^^ Reposting as there weren't any responses. ^^I've done the GAF "Best of E3 Award" threads the last two [2014, 2013] years. Is anyone else up for doing it this time around?
Otherwise I'll just do it again and based on the locking of the voting thread last year it should go up on June 18th after the show floor is closed. I think a voting period of 3 days, just like last year is fine again.
What does today look like in terms of viewing options?
I know there's Nintendo and Square in terms of individual bits, but I like the continuous rolling coverage stuff like what Jeff had yesterday. Any of the major websites continuing that sort of stuff through today?
Does Treehouse start today and is it live on YT?
My thoughts this year:
Nintendo (Sunday) 9/10
+ The Nintendo World Championships came back in a big way. You can't buy that kind of publicity.
+ The Earthbound Zero reveal/release
+ The G4 host did a great job
+ Reggie getting involved was hilarious, as always
- A few strange moments (the maybe-sort-of trash-talking, the kid panelist)
Bethesda (Sunday) 8/10
+ Fallout 4 was the showstopper, and did not disappoint
+ The Fallout Shelter mobile instant release
+ A good mix of concept art and lots of live gameplay
+ The Doom reboot was a welcome sight
- The Doom reboot doesn't look particularly memorable or fast-paced beyond the previous games
- A couple projects (TES Online) seemed to bomb on impact, and didn't get a response
EA (Monday) 5/10
+ The Mass Effect-meets-Wild-West tease looked very interesting
+ Mirror's Edge is nice to see, even if it's a prequel
+ The Battlefront demo looks really good, even if the Playstation channel posted the footage earlier
- Way, way too much time spent on mobile and sports games
- Unintentional hilarity with the NBA Live 16 demo/Russell Westbrook appearance
- Pele is cool, but why bring him out if he's just going to relate soccer stories that have nothing to do with the game?
- Mobile demos that were DOA
Ubisoft (Monday) 6/10
+ Some very interesting reveals (Angela Bassett mocapping in R6 Siege, Ghost Recon: Wildlands open-world)
+ Aisha Tyler was very good, as always (she pretty says whatever the fuck she wants, and it's awesome)
+ The South Park Stick of Truth sequel
+ Somehow, the forced meme attempt turned into the actual "meme-man" joke on GAF
- Once again, Ubisoft showing off more Assassin's Creed gameplay, which all looks exactly the same
- The Division is the same demo/lame teamspeak trotted out again
- Jason Derulo's embarrassing Just Dance performance
- Just Dance, period.
+ Doesn't even need a grade. Best conference of the year, and possibly of the decade. Fan wish-fulfillment in its purest form.
+ The holy trinity of Last Guardian, FF7: R and Shenmue 3.
+ Everyone in the company strutting around like badasses while announcing their product.
+ Even the Uncharted 4 demo was amazing, and it had a technical glitch that showed off that it was being played in real time!
+ No Man's Sky looks incredible, and significant support from devs like Media Molecule.
- Maybe COD getting exclusive DLC on PS4 is a bad thing for some people, but considering it's sticking it to Microsoft, I still consider it a plus.
Nintendo (Tuesday) 4/10
+ The puppet introduction was hilarious
+ A cool Starfox Zero reveal and explanation of the original game's creation
+ The Fire Emblem game looks interesting
- Way too much time spent on dev interviews and corny things like the Miyamoto musical performance
- Half the games people wanted are poor spinoffs (co-op kids Metroid? Animal Crossing meets Mario Party?), and the other games people wanted (Fatal Frame, etc) weren't seen
- An overreliance on anime games, with one still in untranslated Japanese...?
Square Enix (Tuesday) 8/10
+ Good mix of updates, sequels and new IPs
+ All of the games look incredibly polished and fun (Just Cause 3, Hitman, Star Ocean 5)
+ New IP from "Tokyo RPG Factory" and a Nier sequel!
+ Hashimoto trolling for massive damage
- A few moments were weird (the Nier director with the mask, the Deus Ex director telling the woman "Enough talk!", the translator fucking up)