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E3 2014 is almost here, and that means both gamers and game journalists are getting ready to take in the biggest event in the world of video games. This is the first E3 after the release of the new consoles Everything You Need to Know About Buying Next-Gen Consoles Everything You Need to Know About Buying Next-Gen Consoles Both of the major contenders in the Console War are finally here, Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4, but there is a lot to know about each of these consoles before making a purchase. Read More , so of course, we are all hopeful for some big announcements to come. There’s always some surprises, and that’s part of what makes E3 so fun as a video game fan. Titanfall was announced seemingly out of left field at E3, and hopefully this year will feature an even bigger surprise.

Unfortunately, I cannot predict the future, so it’s impossible for me to know what the surprises will be. Thankfully, there are some games we do know will be shown, and those are exactly what we are going to take a look at today.

Uncharted 4

Things have been a little weird over at Naughty Dog Uncharted Creator Goes Star Wars, Fire TV Gaming, Mario Kart 8 Info [Video Game Hub] Uncharted Creator Goes Star Wars, Fire TV Gaming, Mario Kart 8 Info [Video Game Hub] This week, Uncharted creator Amy Hennig moves to Visceral Games to make a Star Wars game, Amazon launches Fire TV with games as key part of the experience, and we have a slew of new... Read More , with some very important people leaving the studio. Still, they are a talented squad, and if their performance on past Uncharted games and The Last of Us are any indication, the folks over there know how to make a quality game. If you’ve even remotely been interested in Uncharted, the idea of a next generation entry in the series should have you drooling in excitement. Whether it’s an in-depth trailer or an actual playable demo remains to be seen, but not matter what, this is a game to keep an eye on at the show.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Love it or hate it, COD is here to stay Are Gamers Sick Of The Call Of Duty Series? [MUO Gaming] Are Gamers Sick Of The Call Of Duty Series? [MUO Gaming] Call of Duty is huge. Every November for the last 5 years, a new Call of Duty has hit store shelves, and every year it sells better than the year before. Even the years that... Read More . I’ve defintiely burnt out on the series myself, instead cutting my teeth on games like Titanfall and Dota 2, but the new one has me intrigued just because it’s not from Treyarch or Infinity Ward. Now, Sledgehammer Games is taking a crack at the long-running and best-selling FPS franchise, and hopefully that means some exciting changes to the tired formula. At the very least, we will get a better idea of what the game is from E3, and that’s exciting enough.

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Halo 5: Guardians

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It’s Halo for Xbox One, do I really need to say more? Okay fine, if you insist. Sadly, we recently learned that the next Halo would not grace us with its presence until 2015. Microsoft’s teaser at E3 2013 implied a 2014 release, but sadly that’s not going to happen. Still, we don’t know too much about what exactly the next Halo game will be, and it’s hard not to be interested. Will it be like Halo 4 5 Reasons Call Of Duty Players Should Give Halo 4 A Shot [MUO Gaming] 5 Reasons Call Of Duty Players Should Give Halo 4 A Shot [MUO Gaming] I will readily admit that I am a Halo hater. I've played almost every entry in the franchise (except Reach, I heard mostly negative things from my hardcore Halo playing friends). I reached a point... Read More , or will it go back to basics? All these questions and more should be answered at E3, and that will at least help us deal with the long wait to actually play the game next year.

Far Cry 4

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Far Cry 3 was somewhat of a surprise hit. I had no interest in previous Far Cry games, but the gameplay and charm of this one sucked me in and didn’t let go until I’d sucked every last bit of content out of it. Now, we know the next one is going to be shown off at E3, hopefully in playable form, and that’s great news. With Ubisoft releasing the beloved Assassin’s Creed IV, and then following it up with the contentious Watch_Dogs, it will be interesting to see how Far Cry 4 shapes up. Of course, an E3 demo is just a vertical slice of the game, and Watch_Dogs E3 demo is actually what set expectations so high, but I have faith that Far Cry 4 will turn out to be just as good, and nonsense-filled, as the last one.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age is a fantastic RPG, but it suffered a slight fall from grace after the release of the second one. Personally, I still liked it, but many gamers felt that it was a little too watered down. Hopefully Bioware listened to player feedback and brings back some of the harder mechanics from the first one, especially with the resurgence of incredibly difficult games 5 Crazy Difficult Games You Can Get On Steam 5 Crazy Difficult Games You Can Get On Steam Thanks to Steam, you can play these games without spending too much money. Read More in recent years. The first trailer looked awesome, but that’s the trailers job. It will be far more interesting to see how reactions come down after we get a bigger taste of the game at E3 2014.

Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. is coming for the Wii U and 3DS very soon. That means that Nintendo will show off a very close to finished version of the game at E3, which will really give us a great idea of what to expect. In fact, they are even hosting a massive tournament where the best players in the world will battle it out on the Wii U. I’m especially curious to see how the fast-paced fighting game handles on the portable console. On the Wii U, console owners are starving for quality games to play, and it doesn’t get much better than some Smash.

Wrapping Up

Not all of these games are confirmed to be playable at E3 this year, but they will all be represented one way or another. There’s even more than these, and plenty of others that are rumored, but not confirmed. If you’re a gamer, it’s impossible not to be excited!

  1. Ben S
    June 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Super excited for Far Cry 4. I feel like Ubisoft has being doing really well lately, and I'm excited for their latest. They do open-world games quite well, in my opinion.

    With how well FC3 did, I can only see improvement with 4.

  2. Howard B
    May 30, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    "Okay fine, if you insists."

    Yes, I insists. #corrections :)

  3. Rick James
    May 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Yes, you can absolutely jump in at 3. It's not connected to the other games at all. It's a really good game with a pretty cool story. It's a bit shorter than I would have liked, but definitely a good buy if you can get it on sale.

  4. Dann A
    May 30, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I've been curious about the Far Cry series—can you jump into it at 3? Or is it better to play the first two first? I'm almost done with the Crysis series, and I've been super impressed with Crytek's work.

    • Sandeep.rathod111
      May 31, 2014 at 4:50 am

      You can directly jump to the third part... But you should play part 2 as well in my opinion. It's won't change anything but it's a good game, and you'll get a glimpse of what far cry is all about...that's why. Happy Hunting !

    • Ben S
      June 2, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      I never touched a Far Cry game until I heard a podcast talk about Blood Dragon - at which point I looked up reviews for it and liked what I saw. I figured I should play FC3 first, so I did, and LOVED it. It was my favorite game that I played last year.

      As far as I know, the stories of each game have nothing to do with each other. I enjoyed 3 without playing the first ones, so I'd say you could too.

      Also, play Blood Dragon if you can. It's just like FC3, except a sort of Lite version, and takes place in the future. It's hilarious and a blast while it lasts. I just had so much fun running around in that one.

    • Dann A
      June 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks for the tip, Ben! Blood Dragon looks pretty awesome. I thought the Far Cry games were sequential, but if they're not, maybe I'll just jump in at 2 or 3 and see what happens.

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