It’s E3 time (or it was, by the time you’re listening to this podcast), and we’re summing up our thoughts about the conferences and what the various companies had to show. This episode of the E3 podcast dives into the Microsoft and PC Gamer press conferences – the former launching strongly out of the gate with a solid offering and a cohesive marketing strategy, and the latter somehow cobbling together a decent show but feeling slightly incoherent due to the nature of the PC platform offering absolutely everything you can think of. AMD also makes an appearance here, showing off their new graphics cards and their upcoming Zen processor ostensibly playing DOOM. All this, and more, after the jump.
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00:15 ITS BT-7274, NOT VT-7274! YESSSSSSSS!
01:00 Xbox One S announced at $299
04:45 Xbox Project Scorpio announced for holiday 2017
08:20 Xbox Design Labs makes custom controllers now
10:15 Xbox Play Anywhere for Xbox One and Windows 10
11:45 Xbox Live changes with Clubs, Arenas, Looking for Groups
13:20 Forza Horizon 3 announced for Xbox One and Windows 10
15:00 ReCore announced for 2016, new gameplay trailer
16:35 Inside, by the Limbo Guys, looks super-creepy
17:39 We Happy Few. So much want
20:02 Gwent, The Witcher Card Game for just about every platform
21:37 Tekken 7 announced for Xbox One
23:05 Dead Rising 4 looks sweet
24:04 Scalebound! Mega monsters with cool, hip, edgy protagonists
25:20 Rare’s Sea of Thieves is what I’ve always wanted in a pirate game
27:30 State of Decay 2 adds to the growing emergent zombie gameplay genre
28:25 Halo Wars makes a return! Also, sorry, we forgot to talk about Gears of War 4!
PC Gamer Show Segment
32:00 AMD reveals Polaris RX 470 and RX 460, says nothing much about either card
33:31 AMD also showed of “more” about Zen. Hey, it runs DOOM now
35:12 Dawn of War III gameplay shown
35:45 Oxygen Not Included, like Fallout Shelter but with more things to panic about
37:27 ARK: Survival Evolved gets three community-building expansions
39:35 Lawbreakers gets an alpha program, and a launch window
40:40 Vampyre, by the team who did Remember Me
41:55 Killing Floor 2 gets two expansions and a VR port!
43:19 Tyranny, by Obsidian Games, looks like a Diablo clone with an epic storyline
45:38 Observer looks great. Cyberpunk dystopian future hidden thriller in VR
47:08 The Turing Test. Like Portal, but set on another planet
48:50 Overland, basically Oregon Trail with better graphics and zombies
49:35 Warframe Luminaro is Rocket League for free, basically. Could have been Quidditch with a few changes!
51:15 Warren Spector, everybody!
52:48 Closeout and final thoughts