Hey guys! Welcome to the official Game and Deitz blog here on Moviepilot.com. If you have just heard of this hello, my name is Deitz and I am an aspiring YouTuber who covers mostly video games or gaming material, but would love to dabble in TV and film as well. Here on Game and Deitz we do a lot of Let’s Plays, from GTAV to New Super Mario Bros. Wii, along with other things such as reviews and Top 10’s-- and now other articles. Since E3 2015, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is done, it just finished actually, I figured it would be a great first post to talk about our Dream E3, since everyone on our team has different hopes for E3 2015, and we are going to compare our dreams to what actually happened. We will be posting both our videos on here and YouTube, and doing articles by one of us here at Game and Deitz weekly, so I do hope you enjoy! With that said, let’s get started with a list from my first co-host and best friend Matt.
Matt’s Top 5
Hello, Striker here. Or Matt as it seems Deitz has introduced me. E3 has always been a turbulent time for the gaming community, and I feel that with my list, people will get the E3 that they want, Microsoft fanboy or Nintendo defender. This list is very Nintendo-centric, since I do love the Big N, but I delve into a few other things non Ninty as well, so without further ado, HERE WE GO.
Number 5: Banjo-Threeie
So we all know Rare’s revealing something big at E3. While I think Battletoads is the most probable game, I want to believe Rare wants to take on the ultimate challenge and bring the bear and bird dynamic duo back to their former glory. We all want it, but we’re all scared that we’ll get another Nuts and Bolts. But will we? It’s quite possible, since the main creators of Rare have left to form Playtonic Games, who is doing the seemingly stellar Yooka-Laylee, but the least Microsoft and Rare can do at this point is try. I’ve been wanting a new entry in the Banjo-Kazooie series for quite a while now, and I feel that since Playtonic Games are trying to bring back the 3D platformer genre through Kickstarter, the least Microsoft can do is hop on the bandwagon and make the Banjo-Kazooie game we were promised, but never got finally happen.
Reality Check- While Rare did show that they are doing Rare Replay, a collection of their old great- and not so great- games to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the company. Of course the likes of Donkey Kong Country and GoldenEye 007 aren’t in the game, due to issues with Nintendo, but the fantastic games such as Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Battletoads, and the amazing bear and bird duo Banjo and Kazooie are in it 3 times actually. Rare also announced this game about some pirates and people being on the seas… but why would anyone want to play a game about sea men?
Number 4: No More Last Guardian
Believe me, I know a lot of people still want this game, and it’s certainly more probable than Half-Life 3, but I don’t see it happening, and don’t want it to. The game’s been gone a while, it was first announced at E3 all the way back in 2009, and 6 years later still hasn’t been released. Sure there have been rumors about the game still being developed, or that Sony will still plan for it to be released, but it honestly shouldn’t. This game was originally developed for the last generation of consoles- the Playstation 3, and I don’t think it would find a good home on either that or the Playstation 4. But, and this is still a possibility due to the amount of buzz the media has given this game lately and the amount of fans who seem to yearn for it every E3, if it does come back, it’s not going to be the same game these fans are begging for. Delays and waiting do that to things. It’s called over hype- and this game definitely suffers from a lot of it.
Reality Check- Another wrong guess, and this time by a big one. Team Ico, with the help of Sony, is not only making the game for PS4 and releasing it next year, but they’ve been planning on doing it since the fateful unveiling 6 years ago.Team Ico’s producer realized the game would have to make some sacrifices to be on the PS3, so they decided to take more time and make it as amazing as they can for that console's successor, the PS4.
