looks like a middle-aged father who has nothing left to live for yet masks his inner torment with a faux smile.

  • RaptorRex888

    No mention of The Witcher 3? The most hyped and good looking game at E3 in terms of story, gameplay and graphics?

    ok.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    That’s the jokiest joke you’ve ever joked?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    You’re very quotable, too!

    “Are you an angel?”
    “I don’t like sand.”
    “You underestimate my power!”

  • jaymanxyz2

    That’s the most hyped?

  • RaptorRex888

    For me it is.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I’m not fully sure I know what a “Disqus style rating chart” looks like unless you mean the thing I took a screenshot of.

    If that’s the case, I could make a funny from it using your suggestion.

  • jaymanxyz2

    Huh. I’ve never played any of the Witcher games, nor have I even checked out The Witcher 3. I should both of these things now.

  • RaptorRex888

    The 1st is either a love it or hate it game due to the mediocre combat, but it has a great story, characters and world. The second improved on pretty much everything the 1st offered.

    This is of course assuming you are into RPG’s.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    What he’s saying is it’s stylistically designed to be that way and you can’t undo that, but we can diminish the effects of it.

  • RaptorRex888

    I just don’t get why Nintendo is given a free pass to make sequel after sequel to their major IP’s but if anyone else goes above the 3 or 4 mark they scream bloody murder.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    It’s only now that I realize you used my image and simply ‘greyed out’ the red box and arrow. I’m laughing for some reason.

  • Mo Jo

    Agree with most of this but hey, nothing wrong with Zombies, just the horseshit media is doing with it. Left 4 dead, great, part 2, not so much. There is always room for zombies in the right hands.

  • Stop picking on this poor hobo.

  • Dylan Alford

    Cuphead seems to be exciting, at least!

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    I have friends who swear by Doctor Who and I gave it a fair try but really didn’t get into it. But the “Weeping Angels” episode is one of the rare fantasstic pieces and it quite happily stands on its own.

    Which is weird, because Steven Moffat wrote that episode and it’s great, but he’s done a terrible job with most other things.

  • bb-15

    Yeah, different rules seem to apply for Nintendo fans. 25 years of Mario/Zelda games? No problem for them. Any other platform repeat something? They yell it’s terrible.

  • bb-15

    ‘No Man’s Sky’ was my favorite demo out of this review.
    As for the complaining about repeats, like zombies, guess what Rich, everything gets repeated.

  • RaptorRex888

    That seems to be the norm nowadays, the copy of the copy gets copied off from the original copy, see; Thi4f & Call of Duty: Not Titanfall.

  • RaptorRex888

    There’s already Splatoon Rule 34…

  • Mendoza

    Zelda isn’t an annual franchise.

  • Duckler

    It’s a ‘Nam de Plume

  • Duckler

    Abusive Step-Dad jay is dead on. Bravo!

  • Tref

    Repeating is one thing, beating a dead horse into mushy paste and actually increasing your efforts in the mashing is another. Zombies have been ridiculously overused recently with few fresh and fun ideas thrown into the mix. Give them a rest, there’s lots of other run-of-the-mill monsters that need some more love!

  • Drain

    Gaming, like movies, is in a bad place right now. Everything is a sequel of a sequel or a renamed copy of what we already had a few years earlier. 2000-2010 was the exact opposite, many original franchises and hits, everything was fresh and new. The E3 this year just looked like everyone running through the motions and releasing games simply to fill a quota.

    It’s funny that they mention the new game made by the Limbo Devs. When they mentioned the game, describing it, I thought to myself, “Limbo?”, and it was before they mentioned Limbo. It’s very depressing to see people not only copying everyone else, but also themselves. Everyone wants to play it safe and take a small guaranteed slice of profit from established fanbases rather than invent something new.

  • Drain

    This is one of few promising upcoming games. Witcher 2 is one of the best RPGs ever made, and project red isn’t aiming to fuck it up like Bioware did with Dragon Age. Dragon Age 3 is also being made, which will, hopefully, be like the original and NOTHING like that terrible sequel.

  • Drain

    It’s a good point to bring up, but I think the answer is that Nintendo games are always trying new things. Tell me what CoD did differently sequel after sequel? Nothing. You’re basically spending 60$ on the same crap you spent 60$ on last year.

  • Joe

    2 Things about this that stood out to me:

    1. Rich being enthusiastic for some reason creeped me out. But I think that’s my own problem. 😛

    2. I know for the purposes of the video it made sense to lump sequels in together, but Jack why did you gloss over Little Big Planet 3? How is that not more compelling than “Mario Maker”? Mario Maker struck me as a kinda lazy game, like moving around a tileset isn’t that hard, so they could have allowed for more than just Mario 1 mechanics, but unless I missed something it seemed like it was mostly Mario 1 mechanics. It feels like they are deliberately giving us less so that they can soon after release Mario Maker 2 then 3, then Mario Maker world.

    One final comment, is that as with most conversational RedLetterMedia videos it’s more enjoyable when it’s relaxed and conversational. E3 is big so it makes sense both of you had planned what to talk about, but what I personally like about a lot of RedLetterMedia stuff is the organic conversation, and I think that you two do well with that when reviewing games, but for the E3 it felt more planned. Maybe next year screen the 3 E3 conferences as if they were best of the worst videos, I’d enjoy seeing you guys’s in the moment reactions.

    Don’t get me wrong though, I’m digging Pre-Rec, and I very much enjoy RLM. Just giving my thoughts. I too am interested by “No Man’s Sky”, though I’m skeptical as it feels like “Spore” level of ambition. But I’m certainly curious about it.

    PS: Are’t either Jack or Rich MGS fanboys? I am and I’m surprised that neither of them are, not that this year’s trailer for MGS5 was anywhere near as awesome as the “Not your kind of people” one.

  • Junkie

    I’m more upset that there isn’t a single trace of any Ice-T Mii porn.

  • Junkie

    I’m probably going to get a lot of flak for saying this, but I genuinely don’t think No Man’s Sky is going to be a good game, or at least the game much of the press and gaming community thinks it is going to be. It’s definitely an ambitious and original title, but I feel the company behind it just won’t be albe to deliver the richness, variety and complexity so many people seem to be hyped for.

    For one, they’re a small and relatively unproven developer. Hello games has only produced three titles, all of them small, downloadable side scrolling games of the same series. It is a company of merely 10 people, with two of the developers listed on the site’s most technically advanced title to their credit being “Burnout”, the rest seem to be ex-Geometry Wars developers.

    I would love to be proven wrong. I would love for this game to be absolutely mindblowing and incredible. But I genuinely think people are hyping themselves up way too highly for a game being developed by a small independent studio who does not have the means to create the game everyone is hoping for.

  • RaptorRex888

    Yes I am hoping DA:I will be good as well, they seem to have addressed most of the issues that brought 2 down and reinstated character creation and battle from the original.

    “WHEN YOU PRESS A BUTTON, SOMETHING AWESOME HAS TO HAPPEN”

    “We want the CoD audience”

    Good Lord.

  • RaptorRex888

    I agree, I have a feeling its going to be Spore all over again, I too would like to be proven wrong but I don’t see it happening.

  • RaptorRex888

    STANDING
    ON THE EDGE

  • david blane

    Some people are never going to leave Wisconsin.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    “Are’t either Jack or Rich MGS fanboys?”

    I can’t imagine them liking games that have 40 minute long cutscenes dedicated to such inept storytelling.

  • Percy Gryce

    It’s the power of alliteration.

  • 420HitlersAssGoblin69

    Patent nonsense. Is there a funnel wedged into your mouth or do you enjoy shovelling the marketing shit that is E3 down your throat so much? I’m into RTSes, strategy games, roguelikes (not the lookalikes on steam, the original kind) and good RPGs. The most interesting mapgames are coming from Paradox, whose only presence at E3 is for Magicka, because that successfully ported to consoles. Real roguelikes are generally free if not actually open source, however consoles only get the quasi-roguelikes like Binding of Isaac which again, prove innovative and popular on PC before making their way to consoles. The Witcher 3 is huge now but it started as the baby of the little development studio in Poland that could, which is still much too small (and cheap) to compare to the monstrously sized AAA main American and Japanese studios. Again, indie success story on PC turning major console franchise. Even in the realm of shooters, if you really think the cutting edge of FPS gaming is with a controller you’re kidding yourself. 3rd person open world shooters like GTA and sports games are about the only genres where I’ll concede true console and AAA supremacy.

