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  1. tamale Ice to see you!

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    It's that time of year! E3 is less than two weeks away, giving us all the latest in video gaming news!

    Conferences


    Conference Times
    • EA: June 9, 11:00 AM PT
    • Microsoft: June 10, 1:00 PM PT
    • Bethesda: June 10, 6:30 PM PT
    • Square Enix: June 11, 10:00 AM PT
    • Ubisoft: June 11, 1:00 PM PT
    • PC Gaming Show: June 11, 3:00 PM PT
    • Sony: June 11, 6:00 PM PT
    • Nintendo: June 12, 9:00 AM PT
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    (time table from Kotaku)

    Places to View

    General Streams:
    E3 Recap
    GameSpot
    GiantBomb
    IGN
    Twitch
    YouTube
    E3 Coliseum

    Company Live Streams:
    Bethesda
    EA
    Microsoft
    Nintendo
    Sony
    Ubisoft
    Square Enix

    Floor Plans


    You can check out the full exhibitor listings at your leisure here.

    The post below is reserved for listing all the news and announcements from the major events. Feel free to post all of your speculation, hopes, predictions, and other discussion below!
     
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    EA


    • Battlefield V
    • FIFA 19
    • Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
    • Star Wars Battlefront II
    • Unravel Two
    • Sea of Solitude
    • NBA Live 19
    • Madden 19
    • Command & Conquer Rivals
    • Anthem

    Microsoft


    • Halo Infinite
    • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Fallout '76
    • The Awesome Adventure of Captain Spirit
    • Crackdown 3
    • NieR Automata
    • Metro Exodus
    • Kingdom Hearts III
    • Sea of Thieves
    • Battlefield V
    • Forza Horizon 4
    • We Happy Few
    • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
    • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
    • Tom Clancy's The Division 2
    • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    • Session
    • Black Desert
    • Devil May Cry 5
    • Cuphead
    • Tunic
    • Jump Force
    • Dying Light 2
    • Battletoads
    • Just Cause 4
    • Gears Pop
    • Gears Tactics
    • Gears of War 5
    • Cyberpunk 2077

    Bethesda


    • Rage 2
    • The Elder Scrolls Legends
    • The Elder Scrolls Online
    • Doom Eternal
    • Quake Champions
    • Prey
    • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
    • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
    • Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot
    • Fallout '76
    • Fallout Shelter
    • The Elder Scrolls Blades
    • Starfield
    • The Elder Scrolls VI

    Square Enix


    • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    • Final Fantasy XIV
    • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
    • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
    • Babylon's Fall
    • NieR Automata
    • Octopath Traveler
    • Just Cause 4
    • The Quiet Man
    • Kingdom Hearts III

    Ubisoft


    • Just Dance 2019
    • Beyond Good and Evil 2
    • Rainbow Six: Siege
    • Trials Rising
    • Tom Clancy's The Division 2
    • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
    • Skull & Bones
    • Transference
    • Starlink
    • For Honor
    • The Crew 2
    • Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    PC Gaming Show


    • Satisfactory
    • Neocab
    • Mavericks: Proving Grounds
    • The Forgotten City
    • Star Control: Origins
    • Hunt: Showdown
    • Archangel: Hellfire
    • The Sinking City
    • Warframe
    • Valkyria Chronicles
    • Bayonetta
    • Vanquish
    • Puyo Puyo Tetris
    • Shenmue 1 & 2
    • Shining Resonance Refrain
    • Yakuza Kiwami
    • Yakuza 0
    • Killing Floor 2
    • Man Eater
    • Bravery Network Online
    • Morningstar
    • Overwhelm
    • Jurassic World Evolution
    • Stormland
    • Night Call
    • Sable
    • Star Citizen
    • Genesis Alpha One
    • Rapture Rejects
    • Hitman 2

    Sony


    • The Last of Us Part II
    • God of War
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
    • Tetris Effect
    • Days Gone
    • Twin Mirror
    • Ghost Giant
    • Beat Saber
    • Destiny 2
    • Ghost of Tsushima
    • Control
    • Resident Evil 2
    • Trover Saves the Universe
    • Kingdom Hearts III
    • Death Stranding
    • Ni-Oh II
    • Spider-Man

