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E3 2017 Best of Show

E3 2017 has now come and gone. Here at CVGame, and our Parents Press Play Podcast, we have seen a ton of great content coming in the form of sequels and prequels. At the same time, we have also seen a rise in a lot of new IP. After spending a week in Los Angeles to see the best that the game industry has to offer, I have selected my E3 2017 Best of Show.

First, a little bit about these awards. I don’t name an Overall Best of Show award and haven’t done that for many years. Instead, I list games in no particular order. These titles are what I find to be especially unique and interesting based on my extensive experience in the industry and personal tastes. 

E3 2017 Here We Come!

Since 1997, I have traveled to the Electronic Entertainment Expo—better known to the world as E3—to cover the biggest event in the world of gaming. While the majority of the shows have been within the Los Angeles Convention Center, E3 has seen two years in Atlanta and a year in a Santa Monica Hanger and various Santa Monica Hotels. Of the twenty-one years we have covered E3, and the gaming industry, at CVGames, I have personally headed up the coverage duties for all but one of those years.  20 years heading up coverage of the show? Wow, just thinking about it makes me feel old!!

E3 2017 Predictions

E3 2017 is quickly coming up on June 11 - 15 and we are expecting to see a ton of great content for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Of course, it wouldn’t be E3 if we didn’t bring along our lists of things we anticipate seeing and things we hope to see. 

For this list, I am using over twenty years of experience covering the industry. This list may include titles that are rumored but have not yet been announced. I also am not breaking any NDA’s or leaking any insider information that is supposed to be kept under wraps.  I will be breaking down my list between platforms: Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Bethesda, EA, and Ubisoft.

It is hard to believe, but another year has come and gone and the time for E3 2016 is here. A year ago, I left for Los Angeles via my home in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with a very Pregnant wife, who was carrying identical twins, along with a 6 year old and 3 year old boys.

Killing Floor 2 is up first and Steve Gibson of Tripwire is on stage. He is talking about being in early access and how excited they are about all the blood and violence in the game. They are very big into modding and they will continue to support the modders. There will be more than double the content when they finally ship than in Early Access.

EA Starts their Press Conference with a bang. The next iteration of Mass Effect Andromeda is shown but isn’t coming out until Holiday 2016. All the games shown today will be available this year or next year.  EA’s passion for play is what gets them up in the morning. 

The Sony Press Conference has begun and up first, from their Japan Studio, is the long awaited debut of The Last Guardian.  In the demo shown, players call the giant creature and he comes out and rubs up against the child.  Players jump across a long chasm and aren’t going to make it.

Pete Hines comes on stage to start the Bethesda E3 Press Conference.  The titles shown tonight will be coming out over the next year. Doom is shown first.  You can read our preview for the game, for more detail, here. This time around, there aren’t any monster closets and it looks like it will be really good.

Another year, another E3. The Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off this week and with it we will see a ton of great products and hopefully a few surprises along the way. Here, I will do my best to predict the things we will see out of the major press conferences. 

Well, it is that time of year again.  It is time for the big Triple E--it is time for E3 2015! Known fully as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, this is where gamers, press, and industry people are greeted to the brightest and best games in the industry, new hardware, and of course a few surprises.