The nature of E3 is almost like a game industry version of the State of Union address, revealing what we should be excited about as an industry until next year’s conference, and in the short-term future. Of course, like the State of the Union, E3 is a throwback to a time when the internet wasn’t the main source of exchanging information.
This year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference will run from June 5th to 7th in Los Angeles. In anticipation of that, Nintendo decided to start the party early by introducing some key components of its first high-definition console. These include the redesigned Wii U Gamepad, Pro Controller and the Miiverse.
It’s a rather unremarkable week for new videogame releases, unless you’re one of the very specific 3DS owners who feels affection for the similarly unremarkable Nintendo Entertainment System game ‘Kid Icarus’. I guess it’s cool if you like golf too, but let’s be honest, golf games peaked with ‘Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf’ for the Genesis.
Only one videogame is really worth talking about this week. Normally, I’d put in some recommendations of my own. The truth is, I’m out of cool games to recommend outside of the stuff you already know about, like ‘Skyrim’. Instead, I’ll just make fun of some shovelware.
It’s been quite a while since we’ve done a videogame-themed Roundtable around here. For this week’s topic, let’s take a look at what games that you’re either currently in the middle or, or have recently spent a good amount of time with.