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FFD: What were the Best and Worst things from E3 2016

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E3, that time when our hopes and dreams are born. Okay, maybe not quite, but for many of us, it’s the start of the hype calendar. Games that are only getting released at the end of this year, or early next year, or even further away, are teased and promoted and made glorious. This is when we fall in love and lust, before all the downgrade rumors and delays and bad reviews. This is when everything is shiny and new… or is it?

This year, covering E3 from home, I didn’t fall for the hype as much as I’m wont to while on the ground. No big stands, no hands on sessions of my own, it’s just trailers and what I can glean from our guys. Still, there were some stand out hits for me from E3.

I now desperately want to play Horizon Zero Dawn, and the new Legend of Zelda. I’m also incredibly amped for the new Watch Dogs. But I’m also a bit disappointed – ReCore doesn’t seem quite as cool as I’d hoped, and we didn’t get nearly enough information about Mass Effect: Andromeda to satisfy me. At least we saw some fun new trailers – Ubisoft’s new South Park game looks hilariously awesome, but that new Resident Evil VII looks like it’s breaking the franchise; Resident Evil is awesome in third person, why would you make it first person? Yes, I know for VR support, but that’s just not a good enough reason.

Filled with highs and lows, E3 was interesting this year. What was your best and worst out of the conference? Do you think this year was better or worse than last year? And did it do its primary job – are you now hyped for games you didn’t know or care about before this week?

 

Last Updated: June 17, 2016

98 Comments

  1. Umar

    June 17, 2016 at 10:32

    Worst thing about E3 this year? It’s 2016 and we still have co-op gameplay demos with actors doing scripted voice chat.
    Best thing about E3? Sony. Sony is love.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 17, 2016 at 10:33

      TLG has a release date – no more staying strong. πŸ˜€

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      • RinceThis

        June 17, 2016 at 10:56

        He’ll need all the support in the world when he realizes the game has dated and should have been left to die! *RUNS

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      • Umar

        June 17, 2016 at 17:14

        Damn straight. Gonna take a selfie with the game and frame it.

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    • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

      June 17, 2016 at 10:40

      What I read:
      Sony. Sony is EXCLUSIVES crazy. πŸ˜€

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      • Ottokie

        June 17, 2016 at 10:41

        “Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive!”

        I had a shot for every time that was said on stream. Did not make it halfway through…

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        • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

          June 17, 2016 at 10:42

          If it’s on the Windows store only it’s not available on pc in my eyes. I’m not using that kak.

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          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 10:42

            This. 100%

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 10:42

            It’s GFWL all over again.

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 10:44

            I missed that period, for some odd reason. I never played a GFWL game, and to this day I’m grateful. As long as a game is Windows Store exclusive, I will treat it as not released on PC.

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 10:46

            Be very grateful indeed.
            But yea man. Agreed.

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 17, 2016 at 10:47

        Nintendo more so

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        • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

          June 17, 2016 at 10:49

          Oh, so Nintendo is still a thing? πŸ˜‰ (fanboy heads explode)

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 17, 2016 at 10:53

            LOL!

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 17, 2016 at 10:46

      Summoning in FF15, made me sit up and take notice
      http://9gag.com/gag/ay852jp?sc=gif

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 17, 2016 at 10:33

    That awesome sounding Gwent standalone.

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    • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

      June 17, 2016 at 10:40

      Oh, yes.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 17, 2016 at 10:55

        Seriously, a 10hr SP campaign written by the same person who wrote the Bloody Baron. TAKE MY MONEY.

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        • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

          June 17, 2016 at 10:57

          Yea man. I actually also own The Witcher Adventure Game, which is just the boardgame on pc. It’s okay, I guess, but I had to have ALL the Witcher things.
          It’s fun with someone though, alone it feels kind of strange.

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          • BakedBagel

            June 17, 2016 at 11:04

            I think playing any boardgame alone is somewhat strange >_>

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 11:05

            Haha. It has AI on pc at least. :D, but it still feels strange.

    • RinceThis

      June 17, 2016 at 10:57

      That does sound a lot like you. The standalone part that is.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

        June 17, 2016 at 10:58

        Holy crap! You’re actually here, aren’t you!? Is that why Lagz was down earlier? In anticipation of your arrival?

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        • RinceThis

          June 17, 2016 at 10:58

          No, they were fiddling with the firewalls trying to keep me out! BWAHAHAH!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 17, 2016 at 11:00

        Shouldn’t you be making another video of other people working to make it look like you’re working and not on a glorified holiday?

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        • RinceThis

          June 17, 2016 at 11:01

          That’s tomorrow. I Mean 0-O

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        • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

          June 17, 2016 at 11:01

          I bet off camera he’s chilling in a hot tub and drinking beer.