Number 3: Ninten-DLC
Ever since the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo seems to be adamant about getting with the times and starting to put some DLC- downloadable content- into their games, but not in the usual way. Since they are Nintendo, they always make sure every game is filled to the brim with content, that’s just the Nintendo guarantee, and DLC is usually just something the developers decided to throw in to make the game even more enjoyable. Mario Kart 8 has had two DLC packs, adding new characters and cups, and since both have been received well and made people pick MK8 back up again, I would say there will be more DLC coming for that game. Super Smash Bros also has had DLC, Mewtwo, and Lucas, who is coming out the 14th of this month, also known as the day E3 kicks off and the Nintendo World Championships make a triumphant return, so it isn’t a stretch to think that more DLC would be announced for Smash 4, either characters or stages. With the Smash Ballot having been going on for a few months, it would be really cool to see some of the fan recommended fighters announced, or even the rumored Roy or Ryu pop up. Another big game the Big N has big DLC support for is Splatoon, the recently released ink-em-up. Free maps and weapon DLC has already been released only a week into the game’s life cycle, so I think it would be a big let down if more maps and weapons weren’t announced at this year’s Nintendo Direct.
Reality Check- The Nintendo Digital Event this year was… charming to say the least. The whimsical puppets and jokes were very Nintendo but the games shown seemed to be rushed, I couldn’t believe it was over, nothing big was announced really. The only DLC that was talked about at all was Ryu, Roy, and the Mii costumes at the Smash direct on Sunday, Splatoon and MK8 weren’t even mentioned! Although during the time at E3 a new weapon was released in Splatoon, so… there’s that?
Number 2: Super Mario Galaxy 3
I have hoped and hoped for this game for the past few years, and Nintendo hasn’t heard me and given it to me- well not yet at least. But Super Mario Galaxy 3 would make up for this year’s lack of Zelda U, since it would be amazing to space hop as Mario again, and has been anticipated by fans since Galaxy 2 came out in 2010. People may argue they are waiting to put Mario’s next big adventure on the NX but Nintendo can’t just skip a console generation and leave it without its obligatory Mario masterpiece. I would love an HD Galaxy game, they could even add in a fun co-op mode that makes use of the Game Pad and the Wiimote, I can imagine it now. So we better all hope Nintendo finally follows through and gives us the sequel we have been waiting for since 2010… or at least another 3D Mario platformer would be nice. Super Mario 3D World was an amazing game, but by no means has it filled the wormhole of a void created by not being able to get Power Stars and team up with the cosmic goddess to save Peach from Bowser...again...
Reality Check- Again, the lackluster Digital Event left me wanting more- but more importantly it made me wonder in fear where the next 3D Mario was. I fear now that the game has been permanently moved to the NX as a launch title, and the Wii U will be the first console to be only graced by actual Mario game. Even the GameCube had the stellar Luigi’s Mansion and Sunshine, it seems that will just be skipped out on entirely. Hopefully, I’m wrong.
Number 1: A New Metroid
Metroid is one of Nintendo’s oldest franchises, and it seems lately that it has been neglected and shoved aside thanks to Ninja Theory’s utter fail Metroid: Other M, a game every single Metroid fan despises with every fiber of their being. But since Retro Games are still part of the Nintendo second-party family, and their mysterious resurgence on Twitter a year after their last game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze released, it would seem they are up to something. Also, Nintendo needs a new Metroid game. Either a 2D “metroidvania” game, in the style of Super Metroid would be amazing, or another foray into 3D Samus, and a good one this time, would do wonders for the Wii U as a console. It may be getting booted by the NX soon, but with the right games, the Wii U could be as fondly remembered as the GameCube is, and a new Metroid is one such game that is a saving grace to the console.
Reality Check- Okay, so we technically did get a new Metroid game… just not for the right console, or the right characters. Metroid Prime- Federation Force was announced as a cooperative exploration game with its side feature being Blastball, a soccer-like game with guns. And with the series director of Prime saying that the next home console Metroid game will most likely show up on the NX, it seems we won’t be getting Metroid Prime 4 anytime soon.
Thanks Matt! Up next is our editor CJ, and what he wants for E3, although I should probably warn you that he’s not much of a gamer...
