Jun 17, 2016
E3 2016 + The Warcraft Movie (Non-Spoilers)
In this episode:
has spent every second of his spare time this week watching E3
press conferences and compiling the news for people like Beej who
want to know but don’t have the time (or patience in Beej’s case)
to watch the feeds.
year’s E3 is a mixed-bag, but there is a lot of good stuff being
talked about. There are no “blow up the internet” announcements,
but we do finally get to see progress and gameplay from titles that
have only been previously announced, such as The Legend of Zelda:
Breath of the Wild.
- We go
through each of the press conferences and live streams that have
happened at the time of recording and talk abotu what, if any,
standouts there are and discuss the big trend of E3 2016: early
2017 release dates.
The Warcraft Movie!
of us fall solidly into the 8/10 category for the Warcraft movie.
We went in expecting nothing, but were more than pleasantly
surprised with how it turned out. We aren’t raving fanboys, but are
fans of the universe and think that the creative team handled the
IP very well.
discuss our favorite cameos and moments in the movie, how well it
was adapted from the source material, and even talk briefly about
the cinematographer’s use of establishing shots that work for
worldbuilding, but also setup moments that only Warcaft fans will
get (such as the first time we see Ironforge...plus there’s a
murloc in the river, y’all!
we were both in the theater with only a handful of other people,
the movie did so well in China that it is already making profit.
That gives us hope for the sequels and franchise that we had no
idea we even wanted.
- Forfeited his geekery for our major E3 discussion this week.
Check out his massive roundup at
Video Game News Now
- Went to “An
Evening with Stephen King” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and
walked out with three (3!) autographed copies of King’s new novel,
End of Watch. Beej kind of fanboyed out a bit, and it was
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