It’s the middle of June. That means it’s summer (in the Northern hemisphere…) and that means it’s warm and we are silly.
It also means it was just E3, so the whole video game industry is waking up from a three day hangover of peak silly. Much like the Farmer’s Almanac can be used to predict which years will be good for specific crops (Martha! It’s a good year for beans!), the new console generation unveiling assured us that 2013 was going to be a particularly rich year for video game industry silliness.
As usual, the game trailers themselves were pretty silly. Grandiose and over the top, E3 is often just a shouting match were games try to out-edge, out-dramatic, and out-HOLY-SHIT-THAT-LOOKS-COOL one another. This week on Unskippable, Graham and Paul give a three of the most excitably nonsensical trailers what’s coming to them.
There was also the proper console reveals themselves. Much fun has been made at the expense of the Xbox One, but this week we take a new track on CheckPoint. Graham goes On Point, not in a judgemental way, but in a “look guys, here is the problems we are seeing and if you addressed them, this would not be so much of a problem, have you considered this?” kind of way. We also talk about Top Gear!
Another fun fact, you can hear a punch in the intro. That sound effect was from last week. I thought I deleted it. I clearly did not. Whoops! JUST TRYING TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE PAYING ATTENTION, RIGHT?!
This week’s LoadingReadyRun video PlaceholderURL.com isn’t about E3 per say, but it is about winging it when your whole presentation appears to be going down in flames. I’m not trying to kick people when they’re down, but it seems like it could be at least… tangentially useful to the boys down in Redmond.
And remember! If you missed it last week, Alex and I were in a Feed Dump together. What’s not to like? If you can think of something, don’t say it. Shhhh. SSHHHH. SSSHHHHHHHH!!!