A “Target” Moment of Reflection

A Target Moment of Reflection

It was a Wednesday afternoon, I had just left campus, and I needed some me time. Me time generally consisted of watching Netflix, sleeping, or playing videogames. However, since I started school at Indiana University, I occasionally stroll through the local mall that is down the street from my apartment. Generally, I just walk around and buy one or two small items. A part of the mall is the good ‘ole Target! I like Target, for it usually has what I am looking for and the stores that I have visited are pretty clean. As I am walking around, picking up non-essential stuff, I see in the distance a child playing on the publicly accessible Xbox One that is in the Target. He was a young black male who had to be no older than 7 or 8 years old.  I was a distance away, but I saw how laser focused he was going through the obstacle course in Forza Horizon 3.

For the few seconds that I watched him, multiple memories of my childhood flashed through my mind, specifically one’s related to gaming. One of the memories was of when I was playing SonicThe Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis. I remember the many fun and frustrating times I had with that game. Kick’in butt and taking names in “Green Hill Zone” to getting pummeled in those annoying boss battles with Eggman. I am still slightly annoyed that I never beat the game.

Anywho, after those couple of seconds went by I snapped out it and started to proceed towards another direction in the store. However, I could not help put things into context. Here is a 7 or 8 year old black male child playing on an Xbox One. I am not knocking his intelligence, but I will assume he had very little understanding of the computational complexity of what it takes to run a videogame, let alone running in 1080p resolution between 30 to 60 frames per seconds (fps). Sure, in today’s computer market that is pretty mediocre, however, I reflect back to the days of the Playstation 2, Nintendo Gamecube, etc. At one point in time, those consoles were the future of gaming. This kid was playing an Xbox One at 7 or 8, so gaming will look incredibly different once he is in his 20’s.

Anywho, I walked through the aisle of pasta and sauces, and landed back in the middle of the store. As I looked at the electronic section at the end of the aisle, the kid was still actively engaged in the game, but with onlookers. The onlookers included a middle-aged couple and a woman, who I believed to be his mother. All 3 were just watching him play this game. I could not tell if he was beating the AI opponents like crazy or crashing into everything for I was too far away. This reminded me of the few times my mother and aunt would watch my cousins, my brother, and I play Mario Kart: Double Dash for the Nintendo Gamecube. Even today when people watch me play, I feel like I must perform my best at all times with no mistakes. If I do mess up, then I typically play it off as if I meant to make the mistake from the beginning.

That kid will never know that he made a 22-year-old black male graduate student reflect about his young gaming childhood days. That gamer will never realize that their is a future in gaming, until someone puts that idea into his head. That future scholar will not fully see the roadblocks ahead of him until they happen. Hopefully, he will soon learn how to create games that are intriguing, awe-inspiring, educational, fun, and thought provoking, and maybe even ponder a future in which being a gamer is not only his hobby, but a passion.

Thanks kid!


A Gamer’s Validation: An Uplifting Spring Break

crowd-2045499_1280Instead of going to Cancun or visiting my cousins in Florida for Spring Break, I left Indiana University and went back to my home state of Maryland. I was able to hang out with friends and see my charming mother and brother again. Beyond sharing food and pleasantries with the people I love, I had the opportunity to attend  The 18th annual National Conference for McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research. The McNair program is an intensive undergraduate research program in which students conduct research through guided mentorship from a faculty member(s) and learn about the graduate school process. This is all to encourage students to apply to graduate school to ascertain their PhD. I am an alum of the McNair program from the University of Maryland, College Park, which is where this particular conference is held every year.

I was invited back to be a panelist for the graduate student panel. Three other graduate students and I, each at various stages in graduate school, spoke to our experiences and answered questions from the audience. Of course, I let it be known that I am a gamer who is a PhD student studying video game culture.  Though the conversation that I engaged in was fun, I want to jump to what happened after the panel was over. Following the graduate student panel, there is always a graduate school fair, which has about 50 or so colleges/universities from all over the country that come to share information about their graduate programs. As I meandered through the fair, a student approached me with the utmost enthusiasm and interest in my academic journey and asked how I ended up studying what I do in graduate school. I briefly informed him on the series of events that took place that allowed me to study video game culture. He was astonished. It was at that moment that I felt validated in my academic career.

