Posts Tagged ‘EA’

E3 2017 impressions – Day -3: EA

June 11th, 2017 No comments

So it begins. Another year, another E3, another set of posts featuring me complaining about everything.

The idea for the next few posts is that I’ll take notes and write impressions during the E3 presentations, and post those straight up, with “overall impressions” at the end (but still written as the presentation is winding down, to keep it “live”). I will edit my notes and impressions to make them… readable… but these ARE live impressions. I’ll have more in-depth impressions about the show later on.

Today: Day -3 featuring EA’s presentation

(forgot to hit publish yesterday, oops)

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Categories: Console, e3, Games, impressions, PC, PS4, Rant, Xbone

E3 2017 Expectations

May 12th, 2017 No comments

We are a month off from E3. E3 is a big time for gamers, while simultaneously not being much of anything at the end of it. We expect big announcements and stuff, and usually what we end up getting is “in a year or 2 or 5 you’ll be able to play this!” sort of announcements. I usually turn out not too excited after E3 is done, even though I REALLY enjoy watching everything that comes out of it every year. I watch all the conferences (usually twice since I post about them afterwards), I watch all the trailers that weren’t shown at the conferences, several streams showing stuff on the floor… I’m an E3-holic.

I want to write this now rather than later, because if I wait rumors will pop up and this kind of post won’t mean much. “Hey there’s these rumors so that will be my predictions lol”. Wow much insight and thought. Instead of just naming random shit and calling them predictions, I’ll talk about my overall expectations for each of the presentations.

So yeah, let’s talk about everyone having a presentation there at least. I’m not gonna try to guess what EVERY company will show.

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Categories: e3, Games, Rant

E3 2016 Overall Thoughts

June 17th, 2016 No comments

So we just had ourselves another E3. It sure was an event. With things happening.

I wrote impressions for the presentations, I think I was pretty clear about what I thought. So let’s just go.

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E3 2016 Day -1 impressions: EA and Bethesda

June 13th, 2016 No comments

E3 is ON! The most exciting week of the year for gamers, or so they claim. But if Day -1 of E3 2016 is any indications, there’s not much to be excited about.

My plan for E3 is one impressions post every “big” day. So day -1, day 0 and day 1 and 2 (as a single post about Nintendo), plus my overall thoughts in a final post.

So let’s go with my on-the-spot impressions of EA’s embarrassment and Bethesda’s… nothing? Note that my impressions were written live, I just edited them a bit after the fact.

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E3 2016: Pre-E3 hopes and expectations

May 3rd, 2016 No comments

So we’re getting to E3 time pretty soon. Game announcements, hype, and disappointment all over the place from all of those present. I know I’m early on this, but there’s a very good reason… Okay, first reason is just because I wrote all this already and don’t want to sit on it for too long like another post I’ve been writing for, like, 2 years (I’ll have it out soon I swear), but more specifically, we’re just a bit before E3 rumors start blasting us in the face so I want to talk a bit before that happens. I don’t care if some of what I wrote ends up being invalidated before E3, whatever. I doubt most of it will.

So here I want to talk specifically about the live-streamed press events, since that’s what the general public actually sees of E3. These are my hopes and expectations for the companies that are having press conferences this year (and one that might not).

Note: When E3 conferences start I’ll post my impressions of each press conference. This is just my thoughts before any kind of really big E3 hype starts settling in.

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E3 2015 rant!

June 17th, 2015 No comments

Alright, E3 time! And you know what that means! Yes, it’s time once again for me to angrily hate on everything that was shown at all the big presentations (alright, I wrote this part before the conference, I do quite the opposite if you skip to the end here). This includes Microsoft, Sony, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Nintendo, Square Enix and “PC Gaming”, whatever and whoever that is.

My E3 hype-level before the presentations wasn’t really high. I had low expectations for every company doing a presentation. Sony, Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft always disappoint, Nintendo is very hit-or-miss, and I ran under the assumption that Square Enix wasn’t gonna be all that interesting, and that Bethesda would just be happy to have shown up at all.

I previously had “reactions” written down for everything in all the presentations for his post, but that was WAY too long, so I figured I’d reduce the length by a lot.

So let’s go, here’s my E3 conference thoughts! A quick intro for each presentation (wrote those before seeing the conferences), and a quick summary of my thoughts for each of the conferences with highlights and lowlights for each of them.

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Games coming out in June 2015 + E3 HYPE

May 28th, 2015 No comments

Got a few posts in the last month, that’s nice. I hope to get more though. I’m preparing a review for a game I’ve spoken shit about before without having played it, The Last of Us, and probably other things too if I can get to playing handheld games more. If all goes well that a review for that Puzzle & Dragon thing will come soon, and so will Splatoon.

So June… Not much to really speak of but there’s some cool things. Let’s see… 1 Vita release, 4 multiplats, 1 PS4 release and 3 PC releases. Another small month which is a getting rather disappointing. But there’s one big thing in June, and that’s the E3 hype machine!

Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in and games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not.

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E3 2014 rant

June 15th, 2014 No comments

Alright, so we just had ourselves an E3. This should be the most exciting time of the year for gamers, with tons of game reveals and news ad release dates and stuff, it’s basically gonna be awesome. E3 2014 was an oddly mixed bag, In general it was uncharacteristically bad, but there were some cool things in there.

I’ve had time to think about E3 2014 and the conferences within. And I can now do a nice opinion piece about it! So let’s dive in!

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NBA Jam review

October 16th, 2010 No comments

Ah, NBA Jam… A classic game that I did play a few times as a kid, but I never really got too hardcore into it, and I sucked badly at it.

But when I saw it was getting a remake, I knew I had to check it out. It looked very much like the classic gameplay-wise, but with better graphics. It looked really fun. But I didn’t buy it because… well, because it’s on a disc rather than being downloadable, which it really should be.

Anyways, enough about that, let’s actually talk about the game. Read on!
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Categories: Console, Games, Review, wii

Shank review

August 29th, 2010 No comments

Shank was a game that really intrigued me for quite a while. It looked cool, but I was unsure if it was gonna be good, or just needlessly violent to appeal to the masses. The gameplay seemed interesting, but, without playing it, it was hard to tell.

So I finally got to play it, and… I’m pretty satisfied, if not a bit annoyed at a few things.

Read on and see what I liked and disliked about Shank!
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Categories: Console, Games, ps3, PSN, Review, XBLA, xbox 360