Well, video games sure have come a long way from when I was a kid, where we had to blow into the Nintendo cartridge games to get it working. Gaming sure has come a long way, and E3 sure as heck made me feel old with all the next gen of games and technology that was released. If you didn’t go to this year’s E3, you would have had major FOMO like me, watching the videos and snaps of everything that was happening at the world’s largest video game trades show.
So sit back, grab your shooey and relax, as I recap the highlights of this year’s E3…
So this is for all my Xbox peeps! The day has finally come my friends, Xbox One X was unveiled, and boy oh boy Microsoft have released a beast of a console!
To put this a lightly as possible, this brand spanking new console packs 6 teraflops of power, making this the most powerful console ever (they’re even chucking in a liquid-cooled vapour chamber in there just so it doesn’t overheat – un-bloody-believable) which is’s incredibly insane for a console, especially one so bloody small!
What’s even more insane, is that it is going to be beefed up af; during the announcement at E3, Microsoft showed off a huge number of games in glorious 4K at a consistent 60 frames per second.
Although their showcase wasn’t as impressive as 2016, Sony did bring their guns to the fight. Spider-man wowed the audience online and offline all the same with its amazing reveal. Days Gone, God of War and Detroit: Become Human new gameplays were revealed as well as the announcement of the remake of Shadow of the Colossus, and my personal favourite Monster Hunter!
Of course had to up their game this year with the new Switch, by revealing Breath of the Wild two new DLC packs. But the big news was the new game, Super Mario Odyssey which will hit shelves in October, as well as the surprise reveal of the sequel Metroid Prime 4 (see trailer below). They also revealed that we will be able to see a cross-platform Rocket League port on Switch, as well as confirming that we will be seeing a right proper Pokemon RPG on the console.
The crown jewel of the game releases at E3 (in my opinion) was hands down, Anthem; Bioware’s new IP, a game that is set in a post-apocalyptic open world. Along with the new Star Wars Battlefront 2, the sporting favs FIFA18 and Madden NFL 18, as well as the new Need for Speed: Payback; all revealing their extensive gameplay trailers.
Blew us away this year with their showcases, the biggest of them for sure being the announcement of the long-awaited Beyond Good and Evil 2. We also got a further peek into Assassin’s Creed Origins, as well as a trailer for The Crew 2. Titles like the pirate multiplayer game Skull and Bones, South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Transference were also shown off.
Last of all, we were finally able to see all the details on The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. Fans have been hella eager for these two titles, and they are anticipated to be coming out this year – lucky you!
And now by this point, you have probably already read up on all your favourite games in depth, what’s exclusive on what console, what everyone is doing, the gameplays and extensive trailers, the not-so-known-indie games, whatever it is that you vibe and you are now somewhere in between ‘on the edge of your seat anxious’ or ‘wholly blissed out’ and you can practically smell the release… it will be a wait, but before you know it the undoubtedly best will come.
In summary, E3 is one helluva show and it has just started.