    Are you sensing a pattern here? There’s been very little interesting to me on display at E3 because far more often than not when a game is being developed by a megastudio whose marketing team alone is dozens or hundreds strong, whose developers are spread out across different studios and contracts around the world, and whose investors want a safe bet above all else, it falls prey to the same focus grouping, rabid profit motive, and curtailing of creativity that gives us things like Grown Ups 2. All games that aren’t completely free or open source are commercial products that are meant to be sold, but AAA megastudio games are developed exclusively to be sold. When it’s a $500,000,000 project (and numbers for EA’s flop The Old Republic star wars MMO are said to float around there) the risk-taking required of real innovation is financially unacceptable. Even in ideal circumstances you don’t make something good by just throwing talented people at it by the handful – you’ll only get committee design (or are The Expendables films the best action movies ever made because they’ve got everyone in them?). In the megacorporate settings of EA Activison Ubisoft etc, potentially incredibly individually creative programmers and artists are strictly constrained by a managerial / marketing superstructure almost absent in small startups probing new concepts. And so we have the week-long advertising pow-wow that is E3.

    Indie doesn’t have to – and SHOULDN’T – mean lazy faux-retro pixel graphics and an obsession on a hamfisted story obsessed with the moralizing message it’s meant to convey. Indie should mean “not AAA.” AAA generally carries with it a lot more baggage

  • Yep. The problem with procedurally-generated worlds is, after awhile, they all start to look the same because there aren’t enough staff to develop the base assets everything is built upon. In the trailer they showed, for example, you see the same (palette-swapped) antelope style animals on different planets… and that’s something you’re going to see a lot of because they don’t have the manpower to create thousands of life forms. And that’s just one example.

  • Sam250

    Still not true. Those certain genre’s are the best-selling games that get the most promotional effort, so it’s understandable why you connect the two in your mind, but they are far from all AAA development offers.

    Survival horror: aside from the fact that the groundwork for this genre came from Silent Hills, Resident Evils and Eternal Darkness, there are newer masterpieces like Alan Wake, Dead Space, The Last of Us. I don’t know about Frictional Games series (Amnesia etc.), they look okay but not great.

    Puzzle games: I guess you don’t need a huge budget to make some cool brainteasers, but Portal 2 is still the best puzzle game of all time. Then we have Ghost Trick, Catherine, Professor Layton. Scribblenauts can’t be called AAA, but I did like that. Braid was pretty good too.

    Platformers: 2D action-platformers are an old genre, and the innovations came in the 80s at Nintendo and Capcom and Konami. This is pretty much the level most indie developers have achieved, which is why the stereotype of pretentious retro platformer belongs with the indie crowd. Have they actually done anything to best Super Mario World, Contra Hard Corps, Super Metroid or Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts? I haven’t seen it yet. Super Meat Boy, the current indie champion, is a fun enough idea for a bit, super-slidy controls and bitesize levels, but it is really ugly, very simple and has no greater cohesion or purpose. It is comparable to Flappy Bird, though better ie. a somewhat additive distraction. What about Limbo, for the cinematic platformer genre? Can that compare to even the earliest attempts? It is on the level perhaps of Prince of Persia, but the next big game, Another World, blows it out of the water mechanically and atmospherically, and we haven’t even got to Oddworld yet! What are the best 2D action platformers out there today? What about Rayman, Little Big Planet, Donkey Kong Country Returns etc.

    RPGs: hard to know exactly what you’re referring to here. For JPRGs, do any of the RPG Maker or other clones live up to the Squaresoft classics? For WRPGs, man, the best is out there: The Witcher, Dragon Age Origins, Mass Effect, Fallout: New Vegas, Deux Ex: Human Revolution, Alpha Protocool..

    Unusual concepts: just the past generation gave us Mirror’s Edge, Bioshock, Portal, Bayonetta.. [add your own here]

    Keep naming genres, I’m enjoying this.

  • I guess it depends on what types of games you like to play, but for me I thought this was a pretty good E3. Nintendo had lots of games I want to play (including new stuff like Captain Toad and Splatoon), and Bloodborne and Witcher 3 look fantastic.

  • BigButtLover

    I agree that 90% of the games shown this year were generic crap as usual, but you guys really overlooked some gems. Bloodborne, Bayonetta 2, Xenoblade Chronicles all looked awesome. Scalebound was just a CG trailer, but its in the hands of competent developers and the trailer itself looked more creative than most of the stuff MS shat out.

  • Sam250

    Ha, you are defining indie as “not AAA”, I’m defining AAA as “not indie”. That certainly accounts for some of our disagreement.

  • faraday

    What’s this “Care Boars” game they showed off at the end? I don’t remember that happening in the Nintendo conference… BUT I WANT IT!

    Care Boars = Wii U exclusive CONFIRMED!

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    Ugh. Spore. Such a letdown.

  • Michael Tuthill

    Heh – At least there’s no zombies. Thanks for the reply Rich!

  • NotRickBerman

    It’s gonna be great.

  • Jason Andrew Wendleton

    SPORE does not exist in this dojo…

  • I don’t really count the 3DS version of the fourth Super Smash Bros. game to be a wholly separate sequel. I know it will have different stages (probably more from technical reasons than creative ones, many of which reuse a lot of the same assets scaled down from the Wii U version) but for all intents and purposes, it has the same roster and is in the same series.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Fuck you Rich Berman.You ruined Care Boars too?

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Then how is he himself not turned into gold yet???

    http://i.imgur.com/3hKtVPw.gif

  • WrongWithYourFace

    “He is taste of gaming” Now there’s a recognition if I ever saw one!

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Arkham Origins was a prime example of what happens when “a new storyline” is the only new thing implemented. There needs to be evolution in gameplay.

  • Jack Packard

    1. I’ve never been a fan of LBP, I’ve always found Sackboy to be floaty and disconnected. Mario is a tight platformer so the idea of crowd sourcing levels is very appealing to me. Like is there was a Super Meat Boy level editor…I’d jump on the shit.
    2. E3 in the style of BoTW is a good idea. I will try to remember that for next year.(or other events)

    3. I do not like MGS as I enjoy playing games.

  • Anthony D.

    It has the potential to be one of the best horror games in recent years, for sure.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Two things:
    1. Thanks for co-op.
    2. Thanks for crouch button.

    Two things that should have been in ages ago and most games take for granted but thanks, nonetheless.

  • Daniel Bakke

    The only E3 coverage I needed. Thanks guys, more please!

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I was fine with the Batmobile itself, but the tank mode just seems too shooter-ish.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I just spend classes drawing my hand in different poses because I have no imagination! MOTHERFUCKER!

  • WrongWithYourFace

    At least the shitty Halo 4 or Halo 5 Whatever multiplayer will be dead since everyone is going to be playing Halo 2. It’s just that much better.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Joe Staten didn’t get fired though. But losing Marty indeed is a bummer and a huge mistake. I just hope I never see the day when Marty’s working for 343i. They don’t deserve him.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Still waiting for Republic Commando 2, dammit.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Well, Joe Staten is the voice of the grunts and they don’t have Joe Staten. So, they just had to do watered down grunts. Same applies to the music.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Prometheans were boring as fuck to fight. I wholeheartedly agree with everything you said. Everything about the game is just so wrong. The character design is horrible and looks nothing like Halo. All the new guns are an unbalanced mess. Even BR, the classic they where supposed to bring back, was mutilated beyond recognition. The sound design sucks as well. Playing the multiplayer is just constant ear rape. I’m not even going to start with everything wrong with the story.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    And someone actually cares about Halo 4? Ooh, what a huge addition to the value.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    A number of the titles you mention aren’t really what I would call AAA games. Atlus isn’t really a AAA developer, for example. Perhaps Square Enix could be called that, as the highest budget jrpg maker, but they’ve gone rather astray. (I haven’t found any jrpgs that I liked for a long time, big dev or indie. Lost Odyssey got the closest, but it couldn’t take advantage of the massive potential of its concept, probably due to budgetary reasons.) Western rpgs are a different genre, and they’re certainly readily available in the mainstream now but I don’t play them often.
    A number of other games you mentioned are from the PS2 or earlier era. You can’t use Silent Hill in your argument really as the golden era ended then, and it certainly isn’t AAA now anyway. Resident Evil is mostly a horror-action genre now, light on the horror. Dead Space is a horror-action series, not survival horror. As is Last of Us. Alan Wake qualifies I think, but I didn’t care for it much.

    The Portal series is good, but the first one was a fairly small sleeper hit title, which Portal 2 just acted as “here, have some more of this!” for. It’s more of an example of interesting ideas starting from the small-budget projects imo.

