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XBOX E3 2019 Media Briefing Announcements

XBOX E3 2019 Media Briefing Announcements

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Xbox Showcases 60 Anticipated Games, Including 34 to Premiere in Xbox Game Pass

Xbox E3 Spotlights 14 Games from Xbox Game Studios, Unveils What’s Next for Xbox Game Pass, and Offers a First Look at Project Scarlett.

LOS ANGELES — JUNE 9, 2019 — Xbox showcased a blockbuster lineup of 60 anticipated games for both console and PC in its Xbox E3 Briefing and shared a glimpse of the future with Project Scarlett, which launches alongside “Halo Infinite” in 2020. Headlined by the biggest game of 2019, “Gears 5,” along with 34 games premiering in Xbox Game Pass, the Xbox E3 Briefing delivered 11 world premieres and a record 14 games from Xbox Game Studios, which will soon include legendary game development studio Double Fine Productions.

 

“It’s great to celebrate with our incredible fans and show how we are delivering against our vision to empower gamers to play the games they want, with the friends they want, wherever they want,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “With thousands of Xbox games in development, we curated our show around our players, with new titles premiering in Xbox Game Pass across console and PC, and game streaming that enables them to play their favorite games, with their friends, wherever they go.” 

 

THE BEST WAY TO DISCOVER GREAT GAMES ON CONSOLE AND PC

PC gamers around the world can now join the Xbox Game Pass for PC beta through the new Xbox app, which is available today on Windows 10. Xbox Game Pass for PC is designed specifically for PC gamers with a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games from over 75 developers and publishers including fan-favorite PC titles like “Football Manager 2019,” “Imperator: Rome” and “Metro Exodus.”

Xbox also announced the launch of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a new plan combining the curated games library for console and PC with Xbox Live Gold.

 

In addition, Xbox announced a variety of new blockbuster games that are available with Xbox Game Pass for Console starting today, including “Metro Exodus,” “Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition,” “Borderlands: The Handsome Collection” and “Batman: Arkham Knight.” 

 

The Xbox E3 Briefing also showcased new Xbox Game Studios titles that will premiere in Xbox Game Pass, including “Gears 5,” “Battletoads,” “Bleeding Edge,” “The Outer Worlds,” “Ori and the Will of the Wisps,” and 25 games from the ID@Xbox program.

 

WELCOMING DOUBLE FINE PRODUCTIONS TO XBOX GAME STUDIOS

Xbox announced today the intent to acquire legendary game development studio Double Fine Productions, which will bring the total number of development studios under Xbox Game Studios to 15. Led by industry veteran Tim Schafer, the addition of this boundlessly creative studio will reinforce the Xbox team’s commitment to developing original content with memorable characters and unexpected stories. Double Fine showcased the long-awaited “Psychonauts 2” today on the Xbox E3 stage:

“PSYCHONAUTS 2” (XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC, MAC, LINUX, PLAYSTATION 4). Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his lifelong dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn’t been the same since he was kidnapped, and what’s worse, there’s a mole hiding in their headquarters. Raz must use his powers to stop the mole before they execute their secret plan—to bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead! “Psychonauts 2” launches worldwide in 2020.

THE FUTURE OF CONSOLE GAMING

 

During its briefing, Xbox demonstrated its commitment to console gaming as a critical choice for players who want a device designed, built and optimized for gaming.

 

Project Scarlett will set a new bar for console power, speed, and performance, arriving Holiday 2020 alongside “Halo Infinite.” With a custom-designed AMD processor, high bandwidth GDDR6 memory, and a next-generation solid state drive (SSD), Project Scarlett will give developers the power they need to bring their creative visions to life. Thousands of games across four console generations will look and play best on Project Scarlett.

 

BRINGING XBOX TO THE CLOUD

 

In addition to delivering players the games they want, with the people they want, across console and PC, Xbox is also empowering people to play wherever they want by bringing Xbox to the cloud.

 

First, Xbox announced the ability to stream games from your Xbox One console, starting in preview this October. With console streaming, gamers will have access to their Xbox One game library and Xbox Game Pass titles on the go, streamed directly from an Xbox One console to a mobile device. 

 

The Xbox E3 Briefing also marked a new milestone for “Project xCloud,” with E3 2019 attendees being among the first in the world to play Xbox One games like “Halo 5: Guardians” and “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” streaming on smartphones and tablets. With Project xCloud, Xbox is investing to ensure players have the choice and freedom to play the games they want, with the friends they want, how and where they want.

 

THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED CONTROLLER

 

In addition, Xbox unveiled the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. Inspired by fan feedback, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is the world’s most advanced controller, designed with the most passionate gamers in mind.

