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E3 2015 – Mad Max is the game you’ll want to be stuck in the desert for

This year’s E3 could be considered one of the biggest showings for fan favorite franchises to make a return. In Mad Max‘s case, 2015 has been a fantastic year so far. Fury Road, the first film in the franchise in almost thirty years, has gotten an amazing reception that’s helped pump up interest for the upcoming game that’s being developed by Avalanche Studios. It’s also put extra pressure onto the development house. There’s a lot to live up to. There’s a good reason fans and newcomers should be looking forward to a Mad Max game, because the franchise has been such an inspirational hallmark in games for years. The style, theme and atmosphere of the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland adventures of Max Rockatansky have been aped to death, so it’s about time we get to jump into the Interceptor and go crazy. Sad to report, we do not get to drive...
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E3 2015 – Remember that time Gandalf drove the Delorean across the yellow brick road? Yeah, LEGO Dimensions

Out of the many games we got to see at E3 2015, the one I took the most for granted was LEGO Dimensions. Surely it would be yet another Skylanders-styled collectible figurine game, but this time with a LEGO license tied to it, right? To my surprise, LEGO Dimensions didn’t feel like just another rehash of the same collectible game concept under a new license. And while it isn’t the most original game by any stretch, it’s incredibly well polished game with an already strong fan base, most of which are kids who’re bound to nag their parents to death for. That and the millions of adults who grew up playing with LEGO. I’m certainly smack in the middle of these cases. I had my love story with Traveller’s Tales LEGO series when they first started out, but eventually got a little tired of their repetitive nature a few games...
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E3 2015 – Whispering Willows, Velocibox, and Back to Bed make their way to console this summer via Loot Interactive

Tucked away in one of the corners of the IndieCade booth was publisher Loot Interactive. The company’s been around for some time, toiling away at making items for the now defunct PlayStation Home, but they’ve just recently become a fully independent publisher. Their lineup this year consisted of ports of PlayStation 4 and Vita ports of indie games from the last year, but it’s a solid group of games, all the same. The first game was Whispering Willows, a horror-themed adventure game wherein you play as a young women looking for her missing father. The demo began with Elena falling into a crypt while on her way toward the mansion where her father was last seen. Soon after, she meets a ghost who tells her that she can split her spirit from her body due to the shamanic powers passed down through her family. Gameplay...
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