E3 2014: No Man’s Sky

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E3 has gotten fairly predictable over the years and there is nothing more soul sucking than watching a heavily scripted video game demo that turns out to be nothing like what will eventually appear. (or not appear for many years…looking at you The Last Guardian) I still stick around because there are still surprises.  At the end of the Sony press conference a thin, awkward ‘aw shucks’ kind of dude stepped up and announced a game I had never heard of and then proceeded to blow my mind with the trailer.  If I can fly around in No Man’s Sky for hours, take in the beautiful art and feel no pressure then Hello Games can have my money.