 

The Elite Series 2 is the second iteration of the fan-favorite Xbox Elite Wireless Controller and is re-engineered for ultimate performance, customization, and durability, and includes 30 new and improved features such as adjustable-tension thumbsticks, wraparound rubberized grip, shorter hair-trigger locks, and up to 40 hours of rechargeable battery life.

 

The Elite Series 2 will launch in 24 markets on Nov. 4 for $179.99 USD/£159.99 GPB/€179.99 EUR and is available for preorder now.

 

 

THE SINGLE LARGEST SHOWCASE OF GAMES ON STAGE THIS YEAR

 

Xbox includes every player in its vision for gaming, which starts with unmissable content made for players wherever they are. With thousands of Xbox games in development, Xbox offered glimpses at 60 different games from all over the globe, including blockbusters like “Cyberpunk 2077,” “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” and “Elden Ring.” Xbox fans were also invited to venture into the action-fueled world of “CrossfireX,” coming first to console on Xbox One in 2020 with special content for Xbox Game Pass members, and into the blocky depths of “Minecraft Dungeons,” coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.

 

The Xbox E3 Briefing also marked a celebration of 37 PC games, including “Microsoft Flight Simulator” and “Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition,” both of which will premiere in Xbox Game Pass for PC. Fans also took their first steps into the next worlds being created by Xbox Game Studios, such as “Gears 5” and “Wasteland 3,” and discovered the unexpected with 25 new and wild ID@Xbox titles.

 

All forthcoming titles from Xbox Game Studios will premiere in Xbox Game Pass.

 

Games shown during the Xbox E3 Briefing include:

 

