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My 3 favourite things from E3 2019 and a chance to win a Logitech G hamper

This week has been E3, which is basically like gaming heaven if you’re a gamer. It’s a giant expo in Los Angeles where a bunch of publishers announce all the new and exciting things they’re working on, releasing and all that jazz. I never usually do E3 pieces because I rate you’ve likely seen everything from the big gaming media hanging out at the event but this year I thought it might be fun to drop my three favourite things from E3 2019 because they definitely aren’t in line with the hype machine running. Actually my favourite announcements are completely off centre – which is why I’m sharing them. To prepare myself for all the awesome I’ve also upgraded my rig by adding some shiny new peripherals… So I thought you should have some shiny new peripherals too. There’s a chance for you to win a Logitech G peripheral set at the bottom of this post.

Let’s get into my 3 favourite things from E3 2019.

The Sims 4 Island Living

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Out on 21 June and costing you just under R700, Island Living is the latest expansion for The Sims 4. I only recently got into The Sims after watching a bunch of ChaniZA’s YouTube videos and then started playing it myself. From there one of my awesome stream viewers gifted me with an expansion and I’ve been a little bit addicted since. Island Living looks pretty sweet. You can live off the grid, try help conservation and just rock the island vibe. I’m pre-ordering, basically.

The Witcher is coming to Nintendo Switch… so now it is basically The Switcher!

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The Nintendo Direct broadcast did this really rad low key announcement that blew my mind. They were showing trailers for games coming to the Switch and then just tossed in a sneaky The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Yup, The Witcher is coming to Switch. I’ve never played The Witcher but everyone always has so much praise for it. I’ve embedded a video below to give you an idea of what it looks like on the Switch. I’m constantly amazed at what this little console can do and I’m keen to give this title a go on it. No word yet on cost but it should be able on the Switch later this year.

MOAR Apex Legends Updates

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Hello Battle Royale game I actually enjoy playing. I’ve liked Apex since launch but haven’t been on much lately. That’s going to change. Apex Legends announced their Season 2 Battle Pass during E3. It is set to drop 2 July and will cost you 950 Apex Coins (which is just under R200) or you can drop 2800 Apex Coins and you’ll also automatically unlock the first 25 levels. The battle pass will include a new weapon called the L-Star and a new champion called Wattson. Apex Legends will also now have a ranked mode but we don’t have much more info on it. How rad does Wattson look though?

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46 Comments

  • Reply Sean Burgess June 13, 2019 at 08:15

    -Clears Throat- Ahem… No Keanu Reeves??? terrible…. But being an Gamer, and a heavy Xbox Fan Boy, seeing the Project Scarlett details got my blood pumping, I also loved all updates coming to games like Apex Legends, and Fallout 76.

    Got super excited to see Watch Dogs 3 though. Loved the franchise from the first one, till the trailer now.

  • Reply Fi June 13, 2019 at 08:18

    I am most excited to see how AMD who have been stagnant and lagging behind for years will bring following E3 to leapfrog over Nvidia!

  • Reply Gantz - June 13, 2019 at 08:32

    My favourite part was Ikumi Nakamura for her genuine enthusiasm during her presentation for ghostwire which actually looks pretty interesting and Spooooky lol. All the others were marketing hype, except Nintendo.

  • Reply Cassey June 13, 2019 at 08:38

    Okay, so the Nintendo exclusives has me figuring out my savings plans. And while the costumes for the Avengers is ugh, the game play shots…dang.

  • Reply Liam June 13, 2019 at 08:41

    The more I see people heckling/screaming at the presenters during the presentations, the more I appreciate Nintendo’s pre-recorded stream. I wonder if more companies will be following Nintendo’s example going forward.

  • Reply Alwyn Rautenbach (@Aeleriae) June 13, 2019 at 08:50

    The ancient gamer in me was really excited to see some more updates on Doom, really brought back some gaming nostalgia about pixelated gore explosions way back when. Obviously Cyberpunk looks amazing but got a little bit of a hollow feeling about Elden Ring because celebrity hype, man, almost always dissapoints. Except Keanu. Gears also gave me a happy moment because it is one of the first console franchises I really followed before joining the PC master race. And the finally Battletoads, dude!! I mean it is Battletoads – Hope it is as hard as the original…

  • Reply Geoffrey Chisnall (@GeoffChisnall) June 13, 2019 at 08:55

    I’m old school and just cannot wait for FF7 remake!! 2020 is too far!

  • Reply Naori June 13, 2019 at 08:58

    You nailed all the best moments to be honest. Been a huge Sims fan since it first launched way back in 2000 and I’ve owned every game and expansion since – even preordered the Sims 4 Collector’s Edition. The Witcher is a masterpiece of a game and being able to play it on the go is going to be amazing. Finally, Apex is bae. Been casting the Apex.Pro EU League for about 3 months now and it’s the only BR game I’ve ever enjoyed. These updates are going to be amazing but I’m terrified of playing against Wattson – she’s so broken!

