MIDDLE-EARTH – SHADOW OF WAR [E3 2017]: Warner Bros Interactive!

It's usually hard to top WBIE's slate at #E3, but this year the company brought Middle-earth: Shadow of War, LEGOs, LEGOs and more.. LEGOs. Yeah, not the usual level of greatness veteran attendees are used to (Witcher, Arkham, Injustice, etc.). But there's a good reason why: Shadow of War was enough, despite my tempered expectations for …

FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 / CRACKDOWN 3 / STATE OF DECAY 2 [E3 2017]: Xbox One X!

While Microsoft's #E32017 presser didn't exactly blow me away (a $499 price tag for the Xbox One X will do that), it wasn't hard to like what the company had present on the floor and behind closed doors. Lines for Sea of Thieves were as ambitious as Rare's open-sea pirate adventure; Cuphead, with its new September …

CALL OF DUTY – WWII / DESTINY 2 / EXTINCTION [E3 2017]: Maximum Activision!

Remember that Call of Duty from way back when? Well, guess what: it's back. Almost exactly as you remember it.. if you're old enough to remember it. Call of Duty: WWII's weapons are heavy, the world is gritty, and you're covered in blood, but it's not your own. Private Ryan just got his head blown …

DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ / PROJECT CARS 2 / NI NO KUNI II [E3 2017]: Bandai Namco!

While everyone's so busy at this massively crowded #E3 camping in line for the new Assassin's Creed, Spider-Man game, and next big Nintendo hit, yours truly had the pleasure of going behind closed doors with three of the show's most impressive demos, courtesy of Bandai Namco. Yes--the very same company thar delivered my #2 overall …

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II / NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACK [Hands-On Impressions]: EA Play!

E3 is upon us! It’s an exciting time for nerds around the world. I was fortunate enough to spend some time playing Star Wars: Battlefront II’s multiplayer during this year’s EA Play, which, btw, was a great event despite horrendous lines, having to pay for your own food/drinks, and limited swag. At least there was …