“AGE OF EMPIRES: DEFINITIVE EDITION” (WINDOWS 10 PC). “Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition” celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games ever with stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, a new and fully remastered soundtrack, and brand-new content, “The Last Khans,” with three new campaigns and four new civilizations. Head online to challenge other players with 35 different civilizations in your quest for world domination throughout the ages. Choose your path to greatness with this definitive remaster to one of the most beloved strategy games of all time. “Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition” will be released this fall on Windows 10 PC, available on the Microsoft Store, Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC.“BATTLETOADS” (XBOX ONE). “Battletoads” is back! Rare and Dlala Studios are bringing the beloved brawler to Xbox with a unique animation style, wild side-scrolling action and team-focused gameplay that’s perfect for couch co-op. Players take control of Rash, Zitz and Pimple as they smash, stomp and slam their way through hordes of enemies and unleash choreographed chaos to defeat their greatest enemy yet. Fans can look forward to an all-new adventure packed with wild locations, unforgettable characters and surprising gameplay challenges, all with a huge emphasis on co-operative play.“BLAIR WITCH” (BLOOBER TEAM, XBOX GAME PASS). From the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience firsthand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story based on the legend of Blair Witch. The upcoming title is a first-person psychological horror game that studies your reactions to danger and stress. Your darkest fears will awaken on Aug. 30, 2019.“BLEEDING EDGE” (XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC). As an all-new game from Ninja Theory, “Bleeding Edge” offers a one-of-a-kind experience that fuses third-person action combat with competitive online team gaming. The 4x4 team-fighter game provides a fast-paced yet strategic combat system that rewards technique, timing and teamwork in vibrant cyberpunk arenas. In “Bleeding Edge,” each fighter can be modded to suit individual playstyles and exploit team synergies. The game is in development for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Xbox Game Pass as an Xbox Play Anywhere title.“BORDERLANDS 2: COMMANDER LILITH & THE FIGHT FOR SANCTUARY” (2K). Return to the award-winning shooter-looter “Borderlands 2” for an all-new campaign DLC that sets the stage for the upcoming “Borderlands 3.” Battle new bosses, explore new areas, collect new loot, and join up with Lilith and the Crimson Raiders to take on a deranged villain hell-bent on ruling the planet. Instantly boost your level to jump right in or pursue a level cap increase to 80! Free to download until July 8 for all owners of “Borderlands: The Handsome Collection,” which is now available with Xbox Game Pass.“BORDERLANDS 3” (2K). The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters — the ultimate treasure-seeking badasses of the Borderlands, each with deep skill trees, abilities and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, collect loads of loot, and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.“CROSSFIREX” (FIRST TO CONSOLE ON XBOX ONE, XBOX GAME PASS). Crossfire, a free-to-play first-person shooter and one of the most-played PC games in the world with 650M players LTD, announced that it will come to console for the first time on Xbox One in 2020 as “CrossfireX,” with all-new content for console players. Developed by the team at Smilegate Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea, Xbox players can look forward to a platform of rich experiences, including a single player campaign developed in partnership with Remedy Entertainment, battle royale, competitive multiplayer and unique content for Xbox Game Pass members.“CYBERPUNK 2077” (CD PROJEKT RED). An open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.“DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT” (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.). Relive the story of Goku in “DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT!” Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat and train with Goku. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the DRAGON BALL Z universe.“DYING LIGHT 2” (TECHLAND). The last great human settlement exists within an unforgiving, zombie-infested world, plunged into the dark ages. During the day bandits, factions and starving survivors roam the streets scavenging for scraps — or someone to take them from. At night the infected roam free, evacuating their hideouts to prey on the living. Exceptional agility and brutal combat skills make you a powerful ally and a valuable commodity. You can achieve things no one else can. Enter places no one else dares. With your unique abilities you have the power to be an agent of change within this decaying metropolis.“ELDEN RING” (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC.). Developed by FromSoftware Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., “ELDEN RING” is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki — creator of the influential “DARK SOULS” video game series; and George R.R. Martin — author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware’s largest game to-date.“FORZA HORIZON 4” LEGO® SPEED CHAMPIONS EXPANSION (XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC). “Forza Horizon 4” LEGO Speed Champions, the newest expansion for the award-winning “Forza Horizon 4,” invites you to experience the ultimate LEGO Speed Champions fantasy brought to life at the Horizon Festival. Explore a LEGO-themed world, discover LEGO Brick Challenges such as building a Master Builder’s house as your Brick Collection grows, and collect and race amazing new LEGO Speed Champions cars, including the McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione and the 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally. “Forza Horizon 4” LEGO Speed Champions will launch worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on June 13, 2019, as an Xbox Play Anywhere expansion and be available at a 10% discount for Xbox Game Pass members.“GEARS 5” (XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC, STEAM). “Gears 5” features five thrilling modes, including Escape, an aggressive, high-stakes, three-player co-op mode featuring a suicide squad that must work together to take out enemy hives from within. “Gears 5” will be released on Sept. 10, 2019, and will be available in early access for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Plan members and “Gears 5 Ultimate Edition” owners on Sept. 6. Preorder or play with Xbox Game Pass by Sept. 16, 2019, to get The Terminator Dark Fate Character Pack, which adds the Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton and Sarah Connor from the upcoming film “Terminator Dark Fate” as playable multiplayer characters.“GEARS POP!” (iOS, ANDROID). “Gears POP!” brings together iconic Gears characters in a cute Funko Pop! style. The game is being developed in partnership with Funko (Nasdaq “FNKO”) and inspired by the Gears of War vinyl collectible figures. It’s the perfect slice of mobile mayhem. Fans can look for more information about “Gears POP!” on @gearspop and can preorder on iOS and Android ahead of launch later this summer.“HALO INFINITE” (PROJECT SCARLETT, XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC). The Master Chief returns in 2020 when “Halo Infinite” releases globally with Project Scarlett. This next chapter in 343 Industries’ legendary Halo franchise invites players to join the venerable Master Chief on an all-new adventure as he uncovers the mysteries surrounding the appearance of “The Pilot” and the desolate remains of a Halo ring. “Halo Infinite” is powered by the studio’s next-generation Slipspace Engine.