Sci-fi fans who like to game will have a lot to look forward to in the coming year.
With the reveal of the Xbox One at E3, gamers had all-but declared Xbox’s competitor, the PlayStation 4, as the victor in this particular console war. One feature of the One that seemed particularly vexing to Xboxers was the need for Internet connectivity. But as of today, this issue has been put to bed.
With more gadgets than the Inspector and more moves than Jagger, Batman the comic book character has translated brilliantly into Batman the videogame character. The 2009 game, Batman: Arkham Asylum (which sold 4.3 million units), and its 2011 sequel, Batman: Arkham City (which sold over 6 million units) have proved that developer Rocksteady Studios’ take on Batman is a popular success. From my demo at E3, it looks that if the upcoming game, Batman: Arkham Origins, will provide even more bat-adventure.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo of 2013 brought a convention-full of excitement, and it wasn’t just the reveal of the PlayStation 4 plus more details about the Xbox One. 48,200 attendees (up from 45,700 in 2012), myself included, had a look at the future of fun as E3 showcased the videogames that we’ll be playing in the coming months.