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Street Fighter V Announces Overhaul to Online Features

Today, Capcom announced that it will be offering PC players a free glimpse into several new features and enhancements coming to Street Fighter V’s Capcom Fighters Network (CFN) online experience. Beginning on March 28 at 1pm PST and ending on April 3 at 12pm PST, current and new Street Fighter V players will be able to experience the improved CFN system and test out the new Season 2 balance adjustments for free on PC.

The trial will only feature online modes, but will be completely free to play for both current and new players. All available characters, including the recently-released Kolin, will be unlocked for play. Once the test is concluded, Capcom will make further adjustments to optimize the new CFN and it will make its official release for PS4 and PC players soon after.

Here is a list of improvements and new features coming to the new CFN:

  • Matchmaking Improvements

o   For most players, it will take less time to find an opponent in online matches. Matchmaking logic will help players avoid being frequently matched with the same opponent.

  • Ranked and Casual Match Loading Times

o   There will be a shorter transition when going into a Ranked or Casual match.

  • Interactive Timeline

o   On the new CFN home menu, a live feed of Friends’ activities will be presented on an interactive Timeline. Using the Timeline, players can immediately add a recent match to their Replay List, view a Fighter Profile, manage Friends, and adjust Timeline display settings.

  • Friend Management System

o   In addition to adding someone to Favorites, players can now blacklist players or add friends and follow them on CFN.

  • “Rage Quit” Penalty System

o   Special “rage quit” player profile icons will appear on profiles with frequent disconnections. Matchmaking logic will take into account online behavior and frequent disconnectors will be matched with similar opponents.

  • Training Mode – User Settings Saved

o   Training Mode settings will be saved and will carry over to the next time the mode is accessed.

  • Battle Lounge Country Flags

o   Country flags will appear in Battle Lounges, allowing players to locate competition in their region.

  • Country / League Based Rankings

o   Players will be able to filter leaderboards based on Country or League.

  • In-Game Announcer Voice

o   The in-game announcer will provide players and opponents with stats using data pulled from the server.

  • Fighter Profile Stats

o   More detailed stats will be tracked and presented on Fighter Profiles.
For all the latest assets and information on Street Fighter V, please visit the press site: www.capcomeuro-press.com

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Podcasts Trophy Whores

Trophy Whores 296 – Crash Through the News

The Trophy Whores are barreling toward episode 300 like an 18-wheeler on an icy mountain road.  They can’t be stopped.  They won’t be stopped! To 300 — and beyond!

As we move through winter, the news is picking up.  There’s much to talk about this week, and the Trophy Whores rip through headlines like a buzzsaw through a row of pinatas.  Similes never go out of style.  You know what else never goes out of style?  Crash Bandicoot.  The furry orange tornado returns to PlayStation on June 30 in Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Double Dragon IV, Rocket League, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Street Fighter V, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

In a bit of big, big news, Trophy Whores has been approved for iHeartRadio, which greatly expands the show’s footprint and reach. It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of iHeartRadio’s massive and respected community, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to this point.  The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

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Trophy Whores 293 – On the Road to 300

World Wrestling Entertainment is on the Road to Wrestlemania, but at Proven Gamer, we’re on the road to Trophy Whores 300.  It’s hard to believe that an independently owned podcast could survive (and thrive!) for 300 episodes, but we know that the best days are ahead.  We’re glad that you’re along for the ride!

Shots have been fired, and the smack talk between the Trophy Whores and the Remember the Loot crew has intensified.  Clearly, the Loot crew doesn’t remember what happened during the Great Trophy War of 2016.  In short, the Trophy Whores swept the competition, blasting the doors off of the Loot’s rickety ship.  Tensions are bound to elevate; however, the Trophy Whores are confident that they can notch a second victory against their rival podcast — even with shooter games involved.

In a bit of big, big news, Trophy Whores has been approved for iHeartRadio, which greatly expands the show’s footprint and reach. It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of iHeartRadio’s massive and respected community, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to this point.  The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, The Deadly Tower of Monsters, Street Fighter V, and Injustice 2.