As most gamer's know, E3 is the BIGGEST gaming convention of the year, where they release trailers and games to show off to the public. At this year’s E3, I am hoping to see more of the Star Wars Battlefront franchise. Although there's already a small amount of information out there about the game, I want people to be able to try out the game then and there and give their own opinion of it. Since Star Wars Battlefront 2 came out on the PS2, I have been a big fan of the franchise, so the more information about the new game, the better! From what I have seen the game looks great, but a look at the multiplayer, maybe even a demo of the game available to all attendees of E3 would be amazing. I can’t wait for this game to finally come out and try it out all for myself, and have the same fun I did years ago playing Battlefront 2.
A very short yet great answer from our editor, and you wonder why he’s the one that usually doesn’t play the games. The next list is from my other co-host of the show Hacker, and being the polar opposite of Matt, he’s a Sony guy so if you want Playstation hopes, then this is the list to read.
Hacker’s Top 5
Hey, I’m Hacker, Deitz’s reluctant co-host on the channel, I mean it. I’m kept here in chains and forced to record with him. He said I wouldn’t get food until I finished my own personal list for E3, so I did it with the tiny, horrible laptop he gave me, and man it is hard to type with chains on.
But, after days of typing… and retyping because I made a lot of mistakes, I finally have my top 5 list for E3, let’s go.
Number 5- More Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
I am a huge fan of stealth games, there is nothing more satisfying than silently killing a guy who didn’t know what was happening, really there isn’t. I played Deus Ex: Human Revolution and enjoyed it, the mix of stealth and RPG elements were blended well and I had a lot of fun with the game, except I hated having to go guns blazing into the boss fights since, that just ruined the game for me. When it was announced in April, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided promised us it would be the stealth game that its predecessor failed to be, with Eidos Montreal emphasizing just how big of an element stealth would be to the game. In this game. you wouldn’t be thrown into the action with boss fights, you could actually find a way to kill the boss without having to use brute force, and you could play the entire game slyly and skillfully by staying hidden, never once having to be put into those total action sequences if you were good enough. I would love to see more of this shown at Square Enix’s press conference at E3 this year, and can’t wait to play it,
Reality Check- Although it was obvious that this game would be at E3, it was great to see it be a big hit with all the fans. The game looks amazing, with the branching path of stealth or guns blazing, and everything just looks beautiful. I’m hoping for a release date soon, cause I can’t wait for it to come out.
Number 4- A New Hitman Game
Speaking of loving stealth kills and quiet assassinations, the Hitman series is one of my favorite of all time. The games require the player to be perfect every time, having to plan ahead and quietly wait for the exact right second to kill your target so not only are you not detected, but you have the satisfaction of no one ever figuring out who the killer was. These games are notoriously difficult, and the fans love that, but the latest game Absolution didn’t exactly follow the trend in toughness. What I want is for Hitman to stop being an iOS game and to stop trying to become a movie, and for Square Enix to listen to their fans and bring their game back to its difficult, precise, and wonderful roots. And I want them to announce it at this year’s E3.
Reality Check- I predicted and hoped, and yes it came true. The new game, just called Hitman, is coming December 8th, 2015, THIS YEAR, and it comes with a beta for Playstation 4 players, oh and 6 exclusive contracts not found on any other version of the game. What a great time to be a Sony fan.
Number 3- Anything Borderlands 3
For a game series, Borderlands has done the impossible by mixing FPS gameplay with RPG elements and comedy, and making a masterpiece almost every time. The game is difficult, it's witty, it’s chock full of as many guns and content as you can imagine, and still people are craving for more. The Pre-Sequel did come out less than a year ago, but that game just didn’t have the same reception as the other two did. It didn’t hold the same gravity (pun intended), have the same humor or interesting and fun DLC, so far anyway. and just wasn’t what fans wanted for the next step in the Borderlands series. Borderlands 3 was brought up earlier this year, by Gearbox asking for new workers to help work on the game, but with the lead writer leaving and a few other people, it seems the game may be headed for an eternity stuck in Hell, and I don’t want that! So, for a sign of life, I want something, anything Borderlands 3 at this year’s E3, to give me the hope that the game is still alive and running.
