E3 2017

Anthem Gameplay Closes Microsoft Conference

After a getting a short teaser trailer at Electronic Arts’ show last night, Anthem, from BioWare, was shown on running on Xbox One X.

Anthem will be an open-world game. The gameplay trailer started with the lead character in a town square. She is given the task of retrieving some workers. Anthem puts players in the hand of freelancers who explore and protect humanity from the threats outside of the wall.

After getting the mission, the trailer introduced an array of exosuits known as javelins. These will be customizable suits. The two characters dove off the wall and used a jetpack to explore the world outside of the wall. Each suit will have different features. The shown, the Ranger and Colossus featured a balanced and tank style suit.

The first look at combat revealed third-person gunplay and abilities that appeared to be on a cool-down timer. The exo-suits will allow players to equip abilities that will allow them to approach combat in different ways. Along with beasts, enemies called Scars also attacked the characters. They appeared to be humanoid, firing projectiles.

Anthem also appears to have drop-in gameplay, as two new players joined the party mid-mission before being confronted by a huge electric storm. The trailer ended with characters going into the storm.

Anthem will be a multiplatform release in 2018.

Stay tuned to Proven Gamer for future coverage of E3.

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Trophy Whores 302 – Mass Effect Loses the Need for Speed

We’re still feeling the effects of Troy’s absence.  The DesTroyer of Insipid Arguments, who can lawyer you faster than Reggie Fils-Aime can smirk, has decided to leave Trophy Whores in light of backlash from a vocal minority of listeners.  We thought that everyone liked Zelda, Donkey Kong, Captain Falcon and Little Mac.

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Mass Effect Andromeda was supposed to re-invigorate BioWare’s sweeping and massive space odyssey; however, instead, the game created a rift between longtime fans.  Electronic Arts, BioWare’s parent company and video game publishing boogeyman, has decided to slow the turnaround on a sequel.  Given that Mass Effect is, uh, massively popular, we have no doubt that BioWare’s biggest franchise has an equally large future.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Mass Effect, BioWare Montreal, Square Enix and Need for Speed.

If we are being honest, and I feel that I speak for everyone on the show, we would trade Need of Speed for Split/Second any (and every) day of the week.  Long live the memory of Disney’s Black Rock Studio!

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