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Trophy Whores 286 – Octagonal Kiwami

This week, Tricky does his best to spit on the Engilsh language.  Tricky lectures people on the correct pronunciation of “mozzarella,” but as soon as he tries to say, “octagonal,” he stumbles through the word like a drunk rampaging through a Waffle House at two in the morning.

Episode 286, which brings us another week closer to our stupendous 300th show, marks the first time that the five illustrious and talented Trophy Whores record simultaneously.  Given our busy lifestyles, it’s quite an achievement — especially with a WWE special presentation, Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2016, on tap for the evening. The gang is all here, and we’re ready to dish on the latest news from the PlayStation Experience.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, LEGO Worlds, The Last of Us 2, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, Rocket League, Yakuza 6, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.

Telltale Games has shown that they are capable of doing excellent work with popular licensed comic and film properties, we expect nothing less from their version of Guardians of the Galaxy.  Though largely unknown until a few years ago, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy grabbed mainstream attention when James Gunn’s movie adaptation lit the silver screen on fire and earned Marvel Studios a spaceship full of cash.  With endearing oddball characters who look out for the safety of the universe, it’s hard not to root for the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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6 Tips to Get Better at Street Fighter 5

Fighting games can be a blast to play. However, for new players to the genre, early experiences can be extremely frustrating. When you lose in a fighting game, there is no excuse other than that your opponent was better than you in that match. This is especially true for beginners. With the first season of Street Fighter V wrapping up, and Capcom Cup 2016 just around the corner, here are some basic tips for new members of the fighting world. Keep in mind, these steps are not just to help you improve your fighting skills, but also how to have fun and enjoy the experience.

1)Find a Character You Enjoy

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Once you venture online into ranked or casual play, get used to seeing Ryu and Ken early and often. These two fireball throwing warriors have been staples of the game dating back to the beginning. They are balanced characters that can do damage from a variety of ranges and are great for learning the basics of the game. However, just because Ryu and Ken are icons of the franchise, don’t feel like you have to use them. Find a character that fits how you want to play. Want to play high octane, fast paced, and try to keep your opponents guessing? Give Rashid a whirl or take a stab with Vega. Combatants like Dhalism, Nash, and Guile both allow you to fight from a distance. Characters like Zangief, Mika, and Laure will keep your grappling skills polished. Every fighter in SFV can be dangerous and effective. Finding the style you like will put a smile on your face and make losses and learning experiences much more enjoyable.

2)Training Mode(Easy Combos, Range of Attacks)

 

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The best part about training mode: unlimited do-overs and nobody hits back. Any fighter’s move set can be a daunting thing to look at for someone not familiar with Street Fighter. Start at the beginning with training mode. Try out each basic and special attack against a static opponent and get a basic idea of what kind of range and effectiveness each attack has. Figure out some easy combos to chain together for some additional damage. Most importantly, start working on your muscle memory. Approach training with the goal of getting things to the point where you can perform any move with your eyes shut. After you get a feel for the basics and want to see where you stand, give online a shot when your ready. Treat your first fights as a learning experience. What worked well? What didn’t? Take that stuff back into training mode. Embrace the challenge of getting better. Also, remember that this is a great place to practice against fighters that give you a hard time. Just pick the character you need to practice against, take them out of dummy mode, and ramp up the difficulty level(5 or 6 usually does the trick).

3) Learn with Friends

Street Fighter on your own can be a grind and a challenge. Street Fighter with a friend who knows the same or less than you can take a frustrating experience and turn it into an amazing evening. Trying to learn on the fly in versus mode, yelling advice at each other in online bouts, and breaking things down after each fight can take every controller throwing moment and turn it into an hilarious one. There is nothing better than rolling on the floor laughing every time Fang tells you to “Take the poison!”. Versus mode also gives you the chance to play as every character and figure out exactly who your main will be.