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          • RinceThis

            June 17, 2016 at 11:06

            HAHA! I wish.

  3. Melasco

    June 17, 2016 at 10:34

    I’m very happy about the Skyrim remaster. It’s something I hoped for since my PS3 died…

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    • Dutch Matrix

      June 17, 2016 at 10:37

      I am strangely enough, also quite excited about Skyrim. For some or other daft reason.

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    • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

      June 17, 2016 at 10:41

      I can imagine for console gamers it’s flippen great. For sure.
      To me it doesn’t mean much since the pc mods have pretty much remastered and bettered the game already. I just want a new Elder Scrolls asap.

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      • Pariah

        June 17, 2016 at 10:43

        The big thing actually is that the remaster will be 64bit, meaning it’ll be able to use more than 4GB’s of RAM. Current mods are limited by that, so the remaster will add huge value. Initially I thought “eh, mods have done this” – but that one singular change literally opens up a new world of possibility.

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        • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

          June 17, 2016 at 10:46

          That’s quite true. I didn’t know that. Since you get it free (if you own all the stuffs of course) it’s also nice.
          I probably won’t replay it though, so it’s just an addition to my game library. There are too many new games (and Witcher DLCs) to have time to replay Skyrim AGAIN.

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    • RinceThis

      June 17, 2016 at 10:58

      I got the game as I was moving from Xbox 360 to PS4 so may need to get this too.

      Reply

  4. Ottokie

    June 17, 2016 at 10:36

    Worst thing :pre recorded game play and then have people onstage holding a remote “playing”
    Best thing: Crash Bandicoot remake of first 3 games

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 17, 2016 at 10:40

      Yes

      Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 17, 2016 at 10:36

    I can’t think of anything particularly bad from E3. Unless you want to count most of the stuff being uninteresting to me, but I don’t. Different strokes & all that.

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  6. Michelle

    June 17, 2016 at 10:39

    Yeah Recore wasn’t all that lekke,they could have shown more.

    Reply

  7. Captain JJ or is it I&J?

    June 17, 2016 at 10:39

    I haven’t been too in tune with E3 this year, so I’m just here to see what other people are saying. πŸ˜€

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  8. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 17, 2016 at 10:40

    Best : Console games
    Worst : PC Master Race complaining

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    • Pariah

      June 17, 2016 at 10:41

      But that’s just the status quo, what about stuff that was only at E3?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 17, 2016 at 10:42

        I forgot it was the status quo, so much at E3 that was missed. Had to catch up on the rest on Youtube.

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    • BakedBagel

      June 17, 2016 at 10:42

      complaining about what?

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 17, 2016 at 10:43

        That there’s nothing that interests them….
        *Should’ve added a trolling disclaimer

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        • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

          June 17, 2016 at 10:44

          I haven’t seen anything interesting, sure, but I don’t really care. We’ve got a mountain of brilliant titles coming out that isn’t “AAA”. So I have no issues there.

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          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 10:45

            I’m still excited for No Man’s Sky.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 17, 2016 at 10:46

            o/ same here

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 10:48

            Me too!
            And Pyre, but that’s only next year. Oh, and Mafia III and Dawn of War 3 and Hellraid and Deus Ex Mankind Divided and The Guild 3.
            Wait, why the hell are pc gamers complaining?

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 10:49

            Because they’re gamers. Console gamers complain too – but their lack of keyboard makes typing difficult, so they appear to complain less.

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 10:51

            Hahaha.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 17, 2016 at 10:53

            lol – I remember the first time I used a controller to type something. That shit’s painful.

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 10:54

            Enough to actually put me off logging in to Xbox Live on my Xbox 360 actually. Just so annoying.

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 10:54

            Yea man. I’ve got controller companion on Steam for my controller, works nicely for a few things that don’t have support. Tried the “typing” function on it and it was surprisingly well thought out, nothing like the PS and Xbox ones. Moral of the story? If you want the controller to work better, plug it into a pc with decent software πŸ˜›

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 10:55

            lol dude XD

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 17, 2016 at 10:47

            Complainy pants! πŸ˜›

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 10:48

            Must be brown pants.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 17, 2016 at 10:51

            haha

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 10:48

            I am good at complaining, I will admit. Mention Origin or Rockstar Social Club and I can keep going for quite a while πŸ˜›

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 17, 2016 at 10:54

            What about Origin Social Uclub?

          • BakedBagel

            June 17, 2016 at 10:54

            Now that you have posted it on the internet, it could be our future

            damn you.

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 10:55

            *burns pc and moves to a place with no internet*

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 17, 2016 at 10:56

            Mars?

