Short Pause Gaming Podcast #119: Our E3 2017 Wrap-Up
E3 2017 is in the books! This year's show was chock full of great games, meaning the fellas have a ton to discuss this episode! Brent, Ben, and Bender get together once again to guide you through all of the news, reveals, surprises, and awesome gameplay demos that made up E3 2017! Topics this week include:
- Project Scorpio is Now Xbox One X - Microsoft's newest console is officially named "Xbox One X." It releases on November 7th for the low, low price of $499. Is this the right price for this machine? Who is the audience for Xbox One X?
- Minecraft is Getting Cross-Platform Play, But Not on PlayStation - Mojang announced at Microsoft's E3 2017 Press Conference that Minecraft would be getting cross-platform play, allowing users on Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox to play together in the same world. Sony, however, is not playing ball, and PlayStation is excluded from the cross-platform play being implemented here. Why is PlayStation not a part of the cross-platform play equation? Is anyone buying Jim Ryan's reasoning?
- Marvel's Spider-Man Looks Incredible on PS4 - Sony capped off this year's E3 press conference with an absolutely incredible gameplay demo of Marvel's Spider-Man running on the PS4. Is this destined to be the best super-hero game yet? Seriously, could game look any more awesome?
- Metroid Prime 4 is in Development for Nintendo Switch - During Nintendo's E3 presentation, the "title screen heard 'round the world" jolted Samus fans to their core when the Big N officially confirmed that Metroid Prime 4 is in development for Nintendo Switch. With only a logo to show for itself, just how far away is this game from seeing the light of day?
- IO Interactive is Independent Again - In a nice piece of post-E3 news, IO interactive has officially confirmed that it is once again an independent developer. To make matters even better, they've also secured the rights to their beloved Hitman IP! What does the future hold for this revered franchise?
- Our Top Ten Games of E3 2017 - We saw an insane amount of awesome games on display this week, and the guys have sorted through all of the pomp and circumstance to reveal their ten favorite games they saw at this year's show! Did your favorite make the list?
- E3 Prediction Results - As usual, the fellas tally up the results of this year's E3 predictions and see who came out on top. Will Brent actually earn a point this year?
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