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Nerds Without Pants Special: E3 2017: The Hottest Takes

I made a terrible mistake coming here.

Welcome to our next (an likely final) special from E3 2017! Angelo steps out of the woods and hasn't heard a speck of E3 news, so the bulk of the show is Julian filling him in on everything he's missed. Enjoy the hilarity as Angelo reacts in real time to the Xbox One X, that odd Shadow of the Colossus remake, and the announcement of not one, but two new Metroid games.

We then talk about Julian's terrible time at E3. On the first day of the show, he is none too happy with what has become of the biggest event of the year for gaming, and he minces no words. Patrick pops in at the tail end to give his thoughts on Sony and Nintendo. 


 

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Jamie Alston Staff Writer

06/14/2017 at 10:48 AM

Since I only tuned into the NIntendo stuff yesterday, I missed the E3 showing of the new Beyond Good & Evil game. I'm really disappointed to hear that they UBI Soft is apprarently going for that "M" rating in such a desperate looking manner. Just based on Julian's description alone, it sounds like a game I wouldn't recognize as related to the original one.

Super Step Contributing Writer

06/14/2017 at 12:17 PM

I never played the first one and have yet to listen to this ( thought it wouldn't be up until Friday cause of something posted on Twitter), but I cringed when I saw it and it had the number of f bombs you'd experience t from Goodfellas. 

I still need to play my Steam copy, but it gave me flashbacks to when they tarnished Prince of Persia for me by giving it a Mortal Kombat makeover after Sands of Time charmed my pants off. Definitely pulled them back up when my protagonist started cursing and calling women bitches. 

Unfortunately, that did work financially in PoP's favor, and I can still remember people at my high school being taken with that game's marketing, so ... *sigh*

Super Step Contributing Writer

06/17/2017 at 12:37 AM

I honestly am left wanted a 3DS more than anything else based on Nintendo's presser. I really want Super Mario Odyssey though. That T-Rex ... I'd be more excited for Metroid Prime 4 if I didn't know how to create title cards using PhotoShop and InDesign, since that's all they had to do for that announcement ..

I thought BG&E2 trailer LOOKED amazing ... I just hated the dialogue. 

Shadow of the Colossus was the biggest surprise of E3 for me as well. As someone who's never played it and kept hearing it as THE game brought up in "games are art" discussions in its time, I am actually rather stoked. Otherwise, Sony did exactly what it needed to do to get me excited: just show more gameplay from previously announced exclusives to get me more hyped. 

People keep comparing Spider-Man to the Arkham titles, but I'm glad Angelo brought up that Arkham borrowed the "Spider sense" mechanic, since combat looked not much different than older Spider-Man titles to me. I'm just excited that the web mechanics during the copter chase seem to mimic Spider-Man 2's. Is there a reason people aren't as excited about that as I am? He was clearly having to attach his webs to buildings while swinging and I can't wait!

I feel like I missed some announcements, since the pressers apparently did not have all of them. I was on YouTube's (BULLSHIT) trailer battle for E3 and noticed WAY more Squeenix than was present in most show rundowns online. 

One game I found really interesting I would not have heard about without E3 Trailer Battle was Hidden Agenda:


As someone who kept telling friends Until Dawn would be a perfect party game, this was awesome to me. I honestly think this was my A Way Out from the show, since I'd be more likely to break this out during a gathering than find a person to spend an enttire narrative-driven game with. 

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