I am not going to lie, this semester has really pushed me to think in new ways, but the stress of coursework and being a teaching assistant has been taxing. For almost a month, I felt defeated, exhausted, and just plain stupid. I had to convince myself not to skip class almost every morning.

So when that student expressed excitement and slight bewilderment, I felt uplifted, and that feeling lasted throughout the entire conference. It felt great to have a fellow gamer applaud my efforts of turning my hobby of gaming into an academic pursuit. To have my work acknowledged by someone who is a part of the community that I am researching not only validates myself as a gamer-identified person, but also my work as an academic.

It is possible to study what you want and attend academic settings that cater to your interests. In this case, this setting was highly multidisciplinary! Although this was an environment that I was familiar with, returning as a freshly minted PhD student was a different experience. I look forward to attending the McNair conference next year, as well as future conferences as a gamer with a doctorate degree.


E3 is Open to the Public!


E3 has finally gone public! The general public now has the opportunity to attend the biggest event in all of videogame culture! This is fantastic news for anyone who has always wanted to attend the event but unable to because of having no ties to the media industry and/or academic institutions in some form. So the details:

  1. 15, 000 tickets will go on sale February 13, 2017 at 12pm EST/9am PST
  2. First 1,000 tickets will be available for $150
  3. After the 1,000 tickets are sold the price jumps to $250
  4. According to IGN.com, “Owners of the passes will get  access                                               to the E3 show floor and other events including “gamer events                                      and discussions with leading video game figures at LA Live”                                     through a partnership between the Entertainment Software                                     Association (ESA) and Geoff Keighley.”

This is great. My dream came true when I attended E3 in 2015! It was one of the best moments of my life. I tested out some of the newest games coming out within that year or in the future. I was able to play StarWars: Battlefront when it was still in its infancy. I got to meet and greet with some of the biggest names in gaming; Gregg Miller, Danny O’Dwyer, Nick Scarpino, Justin Wong, etc. Just wow!

Everytime E3 roles around there is always chatter about is E3 relevant!? Do we still need a big event showcasing the latest in videogames and videogame technology if the public can simply watch what is happening on the show floor via the many livestreams that occur during the event? Why pay hundreds of dollars to test out games that may never see the light of day beyond that week at E3? These are valid questions and quite frankly I do not have the answers. What I can say is that at least attending the event is a very interesting experience. It was a life changing experience for me because I was surrounded by industry professionals and publishers. I was able to ask questions and have conversations with game developers myself instead of watching a YouTube video of someone else asking the questions. I was able to be at an event full of people who, in some regard like me, a gamer.

If you can attend the event, then please do! Go with friends! Unfortunately, I was unable to do that, but I did make a new friend when I was there. E3 is ultimately what you make it. So attend and try to have some fun! Hopefully, it will be an experience of a lifetime!


Jaystonee’s Videogame Picks for 2017!

2017 is here! So now is the time to take a quick glance at the new videogames hitting the market (hopefully) this year. This is not an exhaustive list, but a few games that have piqued my interest for quite sometime. So let’s begin.

Horizon: Zero Dawn by Guerrilla Games is an open-world action rpg (role-playing) game horizon-zero-dawn-wallpaper-picturesthat took my breath away when it was announced at E3 2015. I was in attendance for E3 2015, but Horizon was shown behind closed doors. A little upsetting because at the time I knew I was getting the game, so I really wanted to test it myself. Now, Horizon is a month away and several trailers have highlighted the gorgeous world the protagonist, Aloy, has to survive in. Yes, I do mean “survive”. Aloy lives in a post-apocalyptic world in which machines have transcended well beyond simple humanoid robots, but have taken the form of prehistoric creatures. I know, pretty cool indeed. I cannot wait to get my hands on this game!

Nintendo Switch releases in March. This is Nintendo’s next chance to regain some momentum in the gaming market. They need it.the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild Nintendo has been struggling for quite sometime due to poor decision making and bad marketing. Hopefully the switch comes with a strong lineup of games than can put Nintendo back on the map. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks very promising. Come on Nintendo, you can do this!

injustice-2I love fighting games, so of course I have been having my eyes on Injustice 2. I skipped Injustice for reasons unknown. I should have gotten it by now, but other games distracted me. Guess I will pick it up when another Steam sales happens. Injustice 2 add news character to the fray with the addition of Blue Beetle, Supergirl, Gorilla Grood, and others. I’m excited to yet again try to be the best competitor, until 2 weeks pass by and everyone in the world knows every combo and mix up imaginable. But I will try!

