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Beware the Watch Dogs

This weekend, I had a chance to see the Watch Dogs 2 demo live at Fan Expo Canada. It’s the same demo that has been shown at E3 and floating around YouTube. Watching it live leaves a great impression and I was honestly impressed. The game looks great and they have made meaningful changes to core mechanics, including driving and NPC AI. The driving mechanic was worked on by Ubisoft Reflections (the same division of Ubisoft responsible for the Driver series), NPCs are more diverse and reactive, and they react to Marcus positively or negatively based on the game’s new mood system.

There are also all sorts of devices for you to navigate the world with and gadgets to hack into. Remote vehicles will help you circumvent obstacles and look like a lot of fun, especially for players who enjoy stealth. If you prefer to get more involved in the action, Marcus can now traverse the environment fluidly and quickly climb and leap around buildings. I walked away pretty pumped about Watch Dogs 2. But that was their goal, and that worries me.

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DAMNIT JIM & Other Tales from Starfleet

06. We are off to check out the Starfleet Academy Experience at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.

We drove 4.5 hours to get there but it was 100% worth it. We had a great time at the exhibit. There were a lot of interactive bits and we got to play captain. The exhibit works hard to be both accessible for new/non fans and interesting for more hard core fans which is nice. Also it was just fun to get lost in games with friends. Afterward we made a little mischief at the actual aviation museum (just wait to see my fine video editing there).

I got to test out my suction cup mount for my gopro and only ALMOST lost my gopro. It was user error though so I won’t fault it. I continue to work on this editing thing. I’ll get it right sooner or later until then enjoy my choppy transitions.

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Best of E3 2016

Well another E3 has come and gone and we gamers are left overwhelmed by opportunities that lie before us.  I know I have already preordered six games for this fall (You can say preordering is a sham all you like but 20% off is no joke). Yes we saw a lot of fantastic stuff over the last week. I am not entirely sold on some of it, some have given me reasons to be interested but a select few really stood out. Here are my top picks for Best of E3 2016.

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