The Gameological Society is joining forces with Eurogamer this year for a daily podcast from the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which we have deemed the Eurogameological E3 Podcast. In case you missed them, here are links to Day 1 and Day 2. Today, Eurogamer reviews editor Oli Welsh and I are joined by Gameological contributor Gus Mastrapa.
Instead of being united in the glories or agonies of a single press conference, today was the day that your podcasters scattered across the E3 show floor to look at games. Oli visited with a legend of the games world, John Carmack, and saw that sometimes heroes live up to their billing. Gus glimpsed the mirage that is Star Wars 1313, and he also checked out the new SimCity, which sounds promising. Speaking of promise, we wonder what happened to last year’s deeply promising Official Game Of The E3 Podcast, which was called Brothers In Arms: Rise Of Turbo Hitler (or something along those lines) and featured the greatest shooting-Nazis-on-toilets sequence in gaming history. Finally, as the podcast draws to a close, we discuss the pragmatic reasons why this was one of the more unmemorable E3 shows in a while. It’s all about cycles, you see.
For comprehensive coverage of E3, be sure to check out Eurogamer. It’s written by thoughtful folks, and as I said a couple of days ago, it’s my favorite non-Gameological games site in the world. THE WORLD!