4)Defense Defense Defense

The common saying may be “the best defense is a good offense”, but in SFV, your best offense early and later on may just be a great defense. With the removal of chip damage to win a round(with the exception of Critical Art), blocking, V-Reversals, and anti-airs can get you wins early and often. The rush of blocking a flurry of attacks just to counter with that combo you have been working on makes all the hard work feel like it is really paying off. Learn how to play defense and you can extend the length of battles and in the process learn how to punish over-aggressive players. Blocking successfully can help build confidence to continue moving forward.

5) Know When to Step Away

No matter how much practice you put in, your gonna lose your share of matches when you go online. Losing in fighting games as a beginner can create plenty of frustration. Training mode and powering through online are great ways to improve. However, like anything else in life that can give you a hard time, sometimes it is best to just walk away. Put down the controller, take a walk, and cool off. Let you brain reset and calm down. Once you think you’re ready, hop right back in!

6) Search Out Additional Resources

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A final way to learn the ins and outs of Street Fighter, watch the professionals. Find out who the best players in the world are at using your character and observe what they do. Then take what you see into training mode and try to recreate it. Beyond simply watching the best in the world, players can also learn from them by taking lessons. CrossCounter Training is a site that was developed by Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez, a mainstay in the fighting game community. From the site, players can schedule training sessions with him, as well as some of the best players around the world. In a one hour session with any of the trainers, you can learn things about the game that could take weeks to understand on your own.

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Capcom Announces New York Comicon Lineup

Capcom is descending upon New York Comic Con 2016 this weekend with terrifying horrors in VR for Resident Evil 7, zombie slaying madness in Dead Rising 4, and frightening new looks for iconic fighters in Street Fighter V. Visit Capcom at booth #1420 to check out playable demos of these exciting games.

GAME LINEUP AND DEMO DETAILS

·         Resident Evil 7 biohazard (PlayStation 4 with optional PlayStation VR mode, Xbox One, Windows PC; Coming January 24, 2017) – Experience a disturbingly realistic PlayStation VR demo that delivers an intense up close and personal look at the game. In the demo, explore the sinister plantation mansion and encounter Marguerite Baker of the disturbed Baker family. Resident Evil 7 is the next major entry in the renowned survival horror franchise, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. This demo is making its North American event debut at NYCC.

·         Dead Rising 4 (Xbox One, Windows PC; Coming December 6, 2016) – Frank West makes his heroic return to Willamette to investigate a new zombie outbreak during the holiday season. Equipped with his wit, his camera, and a whole lot of duct tape, tear up the zombie hordes with a huge number of combo weapons and vehicles, or just tear up the landscape with all-new EXO Suits.

·         Street Fighter V (PlayStation 4, PC; Available Now) – Vice President of the Illuminati and recent roster addition Urien, plus, the upcoming Halloween costumes and themed stage are all playable at the event. Fans ready for a challenge can also sign up for tournaments throughout the weekend at the Capcom booth for a chance to win prizes.

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Despite The Game’s Sales, Street Fighter V Success Flourishes in It’s Tournament Scene

Having missed the mark on it’s sales goal of 2 million copies at the end of the companies fiscal year, Capcom has stated that it’s staple fighting game Street Fighter V has “maintained steady sales” but has yet to come close to it’s predecessor in Street Fighter IV which sold 3.4 Million units in it’s life span before ever even releasing Super or Ultra. Many say that this is due to Capcom’s questionable marketing and a rush for the game to release with limited content such as the inability to access the store, challenges, and even the Cinematic Story Mode, which did not release until July of 2016, months after the games launch in February.

But due to it’s lack luster sales, does this  truly show the success and potential of the game?  Evo 2016 (or Evolution Championship Series) is set for July 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada and features some of the best fighters in the world.  Fighters such as Daigo “The Beast” Umehara, Justin Wong, and Alex Valle have all stepped foot in the “ring” to compete in epic 1v1 Street Fighter bouts.  With their reputation proceeding them via online forums, YouTube, and especially Twitch, it’s no surprise that they have been successful in promoting the king of 2D fighters the last few years, and have shown the world why Street Fighter is so beloved among it’s fans.  With such inspiration, attendance at Evo 2016 is at an all time high!
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An Article per Shoryken.com, posted on Februrary 26, 2016 states:
“After just four days of registration, Street Fighter V broke the Evolution Championship Series’ attendance record for one game. Now, four days later, it’s surpassed another milestone.This morning, Evo organizer Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar tweeted his surprise at the current numbers. While an exact figure wasn’t mentioned, photographer Robert Paul asked if, perhaps, over 3,000 players have registered for Street Fighter V, to which Cuellar responded with an affirmative image. Before this, Ultra Street Fighter IV held the record for most participants  at 2,227 individual competitors. Street Fighter V appears to be a worthy successor to that legacy, with numbers impressive enough to warrant its appearance at the massive Mandalay Bay arena. Let’s go.”

