E3 PC Gaming Show Conference Coverage

By: Trish Thompson

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The was the first time anything like this has been done at an E3 event, a show dedicated to PC Gaming sponsored by AMD. This show was focused on bringing out guests to talk about their upcoming games available for PC.

You could definitely tell that this was their first time presenting this show as there were a lot of audio blunders and awkward movements on stage. Putting those aside, what really made the show was Twitch famous streamer Sean “Day[9]” Plott hosting the show. He has a great persona on cam with a charming smile and laugh. Each guest had about a five minute time limit to talk about their game, unfortunately the presentation of the guests names was rare to the people watching on stream so I missed a lot of their names. For the first half of the show it seemed to be one big ad for AMD. They had two guests come out at separate times to talk about their new line of graphics cards that came out the same day. Overall the show was really chill and I hope they make improvements to the next one. This is what the show entailed:

Killing Floor 2

  • Very gory, in early access, easy to mod
  • Incinerate n’ Detonate – Free Content Pack

Rising Storm 2

  • World Exclusive Trailer

Guest: Chris Roberts

Star Citizen

  • A game built from motion capturing actors and stunt performers, currently in development, more information to come.

Guest: Richard Huddy – Chief Gaming Scientist, AMD

  • new range of graphics cards launched today

– AMD Raedeon R9 390(X)

– “” R7 370

– “” R7 360

Total War: Warhammer

Guest: Phil Spencer: Head of Xbox, Microsoft

  • Windows 10 coming out in July
  • Bringing Killer Instinct to the PC

Guest: David Eckelberry & James Phinney

Fable Legends

  • PC and Xbox One, Cross-platform capability, Free-to-play
  • Premier video, planning for years of content

Giagantic

  • Join the BETA in August 2015
  • Shooter + MOBA, colorful art style

Guest: Rod Fergusson

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

  • Ultimate edition is coming to PC
  • Rebuilt and Remastered with new modes and new maps

American Truck Simulator

  • Trailer shown
  • Made using Google Maps

Guest: Ryan Geddes

Virtual Reality

Eve: Valkyrie

  • Video of Day[9] playing it
  • Born for the VR experience

Guest: Dean Hall: Creator of Day Z

ION

  • Diablo style view with 3d environment, no time frame, Best Bug–when you clicked on another player, all of their organs would fall out.

Guest: Feargus Urquhart & Fredrik(Fred) Wester

Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part 1

  • KickStarter
  • Higher level cap, new abilities and new companions

Guest: David Braben

Planet Coasters

  • PC 2016 – available for preorder now
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon style game

Guest: Colin Johanson

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

  • World Exclusive trailer, revealing Guild Halls
  • Build em, build a shared history, Decorate your hall, brawl in your own arena and adventure together, gliding is a feature in the new expansion, entire map owned by your guild, have to fight through it to own it.
  • Buildings

– Combat Sandbox Arena, turrets, towers

– Workshop – make items for all the members in your guild

– War room – build tools for world PVP, able to call in airships

  • Turning on pre-purchasing event NOW, gives you access to BETA

Guest: Hakan Abrak

Hitman

  • December 8th, 2015
  • Takes place in Paris

Guest: Lisa Su – CEO and President of AMD

New AMD products

  • AMD Radeon R9 Fury X (Flagship card)
  • R9 Nano fastes graphocs card in the smallest factor, supports 4K games.
  • A cool graphics card was in the suitcase

Guests: Joris-Jan Vant’ Land & Jay Crowe

 

Arma III Expansion Premier

  • Coming 2016
  • Welcome to Tanoa expansion, Jungle Island, DX 12

Guest: Sheridan Halatoe

Beyond Eyes

  • Summer 2015
  • Blind girl learning to ‘see’, a girl without sight full of courage goes on a journey to find her missing friend. She must face her fears and find her way through a world beyond…Art Style is pretty – water color based style

Guest: Paul Wedgewood

Dirty Bomb

  • New classes trailer, free-to-play

Guest: Steve Gaynor

Takoma

  • Coming 2016
  • First person exploration game, takes place way station between the moon and earth

Guest: Ian Thomas worked on Amneisa: The Dark Decent

Soma

  • September 22nd, 2015
  • New horror game, deep under the sea, showed new footage that had not been seen before

Guest: Brian Hicks

Day Z

  • A year and a half in Early Access
  • Rolling out 3 new vehicles with new parts, single player Day Z option, will allow modders to more easily test their mods before releasing, will release software to allow people to host their own servers when Day Z rolls into BETA

Take on Mars

  • Now early access on Steam Beta this summer
  • Mars exploration game, multiplayer survival mode, dynamic destruction, advanced physics simulations

Guest: Cliff Bleszinski

Enter the Gun

  • Multiplayer co-op bullet hell dungeon crawler, mix between Binding of Isaac and Bullet Hells, procedurally generated rooms, over 200 hand designed weapons in the game

Guest: Chris Sigaty & Dustin Browder – Blizzard Entertainment

Heroes of the Storm

  • Officially released now
  • First expansion for HOTS – Eternal Conflict

– New map(s?), New characters

– Skeleton King, Monk, Butcher

– June 30th, 2015

  • Treasure Goblin is a feature on the new map, Skeleton King looks awesome and OP – becomes a wraith when he dies to harass enemies until he respawns, Monk is still in development, choose trait at beginning of battle

Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void

  • BETA July 2015
  • Free to play but if you want to play it earlier you have to pre-purchase Legacy of the Void
  • Whispers of Oblivion – Three prologue mission – Centers around Zeratul putting the Xel’Naga prophecy back together

Final Guest: Sean Murray – Founder, Hello Games

No Man’s Sky

  • PS4, PC
  • No date yet
  • Trailer looks good, looks like an everything type of game, open universe sandbox game
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