ShockCast Ep. 172 – “Is E3 Still Relevant?”

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced that they wouldn’t be attending this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. This is the second year in a row that they’ve done this and it got me thinking about the Expo’s importance. Nintendo will now save money and better control their message with videos directed to their fans. Should the other companies follow suit or is E3 something that is still vital for them and the gaming industry as a whole?

We also discuss games that are universally praised but we weren’t exactly keen on and also discuss the future of Star Wars games and the franchise now that most of the stories of the expanded universe have been made non-canon.

As usual we also talk about some of the features that were posted on the site including our reviews for Child of Light and Kirby: Triple Deluxe. We round things out with gaming news and what we’ve been playing.

This week I was joined by my fellow Staff Writers Ryan Meitzler, Thomas Luke and Jorge Jimenez. Thanks as always to El Blanco Niño for our custom intro and outro tracks.

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