    The “unusual” concept game you mentioned aren’t super unusual to me, aside from Portal. I’m referring to games that almost create new genres, and have very unique gameplay.

    The budget gap in console titles has become far more dramatic than it used to be, hence the more narrow specialization of what AAA tends to include now, as they’re going to cater to the largest playbases to recoup their investment. I can tell that you and I have a bit different tastes, and I’m mostly coming from the perspective that I found very few major titles I really gravitated to this past gen (I’m sure there were a fair amount of good games, just not for me). After spending a pretty frustrating PS3/Xbox 360 era trying to source my library along the same old avenues, I’ve realized that things have changed a lot during this past decade and I’ll be much happier if I stop butting my head against that mainstream wall just to feel mostly apathetic. I’ve never been a PC gamer really, but I’m starting to come around, as a lot of the stuff that perks my interest seems to be coming out there now.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I can’t possibly believe that music was actually in the Dead Island 2 trailer. But I’m too lazy to check.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    I think the hype is going to end up being its curse, as people are going to end up putting all their hopes on it to make up for everything else they’re disappointed in atm, rather than just enjoying it for whatever it is (which I’m sure can’t live up to all these expectations).
    No doubt the publicity will help it make some $$$ though, which is probably good for its development company (who seem like nice guys).

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    It was. It was.

  • Dash Faster

    Guys, these are getting better each time. This was the best, by far. Please, keep doing it!

    Oh and I know everyone is sick of zombies, but I still found the Dead Island 2 trailer to be very effective at what it was trying to achieve (which is basically just marketing).

    The first Dead Island trailer ended up being completely opposite in tone from the actual game, so hopefully this new one will be a bit closer to the tone of the new trailer.

  • Percy Gryce

    Yes, I was going to comment on Jack’s use of the digital equivalent of Wite-Out. It is funny for some reason.

  • Dash Faster

    Because Nintendo doesn’t pump out a major Mario/Zelda/Metroid title every year to maintain brand recognition and force everyone to pay 60 dollars for what basically amounts to new maps.

    Mario Kart 8, for example, is a massive improvement over previous iterations, both in the track design and kart customization. The online features really put it over the top as the greatest version of Mario Kart to date. In addition to all that, it looks great and runs at 60 fps.

    Most Nintendo games that get multiple sequels tend to be highly polished, with enough new ideas to justify their existence. I can’t say the same for the last three CoD games, or the last two Battlefield games, etc.

  • Percy Gryce

    As in don’t call him in the morning ’cause he’ll have to get up off the bathroom.

  • Percy Gryce

    “the other big three”?

    What about backgammon, Jazzercise, and klezmer?

  • Percy Gryce

    Make it so, Number One.

  • Percy Gryce

    Wow, even the box fan–that we just met!–get a higher rating than Mr. Konnichiwa. Trouble in paradise?

  • Percy Gryce

    I’m rewatching the Battlestar Galactica reboot. I feel one of the Final Five Cylons.

  • Claudia King

    I’m enjoying these a lot! And Nintendo definitely won this year’s E3 overall. Even though they only showed one big new IP, all of their other stuff in the works at least seems a little different, creative, and, most importantly, unashamedly *fun*.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Hee hee. 🙂

  • Percy Gryce

    Mrs. Gryce is a Whovian. Mr. Gryce is not.

    Anyway, this helpful Youtube video explains the whole “Don’t Blink” thing:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJT39M8Y2F8

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    No trouble at all 🙂

  • Percy Gryce

    Mike had a kind of Jon Favreau in Swingers thing going on, eh?

  • PruppetMaster33

    Pre-Rec is great, but where is the HitB review about Maleficent and Edge of Tomorrow?!

  • James Robert Thompson

    There’s more Mario maker than what the game floor showed us, they’ve already said that there will be multiple styles including some from other gaming franchises (they hinted specifically at Legend of Zelda)… what exactly that means is unknown, but it’s not just mario 1.

  • Felson

    Great show guys. I agree, the Nintendo presentation was great and it’s the first time I’ve felt interested in one of the new consoles. PS4 and Xbox, I can get most of that same experience better on PC.

  • DrBodyLanguage

    I love GameStation 4.0!

    Really though, another good video. Nintendo dominated.

    Also, off topic, but boo UBIsoft for what they done did with that thar PC game port.

  • stryker1121

    The problem I had with the presentation was lack of gameplay explanation. As in, “This looks pretty, but how do you play it?”

  • stryker1121

    Crackdown is another Xbox-only game with the possibility for some fun and ingenuity. The original is pretty great.

  • MK

    I think they should take a page from spore, and allow players to create creatures/plants which than can be used to populate worlds.

  • Studio Executive

    Could have had a montage…

  • MK

    I never liked zombies but I wouldn’t say I’m tired of them either. I would like them to fade out though so we can get a new fad going. Hopefully It’ll be space games or dinosaurs. Oh god lease let it be dinosaurs.

  • 420HitlersAssGoblin69

    I can’t do a point by point rebuttal for genres I don’t play and know anything about but re: your good picks for the last console generation:
    Mirror’s Edge – cashing in on Parkour becoming a thing in the mid-late 2000’s like so many other titles, just did it best. See also Assassin’s Creed. Surf maps in counterstrike did it first.
    Bioshock – System Shock with a severe case of the dumb-downs. Neither new nor innovative (Mirror’s Edge at least did new things with its trendy gimmick) nor particularly admirable.
    Portal – Picked up by Valve as essentially a remake of a student team game development project Nabarcular Drop. Again the idea comes from a tiny, in this case even amateur and unfunded team. Again it explodes on PC before finding its way to consoles.
    Bayonetta – Unusual in the west, maybe. Otherwise it is pretty much comparable to a Devil May Cry type of game with distinct aesthetics and characters as far as I understand (NB never played Bayonetta and have only passing familiarity with jap stuff so I might be dead wrong on this)

    Your own examples hardly support your argument for AAA developers being the fonts of creativity and newness in the gaming world. The effects of managerial stagnation and focus group driven development transcend genre.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Oh shit, I just noticed the “See More” option. Mike with a baby worries me…

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    If you look closely, you can see he isn’t holding the baby properly. It could get neck strain.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Aka non-alcoholic Mike?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Fucking cats, man.

    HOW DO THEY WORK?

  • 420HitlersAssGoblin69

    I had to google Atlus and they look pretty small with basically just that series the Persona games are in, but if you look up Square Enix on wikipedia they hold so many different IPs the list of released SE videogames is split into four different pages. Apparently they own Eidos. They are as triple-A as EA or Ubisoft, quality of output doesn’t enter into it.

    If deep, balanced, meaningful strategic gameplay, less mass-market and more interesting RPGs, and the shiniest slickest shooters appeal to you, it’s only natural to gravitate towards the PC. Give in to your nerdery, and join the dark side! http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/508/702/812.jpg

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Would E3 or Blizzcon be worse?

    They’d have to listen to Jay Mohr and World of Warcraft fans at Blizzcon.

  • fuckstick

    Some people Evens move there. Isn’t that Rich? WWWHHHHHHHAAAAAATTTTTTT!!!!!

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Yeahhhhhh… I just hate Windows. 🙂 Sigh.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Well, at least he isn’t throwing it against the wall of the HITB set.

  • Remy

    Say what you will, but arguably the highlight of the conference was a little gem on the Xbox One: Ori and the Blind Forest. It’s an absolutely gorgeous indie-platformer from MoOn Studios and boasts a beautiful soundtrack, a touching story with characters that I cared about, vibrant color palate with striking art design, and fluid animation all with tight, responsive gameplay. The demo I played multiple times at E3 felt quite polished and played great.

    I couldn’t help but think MoOn Studios was paying homage to the great Hayao Miyazaki in the intro. In under a 2-minute trailer, they sold me on the hauntingly beautiful and immersive atmosphere they created including a genuinely emotional moment that quite honestly took me by surprise. I like my triple-A games as much as the next guy, but this indie gem damn near stole the show for me.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Jaaaaaaaaaaason!
    (don’t slap me please. I couldn’t help it.)

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Naked Mario Kart 8 with Rich Evans, After Dark.

  • jaymanxyz2

    Wait….that ain’t Rick Berman. What is with Ricks?

  • Taylor J.

    You have to remember that people have been asking for the Halo 2 Anniversary Edition since the Halo: CE Anniversary came out. If you were a Halo fan you’d see how big of a demand there was for it. And the hype for the Master Chief collection is absolutely massive.

  • Admiral Bone-to-Pick

    Karoo-scant?

