E3 2013 has come and gone, but now it is time to talk about all of madness that happened.
Erica Reed is back for the third episode of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, The Oracle. By now, you should probably understand why type of game Cognition is. If you want a more in depth review of the mechanics and game play of Cognition, check out my review on Episode 1: The Wise Monkey, or my review on Episode 2: The Hangman.
After The Hangman, we were left with Erica starting to piece together the bigger picture that was being created. Everything from Erica’s brothers death, to her friends being targeted, none of it was a coincidence. Somebody is after Erica, and this someone has a bigger plan that Erica never thought was possible.
The Oracle is easily the most story focused episode so far of the Cognition saga. From the first couple scenes of the episode, you learn some new things about characters that turn the story upside down. You learn that another character Erica has been talking with, has Cognition powers similar to those of her own. This revelation becomes the main focus for Erica, since she can now view important memories right before her eyes, instead of sometimes getting little pieces of a much bigger puzzle.
Today on the Playstation blog we got more details on The Last of Us pre-orders,DLC, and the season pass which you can read the full statement below.
The Last of Us arrives in just a few weeks. We’re happy to let you know you can pre-order the full digital edition of the game starting today on the PlayStation Store. The game will be a Day 1 Digital download — this means you can get it at midnight on June 14th. The digital edition features a unique download installer which will allow you to start playing the game once the game data is a little over half way downloaded.
The Last of Us is a universe rich in character and story with many facets that we could potentially explore for years. We’re getting started by announcing that there will be three packs of downloadable content for The Last of Us available after the game launches.
Details have emerged on the Metro: Last Light season pass.
Have you been wondering what exactly will come in that Metro: Last Light season pass. Well wonder no more for I have the details of the season pass!
The season pass will include three dlc that will come out during the summer.
The Faction Pack and the Chronicles Pack include new, original single-player gameplay excpanding on the story and the game universe, while the Tower Pack will provide some “unique” solo challenges to veterans of the game.There’s also the Developer Pack will give “creative players interesting tools with which to explore the world of Metro.”
“Artyom’s story may have been concluded in Metro: Last Light, but there are other characters with stories to tell, some familiar locations that fans of the Metro series wanted to revisit, and some new challenges that 4A wanted to explore,” said Andrew Prokhorov, creative director at 4A Games.Since completing the game we have been working on these new stories and hope to release them throughout the summer.”
The Metro: Last Light Season pass is also available to download starting today on PSN and XBL as well as Steam for $14.99 or 1200 MS Points. PlayStation Plus subscribers can grab an additional 25% discount on the Season Pass between May 21 and June 4t in the US and May 22 and June 5 in Europe and the rest of the world.
The Season Pass also grants an additional weapon, a semi-automatic shotgun rifle with a secondary fire mode shooting six shells in one blast. It’s called the Abzats.
The Faction Pack will be the first DLC released and it will arrive in June.
This weeks episode features talks about Gears of War 3 and Game Dev Tycoon.
For the Love of Gaming is joined by the Paranerds Podcast to talk about the next console from Microsoft, Xbox One.
The 4LOG crew also gives their predictions for E3 2013. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony all get their own section.
Will Sony show off Uncharted 4?
How many new IP’s will Microsoft show off at E3?
Should you even care about Nintendo at this years E3?
The Sims 4 will be coming to your PC or Mac sometime next year
EA has announced today that The Sims 4 will be coming out next year for both PC and Mac.
EA’s put up an official announcement post on its website -
“The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world. Their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most successful simulation game that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.” “The Sims 4 celebrates the heart and soul of the Sims themselves, giving players a deeper connection with the most expressive, surprising and charming Sims ever in this single-player offline experience,” it reads. “The Sims 4 encourages players to personalize their world with new and intuitive tools while offering them the ability to effortlessly share their creativity with friends and fans.”
Yup you read that right the game will not require an internet connection to play it. looks like they don’t want a repeat of what happened with SimCity.
What say you? Are you excited about the newest Sims game or at this point you just don’t care? let us know in the comments below.
This weeks For the Love of Gaming Podcast features Gears of War Judgment, Fire Emblem Awakening, Day Z, and Injustice Gods Among Us.
Ten Minute Topic: Should Gearbox and Sega face legal consequences?
Star Wars Battlefront 3 was demoed on Twitch TV.
Microsoft Next Gen Xbox reveal set for May 21st.
Call of Duty Ghosts coming this November on current and next gen systems. Gameplay debut at Next Gen Xbox Reveal.
Playstation 4 share features can be limited by developers.
Madden 25 skipping Wii U.
New 3d Mario Wii U game rumored to hit in October.
Watch Dogs confirmed for Playstation 4 launch, and possibly Xbox 720 launch.
In case you didn’t know, Microsoft is set to unveil the successor to the Xbox 360 on May 21st, 2013. The entire gaming world knows Microsoft is planning to release a new console, but gamers are still in the dark on what the next Xbox can really do. Rumors have been circulating for what feels like years, but with conflicting rumors, gamers really have no clue what Microsoft has going on in their super secret labs.
So until that fateful day where the Xbox 720 ( is anyone else sick of calling it that?) is revealed, we at For the Love of Gaming have been talking about what games we would love to see launch with the console. Here are the top games the crew wants to see.
Casey: Fallout 4
The problem with an upcoming console is I have no basis for my wishful thinking, other than visuals. However, there is a game that I wouldn’t even mind having released on the 360, but with Bethesda having said little to nothing on the topic, any reveals will most likely be aiming at a next-gen release. Fallout 4. The Post-Apocalyptic-FPS-RPG-Sandbox franchise has its roots in top-down RPG, like Baldur’s Gate; from there it has become one of the most coveted franchises among core gamers. I personally have clocked 300 hours or more in Fallout 3 and New Vegas. The open world has such an amazing story to tell and the narrative really causes the player to become attached to the happenings in the world. With the more recent release of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it is clear that Bethesda is improving upon their textures and slowly moving away from the stigma that their games lack proper de-bugging. A graphics engine even relatively close to that of Skyrim (amped up with the capabilities of a new console) coupled with the amazing storytelling of each Fallout game will create an amazing experience that is almost certain to make GOTY if/when it releases. I CAN NOT WAIT.