E3 back with digital only event

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PostE3 back with digital only event
by Tomous » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:14 pm

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Backed by Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Jonami, Ubisoft, Take-Two and Warner Bros.


Sony, EA, Activision-Blizzare, Bandai Namco and Square Enix not involved.

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by ITSMILNER » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:16 pm

Nintendo Digital Event it is :toot:

Long Live Switch Squad!
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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Robbo-92 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:19 pm

Thank goodness it’s back, last years ‘summer of games’ was pretty bad (but on the other hand solid, considering we could have got nothing due to Covid) as it went on for so long so a dedicated 3 days is much better.

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:19 pm

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by Jenuall » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:27 pm

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Balladeer » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:31 pm

I can't wait to see what Activision-Blizzare and Jonami put out!

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:42 pm

Let's all make a pilgrimage to the amazing church of Sony again.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Captain Kinopio » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:15 pm

Feels like Sony are just being snobby spoilsports by not getting involved. Any complaints they had I seem to remember were all to do with the physical space and cost side of it, not participating in this digital gathering feels like they don’t want to be associated with lesser games. Ever since they stopped going to E3s it’s not like they’ve done anything particularly memorable anyway.

Was thinking about this earlier today but since Jim Ryan supplanted Shawn Layden it feels like they’ve been a bit of a public relations non-entity. I know Layden was no fan of E3 but Sony felt like they were thrilled to celebrate their platform and games at any given opportunity under him. Now it’s more a case of shovelling chow to the plebs when the moaning from the basement gets too loud.

Phil Spencer on the other hand seems to have basically become the face of the gaming industry I want to be hobbyist fan of. Other than the monopolisation of content of course.

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by shy guy 64 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:29 pm

excellent i do enjoy this

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by DarkRula » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:09 pm

E3 is back, and it'll be another hype time. Can't wait to see what comes from this one. No doubt EA are already setting up an EA Play for the same time again.

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Karl_ » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm

Blizzard already did BlizzCon this year, so I'm guessing that goes some way to explain why they're not bothered.

Nintendo's E3 stream always has a few good bits. It's cool that's back. That's the only way I've actually engaged with E3 for the last few years though.

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by HaruKazuhira » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:29 pm

Wait so we have Summer Games Fest and also E3. Gonna be interesting to see if announcements will be spread of the summer again like last year or not.

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Vermilion » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:43 pm

Last time i tried watching one of the big press conferences, i was so bored of the endless padding and waffle i gave up after 15 mins.

E3 has long been an overrated event sadly, i still remember Nintendo's ridiculous showing in 2008.

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Dual » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:03 pm

All aboard the hype train. Choo Choo.

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Edd » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:34 pm

I sort of miss the days when E3 press conferences were mostly awful and cringey with the boring business talk sections, the awkward onstage gameplay demos and all. Nowadays it's mostly just a constant stream of trailers, occasionally introduced by someone involved with the game.

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Abacus » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:36 pm

My favourite memory of E3 has nothing to do with E3 itself. It was on this forum (well, it's predecessor really), when I was work skiving.

It used to be the biggest thread at the time, needed it's own folder in fact, and had loads of spin-off threads.

And an annual battle as to who had 'won' E3 between the big 3, which caused bannings, lifelong grudges etc. It was like Wrestlemania.

Anyhow, there was often an influx of new members around that time, and the chat was how to keep them. Let's be welcoming to the noobs, was the general view.

Let's not be snobby or make people feel stupid about not having cliquey games knowledge. I feel this is a long build up to a very poor punchline

So, this was E3 2003. Not realising E3 was a shortening of something like Electronic Entertainment Expo (even I forget now, but 3 E's anyway), a newbie just assumed the 3 related to the year and wondered what was going to happen in 2004.

So, they set up a thread along the lines of "what's going to happen at E4?"

Hahaha, even now, if you're reading this 18 years on whoever you were, hahaha! It's really the most pathetic unfunny thing I've ever laughed about, and so did everyone else. Hahaha!

I don't think they ever came back.

Hahahaha!

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by HaruKazuhira » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:36 pm

The charm has def been lost with the Direct format now being more universally adopted.

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Abacus » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:39 pm

Sometimes I still wake up in the middle of the night and laugh about it again, hahaha!

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by Tomous » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:01 pm

I kinda hope this works out. I enjoy the excitement of announcements and new footage even if it does tend to be more underwhelming now.

If this digital only approach allows them to trim all the unnecessary fat and present an engaging format we all can look forward to each summer then that would be sweat.

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PostRe: E3 back with digital only event
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:39 am

Abacus wrote:Sometimes I still wake up in the middle of the night and laugh about it again, hahaha!

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