The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it is commonly called, was another exciting event this time around. Although the show was not quite as crazy as in previous years, and there were a few notable absences, there were plenty of surprises, and lots of gaming news, sometimes from unexpected and interesting places.
Nintendo choose to string together a series of new game trailers as part of a special Nintendo Direct for E3 Expo 2019. Which if you think about it, is pretty much what gamers want to see anyway. There were a lot of great titles like Pokemon Sword (and Shield), but they saved the best for the last two minutes.
Square Enix showed off a lot of games at their E3 2019 press event, though the star of the show was clearly the remake of Final Fantasy VII. The game is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre, diving deeper into the world and its characters than ever before. Other items of note included a new game called Outriders, and a global streaming platform for music from all of their games. Publishers: Square Enix Events: E3 Expo 2019
As in previous years, Ubisoft came into E3 ready to put on a great show. This time out we got a long glimpse of an exceptionally action-packed Watch Dogs: Legion set in post-Brexit London, a free to play title called Roller Champions and plenty of updates for existing titles.
Bethesda doubled down on some of its hit titles at it’s E3 2019 Press Conference, including new content for The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein. They also introduced some new games including DEATHLOOP and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
Microsoft and their Xbox console kicked off E3 Expo 2019 with the first major press conference of the show. And what a show it was. We learned about new hardware in the works, a new gaming service and over 60 new games. It was quite an adventure to begin the show!
Thousands of Gameindustry.com readers came together to select the top games of the year for 2018 from an impressive pool of candidates. We had everything this year from cowboys to space aliens, and shooters to simulations. As the best games rose to the top of the crop, these are your picks for the Games of the Year.
GiN Reporter Michael Major had one overarching goal at the Baltimore Comic-Con: to find the creator of a most beloved comic book series, Tony Isabella of Black Lightning fame. Find out how his noble quest unfolded. Spoiler alert: Tony is a great guy who happily granted us an interview after we caught him.
While many Comic Cons have turned into a celebration of all things geek culture, the Baltimore Comic Con remains true to its comic book roots. You can find other cool things there too, but also lots of comic book greatness, which makes this a show no comic book fan should ever miss.
This weekend will see the Baltimore Comic-Con return to Baltimore’s inner harbor for one of the biggest comic-cons on the East Coast. GiN will have reporters covering the show again this year. Check out the many celebrity guests also in attendance!