When the ASTRO team went up to E3 this year I expected to land in the middle of an all-out console war. I expected to spend my first few days playing with the new hardware, trying to extract any information I could. I thought my days would be spent taking pictures of the display models and talking to Sony and Microsoft reps. I’m not a very good planner, I cannot see the future, and next-gen consoles were definitely not the driving force behind E3 2013.
Software was king at this year’s show. Talk of new consoles, DRM, and constant connectivity did permeate the scene, but the buzz was being generated by some outstanding titles: Watchdogs, TITANFALL, Battlefield 4, Destiny, Call of Duty: Ghost, Disney Infinity, Final Fantasy, and Metal Gear. I could easily go on, but carpal tunnel would set in long before I finished. I know it sounds like hyperbole, but in truth the show floor was saturated with games that could easily have taken home the Best of E3 title any other year.
One of the greatest things about E3 2013 for the ASTRO team was the fact that ASTRO A40 & A30 systems were being used to demo some of our favorite titles: Battlefield 4, Need for Speed: Rivals, Duck Tales Remastered, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney, Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix, to name a few.
Over the next few days we will be showing off some of our top picks from E3 2013, and in the end, giving away a huge bag of swag that we complied. If you were not able to make the show or if you did go but didn’t feel like standing in line forever for t-shirts and stickers, we have your hook-up. Keep checking back here for the ASTRO team recap of E3 and to find out how to win tons of gaming swag