          • BakedBagel

            June 17, 2016 at 10:56

            Uranus

            heh

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 17, 2016 at 10:56

            lol

        • BakedBagel

          June 17, 2016 at 10:53

          Wait, we did complain about something

          Skyrim Remaster :D/

          Steyn we only complain when it really matters :'(

          Like JuJu and EFF

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    • RinceThis

      June 17, 2016 at 11:00

      lol

      Reply

  9. Darren Peach

    June 17, 2016 at 10:43

    Best for me was the God of War intro. Biggest happy suprise was Days Gone. Worst, not much at all, Maybe all the data used up to stream the PlayStation press. In retrospect, the events prior to E3 made the petty negatives we may perceive trivial.

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  10. RinceThis

    June 17, 2016 at 10:55

    Not being able to follow it at all… That was the low for me…

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    • Pariah

      June 17, 2016 at 10:55

      E3 to Rince: “Kenya just not?”

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        June 17, 2016 at 10:56

        thehehehehe

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 17, 2016 at 10:57

          How much was the ransom this time?

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          • RinceThis

            June 17, 2016 at 10:59

            Well they realized that not one country, small nation, city, town, village, school or tent wanted anything to do with a tainted ginger so they cast me out. Meh, their loss!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 17, 2016 at 11:00

            Tribe has spoken

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 11:00

            Tainted? Come on, you can do better than that! πŸ˜›

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 17, 2016 at 11:02

      Eish man, and you’re normally so good at following. People usually don’t even know you’re there.

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      • Pariah

        June 17, 2016 at 11:04

        Takes one to know one, and all that.

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      • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

        June 17, 2016 at 11:04

      • RinceThis

        June 17, 2016 at 11:04

        Of course they don’t! It’s a cloaking device!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 17, 2016 at 11:05

          Is that what you call your skin? πŸ˜€

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          • RinceThis

            June 17, 2016 at 11:07

            YES! Powered by the copper in my hair I can turn any colour! As long as it’s white and red!

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 11:08

            Pokeball it is then.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 17, 2016 at 11:09

            Or a medic-alert bracelet.

          • RinceThis

            June 17, 2016 at 11:10

            Don’t pretend you care.

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 11:10

            LOL

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 17, 2016 at 11:12

            But I wasn’t do.

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 11:13

            Nice save. He’ll never suspect anything.

          • RinceThis

            June 17, 2016 at 11:17

            Save? Please, I know his heart!

          • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

            June 17, 2016 at 11:21

            So he does have a heart.
            Who knew?

          • RinceThis

            June 17, 2016 at 11:24

            Locked in his basement, yes.

          • RinceThis

            June 17, 2016 at 11:18

            There you go again!

  11. BakedBagel

    June 17, 2016 at 10:58

    Worst thing

    no word of Dead Stranding on PC :'(

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  12. Sageville

    June 17, 2016 at 10:59

    Best: Sea of Thieves looked interesting

    Worst: Sea of Thieves is Xbone exclusive.

    Nothing else looked yummy.

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    • Spy Master Tokashi

      June 17, 2016 at 11:38

      Well, you can buy it from the Windows store. So if you have Windows 10 then you can get it.

      Still sucks though but we have at least a legal option to get it which is not really such a big pain πŸ˜‰

      Reply

  13. Jac7

    June 17, 2016 at 11:35

    Best part – Most of what Sony had to show. Worst – The fact that I actually want to play the new Call of Duty.

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  14. Spy Master Tokashi

    June 17, 2016 at 11:40

    Best Things: Mass Effect …. fking MASS EFFECT! Sea of Thieves! Gwent! GWENT! GWENT!

    Worst Thing: Didnt see CP Projekt Red there with their new game πŸ˜‰

    I have to say, being a PC gamer I feel very JELLY about the Sony exclusives.

    God of War and Detroit Become Human were the two exclusives that made me drool

    Reply

  15. Milesh Bhana

    June 17, 2016 at 12:03

    I wasn’t interested in Call of Duty.. it was a no brainer. BF1 same time out, half the price ,and fuck Activision for forcing us to buy their new game to get the MW Remaster.

    Then i saw the space combat gameplay trailer, and i want it. Dammit.
    (so that part ends up being the BEST and WORST part of E3).

    Also, i need an XBOX One S.

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  16. Raptor Rants

    June 17, 2016 at 12:29

    I actually can’t comment. I was so uninspired by the gaming industry as a whole that I barely checked up things relating to E3.

    Pretty much the only thing that got me to sit up was Gwent standalone.

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  17. Dane

    June 17, 2016 at 13:39

    I feel like one of the worst things was everyone’s REACTION to AMD’s laid back approach. I mean everything that you actually wanted to know has been revealed already / will be revealed soon.

    Reply

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