What a fantastic show! It was quite long, very long. However, many great games were shown. Destiny 2 being maybe my favorite. Forza is also coming to PC, (even though I was complaining before) a retro style RPG, giveaways, and more! I look forward to next year. Next up is Ubisoft.
Watch it here: twitch.tv/twitch
UPDATE It is already over.
Intel is now presenting at E3. Watch it here: twitch.tv/twitch
Bethesda held their press conference tonight. It basically had a guy talking for a few minutes and non-stop trailers. Then he came back to say thanks and bye. To recap, he talked for five minutes and non-stop trailers.
For the games, they did do okay. Fallout is getting a VR version, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will have amiibo support on Switch (basically in place of mods), a new Wolfenstein game, and a few others.
I enjoyed the games, but the conference was awful. Even Nintendo has better digital events. But at least Boogie2988 made it interesting.
Don’t waste your time, but if you have to, you can watch the conference-less here: Bathesda E3
Microsoft held their Press Conference for the Xbox One products and Windows 10. It started out with a video unveiling the Xbox Scorpio. It will be called Xbox One X (I know. It’s a great name, right?) and it will release on November 7 for $499.99 in the US and likely around 600 euros in Europe. It is more powerful with 11 GB of VRAM, True 4K at 60 FPS, a better processor, and faster loading. It is basically a Xbox One Pro.
They also showed off forty-two games. I will not go over every single one of them, however, I will discuss a small handful of them. There is a new Forza game coming to Xbox One X, as well as any model of Xbox One. Ubisoft also came out to show Assassin’s Creed Origins. Some indie games were shown. Another game is Minecraft Super Duper Edition. Sea of Thieves gameplay even appeared, and a bunch of other games. A few of these games will work on Windows 10, too. (No Halo 6 it seems.)
What did I think of the conference? I was all-in-all a little disappointed. I expected more from them. I wanted to see more first-party games. Look at Sony and Nintendo. Hell, Nintendo has survived the last four years on first-party titles. (Microsoft probably can, too but that’s not what I want.) Although, many third-party games were shown so it made it a little better. But it was hard to tell if it performs any better than a base Xbox One as it was on stream.
I hope Microsoft proves me wrong, but this almost brings me back to E3 2011’s Nintendo’s Wii U revealing. The only thing is, it looks like the Xbox One X will have third-party games but the Wii U had more first-party games. It was a little better than EA’s on some ends but still not great. What do you guys think?
You can watch the entire press conference here: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/e3/live-event
Nintendo held a mini Pokémon Direct this morning. New games were announced, hardly. This is both good and bad. It’s nice to see Pokkén Tournament DX on Switch with added content, Pokémon Ultra Sun and moon on 3DS, and Gold and Silver on 3DS Virtual Console, it would have been cool to see new games. But given the circumstances, this is more of a good thing since fans are wanting remakes for once. While it is more of remasters and ports, it is relatively close. Therefore, it is more of a good idea.
UPDATE: Here is my video on this: Nintendo Pokemon Direct
Source: Pokémon Direct
Nintendo seems to be announcing early E3 games tomorrow. They are holding a Nintendo Direct and according to Forbes, it will be eight minutes long. Could it be the rumored Pokémon Stars on Switch, a new 3DS game, or a Mobile game? Tomorrow at 7 am EST (early) we will learn more.