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Ocelot

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E3 2019: Whoever wins, we lose

07 June 2019 - 04:01 PM

It's E3 time again, but I'm not going to lie: after Devil May Cry 5 showed up last year, I... I don't really know what to do with myself. Do I still need to haul these old bones out of bed in the middle of the freezing Antipodean Winter nights to watch all this stuff live? Is there still a point to E3 in this post-DMC5 world? Sony isn't even going to be there this year, EA isn't doing a traditional showcase, and as the last E3 before the new generation of consoles gets into full swing, everyone else might be holding their next-gen cards close to their chests anyway.
 
But, y'know, there's always cool stuff. There's Cyberpunk 2077, that From Software/George R.R. Martin collabo, the Star Wars Jedi one, maybe a Splinter Cell. I want to see whatever Nintendo cooks up. Maybe Rocksteady will reveal the game they've been working on since Arkham Knight came out last century. Microsoft is probably going to show some kind of tech demo of their new Xbox and maybe drop some hints about games. I don't think 2019's E3 is going to go down in history, but I feel like the day I stop getting HOYPE about E3 is the day I admit to myself that I'm an old man and it's all down hill from here, so let's hang on for one more year.
 
As always, here's a chart I've stolen that has all the conference times in various time zones (look at all those 4am wakeups for UTC+8 ughkillmeeee):
 
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Join me as I watch all these dumb shows about dumb video games and vacillate wildly between super hyped and crushingly disappointed over and over! It's E3 again, baby!

SSLF's 2018 GOATest of all Year Awards, featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry series

29 November 2018 - 08:44 PM

Hey what's up losers I heard you like lists, so I thought we'd do some lists of things we like. Some video games were released in 2018, and some of them were really good, and boy do I have some words to write about the ones I liked.

 

Here's the giant, shameful list of the waaaay too many games I played this year, helpfully sorted into the three categories that matter:

 

The ones that were a load of rubbish:

Ni no Kuni 2

Kirby Star Allies

Mario Tennis Aces

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

 

The ones that were pretty OK, I can't really complain but also I didn't really love them, also look at how many of these are remakes:

That remake of Shadow of the Colossus

Far Cry 5

Dark Souls Remastered

Octopath Traveler

Shenmue 1 and 2 remasters

Detroit: Become Human

Spyro remakes

Pokemon Let's Go Eevee

 

The really good ones I liked a lot, oh god they're all AAA blockbusters I'm such a capitalist pig:

God of War

Vampyr

Marvel's Spider-Man

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Hitman 2

 

Red Dead Redemption 2:

Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Yeah, I don't really know how to categorise RDR yet, but I'll muddle my way through to an opinion after I write about 2,000 words about it! Stay tuned for waffling!

 

(And also please feel free to talk about your own favourite games this year so I haven't just made yet another topic where I talk to myself :P)