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So E3 isn’t over, but Origins is beginning. Back to the Board Games!

So Video Games has E3, but Board Games has Origins! Well, and Essen, but that’s later in the year, so I am excited now!

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To the Australian Classification Board – let me play Cyberpunk 2077

So I know that E3 is now ‘properly’ underway. Many lucky, lucky people are now getting hands-on time with many of the games we have seen trailer after trailer for over the last few days. But with my game of the conference (yeah spoiler) it looks like some Australian journalists are counting themselves very lucky with their time on Cyberpunk 2077 for very different reasons.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses coming to the Switch next year

The E3 timed Nintendo Direct was as amazing as we all expected. There were a couple of new standouts for me, the first of which being Fire Emblem: Three Houses for the Switch. Lucky it’s next year, I already have one hell of a queue!

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Sony Honorable Mentions – Ghost of Tsushima, Déraciné, Spiderman

Two gorgeous games that are as opposite as they can be. Both Ghost of Tsushima and Déraciné have made my must-play list, and not just because they are both gorgeous. Honestly, there was so much I was already looking forward to the Sony presentation was fairly flat for me this year, but I felt that there should be a Sony Honorable Mentions as these games should not be looked over lightly.

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The Last of Us Part 2 – still no release date, but wow

The Last of Us is an amazing game. If there was ever an example of games as art, The Last of Us has to be on the shortlist. At the moment it’s still hype building, but I can’t wait to learn what has happened to Joel and Ellie.

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PAX AUS 2019


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