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Awesomesauce | My Favorite #E32015 Trailers

I know I know, I’m super “late” when it comes to posting this, especially in the realm of social media. But hey, give a girl a break. I’ve got a busy life, a demanding career, a relationship, bills, and an adorable stubborn cat(her name is Tibby).

But somehow, in the mist of everything I’ve been dealing with, I managed to watch the live streams of #E32015 and walk away incredibly impressed by the forthcoming titles this holiday season.

If you’re like me and declare yourself an avid gamer (I’m on #teamxbox), then you already have immersed yourself in the #E3 coverage of the most anticipated games: Fallout 4, Halo 5: Guardians, Mass Effect 4, Need for Speed, and (for some) Gears of War. 

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Being the sci-fi enthusiast that I am, I’m insanely stoked about Mass Effect: Andromeda.I’ve been a huge fan of that IP (cool kid slang for “intellectual property”) since its inception. And seeing how the events unfolded in the last game, I’ve been craving to see what BioWare will amaze us with next.

If you saw the announcement trailer, then you too were beyond amazed. But if you missed the heavy dosage of awesomesauce, then experience the greatness right here:

Fallout 4

If any game were to encourage my boyfriend to get another geeky gamer tattoo (along side his badass Skyrim wrist tatt), then Fallout 4 would be the game.

Sidenote: yes, my boyfriend has a Skyrim tattoo and it’s quite the conversation starter wherever we go. Fellow geeks always comment on it, and it helped us get through several TSA checkpoints when we travelled to St. Thomas.

Anyways, before I digress any further, let’s get into Fallout 4.Wow, did you see how amazing the gameplay looks? If the trailer reveal two weeks ago wasn’t enough to amaze you, then the #E3 coverage will knock your socks off! This time around, we’ve got better graphics, enhanced weaponry, an intuitive “homestead” building feature, and more nuclear wasteland awesomesauce.

Check it out:

Can’t get enough? Then here’s the 30 minute showcase.

Halo 5: Guardians

To be honest, I never played much of the story for Halo. When I first switched from Sony to Microsoft, I got sucked into playing Gears of War and following the story (can’t help but to love Dom).

However, this next game in the Halo franchise looks incredible! It will certainly satisfy my need for a FPS (I’m over COD). But once Xbox One gets backwards compatibility, I”ll have to revisit some of the earlier games to learn more about Master Chief and the Halo  universe.

We’ve All Got a Need For Speed

Forza 6 might be the most beautiful racing game coming out this Fall, but Need For Speed is where my love for going fast begins.

I remember when my mom used to make trips to Blockbuster to rent video games for me, and she’d always bring back new games. I always played the typical shooting and adventure games, but she introduced me to racing by encouraging me to play Need for Speed. I never knew I wanted to go fast until I got my hands on that game, which is probably why I secretly dream of having the skills to be a badass driver at 120 MPH.

For now I’ll stick to driving the speed-limit (5-15 miles above), and I’ll let video games continue to fulfill my racing dreams…and after seeing the gameplay footage of the new NFS, I’m falling back in love with the idea of going fast.


There are so many great games coming out this Holiday season, and I’m enthused that backwards compatibility will allow me to play some of my oldschool Xbox favorites.

If you happen to be on Xbox, feel free to add me @thinksoul25.

What games are you looking forward to the most? Comment and share your thoughts!





#gamergirl | Games I’m Stoked To Play (E3 Trailers)

I’ve been gaming ever since I was little, and amongst all my buddies and my boyfriend, I’m recognized as an awesome #gamergirl. :) I friggin love video games!  And every year I look forward to seeing what new tech and games are unveiled at E3.

Right now, I’m still playing PS3 and Call of Duty in my spare time, but in the next week or two, I’m going to upgrade to the next gen: I’m buying an Xbox One.

I’ll eventually get a PS4, but right now I’ve got my eyesight on the Xbox One. Why? Well, because there are several exclusives that I’m looking forward to, especially Sunset Overdrive.

I could go on and on about the games I’m stoked to play, but the only way to truly experience the excitement is to actually watch the trailers from E3. So, without further adieu, I give you awesomeness:

Far Cry 4

Sunset Overdrive

Mass Effect 4

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Ori & The Blind Forest

Rainbow Six Siege

Assassin’s Creed Unity

Mortal Kombat X

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Forza Horizon 2

The Witcher 3

Extraordinary | Square Enix’s ‘Agni Philosophy’ Final Fantasy Realtime Tech Demo [Future of Next-Gen?]

A lot of great games were showcased at this years E3 convention, yet one thing that many gamers ponder is the evolution of graphics; what is next for gaming?

Every year developers and designers are attempting to push the limits, defy the rules of tradition, and impress gamers with the ultimate gaming experience. As a gamer, I take pride in having a good story and overall gameplay, but I also love when a game delivers “life-like” graphics. It’s nice to turn on my big HDTV and get lost in a game that has stunning graphics, which is why I was quite impressed with Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain. The powerful engine behind Heavy Rain let us gamers put our hands on a game that not only offered interesting gameplay, but also held a sense of reality that was impressive beyond words.