Since then, the registration numbers for competitors for Street Fighter V alone has more than doubled!  Could this be from a die hard user fan base growing before our very eyes, or perhaps Street Fighter V is actually better than the reviews and sales give it credit to be?  Either way, it will be interested to see how those sales numbers are affected when Season 2 of the DLC is released granting us access to an even larger roster, or when the inevitable Super Street Fighter V finally launches.

Below is a list of registration numbers from Evo 2015 and Evo 2016, and for more on Street Fighter V, keep it locked right here at Provengamer.com!

EVO 2015
Ultra Street Fighter 4 – 2,227
Smash 4 – 1,926
Super Smash Bros. Melee – 1,869
Mortal Kombat X – 1,162
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- – 968
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – 816
Tekken 7 – 458
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – 437
Killer Instinct – 397

EVO 2016

SFV – 5065

Smash 4 – 2637

Melee – 2350

Pokken – 1165

GG:XrdR – 903

UMvC3 – 770

MKX – 707

Tekken 7 – 543

KI – 540

 

 

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Podcasts Trophy Whores

Trophy Whores 261 – Sophie’s Trophies

This week we have a momentous show.  We often have guests, but this week is special.  Superfan Sid, or Sidders1978, as well as his significant other, Mandy, join the show.  Sid is a longtime Trophy Whores listener, and he wrote the podcast with a poignant and personal story that touched every single member of the show.  In a landmark and emotional moment for the show, Tricky reads the email on the show in its entirety.  To be honest, the fellas are all superfans of Sid and Mandy.

Ionvein, again, runs with the preeminent PlayStation wolf pack.  Given Lucia’s streak of appearances, we should probably make him an officially unofficial Trophy Whore.  While the Trophy Whores aren’t recruiting any new permanent hosts, Lucia’s contributions to the show can’t be denied, and he brings the heat in this week’s discussion of the Electronic Entertainment Expo — better known as E3.

The Trophy Whores play soothsayers this week, as they make their E3 predictions.  As usual, they are keeping score; however, this year, Ionvein/Lucia/Mark joins the dogfight.  It will be a cutthroat battle for E3 guesstimating supremacy, so get your scorecards out!

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Injustice 2: Gods Among, Watch Dogs 2, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter V, Titanfall 2 and Agents of Mayhem.  Agents of Mayhem is the new game from Volition, the makers of the popular Saints Row series of sandbox crime games.  Jeff Hanna, an occasional guest on Trophy Whores, has his hands in that kiln.  Based solely on its name, Agents of Mayhem will draw attention and intrigue.  While that’s not much to go off of, Volition always does solid work, and history has shown that they can, if nothing else, make over-the-top action games that people love to play.

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New York Snark Exchange Stream #6: Dishonored PREVIEW!

This week, the NEW YORK SNARK EXCHANGE returns for their sixth stream on the eve before MAGFEST. Snark Brokers can tune in at 9:30 EST on PROVEN GAMER’S TWITCH channel to see Ray play DISHONORED, the game critics say “a title that Chris wasn’t particularly good at.” While we witness first persons MURDER STEALTH DEATH KILLS, the gang discusses MAGplots, Assassin’s Creed skipping 2016, and Daigo vs Lupe’s Twitch fight being fixed or not. It’s 90 minutes for plague rats and profanity, as only the New York Snark Exchange can deliver!