“LEGO® STAR WARS™: THE SKYWALKER SAGA” (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT). Play through all nine Star Wars™ saga films in a brand-new LEGO video game unlike any other. Players will experience fun-filled adventures, whimsical humor, and the freedom to fully immerse themselves in the LEGO Star Wars universe like never before. With hundreds of characters and vehicles from across the galaxy, players can dive into their favorite Star Wars moments in an all new way, complete with the hilarious LEGO brand of fun that’s sure to delight players of all ages.“MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR” (XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC). The next generation of our longest-running franchise, “Microsoft Flight Simulator,” is coming to Windows 10 with Xbox Game Pass in 2020, and coming to Xbox One at a later date. “Microsoft Flight Simulator” is specifically designed to celebrate flight simulation fans through a focus on the authenticity of flying and visually stunning environments. By revamping our tech, working in close collaboration with the community and pursuing the best partnerships across the industry, we intend to deliver the best-in-class flight simulation experience.“MINECRAFT DUNGEONS” (XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC, NINTENDO SWITCH, PLAYSTATION 4). An all-new action-adventure game set in the Minecraft universe coming to Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! Created in the classic dungeon crawler style, “Minecraft Dungeons” takes players on an epic quest full of new characters and environments to discover with single player or in co-op multiplayer for up to four players — including couch co-op on Xbox One. “Minecraft Dungeons” will also be available with Xbox Game Pass the same day of its global release in spring 2020.“ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS” (XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC, STEAM). “Ori and the Will of the Wisps” is the highly anticipated sequel to “Ori and the Blind Forest,” the acclaimed action platformer with more than 50 awards and nominations, and will be released Feb. 11, 2020. Brought to you by Xbox Game Studios and Moon Studios, the game will be available to buy on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Steam, and premiere in Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console. At E3 we showed off new, never-before-seen gameplay and provided a deeper look at the game’s intense all-new combat system with Ori fighting the different towering bosses in the game’s vast and exotic world.“PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2” (SEGA). Japan’s greatest F2P online RPG comes to North America for the first time for Xbox One! “Phantasy Star Online 2” strives for bringing a “never-ending quest.” Randomized fields, Interrupt Events, and Multiparty Areas where up to 12 players can play together never make your quest stale and keep it always fresh and surprising. While keeping the easy character control system of the series, more stylish and customizable combat actions are enabled for ideal heroes of players that are given life for the quest through the revolutionized character creation system that brings ultimate designability.“RPG TIME: THE LEGEND OF WRIGHT” (DESKWORKS). School’s out! Meet us in an empty classroom for a grand adventure with a young aspiring game developer and his very own RPG. You’re sure to be dazzled by his hand-drawn creations as you journey into the surprising and magical world of imagination! Forget about homework! Come play “RPG Time: The Legend of Wright” with us!“SEA OF THIEVES” (XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC). “Sea of Thieves” continues to grow and evolve with the on-demand competition of The Arena and story-driven quests of Tall Tales, all included as a part of the free Anniversary Update, the game’s biggest content update to date. As we teased at E3, players on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Xbox Game Pass can expect more ways to play and new shared world storytelling coming to the game in the future.“SPIRITFARER” (THUNDER LOTUS, XBOX GAME PASS). Creators of hand-drawn indie experiences Thunder Lotus return with their unique third production: “Spiritfarer,” a cozy management game about dying. You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased. Build a boat to explore the world, care for your spirit friends, and finally release them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook and craft your way across mystical seas, as you learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends.STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER” (ELECTRONIC ARTS). Order 66 has been executed. As a young Padawan on the run, you’ve long kept your abilities hidden to stay alive. Now, you must embrace them. In a brand-new gameplay trailer debuted at the Xbox E3 briefing, see how you will use the Force to explore your environment, master lightsaber combat, and remain one step ahead of the Empire.“STATE OF DECAY 2: HEARTLAND” (XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 PC). “State of Decay 2: Heartland” features a return to Trumbull Valley in a new story-based adventure. Once the iconic site of the original “State of Decay” game, the towns of Spencer’s Mill and Marshall are now overrun with an advanced form of blood plague: a more aggressive and far deadlier version than exists anywhere else. Though it may be familiar territory to those who homesteaded here years ago, Trumbull Valley is packed with new dangers — and unspeakable horrors. Heartland launches for all “State of Decay 2” players on June 9, 2019, for $9.99 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and is included with Xbox Game Pass.“TALES OF ARISE” (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC.). The Tales of series returns with “Tales of Arise,” a story driven RPG following the journey of two people, born on opposing sister planets, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, intense action based combat and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience a tale of duality, justice and the fight for freedom. “THE OUTER WORLDS” (OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT AND PRIVATE DIVISION, XBOX GAME PASS). Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.“TWELVE MINUTES” (ANNAPURNA INTERACTIVE). A romantic evening takes a wrong turn when a police detective breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder, and knocks you unconscious. In a heartbeat, you are immediately returned to the start of the evening, before it all happens again and again. A real-time, interactive thriller, where you will need to use the knowledge of what’s about to happen, to change the outcome and break the twelve-minutes loop.“WASTELAND 3” (DEEP SILVER, XBOX GAME PASS). “Wasteland 3” is a post-apocalyptic RPG from inXile entertainment, set in the perpetual nuclear winter of the Colorado Nation. Players will face challenging tactical combat, explore an interactive world, and engage in a deep story full of brutal ethical decisions. Create and customize a squad in single player or co-op, and whether you go in guns blazing or try to smooth over a situation through peaceful negotiation, your choices will mean life or death for those trying to survive in this harsh and unforgiving world.“WAY TO THE WOODS” (ONE PIXEL DOG). A Deer and Fawn must embark on a journey through an abandoned world of the unknown to get home. A third person adventure game solo developed by Anthony Tan, featuring music from Aivi&Surasshu, composers for the show Steven Universe. Unravel the mystery of Cat Town, evade a hounding pack of wolves, and find your light to explore a world filled with the relics of the old gods: humanity.

