Monday, June 14, 2010

Ubisoft's conference was ok.. well what I could see of it



Man, Ubisoft's stream was laggy as crap.

But that didn't stop me from enjoying a couple of games. Child of Eden was pretty decent, but I had no bloody idea what was going on at all. It looks similar to Rez, but at least I knew what was going on in Rez. Another Assassin's Creed game is coming. this time you got a posse, and can randomly kill people by looking at them. and you can get naked with women... which works if you can't do that in real life..you know.. because of the nerd thing.




Shaun White came on and showed off a new skateboarding game that looks like the love child of Jet Set Radio Future, and De Blob. The idea of creating life and altering the environment via gleaming the cube sounds fun and interesting. It's just too bad this came with the whole "woahh dude, we have to break down the establishment, bro" storyline, which kind of cheapens the experience.

Shortly after that Joel McHale was interrupted from his usual snark by a bunch of models doing some kind of strange game of lazer tag Battletag. which is a way for people to play lazer tag with your PC as the moderator keeping score and making sure noone uses IRL haxors. So how will be you be able to run around in your computer room or living room to play this? I don't get paid to answer questions like that. In fact I don't get paid at all for this sooo yeah. lol.

The biggest upset of the night came from the Vitality Sensor knockoff called the "Innergy" which looked like a stylized vitality sensor with it's own version of Ubi-relax. This really hit hard in terms of stealing Nintendo's thunder, but if they can pull it all off and show something that would blow everything out of the water then it's all good.  Ghost Recon: Future Soldier looks alright, but pretty much like every other stealth based shooter that's out there. Man there are so many shooters out there.

Another Rabbids game: Rabbids in time, for Wii. No gameplay shown just trailer. Driver got incredibly confusing and I have no idea what was going on there. The lagging didn't help there either.Finally what really made no sense at all was the Michael Jackson game which wasn't a reveal more than it was an excuse for a bunch of white people to dance to Beat it.

Well I don't think the Activision show will be streamed this year, so I'll be waiting for the footage to be put up before I check that out. First day seems to be the bue news and other things to blog about in the meantime.

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