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E3 2016: Top 5 Moments

E3 2016 press conferences came and went, and while it went by fast, it truly was an exciting experience with a lot of huge reveals and incredible content. Here are the top 5 moments that stood out above the rest.

5. Xbox One Slim (Microsoft)

Xbox One SWhile we’d heard rumors of a bigger more powerful Xbox, the surprise at this press conference was the smaller, more compact, and cheaper Xbox One Slim, starting at $299. It was exciting, and following it up with a bunch of exclusive titles, all under the preface of being able to play wherever you go, on Xbox One and Windows 10, showed gamers that Microsoft was not out                                                                                                                                        of the running.

4. Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Trailer (Sony)CoD

It was a shocker, for many! On our stream, we were all perplexed and confused as to what game was being shown. Most were under the impression that Call Of Duty had all but exhausted any level of innovation, and the reveal trailer for this game left many dissatisfied. But when the dog fighting in space started, this game looked spectacular. Infinite Warfare has the makings of the most unique and incredible Call Of Duty experience to date.

3. God Of War (Sony)

KratosOpening up with a live orchestra, it was unclear what game Sony was preparing to show off. The first in game footage was a boy walking into a house, so it wasn’t until we heard the deep bellowing voice of Kratos that we knew what we were seeing. And it was beautiful. Seemingly taking a VERY different direction both in narrative and play style from the original trilogy, this God Of War title looks like it’s going to be truly spectacular.

2. The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (Nintendo)Top 5 Moments

The Legend Of Zelda is a franchise near and dear to many of our hearts. It’s classic nature and longevity has allowed it to span generations to achieve one of the largest fan-bases in video game history. This massive fan-base was saddened by the delay of Zelda Wii U for quite some time, but with yesterday’s showcase, the delays were officially justified. Nintendo is jumping into the future with this new title and that much is very clear. The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is a truly open world experience.

1. The Return Of Hideo Kojima (Sony)

Kojima gameOf all the top 5 moments, none could quite compare to this. Hideo Kojima, one of the industry’s greatest legends made a shocking appearance on stage during the Sony press conference, to reveal that he was indeed planning on doing a PS4 exclusive game. When the trailer was shown, famous The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus appeared in motion captured glory. Death Stranded is Kojima’s newest project, and it looks magnificent.

 

These top 5 moments really blew a lot of fans away. It was a job well done by all companies that presented.

Written by Mustapha R. Price

Mustapha is a young yet spirited university student majoring in Game Art and Development. While he’s but a senior in college, he has an extensive history with the art of gaming journalism. Managing his own game review blog for several years, as well as attending events such as Boston FIG and PAX East has given him extensive experience in covering game news. His knowledge of game design also serves as a tool to develop finite understanding of what makes games work.

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