  • Mijk

    Yeah, Donkey Kong Arcade and Super Mario Galaxy is basically the same game… both starring Mario.
    Not like Madden 2006 compared to Madden 2012, these are the real masterpieces that made the difference.

  • Percy Gryce

    Hey, that’s Sammy.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    I just noticed that Jay joined in on Rich and Jack’s Twitch stream of “The Binding of Isaac”, and he was even the one playing the game!
    This warms the cockles of my little heart. ._. Aghhh, Jay, don’t make me go all shoujo on you!

  • I can’t speak to AC, MGS or COD, but Halo really shouldn’t be lumped in there based on your complaints. After Halo 3 launched in 2007, Halo went away from the main character of the series for 3 games. In that time, there was a Halo RTS, a somewhat non-linear FPS with a distinct change in art, music, tone and a new group of characters (ODST), and another FPS that again changed it’s art, tone, music, characters, and added some new core gameplay features to both single and multiplayer (Reach). They’ve even tried adapting the series to a twin sticks shooter, though it was generally considered a failure.

    Yes they’re now back on Master Chief’s story, but he was totally gone from the series for 5 years. And if you think about it, you can imagine why 343 would want to go back to the familiar series protagonist. It’s a new company taking over one of gaming’s biggest franchises, there’s a lot riding on these next few Halo games.

  • Alex Lee

    I don’t know…Transformers 4 is poised to fuck up space, robots, AND dinosaurs.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    In spite of that, I did kind of like the look and sound design of the one they showed in this video. 😀

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    I just noticed that Jay joined in on Rich and Jack’s Twitch stream of
    “The Binding of Isaac”, and he was even the one playing the game!
    This warms the cockles of my little heart. ._. Aghhh, Jay, don’t make me go all shoujo on you!

  • Joe

    3. I do not like MGS as I enjoy playing games.
    Ha, shots fired.

    Agree to disagree on LBP, the charm and other elaborate mechanics (like gears, switches, pistons, ropes, fires, electricity, stickers, costumes, ability to design enemies, etc) make up for that for me. But I will concede it’s not as tight control-wise as Mario or Meat Boy. However, I should point out though that Meat Boy has had a level editor out for a while now:
    http://supermeatboy.com/tag/level%20editor/

    So you should definitely check that out, if you have the game on steam that’s where the “Super Meat World” levels come from.

    Anyway thanks very much for the personal response. You guys are awesome, keep up the great work.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Is that like taste of Italy?

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    What the… I tried to delete this comment (in order to move it to a different spot), and that just makes it anonymous instead?? A pox on this befuddling interface!
    Welp… now there’s twice as much gushing for the price of one.
    Dammit…

  • LelouchtheFilial

    And they BOTH put on weight.
    Interesting parallel.

  • King

    These two together are not funny

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Limbo had some amazing atmosphere and style to it and this looks the same.Shame the developers frame all that in such boring storytelling device(in indie game realm that is)

  • That would make a lot of sense, but the problem is the spore editor is a pretty sophisticated thing in and of itself. I doubt the team behind this indie game could program something like that.

  • I wonder if these two hack frauds have even played Demon’s / Dark Souls? Would love to know what they think of them. Two of my favorite games of the past generation.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    True, I’m just a sucker for music and atmosphere. And this was reminding me of some of the horror games I liked.

  • sepiajack

    Some of use even believe we ARE human.

  • Isaac Mitchell

    Hey, there is a free online Mario game that lets you make your own levels, and It’s been around for years. no need to buy a Wii U now! http://www.pouetpu-games.com/

  • Tyson Gray

    Ok, my bad, I didn’t explain it fully…
    The art style in the 3rd game and after was a different style with large-headed, thin-necked characters, in a sort of angular cartoon style. They updated the graphics of the originals in this style for the special editions.

    The originals had a much different art style (i.e. besides the fact that they were less detailed because of when they were made)… you can see this clearly in the close-ups of characters in the game, as well as the art style of the original box packaging. They were in a different (I guess you could say less cartoony) style. The special editions even updated the box art from the more realistic style of the originals to the angular cartoony style (including the changes to how Guybrush is portrayed as well).

    So what I would have liked in the special editions would have been updated, more detailed graphics, but still in the art style of the originals (i.e. where people looked like actual people with a very slight cartoony look, rather than the angular out-and-out cartoons of the later Monkey Islands).

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Clean-shaven Mike.

  • JFM

    As far as LBP3 goes, if they give the capabilities to allow treansfering data between levels and maybe a better water material I’d be satisfied. I don’t see it being as big a jump as 2 was from 1 though.

  • Tyson Gray

    Probably easier if I include some pics…
    Screenshot from the original and then same shot from the special edition:

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Deleted double comments are normal here for a multitude of reasons. No need to stress 🙂

    Typos, on the other hnad, are Swiftly dealt with.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    I look forward to that. :3

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Given what I’ve seen of those films so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if that was meant quite literally.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    “Is there anyone dumb enough who’s gonna buy a console just because it’s a different fucking color? It does the same shit.”

    Apple says otherwise, Rich. You underestimate the masses.

  • woknokmokpok

    I think it is because people are like sheep. They see other people complaining and it becomes the popular thing to do. Although I love Plinketts Star Wars reviews, I think a lot of people take that same mindset and apply it to anything, whether it is deserved or not. For example, remember how everyone hated Leonardo DiCaprio after Titanic? Years later, everybody loves him again. I think there is a similar vibe going on now with Shia Labeouf. It’s popular to hate sequels now, but the hate isn’t always deserved.

  • Jake Mandes

    I’m interested in Bloodborne because I like the Souls series, but it’ll have to be amazing for me to buy a PS4.

  • Hieronymus Friedrich von Münch

    if you played the first one on the ps1 when it came out you will forgive them for anything they do in the sequels and buy every single one.

  • Hieronymus Friedrich von Münch

    The problem with dragon age 2 is that they made it in 6 months with recycled assets from the first one, it had about 3 locations and lasted for about 4 hours. it was basically dlc for the price of a full game.

  • Well. You know the old saying “Jay and Mike are frauds”.

  • Jason

    Just to be clear I was being facetibitious. I am not to be taken sesiourly.

  • Alex Lee

    Nintendo too, and they’ve been doing that for twenty years.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Is Ice-T a power bottom?

  • Alex Lee

    Hmmm, robots and dinosaurs in a space orgy? That’d actually be a cinematic masterpiece!

  • Thanatos2k

    What does that even mean? Of course it’s the same series. It’s a different game. As such, it’s game 4. The Wii game is game 5.

  • Junkie

    I think he’s more of a fan of the R. Kelly route of loving.

  • Percy Gryce

    NGO.

  • Thanatos2k

    What we’re going to find out from Mario maker is that Nintendo is WAY better at level design than random schlubs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH2wGpEZVgE

    Will ANY of that be going through people’s heads as they slap 50 goombas in a row because 1ups!?

  • Thanatos2k

    MGS1 was a game. A great game. MGS4 was the one that wasn’t a game and deserves infinite ridicule.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Colors! Yaaaay! *claps hands and jumps up and down* 😀

    (disclaimer: I do enjoy pretty colors for my handhelds, but it’s not going to make me buy a next-gen console if I wouldn’t otherwise.)

  • Thanatos2k

    “Because Nintendo doesn’t pump out a major Mario/Zelda/Metroid title every year to maintain brand recognition”

    Uh, yes they do. Last year it was Super Mario 3D World. The year before it was New Super Mario Bros U. This year it’s Mario Kart 8 and Mario Party 10 (TEN!). And so on.

    Mario Kart 8 is no massive improvement, it’s just yet another samey iteration of Mario Kart 64. Double Dash is the only one that dared to change things, and that change was swiftly suppressed by the next entry.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Alright, Buck Plankchest.

  • Thanatos2k

    Did you miss the stream? They played Dark Souls.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    *buries face in hands* YES. I really, really hate MGS4. Wish I could forget everything that happens after 1 when it comes down to it.

  • RaptorRex888

    Colourful ≠ Automatic Good Game.

    Very simplistic and regurgitated response.

  • RaptorRex888

    ‘MGS1 was a game. A great game.’

    So were 2 & 3.

  • RaptorRex888

    Yes, dinosaurs would be good.

  • RaptorRex888

    but muh aesthetics

  • RaptorRex888

    I disagree, its just getting harder to find the good games since they are being drowned in the sea of the mediocre and derivative, games like The Witcher 3, Bloodborne, Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain, Alien: Isolation, Evolve, Dragon Age: Inquisition and the console exclusive look pretty good as well.

