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E3 2015

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3 years 3 months ago #1 by Grey
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Been a great start to the show from Nintendo and Bethesda. If you guys wanna chat about E3, post up here!

So far my fav has (obviously) been Fallout 4. The crafting and base-building system looks absolutely stellar, very in-depth and hopefully useful. I like that it provides an outlet for caps. In the recent Fallout games it's been easy to amass a ridiculous amount of money that ends up having little use so this seems like a great way to dump money into something substantial.

Looks like we've got XBOX, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony coming up later today. Hit up this thread to get the chat going.
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3 years 3 months ago - 3 years 3 months ago #2 by AIMonster
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I was not excited about Doom, now I am. Fallout 4 did surprise a bit, but I still think it would have been more impactful had they held that till their conference. I'm also happy it's close to release so it's nice to be able to get excited for it and not having to burnout. Haven't seen Nintendo yet, assuming you are talking about the championship and not their press conference?

Oh, and I don't expect anyone to top Bethesda's 2 big game announcements except Square Enix since they are pretty much an unknown right now (aside from the givens of Dues Ex, Heavensward, and Rise of Tomb Raider and a few other titles they could show like Star Ocean 5 and Figure Head). They have a few IPs they are sitting on, but who knows what they are willing to announce in the West. Hoping for the inevitable Dissidia PS4 announcement and something related to Chronotrigger.

Predictions on conference awesomeness from greatest to least:
Bethesda
Square Enix
Sony
Nintendo
Microsoft
EA
Ubisoft
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3 years 3 months ago #3 by Grey
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Yeah was referring to the championships. For real, I think it will take a lot to top what Bethesda put out there.

XBOX just announced backwards compatibility to 360 which is kind of a big deal. There's gonna be a lot to cover in the next podcast for reals.
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3 years 3 months ago #4 by AIMonster
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BTW I think we wanted to do a double on the Sunday after next (the usual time) to cover everything instead of trying to do something this week since you are getting married. Going to be an exciting E3 for sure.
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3 years 3 months ago #5 by Grey
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THREE Tom Clancy games! Holy shit Ubisoft...
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3 years 3 months ago #6 by AIMonster
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Microsoft had a surprisingly good conference. Halo 5 looked great and the big announcement about backwards compatibility really made watching it worthwhile. They showed loads of games, mostly gameplay, and didn't have to dwell on one title too long. Only issue I have with them was none of their titles really wowed me, most were decent, but not enough to want me to buy an Xbox One.

Sony messed up again. I think they are getting cocky. Showing Last Guardian was good and the FF remake and even that FF Chibi game looked like it might be fun. Most of the others were a given. The Shenmue 3 announcement was the biggest surprise and with that E3 advertisement might be the fastest and largest Kickstarter to date toppling the newly crowned Bloodstained (and Yooka-Laylee for fastest). Horizon Zero Dawn looked okay too. Too many titles were shown that weren't exclusive, wasting time for shit we've seen in the conference before and they even wasted a bit of time on Batman which is releasing tomorrow and shouldn't have been shown at an E3 press conference. Also, how the hell do you release gameplay and announcement trailers for Rachet & Clank a few days before E3 and not show it at all at E3? And really, THAT much time spent on Call of Duty, that looks like a less open Titanfall without the giant Titan mechs (the most fun aspect of the game). I think Sony had good titles, but pissed it away in presentation. That Uncharted 4 fail was a bit funny too, at least they were the only ones do actual live demos of their games unlike the other conferences.

EA was mostly boring, and didn't have any surprises except Unraveled. Everything they announced we knew was coming. At least 50% of the conference was devoted to their Sports games too. Battlefront looked great though, even though it basically Battlefield: Star Wars. Doubt it will run great considering how Battlefield games have turned out, but we'll see.

No surprise with Ubisoft having a shitty conference. Their biggest announcement was probably the South Park game and For Honor. The Division was massively downgraded, and their jokes were in bad taste. I couldn't believe they made a DLC joke, your fucking Ubisoft, don't do that shit! Also don't tell us your doing a live demo of a game when it's clearly scripted, you jackasses. Making 4 people sit down with a controller in front of them does not increase my believability. I don't have anything nice to say about this conference aside from maybe For Honor looking like it might be fun to play.

So far it's Bethesda > Microsoft > Sony > EA > Ubisoft for me.
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3 years 3 months ago #7 by Grey
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For sure none of the XBone titles were system sellers. FO4 is the closest to that for me if I didn't have a PC already (mods on XB is a nice feature!).

I haven't watched the EA conf, caught the rest and interested to see what Nintendo has in store for tomorrow. I agree with your order of things there based on what I did watch.
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3 years 3 months ago #8 by Xerlic
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Disagree with you guys about MS > Sony.

MS's conference was good and had content, but nothing really jumps out at you to make you want to buy an Xbox 1 other than Halo 5 (if that's your thing).

Sony's conference was 3 blockbuster announcements and filler, but it's those blockbusters that sell consoles.
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3 years 3 months ago #9 by AIMonster
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I think Sony had better games for sure, but I'm not sure which 3 games you are referring to as Blockbuster announcements. Last Guardian, FF7 remake, and Shenmue 3 is huge for sure, but let's face it most of the target audience there already owns a PS4. One might use the term weeaboo here. Horizon Dawn Zero might be the only announcement aimed more mainstream. In contrast announcing Halo 6, Gears 4, and backwards comparability are 3 blockbuster announcements. But regardless of who had better games and who did not I think Microsoft was better presented. It was filled with exclusives where Sony's was not and didn't spend massive amounts of time on non-exclusives. If I were grading just on the games themselves and my personal hype factor on them Sony would win hands down.
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3 years 3 months ago #10 by AIMonster
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Square Enix conference was bad, and Nintendo was worse (especially compared to last year) absolutely hate the new direction they are taking.

But nothing beats the 2 and a half hour snorefest that was the PC Gaming Conference. Ubisoft was cringe worthy, but the PC conference was like swallowing a bunch of sleeping pills.

Final Results:

Bethesda > Microsoft > Sony > EA > Nintendo > Square Enix > Ubisoft > PC Gaming

Person opinion on overall games lineup announced at E3, not the conferences themselves:

Sony > Bethesda > Square Enix > Microsoft > EA > Nintendo > PC Gaming > Ubisoft

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