Tuesday, June 10, 2014

E3 Highlights

I was lucky enough to be able to catch the major press conferences yesterday.  I'm not counting Sony for a couple of reasons.  One,  it was on after I wrote this and two, I don't have a PS4.  I currently have no plans on getting one as my PS3 Blu-Ray player is doing just fine.  I did watch Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft though.

I would say EA had the best conference of the three.  Microsoft was surprisingly full of games, but none of them really did much for me.  I was hoping for something very ambitious, but did not see anything like that.  I stink at multiplayer shooters, and always will.

EA started off with Star Wars Battlefront!  I know I said I was bad at shooters, but Star Wars!  I always liked how the previous games worked with big battles.  The next iteration running on modern hardware could be amazing.  Sadly, it is not coming out until 2015.

The second thing I liked from the EA conference was the Mass Effect info.  Sure, it was next to nothing, but it was still awesome.  If they are going for bigger and better than the original trilogy it could be spectacular.  A more open universe to explore with BioWare quality is what I am hoping for.  Considering how little they told us, it has to be far away :(

Honorable mention goes to the Dawngate video.  Neat to see EA putting it out in front of everybody.