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Comic 58: E3 2015

So another year's E3 is over, and you know what that means... Another E3 comic!

(also PC had an event too but I didn't really feel like sitting through 3 hours of PC gaming. Apparently I didn't miss much, except for a bit of obligatory HL3 trolling or something)

Some comments:
- That watch looks really clunky and uncomfortable to wear.
- Nice car, Microsoft! Step it up, everyone else showing off racing games. Backwards compatibility is great and the Rare collection is both nice and kinda sad at the same time.
- EA had a lot of the expected SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS, and just what was with that Minion game? Best part of the show was Precious Yarn Man Martin Sahlin. He's the hero gaming needs but not the one EA deserves
- Ubisoft, that's not how you make a meme. Memes can't be forced, they happen naturally
- Okay, even I'll admit Nintendo's presentation was underwhelming, but I really don't think it was THAT horrible. Yeah, I'm not too happy about that Metroid spinoff either, but a lot of the stuff did look great and fun, even though there were only a few news.
- Nice trolling, Squeenix


by DoryH at 18th Jun 2015, 9:03 PM

Bethesda totally stole the show this time. Not bad for a stagnant pool from the 8th century BC.

Also, Valve's absence was noticeably absent.


by Zanreo at 19th Jun 2015, 1:09 AM

Yeah, I heard the fans were really glad to see that new game,,, personally, I'm not that big on Fallout but I'm still happy for the fans :D

by NeilKapit at 19th Jun 2015, 1:52 AM

I'm not sure what makes me more depressed....that the Vita wasn't even given a full minute in the conference for its "sizzle reel", or that the Vita still has more games coming to it than the 3DS.

by Zanreo at 19th Jun 2015, 2:25 AM

Yeah, I'd really like to see more handheld games... I think the issue here would be that most Western non-indie studios doesn't care about handhelds, while Japan is making more and more mobile games and a bunch of the handheld (and the rare console) stuff is more niche stuff with low chance of localization.

by NeilKapit at 19th Jun 2015, 8:15 AM

Also the fact that it seems much easier to port games to the Vita than the 3DS, given that the Vita is so much more powerful. Even the New 3DS, with double the processing power and RAM, still lags behind.

For that matter, how many of the upcoming 3DS games actually use the New 3DS' upgrades?

by Zanreo at 19th Jun 2015, 8:33 AM

Yeah... though it seems a lot of gamers prefer their handhelds for "smaller" games while leaving the big ones to consoles.

And so far, I only know of the new Xenoblade as a New 3DS game... Some games also have amiibo support, which can be scanned with New 3DS's touchscreen, but apparently there's also a separate amiibo scanner you can get for 3DS so that's not exclusive either.

by NeilKapit at 21st Jun 2015, 9:17 AM

On the plus side for Nintendo, their handheld games tend not to cost them that much money to produce, especially not compared to their returns. I'm sure that they spent a lot less money on the top-down 2D Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (not a knock on this awesome, awesome game) than Sony did on the Vita's Killzone: Mercenary.

by Centcomm at 19th Jun 2015, 11:35 PM

Actually .. the only reason I payed any attention to E3 was Bethesda .. and Fallout 4 .. >_< I dont even recognize any of the others .. well except a few old ones..

by Zanreo at 20th Jun 2015, 5:26 AM

Then I'm glad you got to see a game you wanted :D

by hipopotamo at 20th Jun 2015, 2:28 AM

Final Chair!!!!

And Microsoft plays it cool with his backwards compatibility.
Wohoo! I get to play Alice Madness in the XBox 1

by Zanreo at 20th Jun 2015, 5:26 AM

Yeah, this is something people have been wishing for... Will be nice to play 360 games on the Xbone

by Unsavory at 24th Jun 2015, 9:13 PM

Poor Rare. I'm imagining him in a cage clinking his cup against the bars. Maybe some day...

by Zanreo at 25th Jun 2015, 4:57 AM

Yeah... ever since he joined Microsoft, his life hasn't been too great.

Andy P.
by Andy P. at 24th Jul 2015, 3:58 AM

All I want is No Man's Sky.

by Zanreo at 24th Jul 2015, 4:20 AM

Yup, looks like a pretty great game, with the planet-sized planets and everything!

by CakeAnarchy at 17th Jan 2016, 11:17 AM

ubisoft got le epic dank meme B)

by Zanreo at 17th Jan 2016, 3:31 PM

Ubisoft is the true memelord

by Shannon at 22nd Feb 2016, 5:47 PM

And then Cuphead appeared :D

by Zanreo at 22nd Feb 2016, 8:07 PM

Yep :D looks like a great game!

by Respheal at 11th Aug 2016, 5:53 AM

Is that a reference to Nier I spy from squeenix? :D I missed last year's e3, didn't know that was announced then. Tooootally hyped for Automata.

Also r.i.p. Rare. We'll miss ya, buddy.

by Zanreo at 11th Aug 2016, 1:22 PM

Indeed it is, yes :D The Squeenix presenter wore that mask

And Rare will never be the same :c

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