How is it June already? It feels like just yesterday I was writing my top 10 games of the year list. But I guess that’s what happens when you do a terrible job of keeping up on your blog. But enough about that, it’s E3 Season! There may not be an actual E3 this year, but when has that stopped me from posting E3 predictions?
After taking last year off, E3 is back with an all digital show, and that means I’m back to make some predictions about it. I mean, I made predictions based on the weird amount of shows that popped up to fill in the void last year, so it’s not like I really went anywhere, but this time it’s for something that’s actually called E3! That being said, this is still another pretty weird year.
You know, I had some really big plans for this year’s E3. E3 wasn’t going to happen? Who cares, most of the companies involved are doing shows of their own and I’m going to cover just about all of them. But after that PlayStation 5 reveal, every event had so little that I wanted to talk about that it just became impossible to want to write about them. But, I have to, right? So here’s a more general post about the whole thing. Continue reading
The week that would have been E3 2020 is just about over. Despite not having an actual, proper event, several different companies have put their own individual presentations. I debated covering all of them, but decided that I would only focus on the ones that I was particularly interested in, which are the same ones that I did predictions for. That’s not to say that there isn’t anything good shown at the other shows (Persona 4 on PC!) but I just wanted to focus on stuff that would have been in a normal E3, for the most part. And so, let’s talk about that Future Of Gaming show that Sony put on. Continue reading
This has been a pretty weird year, right? I don’t really need to get into how unprecedented the times are, you’ve heard it all already, but as a result, there is no E3 this year. Now, how am I supposed to do E3 predictions when there isn’t an E3? Well, thankfully there’s a bunch of little events that more or less replace E3 this year, so we’ll just use those. Continue reading
It’s that time again! Every year, about a month off from E3, I write a list of predictions for the press conferences. It’s going to be a little smaller than last year, as a couple companies aren’t having conferences this year. But that’s okay, I’ll still do predictions for the ones that are happening. Continue reading
There was a lot of hype built up before today’s Nintendo Direct. We already knew about Super Smash Bros., but there had to be more huge announcements. For the sake of comparison, last year, we knew the show would be focused on Super Mario Odyssey, but we still got announcements for a new Pokemon, Metroid Prime 4, Kirby: Star Allies, and Kirby. So surely, we’d get more of the same this time. Continue reading
In the lead up to E3 this year, Sony announced that they were going to focus on four games. Those were The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost Of Tsushima, Death Stranding, and Spider-Man. This led to people freaking out about how there would be no big reveals. Of course this wasn’t true, but this led to a pretty weird show. Continue reading
Coming off of the Square-Enix conference, it was easy to feel really let down by E3 this year. Sure, Microsoft’s showing was outstanding and full of surprises, but everything else was mediocre at best and atrocious at worst. And then along came Ubisoft, who had what was arguably the best conference of last year. But were they capable of lifting my spirits? Continue reading
Square-Enix isn’t a company that often has a press conference at E3. To my knowledge, this is only the second, and that’s after taking a couple of years off. The last one was pretty rough, with just some rehashes of stuff we already knew about and a sequel to Nier that seemed like a terrible idea at the time. After that, it made sense that they wouldn’t hold another one. But they decided to this year, so they must have something to show off, right? Right? Continue reading