E3 2017: A cynical breakdown of Sony’s conference

It’s yet another breakdown of the E3 2017 press conferences – this time focusing on Sony’s exploits. Sony’s pretty much been the winner of E3 for the past couple of years, filling their conferences with game after game after game, wasting absolutely no time. If they take this approach again, we could be in for a treat.

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E3 2017: A cynical breakdown of Nintendo’s conference

It’s time for yet another cynical breakdown of E3 2017, and now we’re focusing on Nintendo. For the past few years Nintendo’s existed in its own sort of bubble, opting for a digital stream instead of holding an actual press conference at the event. Last year’s stream opted to only show two games over the space of 90 minutes. But with the Switch in full swing, Nintendo should show a lot more this time, and hopefully we’ll get some interesting surprises.

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E3 2017: A cynical breakdown of Ubisoft’s conference

Hello! You’ve returned to my breakdowns of all the conferences at E3 2017. In this instalment, we’re dealing with Ubisoft. Ubisoft’s conferences are always an odd kettle of fish, sometimes brilliant, sometimes disappointing, but always downright weird. However, this year’s conference is without regular host Aisha Tyler, which is already a bad start. Hopefully the games can make up for it.

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E3 2017: A cynical breakdown of Devolver Digital’s conference

It’s another cynical breakdown of E3 2017, this time focusing on the conference from Devolver Digital. Devolver typically helps publish small indie games so this could be a refreshing break from the mainstream nature of E3, and a real chance of exposure for indie developers because the PC Gaming Show has been so bad at it before now.

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E3 2017: A cynical breakdown of Bethesda’s conference

Welcome back to another cynical breakdown of this year’s E3 conference. In this instalment, we look at Bethesda’s showcase. Bethesda has impressed with their line-up for the past couple of years, with showings from established franchises and new surprises. Now it’s time to see whether they can go three-for-three.

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E3 2017: A cynical breakdown of Microsoft’s conference

Let’s continue cynically breaking down this year’s E3 conferences – this time it’s Microsoft’s turn to impress the annual circus-goers. Microsoft’s been losing to Sony in the conference war for a long time, but last year’s conference showed a lot of promise, and with new hardware upgrades on the horizon, now might be the best time for the Xbox team to pounce.

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E3 2017: A cynical breakdown of EA’s conference

It’s that time again: the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short, has returned. And with it is a slew of press conferences from all the big games companies, with a number of huge announcements and probably many more not-so-huge ones. So let’s begin breaking down each conference game-by-game and seeing if each company has delivered, beginning with EA. EA hasn’t really done well at E3 the past few years – they tend to talk more than show, and ultimately this leads to a really boring presentation. Let’s see if this year is any different.

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Review: Arrow – Season 5

Cast: Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Josh Segarra, Paul Blackthorne

Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Wendy Mericle, Speed Weed, Beth Schwartz, Ben Sokolowski, Emilio Ortega Aldrich, Brian Ford Sullivan, Oscar Balderrama, Sarah Tarkoff, Barbara Bloom, Jenny Lynn, Rebecca Bellotto, Elizabeth Kim

Directors: James Bamford, Gregory Smith, Dermott Downs, Laura Belsey, John Behring, Gordon Verheul, Antonio Negret, Mark Bunting, Ben Bray, Kristin Windell, Mary Lambert, Michael Schultz, Ken Shane, Kevin Tancharoen, JJ Makaro, Joel Novoa, Wendey Stanzler, Mairzee Almas, Jesse Warn

For the past two seasons, Arrow has pretty much been the definition of “downward trajectory”. After two and a half great seasons, the quality of the show dived off a cliff (subtle reference). Many felt this was due to shifts in the writers room, with preferences to certain elements of the show based on more vocal segments of the fanbase. Regardless, the last season of Arrow was, quite frankly, horrible. The show seemed to entirely forget what it was supposed to be – a gritty, realistic part of the Arrowverse in comparison to spin-offs like The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Therefore, the show was in need of some much-needed course correction.

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The Lost Let’s Play: The Walking Dead – Part 2: A Cabbage Boat? (feat. Lukas Coxall)

In November 2015, Lukas Coxall and I started a gaming channel. We recorded umpteen videos, but due to broken laptops and (honestly) my laziness, only two survived. This is the second of two videos with us playing The Walking Dead: Season One. Enjoy. Zombies are both on and off-screen. Apologies for audio issues.

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