We're only a few weeks away from the hype-filled shenanigans that is the Electronics Entertainment Expo. Lots of the big publishers are doing weird stuff this year, mostly seeming to embrace the fact that the expo is open to the public (if you were one of the lucky 15,000 people to snag a ticket before they sold out). Lots of shenanigans going on "across the street" that are free and open to the public.
I want to talk about something going on *AT* E3. Recently, Devolver Digital announced that they were going to do a big press conference along side the big boys. And let me tell you, I'm looking forward to this one MORE than all the others, probably combined.
We currently plan to cover these press conferences again like we did last year. And I look forward to some of the surprises we have ahead of us. I'm curious what repeat stuff we will get (more Sea of Thieves, please!) But Devolver Digital holding a conference as a publisher is super awesome, because unlike the "big boys," Devolver Digital publishes Indie Games.
We here at Loaded Cart love us some indie games. And several years ago, E3 made an effort to showcase the best and brightest of the indie world with the Indie MegaBooth. So, of course, this press conference is just an evolution of this. But seeing a bunch of indie games showcased on stage in front of the eyes of the world sounds REALLY amazing.
I can't wait to see what they bring to the table.
What are you looking forward to most from E3? Is there a particular game you want to see? Are you burned out from E3? Let us know in the comments below.
** Sales Alert! **
So a couple sale-related things to let you guys know about. Currently, the game Paul picked out for our next "Favorite Games" episode is on sale for $6. Seriously, go pick it up and play along with us for the next episode. It's an amazing deal for Wolfenstein: The New Order, but you have to snap it up by Monday.
Also, coincidently, there is a massive weekend sale on Steam for all the games published by Devolver Digital. So if you want to get a feel for the kinds of games they publish, and maybe even pick one up. Click here to take a look.
** CHOP'S eSPORTS GAME OF THE WEEK **
Watch SK Telecom Team 1 smash their way to victory at the Mid-Season Invitational. They have the best player in the world Faker at the helm. My favorite top-laner (HUNI! HUNI! HUNI!) has been playing super strong all tournament so far. But the Quarterfinals start today at 2pm eastern, with the clear favorites and top seeded SKT T1 taking on the Flash Wolves... this should actually be a little competitive, since the Flash Wolves basically have a 50% win rate over SKT at tournaments... but they've only ever played each other in group stages, where they play a single game and are done. This is their first Best of 5 meeting, and Best of 5 is where SKT looks the strongest.
Saturday we see Europe's G2 eSports try to avoid heartbreak and failure as they try to conquer Team WE. Tune in at 2pm Eastern to catch that one.
The winners of both games play again on Sunday at 2pm, the losers go home.
You can find all the streaming options for the games over at LoLesports.com.