    Nintendo


    • Daemon X Machina
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee!
    • Super Mario Party
    • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
    • Fortnite
    • Overcooked! 2
    • Killer Queen Black
    • Hollow Knight
    • Octopath Traveler
    • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
    • Arena of Valor
    • Minecraft
    • Sushi Strikers: The Way of Sushido
    • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
    • Just Dance 2019
    • Dragonball Fighters Z
    • Splatoon 2
    • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
    • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
    • Ninjala
    • Carcassonne
    • Ark Survival Evolved
    • Wasteland 2
    • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
    • FIFA 19
    • Paladins
    • Fallout Shelter
    • Dark Souls
    • SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
    • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
    • The World Ends With You: Final Remix
    • Mega Man 11
    • Mario Tennis Aces
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
     
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  3. Shiki my waifu is better than yours, thanks

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    CRAP SQUARE ENIX CONFERENCE IS ON A MONDAY. I always work mondays, nooooooooo ;-;

    I'll just have to avoid the internet and watch the livestream when I get off work, I guess :/
     
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    Rewatch EA's conference here!

     
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    Only thing I bothered to pay attention to for EA was Anthem and it looked fairly boring. At least it's a good looking kind of boring.
     
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    There's never been much from EA that I care for since my early teenage years. Lately it seems like 90% of their stuff is some sports game which isn't any different from the past one
     
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    EA's E3 Conference June 9th, 2018

    BFV Multiplayer

    • Can move defensive weapons (artillery)
    • Better destruction system
    • Customize everything (player, vehicles, weapons, etc.)
    • Reiterated no lootboxes, no season pass
    • Battle Royale
    • Grand Operations
    • Another trailer shown
    BFV Singleplayer

    • Follows different characters in WW2 similar to BF1’s story mode
    FIFA 19

    • New champions league mode
    • FIFA 18 free trial available now
    • Trailer shown
    EA Cloud streaming service

    • Multiple devices
    • Not out yet
    Origin Access Premiere

    • All new PC games
      • Madden NFL back on PC for the first time in a decade
    • Access to “the vault”
      • Library of games from EA and other publishers
    • Out later this summer
    • Edit: $15 a month or $100 a year (thanks u/rentisb)
    Respawn’s new game

    • Not ready to show all their new stuff (they have 3 games)
    • Star Wars Game
      • Name: Jedi Fallen Order
      • Be playing as a Jedi
      • Takes place during the dark times (when the Jedi are being hunted)
      • Between episodes 3 and 4
      • Holiday of 2019
      • Nothing shown
    Battlefront 2

    • Admitted it wasn’t as good as they wanted
      • Committed to improving it
    • Solo (movie) content
    • New squad system for easier playing with friends
    • Starfighter mode
    • New multiplayer sandbox mode for attacking command posts and taking capital ships
    • Clone wars content this year
    • New heroes and villains
      • Grievous
      • Obi-Wan
      • Count Dooku
      • Anakin Skywalker
    Unravel two (EA Original)

    • Co-op
    • Designed to be played with two characters (even in singleplayer)
    • Demo and trailer shown
    • Out today
    A Way Out was very successful, leading EA to pushing more EA Originals

    Sea of Solitude (EA Original)

    • Concept is focused on loneliness
    • Based on real story despite being in a fantastical setting
    • About a young woman who is suffering from loneliness and becomes a monster. Game is about finding how this happened and how to turn her human again.
    • Trailer shown
    • Coming early 2019
    NBA Live 19

    • Trailer shown
    Madden 19

    • Trailer shown
    Shoutcasted over Command and Conquer Rivals (mobile strategy game) (why?)

    • Pre-Alpha out today on Android
    • Trailer shown after the gameplay
    Anthem

    • New trailer
    • Trying to merge story with open-world multiplayer
      • Shared world but bases/hub areas are singleplayer
    • February 22nd, 2019 (same day as Days Gone) release date
    • Various gameplay clips
      • Lots of concept art still being shown (could mean a delay is possible)
    • The suit is called a Javelin
      • 4 suits (classes) with different abilities
      • Can change suits whenever
    • No lootboxes, no gameplay related microtransactions (i.e. there will be cosmetic microtransactions) (thanks for the clarification u/DrasticDream)
    • Can play the game solo
    • Gameplay demo
    No Skate 4 :/
     
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    I'm intrigued by Anthem, but what I was most excited by from EA was Unravel Two and Sea of Solitude. The fact that Unravel got a sequel was a delight in and of itself, and available now to boot? And Sea of Solitude looks gorgeous and fascinating.
     
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    I watched the EA one today with my bro, and this is probably gonna be the regular thing for most of these with the exception of Bethesda because I'm gonna be playing pathfinder at that time. But I figured I'd give a good sum up of my feelings on it all. Even if no one really cares:
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    Presentation-
    The presenter, I couldn't remember her name, was fine but the way she tried to play to the crowd just did not work in the frame of a conference like this and as a result wheen she started chatting up with this one guy in the crowd I had the worst cringe I've had watching anything e3 related since the screaming lady in the bethesda conference a few years back.

