Hmmm. There’s a number of games that I’m looking forward to. What’s interesting about my amorphous, floating list is that hardly any of them were at E3. (I counted only four)
Statistically, therefore, the more likely I am to like a game, the less likely it is to be at E3. That’s a curious result. I’ll have to add that to my reasons for disliking E3.
It’s E3 time again. What I generally consider to be the worst time of the year for gaming and gamers, edging out the November/December release season (which will be discussed another time) for the real lowlight.
Picture this. What if every upcoming television series and movie were announced at and had trailers at a single weeklong event full of underdressed women, breathless producers, crowds of journalists taking shaky-cam footage, speeches about how awesome the show was going to be, and so on? Of course, by the time the show actually airs, the cast may have changed a little, they’ve got a new director, a new writer, and the drama-thriller is now an action-adventure.
E3’s like that. For games.