In the lead up to E3 2017, many Nintendo and fighting game fans were expecting to see either an enhanced port, in the vein of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or an entirely new entry for the Super Smash Bros series on Nintendo Switch. On the surface, it seemed like a logical idea: The new Smash amiibo are finally coming after a lengthy wait, and if Pokken Tournament was getting a DX version, then certainly Smash deserved one. However, while Smash is definitely coming to the Nintendo Switch, there was never a chance it was going to be at E3. Continue reading Why Super Smash Bros was never going to be at E3
E3 2017 was fine. In fact it had some great high points, like Beyond Good and Evil 2, Shadow of the Colossus Remastered, Pokémon and Metroid Prime 4 confirmed for Nintendo Switch, and the Super Mario Odyssey blowout. However, there was a little something missing from the conferences this year. Something that, in years past, had kept gamers glued to the live streams.
What was missing? Let’s break it down and find out. Here are five reasons why E3 2017 wasn’t at it’s best.
E3 is the gamer version of Super Bowl commercials, except better, because the products are what the audience actually wants to see. It’s a time for reveals and surprises, like a summer Xmas, but developers have recently gotten a little too excited when it comes to revealing games still in the early stages of production. There are two ways Publishers can approach E3: Take Path A and show what they’re planning, or take Path B and show what they’re releasing. Continue reading Examining E3 2017 conferences based on release dates for every game shown
Every single time a console holder becomes the top dog, they also become disdainful of their fans. They lean on their past and current success, then try to maximize profits by utilizing unsustainable business practices, instead of pleasing gamers and third parties. This is why Nintendo had such a terrible reputation for decades. It’s why Sony’s expectation of PS3 dominance got BTFO by XB360 and Wii. It’s why the Wii U failed so miserably. It’s why the XBOX will possibly be Microsoft’s last console. It’s as inevitable as the tides: When a company becomes too successful, it stops playing by the rules of good sense and gets smacked down. Continue reading E3 2017 Impressions: Sony is now holding back the gaming industry
In the last moments of the Nintendo Treehouse, ARMS producer Kosuke Yabuki came on to announce new DLCs coming to the game soon. First, he gave us a look at Max Brass, the first DLC character. Max Brass is the greatest fighter ever on the ARMS Grand Prix, so much so that his arms are made out of championship belts. He sports a Trojan helmet and a huge upper body. Continue reading E3 2017: ARMS’ new character and spectator mode revealed
Konami’s newest Kojima-less offering to the Metal Gear franchise has seen a fair amount of press recently, and new screenshots have been released for E3 2017. However, it has come to light that the survival-stealth-action-adventure game has will not be released until 2018, previously having been set for release some time this year. Continue reading E3 2017: Metal Gear Survive delayed until 2018
During an Interview with Geoff Keighley on YouTube’s E3 Coverage Bungie’s Luke Smith confirmed that the upcoming sequel to Destiny will be locked to 30 FPS on the ‘Most powerful console in the world’ Xbox One X. Continue reading Destiny 2 Locked at 30 FPS on Xbox One X
On Amazon’s top 20 best seller list for video games, there are 10 games on the list. 8 of those games are made by Nintendo, the other two Sony. There are 5 Playstation store gift cards and 4 Playstation controllers. The only Xbox product on the list is an Xbox controller. Continue reading E3 2017: Nintendo sales soar Post-E3 Spotlight
After Sony started their conference by showing two commercials and then letting Shawn Layden do his dragging speech — they could only go up from there. And they did. Sony impressed during their conference. While Xbox went the route of showing basically every game you’ll be able to play over the next year or two, Sony took the traditional path and showed their top games. Continue reading E3 Impressions: Sony Media Showcase
Inhale your way to victory in a new Kirby coming for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo unveiled a minute and a half long trailer at E3, and it showed off a lot of the game’s fun and interesting mechanics. Continue reading E3 2017: Kirby coming to Nintendo Switch