Thoughts on Square Enix’s E3 2018 Press Conference

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Almost time for E3

Yes it’s almost that time of year again. E3 is nearly upon us. And I’m excited.

No matter the current state of gaming I can’t help but get a little bit excited for E3. Yes I know quite often it can be a bit of a let down or not that interesting, but I love seeing all the new games that developers and companies are working on.

That is all I care about. Show me the games. Show me the new games you have planned. Show me the new games you are working on. Show me things that are going to get me excited and that I am going to look forward to.

Last year the games that got me excited were Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Sea of Thieves, Metro Exodus and that Spider-Man game on the PS4.

Out of those five I’ve only actually played (and own) the two Mario games. Metro Exodus isn’t out yet, we might see more at this year’s E3, I don’t own a PS4 so I can’t play that Spider-Man game, and Battlefront 2 and Sea of Thieves have issues shall we say, so I avoided them.

And yes I really liked the two Mario games in case you are wondering, although I’m yet to complete Mario + Rabbids.

I haven’t looked at any news or potential spoilers ahead of this year’s E3 yet. I will, I might do a cheesy and clich√© X things I’m looking forward to at this year’s E3 just because I can.

Things I bought in the Steam Summer Sale + my Steam Greenlight Spotlight update

The Steam summer sale is now at end, hopefully your wallets weren’t too hard hit by it, I used the sale as an opportunity to pick up a couple of games that have been on my wish list for a while as well as a load of the games that made it onto my Steam Greenlight Spotlight and were heavily discounted. Continue reading Things I bought in the Steam Summer Sale + my Steam Greenlight Spotlight update

The future of my Steam Greenlight Spotlight

With the news that Steam will be closing down their Greenlight program this Spring for a new system called Steam Direct (which I’m not sure is really an improvement over the current system) should I continue doing my Steam Greenlight Spotlight?

I still plan to do my Greenlight follow-up, where I play and review all the games that I voted for during the Greenlight process and were ultimately released on Steam, which I’ve already started putting together (I voted for way more games than I ever realised).

But as for my Greenlight Spotlight itself, what to do with it? Should I just continue with it like normal until Steam close it down? Should I aim to do it more regularly than once a week? I still believe there are quite a few hidden gems left on there because whenever I look for a game for my Greenlight Spotlight I normally find a good 3 or 4 potential contenders that I think look good enough so instead of picking just one like I do now should I aim to do more and spread them out across the week?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.