Pre E3 2017
E3 2017. I told my other half that E3 was soon and I was extra excited to record the podcast you are about to listen to. "It's always bloody E3" she said. She didn't understand!
E3 is special, me and you know that, we know it's a tactical game played by Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft to see who "wins". A fascinating soap opera Christmas special. it's cup final day, with all the flag waving and hype. There are lots of video games shows, expos and comi cons these days. But none have the history. None have the magic. It's age lends it a prestige that sets it apart from the newer shows. Everyone saves somethings a bit special for E3. This year will be no different.
Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have all had highs and lows at E3 down the years. Nintendo are currently riding high on the better than expected success of the Switch, this is their first E3 show with the Switch, meaning they can put the disappointment of the Wii U behind them. Sony have been out in front this gen, leaving Microsoft to wonder where it all went wrong after being the top dog last gen. Sony will have a good show if they only show off up dates of the games we already know about but they are sure to have a few surprises up their sleeve. Big fat ones if the last few shows have taught us anything. That leaves Microsoft. Microsoft will show of new hardware. The most powerful games console ever. But they need to do so much more. So much more, and they know it. Microsoft's conference will be a fascinating watch!
Join us in this podcast where you can hear what we think we'll see and what we hope to see. Come on, come join the hype train! It's E3 time! It only happens once a year, not all the bloody time!