Reality Check- There was absolutely no word on Borderlands 3 at all, nothing about DLC for the Pre-Sequel even, or the Telltale series… just no Borderlands at all at E3 and it saddens me.
Number 2- Star Wars Battlefront Beta
If you can’t tell by now, I’m a huge fan of shooters, and multiplayer games, when they are done right. The Battlefront series seems to have hit the nail on the head with Battlefront 2, and oh my did they hit the head. That game was amazing, from the creative story mode to the always entertaining multiplayer that people, to this day, still indulge in. When EA and DICE announced they got the rights to another Star Wars Battlefront, the world exploded, fans wanted the game right then, and we still don’t have it. The only glimpse we’ve had of the game was a tiny clip at the end of last years E3 and that Storm-trooper photo from a month or two ago. I would love if EA decided to show even more footage for the game, showing us that waiting another year is worth it, and maybe they could even go the Battlefield: Hardline route and make a closed beta for the multiplayer to build the hype for the game even more and show us just how amazing it is going to be.
Reality Check- There is NOT going to be a Battlefront beta, and that doesn’t sit well for me. Well, at least the game does have a release date, November 17th, and looks so amazing! You get to be on Hoth and literally be a bad ass and go into X-wings or Tie Fighters and drive AT-AT’s and ugh… it’s so pretty.
Number 1- Fallout 4 in 2015
Bethesda, being the gods that they are, decided to pull everyone for a loop when they released a teaser trailer announcing Fallout 4 just two weeks before E3 and their first ever press conference at the convention. Now fans are speculating, me being one of them, just how complete the game is and when it is actually coming out. I am a gigantic fan of the Fallout series, and hearing about this made me excited as all hell, but I don’t think me, or any of the other fans, can wait longer than we already have for the game to come out. I am hoping Bethesda decides to be generous and wonderful people and give the world the soon to be critically acclaimed masterpiece that is Fallout 4 before the end of this year. We’ve waited 7 years since Fallout 3 for a new game in the series by Bethesda, and 5 since New Vegas, so please Bethesda hear our pleas and release the game this year!
Reality Check- Once again I WAS RIGHT! Not only was gameplay and more game shown of Fallout 4 at Bethesda’s first ever E3 conference, also Doom was shown and I did not expect that and am very excited, but they also announced a release date for the game. It releases on November 10th, just a little more than a week before Battlefront mind you, and they also decided to be like “Hey everyone you know those awesome Pipboys? HERE YA GO!” by releasing a special edition Pipboy edition of the game, which comes with a real, working Pipboy. Also, I guess Xbox One users have it good because they also get Fallout 3 when they buy 4… but whatever.
Everyone on our channel seems to have had some great hopes for E3, and I can easily agree with so many of them. But, now it’s time for me to finally share my top 5 hopes and dreams for this year’s E3, and I hope I don’t fail. Tally-ho! Um, I mean… let’s do this?
Deitz’s Top 5
Number 5: Pokemon Delta Emerald Announced
Every since I was little, I have always loved the Pokemon series, they were my some of my first ventures not only into the RPG genre but into video games themselves. After Pokemon Black and White, I started becoming less and less of a fan of the games, skipping over Black and White 2 entirely. Then Pokemon X and Y was released in 2013 as the first “3D” Pokemon game, and I still wasn’t interested. It wasn’t until last year when Nintendo announced Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire did my passion for the pocket monsters reignite and I finally bought a 3DS. Generation 3 is my favorite generation of Pokemon, with Emerald being my favorite game in the entire series and Leaf Green letting me enjoy the original game in a nice, 32 bit and colored setting. I love Emerald, the way it brings both Ruby and Sapphire’s stories together, gave us Rayquaza, added to the story, and gave us the Battle Frontier. It also gave the fans the best seasons of the Pokemon anime ever, Hoenn is my favorite region by far. So since the Pokemon franchise has a history of giving people that 3rd definitive game, I want Delta Emerald to be announced at E3, not X2 and Y2. because the first games were bad… just plain bad.
