E3 week 2017

I’ve never had the pleasure of attending an event like E3, but I could see it being something fun to do some point in my life. Until such day, I’ll have to live vicariously through all of the media announcements. This past week has been a plethora of different technology and game announcements. Here are a couple that excited me.

Wolfenstein II

I was a big fan of the Wolfenstein reboot a few years ago. I love the alternative history setting (the US lost WWII), and despite being a very bloody and graphic first-person-shooter, I had a fun time playing it. The new game is set slightly after the ending of the first, and you’re traveling around a dystopian, German-occupied, America trying to start a revolution to free your county. It looks like a lot of the same fun that made the first game enjoyable, and will undoubtedly retain it’s mature audience rating.

Xbox One X

Although I will probably never own an Xbox One X, it was cool to see more development of the Xbox line. In particular it means that prices of the lower console, the Xbox One S are coming down a bit. I’ve got an aging Xbox 360 that is long overdue for replacement. At its new price point the S might just be within range, enabling me to play games like the new Wolfenstein that I mentioned above.

Nintendo

As my current go-to gaming console, I was excited to see more things coming to the Switch. In particular that new DLC for Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches soon and will provide a bunch more fun things to do in the game, along with new challenges. I’m also excited for the possibility of a new Pokemon game that will run on the switch. I’ve always thought that could be fun to play a full-screen, traditional style Pokemon game on a console, and soon we’ll get our chance. I also am intrigued by the new Mario Odyssey game, and I’m betting that my kids will be asking for that one for birthdays or Christmas.

All in all, it’s been a fun week to watch the news feed coming out of E3. It’s also been cool to connect with my kids around a shared interest, and I enjoy seeing their excitement about things that important to them. Onward to more gaming!

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