So, it’s the Saturday before E3. Announcements and predictions have already set the internet on fire, so we decided to bring our can of gasoline out of the shed to throw on the fire. We may have jumped on the crazy train so crank up some Ozzy, call your hospital’s crisis unit, or get your straight jackets ready because here we go with this week Top 6 Saturday: E3 Edition.
Sony and Valve Announces that the PlayStation 4 is a Viable Steam Machine
So, Valve has some announcement coming at the PlayStation Media Event on Monday night. People that are playing it safe are calling for Left 4 Dead 3. Others are calling for Half-Life 3 (even though Half-Life 2 Episode 3 still hasn’t come out). But, what if the PlayStation 4 has enough computing power to be a Steam Machine? Play all your PC games from your Steam library in your living room from your PlayStation 4…now that’s my kind of crazy.
Nintendo Steals E3 by Reviving Old Franchises
People are expecting a new Legend of Zelda game to finally be announced by Nintendo this year, but what if they took it one step further? What if Nintendo announced a new F-Zero game, new StarFox, then ended their digital event with a new Metroid. Reggie drops the mic, and the live stream cuts to black. Jaws would hit the floor.
Microsoft Partners with Oculus VR to Bring the Oculus Rift to the Xbox One
Virtual reality is going strong and between the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus, Microsoft seems to be at a disadvantage at this stage in the game. That is until Phil Spencer walks out on stage flanked by Palmer Luckey and Mark Zuckerberg to announce that Xbox will partner with Oculus VR to bring the Oculus Rift to the Xbox One. Why build your own when someone else has been working on one for years?
Valve Announced Half-Life 3, Disowns Half-Life 2 Episode 3
In the realm of giving people what they want, Valve announced Half-Life 3. But wait, what about Half-Life 2 Episode 3 ? Wasn’t that supposed to be a thing? Don’t we want a finished story for Half-Life 2 ? Nah, forget that HALF-LIFE 3 !
Nintendo Steals One from the PlayStation Playbook
Nintendo fans love there handhelds. Well, even better would be remote play of Wii U games on the DS, or even the reverse…yes, playing DS games on the Wii U. We’re talking Pokemon on your living room TV or playing Mario Kart 8 on your DS. Come on Nintendo, join the party of giving people what they want!
Xbox Drops the Xbox Live Gold Requirement for Online Multiplayer
The Xbox Live Gold requirement for online multiplayer has been a cash cow for Microsoft for years, so much so that with the launch of the PlayStation 4 Sony has taken on the model with PlayStation Plus. But maybe Microsoft pulls yet another 180, and removes the restriction on online multiplayer. This would mean anyone with an Xbox 360 or Xbox One could play multiplayer without spending $60 a year for the privilege, and may just help to boost those Xbox One sales.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN AT E3? Do you have any outlandish predictions and want to join us on the crazy train? Let us know in the comments below.