Monday, June 12, 2017

Obligatory E3 Post Part I

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I say "Part I" because E3 started last week on Saturday June 10th, most of the major company's have already had their big press conferences followed by individual games the rest of the convention.   Part II should be out later/soon.  Presently all I know from the entire convention is that Microsoft's next iteration of their console, previously code named Scorpio, has been given the title of X Box One X; because apparently one more X will be all the difference in the world.

But since we like to talk about video games and other things related to geek/nerd culture, I felt that we had to have no less than one post about E3, and since no one associated with our site is at E3 this year (or ever), we are going to resort to speculation, conjecture, and just some good all around tomfoolery.

First off, I would like for Nintendo (who has their press announcement tomorrow on Tuesday) to say that they are producing more Switch units and will make sure that anyone who is in the market can readily buy one and that through 2017, only one unit will be sold per up to three people in a household because damn it, it has been 101 days since The Switch was released and I have only seen one out in the wild, and have never seen one at any of the electronic stores I have visited (Target, Best Buy, Fred Meyer) have had any physical Switches available.  Guess I'll just wait until December for the Allfather Odin to drop one off for Winter Solstice.  And while we're at it Nintendo, time to add additional titles to your Nintendo Select titles for the 3DS, like Fire Emblem Awakening, Star Fox 64 3D, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Bravely Default.  Alright, I'm just complaining now.

I guess I will just leave it at that though as my finger has not been on the pulse of the gaming industry since about 1998 and I could talk about how I would like to see a new 2D Metroid game in the vain of Super Metroid, or maybe a compilation 3DS title of both Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion, or maybe a new title from The Chineseroom or Frictional Games, but if I continue down that road, I am only going to further demonstrate that my own video game desires do not line up with that of the video game elite.

I will say that every E3, I am slightly excited to see what either new games or new IPs are in development.  And it is pretty amusing to see all of the fallout from people who become upset for one reason or another, or those that are convinced that it will be a specific company's end as their press conference just proves that they are in a downward spiral towards a fiery death.

So let's just wait until possibly Friday's article (let's be honest though, probably Monday's article) where I at the very least talk a bit about the games that interest me, regardless of platform, similar to what I have done in the past.



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    1. That's pretty much all I care about from E3 right now! And the press conference starts in five minutes and I have to leave for work half way through.