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E3 2012, day one: vermithrax pejorative

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E3 has always been about the people who make videogames controlling the message. Which is probably as it should be, given the financial stakes. It takes a special kind of irrelevance to ignore E3. This noisy concentrated blast of messages sprayed over a willing audience like chunks of watermelon at a Gallagher show is an important tool publishers use to sell their games. But since I’m not really in that line of work, and since my boss (i.e. me) isn’t paying me to pass along the controlled messages this year, I’m going to talk about what I did today instead of going to E3.

Because, frankly, I’d rather talk about a great ten year old game than a potentially great negative one year old game.

After the jump, I exercise my own special kind of irrelevance Continue reading →