E3 2015 Day One
The first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) kicked off with the 2 remaining press conferences; Nintendo and Square Enix. The LT founders live tweeted #NintendoE3 from their hotel, but unfortunately missed the Square Enix conference due to early meetings. Some excellent news came out of both conferences though! Check out our Facebook and Twitter for a round up of all our E3 conference coverage.
Once we hit the conference centre, the familiar E3 excitement buzz was in the air. The lines were long, and the hype was real. At 12pm on the dot we were allowed through the doors and onto the show floor. We had a bit of free time before our first appointments, so we wandered around and took a few photos. It’s hard to say what stood out during this time, as pretty much everything in the entire space is vying for your attention and quickly pulls you in — in the most fantastic way!
Today we went through Activision’s booth. First things first, we had to see the latest from award-winning developer Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. We were lucky enough to see a private screening of 15 minutes of game play, and it is looking really awesome! I’ll be honest and say neither of us are massive Call of Duty players, but we both thought this latest version looked like a step in a really good direction, and had a lot of new stuff going on that players will love! The wall running and overall movement seemed to have a much nicer flow to it. You will now have a lot more control over who you are in the game, with a bunch of new customization abilities. Black Ops 3 is set in the year 2065, where bio augmentation and Cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier. This gave the game some really strong Destiny and Titanfall vibes to it and made me really excited to play! I can’t wait to see how it feels on a new Elite controller…
Next up for something completely different, we headed over to see the new Guitar Hero Live which was a LOT of fun! We had a jam on the brand new guitar, and a test drive of their new feature ‘GHTV’, the world’s first playable music video network. The control system is quite different, and a bit harder to master we thought, at least at first. The new system has also gone monochrome, dropping the colour coded play system for a tidy new black and white look (which pleased this designer!). After picking the ol’ guitar controller back up for the first time in a long time, we have to admit, we’re both keen to have another Saturday night Guitar Hero Live jam soon!
Our last call was Destiny: The Taken King. As an avid player when Destiny was first released, I was so excited to see this new expansion. The latest DLC content just hasn’t done much to rekindle the love I once felt for this game, but oh boy, The Taken King sure has! Featuring a new story campaign and quests, new enemies to fight, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, as well as an all-new Raid. We saw 3 new Guardian subclasses, each with an exciting new supercharge ability! The Mayhem Clash multiplayer match was definitely hectic, as ability energies recharge faster it’s like the whole game was turned up to 11. It really sounded like the Bungie developers are listening to the fans feedback and are making changes based on it, which is good for everyone!
You can check out our Day One vlog right here, and I’ll be back tomorrow with our thoughts on Sony and Warner Brother’s E3 showings! Feel free to fire us a comment with any questions or thoughts!