Wake Me Six Months Before Release.

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Posted by YukoAsho (2253 posts) -

It's E3 time, and I could give a **** less.

Yep, it's that time of year when we're fed barely anything real. Target videos, hype reels, and other shit that's completely fucking irrelevant to what the final product will be. We've all been on this roller coaster before, some of us many, many times, and more often than not, it leads to disappointment.

There was a time when I was excited for every E3, and would just sit there, GLUED to every morsel of information I could get my hands on. Those times have passed. But why?

A few things. One, I've got a few gaming youtubers on my feed, so anything I give a solitary **** about will just slide itself into my notifications, and all is good. More importantly, we've all been disappointed by games not looking or playing anywhere near as well as their hype videos (damn near every big Ubisoft release lately, among others). It gets just exhausting trying to sort out the truth from fiction.

Put bluntly, why am I going to get into a frothing mess over some game that's almost certain to look vastly different than it does in the heavily doctored hype video? Especially as the two biggest presences on the show floor, EA and Activision, are increasingly removed from my sphere of interest? Especially when specialty media will fill me in better closer to an interesting product's release?

So this year, I'm backing out. I'm content to wait for some other poor soul to wade through the bullshit and bring me stuff that might be interesting to me. I'll wait for the fevered hype until a game's close to release. Finding needles in haystacks is for the young folks.

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#1 Posted by outworld222 (2995 posts) -

I know what you’re saying. However, this is the ONE time of year where, more than any other time, great games get announced. But like you said, a news feed is where I get my info, and apparently so do you. May I ask what console is your favorite one???

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#2 Posted by Archangel3371 (27920 posts) -

Well to each their own but I love E3 and all the hype. I’ve been an avid gamer for over 40 years now so I’ve pretty much seen it all but I always feel like a kid at Christmas when E3 rolls around.

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#3 Edited by warmblur (2358 posts) -

@Archangel3371 said:

Well to each their own but I love E3 and all the hype. I’ve been an avid gamer for over 40 years now so I’ve pretty much seen it all but I always feel like a kid at Christmas when E3 rolls around.

Me too don't give a damn about the Superbowl, Wrestlemania or Stanley cup to me E3 is the only event I look forward to I will never understand why people would want E3 to go away that are into gaming.

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#4 Posted by Speeny (1632 posts) -

I'm really only interested in the Nintendo & Square Enix panels.

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#5 Posted by Speeny (1632 posts) -
@Archangel3371 said:

Well to each their own but I love E3 and all the hype. I’ve been an avid gamer for over 40 years now so I’ve pretty much seen it all but I always feel like a kid at Christmas when E3 rolls around.

Perfect way to sum it up.

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#6 Posted by YukoAsho (2253 posts) -

@outworld222 said:

I know what you’re saying. However, this is the ONE time of year where, more than any other time, great games get announced. But like you said, a news feed is where I get my info, and apparently so do you. May I ask what console is your favorite one???

Hehe, see, that's what I mean. I get getting the news in. It's the sitting haunched over in front of the screen, watching every conference with baited breath that I don't get. I'll get a peek on GameSpot or YouTube. Admittedly more YouTube as the exploitative three publishers (EA, Ubi and Activision) don't really appear much on my feeds.

As for favorite consoles, geez that's a hard one. Current gen, the PS4 without question, though the Switch is an impressive return to form for Nintendo, who seems to have realized the value of traditional video games again. Retro, it's hard to beat the SNES, let's be real, though I do also love the TurboDUO, and I can't help but feel a soft spot for the Saturn.