In this bonus episode Dean and Susan introduce members of the team discussing the 5 major E3 press conferences in depth.

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Before we jump into the conference roundups, Susan and Dean give some general thoughts on E3 as a whole, their picks of the show and pirates… They also talk about that Devolver Digital ‘presentation. Check out the podcast we recorded with Devolver Digital’s Andrew Parson’s last year here.

EA

Stewart, Cameron and Kieran discuss the EA press conference including Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar; Need for Speed Payback; Josef Fare’s followup to Brothers, A Way Out; the orgy of Star Wars that was the 30-min showing of Battlefront; and of course SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS!

Microsoft

Stewart, Dean and Cameron discuss the Microsoft conference, including: Rare’s quirky multiplayer pirate sim, Sea of Thieves; the bombastic Crackdown 3 (presented by Terry Cruz); Bioware’s big new reveal Anthem; Backwards compatibility (“Don’t forget backwards compatibility, because we didn’t [Sony]”); and Metro Exodus, which sees players shedding the gas mask and venturing into the open world.

Bethesda

Stewart, Dean and Cameron take a trip to Bethesdaland to discuss: Doom and Fallout VR; Elderscrolls Online: Return to Morrowind; Bethesda’s new approach to modding in the form of the Creation Club; another version of Skyrim, this time for Switch; Dishonored 2’s DLC, Death of the Outsider; Quake Champions taking on eSports; Evil Within 2; and show highlight Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus.

Ubisoft

Stewart, Cameron and Scott discuss Ubisoft’s press conference including: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle; The Crew 2 (or is it The Club, Scott?); Inside Elijah Wood with the Black Mirror-esque Transference; PvP Black Flag with Skull and Bones; more toys to life shenanigans with Starlink; Taking on the American right wing in Far Cry 5; and one of the biggest surprises of the show: Beyond Good and Evil 2, which is thoroughly oozing Luc Besson style.

Sony

Stewart, Cameron and Scott discuss Sony’s press conference including: DLC for Uncharted, in the form of The Lost Legacy, and Horizon Zero Dawn, in the form of The Frozen Wilds; Zombie Bikers in Days Gone; Monster Hunter Worlds, which looks like a real videogame; In a surprise drop, Bluepoint are doing a remake of Shadow of the Colossus; The iconic shooter returns to its roots with Call of Duty WWII; PlayStation showed where they wanted their emphasis to be with their VR showreel; Kratos takes on the Norse deities in God of War (but how long will the child survive?); David Cage imagines our dark future in Detroit; and Sony’s big exclusive reveal is a licensed Spiderman game by Insomniac?!

Nintendo

Stewart, Cameron and Scott discuss Nintendo’s press conference, including: Rocket League coming to Switch; Keeping it classic with Xenoblade Chronicles 2; Fire Emblem Warriors; Kirby; a core Pokemon game; Metroid Prime 4; Yoshi (is it a gritty reboot?); Not one, but two Breath of the Wild DLC packs; the game you’ve all been waiting for, the bonkers looking Super Mario Odyssey; and the Metroid 2 remake, Samus Returns.