The Triple Option Podcast Episode 2: All About E3 2017

by Matthew Thompson

Finally, a few months after debuting The Triple Option Podcast, I have a second episode ready for your listening pleasure! This one is all about E3 2017. My friends Matt and Mike join me to discuss the big three conferences, all the stand out games, what we felt was missing from the show and even pick some of our individual favorites from this year’s E3 at the end. For more details continue beyond the break!

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Four Under the Radar Games from E3 2017

by Matthew Thompson

I thought I might be a little E3’d out after writing a number of Pre-E3 posts and the one about my favorite games from the event earlier this week, but I still feel the urge to share more. Today I wanted to shine the light on a few more games that I felt went a bit under the radar compared to the seven games I talked about before. Here are some quick thoughts on four games from E3 2017 that deserve a bit more attention Continue reading

Pre-E3 2017 Spotlight: Microsoft and Third-Parties

by Matthew Thompson

I don’t have quite as many thoughts on Microsoft’s E3, so I’m lumping them in with third-parties for my last Pre-E3 post. With the start of the show only a day away, here are some final predictions and wishes for what the Electronic Entertainment Expo will bring for the Xbox and various third-party publishers Continue reading

Pre-E3 2017 Spotlight: Nintendo

by Matthew Thompson

E3 2017 is a big one for Nintendo as it is the first year the Switch will make an appearance at the show. The new system has been a sales success early on and I’m hoping Nintendo will be able to show the kind of software and services that will build on that early momentum and keep me sated as an early adopter Continue reading

Pre-E3 2017 Spotlight: Sony

by Matthew Thompson

With E3 kicking off in less than a week, it is about time I run through my predictions and wishes like I usually do before the big event. I’m going to focus on Sony today, but I will have two more posts up later this week, one about Nintendo and another about Microsoft/third-parties. Well, let’s get to it Continue reading

The Best of E3 2016

by Matthew Thompson

Another year and another E3 in the books. It was an impressive show with great new looks at known quantities and plenty of first looks at freshly announced games. After watching the press conferences and digging through previews and interviews, I’m here to talk about what stood out to me from gaming’s annual showcase. Here it goes Continue reading

My Pre-E3 2016 Post

by Matthew Thompson

E3 starts tomorrow and I figured I’d chime in with my typical share of hopes, predictions and outlandish wishes that I have prior to the big event. I’ve decided to break them into groups based on their likelyhood to show up, from the “will (and should) be there” to the “not likely, but I wish they would be there.” Let’s get to it Continue reading

The Games of E3 2015: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

by Matthew Thompson

(Throughout the next couple of weeks, I will be posting impressions and reactions to some of the games shown off at E3 based on info I’ve gleaned from watching demos and interviews online. Enjoy!)

At the end of 2014, we got our first substantial look at Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. It focused on the core moment-to-moment gameplay and looked superb. It showed us some new features, but more than anything it depicted a much more open combat scenario, overflowing with options and avenues for the player to take, which is exactly what I want from my enemy encounters. My big takeaway from the E3 demo is how a lot of what we saw in that initial showing will likely permeate most aspects of the game Continue reading

The Games of E3 2015: Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst

by Matthew Thompson

(Throughout the next couple of weeks, I will be posting impressions and reactions to some of the games shown off at E3 based on info I’ve gleaned from watching demos and interviews online. Enjoy!)

There was no game I was more curious to get info on at E3 than Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst. I’m a massive fan of the original and while I recognize its flaws, I also feel what it got right it got very right. With Catalyst, they are essentially rebooting the series which can be a scary proposition for any fan. But from what I was able to gather from E3, I can get behind where things are headed with it Continue reading

The Games of E3 2015: Horizon: Zero Dawn

by Matthew Thompson

(Throughout the next couple of weeks, I will be posting impressions and reactions to some of the games shown off at E3 based on info I’ve gleaned from watching demos and interviews online. Enjoy!)

I wasn’t surprised to see Horizon: Zero Dawn show up at E3. In fact, I was expecting it. But what I wasn’t expecting was just how taken I’d be with Guerrilla Games’ new IP. I was initially struck by the beautiful and intriguing world depicted in our first look at the game. Guerrilla describes the setting as post-post-apocalyptic. This isn’t about humanity trying to recover in a cataclysm’s aftermath, but what life is like 1000 years removed from that world-changing event. Nature long ago reclaimed the land. People have returned to a more primitive way of living. And yet at odds with this are the technologically advanced robots that have now taken the mantle as the dominant species here. The result is this wonderful, captivating world, one I can’t wait to explore, to solve the mysteries of and uncover the secrets that brought about this wild future Continue reading