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I’d have chose the same. As much as I love Splatoon I very rarely take part in Splatfests just because they’re only playable over a weekend. Why was Springfest a bit different?

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I’d have chose the same. As much as I love Splatoon I very rarely take part in Splatfests just because they’re only playable over a weekend. Why was Springfest a bit different?
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It was a bit different because it had a new mechanic to it. As the matches go on your team started with a small amount of these little pop bombs. Then further into the match you held more. This was on top of the subweapon you already had. So think of grenades that float in the air and pop a little ink around. It changed things up a fair amount. I loved it.

Summer Game Fest? More like Summer SNOOZE fest, am I right gamers?

I miss E3.

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Civ VII announcement is enough for me tbh. Game will be rough until the first or second expansion as usual but I’m really looking forward to the latest installment. The odd number is usually the revolution whereas the even number is the refinement. Be hard to top VI for me. Wild they’ve been churning out (great) content for it for 7 and a half years at this point.

Shame nothing has really filled E3’s void.

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I miss E3 as well but I think the gaming landscape has changed so much that it might not really fit the bill anymore anyway. Games are taking so long to make now for most studios with technology improvements, we already had so many announcements that were made too early with events like E3 in mind so it’d be even worse now. Then you have the increasing popularity of F2P games which often start off in a fairly limited form and over time improve with updates, more content and bigger userbases. At the minute the industry is in a bad place with so many studios being shut down and staff being let go. Microsoft have looked like they’ve been moving towards a point where the Xbox doesn’t have long left despite their acquisitions with their focus on Gamepass and it looking like a huge amount of their IPs are going to other platforms. Nintendo were already favouring doing their own Directs throughout the year before covid put the nail in the coffin of E3, and that has worked really well for them (remember how many underwhelming E3 shows they had?). Sony might be the only one of “the big 3” that it would still work for in a sense but even then you look at their state of play last week and see that the split of ones focusing on smaller/indie releases alongside others focused on major titles is probably best (although I’m still crazily excited for Astro Bot given how good a platformer Playroom is, I adored it when I got my PS5 and restarted it a few weeks ago).

I’ll never forget the Sony E3 show with the The Last Guardian re-reveal and Shenmue III and Final Fantasy Remake announcements because those were enormous and the crowd reactions were incredible, I stayed up late for that by chance (think it only began at 1AM here) but that was a long time ago.

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I kinda miss E3, but I guess it ain´t coming back. I also don´t dislike how it is now.

Did anyone catch Nintendo Direct? Looks like good news for Mario RPG fans.

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Also: holy shit you guys

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Wow @NickRocks would be stoked if he ever stopped by!

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