We are starting a new series called the TWIG (This Week In Gaming) Update. It will be a weekly post talking about all of the gaming news for the upcoming week. It will be released every Sunday and will talk about things such as: New games being released, Reviews from recently released games, upcoming tournaments etc.. With this being said let’s go ahead and get started with this weeks TWIG Update!!
Payday 2: Crimewave edition is going to be released on June 16th, and will be available on xbox one, ps4 and the PC. While Payday 2 is effectively a Horde-style shooter, where you tackle wave after wave of enemies of increasing difficulty, the different missions and objectives help keep the gameplay fresh. There’s even a mission where a gang-lord’s drunken, drugged-up brother has to be dragged from the wreckage of his crashed helicopter and escorted to a lumber mill for extraction. It’s hard to hate a game where the VIP to be rescued is a stumbling, puking, prone to crashing moron. There’s even a mission that’s effectively a Hotline: Miami level in glorious first-person 3D.
Canvaleon, set to release June 18th, is a Stealth Platformer game in which the player will have to resort in using the environment and his or her skills to slip past enemies and threats.
To do so, the player shall use Camouflages (or “Camo” for short) in order to mimic elements of scenery; the more similar the colors are, the more “Camo Percentage” will be granted. Depending on this percentage, enemies will see the player or not.
There are two ways to obtain camouflages: buying them from a store or painting them using a paint tool. Both ways are fueled by the game’s collectible: the color butterflies.
Next week E3 will be taking over the headlines from June 16th to the 18th. E3 is the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. At E3, the video game industry’s top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative professionals in the interactive entertainment industry. Below is some information on a few of the big conferences to take place.
Bethesda has confirmed it will host its first ever E3 Conference at the Los Angeles convention on June 14.The title most expect to be announced is Fallout 4, rumours of which have been flying for years, also Doom 4 has been tossed in the mix.
Nintendo will hold a digital event on Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PT. Nintendo has confirmed that Star Fox for Wii U will be playable at E3 2015. Nintendo also said that, though had originally planned to show what has been nicknamed Zelda U, Shigeru Miyamoto, the director of the game, stated that because they wanted to concentrate on developing the game, it would unfortunately not be shown at E3 2015
As such, Square’s media briefing will air Tuesday morning at 10am PT, 1pm ET, just before the expo halls open for the first time.What do you hope Square Enix will show at its E3 press conference? Kingdom Hearts III? Final Fantasy XV? Deus Ex: Mankind Divided?
On June 19th, Dota 2 will kick off its 2015 ESL Frankfurt tournament and the finals will be on the 20th. ESL Frankfurt is one of the largest European tournaments for Dota 2 and had a great showing in 2014. It consists of 8 qualifying teams battling it out for a $250,000 prize pool. More information can be found here.
MSI is hosting a major event for Heroes of the Storm with 5 Qualifiers and the LAN Finals will take place in August in the United States. The Asia qualifier will begin today at 9:00CEST, June 14th, the Chinese qualifier will be later this week on June 20th, 11:00CEST. While the rest of the qualifiers will last will into July and we will provide further updates with those TWIG updates.
Also starting on June 14th for Heroes of the Storm, is the Dreamhack Summer at the Elmia Convention Center in Jönköping, Sweden, a $10,000 brawl between four European teams will take place. DreamHack found a way to honor their roots as a LAN party first, giving three of the four starting spots out to invited juggernauts of the European HotS scene, but reserving the last slot for a BYOC team.
CS:GO has their 2015 DreamHack summer tournament going on still from June 13th till the 20th of this month. DreamHack is the World’s Largest Computer Festival where the roots and core is the LAN party, with the major events DreamHack Summer and Winter, where participants bring their own computers and connect to the Internet in a large local area network which basically BECOMES the Internet by sheer scale.
Please let us know in the comments below anything we might have left out that you feel should have been news worthy, or anything we could change to make this weekly series better.
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