Best of E3 Awards
TechTalk's Best of E3 Awards
At this year's E3 we saw potentially the best games line up of the last two generations. Not just sequels, but new IPs, and some golden oldies back from the dead. But there were some titles that we thought stood head and shoulders above the rest. Without further a do, here are our 'Best of E3'.
Best Xbox One Game: Rise of the Tomb Raider
With wonderfully smooth combat, a new and improved scavenging and upgrade system, and a darker, grittier and more determined Lara, Rise of the Tomb Raider is shaping up to be one of the best releases of this year. We can't wait for its November release. The triangluar Lara from 1996 seems but a distant memory.
Best PlayStation 4 Game: Horizon: Zero Dawn
In the run up to Sony's press conference, the game everyone was talking about was Uncharted 4. Would we see some more game play? Would there be a demo on the show floor? Would we get a release date? After the conference all we could think about was how much we wanted to get our hands on Horizon. There were some huge announcements at the PlayStation conference. Final Fantasy 7? Huge! Shemue 3, awesome. Last Guardian... finally. But for us, Horizon, the post-apocalyptic action-rpg stood out. It's original, it's new, and it has a kick-ass female protagonist. Plus, you know, robot dinosaurs.
Best PC Game: Soma
From Frictional games, the studio that brought us Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, comes Soma, a science fiction survival horror game. Need we say more? Well we shall. Set in an underwater research facitlity, Soma is a mouthwatering combination of Bioshock meets Dead Space. Still not convinced? Take a watch of the trailer.
Best Indie Game: Cuphead
Cuphead is probably one of the games we're most excited for next year, and it has some pretty fierce competition. After losing a bet to the Devil, Cuphead has to run and gun his way through a surreal cartoon world, based on animations from the 1930s. A feast for the eyes, the Moldernhauer brothers have created a spectacular and truly unique piece of art in Cuphead, and we can't wait to get our hands on it.
Best Hardware: HoloLens
In 2014 Microsoft bought Mojang, the studio behind Minecraft, to much uproar. The studio were accused of selling out, and many a Minecraft fan was worried that MS would ruin the game that had come to dominate their every waking hour. But when Mojang took the stage at Microsoft's 2015 E3 press conference, everything began to fall into place. Microsoft had bought Minecraft for HoloLens. HoloLens is a piece of kit that creates, what Microsoft are calling, 'Mixed Reality'; a place where Virtual and Augmented reality meet. And we can tell you, that place is beautiful. HoloLens is still very much in development, and there's no set date for a market release, but we know we'll be first in line when there is.
People's Choice Award: Fallout 4.
The people have spoken! And with 44% of the vote, Fallout 4 has been crowned champion in our People's Choice vote. After it's pre-E3 reveal, we were given an even bigger glimpse of Fallout 4 at Bethesda's first every E3 press conference. Fallout 4 will be available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC, as well as PC mods being transferable and shareable across Xbox One. With its November release date, our trip back to the vault is only months away, and we can't contain excitement. Have you pre-rdered your Pip-boy special edition yet.... we might have.