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E3 2013 - During Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement back in February one of the most talked about games was a new racing title called DriveClub. While the new racing game is nothing terribly interesting, what makes DriveClub unique is that is built around a social gaming premise.
In DriveClub their are set challenges along the tracks such as drifting a specific zone, average speed test, and best lap times. The game pulls in data from your rivals/friends and challenges you to best their accomplishments even if they completed the challenge significantly earlier than you did. It's kind of like Trackmania but with much better graphics.
As our Trace Hagan demoed in the video above each player has their image taken with the next-gen PlayStation Eye and that mug shot is then paste on the back of your car even while in ghost mode so your opponents can see who they're trying to beat.
E3 2013 - Unfortunately we don't have a video to show you for World of Warships as they wouldn't let us record the pre-alpha gameplay. We can, however, describe the experience using words. We got to see two different recorded gameplay scenarios, both of which were pretty cool 6v6 sea battles. World of Warships will really round out WarGaming.net's war-themed offerings.
World of Warships will join World of Tanks and World of Warplanes as part of WarGaming.net's line-up. In World of Warships, there is an aircraft carrier class that features planes. It'd be really cool if the WarGaming team could integrate World of Warships and World of Warplanes into a single game with planes being launched from the aircraft carrier. However, I inquired if they were planning to do this and at this time, they aren't.
There is still quite a bit of polishing to do--remember, we saw pre-alpha code running--but the models, gameplay mechanics, and overall game seem like they will end up being a hit alongside the current offerings. We'll share more details when they become available.
E3 2013 - While at the Microsoft booth at E3 we stopped in for a few moments to check out one of the launch titles for the Xbox One. Ryse: Son of Rome casts players as Marius Titus, a soldier in the Roman army who must embark on a brutal journey to defend the Empire's honor and seek revenge for the murder of his family.
Utilizing the power of Crytek's CryENGINE, the game promises to further enhance Crytek's reputation for creating groundbreaking interactive experiences, and will also work in conjunction with Kinect for Xbox One to offer new possibilities for immersive gameplay.
E3 2013 - Today, during our visit to Razer, we got to go hands-on with the Razer Edge Pro gaming tablet. TweakTown reporter Trace Hagan demoed the tablet by playing Grid 2. He noted that the game seemed to have a low frame rate and things did not seem very fluid at all.
The tablet seemed light at first, but Trace was quick to note that he felt it was too heavy for extended gaming sessions where it must stay elevated at all times. He did try to exit out of the game to sample the devices tablet functions, but it appeared that Razer Edge Pro was locked into the game.
E3 2013 - EA Sports have been hyping up there IGNITE engine for sports games all week at E3. The company is so convinced that the engine has revolutionized sports gaming that they have brought several major professional athletes in to endorse EA's games based on their particular sport.
NBA superstar and self-proclaimed King of the court Lebron James appeared in a video in which he held conversation with his virtual self from NBA 2K14. The game features a new physics-based drilling technique that unbinds the hand from the ball. 2K Sports says that this new feature makes the game more realistic as well as the most advanced basketball game ever.
EA says that the footage in the video above is in game footage that is not been pre-rendered. The video goes on the show Lebron doing some massive dunks.
E3 2013 - Nintendo's recently revealed that gaming icon Mega Man would be joining the cast of the Super Smash Bros. franchise which will arrive on Wii U and 3DS in 2014. Mega Man will retain his classic "Blue Bomber" costume complete with Mega Buster, and his many Robot Master abilities. Mega Man's trusty sidekick / pet dog/ robot dog Rush will also be featured in the series.
Mega Man was not the only new character revealed during the show. The Villager from Animal Crossing will also be making way to Super Smash Bros. for those are wondering classic characters such as Samus Aran, Fox McCloud, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Pit, Bowser and Princess Peach, will also be featured.
This year is turning out to be one hell of a year for gamers who love racing games. With new titles in the Forza, Gran Turismo, and Need for Speed, racers will be experiencing some serious sensory overload when trying to pick a single title to play. TweakTown reporter Trace Hagan stopped by the Need for Speed booth at E3 to get us some in-game footage of the new Need for Speed Rivals title.
Rivals, like other racing games we have seen this week features mind blowing graphics, and many cool new features such as seamless integration between solo and online game play. Hopefully we will get a chance to go hands on later this week, so stay tuned to TweakTown for the latest E3 news.
E3 2013 - If the tech demo shown by Epic at NVIDIA's press conference is anything to go by, we have a lot to look forward to. Unreal Engine 4 features numerous NVIDIA PhysX features. The tech demo embedded below was first shown at GDC.
At E3, however, Epic focused on some of the NVIDIA features found in the demo. The graphics are seriously impressive and the entire demo is running in real-time from a single GTX Titan.
E3 2013 - At this year's E3, NVIDIA hosted a press conference with a bunch of developers showing how they used NVIDIA technology in their games. Sony Online Entertainment probably did the best job showing just how PhysX improved the graphical appearance.
The entire demonstration is narrated and quickly shows the difference between the game with and without NVIDIA technology:
E3 2013 - There are always a lot of new games showing up at E3, and this year is no different. We got a chance to check out in-game footage of the upcoming Splinter Cell Blacklist game. This Splinter Cell is likely the best yet.
It gives players the ability to shoot out or turn off lights to increase the amount of shadows for them to hide in. It makes use of PhysX technology to make the shadows look even better. The game looks quite good, but don't take our word for it: