Gaming headlines include: Star Wars Battlefront II’s multiplayer has been brought back from the dead, Former Square-Enix employee arrested for allegedly stocking up game consoles for resale, and Destiny 2 Players discover humorously elaborate raid exploit. Plus, thoughts and discussions on Bethesda’s Wonfenstien II: The New Colossus and their #NoMoreNazis campaign. Continue reading
– Bethesda’s vice president of PR and marketing, Pete Hines, has confirmed that Fallout 4 VR will get a demo during the company’s E3 2017 press conference.
– Bethesda announces their E3 conference will be on Sunday, June 11th, 2017 after Microsoft announces theirs. “Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery.”
– Fallout 4 has surpassed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to become the “most successful” game in publisher Bethesda’s history.
– Last year, during E3, Bethesda unveiled Prey. It has been announced that the game will be released this May.
– In a new blog post, Bethesda announces that review copies for its upcoming games won’t be sent to media outlets until the day before release.
– Bethesda announced earlier this year that mods will be available for PS4, but it looks like Sony does not want this. Read the article here!
-Nuka-World is set in a post-apocalyptic amusement park–instead of happy guests, it’s now filled with Raiders. Check out Nuka-World’s trailer here!
Bethesda and id Software’s fantastic reboot of the Doom franchise has plenty of secrets to discover, ranging from DoomGuy fist-bumping a doll of himself to actual playable recreations of the original Doom 1 and 2 maps. However, Reddit user Tomcb has discovered that one of Doom’s more sinister Easter eggs lies inside of Mick Gordon’s excellent soundtrack. If you put the track “CyberDemon” through a Spectrogram program, the song will be represented with Satanic Pentagrams and images of “666” repeating.
If you are curious as to how this works, it is a somewhat complicated process that only a few musicians have ever taken advantage of (i.e. Aphex Twin). Essentially, you can encode any image into a sonic format that can then be placed into a song and read by a Spectrogram. If there are any aspiring musicians who want to do something similar, there are plenty of tutorials on the internet that describe the process in more detail.
This is being discussed live right now for Episode 20 at Final Encounter Cast at Twitch.tv.
Video game creators have been retooling their approach to E3 these days. From Square Enix holding a press showcase months in advance to get ahead of everyone, to Nintendo opting to do Nintendo Directs in lieu of holding media briefing at all, more and more companies are trying to rise above the noise of the industry’s biggest trade show and dominate the conversation on their own terms. Another one of the more recent companies that decided to break tradition is Bethesda, who just announced that their second E3 press briefing will take place on June 12. Get hyped! This year, the showcase is leaving Hollywood Boulevard and moving to the LA Hanger downtown, closer to the rest of the E3 festivities.
This is being discussed live right now at Final Encounter Cast at Twitch.tv.
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