It’s hard to believe, but we are five days out from the first press conference of E3 2018. The pressers kick off on Saturday morning with EA’s presentation.
I can’t put my finger on why, but I feel a strange, muted feeling about this year’s E3. I don’t know if it’s the calm before the storm, or because of all the leaks. I keep wondering why Bethesda would reveal such a major thing (Fallout 76) a week before their showcase. There has to be a reason. Also, I was in GameStop over the weekend and, while I was wandering around the store, I noticed the reveal trailer for Fallout 76 was already on their store reel. That means Bethesda was planning on revealing it early all along. This made me wonder even more. Bethesda already plays things close to the chest; why reveal this early?
All I can think is that it was a diversion to keep something bigger under wraps.
That could just be wishful thinking.
The games I’m most interested in seeing from E3 are Cyberpunk 2077, Ghost of Tsushima, and Dreams (a game I feel I know less and less about the more I see it).
And, of course, the surprises.
My favorite aspect of every E3 is the element of surprise. I love when a game comes out of left field and manages to blow everyone away.
Over the past week I’ve played little other than Destiny 2. How I wound up roped back in, I have no idea. It has to be those darn Sleeper Nodes. I love their singing and glowing and spinning; I can’t resist them. Also, Bungie is having a presentation tomorrow regarding what year two will look like for Destiny 2, and I will surely be tuning in for that. If they can pull out a Taken King caliber expansion for year two, they will be on the right track.
I’ve also been playing the latest event in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp: Digby’s Artful Retreat. The gardening events are my least favorite (they are more time-intensive and seemingly have the worst RNG), and I thought we might get some differently styled events after the onslaught of fortune cookie microtransactions. Alas, that doesn’t appear to be so.
With the impending excitement of E3, I want to say I will celebrate in the most appropriate way possible (by playing games), but I fear I will just play more Destiny 2.
Also! There was apparently a leak that the original Borderlands is being rated for PS4 and Xbox One and, if that’s true, holy good gravy. The first game is my favorite in the series and one of my favorite comfort games, period. I sincerely hope that leak proves to be true. If so…oh goodness. I could see replaying that immediately. Hopefully it would run better on current gen hardware, as the Underdome in particular ran terribly on last gen. It was somewhat ironic Gearbox would make a horde mode DLC when the horde made the frame rate drop to zero frames per second. Alas. Hopefully they have made some improvements if it’s all to be believed.
With that I ask: what will you be playing this week? How are you feeling about E3?
Please be safe out there friends. Cheers.