Well, the week is finally coming to a close and E3 has come and gone in what feels like a lightning flash. The build up was excellent, bar a few unfortunate leaks, ruining some of the surprises before their official unveiling, So many games and announcements were made, a few shocking ones, in the good way, and a few that raised some eyebrows for the wrong reasons, but it’s all part of the E3 experience. Now, onto the winner.
E3 is all about the publishers and developers showing off their expertise in front of the world, standing on stage, boasting about their hard work, and rightfully so. We’ve seen promising games coming in the future, and some fantastic features coming to our favourite platforms, and no matter who you ask, you will most likely get a different answer as to what was the best reveal. Or it might just be “Fallout 4”, understandably. The truth is, everything was awesome, and E3 is such a fun, hectic week, and for us gamers, it’s like Christmas.
The winner of E3 2015, like any other year, is us, the gamers. While we see countless forum threads and comment sections fueled by fanboyish hatred and distasteful bashing and slandering, it’s not hard to look at the convention as an overall fantastic experience for gamers. Whether it’s the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, the Wii U and 3DS, or the PC, we all had something to get excited about, and something to look forward to in the future.
While many other outlets will choose to list who won this and who won that, and number them, encouraging more aggressive abuse over social networks, I will again state that WE, the players, the gamers, the enthusiasts, won the show this year. Hooray for us! Next up, is Gamescom in early August followed by the Tokyo Game Show in the middle of September and EGX at the end of September. We also have various PAX events to look forward to, where fans can play all the games coming in the future and give developers an opportunity to further promote their work.
There’s never been a better time to be a gamer, something I probably say every year.