E3 2018 Conference Recap and Thoughts: Ubisoft

Miss the others? Catch up: EA/Bethesda, Sony, Nintendo.

Next up in the E3 2018 recap is Ubisoft, a company that I’m quite fond of. Going into the show this year, fans already had a small idea of some of the content the company would be showing as The Division 2 was announced prior to the show, For Honor hinted at new content, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey leaked out beforehand.

The allure of the show was what else the company would be showing off. If there’s one thing Ubisoft is known for, it’s the “one last thing” moment they typically save for the very end of the show. While many franchises could have filled slot including Prince of Persia or perhaps Watch_Dogs 3, everyone strongly believed it would be Splinter Cell, especially considering that Michael Ironside reprised his role earlier this year in Ghost Recon Wildlands DLC.

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Did Ubisoft catch magic once again this year at E3 2018? Let’s discuss.

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E3 2018 Conference Recap and Thoughts: Nintendo

Riding high off of a stellar first year, many fans were hoping for another power-packed E3 Direct. Replicating what Nintendo was able to do in year one is likely impossible as they had the perfect storm of major AAA titles from their core franchises of Mario and Zelda to help dominate the scene.

With those two franchises now exhausted, many fans expected to see some of Nintendo’s other premier franchises arrive on the scene to keep that momentum going. So that means Metroid, Smash Bros, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, and Pokemon, right?

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With arguably the shortest presentation at E3 this year, did Nintendo come out swinging? Let’s discuss.

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Saturday Video Round Up: My Favorite Videos from E3 2018 – Part 1

See? I told you it was going to be a special edition of the Round Up this week. In celebration of E3 and mainly due to the fact that I can’t grab every single E3 trailer or gameplay that was shown off during the big show, we’re doing thing a bit different this week.

There were so many great games shown off at E3 this year and I wanted to compile a list of all my favorite trailers and gameplay footage at the show. Considering this list is likely going to be fairly large, I’m splitting the Round Up into two parts. One today and one tomorrow.

So, let’s get started! These trailers are in no particular order or anything like that, so everything has been mixed in. Have a favorite yourself? Let me know in the comments!

Check out my first batch of favorite trailers below!

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Sunday Video Round Up: My Favorite Videos from E3 2018 – Part 2

Did you miss part one? Catch up right here.

We’re closing out E3 week with my favorite trailers, cinematics, and gameplay inside a very special (and two part) edition of the round up. As I mentioned yesterday, there’s just too many to fit in one, so I’ve made it two.

If you didn’t see your favorite trailer yesterday, have a look below as it’s likely included today. I’ve got a whole bunch of good stuff including Anthem, Spider-Man, more Division 2, and plenty of other top games that you may have missed during all of the announcements and reveals.

So let’s not waste any more time and jump right in. Check out the rest of my favorite trailers from E3 2018 below!

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E3 2018 Conference Recap and Thoughts: Sony

We’re continuing our look at the E3 2018 press conferences this week with Sony. If you missed it, earlier this week I took a combined look at EA and Bethesda.

Coming into E3 this year, Sony continues to reign on top with its PlayStation 4. The system just experienced another strong first half of 2018 headlined with the unbelievably great single player experience, God of War. Still, the company has plenty more planned for fans and with a lot of leaks and rumors popping up prior to the event, expectations were understandably high.

So how did Sony do this year? Did they coast knowing that they still have a large advantage over their competitors or did they put the pedal to the metal to continue that momentum?

Let’s discuss.

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E3 2018 Conference Recap and Thoughts: EA and Bethesda

In years past, I typically reserved the recaps and reviews for the big boys or the big three as I like to call them. This year, however, I want to mix things up a bit and include some of the smaller guys.

I’m kicking things off this year by combining both EA and Bethesda, two of the smaller shows by comparison to the others, yet both had a lot to say. I do have some opinions on both and while they’re not generally the same, I felt like both companies kinda went down a similar path in the end.

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Sunday Video Round Up: June 3 – 9

It’s the calm before the storm everyone. E3 is technically in full swing today but before we get to all those bright and shiny trailers, we need to have a look back at this previous week. The Round-Up is back once again showcasing all of the latest trailers, so relax and crank that volume. Here’s a small sample of the full set below the jump.

One of the biggest reveals from the past week came cutesy of Bungie who decided to pull the curtain back a bit earlier on Destiny 2: Forsaken. Longtime fans may be referring to this game as “The Taken King” update, the expansion that fixes all of the issues with Destiny 2. While I can’t speak to that directly, based on the video alone, it certainly seems like Bungie is going to give it their best shot.

Out of left field, Hitman 2 was also revealed by IO Interactive. While the developer was let go by Square Enix last year, Warner Bros came to their rescue and the two have partnered up to release this new game. This time around, the episodic format is gone, instead replaced by a complete experience on day one. Have a look.

I’ve also got new videos for Days Gone, Dead or Alive 6, Code Vein, and so much more after the break!

Also, before we get to the videos, I’ll have the full slate of E3 trailers next week. I know EA technically went yesterday, but the Round Up for today would have been a bit bloated. So definitely expect to see the full slate of trailers (especially for EA games) next week in a very special edition of the Video Round Up.

The full list of videos awaits you after the jump…

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