They say some great things come from out of the blue, with the seed of an idea, and then surprise us when we aren't really looking. Fairy Fountains is just such a surprise. This geek community-driven, 3-D printing company got its start two years ago when the plan to purchase a new toy became the drive to create a great business.
ICON 2017 kicked off with a bang this morning, bringing an array gamers and fans to the halls of Gallagher Estate. As you walk through the entrance, the sound of Tales of Teana greet you in epic battles of endurance, strength, and sheer willpower. They will happily share the glory of battle with you should you take the time to stop by and say hello.
Gaming's biggest show has had all its big players showcase what we can expect from them in the upcoming months. Nintendo wrapped up the pre-show conferences yesterday in what was a real mixed bag of announcements and reveals.
The following list is based off my own opinions, so feel free to disagree and tell me your own personal listings.
Fallout 4 VR is essentially Fallout 4 given VR support and sold at full price. Bethesda's habit of reselling previously-released titles is starting to wear thin. Doom's VR will feature a new story and will sell at half-price, so I suppose it isn't all bad.
The announcement that cements Bethesda's place at the bottom of the list is the Creation Club. The Creation Club is a group of paid mods disguised as community content, and it's upsetting to see Bethesda so willing to cash in on their previous titles—a trend we saw throughout E3.
EA officially kicked E3 off this week with their press conference. A combination of announcements and newly announced games made up the conference in what was a solid start to the biggest event. Here's what went down at the E3 conference:
The multiplayer will be a 20 v 20 affair with various classes being assigned various skills and weapons. This operates in the same way as Battlefield's system.
Seasonal, themed DLC will also be released, offering players free maps, skins, and weapons, allowing for a united player base.
Minor additions like mounts during matches, enhanced weapon fire, and graphic looks will be giving us the Star Wars game we deserved the first time around. Kudos to EA for addressing nearly every complaint that stemmed from the original title.
Cosplayer: Owen Swart
Presenting: Khal Drogo
Geekfest 2017, ICON (Saturday)