E3 2015: West Hall Story with Nintendo – Day One

E3 2015: West Hall Story with Nintendo – Day One
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The one thing about E3 that still blows me away is the sheer size. The big names—Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo—take up almost the entire West hall of the convention center, with a few smaller developers filling in the corners. I ended up spending the entire day on just this side of the hall and I still didn’t see every game. … read more

E3 2015: The Nature of the Beast – Day One

E3 2015: The Nature of the Beast – Day One
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E3 2015 is currently underway in sunny California and I’m extremely excited to attend this one-in-a-lifetime opportunity (for me, anyways). I’m no slouch to video games—I’ve been playing since the Atari days—I’m just not as up to snuff as everybody else here seems to be, which kind of made me feel like a filthy casual. … read more

E3 2015: My First E3 – Day One

E3 2015: My First E3 – Day One
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I’ve been paying attention to E3 for as long as I can remember. Being a spectator always made me happier than a pig in shit; it’s even led to tears at times. With stellar announcements during “day zero,” it was almost depressing knowing that I’d have to wait until release day to get my hands on any of these titles. Fast forward to the ripe age of 28, and I found myself here in Los Angeles, at the biggest video game convention in the world. … read more

E3 2015: Division Street – Day Two

E3 2015: Division Street – Day Two
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To begin day two, I had to get my hands on one of my most anticipated games of 2016: The Division. Ubisoft initially revealed it two years ago and until now, they hadn’t shown any true game play, or even a playable build of the game. After waiting for nearly two hours to try it out, it was well worth the wait. … read more

E3 2015: It Gets Weird – Indies and Indiecade – Day Three

E3 2015: It Gets Weird – Indies and Indiecade –...
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My third and final day was more of a social experiment than anything else. I have a full roster of both triple A and indie games that will require my immediate attention over the next few months, and I managed to score a playtest with every game that was on my wishlist—so what else was there to do? When you reach this point at E3, there’s only one option: Go see all the weird shit that Indiecade and the College Games Competition have to offer. … read more

E3 2015: Breaking Down The Walls with Rainbow Six – Day Three

E3 2015: Breaking Down The Walls with Rainbow Six –...
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The last day of E3 was a clean up day for me, but when everyone else had the same objective, it really made things difficult. I wanted to get my hands on so many different games, it just wasn’t going to happen. With something as dense as this, there’s just no way one person could ever see everything they wanted to in three days. … read more

E3 2015: Must Play All The Things! – Star Wars: Battlefront and More – Day Three

E3 2015: Must Play All The Things! – Star Wars:...
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The last day at any video game convention is always a mad scramble to play the games you haven’t yet, or to replay favorites. You get in line early and rush to whatever game means the most to you—for me, that was Star Wars: Battlefront. Getting there early meant I got to play a few other games before my precious time was up. … read more

E3 2015: This Is The End – Day Three

E3 2015: This Is The End – Day Three
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Today was the last day at E3 and I think I finally saw almost everything that they had to offer. I bring home with me fond memories of frantically trying to collect the pins and stickers that Nintendo was handing out, getting hammered on beer with the good folks at Gamechurch, getting treated to a great lunch in the press room, watching live feeds of IGN and Attack Of The Show, and, of course, getting to play all the new video games before you! … read more

E3 2015: Little Big Con – Day One

E3 2015: Little Big Con – Day One
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While the day zero press conferences make it easy to drool over the pantheon of new and exciting video games will be premiering this year, E3’s real power manifests itself on the exhibition floor. It’s a humbling experience to take control of a fledgling game as its developer looks on like a proud parent, but it’s these surreal moments that truly determine whether an upcoming title will be something special. … read more

E3 2015: Prepare to Party Hard with Dark Souls 3 – Day Two

E3 2015: Prepare to Party Hard with Dark Souls 3...
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The best thing about E3 is that a mind-altering video game experience is always waiting just around the corner. Even when I think that I’ve seen every genre or game mechanic that there is to see, some crazy-ass developer comes up with something that makes me redefine what a video game is. On my second day of E3, I dug deep into the fertile loam of publishers tinyBuild and Bandai Namco to find a lineup of games that tested my boundaries in all the right ways.  … read more