E3 2016 News

All the reporting everywhere is kinda boring. It turns out that this is because E3 is boring this year. I have taken the liberty of summarizing the highlights.

Hardware

  • Microsoft announced two new consoles. One of them is an old console.
  • Sony announced that they will announce a new console.
  • Nintendo will not be announcing that they will announce a new console.
  • Several companies want to sell very expensive hats that hold cell phones in front of your face.

Games

ReCore

It's a AAA 3D platformer and it has Mega Man and Metroid Prime people making it. Also, it has a grappling hook.

Windows 10 is getting more Xbox One exclusives with cross-buy and cross-saves. This is one of them. Maybe some of them will have cross-platform play, but I'm not holding my breath for that when Halo 6 inevitably rolls around.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

It's not cancelled! Game of the show!

Tyranny

In a shocking twist, Obsidian announced another RPG about making choices.

Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect? Mass Effect. Mass Effect Mass Effect Mass Effect Mass Effect. Mass Effect!

Scalebound

It's Platinum, and they're making a Monster Hunter game. But the trailer looks awful. But it's Platinum. I want to believe!

Overwatch

Apple

Apple's E3 conference surprised a lot of people by not having anything to do with video games at all. Very strange from a company with such a large stake in mobile gaming.

Best trailer for the worst game