ONCE AGAIN

The Stream starts at 9:30 EST. Watch it here, or on Proven Gamer’s twitch channel

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Capcom Reveals Street Fighter 5 Cinematic Story Mode

It was revealed earlier today by Capcom in a trailer that Street Fighter V will be focusing more on it’s story by implementing a Cinematic Story Mode, showcasing the roles of some of the newer characters, as well as the familiar ones. Although details on the story have not yet been revealed, we see the trailer opening up with Fang (a new fighter on the Street Fighter roster) using a machine to summon a portal leading to M.Bison’s reign of power, and it’s up to the protagonists to once again hone their fighting techniques and stop the threat.

Click the video below to view the trailer, and for more Street Fighter V news, be sure to visit ProvenGamer.com

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Trophy Whores 236 – Reborn Legends And Rampant Sequels

This week, we have “a beefy show,” which is Tricky’s clever way of saying that we have a lot (of nothing) to talk about. If you haven’t seen any videos from PlayStation experience, then the Trophy Whores have you covered like an Amish woman in a strip club.

According to Yield, the PlayStation Experience was pretty boring; however, the guys have compiled all of the best bits, so you are covered.  As always, there is good and bad, but if you are patient, then the gems will shine brilliantly.  Hopefully, you are prepared to ride this rickety barrel over a waterfall of information.

Join our den of thieves, physics, and martial arts masters as we discuss, among other things, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Final Fantasy VII, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Ratchet And Clank, Pyschonauts 2, and … Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn?  Yeah.  That game.  The guys are still shocked.  Somewhere there’s a dumpster fire that deserves that money.

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Trophy Whores 234 – The Gobbling, Squabbling Turkey Whores

In addition to being a boss at Metal Gear Solid, Donny tells terrible jokes about the Loch Ness Monster. Usually, Donny tickles funny bones, but he might want to take a break from Metal Gear Solid V to work on his jokes.  Donny isn’t Kevin Hart, or even Jim Carrey, but he can certainly do better than flop like sumo wrestler on a diving board.

Nate, our unofficial fifth Trophy Whore, returns to the show to counteract Donny’s craziness.  Of course, Nate brings his own brand of crazy, so maybe we are playing with fire and holding a lit stick of dynamite.  Regardless, we are happy to have him.  What’s more, Nate is an Assassin’s Creed fan, and he has nice things to say about the new Assassin’s Creed game, Syndicate.

Join our creed of assassins and shadows, as we discuss, among other things, Fallout 4, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Quantic Dream, Beyond: Two Souls and Street Fighter V.

The Trophy Whores are full of surprises, and on this show, Donny sings his favorite Spice Girls song — or a portion of the only Spice Girls’ song that he knows.  I smell a YouTube video!  If you think it, the Internet shall bring it.

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Trophy Whores 232 – The Hideo Kojima Patch

After playing games for nearly 24 hours, Tricky is tired,  but he still hosts the show.  Tricky participated in Extra Life 2015, which has raised over 20 million for the Children’s Miracle Network, and reached his goal of $200.  The Trophy Whores often tease Tricky, but the guys are proud of him.

On this episode, Donny spits fire like a dragon protecting a grove of chocolate Easter bunnies.  Donny has never been happy about Konami’s decision to split from Hideo Kojima, the father of Metal Gear Solid, and it seems that his ire burns brighter than ever.  If Donny had his way, Konami would release a Kojima patch for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Join our sleepy foursome Extra Life supports and marathon gamers, as we discuss, among other things, Extra Life, Tales from the Borderlands, Street Fighter V, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.  Even though Ace Venture: When Nature Calls is the superior movie, the original film has the biggest revelation: Finkle is Einhorn; Einhorn is Finkle!  Snowflake the dolphin hasn’t been the same since that day.

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Trophy Whores 231 – From Paris With Games

Tricky doesn’t get Horizon Zero Dawn.  To be fair, Tricky has a skewed sense of quality.  He believes that Hannah Montana The Movie, for which he has the Platinum trophy, is a good game.  The Trophy Whores often tease him about that — because he deserves it.

