The dust has nearly settled on E3 2013 and the great Xbox One DRM debacle, and it's now time to reconvene and discuss. Xav, Richard, Ludwig, and Jordan are here to present their top picks from the bevy of games seen in Los Angeles, with praise going to: Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Bayonetta 2, Titanfall, The Witcher 3, Outlast, Quantum Break, EVR on the Oculus Rift, Mario Kart 8, and more.
In the second half of the show, it's all about reactions to the big Microsoft 180 – ours and yours. Does Sony still maintain its initial good-will; does the $100 console price difference still matter; what's the impact of forthcoming first-party exclusives? We hit all the big questions.
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- Octodad: Dadliest Catch heading to PS4 [Update: Trailer]
- Bayonetta 2: I have no idea what just happened
- Titanfall's contrast between agility and agitation
- The Witcher 3 DRM-free on PC; 'gamer-friendly' solution sought on consoles
- Outlast, indie horror from Red Barrels, coming to PlayStation 4
- In the EVE VR cockpit: CCP's space dogfighting demo for Oculus Rift
- Demystifying Quantum Break with Remedy's Sam Lake
- Mario Kart 8 drives us up a wall
- Xbox One-80: Microsoft reverses Xbox One DRM features
Xav de Matos and Jonathan Downin
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