detroit-become-humanI love sci-fi games. I love “freedom of choice” games. Detroit: Become Human nestles these components in one package to tell a mutli-character narrative. From what I have read and observed from the trailers, Kara and Connor are androids who play pivotal roles in the game’s narrative. A narrative that is influenced the decisions the players makes in the game. Undoubtedly, there may be a larger conspiracy happening for one of the trailers showcases Connor trying to stop a rogue android from killing a little girl. I cannot wait to see more and then hopefully get it in my hands sometime this year.

0a7c6b1a-bc3e-4003-b4b9-2edc104cccb0Lastly, I was going to put Platinum Games’s Scalebound in this list, but unfortunately Microsoft is starting 2017 off with cancelling Scalebound. So let us all pay tribute to the fallen! Scalebound, you showed great promise! You showcased a world full of dragons, creatures, and magic with an upbeat protagonist who enjoyed slaying beasts just as much as I do. You will be missed.

Again, not an exhaustive list, but these games are my top picks for 2017! So here is hoping that they live up to the hype. Most importantly, release on time!

2017, dazzle me!



Nintendo Switch arrives March 3!

I had a feeling that my 100th blog post would be special. Nintendo finally shed more light on their upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch. On January 12 around 8pm PT/ 11pm EST, Nintendo held a press conference (link to press conference here) revealing more information about the console. Nintendo Switch releases March 3, 2017 which is very soon retailing for $299.99 in the U.S. nintendo-switch-presentation-bannerThe console will come package with a Nintendo Switch, the dock, left and right JoyCon controllers, the game pad to connect the controllers, two wrist attachments for when you play with the controllers separately, an AC adapter, and a HDMI cable. The console has three modes; TV mode (playing videogames via hdmi to your TV), Tabletop (playing with the Nintendo Switch tablet with the JoyCon controllers disconnected form the tablet), and Handheld mode (to play games on the go).

A lot of other details were given as well. The Nintendo Switch when disconnected from the dock has a battery life ranging from 2 and half hours to 6 and half hours depending on the game. So, don’t stray too far from home. nintendo-switch-specs

Source: Gamespot.com

Gamespot confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will be a 720p display, 32GB of internal storage, will use game cartridges that resemble the size of 3DS games. The JoyCon controller has an upgraded “HD” rumble technology to really take the sense of realism to the next level. Also, Nintendo Switch supports 8-player LAN (local area network) connection for multiplayer games.

Speaking of games, a lot were announced. ARMS is a “fighting sports game” in which the fighters have extendable arms used to knock each other out. Also, 1-2 Switch  is a party game in which 2 people using one of the controllers shoot it out in a Western fast draw. It’s weird, I know. Hey, that’s Nintendo in a nutshell. Both games are meant to highlight the precision of the JoyCon controllers sensors, motion control, and feel of playing with a single controller.

Beyond that, Nintendo yet again announced that there are “80” games in development for Nintendo Switch. Splatoon 2 was announced and has a Summer 2017 release window. A new Mario Sandbox game called, Super Mario Odyssey, is slated to release during the 2017 holiday season. Todd Howard from Bethesda Softworks confirmed that the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be on Nintendo Switch. No release date was given. There were a few more interesting titles shown off or teased as well.

I am excited! The Nintendo Switch grabbed my attention in the Fall and soon will be grabbing my money on March 3, 2017! Did I fail to mention that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a release date. It is being released the same time as the Nintendo Switch, March 3! the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild

I am already lined up in front of the Gamestop! I should of brought a jacket. It’s cold outside!

Jaystonee’s Year in Review 2016


Before I get started, I just want to say 2016 was a good year for me, but it was not a good year for the world. I shed more tears of sadness and despair in 2016 than in recent years. I discussed racial and gender issues almost on a daily basis not just in academic settings, but with friends and family outside of that setting. I felt for the first time an actual fear for my life by simply walking, looking, speaking, and living while black. The world is in need of a upgrade, a fresh restart, or something. Hopefully 2017 will bring a brighter, safer, and more comfortable future for all people in the world.  With that said, time to briefly reflect on how gaming impacted my life in 2016.

