In Other News – 23 June 2015

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Tacos

My cohorts are freshly returned from Los Angeles, where they went to cover all things E3. I have a love/hate relationship with the city. Most of it is tacky urban hell, not too far removed from Johannesburg really – only with more plastic people and far more fast food. If there’s one thing I love about LA though, it’s the readily available Mexican food – and whenever I’m there, I gorge on the city’s array of tacos.

And no, I don’t mean that crunchy-shelled tex-mex nonsense they keep trying to peddle to us, filled as they are with ground beef. I mean the real things, filled with slowly roasted pork, garnished with lime and cilantro. And no, I DON”T care that I’ve written about tacos before. Because goddamit, I want some tacos. Or a taquito. Or some empanadas. A tostada maybe?  I really should have gone to E3.

In Other News: Another one bites the Phantom Dust, wrong Final Fantasy VII is coming this year, and the Vita TV didn’t capture consumer imagination. Because it was pants.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because we were too busy tweaking our ini files. And our nipples.

News

ArenaNet addressses Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns pre-purchase complaints
Xbox One’s Phantom Dust no longer in active development
The Final Fantasy VII port you don’t want is coming in October
GungHo signs République publishing deal
Destiny weekly reset for June 23, new strikes and Prison of Elders arenas detailed
Sony: PlayStation TV ‘didn’t capture consumers’ imagination’
Here’s your guide to World of Warcraft’s huge new patch, Fury of Hellfire

Stuff

South Ataria, Earth, 1999
How to make great vapourware
Trevor loses pants, improves GTA V cutscenes
Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Gears of War Ultimate Beta

Videos

Batman Arkham Knight – Launch trailer
PS4 – Best E3 2015 games trailer
Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer (Kingdom Hearts 3 Gameplay)

What’s on at The Movies

Check out new set photos and the first plot details for Paul Feig’s GHOSTBUSTERS reboot!
You’ll think everything is crazy in this trailer for ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING
It may be the final mission in this trailer for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 official title, images and plot details revealed!
Oscar-winning composer James Horner has died in a plane crash
Cinophile: IDIOCRACY
The situation is critical in this NSFW trailer for the retro TURBO KID

Last Updated: June 23, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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