  • nintendo fucking won. hands down. this year will be the year of the stache

  • eumoria

    this was so great please please keep making video game reviews 🙂 long time viewer, huge game nerd

  • maggit

    The same baby he cooked in a microwave? The baby they threw into boiling water?

  • Butt

    Just regarding PreRec in general, I’d love to see their archived live streams from Twitch uploaded to blip or something. For money reasons I refuse to update my computer to something that can handle the new Adobe Flash… so I’m missing out on hours of content… I can’t face reality, pls, I need the distraction.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    do you even lift?

  • Adam Berck

    Calling Titanfall a COD rip off is pretty unfair. I mean you might as well call any game with a realistic aesthetic and guns a COD rip off. It’s minor point but it sort of bothered me. I’m not saying you have to like the game I’m just saying be honest.

  • Adam Berck

    Dead Island 2 is being made by the developers of Spec Ops the Line. Probably will suck but it might be deep deconstruction of zombies and why we are the monsters all along.

  • Inkall

    True, but being colourful on top of what looks like a fairly solid idea for a game is very refreshing these days. Pretty much every nintendo game is colourful but games like splatoon seem interesting on top of that.

    They could still end up garbage but here’s hoping they won’t.

  • backwards7

    I’ve decided that the best job in the world belongs to the guy who designs the A.I. for zombie games. I’m going to call him Steven:

    STEVEN: “As you can see here from this demo the zombies advance relentlessly towards player showing no regard for their environment, occasionally getting trapped in the walls of buildings as a result of buggy programming.”

    GENERIC HEAD OF SOFTWARE COMPANY: “My god Steven, you’ve done it again. Sometimes I think that a man of your copious talents should be developing the A.I. on projects where players fight living opponents, but you seem to be happy here in our state of the art undead A.I. department with its private cinema and chocolate fountain. Anyway we were thinking of doing a vampire-themed game next.”

    STEVEN: “Vampires aren’t too hot at the moment. I say we stick with making zombie games.”

    GENERIC HEAD OF SOFTWARE COMPANY: “Right you are. Carry on.”

    (Steven cashes enormous cheque. Retires to the Bahamas).

  • I don’t know if I fully agree with you, would you count the GameBoy version of Mega Man II as a wholly separate game than the NES’s Mega Man II? While it’s true changes have been made, they have been more made out of necessity than anything else.

  • RaptorRex888

    I also hope that all the games shown at E3 end up being good but reality dictates otherwise, but to judge a game simply upon its colour content/aesthetics/art style is silly and simplistic to me. The generic shooters/action games mentioned have many other glaring faults that are actively harmful to gaming as a medium apart from its colour palette. To boil it down to ‘brown & grey is bad’ ‘colourful cheery games are good’ is doing a massive disservice to gaming.

  • RaptorRex888

    “Our protagonist cuts them down like they’re butter, and they really are pretty useless”

  • Meester Smeeth

    Yeah, and the Mii version captures that perfectly.

  • Booger

    I thought Witcher 2 was ok. Nothing more. Slow and no sense of identity clashed with the decent combat solid writing. 3 needs to win me over.

  • Moses McSamson

    Wut, no Mass Effect 3 reference? What a letdown. Like Mass Effect 3.

  • Jason Andrew Wendleton

    We need more dinosaur games*

    *That don’t suck.

  • Hieronymus Friedrich von Münch

    COD is just a medal of honor rip-off anyway.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    From the guys who brought you Doc of the Dead: “I’m officially sick of zombies…I’ll be glad if I never see them again” and ” I hope that they’re over soon”

  • My ex wife

    With a bit of luck, your life is ruined forever.

  • Wade Wojcik

    You sir, are mistaken. There was most definitely a Zelda release at the launch of the Wii, Twilight Princess. A huge system seller and one of the best games for the Wii.

    And if you think Hyrule Warriors will be as bland as the archery game, you must not be a Zelda fan.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    that’s like winning the paralympics.

  • StopThinkingBrainUrGoingToHurt

    Fuck You

  • Thanatos2k

    3, perhaps. 2….not so much.

  • Ben Heckendorn

    The first rule of media is: Nobody wants anything new, ever.

  • Ragged Gypsy

    The whole big press conference aspect to E3 is one of the reasons I despise the video game pop-culture.

    “Hey guys, all the Halo games in one pack! No dead horse here to beat!” *crowd loses their minds in exci

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Yea, no begrudgement to Halo fans on this.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    I thought Halo 1 had some charm. The odd endearing quality of the enemies + the slightly ethereal Scifi ambience gave it a unique appeal to me. It’s one of the only fps I’ve ever given more than a passing play-trial to (old-timey Wolfenstein and Doom being the others).
    Imo Halo showed that extra personality in an fps could spread its appeal far beyond the range of players who usually even like that type of game.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    True. That newer art style put me off from even trying these games. The old version looks nice to me though (I miss the 90s aesthetics in so many ways…).

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    But… but… what about the other people? ._.

  • Alex Lee

    Rich’s point was that every game has to have The Dark Knight aesthetic. It’s dark, lots of shadows, high graphical capacity (you know, to get all those different shades of red: the very dark red, the dark red, the crimson, the scarlet, the bright red, etc.), brooding, serious, fate of the world is at stake, and so on. So, to see a triple A game that doesn’t do it is neat to see.

  • Alex Lee

    This is Rich’s point, essentially. Also, Jack and Rich should watch Extra Credtis because it’s written by a game designer and a lot of it is focused on the technical aspects of games. I think that kind of insight can really help with these reviews.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oK8UTRgvJU&feature=kp

  • Septawn

    I was originaly going to buy a PS4 after MGSV came out, but now Im going to buy it when Bloodborne comes out. I love the Souls series too much not to, and I still have faith in From Soft.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    You know how we used to make fun of sports games, because they were basically the same game every year with better graphics and different statistics?

    Kinda feels like the same thing for shooters, both those franchises.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    I have the strong feeling that everyone was ripping each other off when all of a sudden WW2 shooters were popping up everywhere. And then at some point someone thought “These WW2 shooters are fun, but we should do a modern shooter!” and then everyone made modern shooters.

  • Chris K

    The creaters of Limbo make one sort of sequel with different mechanics, completely different graphics and a new story and you think it’s just the same crap. But if Nintendo makes another fucking POS Smash Bros game that’s completely different. What a pathetic fanboy

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    I looked up the trailer because of your comment, and it looks wonderful. Thanks!

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    Anyone else miss space simulation games? Man…

  • That is a dead on Mike.

  • Welcome Back Otter

    There wolf. There castle.

  • whip

    Actually, I think there are quite a lot of people who want new stuff. I think what you said is the common misconception of the people who make media. Which is why they keep regurgitating the same crap.

  • whip

    How bad could your computer be if you can’t handle flash and playing videos from Twitch? Is it from this Century?

  • perfectlyreasonabletoo

    “There was most definitely a Zelda release at the launch of the Wii, Twilight Princess”

    It was a Gamecube game with widescreen support and jerk-off motion controls tacked on. I bought the Wii version, threw my hands up in disgust after the first dungeon, then bought the Gamecube version and finished it.

  • You know I definitely think Pre-Rec is going to be one of my favourite shows on this site. Love having Rich and Jack feeding off each other.

    I’ve been trying to avoid all the E3 coverage. I get the feeling I’d look at it and go ‘I want to review it, but can’t afford it!’ Till then I’ll be fine with what I have till we get some funding.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Wellllll, it’s more complicated when you’re continuing a franchise (then you get the same-yet-not-same impossible contradiction). On the other hand, pretty much everyone would like for new and interesting IPs to come into the market at regular intervals. If only?

  • Batman: Arkham Knight appears to be having the same problem other AAA series (most notably, Dead Space) have had as they progress.

    The first game is fun and original and does something new; the second game builds on that, but has a bit more over-the-top action to broaden appeal; the third game becomes a straight-up action game and forgets what made the series special in the first place.

    Rocksteady has proven they can make great games and that they “get” Batman. Mechanical recreations of their ideas (Batman: Arkham Origins) don’t work because they’re missing that special something. But Arkham Knight is going to have to have more than action Batmobile sequences to live up to the pedigree of its predecessors.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    So, I guess Facebook was down for a while? I think some thought the end of the world was near…

    http://youtu.be/FiDlNa8YWPM

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Jabba cleans up pretty well.

  • Richter Belmont

    SSB is not bad by any means, they are good and fun games. However, I do agree that they don’t seem to change a lot with each title. For that reason, I’m probably not going to get the upcoming one, especially not with the current announced rooster.

