May Is Just An E3 Build-Up
If you’ve been following this column, you’d realise that it’s late. The publication date is set for the first of the month, every month. Why is it late? Well, something must have gone wrong, right? Sort of.
You see, May is the month of exams. Early June follows in trend where we’re finishing off these nasty “written assessments that are typically based on the work done for a subject throughout the semester,” as described by Caveshen.
Why was this piece late?
May is always a tough month for us, and year-over-year, this month saw us do the best to keep the schedule and offer as much content as possible. Apart from the last week of May slacking in exclusive and unique content, we didn’t do too bad.
We’re not really worried about May, too much. We’re looking forward to June. June has E3 2012 and holidays. We want holidays to create as much content as possible and to write as many reviews as our fingers could possibly endure. All you need to know is: “It will be fun, they said.”
We somehow managed to accomplish 12 reviews in the month, where the most notable include The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for Xbox 360; Indie and Arcade titles; Prototype 2; Diablo III; Max Payne 3; and a belated Alan Wake: American Nightmare.
As the year progresses, we usually go through periods of game releases. It seems that quarter one (Q1) and quarter four (Q4) have the best games, where the middle of the year is filled with ‘other’ titles which we are looking forward to, but not that much. This means that our preview schedule is limited to one preview per week, so let’s not even talk about this. Just read Lollipop Chainsaw because it has girls.
Column wise, Adam has revamped his work. He’s now offering more indie news. He’s also doing a Friday article purely related to indie news. It’s almost as if he’s trying to become more hipster. But don’t say that to his face, because he’ll probably get upset and say something nasty, like, you have ugly toenails.
I’m not even going to talk about features. Just go read them.
May is generally a build up to E3 2012, and with that, we’re looking forward to seeing details on a new Splinter Cell, FIFA 13, Unreal Engine 4, Darksiders II, Assassin’s Creed III, Dishonored, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Inversion, Metro: Last Light, Far Cry 3, not Gran Turismo 6, Crysis 3, nothing from Valve, Hitman, and anything else I missed. What are you looking forward to?
My favourites for E3 include, strangely enough, Assassin’s Creed III, Dishonored, Hitman, Inversion and Metro: Last Light. And dammit, I really want to play Inversion but it keeps getting delayed. This is the third time it has been delayed. It better be worth it. And seeing that I am reviewing it, I feel that due to delays I will be overly Azhar-like critical. Unless I really like it, then I’ll be nice. And I say strangely enough, because I’m not such a shoot-em-up fan, and I am probably one of very few people interested in Inversion.
Back to the question: why was this piece late. Exams. That’s why. We were actually too busy to do anything constructive. But that’s gone now, and this is here.
Sorry, this is short, but nothing really happened in May. It’s just a build-up to E3. It’s the calm before the storm. From an eGamer perspective, everything is the same. June is our mid-year revamp. So, that coupled with E3 — we’re looking at a lot to do this month.
Want to know more about eGamer and what happens month to month? Read the previous entries.