Reality Check- For the first time in years, there was not a single Pokemon game talked about, even whispered about, at E3. Well, here’s to hoping it comes out in a later Nintendo Direct. Come to think about it Nintendo left out a lot in this years Digital Event...
Number 4: More Nindies!
Nindies, or Nintendo Indies, are games that Nintendo has agreed to put on their eShop and sell for indie developers. The recent Nindie Humble Bundle showed me just how amazing of a thing this is, because I have fallen in love with these games. Stealth Inc. 2; A Game of Clones, included in the bundle, has quickly become one of my favorite games of all time- and it is an indie game. Shovel Knight also proved just how above and beyond these independent developers will go to make their games amazing, and I want Nintendo to show even more support. With first and second party AAA games coming at a slow, but steady, pace for the Wii U, the best idea for Nintendo is to show just how much they love their indie developers and make everyone see the fantastic games that their console is home to. The lack of 3rd party support is the perfect excuse for Nintendo to start 100% backing these games and their development, and let them still focus on their main games as well. It’s a win-win.
Reality Check- ...such as Nindies. Where the hell was my Nindie showcase huh Nintendo? Look I’m all for having demos of the indie games at home where you can try them out and buy them for a discount, 15% off to be exact, but how is anyone going to know about this if you don’t talk about it! Not a single indie game was talked about the entire event, from Runbow to Steamworld Heist, not even some obscure ones that no one really plays like that Kitty on Rails one from last year. Where was all that Nintendo?
Number 3- Nintendo RPGs Release Dates
Every since the NES, Nintendo has been known to be the home of some of the best RPGs of all time. Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Super Mario RPG, the original Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest are all phenomenal games from gaming’s youth. Even after Nintendo’s partnership with Square Enix ended, they have been able to produce some amazing, high quality RPGs. The Mario and Luigi series is my favorite RPG game series ever, and I hope for an announcement for a new game in that franchise, because they’re just so damn charming. All 4 games are filled with humor, an ingenious combat system that is super rewarding, great plots. and lots of fantastic and unforgettable supporting characters, such as fan favorite Fawful. (insert Fawful photo) On the Wii they had Monolith Soft’s gem Xenoblade Chronicles, a game so well known outside of Japan that there was actually a petition to have it release in the States and around the world. The spiritual sequel to that game Xenoblade Chronicles X is already out in Japan, and I just want a real release date for the game because I am so excited for it! You get to fly around in giant mechs called Skellys, fight gigantic monsters, and travel through what may be one of the most beautiful and diverse overworlds in a game.
Reality Check- Nintendo actually got this right, one of the few things to be fair. Not only did Xenoblade Chronicles X get a release date, though damn it is very late at December 4th, but they also announced maybe the best, simplest, most in front of your face team up out there- Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam. In this game, you not only get the normal Mario and Luigi humor and ingenious combat system, but now Paper Mario joins into the fun and adds even more the chaos. This game made me super excited, not only is it another game in my favorite RPG series, but its adding in the classic Paper Mario as well. I can’t wait to see what new adventure unfolds, next Spring can’t get here fast enough.
Number 2- A Look at The Last of Us 2
When it comes to devoted, talented, and awing developers, Naughty Dog is usually near the top of my list. Every game they have made is amazing, from Crash Bandicoot to Uncharted, even the Jak and Daxter series, all of these games are stellar. With the impending release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which is what we are told is April, and the surprisingly recent announcement of the Nathan Drake collection, and HD remake of all 3 Uncharted games for the PS4, Naughty Dog is doing an amazing job keeping people occupied. Yet, one game that they released hasn’t had much press at all lately, and that is their fantastic mushroom zombie survival game The Last of Us. I want a sequel, or at least a glimpse of one, to be shown at this years E3, but I don’t want a release date. I want the game to have new protagonists, Ellie and Joel’s story is complete, maybe even take place in a different part of the world, or even the future. The lore is extremely rich in this game and I want to see it expanded into a fully realized world that has multiple fantastic games under its belt, not just one. But I do want Naughty Dog to take their time with this game, I want them to take as long as they need to make the game they feel surpasses and is fit to be in the same name family as their first one, I say 3, maybe 4 years. I just want some sort of acknowledgement that it is at least being worked on at this year’s E3.
