I never bought into the whole, "Who won E3?" thing. Partly because it's usually just rampant fanboyism that determines the winner, and partly because it's just so damned subjective. I don't consider 45 minutes of playing Smash Bros. "winning" anything, but lots of folks were really into Nintendo's presentation. Inversely, I really liked Sony's different approach to the conference, even if the execution was extremely flawed. Different strokes and all of that.
That said, I think there are definitely losers at E3. A recent Qpost reminded me of the splendor that once was Booth Babes. Good old Booth Babes. For those who don't remember, Booth Babes were essentially models that companies would hire to stand around and look hot while nerds nervously pawed at them. They were shut down years ago for several reasons, chief of which being they were kind of a bad look on the industry. Was the use of Booth Babes actually sexist? Probably not for me to determine. Do I miss seeing attractive women dressed up like sexy Crash Bandicoot?
I'll let you be the judge of that.
* - J Jason Rodriguez contributes to this month's Band of Bloggers prompt with a nice little tribute to his dad, the ever-present NPC in his life. It's a good read that sticks with the theme it set out for. Read it!
S - I'm gonna be honest with you here, I have no clue what this blog is about. I read it and everything, but we have so little time on this planet that I can't be bothered by the constant outrage of the internet. Dwavenhobble talks about something Jim Sterling said, and I guess people are mad? I don't know. If you like spending your breath on this sort of thing, then I suppose you can hop right in.
S - MightyMagikarp is tackling the massive roster of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by giving a rundown of each of the 70-ish characters in the game. This list sees fighters 13-26. Nothing can convince me that Mario actually has a legitimate doctorate degree.
E - Bethesda memed itself. I think that's against the rules, right? Anyway, CotW does yet another fantastic job compiling all the dumb shit we say...this time taken directly from the Bethesda E3 stream!
D - I don't know if this counts as spam or not, but I'm willing to give Rahul Martin the chance to tell us about his work in an informative, bloggy kind of way. If he starts to spam us, though, I'm afraid we'll have to let him go. Choose wisely, Rahul!
T - Flegma walks us through his experience with GRIDD: Retroenhanced Edition for Switch. I'd never heard of the game, but the photos in the blog are quite impressive. What can I say? I'm a sucker for 80s neon.