E3 2017

The Iris’ Favorite Games from E3 2017

June 18, 2017

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is over for another year and before we finally rest our weary heads, we have to sort through our feelings, try and rebuild everything we saw and experienced over the last three days and figure out what we liked the most. The Iris Games team takes you through our favourite titles […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: Destiny 2 (PS4, 2017)

June 17, 2017

My overriding impression of Destiny 2, admittedly accrued from a period of only thirty minutes, is that it is very similar to the original Destiny. This assertion will be cause for either concern or elation depending on how much you already like Destiny. 

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E3 2017: Hands On: Skull and Bones (Xbox One, 2017)

June 16, 2017

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I still think of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag‘s naval combat as being of the greatest things to ever come out of that series. Taking part in roaring battles on the high seas, plundering ruined vessels and discovering tiny islands filled with treasure — it was kind of […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: Assassin’s Creed Origins (Xbox One, 2017)

June 16, 2017

When Ubisoft announced that their long-running Assassin’s Creed would be taking a year off to afford the team some extra time for development, I was all for it. The series had needed a break for a long while. So to say I was excited to see what an extra year of development has been able to […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4, 2017)

June 16, 2017

Oh god, this game is so going to be banned in Australia. Yesterday I spent half an hour with the upcoming sequel to Ubisoft’s successful South Park RPG The Stick of Truth and based on the sequence I was shown … yeah, there’s no way this thing gets through the OFLC unscathed.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Knack 2 (PS4, 2017)

June 16, 2017

Knack was one of those titles that never really connected with players when it launched alongside the PlayStation 4 in 2013. Its predecessor, Knack 2, aims to change that.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Far Cry 5 (PS4, 2018)

June 16, 2017

As we’ve seen in the lead up to its announce trailer, Far Cry 5‘s premise is a timely one — a church of religious fundamentalists in an isolated town in middle America who wish to remake their nation in their bold new vision of conservativism. That’s where you and your arsenal of weapons come in.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Gran Turismo Sport VR (PSVR, 2017)

June 15, 2017

I was able to play Gran Turismo Sport during my visit to the PlayStation E3 booth this morning. Both were conducted from within the confines of a pretend car body, outfitted with a top-of-the-line racing wheel and pedals. As you read this hands on piece, please bear that in mind. I can’t comment on how the game […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: Matterfall (PS4, 2017)

June 15, 2017

Matterfall revealed itself to me in stages, and each reveal was a little surprise. Housemarque’s sci-fi shooter throws a lot of different concepts at the wall and, for me, at least with the short window I had with the game, each of them stuck.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Pokken Tournament DX (Switch, 2017)

June 14, 2017

I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever truly get Pokken Tournament. As a fighting game idea, it’s great! In practice, at least for some, it’s a spectacular fighter, full of surprise twists and reversals of fortune. For me, it remains an odd experience, though one that feels perhaps more at home on the Switch than it did […]

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