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.
After a few unexpected weeks off, For the Love of Gaming Podcast returns. This week is talks about SSX, League of Legends, Dead Space 3 and Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Ten Minute Topic: Destiny Reveal.
Microsoft 2013 Predictions: Xbox 720, Killer Instinct, Alan Wake 2, New Controller, Call of Duty Future Warfare
2013 will behold a new Xbox, possible returns of big franchises, and the evolution of the Xbox controller.
The Xbox 360 made a statement this generation. With the original Xbox only surpassing 24 million units worldwide, Microsoft found themselves selling a few million consoles more than Nintendo, but obviously came nowhere close to Sony’s Playstation 2. With the Xbox 360, however, Microsoft made a statement, and proved that they are here to stay in the gaming universe. 2013 is going to be a big year for Microsoft; with the rumors of a new console, new Kinect, and new games from Microsoft 1st parties, 2013 could prove to be the most important year for Microsoft since the launch of the Xbox 360.
Let’s get this out of the way right now: Even with all of the rumors, such as poor chip quality for the next Xbox, there is no doubt in my mind that Microsoft will be releasing a new console in 2013. There is a ton of evidence supporting this theory, besides the supposed leaks of Microsoft documentation. Microsoft has been very quiet about what the second half of 2013 will look like for the Xbox brand. I believe this is simply because there is a new console slated for release, and they don’t want to talk about the console before the holidays.
E3 2012 for Microsoft will be more of the same, but is that bad?
It is almost that time of the year again. E3 2012 is just around the corner, and gamers around the planet will be glued to their internet capable devices eager to catch a glimpse of the future of interactive entertainment.
Microsoft didn’t have the best performance in terms of wow factor at last year’s E3, but their fall lineup had been unveiled months before E3. They also had the crisis of leaking their own E3 lineup about thirty minutes before their press conference. Kinect was a huge focal point, wither that’s a good or bad thing is up to you, and Microsoft tried proving that Kinect was for everybody. Sadly, they have still yet to prove that too many gamers around the world.
Playstation 4 before Holiday 2013?
Different sources are saying they got word that Sony is planning to release the Playstation 4, before Microsoft releases the Xbox 720. Last week, rumored specs for the Playstation 4 were released, code named Orbis, and the specs seem to be getting more powerful. An AMD processor seems most likely since the Cell processor was not developer friendly. Direct X is also said to be the API instead of Sony using their own software.
Xbox 720 to Stay Hidden for E3 2012
The Xbox successor, A.K.A Xbox 720, has been rumored to be making an E3 2012 appearance. Microsoft has stated that, E3 2012 will be all about the Xbox 360.
“There will be no new Xbox hardware to be shown/discussed at E3 or anytime soon. For us, 2012 is all about Xbox 360,” said David Dennis head of corporate PR.
Xbox 720 Needs A Disc Tray
Late last night a rumor started floating around that the next Xbox would not have a disc drive. Instead, games would be digitally downloaded, or would be available on a solid state interchangeable card/drive. I was about a minute from posting this rumor, when I sat back and thoroughly thought about this rumor for a minute. The idea of the Next Xbox not having a disc tray is absolutely ridiculous.
There are many flaws with this logic. Now I am not saying that this will not happen. What I am saying is that if Microsoft wants to keep a lot of Xbox 360 fans content, then Xbox 720 will undeniably have a disc drive.