Summer Game Fest, Not-E3, Keigh3... whatever you want to call this festival of hype, its annual takeover of the game industry’s collective headspace meant there was only ever going to be one topic for the Electronic Wireless Show podcast this week. Alice even made up for her recording absence by pre-emptively tying Nate to a chair and forcibly making him watch trailers, like that bit in A Clockwork Orange but with "WORLD EXCLUSIVE" flashing up every thirty seconds. Still, we keep it light by focusing on the games we actually like the look of, from The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria to Starfield, Nova Roma to Dungeons of Hinterberg.
I also try, like really hard, to make an Intel CPU rebranding sound interesting, but only after reporting on newly released demos for The Invincible and fellow Summer Game Fest announcee Ebenezer and the Invisible World. Nate, meanwhile, has bad news regarding his Hearthstone habits, but good news for a chosen few of his fish.
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- Some other personal Not-E3 highlights: Clockwork Revolution, Space Marine 2, and Helskate, which I forgot to mention. Star Trucker looks fun as well.
- Steam Next Fest is returning soon!
- The Invincible, Stanislaw Lem’s hard sci-fi book on which the aforementioned game is based. We apologise to Mr. Lem’s estate for very briefly thinking he also wrote Roadside Picnic.
- Nate’s also been playing RimWorld, and finally reveals the tragedy of King Beef’s tearjerkingly ironic conclusion.
- Here’s absolutely every game announcement and update from the main Summer Game Fest show, the Xbox Games Showcase, and Day of the Devs. All the highlights from the PC Gaming Show as well.
- I regret to report that we giggle over the Grahms tweet for a second week running.
EWS be taking a one-week break after this episode, mainly so that Alice, editor Liam, and myself can attend a big all-hands summit at the RPS treehouse. After feeding Nate some excuses as to where we've been, we'll be back with a new episode on June 29th.