The highlights of gaming’s biggest convention

Billy Boye, Online Manager

Video games are a media that has been steadily rising over the past four decades. Starting all the way back in the days of Magnavox Odyssey and Atari, we now have advanced consoles such as the Playstation 4 and the Nintendo Switch.

With the rising popularity of video games, many people wish to express their love for video games in different ways. Conventions such as E3 are an excellent way to do this.

Standing for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 is a convention where large gaming companies go to reveal their newest games and software to the public. The convention took place from June 9-14 at the Los Angeles convention center. There were many big contenders in attendance, including Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Bethesda.

Some of the heavy hitters for Sony included The Last of Us 2, Spider-Man 2018, and to the delight of many, a remake of Resident Evil 2. One of the most anticipated reveals from Sony however, was Kingdom Hearts 3, set to release in 2019.

Microsoft came swinging with trailers for Fallout 76 (which is not the 76th game in the series), Crackdown 3, and a mobile game featuring a crossover between Gears of War and the popular collectables Funko! POPs. Arguably the biggest reveal however, was a teaser trailer for a new Halo game, titled Halo Infinite.

Nintendo focused much of their presentation on the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Switch, giving it an official title of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The presentation for the game featured the reveal of new characters, gamemodes, and stages.

Bethesda’s presentation started with the CEO of the company himself, Todd Howard, coming out on stage. He went on to reveal a sequel to the critically acclaimed DOOM, titled DOOM Eternal, more gameplay for Fallout 76, and to top it all off, a teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls 6.

All-in-all, E3 is a platform for companies to reveal their products. However, it also serves as a way for gamers to express their love for gaming in the hundreds of activities and events at the convention.

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