E3 2015

E3 2015

Another year, another E3. There were a lot of exciting announcements, awesome reveal trailers and delightful demos, but as usual, the lines at the convention center were too long to see anything firsthand.

Regardless, it’s still fun to make the trip to downtown Los Angeles and see it transformed into a videogame haven. I like taking in the general atmosphere of the expo and seeing what cool things the marketing teams have come up with.

There’s quite a lot to experience, even if you don’t put your hands on a single game controller.

Super Mario Maker. The ultimate 2D Super Mario game.

Super Mario Maker. The ultimate 2D Super Mario game.

Imperial Stormtroopers allowed you to take a photo with them if you joined the dark side.

Imperial Stormtroopers allowed you to take a photo with them if you joined the dark side.

One of the cars from the upcoming Mad Max videogame.

One of the cars from the upcoming Mad Max videogame.

The Halo series still draws a crowd after all these years.

The Halo series still draws a crowd after all these years.

A box from Metal Gear Solid V. Is Snake under there?

A box from Metal Gear Solid V. Is Snake under there?

Characters from Metal Gear Solid V.

Characters from Metal Gear Solid V.

HADOUKEN!

HADOUKEN!

Mister Gutsy from Fallout 4 entertains the crowd with jokes and anecdotes.

Mister Gutsy from Fallout 4 entertains the crowd with jokes and anecdotes.

Vault Boy assures us that the post-apocalyptic world will be A-OK!

Vault Boy assures us that the post-apocalyptic world will be A-OK!

The line to get on the speeder bike wasn't speedy at all.

The line to get on the speeder bike wasn’t speedy at all.

These prototype wooly Yoshi amiibos are the cutest!

These prototype wooly Yoshi amiibos are the cutest!

Fish from Nuclear Throne.

Fish from Nuclear Throne.

Teddy from Persona4 shows off his moves on the dance floor.

Teddy from Persona 4 shows off his moves on the dance floor.

Destiny Guardians.

Destiny Guardians.

2017 Ford GT is the cover car for Forza 6.

2017 Ford GT is the cover car for Forza 6.

If you had the patience for a 4+ hour wait, you were rewarded with an unreleased Disney Infinity figure of your choice. No fast passes here, unfortunately.

If you had the patience for a 4+ hour wait, you were rewarded with a soon-to-be-released Disney Infinity figure of your choice. No fast passes here, unfortunately.

Killer robot from Dishonored 2.

Killer robot from Dishonored 2.


Street Fighter V had the best “photo booth” of the entire show.

Although Nintendo’s digital freebie wasn’t too bad either.

When I was a kid, I thought Mario hit bricks with his head.

When I was a kid, I thought Mario hit bricks with his head.

I’d say this year’s E3 was a success, especially because I managed to avoid catching the Epid3mic (the common cold that most convention goers get). Hand sanitizer for the win!

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