CA! Radio E3 2017: Microsoft & Top 5 Game Reveals

CA! Radio’s E3 coverage finally concludes with our recap and impressions of Microsoft’s game-filled conference, where Phil Spencer and company revealed the newest addition to the Xbox family, the Xbox One X. That name is terrible.

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CA! Radio E3 2017: Nintendo

CA! Radio’s E3 coverage continues with our recap and impressions of Nintendo’s Direct presentation, which covered a lot of ground for Nintendo Switch fans in under 25 minutes.

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[REVIEW] Adventuring to Syberia 15 Years Late

As someone who never had a PC that was capable of running anything other than World of Warcraft on the lowest setting until 2010, I was mostly oblivious to the point-and-click adventure genre. Over time, I made friends who were heavily into games like Indiana Jones, Leisure Suit Larry, and Police Quest, but I’ve just always been a console guy. The closest I ever got was Maniac Mansion on the NES, which wasn’t even a faithful port of the PC release — thanks to Nintendo deeming certain parts “inappropriate for children.”

I’ve been playing catch-up with the genre ever since, having tackled (and sometimes reviewed) similar games across PC and console. The list of must-plays is seemingly never-ending!

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Friday the 13th: The Game Gets a Free NES Jason Voorhees Skin! YES!

It’s no secret that Friday the 13th: The Game had a rocky launch, mostly due to server issues. The folks at Illfonic and Gun Media would like to apologize to fans of the multiplayer/co-op hybrid in the absolute best way possible — by adding the NES version of Jason Voorhees as a playable skin.

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CA! Radio E3 2017: Sony

CA! Radio’s E3 coverage continues with our recap and impressions of the surprisingly safe PlayStation conference, where we all found plenty to enjoy despite its lack of excitement. This became all the more jarring when we considered how action packed their announcements have been over the last two years.

Aside from the reveals of a full-on Shadow of the Colossus remake and the Monster Hunter series coming back to home consoles, everything shown was either expected, a bit too long-winded, or could certainly do with more narrative assistance on behalf of Sony.

Sadly, the most interesting reveals were reduced to the pre-show, like Yakuza KiwamiHidden Agenda and Undertale coming to PS4 and Vita. And while we all agree that Days Gone is nice to look at, we’re all struggling to find reasons to care.

I, myself, think it’s suffering from a bit of an identity crisis, atop two lackluster showings where the unexplained gameplay scenes treaded entirely too much familiar territory. I can’t shake the feeling I’ve played this game 100 times already and zombie fatigue set in many, many years ago.

But enough context. Let’s dig in!

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CA! Radio E3 2017: Ubisoft

CA! Radio’s E3 coverage continues with our recap and impressions of the surprisingly emotional Ubisoft conference, which not only featured new IP and long-awaited sequels but depicted the company’s reinvigorated artistic vision as they attempt to stave off a corporate takeover by Vivendi.

Witnessing the creative director of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle in tears is perhaps my favorite E3 2017 moment. Here’s a guy who got to live out his dream and work alongside the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto on a Mario game, but not just that — this insane concept of combining Mario and the Rabbids shouldn’t work on paper, but the crowd ate it up and gave it a thunderous applause. The game looks fantastic, to boot!

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