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Best Nerd Dad Game Announcements from Xbox E3 Press Conference

Wow! Another E3 is here! If there is any time of year, besides Christmas, that makes me feel like a little kid it is E3!

Xbox had there Press Conference today, (Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 1:00pm) and it was jam packed full of new announcements. There were SO many new games and features that they announced I can’t possibly go through and detail all of them. But I will touch on some of the Nerd Dad related highlights.

  1. Halo Infinite. I really wish I could give more details on this, but all we got was a teaser trailer and a name. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, said that “Players will be able to continue their story with Master Chief like they’ve never done before!” Which doesn’t give me any details, but does make me excited!
  2. Ori and the Will of the Wisps got a release year of 2019 and they showed off more gameplay. This game looks awesome! My kids thoroughly enjoyed watching me play through the first one and this one looks even better. Now that my kids are older I might even let them play this if they feel like it! This might make for a great contender for Nerd Dad Game of the Year! (ok probably not, but still check it out!)
  3. Battletoads. Yeah, you read that correctly. BATTLETOADS IS COMING BACK!! We have to wait till next year to see it, or any gameplay for that matter, but still exciting to see this franchise make a comeback!
  4. Crackdown 3. This will most likely be a game that we play when the kids go to bed, but its back and looks way more explosive than ever. And Terry Crews is in. Which for some of us might be the deciding factor in spending next year’s birthday money on this.
  5. Forza Horizon 4. This franchise is the best in terms of great looking, quality, casual racing games. And now they added public open world missions you can run with your friends, or random players online. They showed off some public world events and some interesting seasonal mechanics too. This will make for a great game you can play in front of (or with) your kids and still have a good time.

As I said. There was a TON of announcements but these were probably the most Nerd Dad related. Here are some other noteworthy mentions!

  • Division 2 Gameplay
  • Sea of Thieves - DLC
  • Fallout 76 Trailer
  • Shadow of the Tomb raider gameplay and trailer
  • Session – a new skateboarding game (FINALLY!!)
  • Devil May Cry 5 trailer
  • Cup Head 2? – They were kind of vague. Not sure if this is a sequel or DLC, but either way it’s more Cup Head which is always a good thing!!
  • Tunic – isometric top-down Zelda like game.
  • Jump force – a new anime fighter from Capcom.
  • Dying light 2 gameplay
  • New Xbox Games Pass Games - The Division, Fallout 4, Elder Scrolls Online
  • Captain Spirit trailer
  • Gears 5 – trailer
  • Cyberpunk 2077 trailer

Stay tuned for more 2018 E3 Nerd Dad Announcements!

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