As always, loved your E3 rundown issue. E3 surely has to be the gaming world’s Xmas? I love it, and admit I’m one of those people that stay up till silly o’clock to watch the press conferences. What kills my excitement? Firstly, games announced the week before E3, effectively ruining Xmas morning. Secondly, pointless non-reveals! So Bethesda are working on a new Elder Scrolls? I knew that. We all knew that. Nobody thought they would let the series die. So why not wait until they have something to show? Now I’ll spend every day hoping for more info on a game that’s probably three years away. EA are making a Star Wars game? They have the licence so I should bloody hope so. But with nothing to show us why bother announcing it? The build up to release can already seem eternal, I wish they wouldn’t make it worse. I want to see more games announced at E3 and released inside a year. Because I may be getting older, but when it comes to games I’m a big kid. And no kid wants his Xmas spoiled. Pete Wisdom via email We’re biassed – seeing all the games gives us something to write about. And if devs don’t control what information comes out about their games, the internet rumour mill will go into overdrive and could distort the facts. But we can see how a dripfeed of details spoils a game’s eventual release.
I WANT TO SEE MORE GAMES ANNOUNCED AT E3 AND RELEASED INSIDE A YEAR.
#152 The gloves were off – no, on – as we went hands-on with Hitman 2.