I am not very excited for E3 this year.

It was nice hearing about the new Bethesda RPG, but the stuff I want to know about mostly involve DLC. I’d like updates on Cyberpunk 2077 and Outriders, and maybe some clarity about Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2. I’m not getting any of that this week.

And, God help me, I don’t want to know about new Mass Effect or Dragon Age titles. Not until Bioware gets its head on a swivel. After a certain point, you’re just enabling its bad behavior; and I think we reached that point a while back… what? Yes, I bought the remaster. It doesn’t make me wrong, just slightly weak.

The oddly disappointing Minecraft Dungeons E3 trailer.

Not disappointing to me: to my kids. I figured Minecraft Dungeons would make them ecstatic, but apparently not. Weird.

Ars Technica calls this a Diablo clone, which is fair. There are definite commonalities, but it’s also clearly a Minecraft game in its aesthetic. Which is why I’m surprised that the two people in my household who most often play the game are ‘meh’ about it. Wonder what’s obvious to them, but not to me?

Watch me pass along a Cyberpunk 2077 rumor!

I actually try to avoid doing these, because I rather badly want to play Cyberpunk 2077 and I know it. I therefore try not to buy into any random rumor coming down the pike. Of course, the idea that we’d get a trailer and a release date from CD Projekt Red at E3 this year is a bit more than a ‘rumor;’ it’s close to being an ‘educated guess.’ When CDPR shows up for their presentation nobody’s going to care about any other game that they’re doing right now. We’re going to want to see stuff about Cyberpunk 2077. It’s just good business sense to show us something, hey?

Yeah, yeah, I know. Grasping at straws. Still, I built this new game around the game’s likely performance requirements. I’m kind of committed at this point.

Moe Lane

Ooh: Werewolf the Apocalypse video game to be shown at E3.

Pretty much what we know right now is that it’s going to be showcased at E3 this year, the game is subtitled Earthblood, and it’s going to be a RPG. Presumably it’ll be more in your face than the Vampire: the Masquerade video games were, too. That article gave rumors that the game would involve a Rage mechanism, which makes sense for a Werewolf: The Apocalypse game.

This is cool news, but I want a Mage: The Ascension video game. …I am never, ever going to get a Mage: The Ascension video game that doesn’t suck, though. Unless it was a reverse-polarity MtA game where the Technocracy are the good guys*, but I don’t see that happening, for different reasons. Heck, we’d be lucky to get a good Changeling video game. Not that I’d object if we got at least that, of course.

Moe Lane

*I loved that supplement. And dang but this Amazon link is a rabbit hole. A lot of deceptively reasonably-price stuff there.

So. The Beyond Good and Evil 2 trailer.

I take it this is something?

I mean, they promised this last year, and Beyond Good and Evil 2 looked fun then – but this trailer is apparently making the fans drool.  Or stare at the screen. Or twitch a little. This trailer is definitely in a different style than the previous trailer.

But, of course, the important question is: will this be on the PC?  You understand my interest in that question.




The Xbox E3 Fallout 76 trailer.

[UPDATE]: Fully online play, multiplayer, build settlements anywhere, and you can launch nuclear weapons. November 14th, 2018.  I am… I’d feel better if I thought that there’d be no-PVP zones.

 

Definitely not DC.

This is just what they showed at the Xbox conference. The Bethesda one might have more.  Guess I’ll find out!

Moe Lane

PS: The Fallout 4 modders are going to love this.