The sigh of relief that went out after the PC Gamer show at this year’s E3 summed up the sudo talk show perfectly. Whilst many, myself included, had high hopes for the first dedicated PC conference, the thing we got on the day was rather lack lustre and almost certainly overstayed its welcome. Continue Reading
EA decided to change the conference hall set up by having what could only be described as a wedding reception. I’m not sure how to feel about this set up but then again that’s not what we came for, we want games and EA is a publisher so will provide. I say provide, but in all fairness EA opened with a documentary which I’ll get on to in a moment. The man EA sent out on stage to quote Jim Sterling, looked like an evil wax figure brought to life. What made this even more surreal is that it said EA was putting the gamers first, which as well as being another check on the E3 bingo card is laughable. Continue Reading
This year I was hoping Microsoft would open with a well thought out apology. They would apologies for all the issues they have had to correct, issues that were of their own doing, the latest of which was selling the Xbox One without Kinect. To my infinite sadness this did not occur. Continue Reading
The EA press conference can be considered a fresh start for EA. They had to do a similar job to Microsoft this year, which was to recover from a PR nightmare from earlier in the year. Yes, just because you decided to be quiet about the whole fiasco, doesn’t mean we forgot about it. Whilst I do consider EA to be somewhat evil they do have some good IP in their library and that showed this year with the announcement of some good games to look forward to in 2014. Continue Reading
With all four Press conferences from E3 being in one day, we shall look at the in order, creating a publisher sandwich so to speak starting with Microsoft, enjoying the delights of EA and Ubisoft and topping it of with Sony.
So Microsoft. In order to combat the rumors and negative PR gained after their reveal event, they had to hold nothing back, and so they began to climb the hill of progress with what we wanted to see in the first place. Games. Yes opening with the cinematic trailer styling of wannabe film producer Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid 5 is coming to the Xbox One, Not exclusively as Microsoft’s Major Nelson accidentally tweeted. It does seem strange that Microsoft would open with a non exclusive title, but then again, being a Kojima game it speaks for itself in terms of a cinematic experience and showcase graphical potential. Continue Reading