The lights are on
With the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) behind
us, many members of the community focused their blogs on a number
of the games and announcements revealed at the event. The general consensus seems
to suggest the show focused on games, which is good news for all of us. But
there were still a few contentious topics that had the industry talking.
Period Reviewed: June
09 – June 15, 2014Number of User
Blogs: 61Number of User
Bloggers: 36Number of User
Blogs Herded: 10
& Video GamesMarco Polo considers the
dynamics that lead some video game developers to be capable of continually producing blockbusters while others can't recapture the magic of their past successes.
Amiibo Is Nintendo's New RevolutionThe Destroyer responds to Nintendo's announcement that the company will be creating its own version of
game-compatible figurines similar to what Skylander and Disney Infinity
4 Should End The SeriesOne of Sony's biggest reveals
at E3 was for Uncharted 4, one of the crown jewels exclusive to the PlayStation
platform. Irwin529 talks about the coverage and how it might be time to end the
Six, Far Cry, Dying Light & MoreFan favorite and featured
blogger Kyle Wadsworth was able to attend E3 once again this year, and provides
a truly independent and impartial gamer's perspective of the event and a few of
the games he saw.
Croft Seeking Help Isn't Weakness, It's StrengthCameron Koch responds to some
of the negativity associated with the Tomb Raider trailer revealed at E3 and
the notion that Lara Croft talking with some sort of counselor is a sign of
Ten Legend Of Zelda GamesVannah Fox the Triforce Wielder
is easily one of the biggest fans of the Legend of Zelda series around these parts
and is known for posting blogs related to the series – like this one listing the
top ten games.
I Thought I Would EnjoyJoshua Bowers lists a few games that he thought he'd enjoy, but once he started playing them he discovered he didn't. You may be
surprised with some of his choices. Be sure to reply with your own picks.
PAX And E3CodeNameCrono muses about major video game conferences like E3 and PAX, while questioning the relevancy of
these shows and whether they need to change to in order to expand their reach.
Hollow Words Are Getting OldUbisoft found themselves in the
spotlight at E3 for all the wrong reasons, with two of their games being criticized for their exclusion of female characters. Jon Gregory
shares his view.
Drops The Mic With The Most Important Game Of The Current GenerationThe Chair Leg of Truth is super
excited with Sony's presentation at E3 and the footage they showed for No Man's
Sky, an upcoming science-fiction video game described by some as a Han Solo
Dogs ReviewWatch Dogs sold a ton of units
when it released a few weeks ago, but how well does it play? John Wrek provides
his analysis of Ubisoft's new title and arguably one of the year's hottest
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