Just an idle thought about Nintendo’s offerings for the rest of the year: The company has released new handheld models, consoles or retro consoles in the West every year since 2009, with the exception of 2014.
A new patch is adding two tougher difficulty levels to Ni No Kuni II, a JRPG our reviewer liked a lot but thought was too easy. Problem solved? We’ll be giving it a shot. More details on the patch here.
Which games had the best E3? The data folks over at Thinknum (a site, full disclosure, run by my friend Josh Fruhlinger) have some charts showing how game companies and their games did. The biggest trailers were for Cyberpunk, Fallout and The Last Of Us; the worst backlash was to Command & Conquer.
With E3 now open to the public, the show has a lot more things in it for people to buy. The most conspicuous were all the cardboard boxes people carried around. These boxes contained mysterious amounts of loot and were all the rage. Plenty of comparisons and contrasts to be drawn about that.