Posted by: seanmalstrom | June 12, 2018

Email: Becoming to old for E3, or E3 losing touch

Maybe it’s because I work two jobs and don’t have all the time in the world to be hyped for video games anymore, but I find myself becoming extremely annoyed by the fact that the majority of trailers show little to no gameplay. Its all just cinematic nonsense. And the gameplay that is shown gives so little detail it’s pointless to show it.

The climax for these presentations has not becoming showing the games, but trying to continue the hype train for these games. I also understand that game development is expensive, but how can games that were teased last year still have no gameplay to show? No metroid gameplay at Nintendo’s showing is a slap in the face.

For many of the biggest titles that were hyped going into E3, we haven’t moved from square one. It’s as though nothing even happened. I’m not going to preorder games that may be months to a year away when there’s not even gameplay to show.

I suspect the demographics for gaming are changing. More on this later.

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