elko84 Curator Backer Posts: 208 Registered: 5/6/2017
elko84
# 1 - Posted on 6/04/19 16:18:20

E3 is almost upon us once again! Sony will be sitting on the sidelines this year as they have chosen not to attend the expo in 2019. Microsoft says they have something BIG for their press conference this year. What could it be??

Below are the times that events kick off so you can go to your favorite streaming site of choice and tune in to see what happens this year! (All times are in Central Standard Time)

June 6, 11 AM CST -- Google Stadia Connect
June 8, 11:15 AM CST -- EA Play
June 9, 3 PM CST -- Microsoft Press Conference
June 9, 7:30 PM CST -- Bethesda Press Conference
June 9, 9 PM CST -- Devolver Press Conference
June 10, 12 PM CST -- PC Gaming Show
June 10, 2 PM CST -- Limited Run Games Press Conference
June 10, 3 PM CST -- Ubisoft Press Conference
June 10, 6:30 PM CST -- Kinda Funny Showcase
June 10, 8 PM CST -- Square Enix Press Conference
June 11, 11 AM CST -- Nintendo Direct Showcase

Post Edited on 6/04/19 17:53:59
dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1664 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 2 - Posted on 6/04/19 16:42:40

There's also a Google Stadia "Connect" on June 6th 12pm EST

elko84 Curator Backer Posts: 208 Registered: 5/6/2017
elko84
# 3 - Posted on 6/07/19 0:44:37

Watched the Google Stadia Connect. I wasn't too sure what it was to be honest, but now it seems pretty ambitious. Being able to play say, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, on your cell phone sounds interesting. Not sure this is for me though as I still enjoy having a physical disc to add to my collection. Although on the PC front that's pretty much all digital now and really didn't have a choice. Hopefully this year Microsoft doesn't try to go all digital again.

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1664 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 4 - Posted on 6/07/19 14:24:02

Yeah, it looks extremely ambitious. Like a lot of the Goog's projects though, I feel like this is going to be a flash in the pan that gets abandoned when things don't quite pan out the way they think they will (like Google Fiber and every software project that gets canned after a year or two.)

The biggest shortfalls that I see are:

  • Many people not having great internet connections to begin with resulting in a less than ideal stream quality.
  • Latency, which I found to be a factor with PSNow when I tried it with my better than average internet connection. I'm not convinced Google has found some magical solution that reduces it to an acceptable level, but I could be proven wrong.
  • Data caps. I know more providers are starting to offer unlimited packages for home internet, but people who want to stream to their mobile devices are going to be in for a hell of a surprise with the projected amount of data this will use.
elko84 Curator Backer Posts: 208 Registered: 5/6/2017
elko84
# 5 - Posted on 6/10/19 2:45:27

I've added most of the new games announced so far during E3. Let me know if I've missed any.

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1664 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 6 - Posted on 6/11/19 2:58:47

I really really want to see some of that Avenger's gameplay... That felt like such a tease!

elko84 Curator Backer Posts: 208 Registered: 5/6/2017
elko84
# 7 - Posted on 6/11/19 3:33:07

Totally. They didn't really explain exactly what it is.