11 E3 2016 Predictions for Sony

For the last several years, when June rolls around and the Electronic Entertainment Expo hype begins, I have created lists of fifty questions that set up the scope of what game enthusiasts are anticipating. These questions are framed in the sense that they can be definitively answered “YES” or “NO” by the time E3 concludes. This year will be a bit different. Because of the shifting landscape of the press conferences this year, three posts will pose these kinds of questions. In each, I will directly give you my E3 2016 predictions. We continue with… SONY Conference: Monday, June 13

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11 E3 2016 Predictions for Microsoft

For the last several years, when June rolls around and the Electronic Entertainment Expo hype begins, I have created lists of fifty questions that set up the scope of what game enthusiasts are anticipating. These questions are framed in the sense that they can be definitively answered “YES” or “NO” by the time E3 concludes. This year will be a bit different. Because of the shifting landscape of the press conferences this year, three posts will pose these kinds of questions. In each, I will directly give you my E3 2016 predictions. We begin with… MICROSOFT Conference: Monday, June 13

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Why Pokémon Starters Will Never Change

It has been two weeks since the three starters for Pokémon Sun & Moon were officially revealed. While one of these beginner creatures is usually received less enthusiastically by the general gaming public, particularly when compared to the other two, it’s hard to remember the last time that this fondness gap between Pokémon starters was so large. While I happen to favor the Grass type Rowlet, and others prefer the Fire type Litten, the Water type Popplio has a vastly smaller, yet just as ardent following. In all of the excitement for Generation VII of the main series Pokémon games,

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Tempo Control: Episode 7 – Mass Effect

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Mass Effect soundtrack, PlayStation 4K rumors intensify, Final Fantasy XV uncovered, Nintendo fires a target of online harassment, and gaming’s best April Fool’s Day moments! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:29 – #10 Song 4:35 – PlayStation 4K Rumors 10:27 – #9 Song 11:58 – Mako Drive (Mashup) 12:39 – #8 Song 16:40 – Final Fantasy XV Uncovered 19:46 – #7 Song 22:00 – Now Playing 23:20 – Composer Spotlight 24:48 – #6 Song 26:35 – Nintendo Fires Alison Rapp 30:11 – #5 Song 32:06 – Out This Week 33:12

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Tempo Control: Episode 6 – Killer Instinct: Season 2

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Killer Instinct: Season 2 soundtrack, the leaked NX controllers are fake, players get to experience Dark Souls III early, the GameTrailers crew returns under a new name, and the top five rabbits in video games! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:18 – #10 Song 9:08 – Leaked NX Controllers are Fake 12:09 – #9 Song 17:31 – Learning How to Ultra Combo (Skit) 21:28 – #8 Song 27:39 – Dark Souls III Leaked in English Early 29:56 – #7 Song 39:07 – Now Playing 40:59 – Composer Spotlight 42:00 –

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Tempo Control: Episode 5 – Undertale

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Undertale soundtrack, PlayStation VR pricing and other GDC news, Xbox One and PS4 cross-network coming to Rocket League, Digital Homicide sues Jim Sterling, and five way too early E3 2016 predictions! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:20 – #10 Song 4:10 – PlayStation VR Pricing and GDC Headlines 9:19 – #9 Song 15:55 – Snowdin Star (Mashup) 17:12 – #8 Song 19:10 – Rocket League to Feature Cross-Network Play 21:12 – #7 Song 23:54 – Now Playing 25:18 – Composer Spotlight 26:13 – #6 Song 28:24 – Digital Homicide Sues

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Tempo Control: Episode 4 – Pokémon Black & White

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Pokémon Black & White soundtrack, our final predictions for the PlayStation VR release date and price, Microsoft closes Lionhead Studios, Ubisoft has a long way to go with The Division, and we rank the Pokémon generations from worst to first! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:19 – #10 Song 4:24 – Final Predictions for PlayStation VR 7:25 – #9 Song 9:21 – A Pokémon Battle With No Regrets (Skit) 15:16 – #8 Song 18:54 – Microsoft Closes Lionhead Studios 21:25 – #7 Song 24:01 – Now Playing 25:31 – Composer

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Game News Stories: Week of February 29, 2016

During Episode 3 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   Nintendo Direct: March 2016 Takeaways After a new Nintendo Direct revealed Wii U and 3DS games for summer 2016, several questions came to mind. What could the fatal flaw be for Star Fox Zero? Are we finally sold on Metroid Prime: Federation Force? Is there hope for the new Paper Mario game on Wii U? Here are our top five takeaways from the event!

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Tempo Control: Episode 3 – Persona 3

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 soundtrack, Nintendo shows off summer games in their March 2016 Direct, a new NX rumor changes perspective, Microsoft ponders making hardware upgrades to Xbox One, and No Man’s Sky finally has a release date! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:34 – #10 Song 5:21 – Nintendo Direct for March 2016 12:55 – #9 Song 15:48 – Seth Learns About Social Links (Skit) 21:23 – #8 Song 24:26 – NX Rumor Changes Perspective 27:23 – #7 Song 29:55 – Now Playing 31:17 – Composer Spotlight 32:32

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Game News Stories: Week of February 22, 2016

During Episode 2 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   Pokémon Sun and Moon Revealed Generation VII of Pokémon is upon us! Between leaked marketing documents and logos, Pokémon Sun and Moon were afterthoughts after the big Pokémon Direct was concluded. Did we learn anything else besides the names? What else could still be on that document?

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