Analog EP55: Anime Smash Brothers

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The gang is back from a brief hiatus with a full rundown on E3, plus tons of other news! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Halloween, and Spider-Man. A metric ton of DC Entertainment news, and even some shit that’s just plain fucking goOoOod on this week’s Analog! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

iTunes: http://apple.co/2nMrX1R
Stitcher: http://bit.ly/analogstitcher

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8BitDo Reveals New Slate of Bluetooth Controllers

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Famed bluetooth controller company has had a busy E3 this year. First, they revealed an entirely new brand, and now they’ve revealed a new slate of Nintendo Switch bluetooth controllers in varying sizes and colors, all based on previous Nintendo consoles.

The full slate is expected to drop later this year. You can hit the jump to check out all the new goodies, and a slight run-down on each controller.

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Soul Calibur VI Drops This October

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Bandai Namco has revealed that Soul Calibur VI will hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19th, with two different Collector’s Editions for players to purchase, as well as DLC information. The season pass will include three new playable characters, and two armor packs.

The Soul Calibur VI Deluxe Edition will include the game, a season pass, a soundtrack CD and a metal case with four voice-over clips. The Collector’s Editon will include a 12” Sophitia statue, a 120-page art-book, as well as everything included in the Deluxe Edition.

PhE3: Nintendo Treehouse

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Nintendo ended the barrage of E3 keynotes by doing the same thing every other company did this year: playing it safe. A few new game announcements were on the docket, but the star of the show here was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which hits stores on December 7th, of this year.

Many were expecting Nintendo to bring out the big guns this year, but their focus was only the biggest gun, which could go either way. Hit the jump to find out what Nintendo had to show off at E3 this year.

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PhE3: PlayStation Keynote

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Sony kept with the predictable format for companies at this year’s E3 show, and stuck to their guns, showing off previously-announced titles that hadn’t been released from last year’s show.

Plenty of new gameplay for Spider-Man, Kingdom Hearts III, and new trailers for Death Stranding, and The Last of Us Part II were the stars here, and for fans of Sony’s first party games, they were not disappointed. Hit the jump to check out what Sony had on offer for this year.

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PhE3: Ubisoft Conference

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It was Ubisoft’s turn to take to the stage, and they essentially hit a lot of the same notes that they usually do. New additions to the Just Dance and Assassin’s Creed franchises, as well as a few looks at some titles announced at last year’s show.

Hit the jump to check out what Ubisoft had to show at this year’s E3.

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PhE3: Square Enix Showcase

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Square Enix shocked us all this morning by doing next to nothing substantial on their E3 Showcase 2018. There was a new game announcement from Platinum Games, as well as a few updates for other new titles.

Additionally, there was plenty of new trailers for already announced games, and DLC for Monster Hunter World, and Final Fantasy XIV. Hit the jump to find out what Square Enix revealed at this year’s show.

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PhE3: Bethesda Keynote

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Bethesda decided to go hard this year, with a large slate of games to show off, including several new titles and even a new Elder Scrolls game. All of this, on top of the already announced Fallout 76, and more.

The surprises were frequent here, with Andrew WK performing on stage, and plenty of shock game announcements in the pipeline. Hit the jump to find out what Bethesda brought to the party this year.

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PhE3: Xbox Showcase

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Microsoft elected to bring out some big guns, showing 50 games at this year’s E3 conference, but also dropping several new titles into the Xbox Game Pass, and showing their newfound commitment to exclusive titles. Microsoft has acquired Playground Games, Compulsion Games, Undead Labs, and even Ninja Theory, all in an attempt to bolster their firepower in the future.

Essentially every franchise Microsoft has was showed off here, with Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and Crackdown all getting time to shine. Hit the jump to check out what Microsoft showed off this year.

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PhE3: EA Play

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The Electronic Arts keynote has come and gone, and EA decided to play it safe this year. Releasing new info on several previously announced games, including a more in-depth look at BioWare’s highly anticipated, Anthem.

In addition, we received some Star Wars news, as well as a couple surprising new titles from the publisher, one of which is available now. Hit the jump to check out a run-down of what EA revealed at this year’s E3.

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Keep Up With Our E3 Coverage

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It’s that time of year again. The Electronic Entertainment Expo, more commonly known as E3 is here, and strangely, many of the keynote showcases that the show has become known for will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday with others happening on Monday. You can follow along with all of the latest coverage from each show throughout the weekend on Ph LEVEL as we share the craziest announcements from each show, split into convenient posts for you to keep up with all the news.

EA – Saturday, June 9, 11am Pacific Time

Microsoft – Sunday, June 10, 1pm Pacific Time

Bethesda – Sunday, June 10, 6:30pm Pacific Time

Square Enix – Monday, June 11, 10am Pacific Time

Ubisoft – Monday, June 11, 1pm Pacific Time

Sony – Monday, June 11, 6pm Pacific Time

Nintendo – Tuesday, June 12, 9am Pacific Time

Analog EP54: Leave It In The Butt

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The guys are back with a huge Pre-E3 episode this week, covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Bumblebee, Wreck-It-Ralph 2, and Lego Movie 2! A ton of DC Universe speculation, and our predictions for E3 2018! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Tetris Effect Announced for PlayStation VR

Sony has announced the first title on its Countdown to E3 schedule, and it’s a bit unexpected. The creators of Rez and Lumines are making their own Tetris game, titled Tetris Effect, which will be out for PlayStation 4 this fall. The game will also be available on PlayStation VR for crazier players.

This is quite a beautiful trailer for such a simple puzzle game. Yet another reason I need to pick up a PlayStation 4.

Hitman 2 Leaks Ahead of E3 Reveal

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The next game in IO Interactive’s Hitman series has leaked via publisher WB Games’ website. A logo for Hitman 2 was spotted (shown above) hosted on the publisher’s servers revealing the game ahead of its June 7th reveal.

It’s currently unknown if the title will act as a standalone episodic sequel, or as a second season to the first game, which proved to be quite the success for the franchise. We’ll find out more in a few days, when IO Interactive reveals the new title.

PlayStation Countdown to E3 Revealed

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E3 is starting this weekend, and in anticipation of their keynote address on June 11th at 6:00pm PST, Sony has revealed their Countdown to E3 schedule, with reveals each morning at 8:00am PST. The broadcast will be available to check out at PlayStation’s official websiteTwitchYouTube, and Facebook. See the schedule and teaser below:

  • Wednesday, June 6 at 8am Pacific

Announce: New PS4 Game With PS VR Support

 

  • Thursday, June 7 at 8am Pacific

Release Date for an Upcoming Worldwide Studios Title

 

  • Friday, June 8 at 8am Pacific

Announce: New PS4 Game

 

  • Saturday, June 9 at 8am Pacific

Announce: New PS VR Game

 

  • Sunday, June 10 at 8am Pacific

Details: An Eagerly Anticipated Game Comes to PS VR