EA E3 conference: What to expect

What to expect from E3 after this conference?

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Electronic Arts has started the conferences with some “juicy” information about FIFA 19. Not only that, they also showed some nice features as the addition of the World Cup in the FIFA 18 game. Anyone interested in trying the game has the possibility of playing it for free during this weekend. They confirmed that Fifa 19 will be available as always in three different versions but in a few months, more specifically the 28th of September of 2018.

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Also, they have mentioned some new data about how will work their new service, Origin Access. We can use and check this subscription for free during this weekend. Some of the games that will be available in the platform are Fifa 19, Madden 19 and of course Anthem. Although these games will not be available just know,  obvously, we will be able to enjoy other EA games like for example Limbo.
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There is not an EA conference without talking about Star Wars. In this case we have received information from two different games: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and Star Wars: Battlefront II, the EA game that caused more trouble than anything.

Talking about Jedi Fallen Order we haven’t heard much, just that it is a game that is going to be placed in a moment when the Jedi’s were chased by the dark side, something between the third and the fourth movie and that it will be available for the holiday season of 2019.
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In the case of Star Wars Battlefront II, after a million apologies they have said that while they are still fixing the game, they are going to bring a new idea with the Han Solo movie and also something that the fans have been asking forever: Clone Wars, bringing into the spotlight characters like General Grievous and the Dark Lord Count Dooku from the dark side and Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi.

After bringing that info, something unexpected happened. Unravel 2 entered in scene. Not only it was a vibrant new experience, but it is going to be a cooperative game. It kind of reminds me of Trine 2, the way we have to play it. But the game itself was not the big surprise, we can already enjoy the game right now, no waiting for it. You can enjoy it for just 20 euros on your PS4’s Xbox One’s and PCs.

After that good piece of information an indie has arrived to EA Originals. A German game called Sea of Solitude or like they call it, S.O.S. The idea is that the world has transformed the humans into monsters. We will be in the monstrous skin of Kay, a woman who has lost her identity. It looks pretty nice and this may be a great addition to those indie games that EA likes to give us frequently.

Then continuing with sports, EA has shown some new information about Madden 19 that will be in PC as well, and of course NBA 19. Those franchises are not forgotten for the “hardcore sports gamers”, but I don’t know how relevant they will be to the public eye.

EA has also something for mobile gamers with a franchise that has been “reworked”: Command and Conquer: rivals. This strategy game is back after a while and seems to provide good one vs one gameplays, where strategy will be simplified a bit. The objective will still be the same: defeat the other player but using some very basics schemes. This game is also available today, like Unravel 2 but in this case in iOS and Android.

The last thing that they showed us was obviously Anthem. A game that is being done with BioWare a company that has given great titles like the Mass Effect Franchise or Dragon Age. It is a game that is going to provide good fun to all shooting-exploring fanatics. Visually looks stunning and the gameplay seems solid, but we will have to see the reality and it is going to be a bit sooner than we originally thought, as this game will officially be launched the 22nd of February of 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

This was all for EA’s conference, hopefully tomorrow we will receive many more information and gameplays from a lot of different games. And as always, if you want, you can leave your opinion or questions in the comment section below.

El comienzo del E3 – The beginning of the E3

¿Qué nos traerá el E3 2018?
What will bring us E3 2018?

Hoy da el pistoletazo de salida de uno de los momentos más intensos para cualquier aficionado a los videojuegos, el E3. Para conmemorar y celebrar esta conferencia vamos a hacer un seguimiento especial de todo lo que vaya a pasar. Haremos streaming en directo, haremos podcast, noticias y lo vamos a intentar cubrir todo y disfrutar al máximo. Espero veros por ahí.

¡Feliz E3 2018!

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Today starts one of the most intense days for any videogames fan, the E3 Expo. For celebrating this year’s conference, we are going to do a special follow up with everything that is about to happen. We will do live streams, podcast, news and we are going to try to cover it all and have a lot of fun. Hope to see you all there.

Happy E3 2018!

Welcome to DSaster

First of all let me introduce myself. My name is Javi and, if you are here, it means that you have seen me either on http://www.twitch.tv/javi speedrunning or playing Nintendo DS or 3DS in a casual way. Every streamer has a plan, an idea, a project. I have seen a lot of people finishing games online, starting also Let’s plays with an objective: sharing an experience. I am going to tell you a little anecdote that will help you understand why I have created this website and what is the point of it.

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As a speedrunner, (some other day I will write an article about this subject), I spend a lot of hours of my day practicing and playing the same game over and over again. Sounds boring, humdrum and totally not satisfactory, but that is not the truth. I really enjoy what I do, but there is no doubt that is a really hard hobby that needs a lot of patience, skill and guts. Many people say that we are crazy, others admire us, but I only run the games that I do because I enjoy it. Always playing the same games is so tiresome … in other words it is really boring, but also leaves you wondering what else can happen to me in this game and why it was designed this way. It is not a hobby as healthy as it should be and many people fall into deep depression or frustration. But this is another topic… and then you will say, what is dsaster and why is it called this way?

When I was a kid, one of the TV shows I liked the most was Cajón Desastre. A magazine in which they showed from cartoons to really funny comedies of the 90’s. Curiously now, as an English teacher, the word “desastre” in Spanish is “disaster” very similar to English and it also has the letters of the console that I want to show you. Dsaster was born with the sole purpose of showing you all the games of Nintendo DS from a different perspective. Surely you know the great streamer TheMexicanRunner. Not long ago he achieved his objective: to finish all the games of Nintendo NES live. Thus, was born his project NESMania. What do I want to do? Inspired by his achievement, I want to do the same thing but with the Nintendo DS library.

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You would say: Javi, why Nintendo DS? This great portable console from Nintendo gave me back the urge to play. I remember clearly on March 11, 2005 entering to a video game store in a super naive way. The clerk told me that a new portable console had just arrived. I did not know anything about it, but it caught my attention, specially the name: Nintendo DS. What did DS mean? It made me very intrigued. The design was really nice, and although the screens were nothing special, there were a number of games that seemed very entertaining. In Europe we received games like Super Mario 64 DS, Zoo Keeper, Wario Ware Touched or Polarium. At first glance, they do not seem like great games, but I remember being hooked in such a way that videogames became a hobby again. I did not feel anything like this since Super Nintendo, that for me was the golden age of videogames. Nintendo managed to regain my attention after losing me in the late 90’s because of Sony’s PlayStation (I stopped playing Nintendo games and I became what is called these days a “Sonyer”).

Whenever I finished working, I would take out the console and I’d start playing. I want to revive those moments with you, but in a different way. I will finish all Nintendo DS games live, in the “stream”. You will be able to see me play all the titles of my region (PAL / Europe). Thank God, I have a capture card in my New Nintendo 3DS and as it is backwards compatible with DS games I will not have any problem playing and showing them with the highest quality possible. On this trip, many things will come my way. I will try to make the games not too boring for you, although I imagine that when I have to play titles like Imagine being … I will not be really thrilled. After finishing the games, on this page I will upload a youtube video with the Let’s play and also, I will leave my personal review of the title here. Yes, I know. It’s going to be a crazy trip. but we have all the time in the world and if I’m honest, I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a long time.

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This is it for today. I will try to make this project a reality that we can all enjoy. Let’s start with a game that was a great find: Super Mario 64 DS. I hope you like this little project. See you in the next post.