I graduated from college! After 4 arduous years, I am finally a graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park. It was there that I firmly came to grips with the direction I wanted to go in my life. That direction meant taking my gamer identity and using that as my launching pad into a career in academia and/or industry. I am still at a lost for words because ascertaining that degree meant a lot to me and I can only imagine how my family felt seeing me walk across that stage.

Next, I moved and went back to school! I am now an Informatics PhD student at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana studying videogame culture. Yes, I know it’s broad, but I still have sometime before I narrow down my particular interest(s) in gaming culture. I have already completed my first semester and it was awesome. It took me a while to fully realize that I am in school to learn, study, and at times play videogames as an academic pursuit. All I can say is I take gaming seriously. Videogames can teach people about other people, places, and ourselves. Academia gives me a direct pipeline to disseminate scholarly information and expand my knowledge of an already familiar subject. This is a five year program, so hopefully more people will hear or see about my endeavors on a grander scale! Stay tuned for that!

Gaming in 2016 brought me closer to people than ever before. Square Enix’s Life is Strange engaged me and other friends so much in it’s narrative that we shared our thoughts and feelings about the characters in the game and our own emotional connections to the characters. Golf with Friends is a very basic causal 3D golfing game that, as the title suggests, allows you play with friends. I never took myself as a golf player, but this definitely proved that my talents are better suited for research purposes. I just need to work on flicking my wrist more or aiming better with the mouse. Lastly, the popular team-based shooter Overwatch was definitely my go to game since its release. I am not a competitive person, mainly because I can never find the time to practice to be a competitive player. At least for me, Overwatch was different because I felt that every match I played I ended up learning something new. I learned more about which characters are better suited for certain maps and team compositions. I saw, heard, and almost felt when I head shotted an enemy with Zenyatta’s orbs or when I got nearly one-shotted by a Widowmaker. Playing with my friends allowed me to feel apart of a team of jovial people, as well as catch up with friends I have not heard from in a while.

2016 was an emotional roller coaster for me! I had sad times and happy times. I went through times of loneliness. I also hung out with friends more than I ever did back at my alma mater. I got snowed in with 3 friends in January of 2016. That was incredibly fun. Even with all the upsides and downsides, one of the constants in my life was videogames. Even if I was not playing a game, I was reading an article about the next game I should pick up or be on the look out for.

2016 you are done and definitely will be a year that I and many others will never forget. Let 2017 be the year of positive change, let it be the year of a social revolution, and let it be the year that helps launch me into the heart of gaming culture through my research! Now it is time to press start on a whole new adventure!


Nintendo Switch: Let’s Call it A Comeback!



On Thursday, October 20, 2016 Nintendo revealed the highly anticipated Nintendo NX! Nintendo NX officially called “Ninteno Switch” aptly fits with the hardware’s design. The song “Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah) by White Denim was the theme song for this very impressive and you one could say revolutionary design. In the video which you can see here, you can see the first actor use a standard controller to interact with the system. Next, he slides off the right side and left sides of the controller. That’s right, slides off two end pieces, both sides containing a joy stick and “ABXY” button configurations. The end pieces attached to a larger display that was connected to the base of the console (which probably acts as a charging station and output to connect to a monitor or tv). So, now players can have what looked to be a 7 inch display on the go!

Lastly, sharing the gaming the experience with others has always been at the core of Nintendo. The two end pieces can be used as separate controllers to play two player co-op while using the portal screen. The video suggests multiplayer co-op in a scene where some basketball players were going against each other in NBA 2K.

The portal display comes with a headphone jack, but not for sure what else the device contains within the hardware (NFC, Bluetooth, etc.)

Good job Nintendo! I am so happy you and this console! They say “Don’t Call It A Comeback”, but you needed one! Badly! Now, just don’t mess this up with out having some awesome launch titles when the system releases in March 2017. Please don’t mess this up!


Mafia 3: Should a Black Character be able to kill members of the KKK?


This post was inspired after reading this article “Racists Outraged that Mafia III allows Players to Kill Klansmen“. The article discusses the controversy about allowing players to kill members of the notorious hate group, KKK, inside the world of Mafia 3. The article shows several Facebook comments of people expressing their outrage.

Instances when real-world identities and social issues become part of virtual spaces, you will always have conflicting view points on how those identities and issues should be presented. The main arguments I hear range from the gaming industry is becoming too PC (politically correct), what if a white person was to do this to a person of color (assuming the protagonist is a white person), and lastly, reflections and/or adaptations of real world issues have no place in virtual spaces for the idea is to escape from reality.