 

WATCH E3 LIVE STREAMING ON MIXER

 

Mixer, Microsoft’s live streaming service, is the home for additional news, highlights, exclusive reveals and a behind-the-scenes look at some of your favorite games throughout the week of E3. Mixer continues to see strong growth with monthly viewership surpassing 30 million earlier this year, with the majority of recent growth coming from viewers on mobile and PC. Be sure to watch Inside Xbox: Live @ E3 on Monday, June 10, at 3 p.m. PDT and tune in to live streaming on Mixer on Tuesday, June 11, Wednesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 13.

 

PREORDER NOW AT YOUR MICROSOFT STORE OR LOCAL RETAILER 

 

At retail locations across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia, and through microsoft.com, fans can begin preordering their favorite games and select accessories and hardware from this year’s Xbox E3 Briefing right now. To find a Microsoft Store near you, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/find-a-store.

 

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

 

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Ryan

 

Comic-Con 2018 The DEATH of COMIC-CON: Future of the SDCC Convention?

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Comic-Con 2018 The DEATH of COMIC-CON: Future of the SDCC Convention?

The death of Comic Con could not have possibly come any sooner for a guy who has been venturing to the convention for over 10 years. I have seen it grow, in my opinion, the greatest period from 2008 to 2011. I will cherish those years at San Diego Comic Con creating the greatest memories with friends and family. 

just fucking stupid...stand in line in the heat and get shit-ass seats in the Hall and STILL watch it on your device...people pay shit-ton of money to stand in? Think about...

just fucking stupid...stand in line in the heat and get shit-ass seats in the Hall and STILL watch it on your device...people pay shit-ton of money to stand in? Think about...

Since 2015 I have had my doubts of the future of the convention. 2018 the super comic con convention is possibly coming to a downturn in the bell-curve of quality “content” and its popularity due to the massive crowds of millennials, liberals protesting in the streets, psycho Christians protesting on the corner from the Hilton, narcissistic locals attempting to sell you shit, local homeless ( San Diego has one of the worst homeless population in the nation) and inflatable pricing. With all these problems and more plaguing the con your adventures just become that more annoying. The inability to see your favorite movie characters from comic books being brought to life in big-ass budget films, one has to wait in the longest lines outside in the San Diego heat. Here are some of the major reasons why Comic Con will die! Of course this is my rant formulating observations into facts that do happen at the SDCC! I am sure there are fanboys and fangirls that will flame my writing as "blasphemy"! Hitting home to their beloved SDCC. Keep spending your money on a event that does not deliver q-u-a-l-i-t-y.  I don't give two-shits of a rats-ass what the reader feels because people base their opinon on emotions. I am only writing what is observed at SDCC and this 2018 SDCC was garbage and below is a few more reasons why!

SDCC still has comic books but the management has chosen large media and cash-cow networks/film industry over quality. 

SDCC still has comic books but the management has chosen large media and cash-cow networks/film industry over quality. 

There have been a conglomeration of mass nerdism and anger in 2018 from several franchises producing horrible content! One such content creator is Disney’s ownership of Lucasfilm. Kathleen Kennedy was recently fired weeks prior to San Diego Comic Con because of Rian Johnson’s screw-up of The Last Jedi Episode VIII. Definitely, Disney has not been pushing any social media of Star Wars at SDCC, nor have they produced any panels or booths from any new movies as before, insatiability advertising at SDCC. Of course, there is the memorabilia and legacy Star Wars booth on the show floor but definitely due to the anger and many like myself being vocal with the direction of Lucasfilm. Disney has announced to stop all marketing of the SW franchise following the firing of Kathleen Kennedy. Here is the kicker. For those born after 1995 and the millennials not knowing about history of SDCC. Lucasfilms in 1977 promoted their first movie, A New Hope, at the very first Comic-Con. Here is a history lesson you snot-nosed pro-liberal millenials! I am sure several will comment "whhhaaa...what is wrong with comic con? I LOVE IT!"... Fucking narcissistic pricks and gullible consumer. This is a reason SDCC will die!

** Recently Kathleen Kennedy managed to convince/crawl her way back into bed with Disney. Suppsoedly aquiring the father, George Lucas himself to produce Episode IX. 

** Recently Kathleen Kennedy managed to convince/crawl her way back into bed with Disney. Suppsoedly aquiring the father, George Lucas himself to produce Episode IX. 


