Jon Ledford first started at Arcade Sushi thinking that it was a sushi barcade, which unfortunately doesn't exist..yet. With distinct opinions in regards to gaming and a deep fondness of 90's cartoons, anime, B movies, and RPGs with world maps (no lists of cities and destinations, thank you), Jon spends his off time patiently waiting for an HD remake or sequel to Final Fantasy 6. Graduating magna cum laude from Rowan University and Atlantic Cape Community College's 2010 Communication Major of the Year, Jon is also the leader of an underground resistance fighting against the forcing of motion technology into the world of console gaming. Feel free to follow him @JonLedford.
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Quantic Dream, the team responsible for Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, and the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls, unveiled a tech demo for the PlayStation 4 at E3 2013. Given Quantic Dream's history of dialogue-based, cinematic games that focus on exquisite facial features, The Dark Sorcerer's teaser does not disappoint.
Looking for Easy Mode? Look elsewhere. And here, deal with these hordes of enemies on your way out. The E3 trailer for Dark Souls 2 has been released. And with From Software Inc. boasting a game twice the size of the previous Dark Souls title, we expect to die twice as much.
Ready At Dawn Studios (primarily known for working on PSP ports of pre-existing titles) debuted its new IP, The Order: 1886, with its first trailer during Sony's press event. The footage hints that this PlayStation 4 exclusive will have 19th-century monster hunters taking down the creepy crawlies of the night with advanced, steampunk-like weaponry.
When Warner Bros. Games Montreal took the reins of the Arkham series from Rocksteady studios, gamers were skeptical Batman: Arkham Origins would hold up to its two predecessors. In the E3 trailer of this prequel story, an inexperienced Caped Crusader will find out if he's ready to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight.
Ubisoft's unveiled a duo of new Trials titles, showing a new form of connectivity between the two, as both titles take motocross racing to the skies. Utilizing one of the most impressive forms of ragdoll physics since Max Payne 3, Trials Fusion appears to be the perfect mix of Dave Mirra and Uniracers.
While Need for Speed: Rivals might be the first racing game that's going to be released on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (along with current-gen consoles), Ubisoft's The Crew holds two superior distinctions from its racer rival: it will be exclusive to next-gen consoles, and will focus on a seamless massively multiplayer online experience, with tons of player-controlled drivers interacting with you.
Taking the reins of its predecessors, EA presented us with a group of rambunctious racers in Need for Speed: Rivals. These drivers are letting the machismo ooze through their motors as they defy every traffic law made by man.
With the dismantling of THQ, Ubisoft took up the publishing responsibilities for Obsidian's South Park: The Stick of Truth. Though it's not due until this holiday season, or as Cartman jests, some holiday season, we were treated to one of the most hilarious scenes ever made in the history of gaming during Ubi's E3 press conference.