E3 2019

The ESA Wants You to Register for E3 (and Forget About That Pesky 2019 Data Leak)

The Entertainment Software Association, or ESA, released a blog post this morning to set the table for E3 season. It’s a brief statement, designed explicitly to quiet the voices from around the industry saying that the Electronic Entertainment Expo is breathing its last breaths. Not so, say the ESA! First…

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From E3 2019 via the ESA website

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E3 2019 Preview: Age of Wonders Goes to Space With Planetfall

Age of Wonders reminds me a lot of Civilization. Granted, the latter has been more of a constant over the years. Age of Wonders came into existence in the late 90s and found some success — just not nearly as much as Sid Meier’s opus. Instead it went into hibernation for…

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Fanwidth Episode 021: The Thing That Came From E3 2019

The gang’s all here for a double-length episode! Did you miss our usual antics at E3 2019? Well, hopefully this extra large slice of gaming goodness will feed your insatiable hunger for discourse… and knowledge. In all seriousness, we’ve got plenty to talk about, so strap in! Steven, merritt, and…

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Fanwidth Podcast Episode 21

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E3 2019 Preview: Empire of Sin Is More XCOM Than You Know

When Empire of Sin was first unveiled during the E3 Nintendo Direct, my mind first jumped to the lackluster Omerta: City of Gangsters by Haemimont Games, the team behind Tropico. Not many games have tried to straddle the line of both a strategy game and one that focuses on early…

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Rocket League’s New Modes Punctuate Radical Summer

Rocket League is getting new modes over the next couple of months as part of their Radical Summer event. Last week, the first phase of Radical Summer began with a celebration of 80s blockbuster films, like Back to the Future, The Goonies, and (most prominently) Ghostbusters. Aside from being able to play…

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E3 2019: Rune Factory 4 Special Will Absolutely Destroy Me

I’m going to be candid. I had never played Rune Factory 4 prior to E3 2019. I had never played any Rune Factory game at all, in fact. There’s this whole pseudo-genre — an era of portable games I kinda-sorta classified in my head as “a bit like Animal Crossing” —…

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E3 2019: Man of Medan Is More of Exactly What I Wanted

The Dark Pictures isn’t just a game. It’s a planned anthology series, with each installment focusing on a different horror sub-genre. The first installment, Man of Medan, is also an obvious follow-up to Until Dawn: Supermassive Games’ surprising horror hit from 2015. That’s the sense I got during my E3…

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Man of Medan Preview E3 2019

E3 2019 Preview: The World Reacts to You in Dying Light 2

Zombies are everywhere. That’s kind of their whole deal! The swarming masses can’t compete with brains, or often even brawn, but overwhelm our senses with sheer numbers. My preview of Dying Light 2 at E3 2019, however, showed a very different version of this apocalypse. Zombies don’t appear to be…

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Dying Light 2 Preview E3 2019

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Seems Very Good, Actually

When LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was announced, I immediately assumed it would be a retread of older LEGO Star Wars games with gameplay approximations of the The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker (the only two film installments without a LEGO treatment). When game director James McLoughlin announced at the top…

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Bytedown 6/14/2019: E3 2019 is the One Where Amy Rose Dies

It’s a new Bytedown for the end of E3 2019. We made it. It’s the last Bytedown appearance for merritt k and Steven Strom until they swing by SoCal again. It was great having them here and I’m happy to report they’re both alive and well after being in the…

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7 Games You Might Have Missed At E3

My first E3 has come and gone and I am ready to die. Before I do, though, I thought I’d let you know about some of the games I saw that may have flown under your radar. More Like This: A New Bloodborne and 4 Other Titles From Software Should…

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LISTS

10 Games That Must Be on the Turbografx-16 Mini

Sometimes, dear reader, dreams do come true. Earlier this week, Konami shocked everyone in the whole world (read: me) by announcing the Turbografx-16 mini, a microconsole version of Hudson Soft and NEC’s 16-bit underdog. If this sounds somewhat familiar, you may remember when I said this exact thing should happen…

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E3 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Preview

With its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot, Infinity Ward is pursuing realism. That’s not to say the studio hasn’t experimented with realistic battles in the past. It’s just that the studio is pushing the limits of what’s acceptable with this latest installment. Many still remember “No Russian” — the mission from…

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Fanwidth Episode 020: E3 2019 Check-In

E3 2019 is in full, unrepentant force. Steven dropped in to chat with himself about the busiest week of the year in a very short episode. We owe y’all a makegood on in-depth discussion and my guess is we’ll drop a supersized ep next week once the dust has settled.…

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E3 2019: Dragon Quest Builders 2 Hands-On Preview

The original Dragon Quest Builders was a surprising success. The game managed to blend the charm and style of the classic RPGs with… Minecraft. The two flavors had no reason to work so well together, but Square Enix Business Division 5 (that’s really what it’s called) managed more than just…

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FEATURES

E3 2019: Psychonauts 2 Preview

Psychonauts 2 has nothing to prove. That’s the sense I got from my theater demo of the game at E3 2019. The session showed a toothy, fleshy nightmare with plenty of trademark Double Fine humor. It was so trademark, in fact, that you might be forgiven for thinking it was…

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3 Fun Facts About Ikumi Nakamura, E3 2019’s Brightest Star

E3 2019 didn’t officially start until this morning, but the internet has already granted every possible award to Tango Gameworks’ Creative Director, Ikumi Nakamura. Nakamura won the heart/mind of anyone with a pulse during Sunday’s Bethesda press conference, where she unveiled Ghostwire: Tokyo. In case you missed it, I sincerely…

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E3 2019 Microsoft Press Briefing Reactions – Keanu, Halo Infinite, and Project Scarlett

Keanu. Do we need to say more? Without Sony by its side, Microsoft swung for the fences this year. It delivered a much anticipated look at Cyberpunk 2077, a confirmation of Project Scarlett for release next year, and locked in Halo Infinite as a launch title. Overall it was a…

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Watch the E3 2019 Ubisoft Press Briefing Here: Start Time & Stream

Want to watch the Ubisoft E3 2019 press conference? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve got the show embedded for you below, courtesy of Twitch, along with some of our more solid predictions for the event. Just scroll down below for our predictions and the Ubisoft E3 2019 press…

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E3 2019: Elden Ring Trailer, Details, & Gameplay

Ahead of E3 2019, leaks across the internet have suggested the next FromSoftware game by director Hidetaka Miyazaki will be a collaboration with A Song of Ice and Fire (the basis for HBO’s Game of Thrones) scribe George R.R. Martin called Elden Ring. We have all the details we know here and will…

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