In addition, Marvel has pulled out of its huge Hall H yearly mecca gathering producing massive media and advertisement in their panel. Marvel is among the branches of Disney teasing  audiences for the new super hero movies premiering trailers at Hall H, which if you never been to the convention, it is worth mentioning that I have attended the Hall H gathering in the past and it is a massive arena able to hold thousands of attendees. Instead of the massive Hall H in 2018, Marvel teases advertisments and of course the millenials thought it was a movie at Hall 5AB. This panel room can hold hundreds compared to thousands at Hall H showing that even Marvel has downsized. Marvel comics X-Men which fans are busting nuts over thinking it’s a new film, in actuality, a comic book release you dumb shit millennials!
Mainly Disney and Marvel Studios have downplayed the con this year and definitely that is something for me to smile about because I cannot stand the convention anymore. 

The Predator...ew...Oilvia is still smoking hot. 

The Predator...ew...Oilvia is still smoking hot. 


Another crap of the con I’ve noticed this year is Olivia Munn, the bitch that sold out the nerds when she made her fame through Attack of the Show, a small network that no longer exist. YOU SEE THAT!>!>!>??? SMALL NETWORK and SMALL MEDIA were the FIRST to promote San Diego's Comic Con in the 2000s! Anyways... Olivia Munn cashed-in on the nerd popularity when she made her debut in the early 2000‘s through the network G4TV (in my observations a much-missed network favoring the geek-culture we see today). Olvia sold-out, leaving the network and Attack of the Show mid-season in favor of taking second rate acting parts. Olivia is in the new film The Predator premiering at 2018 SDCC. The hot-ass half-Asian hoe has returned to cash-in the nerd goddess status. Geeks and nerds are very special bread of humanity. I have observed them and in some cases myself , exemplifying liberal psycho narcissism. Mostly guys whom continually give credit to women in the geek culture, which I have no problem with a females success, it is the process and business-plan of how they attained this success, off the gullibility of the geek culture. Whatever, as I stated above, I only write what is already produced and formulate what is going on with that particular content. 
 

DC has also premiered their trailer for TITIANS and of course the political correctness, a pro liberal millennial show, with the wrong casting for characters that I fell in love with in the DC Universe. The show producers fucked-up and if you talk about the ethnicity of the actress people will label you a "racist" but I feel, as many others do, that Starfire deserves a better casting. Not sure if DC Comics CFO Geoff Johns had a say, or possibly Geoff was steam-rolled by the network, has revealed yet another pro-millennial liberal infested show once again taking in-depth characters I read about when I was growing-up in the best possible way called a COMIC BOOK. Networks making these characters politically correct . Please stop with the gender and ethnic bullshit. Another reason why SDCC will die just horrible production choices.

Fan-based shows on YouTube that are 10 times better than the crap the networks and major film industry puts out ...this Comic Con premiere got 12,000 thumbs down I’m going to give it 12,001.

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Lastly, the quality of collectible toys will kill comic con. One of the few activities I would look forward to at SDCC in the recent years. This year one of the few things I could see is a stupid Freddy Krueger collectible...really? Where are the Green Ranger Dragon Daggers? Where are the Transformer Exclusives?! Even so, SDCC 2018 lacked its former glory and luster and you will find scalpers on good-ol' EbAy selling the exclusive collectibles that your fatass waited in-line only to discover a "SOLD OUT" sign. Therefore, if you hate lines but determined to attend SDCC later to find your beloved collectible is "sold-out" well...you just been fucked! 

Typically I would watch IGN because they are one of the few networks online that actually live -streams and I am not impressed with their coverage of SDCC.

Cosplayers can suck a fat dick. Instagram-hoes and Snapchat-hoes all attempting to photo-bomb and making a living off their looks but if you may not have noticed if you approached one in PERSON, you may find that the cosplayer is not a very nice person. All selfish and capitalizing on the nerd culture and virgin males. 

MEH!

MEH!

Overall, I am not impressed with 2018 SDCC and I’m smiling to myself because this convention has gotten to the point were it has irritated the small media that created and made this convention popular in the early 2000's. Small media and networks are not invited to SDCC as they were in the past being thrown-aside in favor for the large media networks and film industry because SDCC has become a cash-cow for the pro liberal millennial attendees. 

DEATH TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON AND SHAME ON THE MANAGMENT 

By Ryan Quon

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Sony Adds PS4 Games To PlayStation Now Streaming Service

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Sony Adds PS4 Games To PlayStation Now Streaming Service

In a post on PlayStation Blog, Sony announced that PS4 games are coming to PlayStation Now this year. While Sony couldn’t confirm exact game availability or a specific launch window for the catalog expansion yet, the company noted that PS4 games will still be available on a standard PlayStation Now subscription. Within the next few weeks, Sony also expects to launch a private beta for current PlayStation Now subscribers to test out PlayStation 4 games on the service.