Killing other groups, especially groups that most people in a society despise, is quite common in more action and/or war based videogames. More specifically, action first and/or third person shooter games are inspired by  real-world battles and tragedies. Those games try to create an atmosphere in which the player feels as if they are actually in war or feel a connected to the action.  The Call of Duty franchise is based around the theme of protecting the United States and/or securing highly valued interests against their foreign invader. Same thing applies to most of the main Battlefield franchise games (Battlefield: Hardline is more of cops vs. robbers) and the Medal of Honor franchise. So, does a videogame cross the line if the player has the ability to kill a historically vial group(s) within the same boundaries where the group and the player originated from? Simply put, is it right for me to kill virtual representations of a hate group even if the existed in reality? Do we as players have a bias towards toward harming other groups of people in virtual spaces if there is no shared identity and/or background?

Some argue that race plays a factor in all of this. The main protagonist, Lincoln Clay, is biracial, but has a dark skin tone. Some suggest that because him being a black man killing members of the Klan is the issue. So, would one feel comfortable if the protagonist was a white, Asian, Hispanic person? Would one have been better if the game allowed players the option to kill members of the Black Panther Party as well?

Think about these questions and brush up on the histories of these groups. The question shouldn’t be is it okay for a black person to kill a white person? We should be asking are we more comfortable killing others who don’t look like us than those who do?

Calling All Black Gamers and Blerds!!


From the title, you are probably wondering why I am shouting. Specifically, why am I calling for those who identify in someway with the African Diaspora? Well, it is for a variety of reasons.

The first reason is that the state of Black America is still going through a rough time. I, as a 22-year-old black male, have never questioned my safety as a person of color more than in the past four or so years. Yes, unfortunately I am used to the rhetoric that blacks are less than whites, and we have been—and still are—systematically displaced and segregated in the sectors of public health, housing, education, and politics. I grew up hearing that and I never questioned it until I started college. I ask every so often when I leave for school: will I return to my room that night?  I am uncomfortable seeing my people headlining the news almost every month, and knowing for a fact that it is not something positive.

Secondly, blacks are already a marginalized group. But those of us who try our best to enjoy life in a state of chaos end up even more ostracized at times because of our interests. I grew up watching Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon, Dragon Ball ZYu Yu HakushoBleach, Naruto, One Piece, and many more anime series that were on Toonami. However, I have noticed over the years that some people are still surprised that black people are into anime and comic books. The majority of people assume that others from different backgrounds may have seen, heard, and watched anime. However, when it comes to black people, the assumption is that it’s only mainstream anime. Now honestly, I watched mainly mainstream anime, but I have several friends who are also nerds of color that talk about anime I have never heard! I have colleagues who read manga everyday that span a variety of different kinds of anime. I personally never heavily watched anime growing up and I still do not, but I am not representative of those who do.

There are bigoted people everywhere, and the gaming community is no different. Online chats are the gateway to disseminating hatred, racial slurs, and overall stupidity. I am pretty confident in saying blacks have been playing videogames as long as any other group of people. Still, online harassment based on someone’s skin color occurs. Here is one of many examples that other black gamers may identify with on some level. Personally, something of this magnitude has never happened to me, but hearing and being called certain racial slurs and micro-aggressions has happened to me through the public chat on Xbox Live.

This is all to say I am very interested to see if the experiences I listed are common among black gamers. Maybe I was just unlucky on having to run into those kinds of experiences. Maybe, the overwhelming population of black gamers and nerds have felt nothing but positivity and comfortability, which is great. I don’t know. I can only speak from my experience.

I would like to write a blog post synthesizing the experiences that are shared with me. This will add to an ongoing conversation about the feelings and attitudes of being a black gamer and/or nerd, and broadly about the feelings and behaviors within a society that deems black people than less than human at times. Some of you may want to privately share your story with me, which is perfectly fine. Follow me on Twitter (@JavonOnThePrgm), and message me saying you read this post so we can DM (please no crazy stuff people. This is for research purposes only). You can also send an email to me as well , javongoard@gmail.com, with this title as the subject line.

