Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Jun 122021
 

Table of Contents

Summer Game Fest 2021
Koch Primetime
IGN Expo Livestream
Guerrilla Collective Day 2
Wholesome Direct 2021
Ubisoft Forward
Devolver Forwarder
Gearbox Entertainment
Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase
Square Enix Presents
PC Gaming Show
Future Games Show
Limited Run Games
Capcom
Nintendo Direct

Devolver Forwarder

One of my fondest E3 memories is the first Devolver Digital showcase. I tuned in expecting a normal press conference, and went through many, many emotions as I slowly realized along with the rest of chat that we were watching some form of concentrated madness instead.

Since then, Devolver has found an entertaining balance between parody and actual game announcements, and has become a highlight for me.

This year’s parody was focused on games as a service and monetization, with Devolver presenting “monetization as a service,” a subscription service that gives you access to premium purchases you can make. It was great.

Meanwhile, they showed more gameplay from Shadow Warrior 3, a new sidescrolling action game called Trek to Yomi, another trailer for the multiplayer game Phantom Abyss, and another new multiplayer game called Wizard With a Gun. We also got to see another trailer for Death’s Door, which I really like the looks of.

A deckbuilding puzzle game called Inscryption looks interesting, and they announced a mobile game parody of mobile games called Devolver Tumble Time. Then they announced a physical-only game called Demon Throttle.

As they wrapped up this year’s showcase, they also managed to parody NFTs. I’m not sure what they have left for next year, but I can’t wait to find out.

Gearbox Entertainment

Now, I missed watching Devolver live and initially intended to watch Gearbox and then go back to Devolver later. After a few minutes of Gearbox’s show, I decided to catch up on Devolver’s insanity first. But don’t worry, as soon as I finished, I tuned in to see what Gearbox covered.

Gearbox began with a nice little video introduction about how it was a rough year and we deserve a treat now.

They talked for a while about things like the Borderlands movie, and then moved on to Borderlands Science, which is a mini-game in Borderlands 3. Then they had an itty bitty teaser for Homeworld 3. After that, they showed the trailer for Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands again and talked a bit about the world.

Then Homeworld 3 got another tiny bit of attention.

We got to see Tribes of Midgard again with some more detail, and then they announced a PS4 port of Godfall, along with a new expansion and an update. Then they talked about Homeworld 3 for another few seconds. Then they talked more about the Borderlands movie.

…Why did Gearbox have a showcase?

That wraps up today’s E3 offerings, but don’t worry – tomorrow is filled with showcases, including a couple I’ve been looking forward to quite a bit!

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