Horizon, developed by Guerrilla Games, has gotten a lot of attention — especially from Alex.  If you ask Alex, he will tell you that Horizon is the best thing since tubed toothpaste. Guerrilla is doing good work; Alex wants Horizon, and he is willing to buy a PlayStation 4 to play it.

Horizon is reason enough to rejoice, but the show has a milestone to announce: Iyield2no1 has surpassed 100 episodes!  It might seem like yesterday, but Yield has surpassed the century mark as a PlayStation owner who collects trophies and podcasts about it.

Join our thankful quartet of accomplished gamers and trinket seekers, as we discuss, among other things, Horizon Zero Dawn, Teslagrad, Mad Max, Ratchet and Clank, Rock Band 4, and Street Fighter V.  We’re waiting for Street Fighter V: Super Fireball Edition, which will surely be followed by Street Fighter V: Hyper Blue Fireball Edition.

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Paris Games Week (Recap)

Hello boys and girls if you are a social media junky like some of us you already likely know it is Paris Games Week. Though if you have secluded yourself into a darkened disconnected room for the week until the air is free of The Walking Dead spoilers no worries we have you covered with some great updates. Want to check out some of the amazing that was Sony’s portion of the conference without having to scroll through the muck? We here at Structure have compiled some of the highlights you may want to check out. Plus we hate when good things get spoiled as well so we have kept this post spoiler free.

Fighting game fans got a taste of some of the blood of their opponents as two major titles released some updated information.

Street Fighter V

Capcom started off in grand fashion as Yoshinori Ono released some great content. Street Fighter V fans were treated to a glimpse of the new character Dhalism: which you can check out below.

Sadly a last minute leak rained on the parade so as to not be outdone Yoshinori Ono also announced some other new content. This reveal came in the form of post-launch DLC for Street Fighter V six unannounced characters will make their appearance in Street Fighter 5, freely available to download by all players. Last but surely not least we finally have a release date set for February 16, 2016.

Tekken

Not to deviate from the course, Tekken next stepped up to spar in the ring while producer Katsuhiro Harada stepped on stage. It was revealed that Tekken 7 would be making its way from arcades to your home via Playstation. Coming as no surprise as all the other games in the Tekken camp have also been on the Sony system. One bit of information did draw a buzz from an other wise reserved crowd. Announced was the fact that Tekken 7 would be coming to Playstation VR.

Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo sped onto stage but mostly just leaving fumes of burned up gas with little to no information. All we could gather is the new title will be named Gran Turismo Sport but not much else was revealed about the title at this juncture. We will see the release of a beta which is scheduled in early 2016. Hopefully before then we get a better glimpse of a game that has left rubber in many a racing game fans hearts.

Drive Club: Bikes

Please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times as we continue to kick the racing games into Drive. Speaking of Drive, Evolution Studios officially announced DriveClub: Bikes. In this new stand alone expansion you will be able to find robust features such as campaign mode, multiplayer racing and plenty of exotic brands to choose from. No need to down shift waiting for this title though because as soon as the conference had ended the title was parked ready for users to download.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Notably one of the more desirable and coveted titles also had a reveal of its own as the touted Killzone developer Guerrilla Games brought a new Horizon: Zero Dawn gameplay video. We are introduced to some of the game mechanics as well as the fantastic beast of Horizon: Zero Dawn. Collection of resources is essential to further your adventure, we see how the player takes a pack mentality of a rather docile herbivore type dinosaur to drive the beasts to their death. As the clip ends we get a chance to check out one of the other not so friendly predators looking for its next meal. A T-Rex is scary alone now imagine a mechanized armed T-Rex with few weak spots to fell the giant monster. Combing many elements such as shooter, rpg and a crafting game Horizon is shaping up to be an amazing game. Sony fans are lucky as this is a Playstation exclusive title.