Similar to streaming services like Netflix, PlayStation Now works by letting you remotely stream and play games from the cloud without having locally download files. The library draws from the PlayStation 3 and includes titles like Red Dead RedemptionThe Last of Us and Dark Souls II. One-month subscriptions will run you $19.99, while a three-month subscription costs $44.99

While PlayStation Now isn’t necessarily a flagship feature for Sony and the PS4, the update is a nice addition that adds some useful value to the console. For casual gamers who don’t purchase a new game every few months, subscription programs like PlayStation Now can still keep them tied to a console with relatively less investment and adding current-generation PS4 games to the service bolsters its upsides.

The move also puts Sony and the PS4 in line with its competition. In February, Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass, a similar program that’ll stream Xbox 360 and Xbox One games to subscribers.

by Ryan Quon

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WHY World of Warcraft LEGION SUCKS! Vanilla WoW Player COMPLAINT

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WHY World of Warcraft LEGION SUCKS! Vanilla WoW Player COMPLAINT

Review of World of Warcraft Legion the SIXTH expansion since 2004. After spending a few weeks playing this game and leveling to 110 I then began the end-game process  PvPing and... PVEing...WHAT??? ME<<< PVE<<<???!!!?!? That is fucking right...fuck this expansion and here is why...

Subjectively speaking, I am highly disappointed in this expansion and I am an old-school vanilla WoW player. What does that mean for those who played this game since 2005? Simple, MOVE ONTO ANOTHER MMO but that is highly unlikely since the MMO genre is dominated by Blizzard's titanic World of Warcraft and no other MMO developer could ever break through the subscription numbers. Today in Legion the gaming community is dominated by snot millennial's who do not understand game play mechanics because they did not play 10 years ago when true gamers understood their class mechanics and role. The HK system is taken away and gear is unified, universal, and has no statistical meaning in player versus player. The HK system is gone. Now when you enter a PVP, Arena, Battle Ground, or group, your stats are universally adjusted.

Before Legion, the mechanics set the game apart from the average shithead player from the more serious gamer which, I subjectively believe that this game has destroyed all hopes and love of the original game-play.

Now you have to PVE in this expansion to PVP. WHAT THE TITTY-TROLL FUCK??!?!?!

This is annoyingly accomplished by finishing and farming story line reputation in the zones of Legion. Since PVP gear has been eliminated from vendors if you do not understand the system then you never played World of Warcraft.

Warlords of Draenor, the previous expansion was solid. Blizzard retained the 10-12 million subscribers for a few months, separating the average peasant player from the players that were more competitive. Blizzard took too much away from the game in this exapnsion. What set WoW apart in the MMO genre was the PVP system, to retain and attain higher tier gear which, set that person and player apart from the masses. YES, sometimes that created the elitist mentality however, there was a sense of accomplishment that you rose above the peasants and masses as a WoW gamer.

CAN YOU PLAY YOUR FUCKING CLASS?! 

 

Before Legion, the proper player versus player process was queuing into the battleground, you farmed the respective Honor Kills (HK) and that was used as currency for the base PVP gear. As the player progressed you would also farm tokens for higher level tier PVP gear in rated and or, arena-type game play. This really set the game style apart from those who could not play their class. In piece of SHIT LEGION, you have masses of players who do not understand class mechanics and objectives. Although from Blizzard's point of view, the developer eliminated countless of talents and abilities in this expansion to simplify the game play. I have found, as well as other serious WoW gamers, this overly simplified the experience because now a lot of abilities are missing from classes that old-school World of Warcraft players are used to. A player used to get out of situations by utilizing class mechanics, now this game is less situational, you press six abilities and you're done. Some gamers like that but the more experienced gamers are left screaming out loud because this expansion fucking sucks!!!

Ryan Quon

WoW Player 2004-2010

Returned 2014-2016

Will be unsubscribing for the last and final time. FUCK YOU BLIZZARD AND FUCK YOU PEASANTS YOU MILLENNIAL FUCKS USING THEIR PARENTS CREDIT CARD TO PLAY A GAME THAT WAS BEFORE THEIR TIME. FUCKHEADS

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Women in Gaming Spotlight: GeekandGamerGirl Twitch Personality 2016

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Women in Gaming Spotlight: GeekandGamerGirl Twitch Personality 2016

The University of Southern California Interactive Media and Games Division has always supported the role of women in gaming. Especially women, like Jessie James, whom I had the complete honor of interviewing at E3 2016. I really need to stress and point out that Jessie a.k.a. "GeekandGamerGirl" does not use sex appeal to grab an audience. Twitch.Tv has been a phenomena for the past 5 years since their launch in 2011. Now Twitch is the official broadcaster of many gaming events like E3. 

