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You Don’t Want To Go To E3

The fervor that many of you feel—that urgency—to go to the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is what keeps this industry alive. Otherwise the people that get into making games wouldn’t be there, no one would watch the endless hours of YouTube content, and somehow even fewer people would read the words journalists write. That is […]

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Horizon Zero Dawn — Hands-on At E3 2016

Bow combat is an intimate act. In many modern games, not only are the actual mechanics of making it go thwip layered into a relatively faithful system of aiming and charging and releasing, but it’s also built to finely understand your enemies. When they get close, every shot and kill feels vastly more personal than […]

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Titanfall 2 — Hands-on At E3 2016

My favorite part about Titanfall 2 is how empty this year’s E3 felt. It meant I could finish a play session and hop right back in line to get my grubby little mitts on it a minute later. For as overwhelmingly solid the first one was, Titanfall 2 is shaping up to be the game […]

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Ghost Of E3 Future

Don’t believe what they tell you. This year, like many years, will turn your ear into a sounding board from hyperbolists espousing the great death knells of E3. Even standing around the convention center, surprisingly unaccosted by the throbbing sweaty masses, I could hear the same words over and over again. “E3 is dead.” It […]

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