Monday, June 10, 2013

E3 2013

For the past two years, I have used this blog (and other forms of social media) to document all my thoughts, predictions and  reactions to the biggest event of the year for gamers. During E3 week, I usually find myself locked up in my room with chips and soda, watching all of the coverage I can find and also dreaming I could be there.

This year could be considered one of the biggest E3's in a long time because of the announcement of the next generation of console gaming. But for some reason, I have been less interested in this year's E3 than I have been in the past.

Because of my mixed feelings, I have decided to change things up this year. Instead of blogging about my every reaction and live-tweeting during each press conference, I am going to remain quiet for this year's E3.

Yes, I am going to watch the "big four" press conferences (Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony) today and the Nintendo Direct conference tomorrow morning. But I am going to hold off on any commentary for at least the next few weeks. I'm also going to avoid what my friends are tweeting , what the "gaming news" is saying, and skip the show floor coverage.

Why am I doing things differently? I don't know. I like to change things up. And maybe I am just a little tired of this new "console war" that many have begun to stir up. Yeah, I think that is it. I'm a little fed up. Maybe I'll enjoy E3 better if I just enjoy the conferences without all of the snarky commentary.

For those of you who are interested in the press conferences, here is the schedule of events for today, June 10th (I only have a half hour to type this before Microsoft begins).

Microsoft Press Conference: 12:30 PM EST
EA Press Conference: 4 PM EST
Ubisoft Press Conference: 6 PM EST
Sony Press Conference: 9 PM EST

And on Tuesday, June 11th:
Nintendo Direct: 10 AM EST (Yes, that would be 7AM for the west coast. Why so early, Nintendo?! It's okay, I still love you)

Are you planning on watching E3 differently this year, too? Let me know! If not, enjoy the show! As gamers say, "it's the most wonderful time of the year."


AKBogert said...

I agree that the usual snark is something I want to try to avoid. I may retweet some chestnuts but by and large I want to try to be positive, particularly because I'm so nervous for the future of console gaming.

Waiting a few WEEKS might be a bit excessive (especially if you're trying to avoid also discussing with friends o_O) but I definitely respect the desire to get some distance.

Tracie said...

I'm glad you are staying positive! I know it can be easy bash these companies as they try their hardest to present the future of gaming to us, though there is much to complain about.

And it probably won't be a few weeks :P But definitely for the next few days I'd like to avoid the E3 craziness.

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