Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Seb travel by land, sea, and air to Los Angeles in order to attend E3 and report live from the scene of the industry's hottest event, which some people are calling a 'virtual conference' that 'does not meet in person this year'.
Following the Nintendo Direct of the previous week, Sony responds with a State of Play video intended to build interest in a slate of underwhelming titles, including a particularly egregious Final Fantasy VII-centred showing from Square Enix.
Great Takahashi, / ambitious, planned Xenogears, / but without caution. Time, too short for men, / defied him, ruined his plans, / but left him unmoved. In time, Nintendo, / seeking a man of vision, / helped him to glory.
Caspius and SiliconNooB launch the new playthrough, discuss changing attitudes to video game narratives, and report on the latest half-witted decision by Sony: abandoning to Microsoft the Japanese market--the key to the entire video game industry!
With the end of the year approaching, the rush is on for developers to delay their incomplete games and abandon their unrealisable projects, with mentions this week for Bravely Default II, Cyberpunk 2077, Far Cry 6, Halo Infinite, Everwild, and Diablo IV.