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E3 Day 3 RECAP

Dant Rambo

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 - 2:28pm

The third and final day of E3 is officially behind us. It was probably the craziest time we had at the event, but then again it was also probably the best. We showed off Runner2 for Vita to a bunch of people, did some interviews, and even managed to play some vidja games!

First things first, we need to address the awesomeness that is Nintendo's upcoming releases. Super Mario 3D World is a gem of a game, and its visuals are downright incredible. The same could be said of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3, and Mario Kart 8. Based on the (admittedly brief) time we were able to spend with them, they're all shaping up to be excellent Wii U games.

There was also a lot to enjoy in the Sony area. The Vita section in particular was exciting, as it was filled to the brim with neat-looking upcoming indie games. We had a chance to check out titles such as Tearaway, 1,001 Spikes, Kickbeat, Dragon Fantasy Book II and Spelunky, and it was impossible to walk away without feeling incredibly excited about being a Vita owner.

We wanted to check out some games in the Microsoft area, but the lines were a little intense and we were pressed for time. However, our own Danny Johnson (or Johnny Danson, if you prefer) did manage to try out the upcoming Flashback remake there, and had a good time with it.

If I had to summarize our time at E3 in one sentence, it would be this:

There are a lot of amazing games to look forward to, and Runner2 on the Vita is one of them.

 

 

E3 Day 2 RECAP

Dant Rambo

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:46am

Holy video games, Batman! The second day of E3 has concluded, and while the soles of our feet may be sore, we're still in incredibly high spirits. The public debut of Runner2 on the Vita has gone very well so far, and E3 in general has been an absolute blast. We've played some games, we've consumed some beers, and we've even had pizza with salad on top (before you ask, it was awful).

For those curious about the E3 experience, here's a basic breakdown of what we've been up to:

  • Hanging out by the kiosk and answering any questions that players have
  • Conducting interviews with the press
  • Chatting it up with other indie developers
  • Checking out what all E3 has to offer
  • Trying to forget about the salad pizza

It's tiring, sure, but it's also a ton of fun. I mean, we're completely surrounded by awesome, upcoming video games all day -- what's not to like?! And speaking of upcoming games, we're pretty sure this one in particular is going to be raking in absurd amounts of game of the year awards:

To summarize everything: People seem to be really liking Runner2's Vita port, we've had a lot of fun running around E3 and playing games, and we never want to eat a salad pizza again.

Tomorrow's the final day of the show, and you can expect a forthcoming recap of that as well! Probably after it happens. That would make sense.

- Dant, Danny, and Chris.

 

E3 Day 1 RECAP

Dant Rambo

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 9:25am

If you're reading this, day 1 of E3 is over and we've (hopefully) survived. It was, all in all, a very awesome start to what will most definitely be an awesome show.

For starters, both Sony and Microsoft have finally lifted the curtain on their upcoming platforms. No matter how you feel about either of them, there's no denying it's an exciting time for games -- especially when you factor in how long it's been since The Big Three (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo) have announced a new console.

We can't speak for how things are on the Microsoft end, but being in the Sony booth, we've experienced firsthand an absurd amount of people who are excited about where games are headed on both the console and mobile front. And, again, speaking specifically about Sony, it's awesome to see just how pumped people are about "indie games," and more specifically their forthcoming arrival on the PS3, PS4, and Vita.

There was also time to explore other areas of the expo hall, where excitement appeared to be just as high. The lines for most games were obscenely long, and nearly all of the walkways were filled to the brim with people. It made getting around difficult, sure, but it also created a kind of palpable excitement that even Scrooge McDuck couldn't ignore (speaking of which, based on what we had a chance to play, the Duck Tales remake is going to be awesome).

E3 has really only just started, and we'll continue to provide updates on our time at the show, as well as provide some details about how Runner2's Vita version is being received (thus far, people have thoroughly enjoyed it).

Stay tuned!

- Dant, Danny, and Chris

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