  • Richter Belmont

    Twilight Princess was not really a Wii game, it was released for Gamecube as well. And honestly, I have not cared much for Zelda since Majora’s Mask, wich is my favorite game. Wind Waker was pretty good, Twilight Princess was for the most part good, but I didn’t even bother finishing Skyward Sword. I remember I got it for Christmas some years ago, I played for about 2-3 hours and just stopped playing. Picked it up again last summer and finished some dungeons and bosses (I think I just finished the desert one), and then I completely lost interest and haven’t bothered playing more of it.

    By the way, Hyrule Warriors looks like another generic Dynasty Warriors clone like Bleach Soul Resurrection and One Piece Pirate Warriors. Its cool that they have set it in a Zelda universe, but other than that it’s not exactly promising. Its quite frankly not even a Zelda game by the looks of it. We’ll see how it turns out.

  • EpictheEpicest .

    The problem with games is that developers are now holding their best technology back so that they can release the same game with better graphics the following year and make 2x the money. It’s the same formula that made Apple successful selling new versions of the Ipod/Iphone each year. They won’t care to change though because idiots keep eating this shit up.

  • Duckler

    Ooh, I saw that too. I just thought it didn’t like inanity.

  • RaptorRex888

    Yeah he’s pretty good, I really enjoy MrBTongue’s videos as well.

  • RaptorRex888

    I was actually pleasantly surprised by this E3 (apart from the conferences) there are a lot of actual good looking games shown at the stage demos that have me pretty interested:

    -The Witcher 3
    -Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
    -Bloodborne
    -Dragon Age: Inquisition (Please don’t suck like 2 did, please)
    -Lichdom: Battlemage
    -Styx: Master of Shadows
    -Splatoon
    -No Man’s Sky
    -Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Technically not a new game, but still)
    -Sunset Overdrive
    -Alien: Isolation
    -Darkest Dungeon

    I will remain cautiously optimistic instead of blindly hyping though, as I know firsthand the disappointment that unfolds if you do.

  • Piecewise

    Not even a word about phantom dust? Or bloodborne? Disappointing.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I just want to take a staple gun and give George Lucas the neck he deserves.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I wonder if the gaming industry is like the fashion industry, where there are spies who figure out what other design houses are doing so no one goes too off trend.

  • Ragged Gypsy

    The first footage I’ve seen of this game was the bat-tank in this episode. My thoughts are “Congratulations, you’ve made Batman into a war game.”

    I don’t know if this is indicative of where game culture is going or where society is going.

  • Emedan

    WHAT THE DICK? BLOODBORNE?

  • aRunning_Maniac

    Rocksteady didn’t develop the third game. Just thought I would inform you of this.

  • David

    None of those are the same genre and all of them present great improvements on the game mechanics over the last one, even though the setting remains the same (Um, the Mushroom Kingdom) for branding purposes; but among those you’ll always find the new franchises proposing new ways to play/experiences: Splatoon, The Wonderful 101, Pushmo, Dillon, etc.

  • David

    No, it’s more akin to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red Team/Blue Team, one on DS, the other one on GBA.

    And while they are established as having significant differences, they both present the same “for” pun (Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and Super Smash Bros. 4 3DS), so it’s quite likely that both are identified as two versions of the same entry in the series even among the Nintendo/Namco development team.

  • David

    As much as I like that to be the case, Xenoblade X will probably attract classic Japanese RPG fans and those who played the previous entry; and that’s not a lot of people; a niche inside another niche.

  • David

    After what happened with The Wonderful 101– Can’t blame them…

  • Fuck Off Ghost

    I turned down playing ESO because i fucking hated the beta

  • BarryTheMasterOfSandwich

    Nintendo had a great showing for the first time in a while. I regret not taking up an opportunity to buy a WiiU off a guy I know for 200 bucks a couple of months ago. Damnit.

  • Robby

    Imagining this video going up on IGN makes me giggle. There would be so much fanboy butthurt. Still, it’s funny that, as Jack pointed out, they commiserated over the endless sequels companies put out, and then gushed about Nintendo, whose library is 99% sequels and reboots of the same four or five characters from twenty years ago. Different generations I guess.

  • Robby

    I agree completely. I kept waiting for them to explain what you do in the game. Is it just an exploration game? There are procedurally-generated worlds, but what do you do there?

  • WrongWithYourFace
  • Robby

    At east half of those games come from very competent companies, so I think as long as you don’t buy into the hype, you’ll be fine. Usually when I’m interested in a game, I’ll ignore it as much as possible.

  • Robby

    Yeah, remember when that was a thing? It seems like no one talks about ESO anymore.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    Well once in a while a company tries to do the next cool thing, like when they made Battlefield 2142 and then… wasn’t BF Vietnam an expansion on that? Right around when several Vietnam games were released…

  • Alex Lee

    Back when they were trying to sell the Wii-U, they could have made that joke, but it’s old now.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    It always amuses me when people freak out about something like that. I closed my laptop and went out for a while, following Mike’s example of playing outside…

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    Betas aren’t usually good judges of how a game will be. I was in the Star Trek Online beta and was so turned off that I didn’t try it again until this year and it somewhat pleasantly surprised me. It’s improved over the years. Still not great, but not as bad as I remember.

    But I think ESO broke that rule. That beta left no room for optimism for me.

  • Evil Octopus

    These are really good, keep making them. I would like the idea of you all reviewing newer games from each platform each episode. Don’t forget PC games bitch i mean rich.

  • Evil Octopus

    Do what I say.

  • I thought that was a sequel to “Viewtiful Joe” when I saw it on the shelf.

    I also never saw a commercial for it.

  • David

    ? Codename: S.T.E.A.M., Splatoon, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Wolly World, Devil’s Third, Captain’s Toad, Bayonetta 2. You should check your math.

  • Robby

    Hyrule Warriors is a Zelda game. Mario Maker is a Mario game. Yoshi’s Wooly World is a Yoshi game. Captain’s Toad is also from the Mario universe. This is my point. They just come out with new games from the same tired franchises. I’m not saying they’re bad games, because they aren’t. I’m saying they have very little in the way of interesting third party games to me. People love Nintendo, and I’m happy for them. But they aren’t doing almost anything to get someone like me interested in their ecosystem. My days playing mascot platformers have been done since I finished Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis when I was three or four.

    Devil’s Third looked kind of interesting, but seeing them switch from third person to first when aiming was really unappealing.

  • David

    You said: “99% sequels and reboots”, an arbitrary percentage and a conditional statement that does not work, that’s why I replied ‘check your math’, but even if I don’t take the comment literally you’ll be wrong, those are not sequels nor reboots. Some of them are set in the Mushroom Kingdom universe but it goes beyond across several genres, artstyles and game mechanics, the other is from based from the Zelda games but it’s made as a Musou game. And beyond that you ignore the rest: Bayonetta it’s a character from 2010; Codename: S.T.E.A.M. is a new IP, Splatoon too, so is Devil’s Third. And again, remember I was replying to the fallacy you stated, not your opinion.

  • Thanatos2k

    No, it’s more like Pokemon Blue/Red and Pokemon Yellow. Yellow was a different game, not just a few token changes.

  • Thanatos2k

    So what? He said Nintendo doesn’t pump out another Mario/Zelda/Metroid title every year – when they most certainly do.

  • Thanatos2k

    Hyrule Warriors is a rehash mash up. Bayonetta 2 is a sequel. Yoshi’s Wolly World is either a Yoshi’s Story sequel or a Kirby’s Epic Yarn sequel, and a reboot rehash of both. Mario Maker is a rehash sequel MAKER.

    Also all those games you just mentioned? None of them are in the actual system library because none of them are out. Plus you didn’t mention all the other games that they’re making that ARE sequels and reboots, you know like Mario Kart 8, Mario Party 10 (TEN!), the next Zelda, the next Smash Brothers, Star Fox, and so on and so on and so on.

  • Bob Borries

    I thoroughly enjoyed these fine young men’s conversation, but I’m over 50.

  • UnShame

    I can’t say they’re passionate about video games, they’re brushing off 90% of them just because they think it’s not innovative or colorful enough. They are more like mildly interested.
    And I don’t think people who use the phrase “When’s the next X? Nobody cares about Y!” ever mean it.

  • John G

    What no love for Bloodborne and the amazing MGSV trailer.

  • Ogrot

    Best episode, yet. You guys look real comfortable, maybe you should use Rich’s dilapidated office more often.

  • RaptorRex888

    You’re really, really reaching and straying into blind fanboy territory if you don’t accept the first party Nintendo games as sequels or games set in the same series.

