Yes we’re still live blogging in 2015! Why? Because it’s fun for me and you all keep reading it!
We’re keeping it simple here at Kotaku Australia, just refresh the page every five minutes or so and we’ll probably have a new snarky/informative/interesting thing written. You can watch a livestream of the Bethesda conference here!
11:14: What’s up friends, just getting in early. As I’ve said almost everywhere (on Kotaku, on Twitter) it feels really strange getting ready for E3 at 11am on a Monday morning. We usually get a breezy day of prep for this. NOT THIS YEAR MY FRIENDS.
[sips 10th can of Red Bull]
11:24: What’s everyone expecting to see? Pretty obs at this point. Are we hoping for like a walkthrough on Fallout? I guess that’s what we’ll get. Oh god, who knows really? We’ll find out soon enough. I’m just typing words.
11:29: Argh it’s happening!
11:30: Oh wait, it’s not happening. That’s cool. I’ll just chill here for a bit. Should I go for a pee? Man, I drink way too much water. Waaaaay too much.
11:35: Hahaha! I just read in the comments:
I’m going to get a coffee and praise the overseer that my boss is worknig from home today.
You lucky bastard. You lucky, lucky bastard.
Kojima and Del Toro walk out on stage and announce Silent HIlls is now being developed by Bethesda.
The internet would… be no more.
11:42: Okay, so at least they have a wee ‘stand by’ thing up now. PHEW. Old timey music and whatnot. Brilliant.
11:45: ALRIGHT. Now it’s happening.
11:50: I think it’s easy to joke about hosts and whatnot. So I’m going to try really hard to be nice. Really hard.
11:52: Actually, you know what? They’re not that bad. Good on them. GO TEAM.
11:54: A man after my own heart.
No uni and a midday bowl of cereal. i’m ready!
Would kill for a bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes right now.
11:57: Also: there’s nothing like an E3 press conference to remind you that you pee too much. BRB.
12:04: URRRRRRGHH. Okay let’s get this show on the road. This stalling for time is lllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.
12:05: Awww yeah.
That moment of terror when the IT guys message you on internal comms asking if you’re streaming E3…
…and say “nice” when you say yes.
12:06: Alright starting for real. FINALLY.
That intro was cute.
12:08: Oh christ, how good was the Skyrim soundtrack. Still get chills.
12:11: Kicking things off with Doom. Not too keen for this. Dunno why.
12:17: Okay, I’m going to wait until this trailer finishes, but this looks a bit average.
12:19: The one guy in the crowd who went YEAH when they guy ripped the arm off. lol.
12:21: Alright, I thought that was — to quote Immortan Joe — a little mediocre. The shotgun felt glib, the enemies seemed a bit boring. It sort of makes me feel like Doom’s time has really passed it by. The chainsaw looked interesting but asides from that I’m not sold to be brutally honest. I think there was a chance to reinvent what Doom meant in a modern video game and make it super ‘visceral’ (sorry). It all feels a little flat to me. And super, super generic. I hope I’m wrong.
12:25: Yep, this is falling a bit flat for me. A missed opportunity in my opinion. When you’re watching and you’re not sure if your bullet hit the enemy or not — that’s a problem. A game like this needs some seriously good, visual feedback.
12:33: Okay, let’s see the next game. Hey Battlecry! Shout out to Australia and NZ! WHOO! THAT’S WHERE WE COME FROM!
12:34: Also, Bethesda really doesn’t need to be creating a new uPlay. Please God no…
12:35: Okay, Dishonored. I loved that game. Come on Bethesda. Let’s get this cracking.
12:39: Not sure how much of this translates to actual gameplay, but Dishonored 2 is a game I’m excited about. I like the direction the story is going and I’m confident in where the team is taking the series. I can’t wait to see more of this. Not really much more to say.
12:42: Anyone playing Elder Scrolls Online? I actually don’t know anyone who plays…
12:43: Christ I really need another pee.
12:45: The Elder Scrolls Legends is a card like Hearthstone and urgh. Hard not to be cynical about this.
12:47: Alright Fallout 4 time. Todd Howard has great bone structure. Sorry, he just does.
12:55: This is a great presentation. Can’t lie.
1:01: Well, I’m sold on this game. Man, it looks great. I don’t know what else to say. It will devour lives.
1:07: Oh man, I’m really down with this iPhone Fallout game. I am down. This might destroy my life harder than Fallout 4.
1:09: UM HOLY SHIT.
— BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) June 15, 2015
1:13: Okay, all of this stuff. The upgrading houses, building stuff, all of that. Personally, this is the kind of stuff I will never, ever touch.
1:19: Overall: how can you argue with this shit. It’s fairly insane. The scope of this game seems pretty incredible. This is also such a good E3 presentation. Just really going into the nitty gritty of multiple different aspects of the game and how it works. As E3 presentations go, this is up there with some of the best I’ve ever seen.
1:20: And Jesus Christ. November this year. Great. Absolutely brilliant. What a finish.
1:24: Alright, that’s that. Thanks for watching with me. I had a blast. See you for Microsoft at [GULP] 2:30am.