Paris's Games Week Press Start to BGN Show Recap 01/11/2017

Paris's Games Week Press Start to BGN Show Recap 01/11/2017

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Welcome back to Press Start to BGN, Laurier’s gaming show by a bunch of Game Design & Development students here at Laurier’s Brantford campus. The program is very new and so is our show, so for those who don’t know Game Design & Development is headed by Dr Scott Nicholson through the Brantford Games Network or BGN, hence the name “Press Start to BGN” which sounds like “begin.” This week on the show we talked about the games that were revealed during Paris Games Week and our impressions on Mario Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed:Origins. Thanks for tuning in!

NEWS!

The Paris Games Conference happened this week and with it new trailer’s and new announcments.

  • Sucker Punch Productions has announced a new game, Ghost of Tsushima, after three years of silence.

  • The Last of Us Part 2 has a new trailer featuring completely different character’s than what we have seen before and features people who appear to be in some sort of violent cult.
  • Spiderman also got a new trailer featuring what appears to be kingpin.
  • God of War has a new trailer.
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a new trailer with a perspective flip to the side of the empire.
  • Call of Duty WW2 was also features at the conference.
  • Sony has revealed Detroit: Become Human’s release window. The narrative-driven game will launch sometime during spring of 2018.
  • Shadow of Colossus has been confirmed for release to PS4
  • Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a new DLC named The Frozen Wilds
  • Destiny 2 is getting an expansion coming December 5
  • Far Cry 5 has released footage of gameplay featuring a very good boy (a dog)
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Monster Hunter World gets its first announced DLC for PS4, and you’ll get to try the game soon.
  • Guacamelee 2 has been announced.
  • Loco Roco 2 Remastered
  • Concrete Genie
  • The Garden Between

What’s Coming Out Soon!

Hey everybody! Check out what came out this week!

See, it’s my name on this week-long festival, but i don’t have a good pun/joke… ah well lets get on with it. My job is pretty easy today, not much has come out this week.

  • Steven Universe: Save the Light (PS4 [Oct. 31], XB1 [Nov. 3])
    • Did you know Steven Universe had a mobile game? Well the sequel to it is out, and I’m bloody excited for it! Save the Light is a game where you play as characters from the hit Cartoon Network show Steven Universe, in an original story co-written by the creator of the show her self, Rebecca Sugar. With a blend of real-time and turn-based combat, and a whole lot of more in-depth gameplay than it’s predecessor, the game looks like fun for those fans of Steven and his family!
  • Call of Duty: World War II (PS4, XB1, PC) (November 3rd)
    • No health regen. No double jump. No wall running. Welcome back to World War 2, people. The newest game in the Call of Duty franchise goes back to its roots, focusing on real-life events and mechanics. There is also a brand new Multiplayer experience less like the previous games. You no longer get your own custom loadouts and perks. Instead you pick one of 5 divisions, and you progress through the ranks in each division to use the special skills and additional abilities. There is no longer a final killcam either, it is replaced with a “Bronze Star” Kill of the game-type thing, so thats cool. Zombies also makes a comeback as “Nazi Zombies”, so you get to kill Nazis!!! (Wolfenstein 2 anybody?)

PS+

  • Bound (PS4)
  • Dungeon Punks (PS4, PSVita)
  • Worms Battlegrounds (PS4)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PS4, available until January 3)
  • R-Type Dimensions (PS3)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic (PS3)
  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse [Ep. 1 & 2] (PSVita)
  • Dungeon Punks (PSVita)

Games With Gold

  • TrackMania Turbo (November 1-30) (XB1)
  • Tales From the Borderlands (November 16 – December 15) (XB1)
  • The Turing Test (October 16 – November 15) (XB1)
  • Nights Into Dreams (XB360)
  • Deadfall Adventures (XB360)

That’s it for this week! Hope you guys had a spoopy halloween!

