Might as well start this now as new releases are already leaking.
So far release I've heard about that are getting me excited are a western release of Gust''s Blue Reflection and Vanillawares gorgeous looking 13 sentinels: Aegis Rim.
This years E3 has the potential to excite me a lot more than last year. Last years was probably the most underwhelmed I've been in a while.
Looking forward to some more of that forced Ubisoft Team Chatter when they do some Co-op gameplay
I think Nintendo are really going to show some great Switch titles. Kerp up the momentum after the excellent launch. I get the feeling the march launch was a soft launch and we will see some big games, a new OS and virtual console for Xmas.
Please be Pikmin 4
"Have we got a spotter on the East Tower?".... oh f**k right off
- Awkward and difficult presenters, and uneasy silence when the audience is supposed to cheer or applaud.
- Bullshít business speak 'ramped up' to 'hype' you up about how 'awesome' 'crazy' 'insane' the most mundane things are.
- A token musician/footballer smiling at how much money they have been paid to stand on stage and praise a game they know nothing about for 3 minutes.
- The following phrases: "After listening to our players/customers..." "The best yet..." "Unparalleled/unrivaled/Unmatched" "Our most realistic version..."
- You saying: "Show the fúcking game already!"
- The following adjectives: Insane, mind-blowing, incredible, wonderful, extreme, amazing, awesome, unreal, crazy, ludicrous - to describe the most inane, simple, mediocre things in a video game. See 'Fish AI', for example. Followed by people losing their fúcking minds in the crowd or on social media. See Shenmue, for example.
- Project Scorpio mentioned every 10 seconds, usually preceded with the phrase 'Using the power of Microsoft's Xbox Scorpio...'
- UbiSoft random project nobody expected to be announced like they do at the end of every conference they give at E3 - my prediction: Beyond Good and Evil or the new Splinter Cell game.
- Sony fúcking with Microsoft's 'Project Scorpio' thunder when they announce that PS4 Pro will have a price drop starting now or two days before Scorpio releases.
That's all I have for now, but I am looking forward to the show.
Edit Additional things to look out for:
- Presenters applauding themselves followed by: "Yeah, that's right!" or "Looking awesome/great, guys!"
- Bullshots, see UbiSoft, for example.
- Fans in the audience shouting: "We love you!" to their favourite CEO who personally signs off on pre-order DLC.
- Sony's show starting more than 10 minutes late and you asking yourself why you stayed up until after 2am.
- A reminder of how much money and time is put into the development of indie titles and remasters.
- SIX. TERAFLOPS.
- Todd Howard to talk about how great Fallout Shelter is/was and that Bethesda are going one step further by creating Fallout Online - F2P. Internet meltdown, followed by frustration and bitterness when the game is released and turns out to be a Settlements Simulator.
- 'Powered by Frostbite'. Look out for: "Using the cutting-edge, Frostbite engine...", "Powered by an all new iteration of the Frostbite engine", "Yes, folks, this is all running in real-time on DICE's Frostbite engine". I am waiting for a journalist to ask when will EA's customer service be powered by the Frostbite Engine - everything else is at this stage...
- "We are giving even more to you, the customer." - Said by every CEO ever as he looks out into the crowd attempting to identify that one whale who will personally fund his bonus for next year.
- An on-stage player demonstrating playing the game and is fúcking awful at it.
- Overly ambitious launch dates.
Yeah, still looking forward to E3.
EA are guilty of it too, I remember a few years ago, there was a couple of the dev lads from EA on stage playing battlefield and they kept saying "I'm moving in" "I've got him in my sights" like they were being really tactical LOL, they thought they were soooo coool , I cringed.
I hope after the demos of Siege & Ghost Recon in the past they don't have a trailer where the players are talking like they were 100% scripted from a low budget miltary Hollywood movie.
Nah, that's their main shtick. UbiSoft love to create/recreate a Pentagon War Room style setup for the audience to watch and listen. Makes it more immersive and helps to distract from the inevitable graphical downgrade the game will experience in 6 months time when it releases.
Its 'X' [insert adjective from above here] and makes it all appear so real. Don't you talk to your friends like that? I know a day doesn't go by when I am playing games with my friends and assign them callsigns and warn of 'danger close' when I lob a grenade.... Amazingly, our mission always ends with us succeeding too
I just want SEGA's "reviving old IPs" and new corporate image to actually amount to something.
Ideally Skies of Arcadia/Valkyria Chronicles/Phantasy Star/Shining Force but I'll pretty much take any good sega game at this point
I love the news and previews from E3 but I cant watch any of those big presentations with the audiences. As well as the cringy stuff from the speakers/actors etc I cant stand the over the top cheering from the audience.
There is a valkyria chronicles game out at the end of this month. On Xbox One, PS4 & Vita. It's called Valkyria Revolution.
I have heard that SEGA's announcements will take a different approach this year. Via YouTube, you can pay the basic entry price for the general news and updates on what they are releasing, but there is a lot more available than that. In a customer conscientious move, in the customer's favour and with the customer at the forefront of their thoughts and concerns, you will be able to choose which game you want to hear more about at a customer friendly price of €2.49 per game. There will be bundles available too, from which, you can choose which announcements you want to hear more about. It should be mentioned though, that the main entry fee to their announcements covers most details, but for those customers who appreciate extra detail (the loyal, dedicated fans), these €2.49 cosmetic addons to the show will be made available.
I'm looking forward to the Ubisoft conference as I like the lady that presents it