  • Reply Adele Strydom June 13, 2019 at 09:04

    Google Stadia has me intrigued. Bringing a platform like that into play would be awesome! Many have internet but cannot afford great game titles, so if they can pull off having top titles available to all, they’ve got my vote!

  • Reply Enrico Cottee June 13, 2019 at 09:09

    It wasnt the same without Sony

  • Reply Monique Bernic June 13, 2019 at 09:11

    I really need to play more Apex. It’s a great game, just wish you could lobby up with more friends.

  • Reply HadesZA June 13, 2019 at 09:29

    My 3 favourite things are also probably a little different.

    1. Game Pass Ultimate. I love Game Pass and the fact that they have now coupled it with Xbox Live means 1 sub which gives me my what I need at a great price. Already upgraded to Ultimate!

    2. EA’s indie game announcement. I love my indie games. While EA does get a lot of hate, even from myself I am excited about this.

    3. Gears 5. Love the franchise and am soo excited for this that I have started playing again from the first instalment.

  • Reply Jack Donde June 13, 2019 at 09:37

    The new Borderlands 3 trailer and Moze gameplay was absolutely on fire, my hype levels for the next game in the series just keep getting higher and higher, I can’t wait for the steam release

  • Reply Cam Pilcher June 13, 2019 at 09:37

    1. Pokemon S&S
    2. Animal Crossing
    3. Tales of Arise

    Doubt my PC will even be able to run Cyberpunk so not really fussed about Keanu Reeves being in it :/

  • Reply Maymoon June 13, 2019 at 09:39

    Maybe it’s time to get Apex downloaded!

  • Reply Nicholas Roberto Lucio Neto June 13, 2019 at 09:44

    Mine would be between Borderlands 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 (Keanu Reeves, you are breathtaking)

  • Reply FirstSip. June 13, 2019 at 09:47

    Switch is amazing, Witcher 3 is amazing, how can this not be the best thing ever.

    Oh, also Sam, go take a little sneak peek at a game called Ori and the blind forest, HAVE TO WATCH THAT TRAILER FIRST, because I then want to to go watch Ori and the will of the Wisps. I hope you enjoy (:

  • Reply Carmen Mcleod June 13, 2019 at 09:50

    Firstly im super excited to see what they do with borderlands 3! and im high key cant wait for Halo infinite ! Really hoping this one is better and i hope it comes to pc and not ONLY xbox . One can hope hope

  • Reply Paragon June 13, 2019 at 10:24

    Halo Infinite baybeeeee.

    The series looks to take a return to its roots with a lot of parallels presented in the cinematic they revealed at E3. Plenty of hype to take away and I can’t wait to see some gameplay, hopefully in the near future.

  • Reply Trinoc June 13, 2019 at 10:52

    Only three things matter from E3 this year:
    Keanu Reeves
    Final Fantasy 8 Remaster
    Spyro coming to PC

  • Reply Craig Dodd June 13, 2019 at 10:56

    Cannot wait for Cyberpunk 2077.
    Literally upgrading my PC just to play this game on decent settings.

    FF7 Remake for me looks good, as this is my all time favorite Final Fantasy but there is something that is holding me back a bit. Will most likely wait for some reviews as well.

    Borderlands 3 is such an epic CO-OP game, I’m 90% sold so far on this.

  • Reply Seshnie Govender June 13, 2019 at 11:00

    Uhmmmm I.m crazy about the Witcher announcement.. How cool tho right…

  • Reply Hamil June 13, 2019 at 11:23

    Ghostwire:Tokyo 🙂

  • Reply StGutterlily June 13, 2019 at 11:44

    I’m gonna be that basic bitch and say Cyberpunk 2077 release date. i’ve been living for that game for so long!

  • Reply Danie Swart June 13, 2019 at 11:56

    So many things was announced that had me excited.
    Gamepass ultimate was one of the highlights. The Elite controller series 2 panel discussion they had yesterday was very informative.

    All the new games that will be coming out soon was also great, not sure how my budget will survive this.

  • Reply CptMorgnNoBeard June 13, 2019 at 12:07

    Definitely excited about Cyberpunk and final fantasy 7 remake.

  • Reply Ashley Chetty June 13, 2019 at 12:11

    Being a fan of Watch Dogs, I’m pretty hyped over Legion and the style of play compared to the first 2. Especially the fact that you can play as different characters and once they die in combat they’re gone forever.

  • Reply Shanaaz June 13, 2019 at 12:18

    Definitely the Cyberpunk release date announcement. It’s a game that’s been on my radar for years. It’s great to finally have a more definitive idea of what this game will be like. Keanu Reeves being in it is a big deal but there are other things I’m excited about. Character customization seems awesome. Cannot wait!!

  • Reply JP du Preez June 13, 2019 at 12:54

    Cyberpunk is obviously a firm favorite, R6 quarantine already has me as excited as what its older brother, Siege, has me each day. And lastly, Project Scarlett, how how my wallet yearns for you!!!!!

