Greetings, Wolves! It's Diction again. (I'm a glutton for punishment.) This week was E3, so brace yourselves for a lot of gaming news!
Are you ready?
Here we go!
First off, we've got important member news! Our very own Longfangs, Virion and Ninjacx, graduated recently! Congrats, boys. That's a huge accomplishment. That being said, you guys should go give 'em a little hell, let 'em know we appreciate 'em.
Another little side note, Zero and I found out our move-in date, and it's the Seventh of July, so wish us luck!
Also, Mike's had a bit of a revelation about.... Malls?
1:17 AM - [WPC] Mike America: It doesn't fit! IT'S LIKE MALL mus..ic...
1:17 AM - [WPC] Mike America: there is a mission where you go to a mall with the sole intent of destroying 50k worth of stuff.
1:18 AM - [WPC] Mike America: I....never listened to the music the mall plays...
THE WORLD CUP STARTED THIS WEEK FOR ALL YOU EUROPEANS OUT THERE. 'Murca couldn't care any less about it, so, there's that. But there's some exciting news on that front. I know nothing about the world cup, but I'm going to guess that Ireland will win, but Krum will catch the Snitch or something.
As many of our Longfangs know, I'm kind of passionate about certain subjects, (hence my request to take this week's newsletter), and E3 and the things that went on during E3 were super important to me. Not just because they're game related, but because there's more representation for things this year.
First, I'm gonna tell you about Ubisoft's huge screw up. Assassin's Creed: Unity, when first announced as in production, promised us our first female assassin. Well, they decided not to do that. Because apparently, Ubisoft has no idea how boobs work. Yep, you heard correctly.
"Breasts are difficult to animate", cried the founder of Ubisoft. "Bullshit," replied the head animator for Assassin's Creed 3 (who also helped in development of the female fronted AC:3 chapter called 'Liberation'. (Game devs said it'd push production back a few months; former devs for older games and other companies have said it would push it back two days). Basically, Ubisoft went, well, sexist, lazy or both.
After having female pirates in the multiplayer for AC: Black Flag, and a female assassin in a chapter of one of their games, they decided to remove playable women altogether, thus alienating a lot of players, male and female alike and resulting in a HORRIBLY inaccurate game (Unity is set during the French Revolution where the most famous assassin of the revolution was a female by the name of Charlotte Corday). This being said, there has been a HUGE uproar about it in the gaming community as a whole. A lot of developers have been calling Ubisoft out on their actions, including people who worked on previous games, as well as people in all creative industries, from books, to television to comics, as well as gamers worldwide. Regardless of your opinion, Ubisoft is clearly full of lies and should not be trusted.
However, despite Ubisoft's major fail, there were a lot of major wins in the area of E3. Examples being that Call of Duty : Advanced Warfare and Legend of Zelda now have the option to use a female avatar or character in game, if not in storymode, then in multiplayer mode, which is HUGE news for people who prefer having lady avatars over dudes. I, for one, am super stoked on it. I never thought CoD to be progressive, but man, they proved me wrong. Still not my type of game, but, I give the developers props on it.
Not much news here, aside from that the Wii U still sucks and Nintendo can't get people to buy it. However, their trailer for the new Legend of Zelda has sparked quite a bit of talk. It seems that the new LoZ game might not feature Link as the main character, but instead, features Zelda! You can read more about that one here.
Speaking of Legend of Zelda, there's a multiplayer game coming out for the Wii U called Hyrule Warriors. The game features the option to play as Zelda, Shiek and other well loved characters. You can read more about it and other Nintendo news here.
(Well, at least you know where I stand in the console wars now. If you haven't figured it out, I'm a Sony kinda girl. Anyway-) Microsoft is to be releasing Halo 5 sometime in the nearish future as well as a new Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid 5, Mortal Kombat X and assorted other games. (But Microsoft also still seems to think that Kinects are going to sell.... please read this and laugh with me).
You can find much more info on their planned releases here.
Okay, so, you guys have figured out by now that I'm a damn sucker for anything Playstation. I'm sorry, I grew up on Sony consoles. I will forever be a console gamer at heart. Doesn't mean I love the PC any less.
Now that that's out of the way, let's just take a damn look at this beautiful fucking game. Bloodborne.
Are you kidding me? LOOK AT THAT.
So, this game just got a few absolutely beautiful screenshots released in 1080p and let me tell you, they look incredible. The game itself looks terrifying and rightly so. I do believe this game has quite a bit to do with Dark Souls and was previously leaked under the name of Project Beast.
Did you want Steampunk? Then I give you The Order: 1886.
Basically, this game is Whisky's dream game. It's got Steampunk themes, Knights and half-breed creatures that the Knights have to destroy. And it's set in London. Time will tell if it's good, but I'm excited because it honestly looks epic.
That's all the news I can fit in for today, folks. I'm dead tired. Worked 37 hours this week and it looks like, if I'm lucky, I'll be pulling much of the same hours next week too. So remember folks, there's always a wolf in the woods. And this one is an absolute glutton for punishment. Zzzzzzzz.