Wild

Wild, a title from Rayman creator Michel Ancel, has been pretty absent from the major game shows since announcement in August 2014. Wild may be the name of the game but the concept could also be labeled as such. You as the player takes control of a Shaman, who then can control wild animals inside the game. In taking control of these animals you can use them to complete many different tasks. In the trailer we see an eagle being used to grab up some snakes for a mission. Travel can be slow by foot so why not grab up a bear to get across the map in half the time. As a mount the bear can be used to travel, but can also be a powerful weapon. We are welcomed to using the bear as a method of attack to clear out enemies, only after sneaking in with a rabbit does the player take control of a flock of ravens which the player then controls to cause some confusion to the enemy camp thus making the fight easier. One unique aspect of the game is the control of animals but as a human your body is still vulnerable to attacks so you must protect it as to not lose your own life while trying to save another. Wild is shaping up to be a game that looks very open world as well as unique.

Detroit: Become Human

David Cage introduced Detroit: Become Human, a Quantic Dreams working title. If you have never played Heavy Rain, another well known Quantic Dreams title stop reading now and go find a PS3 and a copy of the game. You will thank me later for sure as Heavy Rain was one of the must play titles of the last generation of gaming systems. Detroit: Become Human shows off a world completely dependent on robot slaves. As the trailer starts we are introduced to a robot who quickly realizes their is more to a manufactured life than just being. As she walks into the world she gains new emotions, thoughts and feelings. No longer wanting to be part of the same system that has so long trapped others like her. Being a Quantic Dreams title we can expect some great gameplay as well as story lines. Keep an eye out for more from Detroit: Become Human as time goes on hopefully we will see some actual in game footage and not just a pre-rendered video.

Dreams

One of the more ambitious presentations had to be Dreams, a new title by the famed Media Molecule creators of Little Big Planet. Much akin to Little Big Planet Dreams is a very open title with much of the creation and story driven elements coming from the creator themselves. Players will be able to craft levels from scratch with no preset assets meaning they can let their imagination run wild. Imps are the little character sprites that players will control becoming their creators and face inside the world of Dreams. Imps will also be lip synced to a players voice. As players enter the world they are allowed to create, destroy and enjoy a level on the fly with no required steps to do so. Imps can also take control of characters inside the game adding in another separate dynamic. After watching the video posted below, I must say that Dreams will for sure be one of the titles I am sure to pick up. It is my hopes that the ambitions and fun of the trailer transfers to the actual game when it does finally release.

Two indie titles also graced the stage one more well known and one a bit less known. No doubt both look like they will be front runners in the best indie title run, both games look impressive as well as unique.

Boundless

Boundless is a Minecraft-esque game which lets players traverse new worlds then you can spread different cultures, creatures and creations through each one. Boundless look to be a title that will follow in the steps of Minecraft but be different and unique enough that it can stand on its own two legs.

No Man’s Sky

Even if you are not a fan of games or have not been following the gaming trends you more than likely have heard of No Mans Sky, a break out in the indie game field. No Man’s Sky will offer up space exploration in infinite corners of space. Each time a procedural generated level will be different allowing players to never play the same thing twice in theory. Salivating does not even begin to explain the amount of drool over this game *Empties 5 gallon drool bucket* this game looks beautiful not only in style but also concept. Will be exciting to see how well the game pulls off the procedural levels along with the open world that will be No Mans Sky.

Uncharted 4

OH MY GOD UNCHARTED 4, okay, sorry, now that is out of the way, Naughty Dog did not disappoint at the Paris Game Show bringing some great Multiplayer video to the stage. Multiplayer will be donned with the characters we know and love as well as some awesome powers in the form of Relics. Drake, Sully and the others from the single player story will be in full form with wise cracks and jokes. Once you finish the single player you should jump into the multiplayer, or hell skip the single player at first and jump into the Multiplayer first. If you have played any of the other Uncharted games this one looks to tie up the series and add onto the ever growing story of Nathan Drake.

Personally all of the news/reveals plus the presence of some of the new and well known games has seriously got me ready for 2016. Though my wallet wont be thanking me I am sure my gaming side will be elated for all that is to come. Now that the Paris Game Show has wrapped up for Sony what can we expect from the future? Are you excited for any of these titles? Will you yourself be picking up any of them? Let us know in the comments if you were hoping for more news from another of your favorite titles that was not present.