Tagged With e3 2016

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E3 is right around the corner, and that means we're about to get deluged with colossal news and shiny new trailers. And as we do every year before the hype, let's first take a look back to see if the three console makers delivered on all the grand promises they made at last year's E3. Up first: Microsoft.

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The funny thing about E3 is how it's all about That First Reaction. The curtains rise. The lights dim. The speakers begin to boom. Or in Sony's case, the orchestra.

And then everything comes to a close and the internet sits around deciding Who Won. But in my case, I went back and rewatched everything. The trailers, the speeches, the streams. All of it. At least three times. And you know what? I'm bloody glad I did.

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Sony Santa Monica has big plans to shake up God of War. "We looked at every aspect of this game differently," creative director Cory Barlog told me at E3, "all centred around the concept of 'Why? Why am I doing this? Why am I here? Why am I making these decisions?'"

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Hey E3 was pretty good right?

Right?

Well, it was better than I expected it to be. Zelda looked incredible, Sony showed off new games, Microsoft announced two new consoles for some reason.

Anyway, on the off chance that you hid under a really big sound-proof rock for a week, this video does a great job of (hilariously) summing up E3 2016.

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Remember when Titanfall was just an idea and video footage? Remember when it looked like the wildest multiplayer shooter ever? I sort of miss that. It sucks that Titanfall was released and blew over almost instantly.

I'm hoping the sequel delivers on something a bit more substantial. If this new gameplay footage is anything to go it just might.

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It wasn't really supposed to be a big one, but it had its moments nonetheless. How did you judge this year's E3?

Personally, I was pleasantly surprised.