Season 18, Episode 20

Throw a drowning man a line…

I am covered in games. I don’t ever want to go back to the old E3 if this is what it means to lose that. I’m perfectly fine with it.

I think I’ve likely added close to a hundred of them to my Steam Wishlist and that has been growing. It’s Sunday as I’m writing this and I’m downloading a massive amount of demos currently. This is mostly coming from the smaller showcases. Day Of The Devs, Wholesome Games Direct, Future Of Play, Latin American Games Showcase, and Women-Led Games. There’s a few from the Future Games Show and some from the actual Summer Games Fest. I still haven’t seen the Guerrilla Collective showcase and there’s Microsoft today along with the PC Gaming Show.

Ever since this whole “summer games fest” shift I think more games are actually shown off. It’s interesting to remember back during the E3 of old and watching the big publishers do their thing showing off these massive AAA titles. And somewhere in between you’d get a sizzle reel of a bunch of smaller games. Except now those smaller games get more time and don’t feel as lost in the shuffle. I say that after staying up late rewinding the YouTube video so I can get a game’s name and add it to my wishlist. But the more games the better, I say.

While not getting lost in the shuffle of the big players there’s still just a crazy amount of games to get lost in regardless. So watch these presentations and take note (like seriously, pen and paper) of what you like and add it to your wishlist on Steam or whatever. Play the demos if they’re available to see how it plays.

This is the way of the gaming world without an E3.

Everyone is welcome.

And that means you too, Splinter Cell. What will tomorrow bring? Maybe the end of this post tag once and for all. Probably not. Ubisoft, it’s been 3,928 days since a new Splinter Cell game (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise, remake, BBC radio drama, or VR exclusive) was released.

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