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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E3 2017: EA Play

E3 2017 has (un)officially started, meaning nerds like me are going to be glued to their screens of choice for the next several days. EA kicked things off this afternoon with their EA Play conference, and it was…

Well, it happened. Some of it was interesting. A lot of it wasn’t. All of it was awkward to watch.

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E3 Begins!

Yesterday’s review of It Comes At Night marked the end of an impromptu movie week—something I decided to do because this week’s going to be all about gaming.

E3 unofficially starts today with EA’s showcase/event/whatever they’re calling it, and I’ll be back with some thoughts on its announcements and games from the comfort of my home later today. I’ll be doing the same for the other press conferences and events, meaning things are going to be a little busier than typical weeks. I’ll shift to other gaming related topics starting Wednesday, mostly about the Nintendo Switch if things work out tomorrow.

I can’t help getting excited about E3 even though we won’t be seeing a lot of these games for a while. Anybody else with me?

War for the Planet of the Apes introduces us to Nova

War for the Planet of the Apes, the latest entry in the rebooted franchise, isn’t scheduled to hit theaters for over a month—which means 20th Century Fox is naturally doing everything possible to make sure that last month is excruciating to deal with. Between the two previous movies in the rebooted series, Matt Reeves’ filmography, and the trailers already released for War, it’s shaping up to be one of the summer’s most exciting movies.

Every teaser, trailer, and look released so far has shown the film’s potential to follow in its predecessors’ footsteps as a summer blockbuster with added depth. This latest look solidifies its potential to be something even bigger than that, though.

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Wonder Woman review

Congratulations are due to Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, and everyone else involved in the making of Wonder Woman. Pulling in $103 million in its opening weekend, Wonder Woman now holds the record for highest opening for a movie directed by a woman and it is the highest opening for a female-fronted superhero movie. There’s unfortunately not a lot of competition on either front right now, but that’s hopefully going to change thanks to the success Wonder Woman has already achieved.

Now, let’s get to the review.

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