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Friday Debate: E3 was only successful at hyping certain games

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E3 is over and done with. It was largely hailed as a successful event, and our guys had a fantastic time there. If you haven’t seen all our coverage of everything that happened in LA, then you really need to head over to our E3 hub and check it out.

I went into E3 excited to see what would be announced, but not overly convinced on any particular titles. I’ve come out with a few solid favorites. Assassin’s Creed Origins looks like a return to form for the franchise, and I’m super amped to play it at the end of the year. But I’m super sad that it releases on the same day as Shadow of War, which I’m also far too excited about – how can I choose between my two loves? Surprisingly, I’m also really sold on Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle; when I first heard about the game’s concept it sounded like utter tripe, but I think it’s actually going to be an incredible, fun and deep game.

Of course the guys had other favorites – Super Mario Odyssey won our overall best of E3, but these were all the titles nominated for awards:

  • Dragon Ball Fighter Z
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Spider-Man
  • Vampyr
  • Need for Speed: Payback
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Skull and Bones
  • The Crew 2
  • Extinction
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

I know it’s really different being at the expo itself and going hands on with games, so I would probably trust their judgement even more. But hype also impacts each of us different – certain games just resonate more with certain fans or gamers.

So what about all of you? Did E3 help create hype for you this year? Which titles stood out from the expo and which ones sorta fell flat?

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Last Updated: June 23, 2017

37 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 23, 2017 at 10:34

    XCOM 2 expansion!

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    • Original Heretic

      June 23, 2017 at 11:46

      Man, I need to play more of it! Barely scratched the surface of the game so far.
      Out of all the games I got recently (after my replacement), I end playing the cheapest one of the lot the most, Darkest Dungeon.
      X-COM 2 needs more love.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 23, 2017 at 12:29

        Hmm. I’ve been eyeing Darkest Dungeon for a while.

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        • Original Heretic

          June 23, 2017 at 12:38

          HIGHLY recommend. If you enjoy strategic, turn based combat RPG’s, it’s a must.

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  2. Umar

    June 23, 2017 at 10:38

    Most excited for Evil Within 2. Really can’t wait to jump back into that world.
    Then there’s Ni No Kuni 2, Mario, Xexnoblade 2 and Danganronpa V3 coming. This year is JAM PACKED. I feel like E3 was mostly hyping up games coming next year, but there’s still a lot to look forward to in Q3 and 4

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  3. Admiral Chief

    June 23, 2017 at 10:41

    Vampyr for me

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  4. Skittle

    June 23, 2017 at 10:45

    I don’t believe anything said and shown at E3 anymore, thanks Watch Dogs.

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  5. GooseZA

    June 23, 2017 at 10:50

    Anthem and Vampyr

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  6. Admiral Chief

    June 23, 2017 at 10:55

    The thing I’m most excited for is the Steam sale that is currently live

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    • RinceThis

      June 23, 2017 at 11:40

      I looked at it last night and nothing popped for me.

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      • Admiral Chief

        June 23, 2017 at 11:43

        You need to DIG in, not just glance

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        • RinceThis

          June 23, 2017 at 11:49

          Is XCOM-2 on there?

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          • Admiral Chief

            June 23, 2017 at 11:50

            Likely

          • RinceThis

            June 23, 2017 at 11:52

            Fuck you keeping me here for then! *Runs to sale

    • Chuckles von Clausewitz III

      June 27, 2017 at 14:17

      Steam is life… Steam is life!

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  7. Original Heretic

    June 23, 2017 at 10:56

    Days Gone, liking the look of it.
    Anthem is an obvious one, I think that blew everyone away.

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  8. Pieter Kruger

    June 23, 2017 at 11:01

    LOVED E3!!! MS stole all the attention, brought great and varied games and FANTASTIC hardware –
    everything a gamer could ask for and more! These days they’re under promising and over delivering, keep it up, FOR THE GAMERS!!!???

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    • Umar

      June 23, 2017 at 11:04

      So many varied games! Minecraft in 4K?? WOW

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    • Chuckles von Clausewitz III

      June 27, 2017 at 14:18

      Hahahahaah Pieter, you’re a true comedian đŸ˜€

      Reply

  9. miaau

    June 23, 2017 at 11:50

    Blah, blah, blah, fishpaste.

    I am forced to ask if these big trade shows are truly relevant to us, the gamer (or electronics geeks or whatever), in 2017. There are so many different, up to date, information sources out there for us to view at any time to find out what we want.

    Sort of like DSTV vs Netflix. Some of the same shows, but I can watch them when I want in the order I want.

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    • Magoo

      June 23, 2017 at 12:29

      I would say it’s more equivalent to watching a live sports match vs watching the highlights of the best parts already knowing who won.

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      • miaau

        June 23, 2017 at 13:35

        Hmm, I suppose so…

        I like that idea. It is a good analogy. (except for this “already knowing who won”, as there are no “winners” in the E3 gaming context, just different perspectives depending on the source information is retrieved from )

        It was, of course, my idea first, but somehow the page is broken and puts it under your post. Yeah… That is the ticket, right? Hmm….

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        • Magoo

          June 23, 2017 at 13:50

          I meant that you already know what you would have gone there to witness. End score vs game & tech reveals. It should be on top now with an upvote. đŸ˜‰

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  10. Magoo

    June 23, 2017 at 12:24

    The hype for E3 announcements puts scrutiny on the actual announcements. Because E3 used to be so much better.

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