    Also Bayonetta is a sequel, period. Doesn’t speak to the games quality or lack thereof but that is just a fact, it being from 2010 makes no difference.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    No, only the people who turn “When’s the next X?” into an ironic catchphrase don’t mean it.
    I see comments all the time on Youtube that STILL demand new Plinkett reviews.

  • Hieronymus Friedrich von Münch

    me too. i didn’t hate it per say but there wasn’t much interesting about it, and it seemed to be built on the same engine as that horrible star wars one which was worrying. odd how landmark rpgs apparently don’t convert well into mmorpgs.

  • Hieronymus Friedrich von Münch

    yeah it doesn’t seem right, like the consumers are overplaying their hand. be cool guys, if they know you’ll go nuts over anything they’ll start pedalling crap..oops, too late.

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    This is why I really respect games like Guild Wars 2 or Path of Exile, which have tried to do different things, even if neither are necessarily perfect.

    Standard MMO gameplay was alright 8 years ago, but it’s very stale now. Grind merely for the sake of grind isn’t nearly as attractive as it was, and I don’t even mean this ironically.

    When I tried the ESO beta I had a really hard time not seeing it as being basically Everquest with some mostly superficial aspects just to make it Elder Scrolls looking. This is the problem with the newish Star Wars MMO, TOR, which has lovely production quality but very unremarkable gameplay.

  • ruddha

    A breash of freth air. Rich for president.

  • David

    Again read to what I replied, it’s perfectly clear in my previous comment how I was debunking the fallacious statement of “99% sequels and reboots of the same four or five characters from twenty years ago”, but I’ll break it down for you: My choosing of Bayonetta as an example was to get rid of the “twenty years” remark, “Captain’s Toad” and “Hyrule Warriors” are spinoffs not sequels nor reboots, finally Devil’s Third, Codename: STEAM and Splatoon, which all of them work in every way.

    And I’d be naive to accept something that simply isn’t true, your latest comment is even more troublesome as you go as broad as mentioning “first party Nintendo games”. Check any release list to check your facts. (Hint: You should include 3DS first party and publishing endeavors too due your generalization)

  • sbf2009

    No mention of Xenoblade? Come on, guys.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    What does an evil octopus do when RLM doesn’t listen? You can’t just go out making empty threats and simple squirts of ink!

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    …… Tentacle-porn? ._. (immediately turns beet-red)

  • Jeremy

    i miss Meg White

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    No, that’s the Adventurous Octopus you’re talking about. Evil Octopus needs different stimulation.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Oo oo, simultaneous 8-arm tickling??
    Just IMAGINE the sounds that would come out of Rich Evans. <3 It would be the most beautiful death scene ever filmed!

  • Mister_Misinformed

    “every step forward in videogames has been the result of relatively large companies for the time”

    Tetris, developed by one guy in the Soviet Union

  • Stef

    AAA? AA Abrams?

  • 420HitlersAssGoblin69

    are you fucking autistic and incapable of comprehending that “99% sequels” is an obvious exaggeration for argumentative / comedic effect and not a number arrived at through tedious cataloging and research

  • David

    My first comment in this thread was kind of tongue-in-cheek too, for that reason I didn’t elaborate beyond the “check your math” part, but as you can see, everyone jumped to argue how that point was somehow factually accurate.

    Anyway, you seem very unsettled. Go outside, take a break.
    A breash of freth air might do you good.

  • PruppetMaster33

    If Tony Soprano was a video game and film nerd he would be Rich Evans. Love ya bud.

  • PruppetMaster33

    see

  • Jason Ross

    I thoyught this series was called PRE-REC Viously Orded
    Stpo it hack freuds

  • HNSZ

    “Stpo it hack freuds”

    That must have been a… fraudian slip.

  • harumph

    Explore, trade, shoot things. What do you want to do exactly?

  • Oh, I love endless masses of brown and gray everywhere. How can you not? I mean, it looks SOOOOOO realistic, because we all know that colors don’t exist in real life…

    At least Nintendo and Sony seem do be doing stuff that’s interesting. Especially with Mario Maker, it’s kind of a classic example of Nintendo giving us something familiar while injecting something new into it. The highlights of the Sony conference for me was definitely Grim Fandango and Bloodborne.

    Speaking of, I already kinda wrote this on another video, but really enjoyed the Dark Souls livestream…for the most part.

    Not that you guys did anything wrong, but the godawful advice you were getting from the chat seemed to make the game a more miserable experience for both of you than it’s (normally) supposed to be. As much as I love seeing people go into the game blind, I can’t help but feel you’d have enjoyed it more if you were just playing it on your own time without people telling you to pump Resistance or run past the enemies, especially Rich.

  • Alex Lee

    Is resistance a stat to reduce magical damage? Cause it looked like they needed points in something to increase speed or reduce armor weight penalty or something (don’t have the game myself, so I’m making a bunch of guesses).

  • Alex Lee

    I wanna see Jay play Resident Evil just to see him react to the terrible voice acting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a41TAy7RfVI

  • Old Ben

    I agree. I would watch a whole play through with Jay. He might need Rich and Jacks help on the puzzles though. I also really want to see Jay play Night Trap.

  • It increases your resilience to certain status ailments and effects, but just BARELY. It’s such a low amount, that for that reason alone, it’s essentially a useless stat. But on top of that, status ailments are relatively easy to cure, and a few other stats will also buff your resistances while also increasing their specialized attribute.

    Leveling up any stat in DS is a big deal, because the amount of souls (points) required to level up steadily increases as your level goes up. On top of that, in DS1, you can’t re-invest your points if you’ve found you’ve made a mistake or wanted to invest in a different stat. So if you’re going with a warrior build but accidentally invest in Intelligence, you’ve wasted a level, and Resistance is a wasted level for any build in the game.

    Some of the more mean-spirited players will tell first-timers to invest in it out of spite. It’s certainly not the worst thing you can do, but it still sucks. They also really shouldn’t have told them to just skip all the enemies in the first area. While you CAN do it, enemies are really relentless, and they’ll swarm you if you’re not careful. Plus, you’ll be severely under-leveled if you try getting through the whole game like that. It’s generally something only speed-runners who know the game like the back of their hand do as a challenge.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash
  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I never realized that hyperbole for the sake of comedy was a logical fallacy.

    I guess he should have done some research before writing his joke.

    http://i.minus.com/iZXp321RZgzLi.gif

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Rich Evans, Jack, and Jay should play this crazy game about some dolphin that saves the Earth from… aliens?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl32FKwf5SQ

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Hey, we all know puke-brown-green is your favorite color! No need to go on and on about it… donkeh.
    The Twitch archives really need some kind of comment function. How else can we pretend we’re actually there live, and they’re totally reading our comments, and will shout out to us in the stream soon, honest. Look, look, I’m chatting… heueheueheheueheu.
    (suffers full-on content withdrawal breakdown…)

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    You know, I think I just confused you with another poster. I really am losing it… Sorry!
    (as a temporarily-sane aside:) It always irks me when people who have played through a game before, back-seat drive those streaming their first play-through. Imo I’d much rather watch someone figure things out for themselves, as that’s often the most interesting part of playing a game. (Although witty trolling can be entertaining if used well.)

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Well, it took me longer than expected [I wasn’t really home the past few days], but here it is. @Domo_Konnichiwa:disqus, @percygryce2:disqus, @sepiajack:disqus, and @lelouchthefilial:disqus, hope you enjoy it. 🙂

    http://i2.minus.com/j5VDkLOJeUyPj.jpg

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Done diddled, Mr. Gryce.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    There are three shows on this webzone…

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Domo is married to Keanu Reeves?

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Shhh. It’s a secret.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I guess the only people that ‘Follow’ Keanu is the paparazzi.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash
  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    *Blush*
    Now I want to seek out more erotic seafood content…

  • Paul Schumann

    The Batman series actually seems like it got hurt from the demand for “improvments” and “not the same old thing.” And the Batman prequels where he keeps getting more and more armored… how are they going to explain how he has no armor in Arkham Asylum? I’d love to get back to the stealthy detective mode. And how about having civilians in the city? or is there some bogus “martial law” plot point to clear the streets?

  • Paul Schumann

    Yager? Spec Ops was a bit heavy handed but was definitely an unforgettable experience. Hmmm

  • Paul Schumann

    Play Verdun! the first WWI shooter, it’s only multiplayer and depends on teamwork with your 4man squad. Loads of fun. It’s on sale on Steam now!

