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One more thing, E3 2016 is the first time that hotels no longer allowed you to book your rooms a year in advance. In the past, at the close of E3, we'd re-book all rooms right on Figueroa Blvd.

When we tried to do it at the end of E3 2015, our standard hotel (plus others) were no longer booking that far out. Apparently they were waiting to find the dates for the show themselves so they could crank up demand and prices accordingly.

I'm surely not ...

182d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

I had been going since the late 90's (between LA and Atlanta) and have to say that (last year's announcements aside) E3 has been a loss leader for our business. We used to meet with vendors in rooms on the floor and get actual business hammered out. Now it's a veritable bataan death walk-a-thon between meeting rooms and, without Kentia Hall, there's very little you see at the show which isn't covered by 8 billion websites.

182d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

My shirt just caught on fire from this flamebait. Must remember to put on my flame retardant suit before visiting N4G on Sunday mornings. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

194d ago 27 agree24 disagreeView comment

@magiciandude

"[The Last of Us] is amazing only because of the story, the cinematics, and the graphics. The gameplay is average and repetitive like Uncharted in my opinion."

Funny how,just a few comments before this one, you express your love over the new Tomb Raider for XBoxOne. A game with beautiful visuals, an average story and similarly repetitive gameplay. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

198d ago 24 agree6 disagreeView comment

Every time I see these numbers swell I'm happy. I love what Crystal Dynamics has done with Tomb Raider but can't help but think that the money that was lost in this exercise is staggering.

Conservatively speaking, if TR was released across all platforms and had sold to 10% of Sony's PS4 install base (not counting PS3), SquareEnix could have seen an additional 3,500,000 units sold. That's nearly 4x the amount that was sold on Xbox360 and XboxOne combined an...

206d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Every time I see these numbers swell I'm happy. I love what Crystal Dynamics has done with Tomb Raider but can't help but think that the money that was lost in this exercise is staggering.

Conservatively speaking, if TR was released across all platforms and had sold to 10% of Sony's PS4 install base (not counting PS3), SquareEnix could have seen an additional 3,500,000 units sold. That's nearly 4x the amount that was sold on Xbox360 and XboxOne combined an...

206d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

233d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

That's what I first saw too, Eternalb! The Lady D character has a John K vibe as well.

Outside of Atlus, WayForward and a few other devs, it's hard to find stylized 2D artwork.

235d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Another quick item to note is that the developers are a husband and wife duo out of Prince Edward Island (one of them an ex-Disney animator) and that this is their very first game together.

The actual link to their greenlight page is: http://steamcommunity.com/s...

235d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I'M THANKFUL FOR being down to one console and one handheld this generation. The money I've saved from not owning all three has been a lifesaver and feeling a sense of camaraderie from other console owners has been something I've missed from the days of the early 90's.

Thankful to have "Blast Processing vs. Mode 7" level discussions and to know I'm right because there's no way I picked the wrong console...

...right?

248d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I'M THANKFUL FOR the fact I run my own business and can start drinking whenever I want...

...it's been a tough year...

248d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Just played the first Uncharted again after picking up the collection and was shocked how much of a 'cover shooter' the game really was. The story and dialog was what I mainly remember about that experience which still holds up nicely (as a B-movie romp). I don't really think Uncharted has changed too much from it's original source but memory (mine included) is a fickle thing.

Looking forward to Uncharted 4 as that team at Naughty Dog really knows how to sp...

262d ago 7 agree14 disagreeView comment

This is my exact experience as well, Bathyj.

All my multi-platform titles were purchased on Xbox360 and I burned through five systems from 2006-2012. I stopped powering up my 360 after the L4D DLC fiasco and focused on a PS3 backlog while I waited for the next gen announcements. I was one foot out the door when the initial E3 press conference happened.

Thanks for sharing your experience as I know there are scores of others that have followed the same path a...

290d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

The best response I've seen to people giving this game high marks is that, "these reviewers could go to the beach and not see women or water".

339d ago 2 agree2 disagreeView comment

Here's the link to a *slightly* more accurate video review.

(warning LOUD and NSFW)

339d ago 6 agree3 disagreeView comment

Thanks, nowitzki2004. Journey was definitely a cathartic experience. I wound up actually purchasing this statue the same day I played through the game.

Definitely a top 10 game experiences of all time kinda thing.

365d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I lost my dog of 14 years of last week and, one day later, Journey released on PS4.

Three hours of breaking down in tears while playing through the game, I can honestly say that Journey broke me as well.

366d ago 8 agree1 disagreeView comment

The PS+ version will be released in just a few days. Sony is holding on to it's reveal till the E3 press event.

414d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Did they forego the exclusivity contract with the NFL so that we could have more than one crappy option? No? Then they still are an awful company*.

* agreed that they are not the worst in America (I'm looking at you Comcast and AT&T).

422d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Your avatar pic and your comment work so incredibly well together.

427d ago 6 agree0 disagreeView comment