    Most of the presenters otherwise were fine, I could tell that the woman presenting Sea of Solitude was not used to this and very nervous and was a little bad at spacing out which info went where in her speech but that could have been a language thing. Overall the presentation was acceptable.


    Battlefield V-
    I'm not really a fan of this genre but Battlefield is usually the one some people in the house play out of CoD and stuff like that. I still think the graphics are cool and I especially love the set design for how the houses fall apart. That snow fall was perfect. Nothing really called out to me in .

    FIFA 19-
    I'm not really a sports game players so I just have no idea whether this game looks fun or not. But out of the sports games, FIFA looked the best to me graphically. Also I just wanna note that whoever makes the compilation clips for these games is incredible because they make it look fun even though I don't wanna play it.

    Star Wars games-
    Jedi: Fallen order was announced and I'm obviously going to be looking at it as it develops as an interested Star Wars fan who wants a star wars game I love. But there's nothing about it for me to say at this point other than the host was cringey again.

    Battlefront II-
    They announced clone wars stuff with Obi-wan, Anakin, Grevious, and Dooku. I'm indifferent at this time as someone who has not played battlefront my brother Liam was upset that his homeboy Windu is not in it yet. Brother is excited about new squad system. Oh and command posts are back. woo.

    Unravel two-
    My personal favorite game showed off at the conference. It looks fun, I really liked the gameplay that they showed off. And it came out today, I'm not gonna buy it yet, no money. But that's basically the only game I would have been excited for, and it was a "now out today" release.

    Sea of Solitude-
    I'm pretty unclear what exactly this game is even about or how it's going to play. But it looks pretty and I'll keep an ear out for more info regarding it because I like the main character's design.

    NBA-
    I don't have anything to say other than that it looks good and that those compilations are sweet.

    Madden-
    Same as above, but that EA sports segment was kind of awkward bringing out the champion with the belt like that.

    There was like a 5 minute ad before the Anthem segment and it was the worst thing I've ever seen them attempt and I keep blocking it out apparently? It was boring. It wasn't exactly a game with flashy or interesting gameplay it was a tower defense game and it went on far too long.


    Anthem-
    I like the overall idea of it, but I'm not hyped for it. I like the customization and how the gameplay is but my brother and I really wanted to see some gameplay from perspective of the interceptor and the storm. My brother is super excited for this game because robots and he wants to make one look like an EVA-01. Also Anthem won't have lootboxes which is nice.


    A summary:
    -I'm not currently hyped for anything coming up out of EA that was presented here.
    -Conference did not feel like a waste of time however.
     
  10. cstar stay away from my waifu

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    Okay so today I watched E3 with a call going on for pathfinder so I wasn't able to fully pay attention to everything like I could with EA. Which is unfortunate but I got a general gist of everything.
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    Microsoft

    Presentation: I don't think there was a single point I was cringing during the microsoft presentation, they just keep cutting from trailer to trailer to trailer with the occasional speaker and nothing was too bad. So it was already infinitely better than EA's was.

    Halo Infinite: Trailer looks nice but my feelings for Halo are nada and they really didn't go into it afterwards they just kind of threw the trailer and that was that. I'm sure Halo fans were okay with it.

    Ori: It's one of those games that looks stellar and looks fun but not one I'd actively go out in play, which is how I feel about a lot of this style. I'll probably watch a let's play of it at least once though.

    Shadows Die Twice: Not really interested in this game at all. I thought for a minute it was Dynasty Warriors? Maybe I need to chill with that.

    Fallout 76: I'm gonna elaborate on this more in the bethesda section since it was the same trailer and a few more things were shown there.

    Captain Spirit: I've kind of lost my love for the Life is Strange franchise overall but I've always loved the music and aesthetic. But I think because of the age of this kid I might be into it a little more. But I won't get it and will definitely watch a let's play of this though. Also a note: the animations on the face looked more off than usual. I hope they fix that.

    Crackdown 3: I don't really have much to say other than I admittedly thought it was gonna be a Saint's Row game at first. I should work on that.

    Metro Exodus: Uh, this is one of those games I've put into the "really? ANOTHER post-apocalyptic setting?" group. It's probably not fair but I'm getting tired of this genre. Though this trailer was definitely one of the more memorable ones of that category. I think it was the monologue.