  • hertel

    Mostly thanks to free to play games and MOBAS. If those are the types of games you’re interested in, you go PC. Nearly any other type of game sells better on console. I mean, do I need to point you towards 32 million copies of GTAV sold in a month on both xbox 360 and ps3? Or how about PC being one of the smaller portions of Ubisofts profits last year, only (http://i.imgur.com/xH4YF3A.jpg). And mind you, a smaller portion than the fucking Wii U the year before that. Or how about Watch Dogs selling 50% of its copies on PS4 alone. Or how about Activision investing 500 million dollars in an as of yet console exclusive franchise. Or how about Skyrim selling the vast majority of its copies on consoles (http://www.statisticbrain.com/skyrim-the-elder-scrolls-v-statistics/), while it still is the single most popular multi platform title on steam to this day.

    http://store.steampowered.com/stats/?snr=1_steam_4__110

    That link, by the way, also happens to prove that the vast, VAST majority of revenue on the PC market is due to free to play games and MOBAS. Dota currently has more than the same amount of players as the TOP ONE HUNDRED COMBINED.

  • shuura84

    Love the series so far…

    Two people talking.
    Shot. Reverse shot.
    A Camera. B Camera.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Domo is the fourth most important thing on her own list of important things?


    Compared to most of us sadsacks, that’s pretty high self-esteem. Quite egotistical, actually.

  • Baramos x

    Too bad. It’s cel-shaded.

    Also I can’t believe someone re-posted a comment from 2002.

    Wind Waker is the best Zelda. Deal with it.

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    sporting the “grown-out Shoji Tabuchi”…

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    The anonymity function applied well!

  • Jeremy Davis

    where is my free weekly entertainment, RLM? and when is the next Plinkett review?

  • Jeremy Davis

    two people sitting at a table… two people talking in shot/reverse shot.

  • Booger

    Have you tried Dragon Age: Origins? It’s pretty good.

  • Epifanes

    Four or five times, I’ve lost count. Loved it, liked Awakening very much, hated the sequel. The third one looks promising (at least much better than DA2) but I’m not playing it any time soon since my cheap ass laptop probably won’t have the potency to run it. .

  • faraday
  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    That’s pretty good, sir! But an eight-arm tickling death would give it a run for its money.
    It’s fortunate that Rich Evans is immortal, so we can keep killing him over and over.

  • Percy Gryce

    Very well done. For some reason, I didn’t get an alert when you pinged my name in your message. Fnck Disqus.

  • Percy Gryce

    I’m jonesing here, man. It’s been three weeks since a BOTW and we know there’s not one but two of them in the can–with special out-of-town guests no less!

  • Jennifer Elise Bunnell

    Peasant revolt, anyone? :3 (I’ve got my novelty-pitchfork ready…)

  • dollar store cashier wife

    editing misery takes time.

  • Meester Smeeth

    Quick! Someone make a gif of Annie Wilkes with Rich Evans’ face!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    It’s to hide the fact that I’m dying inside.

  • Kirke

    I admit I started playing Final Fantasy 14 because of how colorful and different looking than your standard MMO it’d been. I definitely don’t regret it, it’s a great game.

  • Thanatos2k

    Free to play garbage is mobile, not PC for the most part.

    Indie games don’t sell better on consoles.
    RTS games don’t sell better on consoles.
    4X games don’t sell better on consoles.
    Hell, strategy games of any kind don’t sell better on consoles.
    MMOs don’t sell better on consoles.
    FPS games SHOULDN’T sell better on consoles.

    Just because a handful of blockbuster AAA console games sell a lot of copies doesn’t mean PC isn’t more popular, because it is.

    I’m sorry that your consoles have lost the battle. They’re trying to do whatever they can to be PCs anyways.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Even Ray Charles saw what you did there.
    And he don’t know nothing about Stephen King!

  • Drain

    “No sense of identity”. I don’t know how you get that from Witcher 2, but ok. I found this to be the best RPG I ever played, although that is also due to the adult content, which is also part of its identity you claim it has no sense of.

  • Drain

    “No sense of identity”. I don’t know how you get that from Witcher 2, but ok. I found this to be the best RPG I ever played, although that is also due to the adult content, which is also part of its identity you claim it has no sense of.

  • Booger

    Dark fantasy isn’t as much an identity as a laurel to rest on. Games have been doing that for years. It has A TON of lore there’s no denying that. What I mean is the gameplay doesn’t feel unique. It feels like a mash of a ton of other fantasy RPGs I’ve already played before. Collecting stuff, killing monsters, and talking to people is something gamers are used to, but it can feel new given the context and design. I felt the Witcher made no attempt to do it’s own thing. (you regularly get fetch quests from a message board…) It doesn’t help that the game is fairly linear for an RPG but that is why I’m keeping my eye on 3, I get to explore and have autonomy on a greater level. My favorite RPG is probably Fallout 3.

  • as well as many side projects like Game Station 2.0, Best Of The Worst etc. :3

  • Mojo

    only thing there (that I saw) that interests me is Witcher 3

  • Thanatos2k

    It’s shot for efficiency rather than artistic purposes.

  • shuura84

    Too bad they didn’t add anything to make the frames interesting in post-production…

    Well, actually with Rich Evans you don’t have to.

  • Veteran of the Psychic Wars

    Hey, what’s going on? Where are the movies?! What the fuck is an EB?!!

  • The King Of Space

    Witcher than you are.

  • Pulp

    A Japanese appetizer game?

  • joey

    I wonder what they think aboot farcry:blood dragon??

  • DeColonise

    Good sum up!

  • BamaUndergrad

    Really enjoying this series, keep it up! What did you guys think of what they showed of the Witcher 3 at E3? That game may be my reason to invest in a next gen console when it comes out.

  • hertel

    “Free to play garbage is mobile, not PC for the most part.”

    DOTA2 and LoL are free to play, smart guy.

    “Indie games don’t sell better on consoles.”

    Let’s take a look at the quintessential PC indie game, shall we? Minecraft: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-06-26-minecrafts-console-versions-have-now-outsold-minecraft-on-pc-mac

    WELL HOW ABOUT THAT.

    “Hell, strategy games of any kind don’t sell better on consoles.”

    Well no fucking shit.

    “FPS games SHOULDN’T sell better on consoles.”

    And yet, they do.

    “Just because a handful of blockbuster AAA console games sell a lot of copies doesn’t mean PC isn’t more popular”

    Nearly every console version of any multi-platform categorically outsells the PC version.

    “I’m sorry that your consoles have lost the battle. ”

    This perfectly underlines your ignorance. There is no battle here. Every platform has its place, and they’re all doing fine.

    “They’re trying to do whatever they can to be PCs anyways.”

    And this shows how little you know about hardware and the distinctions between a console and a computer. Go get educated.

  • Thanatos2k

    The fact that there’s millions of dumb gamers out there doesn’t change the facts that the PC is superior and more people are finally seeing the light.

    Those Minecraft numbers are collective too, and only just recently have the consoles matched the PC numbers. Considering how the console versions are definitively inferior, it says a lot about how pathetic console users are, doesn’t it? Minecraft can run on a toaster, and they buy the shit version.

  • Noah Roalson

    Mario Game Creator=LBP Simplified

  • hertel

    Or maybe it says a lot about how completely and utterly ignorant and wrong you are. Maybe the fact that millions upon millions of people still play on consoles speak to the fact that PC ISN’T in fact superior, and the only way “superiority” plays into it is how people such as yourself have a superiority complex. Maybe the fact that the console version (and, like 80% of those consolidated console numbers come from xbox 360 along, seeing as it’s been out for that for a lot longer than it has for the ps3. The ps4 and xbox one version still needs to come out, and once those have been out for long enough, the consolidated console numbers will leave the PC figures in the dust) is so popular should tell you that it is in fact still a fun experience, and that people don’t give a shit about a marginally better game on PC.

    Truly, you are completely and utterly pathetic to think that you have any kind of authority in judging whether millions upon millions of people are playing videogames wrong. It actually blows my mind that people like you exist.

  • Thanatos2k

    PC games have modding. Console versions do not. That makes the PC versions definitively superior. That’s why they call it the Master Race.

  • hertel

    Master Race doesn’t sell shit:

    https://www.ubisoftgroup.com/comsite_common/en-US/images/d20140710032607ubisoft%20q1%20fy15%20english%20finaltcm99154457.pdf

    PS4 brought in more than twice the revenue for Ubisoft than PC did. How shameful. Only one in a long line of cases where consoles sell MANY more copies than PC.

    Also, mods aren’t all that.

  • Lance barfman

    Best edipsode ever

  • Kyle

    Is anyone else just seeing the Banner Saga episode instead of the E3 episode?

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