Just Checking In

Hi, everyone.  Just wanted to post something quick because I haven’t posted anything in over a week.  Between work and watching E3, I haven’t actually played a whole lot lately. But, that’s going to change very quickly and I wanted to let you know that Xenoblade Chronicles X Check-In will be back this Sunday.  I’m going to try to get something else written and up before that, but at the very least, you’ll see a new post on Sunday.  And that’s all I got right now. Thanks for sticking with me.

E3 Day 1

My entire day was dominated by Nintendo’s Treehouse Live show. I could have tuned in to various live streams to see other games, many of which weren’t at the press conferences, but all I wanted to do was watch the new Zelda. And it was worth it, because although I think the reveal of Resident Evil VII might have been my biggest surprise moment this year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is absolutely the game I’m most looking forward to. Continue reading

E3 Day 0

The day before E3 opens its doors is typically the biggest day for game announcements of the year. There was a whole lot of really exciting stuff shown this year, although it didn’t quite match last year’s show. Like yesterday, I’m not going to go too in depth here, just going to touch on my general feelings for each press conference. Continue reading

E3 Day -1 (I Guess That’s What We’ll Call it?)

Traditionally, most E3 press conferences take place the day before the showfloor opens, a day often referred to as E3 Day 0. Last year, Bethesda held their first ever E3 press conference, and did so two days before the actual start. This year, EA did their own show, one not associated with E3 but still basically E3, and also held it two days early. Now that there’s two conferences, I’m declaring the Sunday before E3 “E3 Day -1”. We’ll see if that sticks. Continue reading

Xenoblade Chronicles X Check In: Week 10

It’s the tenth week of writing about Xenoblade! I’m honestly a little surprised that I’ve lasted this long. Usually when I play JRPGs, I get distracted by other games coming out and kind of stop playing. While that’s happened a bit with Xenoblade Chronicles X, having this series to write has really helped me put at least a few hours in each week. So, as always, let’s start with some numbers. I’ve played a total of 50 hours, my main character is currently level 35, and I’ve played through chapter 9 of the story, although I’m currently on the boss fight of chapter 10. Continue reading

E3 Predictions

We’re now ten days away from the first E3 press conferences of 2016. Every year, I post predictions for the show on my Facebook. I was thinking that because this is the first year that I’m writing this blog, this gives me the opportunity to talk a little bit more about the predictions and why I feel that they will happen. For every press conference, I posted three predictions. The first is something that I’m certain will happen, the second is one that I have a pretty good feeling about, and the third is a complete shot in the dark. I’ve only ever gotten a shot in the dark prediction right once the whole time I’ve been doing this, so don’t be surprised if they seem impossible. Without further ado, here’s my predictions. Continue reading