Jun 17, 2016
E3 2016 + The Warcraft Movie (Non-Spoilers)
In this episode:
- Void 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.
- This 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!
- Both 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.
- We 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!
- While 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.
- Void - Forfeited his geekery for our
major E3 discussion this week. Check out his massive roundup at
Video Game News Now
- Beej - 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 adorable.
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