Tagged With the last guardian

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Everyone else is talking about the games they can't wait for this year, and I want in on the fun! I don't know much about what the second half of the year will bring (or if we'll have another Fallout-style announcement), but there is a huge amount of quality in the first half of the year. So here's what's on my radar.

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Bombshell: The Last Guardian is still alive, and it's coming out on the PS4 in 2016. The practically mythical game was shown off today during Sony's E3 press conference. It's a damn miracle.

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It's frankly ridiculous how close some games are to finished when they are cancelled — or, conversely, how vaporous they can be when they're first shown. At trade shows, you see maybe 50 games in the space of 4 or 5 days, and a small proportion of them fade into the background and are never heard from again. Sometimes you see something at Gamescom or E3, forget about it for years, and then suddenly think "Hey, whatever happened to that?"

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Sony's press conference came and went last night, filled with pregnant pauses. None of those silences gave birth to any news about The Last Guardian, making it five years of barely suppressed longing. High time, then, for me to think about where I'm going to put this game in my heart, whenever it comes out. Do I still have room?

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It's a real tragedy that The Last Guardian has gone from one of the most anticipated games on the PlayStation 3 to a weird kind of running joke amongst those who love Fumito Ueda's work. When the initial trailer for the game was released we were dazzled, but years have passed with no word as to a concrete release date. For that, Ueda has apologised.

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Video games. It seems like we spend way more time talking about them than playing them. How did this happen? When? A large part of the whole ‘being passionate about games’ thing is the stupid product lust – the ‘hype train’. You can’t escape it. You can’t fight it. You know it makes zero sense, but you hop on board regardless. ALL ABOARD.