So I’ll be crashing this year as a member of the Inquisitr news team. As of now I have many interviews set up, some of which I cannot announce the game (obviously).
However, I can mention which companies I’ll be speaking to, so if you have any questions about a possible game in their library, shoot us your question in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “E3 Interview Questions.”
Make sure to include your name and a Twitter/Facebook handle if you’d like a shoutout with the question, and obviously the question and company it’s for.
BloodY A4Tech (Peripheral maker)
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Stoic Studios (Makers of The Banner Saga)
PC Gaming Show (Interview opportunities at the show)
On one hand, I REALLY want to play The Witcher 3 non-stop. On the other I REALLY want to see this epic Civilization V game reach its conclusion. You see, and I detail it in my weekly game-play on Episode 28 – Vinny Z, this Civ V game was started before The Witcher 3 released. I must see it to its conclusion. But to do so takes precious hours away from what is by all accounts the current Game of the Year front-runner.
My Witcher 3 story is moving Geralt all over Velen. I’ve seen the crowded streets of Novigrad, watched bodies sway in the wind as they hang along the roads leading to the Inn at the Crossroads. I’ve met the witch Keira Metz and traveled through another mage’s hideout. I’ve hunted Foglets, Griffins, Werewolves, Tree Spirits — I’ve even helped a sword maker-turned-dumpling-chef named Hattori (Hanzo). And there is still SOOO much to do.
Yet something keeps drawing me back to Civ V.
I’m on turn 402. I’ve entered the Atomic Era. My closest CPU rival is Austria in the Modern Era. We’re at war. Not because I want to be, but because a civilization I have a defense pact with (Egypt, still in the Renaissance Era…ffs, Egypt) was attacked. So I’m now plunged into defending my land from Austria when I really just wanted to win via economy and culture. I had to wipe Spain out not even 20 turns earlier because they also were attacking another ally – who in this entire game has not settled a second city – Venice. For some reason I couldn’t make peace with Spain after taking over Cordoba and when I could Isabella was determined to see either myself or her wiped from the earth.
So she’s no longer around.
I want to go back to The Witcher. I want to ride Roach into a town and slap some Gwent cards down. At the same time, I really want to finish this war with Austria because I have a feeling Poland is trying to move down the west coast of North America into my lands (he currently owns land in what is Alaska and parts of Russia). He already doesn’t like me because I’m a heathen. I gave up on trying to win a religious victory when the Iroquois seemed determined to convert all my cities to Buddhism. But The Witcher…I really want to find out why a vampire is feeding on drunkards who only drink cheap wine in Oxenfurt.
So I decided to play a little Homeworld: Remastered. This is actually what was supposed to be episode 2 of a series I was going to do, but then I had to reinstall Windows, which I then remembered I forgot to upload episode 1.
Just as I said on a Gaming The Industry a week or so ago, these videos were just the gameplay – no commentary. I wanted the gameplay of Homeworld to shine through. This game holds up remarkably well compared to modern-day space 3-axis RTS games. A great comparison would be Ancient Space, which while good, just can’t come to level that Homeworld set back in 1999.