Please! This is a conversation that needs to happen and your voice is important. I will do my due diligence to synthesize the experiences shared with me to create a representative article. In the meantime, take time for self-healing. We all need it!


Looking good Ubi: Ubisoft E3 2016 Press Conference


2016 marks 30 years of business for Ubisoft! This is a major accomplishment for any company, especially in the games industry because for one or a few business mistakes can spell the end for a game studio. Congrats Ubisoft!

Now let’s get to the topic at hand, UbiE3 conference! Of course, this press conference was not packed full of new IPs like Sony and Microsoft, but there are a lot of awesome AAA games in the works.

The annual Just Dance franchise showed off the next installment with Just Dance 2017. Dancers were jiving, twisting, and having all kinds of fun in the game and on stage. Just Dance 2017 launches on October 25, 2017.

I enjoy Tom Clancy games, but recently I have not been invested in any of them which includes The Division. However, Ghost Recon: Wildlands may get back into the “open-world” shooter vibe again. New gameplay was shown on stage highlighting the importance of team work and stealth…until the enemy tries to escape and your team has to chase him down in car and helicopter. Things got crazy! I may pick this up a few days after launch if reviews for it are decent. Definitely will be having my eyes on this game. Ghost Recon: Wildland releases March 7, 2017.

The Division apparently is pretty fun with over 10 million active players. Expansion 1: Underground releases on June 28. To get the crowd more hyped they showed off a new cinematic trailer for Expansion 2: Survival.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole (yes, that is the name of the game) yet again keeps that South Park humor with new gameplay mechanics. I did not play South Park: The Stick of Truth, but apparently enough people bought it and played it to warrant a sequel. You can check out the trailer here. South Park: The Fractured but Whole comes out December 6, 2016.

Ubisoft just many other gaming companies have been working on games for VR. The showed of an flight FPS game called Eagle Flight VR. Players fly as eagle in order take down other players to do accomplish certain objectives. What was shown was some variation of capture the flag, but with lots of claws and feathers. They also announced Star Trek Bridge Crew which is a simulation game in which you and your become the flight crew for the USS Enterprise. Both VR games seem pretty cool, hopefully they are just as fun to play come launch time. Eagle Flight VR and Star Trek Bridge Crew release sometime this Fall.

Now, this game right here, this game right here, is awesome! I saw For Honor demoed in person when I was at E3. Ubisoft showed off a new gameplay trailer which revealed the antagonist that pits these 3 class of warriors against each other. Out of the 3 class, gameplay of the Vikings in the main campaign was showcased. I thought I was going all in for Samurai’s, but seeing these Vikings maul over enemies was so satisfying to see. For Honor brings the swords and blood on February  14, 2017.

An open-world game named, Grow Up, was talked about, but nothing shown. So we will what this game has in store for gamers.

If you know anything about the Trials franchise, you know that riding a dirt bike may seem fun at first, but becomes irritating at the many times you will redo a level. It is that challenge that keeps gamers coming back for more. Trials of the Blood Dragon brings the same difficulty players love, but with a 80’s action film aesthetic. Trials of the Blood Dragon is out now and you can check out the very interesting trailer here.

Videogame movies are going through a resurgence or renaissance of some sorts right now. Apparently, the World of Warcraft movie is doing pretty alright at the box office with it being the highest grossing videogame film of all time. Next in line to take the crown is the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. Ubisoft showed a behind-the scenes trailer of the movie. Everything looks great from the surface, but we will see how sharp this movie’s hidden blades are when it comes out December 21, 2016.

Watchdogs 2 took the stage showing off the populated landscape of San Francisco. This game looks pretty fun, but I feel this game will run into “all bark, no bite” problem. Basically, the trailer shows the viewer lots of cool stuff, but beyond that there is not much else to do besides to messing with people’s phones and cars. We will see. Watchdogs 2 DDOS’s a console near you on November 15, 2016.

Lastly, a new IP was announced entitled, Steep. Steep is an open-world or sports game in which you ski, snowboard, or glide your way through some steep snowing mountains. Think of the SSX franchise, but sponsored by GoPro. This game actually looks pretty cool, so hopefully gamers really take to it. Steep crashes into the market in December on this year.

Well, Ubisoft another conference down. Great job! Aisha Tyler was lively and witty as always. Now, Ubisoft just promise that you will ensure games come out when they are ready to come out and not half-done. Assassin’s Creed Unity, never forget.