Keeping track of the important stuff at E3 (opens in new tab) is hard. It’s a week where big game news is flung at you by every website, magazine, and YouTube channel even loosely connected with entertainment. Don’t worry, though, because your fun Uncle GamesRadar has gathered the ten most important bits of news into a single place for you. Here they are - feel free to tell us your most significant moments in the comments below - and if you want to refresh your memories of the conferences, here are some slides to remind you what you missed.
The Microsoft press conference in numbers
The Sony press conference in numbers
The Bethesda press conference in numbers
The EA press conference in numbers
The Ubisoft press conference in numbers
1. Microsoft wants you to buy new Xbox consoles, because you love the 360 so much and because you want more power. However, most people agree that revealing Xbox One S (new Slim Xbox) and Project Scorpio (Xbox One and a half) in the same conference was a huge error.
2. Sony rebooted a load of your favourite games, sold the dream of creativity, and - for many - won E3 for a second year running. New games include God of War, Days Gone, and Resi 7.
3. VR is finally getting some proper games, and Sony’s PlayStation VR is launching this October for £349 / $399. The world remains unsure about whether it’s the new VHS or the new Betamax.
4. Hideo Kojima is making a PS4-exclusive game called Death Stranding, and the trailer features naked Norman Reedus cuddling an oil-baby. Apparently it’s an action game, although it’s way too early to know for sure.
5. There are loads of new Star Wars games coming out, but don’t expect any of them before 2017.
6. E3 has the worst leak problem since The Titanic ‘took on a bit of water’ after a ‘minor incident involving an iceberg’. Bethesda’s games leaked, and EA and Microsoft’s entire conferences leaked too.
7. Resident Evil has changed massively. Some people love the new direction (found-footage horror), while others hate it (because they prefer cheesy one-liners and floppy fringes). We love it, btw.
8. Nintendo showed Zelda and everyone lost their shit. Then they wheeled out Pokemon and everyone lost the will to live. And that’s all Nintendo had.
9. God of War has been transformed, and it is the game of the show for many people. Kratos is now a (terrible) daddy and has a big beard. He still seems to be very angry.
10. All the unicorn games (Red Dead 2, Beyond Good & Evil 2, Half-Life 3) failed to show. Again. But The Last Guardian looks like it’ll finally, FINALLY get released in October.