    Kingdom Hearts 3: Okay so y'all know I'm going into this one. First off I just wanna say how ****ing adorable Sora was in this trailer, like, the islander comment kicking this off while it slowly dawned on my this was a frozen world announcement trailer was great cause... I think if it had been introduced any other way I would have complained about there being a frozen world. There was some good stuff in here like Olympus having a crowd, the shield sledding looked fun, and of course my girl Larxene is back. And of course, we had that surprise at the end that is making all the fans scream in agony and I TOTALLY CALLED IT. I hope there's another trailer or two tomorrow but I'm excite, especially since I can play this game since it's on Xbox!

    Forza: It's Forza


    We Happy Few: This is one of those games I keep swearing I'm interested in but I forget to look up stuff for it. It feels like a nice psychological horror mixed with.. uh... for me bioshock? It looks creepy and the idea of it is cool since I'm all up for that dystopian stuff.

    The Division 2: I don't remember this playing

    Session: Thought it was Skate. Happy for another skateboarding game. Will keep an eye on it.

    DMC 5: Okay I don't play DMC but I was hyped for all my friends for this cause it look great and it's nice to get a sequl to the games and not the remake tbh. Dante looks hotter than usual.

    Jump Force: Okay we're gonna own this game because of my brothers so I will probably play it but I'm not super hyped for it.

    Dying Light 2: Hello welcome to post-apocalyptic game but a little more interesting because of "choices in game". Won't buy it but will gladly listen to the inevitable youtube videos trashing the choices matter promises... or praise them if they're really good.

    Battletoads: Brother is hyped. I'm indifferent.

    Gears of War: Brother is hyped for sequel. I think the pop one looks cute.

    Cyberpunk 2077: Forgot this game was being made and it still looks fantastic but despite being in love with dystopian cyberpunk concepts like this I have no passion to get it. But I don't blame others for being excited.

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    Bethesda


    Disclaimer: I don't actually remember much about the conference because I was in combat at this point in the pathfinder session so if this looks barebones up until Fallout76, that's because that's when I could pay full attention.

    Presentation: It was cringier than EA, but more in the overall, not in the magnitude. It started with a concert which might have been linked to something but I didn't care. Something something distracted by twitch polls.

    I can't find a list so I'm just gonna talk about what I remember.

    Eso is great
    I like me some sweet sweet elder scrolls mobile games. And i love blades. No but I am probably gonna play this one since it's free.

    Fallout 76 looks interesting other than the fact it's in West Virginia. I don't know how you can make West Virginia more of a wasteland than it already is. I love me some mountains though so I'm okay with that. Also there is multiplayer now a la it sounds like Ark: Survival Evolved. I'm fine that, my brother loves that idea, so I'm probably gonna play it. I might even sign up for the beta when the sites are no longer crashed. Country roaaads.

    Elder Scrolls 6 like... exists I guess.


     
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    Square Enix:

    Presentation: There was no live show, which already makes Square's conference 1000% better than their last one. But it was extremely short. I kind of wish they had a live show to at least pan out the time. I hope there's more KH stuff at Sony. Otherwise, conference was fine.

    Tomb Raider- Looks great and some of the skills are like, assassin's creed level ****. Poor Laura and always starting in these freak accidents.

    FFXIV Stormblood- I own this game, it was gifted to me, I just never got to the DLC. I should really go back because this game still looks fun as hell.

    Monster Hunter World x FFXIV thing. Not sure. Free trial's out for y'all who wanna play FFXIV tho.

    Captain Spirit: My thoughts are still the same, but it's free so maybe I will play it.

    Dragon Quest XI- I like the music and aesthetic and it good square fashion the fights look good.
    Don't know much about Dragon Quest tho.

    FF Brave x Dragon Quest thing: no thoughts went so fast

    Babylon's Fall- Timeline went too fast to read, but it has a cool aesthetic. Doesn't seem like my thing yet but I'll wait for gameplay.

    Nier: I didn't mention this yesterday because i didn't think it was that big a deal but new additions or something for xbox.

    Octopath Traveler: It's a switch game, it's probably good but I'll never play it because it's switch.
    Just Cause 4: MM LOVE ME SOME STAGED DESTRUCTION. TORNADOES BABY. GOTTA LOVE THAT EXTREME WEATHER.

    The Quiet Man: Holy **** graphics

    Kingdom Hearts 3: This was pretty much the same trailer but with some scenes described in the orchestra trailer we haven't seen yet. There wasn't much to get excited about other than the fact more Roxas stuff has been explained.