Reality Check- Naughty Dog wowed fans this year with the announcement that The Nathan Drake Collection will have Uncharted 4’s multiplayer beta, and also some more info and gameplay of Uncharted 4 itself. While I am a huge fan of the series, and am anxious for this game to come out, I wanted them to come out of left field with at least a mention of a Last of Us sequel, but it didn’t happen. Well… at least we have Nathans insanely chiseled chin to help us cope.
Number 1- First Party Galore
The biggest problem I have with gamer's is that they justify their purchase of a PS4 or an Xbox One using third party games as a means to say the consoles “have a gaming library”. A lot of time does go into third-party, all console games, but nothing gets worked on harder and means more to me than a first party game. They’re exclusive, they are meant to push the system to its max and drive the stories that they are meant to tell. Even second party is fine, with studios banding together with Microsoft, or Sony, or Nintendo for a game that seems to breathe new life into the consoles. But when I look at the Wii U library compared to the library of the other two consoles, I honestly smile, I do the same when I hear that the Wii U is lacking 3rd party support, and I’m fine with that. A first party game to me is the best a game can achieve. Games like Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed look fun, but they are yearly releases that by no means justify buying a new console with a hefty price tag, you can get them anywhere. Few 3rd party developers ever are the exception, with Rockstar and Rocksteady being two of the handful that actually are. So at this year’s E3, I want more first party everything. For Nintendo, I want more Starfox, more Metroid, more Zelda and whatever else those amazing people decide to throw at us, my body is ready for anything. Sony and the Playstation 4 on the other hand have two Uncharted games coming, but still need more, and I hope it is a new Sly Cooper game because that mischievous raccoon needs a home on a console again. Microsoft even needs support, with the few games of Halo 5: Guardians and Quantum Break, though it continues to get delayed, keeping it as an actual excuse to be a console. So I don’t care who wins this year’s E3, I don’t really care about Fallout, or the next CoD or Battlefield, I am much more interested in what the parent companies decide to do with their consoles themselves.
Reality Check- Yes, everyone went total 1st party this year, and it made me happy. Microsoft announced a slew of new titles, such as the intriguing ReCore and the Rare Replay thing, as well as more information on Halo 5: Guardians. Sony also went super 1st party, with opening the show with the Last Guardian, announcing a Final Fantasy 7 remake- which make me fall out of my chair in shock and joy- having a big emphasis on Uncharted, Shenmue 3, and Media Molecule's new game called Dreams. Even if Nintendo didn’t show the indie games I wanted, we got more of a look into Mario Maker, whoops, “Super” Mario Maker, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Yoshi’s Woolly World, The Legend of Zelda; Triforce Heroes, a 3 person Zelda game like 4 Swords Adventures, and even the new Starfox, Starfox Zero, made its debut and made us all feel that kick of loving nostalgia. All in all. I say this was a fantastic E3 for games, and gaming, as a whole.
I hope you guys enjoyed our inaugural article to Moviepilot.com and I’m so happy to be able to do this and, hopefully, you liked what you read or saw and wanna help us grow. New articles will be up weekly about a ton of different things, so keep an eye out for that, along with all of our videos posted both on here and on YouTube. Please write down any of your hopes for this year’s E3 down below, and if you agree or disagree with any of us, we appreciate anything! Thanks to Matt, CJ, and Hacker for helping write this article and we will be here next week with a whole new article and set of videos for you all!