Tag Archives: E3

How sexist is E3?

I had the opportunity to attend E3 for the first time this year. Before setting off, I was genuinely excited by all the cool stuff that I'd get to see. But I was also rather nervous - I'd heard so many negative things over the years about how sexist (and dangerous) these huge conventions could be. So, how much sexism did I actually experience?

E3 2014 – We were on the Xbox podcast

E3 was long and tiring. It was a fantastic experience, and I feel like I've completed a gaming pilgrimage of sorts. At the end of the last day, I finally consumed some alcohol and it might have gone to my head. It was recorded for posterity.

No gays originally planned for The Sims

EA is often lauded as the best in LGBTQ support in games. The Sims has included gay relationships from the beginning, and Bioware lets you paramour in whatever orientation you like. But this wasn't always intentional.

E3 2014 – The Crew hands-on preview

Ubisoft is looking to shake up the racing genre with their impressive addition - The Crew. It's all vroom vroom and loads of fun. I got some hands on time with the game, and this could just be the racing game for me.

E3 2014 – The Witcher 3:The Wild Hunt will be a 100 hour game

One of the biggest games of E3 this year had to be The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. It’s bigger, more beautiful than ever and it’s pretty much going to consume your life next year. Don’t believe me? Well Environment Artist Johan Mattson might convince you just how massive the final chapter in the saga of Geralt of Rivia will be.

E3 2014 – The Lazygamer Awards

For one adrenaline and coffee fuelled week of the year, the Lazygamer crew ventures to sunny Los Angeles for E3. It is awesome and gruelling and filled with way more hands on time than I was led to believe. So who were the big winners?

E3 2014 – Razer peripheral will make you a better human

Razer had a few things to show off at E3 this year - some pretty new headsets and even a bunch of World of Tanks gear. However, the most interesting gadget has to be the Razer Nabu, and we all need it ASAP.

E3 2014 – Hands on with Destiny’s multiplayer

After a short presentation, it was downstairs for a Destiny multiplayer session. Activision had set up a seperate area for the game, with the game mode Control on offer. It was all about survival, loot and earning some in-game currency in the form of Glimmer. And the game did not disappoint.

E3 2014 – Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate hands on preview

For those of you who are fans of the grind-fest known as Monster Hunter, the new iteration has a bunch more to offer. I got my hands on with the game's 3DS demo, taking on a new monster.

E3 2014 – Tales from the Borderlands preview

I've enjoyed the offerings from Telltale Games thus far - The Walking Dead was one of the most emotional gaming experiences last year, and The Wolf Among Us is bringing the graphic novel characters to life in a brilliant way. I wasn't convinced about the collaboration with Gearbox for Tales from the Borderlands, and the demo hasn't won me over, either. Warning: contains spoilers.

The swag of E3 2014

It’s no secret that E3 produces quite a bit of memorablia every year. Promotional goodies that are for some reason highly sought after by collectors. I got my hands on some stuff, which was mostly hoisted into my tiny body as I left a presentation. Here’s a look at all of that…swag. Yo.

E3 2014 in video – Day 3 wrap-up

We may have some more E3 info and thoughts on the way, but one thing that we have run out of, are daily vlogs. A massive thanks to Grant Hinds and his cameraman Greg Cattell for making this pair of shaven apes look marginally better on your screens. And without any further ado, here’s the final E3 daily video!

E3 2014 – Far Cry 4 preview

Some of you have seen the reveal of Far Cry 4's coop from Ubisoft's press conference. I got a commentary-filled rundown, as well as an interview with the creative director - here's why you should be excited about Far Cry 4.

E3 2014 – New SteelSeries tech will make you better at gaming

We all try to get better at the games we enjoy. Some people go online to read strategy guides, other people practice for hours on end. However, SteelSeries has some eye tracking technology that might give gamers some new tools.

E3 2014 – The Evil Within hands-on preview

The Evil Within in a survival horror game that promised to get in your head, give you minimal resources, and return players to that absolute sense of horror felt in games of the past. But can it deliver the fear?