Following E3 this year is going to be difficult for me. I’ll be out in London for its entirety and my internet access will be sporadic. Besides, as much as love to devour the hottest in gaming news, I’m not going to put Steff and I’s lives on hold when we could be enjoying everything London has to offer.
Though I’ll be slow to take to the news, here are a few things I’m hoping to see come to fruition at this year’s event!
A few years back, video games in Canada got a 20% price hike in response to the falling dollar. It fundamentally changed the way I shop for games. I almost never pay full-price for a new game anymore. Instead, I’ll use trade-ins to offset the cost, while banking heavily on annual E3 pre-order deals that range from $20-30 off new games.
While I love the idea of saving money, I’m eating the cost elsewhere. The last five games I’ve ordered online have really made me question whether the savings was worth it at all.
Xbox One X name and pricing
Formerly known as Project Scorpio, the new name for Microsoft’s new console only adds more confusion to their already confusing naming conventions. While the added horsepower and promise of 4K gaming seem cool, I’m definitely not ready to pay $500 for that privilege. Will hold off on upgrading my Xbox One until Microsoft is able to justify the investment.
For Canadian gamers, E3 season is the most wonderful time of the year. Besides getting all of the news on upcoming games, Canadian retailers often put on great deals for pre-ordering games that are featured at the event. This year, Amazon stole the show with a whopping 30% off when you pre-order three or more games. Needless to say, my shopping cart ended with way more than that. Here’s what I got!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for gaming news, as the Electronic Entertainment Expo is upon us. I can’t wait to watch all of the conferences from the major platform holders, read everything that comes up on my reader and listen to all of the podcasts that come from the show. Personally, I’m really curious to learn more about the Wii U, but I’m also keeping my eyes open for some out-of-nowhere shockers that will get me excited for the future of gaming.
Are you excited for the biggest gaming show on the planet? What are you looking forward to seeing or learning more about? Who do you think is going to win E3? Let’s talk about it in the comments!
In Third Person has come a long way from its humble roots as my pet project that was lucky to get 10 hits a day. While it’s still very much a pet project, the site is fortunate enough to reach an audience of thousands of visitors a month. Ever since the WordPress front page promo, thousands of visitors every month manage to find their way to my little slice of the internet. To say that this was all part of the plan would be a lie. I’m still surprised to see the number of views my posts get and the number of great conversations I have with readers in the comments.
Instead of simply riding the tides to wherever it takes me, I’d like to set a 2012 goal for In Third Person.
Now would be an appropriate time to use the expression, “megaton”. According to a number of major gaming news websites, the successor to the Wii is going to be announced at or before E3. The internet as a whole is abuzz at what could be the kick-off of the next generation. If you haven’t already heard the rumblings read through to the rest of this post!