What I really respect Jessie for is her steadfast ability to not use the female physique to grab viewers. Instead her streams focus on actual gaming content. Jessie is an actual gamer. Meaning she is a true 100 percent gaming-chick with a solid personality and the ability to actually explain what she is doing while playing. Not many can do this. This is why Jessie is in our spotlight for Women in Gaming! The great thing about Jessie is that she does not have to get "carried" sort-of-speak, by other gaming people behind the scenes. If you watch carefully on other streamers, they use sex-appeal and other gaming pro's to make the Twitch stream "look" good. Not all personalities do this but as a viewer, I recommend to really take a look at who you donate to and try not to fall into that dupe of heavy make-up. Literally some streamers take advantage of the geek culture and there can be problems. 

GeekandGamerGirl is a genuine personality from Sydney, Australia. Her accent not only makes her appealing to view, it is also the content that she chooses to stream. While interviewing, Jessie explained she grew-up around classic systems like SEGA, Nintendo, and 90's PC games. What I enjoyed about our meeting is how GEEKY we got discussing classic game consoles AND classic PC games. Yes, this girl knows her PC's. Unlike other personalities on Twitch, GeekandGamerGirl knows her gear. This showed when Microsoft invited Jessie to E3 2016 as a special guest! Jessie's knowledge and perseverance are her greatest strengths and she has marketed, developed, and produced her own content. This is admirable. She did not need any major studio to help her along.

You can visit her channel below and be a subscriber to this wonderful personality!

https://www.twitch.tv/geekandgamergirl

 

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LA GAMES CONFERENCE 2016 Virtual Reality, Mobile APP, and FTP Gaming Breakdown

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LA GAMES CONFERENCE 2016 Virtual Reality, Mobile APP, and FTP Gaming Breakdown

First of all would like to thank Digital Media Wire and 2016 Media Team for inviting me to experience the Los Angeles Game Conference earlier today

http://www.lagamesconference.com/

Mmm not to burst anyone's bubble but senior analyst, well the few at this particular conference that did speak up against the VR push, are not buying-in. VR is stigmatized by the goggles however, VR has been around for the past 35 years. 3-D has been around since the earliest movie theaters, the term "Virtual Reality" is the visual concept that we can move in patterns not limited by side-scrolling...atleast in the realm of gaming. 

In 3-D versions,  one of the first immersive gaming models to reach record breaking proportions is World of Warcraft. In World of Warcraft a player can immersively move their character up,down, left and right (Z, X and Y axis)... If you don't know what THAT means then you probably sucked at Geometry. Regardless, World of Warcraft and games like it where you can move your character freely in a 3-Dimensional zones, is a form of virtual reality. The goggles experience may be great for some however, it is not great for the entire gaming community. This is where the conference shined. This is where it was broken down. Senior marketing analyst and developers discussed the critical topic of what makes a game successful? In general it is not the technology, or even the marketing. What makes a game global massive success in the today's gaming?

1. FREE

2. Easy and user friendly interface

3. No hassle technology

4. Story (immersive)

5. Competitiveness (esports)

The analysts are looking at VR with skepticism and this is what the conference  touched on vigorously. The general consensus is it is not a viable cost-effective measure for people in the gaming industry. Developers cannot argue that the technology is NEW because we have seen VR push in the original Nintendo with Virtual Boy. Basically, it is the same feeling that people are getting now when 3-D televisions came out as a result of the Avatar movie and James Cameron pushing for 3-D. Nevertheless that idea went to the wayside because a family realized they look absolutely ridiculous with 3-D goggles in the living room... Looking back the classical model of PC and Mouse or Console and Controller will most likely be the staple of interface gaming. 

Overall, with all the speakers touching on VR, Mobile APP, and Free To Play models the general consensus of a game being successful is the massive global appeal it needs to have. There are games that target a select population of gamers being thousands or tens of thousands. The golden crop of a game being successful is the global appeal. League of Legends, Counterstrike, DOTA, Starcraft and the new contender Hearthstone are all models of a massive and healthy global game. 

VR in all its shapes and forms is still being viewed cautiously and skeptically by developers, marketers, and analyst. Although the technology has been in different forms it is still a costly and cumbersome piece of equipment. Even I demoed the VR unit playing Borderlands and got nauseated. Only time will tell how the general gaming marketing community will take to VR gaming. The community will either massively appeal or fractionally. 

Ryan Quon

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