I am a fan of immersion in gaming and movies and whatever else is an experience you can have without actually being in danger or within grasp of the elements etc. I wrote an article some while back about ASMR and how binaural ASMR recorded with 3D stereoscopic mics make for a surreal yet relaxing experience. Now to visuals, the battle for your loungeroom wall is an epic one and with the latest from the big brands vying to blow you away with their 4K resolutions on massive screens. Even though I am a fan of many inches… of screen real estate you still can’t sit that close to the screen and when you sit where you usually sit the whole affair is not much larger in perspective than my Macbook is sitting on my lap. This whole screen size thing is going to get silly, soon enough they’ll paint your wall with some liquid screen stuff hooked into a media controller and you will watch the wall. That or you will be able to purchase rolled up LED/LCD wallpaper that when applied to any surface or framed will be the screen. Basically really big TVs with virtually limitless possibilities with screen size and application.
Now that 2013 has come and gone a huge list of awesome games has left a mark in our minds so this list is a few of the games that I am excited to play in 2014.
Now I didn’t play the original Thief games but I know what they mean to other I’ve met people who have a true passion for its originality and its style and I am happy to experience what has been called a Legend.
We haven’t seen anything in terms of gameplay but what has been shown is some great detail and from what we have seen it looks to be what Rage should have been.
Ok I will admit this when I first saw Titanfall I thought it was going to be another game that was hyped for its movement much like Brink, but after listening to people who experienced the game even in its early stages it became more intriguing and now its on this list, Stand by for Titanfall.
This game was introduced to me by a mate of mine in class I didn’t hear of the game because at that moment all I was thinking about was either GTA V or BF4 but after watching the gameplay that was online it truly was a different beast I love killing zombies and running around with mates so what a great combination to put both of them together and give it a smoother feel hopefully it will be more fluid then dead island.
I only heard of this one recently and it captured my attention immediately with its design and its concept with out any gameplay as of yet Im not sure if it will be as good as it looks but it gives the impression of being quite fun.
No its not a disney game its actually done by Slightly Mad Studios the guys behind NFS Shift 2 and this is a Sim racer, even though its incomplete it already has 60 licensed cars and over 35 tracks and some fictional race tracks as well. So if this keeps its pace it is sure to become Shaun’s new obsession.
Do you ever find something that you didn’t need until you saw it? well Star Citizen is that same feeling, until I saw some gameplay of just the hanger with all the ships in it just….. mind blasting i never knew i wanted it yet there it is.
This game looks perfect for some long sessions of co-op madness for me and Shaun its got driving a MMO feel and a huge location to drive in if it has the driving mechanics of either Driver or maybe GTA V it will be awesome.
Much like the Crew it promises a lot of things a huge map, playing with buddies, and dynamic gameplay so i have big expectations.
Now this game was meant to come out this year but it got delayed probably because the dev team saw GTA V and said ‘yeah we need more time’ but im happy as long it means a better game.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
From what I’ve heard its has a old style shooter feel but the world loves that and sometimes needs to get away from complexity of bulletdrop and go back to the way things were but better looking and awesome.
So that pretty much rounds up of the games im looking forward to im sure I missed some games because its late night and im sleep deprived but so is the life of a gamer. So what are you looking forward to in 2014?
It’s been nearly 2 weeks since E3 but with assessments im only finding time now so here it goes
Rev3 Games did a great coverage on the Ps4 but heres the low down The Ps4 was shown off its $399 or $100 cheaper then the Xbox One, they showed off new games and I will cover those later. Click HERE for the Rev3 coverage. As with all consoles I dont belve that we here at Kokstars will get one straight away because we are primarily PC gamers but it would be great to see one or both some time in the future.
There are a tone of new trailers that came with E3 so here is my top 10 it was a very hard choice from all of E3 there are a few games like kingdom hearts that look cool but im not excited because i didn’t play the originals. Please dont kill me.
#10 Wolfenstein The new order
This game looks great and from what I’ve heard its a kick back to old style shooters. You can see it HERE
#9 Trials Fusion
This announcement trailer features both of the upcoming Trials games one of Console and one on iOS it looks great and I know that Shaun loves Trials Evolution. You can see it HERE
#8 The Order 1886
Now did I see this anywhere before E3…. No but it is being developed by santa Monica studios and what is it about who knows but it looks like a 4 player Co-op game with werewolves or zombies or vampires i dont know but people have fancy names like galahan so awesome im in. Check it HERE
#7 Batman Arkham Origins
Now if you know my old stuff i have been talking about this game for freaking ages and here it is it shows a younger and darker batman before Arkham Asylum. You can see it HERE
#6 The Bureau XCOM Declassified
Well they showed off the same trailer as they did before but its great all top secretie and classified shiz so once again HERE
#5 The Crew
I’ve been skeptical since Test drive unlimited 2 about open world multiplayer drivers but if Ivory tower get it right The Crew will be a big hit at Kokstars. Check out the Gameplay HERE
#4 The Division
Ok now the last Tom Clancy ghost recon was a let down but this looks amazing hopefully its execution will be as good as the presentation it is multiplayer so those voices are people not voice actors check it HERE. But if you are confused about the story HERE
#2 Saints Row 4
OMGWTF YEAAAAAAAAAAA I WANT IT NOW!!!! but thats my view check it out for your self HERE
#1 Battlefield 4
And now a game that has made me so excited that i have brown pants just thinking about it battlefield 4 HERE is the best moments from some gameplay that happend at E3.
So what was your number 1 at E3