The biggest month of the year for gaming has come and gone and so here is a look back at the best releases of June 2016.

E3 2016

Whilst not technically a single release E3 spans the entire medium of video games, it brings giant announcements, giant releases and some of the biggest “wow” moments that the games industry has to offer. That’s why for this month’s biggest releases E3 get’s it own spot. With announcements for everything from a new Spider-man game to an entirely new console E3 had a lot of surprises this year and as ever it was great fun gathering around with our friends and gasping as the shocks came out. If you’re interested in seeing how Games Up reacted to this year’s E3 you can find a handy playlist of our E3 2016 content right here.

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Dark Necessities (Music Video):

Dark Necessities is not a traditional Red Hot Chili’s song, that is until the second few bars when Flea’s bassline drops and the funk is turned all the way up to 11. The song is catchy but has a mature, slow, chilled out vibe to it. It’s a song impressive of any band never mind a band that’s made it to their 11th album. But if the song on its own is enjoyable, the song coupled with the music video is something else. Directed by Olivia Wilde (star of Tron Legacy, Vinyl and much more) the video feels reminiscent of a video from the 90’s or early 2000’s. Lush locations, smooth action shots and lighting that Hollywood would be jealous of. It captures the feel of the track and the band perfectly and it’s wonderful to see a music video getting the kind of investment that has clearly gone in to this.

Twenty One Pilots: Heathens.

RHCP are on their 11th album and still making the best of list, which spells good things for this next band, who are very easily the Red Hot Chilli Peppers for a new generation. Combining elements of Rock, rap, punk and much more leads to Twenty One Pilots being the leaders of a brand new generation of pop-punk-rap-rock. And it is stunning! This band have yet to make a misstep and Heathens is no different. Dark, Brooding and insanely catchy, heathens is the promo song for upcoming Superhero movie(?) Suicide Squad and Twenty One Pilots are the perfect band for the job. Their unique sound, mixed with their grasp of accessible but dark sounds is exactly what a Suicide Squad song needs. If you haven’t listened to them yet this is a perfect way to start and it comes highly recommended.

Did you enjoy anything on this list or think I missed something off it? Feel free to leave a comment on this article or get in touch with me. I hope you’ll look forward to the next list in this series, at the end of july/begining of august. Thanks for reading


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