Day 0 Update #235 – E3 2019 Preview

On this episode of the Day 0 Update: D&D Classic RPGs are coming to consoles. Pokemon tracks you in your sleep. Iron Maiden thinks people will get confused over Ion Maiden. Plus, a comprehensive preview of the E3 keynotes.

6/2/2019 Show Notes

  • Intro
  • June 2019’s PS+ and GWG Free Games
  • What Are We Playing?
    • F: E3 Hype game
    • P: Stormblood, VR stuff, E3 planning
    • B: DQ XI, Ace Attorney Trilogy, E3 anticipation
    • C: Trover Saves the Universe, Outer Wilds, Void Bastards, Slay the Spire
    • D: Embargoed, Phoenix Wright, Busy at work
  • Death Stranding gets a new trailer and release date
  • Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, Sindel, Spawn confirmed for MK11
  • Classic PC RPGs Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment coming to consoles
  • Divinity: Original Sin team may be working on Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Pokemon Company does Press Conference a week before Pokémon Direct, Nintendo acknowledges nothing
  • Iron Maiden is suing 3D Realms
  • FFXIV Shadowbringers Media Tour embargo is over, gameplay news pouring in
    • P: I’m going to paint this with a broader brush due to circumstances.
    • “Homogenization” seems to be the word of the day, but nuance isn’t dead.
    • Curious how the recasting of healers as “pure healers” will affect solo content.
      • Instances as recent as 4.56 have DPS checks embedded in them.
    • Tanks: “Optimization” or “dumbing down”?
      • P: Idea shouldn’t be to remove responsibilities from the role, but WXHB was a solution to a problem that shouldn’t exist in the first place.
      • Remains to be seen if responsibilities were removed or redistributed.
      • “Optimization” would be tanks actively sustaining aggro in 16 abilities or less. “Dumbing down” would be letting tanks passively sustain aggro.
    • Trust System: AI party members for multiplayer content…but only for SHB content
      • …and the Cataclysm mumblings begin in earnest.
  • Microsoft bringing more PC games to Steam
  • E3 Pre-Show
    • E3 Preview Cheatsheet
    • What do we expect from Microsoft, Nintendo, & Sony.
      • Sony not at E3, but probably won’t be quiet.
      • Will we see hardware from anyone?
    • What would we like to see from Third-parties?
    • Staff Roundtable on our personal hopes for the show.
      • F: P.G.R. 5.
      • P: No hardware, Microsoft all-in on Xbox-PC interplay, PSVR software barrage, the unannounced Naoki Yoshida next-gen project (FFXVI?)
      • D: Exclusive games from Microsoft that aren’t your typical nitty gritty shooter or racing game, we’re gonna see hardware–that’s a given. I know more about Avengers than most our level should, and it’s not going well, so I hope I’m proved wrong. Final Fantasy XVI. Hope to see lots of spread out releases from Nintendo, and Golden Sun would put me over the top.

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