E3 2015 should be renamed E-Gasm

In recent years, the E3 was a lukewarm events with maybe Sony poking fun at Microsoft’s thwarted attempt to cripple second hand gaming, or just a couple of games we already knew about anyway. So why would 2015 be different? Or so we thought …

But then, Bethesda started off with the news that Fallout 4 – including building settlements and a crafting system – will be released in November 2015. BOOM! And Dishonored 2 got announced, almost as a side note!

Microsoft was then smart enough to rectify past E3 shenanigans by announcing backwards compatibility, something precious to people like Rabidgames who own 150 or more 360 games. Just the thought of playing Dragon’s Dogma on the One …

So what could Sony offer afterwards? Not much, right? Except announcing Final Fantasy VII – the REMAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The internet exploded. And announcing Shenmue 3 made the explosions even bigger! By the way, the much anticipated yet presumed lost The Last Guardian was mentioned again as well … Furthermore, No Man’s Sky and the action RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn should also be on our watch list.

And then Square … Nier 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Final Fantasy XV, the Final Fantasy VII remake, a new Hitman, a bit of Deus Ex and last but definitely not least, chaotic Just Cause 3 in December!!!

Well, against this power, the likes of EA (well, they told us more about Mirror’s Edge and had Pelé on stage for some inexplicable reason), Ubisoft (a new South Park sounds good admittedly) or Nintendo (erm, Amiibo yay) could only lose out. And they did.

To sum it up, Microsoft is the biggest winner, followed by Sony and Bethesda. But hold on … with all these new games coming out, it’s actually US who win the most. We win because we can finally get to play 360 games on the ONE without having to pay for them again (hint, Sony), and we can choose from a shitload of games across all genres. In the end, gamers, all of us, win. Thanks E3.

As for the rest of the year, we have Batman, Mad Max, Metal Gear Solid V, Fallout 4 and Just Cause 3 to look forward to. Now, we just need the time to play them all …

Rabidgames [DISCLAIMER: Content redacted due to indecent mostly mental images which could be disturbing to the readership.]

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