The 30 Best Games of E3 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:00 am

[Bryce Abood contributed to this article]

Artwork by Citrus King

Well, yet another E3 has ended. The exhibits are being taken down, the masses are done celebrating their annual gaming binge, and the tears of Nintendo fans are still being mopped up. And of course, the games media now has to compile all of their thoughts and let the world know what the highlights of the whole shebang were. So with Bryce and I having been immersed in constant blasts of hype for the past 72-plus hours with as little sleep or nourishment as humanly possible and hopped up on grossly irresponsible amounts of caffeine, now seems like the perfect time to share our thoughts on the best games from this year's E3! You've seen our initial thoughts on what was shown. Now come on in and let's see some of the best games we uncovered throughout the whole thing!

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More Free Groupees Indie Game Download Codes, From Us to You!

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 12:26 pm


Want more free indie games? You got it! Featuring games from developers who took a hit when Desura went under, the collection includes Epilogue, On a Roll 3D, Baldric' Quest, Gunworld and more.

You might know the drill by now: like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and in the next four hours we will be giving away free download links on those pages at random times. First person to grab the code gets it. Good luck!

Lego Dimensions: Portal - The Trailer for the Game of the Toy of the Game

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11:14 am


Portal is no longer just for the Chell of it - now you can go through GLaDOS puzzles as Batman, Gandalf and presumably every other Lego Dimensions character (the roster, lest we remind you, includes Marty McFly and Peter Capaldi's Doctor).

I like the idea of mash-up games being utilized by Lego this way. Especially since they just pried the Angry Birds construction toy license away from K'nex - give me a Dimensions subgame where I can throw Hobbits at the wall of Helm's Deep via slingshot and I'll be a happy player.

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E3: The 8 Types of Major Highlights And Lowlights So Far

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

[Kyle LeClair contributed to this article]

by Citrus King

We're only halfway through E3 week and we already have a lot to talk about. Kyle LeClair and I have compiled a list of some highs and lows from the main press conferences, trying to include games outside our personal fandom. And since we didn't get any new Sly Cooper OR Kickle Cubicle this year, that wasn't easy to do. But we came out on top.

Read on!

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New South Park Superhero RPG Has a Wonderfully Terrible Name

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 am


The Fractured But Whole
, a sequel to The Stick of Truth, will feature the gang as superheroes rather than fantasy characters, though I presume your character will still be named "Douchebag."

I hope there will be a level full of green vegetables, wherein one can revel in total pea-ness. Or a challenge that involves capturing roosters with vacuum cleaners, thereby enhancing one's cock-sucking talents. All I know is that The Fractured But Whole is evidently a game you must beat - so be sure to give it a good creaming!

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Nintendo E3 Press Event Live Talkback Thread

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 8:55 am


As before, Kyle will be Tweeting for TR over there -------------------->

You may speak below.

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PlayStation E3 Experience 2015 LIVE Talkback Thread

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 5:55 pm

[Note to regular readers: "Top-Down Smackdown" is on hiatus this week due to E3 craziness, and the fact that we already did an appreciation for Dusty Rhodes]


Sony earns major chutzpah points for live-streaming this in movie theaters nationwide. If you have decided to see it that way, do let us know afterwards if it was worth it. Also, please don't Tweet or text in a movie theater.

But please do comment along with us below. As with Microsoft this morning, Kyle will be on the TR Twitter, so check him out over there ------>

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Uh, Huh-Huh, Mad Max Video Game Trailer Reveals New Villain: Scrotus

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 am


Let that sink in. SCROTUS.

The name so nice they say it twenty or so times in the trailer itself, which is pretty ballsy. With a name like that, they'd be nuts to not wrap their jewels in it. I realize it may make some viewers get testy, but let's not kick it out like it's junk.

Okay. Where were we? Can I say that I like this voice-actor's "Max" better than I liked Tom Hardy's? Is that allowed? And how many complaints are we going to get that you can't play as Furiosa?

Also, I really hope gay marriage is legal in the wasteland, so we can be invited to the celebration of Humungus-Scrotus.

Watch the trailer...

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Microsoft E3 Press Conference LIVE Talkback

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 9:25 am


Let's watch along below, and see what they have for us today.

Kyle should also be posting on the TR Twitter, depending on how convention-awful the "robust" wi-fi ends up being, so check the sidebar for that ------>

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Tags: E3, Microsoft, Xbox

Fallout 4 Gameplay, Free Minigame App, Yesterday's Details Summarized

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 8:59 am


For those of you now saying, "Hey, Topless Robot! You FAIL for not having a Bethesda list this morning!" - you have a point. Many things were happening, I was away from my desk like a bad nerd, and I was working on something else that kinda fell through and didn't pan out the way I'd hoped.

Fortunately, some of you were on top of the situation, and so here's the bulk of the good stuff - Fallout 4 gameplay (yes, you can talk, you have a dog you can command, and the custom character creator is quite cool) and a free downloadable app in which you get to manage a shelter the way you want.

Thanks to Gallen Dugall for finding the following videos, that, as he puts it, contain all the important details in the presentation without all the fluff. Oh, and if you missed Tomorrowland in theaters, its basic gist is that you're a bad person for liking games like this. Just so you know.

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