E3, Next-Gen and Glass Trousers
Amidst the madness that is E3; currently underway in full swing, I had the idea of asking you good folk in regards to your caring towards this mountainous event.
I myself would love to watch the press conferences live, but we cannot all have what we please. (I knew I shouldn’t have opted for those glass-trousers) When it comes to pretty much every event like this, I wait for articles to surface and tend to watch videos for those titles that piqued my interest.
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The idea of this E3, however, caught me with a lot of mixed emotions and cluttered feelings. The reason for that, being the fact that so many announcements will be for consoles that no one in the general public are actually in possession of at this very moment.
Having heard about or seen footage of an upcoming title for a platform you already own makes for some great and joyous anticipation, not to mention the satisfaction of your current platform. My excitement for a title like BioShock Infinite wouldn’t have been so tremendous if it was announced as a next-generation title. That wouldn’t be due to anything remotely connected to the gameplay or anything along those lines; a lot of that would be subdued because I don’t own the platform it’s been announced for.
However, on the flip side, I/we hope for more clarity about this next-generation mess. I would be much more excited about any given title if I knew more about the PlayStation 4 of Xbox One, and we have much more information to help in making a decision.
I’ve been keeping my trap shut for a while now regarding the entirety of this next-gen malarkey. That’s because I wanted clarity in regards to being always connected or not (which would be a relative deal breaker for many, including myself), the prices of each console and their respective release dates. Only then will I be happy to look forward to any games that strike my fancy.
Judging from details we had going into E3, it looked like a desperate attempt from a group of money-hungry corporate suits; not that of a console-manufacturer. Our current consoles have sold fine thus far without integrated-Television or DRM or Television or fancy gimmicks or Television.
However, now that so much has been revealed by last night’s happenings at E3, I feel that most of what worried me has been made considerably less by Sony. InFamous: Second Son, Quantum Break, Metal Gear Solid 5 and TitanFall look like the games that have me excited for the next-generation. More will pop-up and I’m sure most of us will be scheming or are already underway with plans to rob a few outlet stores to afford this next step of our passionate hobby.
My current preferred platform is my Xbox 360, so naturally I wanted to go for the next Xbox before it was revealed, but Sony totally won me over with this video last night. Pure poetry in my eyes.
Taking into account the additional information we now have locked in our craniums, what console will you be buying? It’s rather obvious, I think. Which games caught your undying attention and do you feel that Microsoft will change their tactics due to Sony’s take on second-hand games?
I personally think they will have to reconsider their current tactics to second-hand games and the DRM issue. I want every platform to be as free and unrestricted as the current generation is.
Stay tuned for more E3 goodness right here on eGamer.