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E3 2014 – Talking, looking and playing with Disney Infinity 2.0

And for my final bit of E3 coverage, I’m dipping back into Disney Infinity 2.0. You’ve already read my impressions of the game, and if you were bunking class that day, here’s the short version: I liked it. I liked it quite a bit. Now to see some of it in action!

E3 2014 – Hands on with Destiny’s multiplayer

After a short presentation, it was downstairs for a Destiny multiplayer session. Activision had set up a seperate area for the game, with the game mode Control on offer. It was all about survival, loot and earning some in-game currency in the form of Glimmer. And the game did not disappoint.

E3 2014 – Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate hands on preview

For those of you who are fans of the grind-fest known as Monster Hunter, the new iteration has a bunch more to offer. I got my hands on with the game's 3DS demo, taking on a new monster.

E3 2014 – Being bad is oh so good in Fable Legends

Fable has always been a franchise that has never been as good as it could have been. Overpromised features and watered down gameplay saw to that, but the franchise is now entering a new age at Microsoft. And for the first time in quite a while, I found myself enjoying a Fable title.

E3 2014 – The Evil Within hands-on preview

The Evil Within in a survival horror game that promised to get in your head, give you minimal resources, and return players to that absolute sense of horror felt in games of the past. But can it deliver the fear?

E3 2014 – Hands off with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Another year, another Call of Duty right? Yes and no. With three studios now working on the franchise, there’s a definite trend towards Activision releasing more distinct adventures into warfare and advanced fish AI. Sledgehammer is up to bat next, and while their latest entry doesn’t stray too far from the usual COD fundamentals, it just might be the prettiest Call of Duty released so far.

E3 2014 – Splatoon hands-on preview

Nintendo announced a new IP during their Nintendo direct, making many gamers pay attention. This isn't another Mario game, but it certainly is a ton of fun, and may just make you need a Wii U.

E3 2014 – Hands on with the Batmobile of Batman:Arkham Knight

It is the ultimate tool in the war on crime. The result of a billion dollars of research and possibly one or two dead interns in the Wayne Enterprises research and development labs. And for the first time in years, the Batmobile is once again a playable part of a Batman video game.

E3 2014 – Valiant Hearts hands-on preview

Time flies when you're killing Nazis, but before the horrors and gaming cliches of WWII, there was WWI, or the Great War. In the year marking one century since that war started, we finally get a war story from that period that's worth telling, but is it worth playing?

E3 2014 – Mortal Kombat X is going to bust your nuts

It’s been several years since Mortal Kombat burst back into our lives, like a fist through your chest cradling your delicate heart. With a new game set 25 years after that soft reboot, Mortal Kombat X takes another step forward with enhanced moves, detailed environments and X-Ray attacks that will have you wincing in pain.

E3 2014 – Ori and the Blind Forest hands-on preview

Ori and the Blind Forest came out and surprised us all at the Microsoft press conference. Developed by Moon Studios, the game shows off some beautiful hand-painted environments and stunning music. Some might compare it to Child of Light, but they shouldn't.

E3 2014: UFC hands on preview

Two years in the making, the latest title out of the EA Sports factory is UFC. With the goal of combining excellent gameplay with realistic fighters, the game seeks to break into the sports market and make quite an impact.

E3 2014 – White knuckles on with Dying Light

You can run, but you can't hide in Dying Light. What you can do, is outrun the un-lifed bastards who are hungry for your flesh, using parkour to vault over obstacles and obstructions. And sweet Savini, it's a system that makes yet another zombie game actually stand out.

E3 2014 – Hands on with The Order 1886

It's a great year for new IPs. Thanks to some new hardware arriving, the time is ripe to build new franchises and gameplay experiences. One such game is The Order 1886, a fusion of action and narrative. It just might be the prettiest game in the PS4. But it does, unfortunately, feel rather..mediocre in other departments.

E3 2014 – Hands on with Evolve

A few months back, Geoff and I got some hands on time with Evolve. It made us happy and excited for the game. Now, I've gotten to play more, and I can officially tell the naysayers - there is nothing boring or repetitive about this gameplay.