Which PlayStation Games Should Be Remade Next?

Among the trailers and reveals at the PlayStation E3 showcase last week was a remake of the 2005 PlayStation 2 classic Shadow of the Colossus (which probably should have made this list). The game is being rebuilt for the modern era by teams at SCEI Japan and Bluepoint Games, much like last year’s Ratchet & Clank remake from Insomniac and next week’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a full remake of Naughty Dog’s first three PlayStation games from Vicarious Visions.

There’s an obvious question to ask here: which other classic PlayStation titles and franchises deserve to be remade?

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The Five Biggest Missteps of E3 2017’s Conferences

I took a look at my favorite things to come out of this year’s E3 press conferences yesterday, and there’s a lot more to be happy about going forward. Today’s going to be about a different side of E3, though. These aren’t necessarily mistakes, and they’re unlikely to be make or break moments for the companies mentioned here, but there were a few rough moments spread across the conferences and showcases.

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The 10 Most Important Announcements and Trailers From E3 2017 (For Me)

The press conferences have come and gone, and there’s a lot to look forward to in gaming. Some new games were announced, some old games resurfaced, and some games we’ve known about got expanded time in the spotlight. New announcements and information came up every few hours, starting with EA Play on Saturday and ending with the Nintendo Spotlight yesterday.

Here’s what I’m most looking forward to after seeing these events, in no particular order:

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E3 2017: Nintendo Spotlight Shines Bright

This year’s E3 press conferences have varied vastly in quality and excitement. EA kicked things off with a mostly forgettable event, Xbox put on a rapid-fire show filled with a lot of games and nebulous exclusivity labels, Bethesda limited their (absurdly late) show to games and DLC releasing in 2017, including Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusUbisoft showed some interesting games and continued with nonsense, and PlayStation started strong before dropping into a mostly unexciting event—despite showing a lot of good to great looking games.

Where did Nintendo’s Spotlight land in all this? Keep reading to find out.

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E3 2017: PlayStation Had An Off Year

PlayStation’s been doing pretty well the last few years, at E3 and in general. Their last few conferences have been stacked with wins, surprises, and thrilling trailers and reveals. PS4 sales are booming, and there are more than enough exclusive games to keep players busy—not to mention third party partnerships for games like Destiny, Star Wars Battlefront, and Call of Duty.

But Microsoft showed yesterday that they’re not messing around. They showed a renewed focus on games and brought the details on the Xbox One X, a direct competitor, and a more powerful one, to PlayStation 4 Pro. Bethesda and Ubisoft both got a bit of well-deserved attention for their reveals and trailers as well, including those for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Far Cry 5.

Basically, the team at PlayStation had a lot to live up to going into this year’s conference. How did they do?

Let’s break it down.

*This post has been updated with trailers from the show.

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E3 2017: Ubisoft Mostly Hits The Mark

Is it really a Ubisoft E3 press conference without Aisha Tyler? This year’s event definitely had a different feel to it, but it wasn’t just Tyler’s absence. This was Ubisoft at its most focused, for once making it all about the games and not the crazy dance parties and other nonsense.

Except when they made it about crazy dance parties and other nonsense, of course.

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E3(ish) Weekend Recap

This was a busy weekend—and it would have been even without the first few E3 press conferences. The move to New York is less than three weeks away, meaning it’s pretty much scramble time. This weekend’s moving related activities included: reaping the benefits of IKEA’s incredible return policy, selling a car, and buying what is simultaneously too much and definitely not enough bubble wrap.

Throw in three E3 press conferences this weekend (read my thoughts on the EA, Microsoft, and Bethesda conferences if you’d like) and you’ve got a recipe for a weekend pretty limited on entertainment.

And oh yeah, I bought a Switch yesterday (and all four games I said I’d get). I haven’t been able to play much yet, but I already love it. Here’s everything I watched and played that didn’t involve E3.

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E3 2017: Bethesda’s Late Night

Bethesda’s E3 showcase came back for its third consecutive appearance in Los Angeles at a questionable time. 9pm is late enough. I can’t imaging having to watch this thing from the east coast or Europe. Anyway, Bethesda’s games are worth it. Here’s what they showed and what I thought of it.

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