It’s almost here! In less than a week, we get our first E3 2017 presser by way of EA on Saturday the 10th! To say I’m on the E3 hype train would be an understatement. It’s basically all I can think about. I’m excited to see more of what we are expecting, but it’s what we aren’t expecting that has my mind flapping around like a giant bat.
The surprises of E3 are some of the best parts. For me, at any rate.
This past week I was able to play a little Destiny here and there, but I also had a nasty health setback that lasted a few days. I may not be playing as much or as often as I’d like, but to be playing at all is a wonderful thing. I do think it’s a bit funny in a year heaping with new releases that I’m basically playing a game I’ve sunk hundreds of hours into already. This week I’m hoping to play a few of the smaller titles I’ve been wanting to get to (e.g.: What Remains of Edith Finch), but it’s after E3 that I’m planning on tackling some of the larger games of 2017 that have escaped me until now (e.g.: Yakuza 0). I really do believe (next to Halloween) E3 is my very favorite time of year. It’s the one week we get to see what the coming landscape of games will look like, and that’s so exciting I feel like I could burst.
I mean, I hope I don’t, because that would be very gross and likely fatal, but you understand what I mean.
Sometime this week I will also hopefully get to a task I’ve got a wee bit of experience with: changing out a hard drive in a PS4. My partner uses his system for a lot of downloadable titles and the 500GB hard drive hasn’t been cutting it. I’ve got the 2TB drive all ready to go, I just need to download the OS to a USB drive and then back up his saves and: bingo! Increased space! I mean, sure I know you can use an external drive now, but this seemed just as easy to do. I did it back when I replaced my launch PS4 a couple of years ago, and it was far simpler than I’d initially thought.
On a silly tech note, I think I’m going to need to replace both my PS4 controllers. Neither seems to hold the same charge they used to (and they are both only a couple of years old), and that’s a bit of an expensive disappointment.
And, in other news, I feel oddly hopeful. I’m not sure how to explain it specifically, and I’m not even sure if I mean health-wise or writing-wise or anything-I-can-put-my-finger-on-wise. I just feel hopeful. And, after months of being sick and miserable, hopeful is a welcome feeling. I don’t know if it’s being brought on by the approach of E3 and all that comes with it, or if my body is just telling me it’s ready to get better. Maybe it’s both? I don’t know. But I’m excited to find out.
Also, in a somewhat rare occurrence, there will be a bonus post tomorrow. A bit of a milestone that I’m excited to share.
With that I ask: what are you hoping to play in the five days leading up to E3? On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not interested at all, 10 being fully on the hype train), how excited for E3 are you?