Tis the time of the year for gamers all over the world to get excited about. E3 is just around the corner(June 16th to 18th, although the company hosted conferences happen from June 14th to 16th). I can hear the adrenaline pumping from us gamers who eagerly await these new events and products announced from the world's video game development companies.
Photo used from E3 site
For the readers who are not familiar with E3, I will give a quick insight into this awesome event. E3 takes place once every year, it is one of the biggest(if not the biggest) video gaming convention on the planet. It has attracted over 45,000 attendees from countries all over the world during the past years. Major video game related announcements are made by companies, big or small, to give the general public a sense of what is to come and a great time to positively hype games and platforms to its utmost height. This was especially used for the new current generation of consoles when they were used to market the systems capabilities to attendees and viewers from the conference live streams.
This is just the surface of what E3 is. It is part of a list of annual video gaming events that celebrate the culmination of works that is done by the industry. It celebrates the technological and social breakthroughs of today's world.
I, for one, am eagerly awaiting the awesomeness that has been forecasted upon this year's E3. Bethesda is hosting an E3 conference for the first time. They have already teased us with Fallout 4 which looks like an awesome game though the in-game engine does seem a tad less advanced than its competitors. But it is not just about the graphics fidelity, the gameplay must be of equal or better experience. That is where I believe Bethesda has its sweet spot at, if anyone can make a game incredibly fun to spend tons of time in it is Bethesda.
Though I must say, the one that I look forward to most is Square Enix's conference. I know they have not had the biggest support from their fanbase in recent years but I believe they are still one of the best companies out there to make games from other IPs other than the ones they have used for decades. I am talking about Tomb Raider! Yes, it is that game again. Tomb Raider's reboot was and still is one of my favourite games from recent memory. It was just so incredibly fun to play as Lara Croft as a whole new character that has a much deeper history and analysis than before. Thus, Rise of the Tomb Raider is definitely on my list of must play games(multiple times). I am hoping that Deus Ex will also get shown but I will not put too much hope into that. Although they have said, Final Fantasy XV will not be shown during the conference at all. What other games might they announce?
Nearing the end of my article, I want to mention another is that there is the PC Gaming Show that will be held at 5pm Pacific on June 16th. This is something that I have lots of faith in. PC gaming has been growing at an incredible pace in recent years. While there are exclusives on PC and gaming consoles, it is fitting to have both host conferences within E3 where it might get the most viewers about both mediums. Having E3 as the platform to present to the world what the future holds, it is intensely exciting. Some of the biggest names in PC gaming are showing up and with AMD and PC Gamer presenting, it is bound for an adventure.
I also want to stress that I do not believe in that gibber of whether PC or Console is better as both have its own merits and faults.
I would love to hear what you are looking forward to and whether or not E3 pumps your blood with excitement.
I will also be having streams and videos up on my youtube channel when it gets closer to the 14th.
The relatively new channel is: The Vancouverite Video Gaming Channel
My buddies and I have been setting things up for some fun activities in the coming future! Stay tuned!
For more information on E3 - please refer to their website: https://www.e3expo.com/home