“Whispers and Shouts.”

With E3 approaching, speculation is kicking into full gear, while both upcoming and released games made waves this week. Here’s what caught my attention this week.

  • Fallout 4 E3 Rumors

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No game is more hyped to deliver a home run showing at E3 this year than Bethesda’s insanely anticipated, Fallout 4. Thanks to a German gaming site, reports are swirling that Bethesda will officially reveal Fallout 4 at the end of its E3 press conference in June. The site reports the demo will show off a detailed, closed-doors video of gameplay that will last between 20 and 30 minutes. Keep in mind this is just a rumor, so let’s hope they’re able to deliver. We’ve heard whispers surrounding Fallout 4 for years now, but it seems like the perfect time and climate to drop something into the wild. The current generation of consoles is drooling for a Fallout.

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater is Back

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I wasn’t old enough to experience this franchise in its prime, but this isn’t to say I’m not excited for Tony Hawk. I’ve gridded my way through a fair share of skateboarding games, mainly the likes of the Skate series, and have thoroughly enjoyed what the good ones presented. According to an exclusive first look by Game Informer, the new entry will revisit its Pro Skater roots; the reveal also included plenty of other small and strange details, like the ability to shoot projectiles. My unskilled balance in real life would never allow me to pull-off a perfect Ollie, so consider me on-board for this installment, as long as it can capitalize on modern trends similar to Skate. The game will reportedly hit PS4 and Xbox One first, with PS3 and Xbox 360 versions following later this year.

  • New Star Wars: Battlefront Details

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In light of “May the forth be with you,” EA and DICE have released a few more details surrounding their upcoming shooter. On the official Star Wars Battlefront website, the number of maps that will launch with the multiplayer-centric title, was revealed, along with a bit more insight in to the creation process. EA and DICE has stressed the authenticity of the project nearly every time the game has been spoken of in any official capacity. From the recreation of the actual models to the official sounds featured in the original trilogy, it appears DICE isn’t cutting any corners. The post also went over the creation of the planet Sullust, along with the other confirmed locations such as Hoth, Endor, and Tatooine. It was also confirmed this week by DICE Executive Producer Patrick Bach, that the game won’t feature some familiar mechanics fans of the modern shooter are used to, like aiming down sights, squads, and classes. Star Wars Battlefront is projected to sell 10 million copies with a planned November release and will surely entail an extensive E3 presence in June.

  • Rockstar Approves Modding In Grand Theft Auto 5

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This is where the shouting part of the headline comes into play. Recently the mods for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC have started taking shape, with some pretty impressive results. Though it wasn’t all birds with rocket launchers and flying cars, some players allegedly were getting banned from GTA Online for using mods in single-player. Of course this set the Internet ablaze.  Aside from looking magnificent, a big factor of owning Grand Theft Auto 5 on the PC is to modify the game. Since then, Rockstar has come out with an official statement, declaring their support for modding the single-player portion of Grand Theft Auto 5. The humorous and creative potential mods have already proven to have is undeniable. With Rockstar’s support, Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to withhold a positive future for both the product, itself, and the community. In other news, Grand Theft Auto 5’s PC-only movie making feature, the Rockstar Editor, is officially making its way to current-gen’ consoles. As a GTA 5 console player myself, I couldn’t be more excited to see what Rockstar has in store.


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