Josh, Chris, and special guest Abram Buehner from Back Log Banter and CBR review E3 2021.
NOTE: We apologize for the audio issues in this episode. Chris lost his mic stand with the move and needs it replaced. His audio was peaking so it had to be reduced significantly down to be listenable. Chris made the call as an editor to choose the lesser of two evils. The audio will be better next week!
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News and Rate the Conferences
Summer Game Fest (Windows Central)
- Elden Ring, gets January 21, 2022 release date
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (fantasy sci-fi FPS spinoff of Borderlands that stars Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes, Will Arnett and Ashly Burch)
- Metal Slug Tactics, a strategy version of the classic game
- Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
Ubisoft Forward (Windows Central)
- Rainbow Six Extraction trailer and release date of September 16
- Mario + Rabbids: Spark of Hope – brings in Rabbid Rosalina and a space setting
- Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – an open world first person action game set in the Avatar universe. It is based in the Western area of Pandora that hasn’t been seen in the film. 2022 release date.
- A bizarre interview from Randy Pitchford on the set of Borderlands
- Godfall is coming to PS4
- Homeworld 3 in production
- Wizard with a Gun, 2022
- Inscryption from Pony Island creator, deckbuilding roguelite
- Death’s Door releases on Xbox and PC on July 20
- Trek to Yomi, 2022, looks like Ghost of Tsushima in a 2D platformer
Xbox and Bethesda Showcase (GamesRadar)
- Starfield releases on November 11, 2022
- Forza Horizon 5 set in Mexico, releases November 9, 2021
- Battlefield 2042 gameplay looks amazing
- Jack Sparrow makes appearance in Sea of Thieves with free episode on June 22
- Redfall is a new IP from Arkane Austin, releases in the summer
- Contraband, new multiplayer co-op game by Just Cause developer
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon on Game Pass
- 12 Minutes – August 19, 2021
- Hades on Xbox – August 13, 2021. It’s on Xbox Game Pass.
- Halo Infinite gameplay
- Back 4 Blood on Xbox Game Pass
Square Enix (Kotaku)
- Guardians of the Galaxy from Eidos Montreal releases on October 26, 2021, will be single player only, will have TellTale style storytelling with dialogue options
- Babylon’s Fall is a live service title, coming to PS5, PS4, and PC.
- Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin comes to all platforms in 2022, demo released but doesn’t work. It’s similar to Devil May Cry.
Limited Run Games
- Somehow Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties gets physical and digital release this year on Switch, PC, and PS4
- Castlevania: Rondo of Blood gets re-release on TurboDuo
- River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero coming