I’ll be quite honest with my opinion and probably piss off a lot of gamers and my fellow partners in work. So far the Electronic Entertainment Expo has failed to impress me, in fact. It’s been rather mediocre when it comes to the Press Conferences themselves, yes I have gotten my long awaited release date for Cuphead, and the Xbox One X has been unveiled for the public eye. However, saying that I like what I’ve got so far is a bold faced lie, especially considering how much Bethesda liked stroking their ego’s to death with their “Totally not ripping off Nintendo Direct for our press conference” stunt.
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But hey, maybe I’m simply not falling into the hype, like I suggested before for the many people that probably did already. However, I’m glad to say that one of the people who didn’t even get a single bit of time for a press conference did an E3 Press conference anyway, and that was Devolver Digital. Who launched a Youtube video that basically mocked every single bit of these E3 Press Conferences so far, broken english and everything!
I mean, it’s just paradise for myself to see the overplayed trailers that didn’t really show anything (Not even a new IP). How they went through a catalogue of games that they already made public (Which still doesn’t make sense to me. What’s the point of having an E3 conference with these “big reveals” if they are already given ahead of time? Well done Bethesda!). And the impressive one off gags that are spread across the 15 minute video that makes for the entire press conference. To a very innovative way to do microtransactions with a very “Hand ripping” experience!
Of course, not everything would be complete without some bull-Sorry, silly implementation with Devolver Digital’s EARLIEST ACCESS, a scheme that plans on rushing out games as fast as possible so consumers eat that shit up instantly. Personally, I think it’s a very negative change from what we’ve seen in the industry next to having people throw money to a tablet and expecting it to instantly grow crops in Harvest Moon for the Chintendo 4DS. With the new strategy, Devolver basically plans to give you games you can buy right at the MICROSECOND they are thought out, you can easily pay your 60 dollars and buy a game before it’s even planned for development. It screams bad news for WiiU users of course, since their online capabilities aren’t that grand after all.
To provide a statement (And make me die of laughter) regarding how incredible the marketing strategy is, Japanese creator Suda51 decided to step in and provide a very insightful piece of knowledge about how incredible Devolver’s Earliest Access program is. Well, with no much else to say, Devolver Digital’s E3 press conference is pretty much the conference every gamer in existance can get pretty excited for, with amazing visuals. you can easily buy into the hype and spend all your money in games. I rate it a 139/200. #Shutup