The successor to a game that I admit has been on my Steam wishlist for far too long: Strike Vector EX brings a few things to the series that the community had been asking for for a while. First, unlike the original Strike Vector, EX will be on consoles to start out.

Guitar Hero is making a comeback this year with Guitar Hero Live from Developer FreeStyle Games. I find it a bit strange that the same year Rock Band is making a comeback, so is Guitar Hero. Did these companies get together and plan out when Rhythm based music games would make a comeback?

Warner Bros Interactive and Traveller's Tales are teaming up to bring, what they call, the first true Toys to Life game in Lego Dimensions. Once my 6 year old sees this game, he may soon forget about Skylanders and Disney Infinity too. In the demo we were shown, we visited Oz, Scooby Doo, and Aperture Science.

In October of 2009, a new Action RPG was released by Runic Games called Torchlight. It was a fan favorite but lacked a multiplayer component. Instead of just patching in multiplayer, work began on Torchlight II. On September 20, 2012, the Windows version of Torchlight II was finally released.

Killing Floor 2 is up first and Steve Gibson of Tripwire is on stage. He is talking about being in early access and how excited they are about all the blood and violence in the game. They are very big into modding and they will continue to support the modders. There will be more than double the content when they finally ship than in Early Access.

EA Starts their Press Conference with a bang. The next iteration of Mass Effect Andromeda is shown but isn’t coming out until Holiday 2016. All the games shown today will be available this year or next year.  EA’s passion for play is what gets them up in the morning. 

The Sony Press Conference has begun and up first, from their Japan Studio, is the long awaited debut of The Last Guardian.  In the demo shown, players call the giant creature and he comes out and rubs up against the child.  Players jump across a long chasm and aren’t going to make it.

At Bethesda’s first ever E3 Press Conference, Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios took the stage to show off their latest title: Fallout 4. Todd says tonight begins E3 and the best week of entertainment ever.  Games can do things that nothing else can--they can give you the true wonder of discovery and only games can do this.