If you’re looking to be impressed beyond words and utterly speechless by extraordinary technology, then you’ll want to watch Square Enix’s latest Realtime Tech demo. Square Enix is developer behind the Final Fantasy series and the new Tomb Raider coming out in 2013, so they’ve got a good reputation in the industry.

They’ve got a lot of work on their plate right now with Tomb Raider: Crossroads, but they still had time to show us gamers the future of gaming.
Their realtime tech demo, Agni’s Philosophy, shows us the stunning capability of their new software, Luminous Studio engine. The real-tech demo shows off the new engine and it’s impressive realistic appearance. Hands down, one of the coolest real-tech demos I’ve seen in quite some time.

Now, it hasn’t been mentioned whether or not this realtime tech demo can actually run on Microsoft or Sony’s system, but it’s still an impressive video that gives me hope for the future of graphics in the gaming industry. It’s nice to have gorgeous cutscenes, but it would be amazing if every aspect of gameplay looked as stunning as Agni’s Philosophy realtime tech demo.

P.S. you’d have to be a fool to watch this video in anything else but HD (unless your computer isn’t that awesome). Go for gold, watch it in HD. I watched it several times in 1080p. :)

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

Sam Fisher Is Back! | Splinter Cell: Blacklist [Gameplay Video] + [Trailer]

So many good games were presented at E3 this year. I’m still actively collecting my thoughts on all the games and I’m in the process of at least posting the trailers for the ones worth checking out.

This years convention had a lot of games that impressed many fans, but I will say I was happy to see that Sam Fisher was back. If you don’t know who Sam Fisher is, then perhaps the game Splinter Cell rings a bell. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell happens to be one of my favorite games, mainly due to the innovative system of stealth and ultra cool gadgets. Oh, can’t forget the night vision goggles; Splinter Cell wouldn’t be the same without the night vision goggles. They got rid of the night vision goggles in Splinter Cell: Conviction and opted for sonar goggles, but the developers realized fans disappointment and decided to bring back Sam’s iconic night vision goggles in Blacklist.

In Splinter Cell:Blacklist, Fisher is thrown into the Iran/Iraq territory and is given the tediously dangerous task of tracking down a terrorist. It won’t be easy finding Sam’s target, but he’s equipped with all the necessary skills and gadgets to get the job done. Remember mark & execute from the previous games? Well that system of advanced targeting is back and it looks better than ever!

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist won’t be released until 2013, but the gameplay demo and trailer show a lot of promise for the sixth game in the Splinter Cell franchise.

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

God of War: Ascension E3 Gameplay Demo + Multiplayer Mode Preview

Kratos is the truth! I’m a huge fan of God of War, even though I often get frustrated with all the combos and how hard some of the levels can be. Yet, I think I’m totally going to pre-order God of War: Ascension. Not only does the gameplay look quite vicious, but the multiplayer mode looks like it could be a lot of fun.

God of War: Ascension debuted at E3 yesterday and it surprised fans with how promising the multiplayer mode actually looks. On various blogs I’ve noticed some speculation surrounding the prior rumors of the game having multiplayer. Some fans thought it wasn’t a good idea, while others weren’t sure exactly how you would pull that off. Kratos is awesome, so if we aren’t playing online as Kratos, then what character are we controlling?

Well, the crew behind God of War decided to put all the gamers at ease and actually showcase a preview of their multiplayer mode. The mode is called Favor of the gods and you get to work you way from an unknown hero to a hero or demi-god. You get to work with your team and aid in the effort to basically kill a huge beast. Pretty cool, right? If you enjoy playing online (I love playing online with my friends & bf,) then you might want to definitely check out God of War: Ascension.

I don’t think everyone is quite convinced yet on the multiplayer mode, but that’s quite alright. Even if the mode doesn’t live up to expectations (what should we even be expecting?) it’s still worth checking out the game for story mode. The story mode looks quite promising as well and I think fans of God of War might like it. It all really depends on your gaming preference and if you happen to be a fan of Kratos and all the bloody galore. If I may so myself, I’m more into shooting games, but I’m not going to shy away from hours of hardcore combos, bloody guts, and epic aggression. Sounds like awesomesauce.

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

Feast Your Eyes Upon ‘Gears of War: Judgement’ [E3 Trailer]

Even though I just sold my Xbox 360 (it was just an old arcade version & I needed the extra cash,) I still plan on getting a newer 360, especially after hearing the news of Gears of War: Judgement coming out in 2013.

I can honestly say when it comes to video game franchises, I’m a huge fan of Gears of War and Call of Duty. Both of those franchises are my top favorites (well, can’t forget Mass Effect). Of course, Mass Effect came to an end with an awe-inspiring trilogy, but at least Gears of War and COD don’t show any sign of quitting anytime soon.

This years E3 Convention starts tomorrow and will last until June 7th. There are a lot of big name games anticipated by fans, designers, developers, and other game enthusiasts, but it seems that the Gears of War: Judgement trailer shows us a quite promising future for the franchise.

Of course, this is just a preliminary trailer being shown at E3, but it still does give us some details on what to expect. The main focus of the game…Baird. Okay, not just Baird, but his squad and their unruly actions. Should make for an interesting plot, and of course, I’m looking forward to slashing locusts with a Mk 2 Lancer Assault Rifle. Seriously, it looks so beautifully disgusting on my 48inch HDTV, guts going everywhere!

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com