  • Reply JP du Preez June 13, 2019 at 12:57

    Not to mention the simple remaster of Final Fantasy 8, seems insignificant in comparison to FF7, but it was the game that sparked my interest in console gaming, along with my best mate we spent weekend upon weekend playing it. We had always mentioned how we would love a remake and not that we finally have it, he is no longer here to share the joy of taking Squal on another adventure… So FF8 will be a bittersweet moment.

  • Reply Sohail Saley June 13, 2019 at 12:59

    Wow the witcher 3 on switch! All i heard about E3 was keanu Reeves. Now this just is amazing news. Evem better then keanu if i do say so myself

  • Reply Mynette Potgieter June 13, 2019 at 13:08

    I have to say – Ubisoft stole E3. They dominated. Massive presentation which also started eith an amazing introduction to Watch Dogs Legion. I am really excited for it to come out. And my most favorite part is adding a pinch of badass with showing off the ex-assassin /spy granny. #whatathing

    Adding to Ubisoft, as my number 1 game currentl, AC Odyssey story creator. I cannot wait to check it out.

    Then. The Sims really showing suppoet for the LGBTQ community has also been a big highlifght for me. And they’ve also impressed us with new exciting content that I think got each and every Sims fan excited.

    Cyberpunk 2077 looks amazing and will definitely play it, no doubt (Keanu Reeves is on point).

    And honestly everything is just great.

    But the main show stopper was Bam Bam joining Jon Bernthal on stage talking about Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

    I am really excited for everything that is in store for us throughout the next few months and my wallet is already crying.

    That’s that 👌🏻

  • Reply Circe (@MachineCirce) June 13, 2019 at 13:47

    LoveloveloveLOVED that BOTW2 sneakpeak. Also really enjoyed the press conference with the developer of Animal Crossing: New Horizons (showing off that fish really convinced me to buy the game hahaha). Lastly I’m super hyped for Planet Zoo! I loved Zoo Tycoon back in the day and I’m soooo excited for Planet Zoo and everything you can customize within the animal exhibits!

    Sims 4 Island Living looks cute as heck too! Great addition that kinda went by me. Used to play a lot of Sims 2 and Sims 3, back in the day!

  • Reply Michelle Hercules June 13, 2019 at 14:02

    I was super excited to see the witcher 3 on the switch, oh my word.

  • Reply Dhanvir June 13, 2019 at 16:19

    Cyberpunk 2077

  • Reply Shannon Laing June 13, 2019 at 17:56

    I am also pretty excited for The Sims 4 Island Living, but I’ve always been a Sims fan.
    I was also very interested by Ori and the Will of the Wisps, because I played the previous Ori game and enjoyed it a lot.
    Ghostwire:Tokyo also looked interesting, I liked the ominous and spooky atmosphere, definitely keen on that, curious to see more about the whole story development.
    And then the obvious hype for Borderlands 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 (Keanu was a pleasant surprise).

  • Reply Enrico Cottee June 13, 2019 at 19:22

    1. The Final Fantasy 7 Remake. 2 Blu ray discs of pure magic.
    2. Marvel Avengers A-Day. Bringing the movies into the gaming universe. If they can pull this off, the game is going to be insane
    3. Eager to hear more details on the Xbox Scarlett and its specs as they have dubbed it the most powerful console ever

  • Reply Nick Van Der Schyff (@NickvdSchyff) June 13, 2019 at 19:54

    Cyberpunk 2077 with Keanu Revels!

  • Reply stan_MAN94 June 13, 2019 at 20:13

    Ryzen 3, New Custom watercooling goodies and Cyberpunk! 😀

  • Reply Carla Paulo June 13, 2019 at 21:21

    I loved watching E3 this year! First time checking it out and it was awesome!! Definitely want to buy a Switch now!!

  • Reply Darryn June 13, 2019 at 22:47

    Definitely Cyberpunk 2077!

  • Reply Kahlil Dexter-Jadwat // Miru_ow June 13, 2019 at 23:21

    I think the bigger titles were all good and well but the smaller indie game sequels came through in a huge way! Shovel Knight, Hollow Knight.

    Even more so are the other titles that are made by bigger companies but went under the radar being outshined by the bigger titles. Such as, Final Fantasy, Death Stranding and goddamn Psychonauts 2.

    Regardless, Sam the Tech Girl this is a great summary and stocked to see what you’re excited for!

  • Reply Nic | Nth Studios (@I_am_the_nth) June 14, 2019 at 03:11

    Commenting for epic gamerness

  • Reply Talia Komal June 14, 2019 at 09:07

    CYBERPUNK!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Magnarmalok June 14, 2019 at 14:10

    I feel like E3 this year was a bit of a letdown, there were some good announcements, some exciting news for games we’ve known have existed for a while, however the fact that the majority of what was shown at E3 were trailers and not any actual gameplay left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. As recent events have shown us what can happen with that *cough* Anthem *cough*.

    All told, I’m definitely taking leave for April next year.

  • Reply Raven June 14, 2019 at 14:16

    Battlefield 5 had actual content to show off which is awesome and has me changing my opinion on ea, slightly lol.

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