What We’ve Been Playing:

CASSIE

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    • From Nintendo comes the adorable life simulation game Animal Crossing: New Leaf! In this game, you are the mayor of a town filled with andromorphic animals. Talk to your town residents, explore your little town, and enjoy various activities such as bug hunting and fishing. Modify your wardrobe and get yourself a lovely house in this charming game available on the Nintendo 3DS.
  • Jotun

    • From Thunder Lotus comes the action adventure game Jotun. Play as Thora, a recently deceased Viking woman on her quest to seek favour with the gods from Norse mythology by defeating various Jotun, elemental creatures of elemental power and strength. Each frame of gameplay is hand drawn to give the game the feeling that the player is playing an animated film. Fight for your chance to enter Valhalla’s gates, available on PC, Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

PARIS

  • Destiny 2

    • Return to the vast worlds of Bungie’s mythic science fiction, action roleplaying game in Destiny 2. Play as a Guardian, a guardian being given a power called Light to use to protect the citizens of Earth from various alien races. Play as one of three different alien species whom can be one of three attack classes; Titan, Hunter, or Warlock, as you protect the Last City from an alien race called the Cabal who have stolen the source of your character’s Light. Journey to regain your Light and find a way to defeat their leader Ghaul and his Red Legion army as you take back the Last City. Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
  • King’s Quest

    • From Sierra On-Line and The Odd Gentlemen comes the re-imagined of the original game, the new 2015 episodic adventure game King’s Quest. Unlike the original King’s Quest, the game is not point and click but rather lets players fully control the movements of their player character, being able to interact with different objects through the five senses. The story follows the story of King Graham when he was a young knight and is narrated as a story being told to his older self’s granddaughter. Choose how the story will end in this new installment in the King’s Quest franchise, available on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStations 3 and 4.

JELENA

  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins

    • From Ubisoft Montreal comes the latest installment to their action-adventure stealth game series Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Players are Bayek, a Medjay officer in Egypt during the Ptolemaic period, where various political crises are at hand. Discover how Bayek became the one of the first assassins and how the Brotherhood of Assassins came into being, available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

STEPHAN

  • Cuphead

    • From StudioMDHR comes the 1930s cartoon inspired run and gun game Cuphead. To repay a deal he made with the devil, Cuphead and his brother Mugman must fight a series of bosses to collect their souls for the devil. Play in both single and cooperative mode in this hand drawn, Max Fleisher animation inspired game, available on PC and Xbox One.
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    • From Monolith Productions comes the sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the new Middle-earth: Shadow of War. In this action roleplaying game, the story takes place right after the first installment, having players be Tailon, a human ranger, on his path of forging a new ring of power to take down Sauron for good. Amass your armies and get ready for war, available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

  • Super Mario Odyssey

    • From Nintendo comes the newest installment to the Mario franchise, Super Mario Odyssey. Play as Mario with his new companion Cappy, a spirit that has possessed Mario’s hat, as the two of them travel across various worlds to stop Bowser from marrying an unwilling Princess Peach. Unlike previous Mario installments, the game is more explorative with an open-ended gameplay structure such as that of Super Mario Sunshine and allows Mario to capture and control various enemies, NPCs, and objects with the help of Cappy. Explore and progress through the story your way in this new Mario title, available on the Nintendo Switch.

EDEN

  • Horizon Zero Dawn

    • From Guerrilla Games comes their 2017 action roleplaying game Horizon Zero Dawn. In this game, players play as Aloy, an archer hunter who lives in a world overrun by robots. The game comes with an open world to explore, tribes to visit and side quests to complete alongside its main storyline. Discover the dangers and secrets lurking in this games world, now available on PlayStation.

 

MUSIC

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn – Main Theme (Julie Elven)
  • Super Mario Odyssey – Jump Up, Super Star

 

WRAP

That’s everything! We’re super excited to be doing this show and we hope you’re enjoying it too 🙂 We’re on every Wednesday at 7 pm on this site and if you have any questions or feedback feel free to tweet Stephan (@StephanReilly) or email reil4130 (at) mylaurier (dot) ca. If you have any feedback on the blog posts email Cassie, duli6880(at) mylaurier (dot) ca. Thanks again and catch you next week!

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