Molehill Mountain Episode 102 – EA’s E3 Conference Sucked

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E3 is off to a rough start.  On the other hand, we weren’t expecting anything different from EA’s press conference.

0:15 – We discuss EA’s tepid E3 press conference

1:02:41 – Valve is not interested in quality control or curation for Steam

1:28:04 – We discuss the cool movie trailers we saw this week

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Credits: Molehill Mountain is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen. The show is edited by Andrew Eisen. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko. It is in the public domain and free to use. Molehill Mountain logo by Scott Hepting.

Chat Transcript:

6:52 PME. Zachary KnightHello Everyone.

6:58 PMDED_SEC GamingEA gonna get another shit trophy this year

6:59 PMRamsteinEA was awesome though. Anthem, Battlefield 5, one day Titanfall 3. 😃

6:59 PMBornDistractedi heard Disney XD channel will have E3 programing saturday and sunday

7:00 PMRamsteinlol yeah one day

7:00 PMDED_SEC GamingCrackdown 3 has been delayed to 2019 WHY!!!!?????

7:00 PMmatthew wilsonthey did reveal a starwars game title lol

7:01 PMRamsteinI thought we’d see a Respawn Entertainment title revealed but I guess that’s literally what we got. Just a “title” LOL

7:01 PMmatthew wilsonI did ask, I said they did thats why I put the lol at the end

7:02 PMmatthew wilsonit was dull/booring

7:02 PMmatthew wilsonthough not as bad as last year

7:03 PMmatthew wilsonthe real confrences start tmw

7:03 PMRamsteinThe cheers were authentic. At least I thought so.

7:03 PMRamsteinI was excited by it. 😞

7:04 PMmatthew wilsonI mean a br with battlefeild gunplay could be good

7:04 PMRamsteinPeople have been asking EA (or any AAA developer) to make a game in that sub-genre, which is why I feel the CoD BR will do okay-ish

7:05 PMRamsteinYeah a BR with the usual Battlefield bells and whistles will be great

7:05 PMmatthew wilsoncod and bf play very very difrent though. cod uses hitscan, bf uses buttlet modeling

7:06 PMRamsteinlol

7:06 PMRamsteinIsn’t Half-Life 3 the new Duke Nukem Forever? 😀

7:07 PMRamsteinI for one am glad that I will no longer have to pay $120 to get the full battlefield experience.

7:07 PMRamsteinI stopped buying BF DLC after Battlefield 3 for that very reason

7:08 PMBornDistractedwhich version of Anthem did they show (as in platform)…

7:08 PMRamsteinProbably PC?

7:08 PMBornDistractedmakes sense Ram

7:08 PMRamsteinThat’s true. The only thing VALVe has said they are actively working on is three(3) VR games. For all we know one of those could be HL3 😛

7:10 PMRamsteinProbably hardcore FIFA fans lol

7:12 PMmatthew wilsonits just there version of xbox games pass. you get new games, not just old games

7:13 PMRamsteinZampella 😛

7:13 PMmatthew wilsonits 100 buck a year lets you play all EA games day and date of release, that is what it is

7:13 PMRamsteinI’m applying at Respawn for a QA job *fingers crossed*

7:15 PMmatthew wilsonyup

7:16 PMRamsteinI can only think of Battlefield and Titanfall lol

7:16 PMmatthew wilsonnot unless you like sports nope

7:16 PMBornDistractedwow Andrew was stummped?…

7:16 PMRamsteinthose are my big 2 EA games

7:16 PMmatthew wilsonI dont like sports, so int for me

7:16 PMRamsteinwell they don’t only have EA games on there I believe they have more than that

7:19 PMBornDistractedthe Star Wars license should not be exclusive to one company…

7:21 PMRamsteinthat’s like saying Marvel should not be exclusive to Disney

7:21 PMRamsteinthat’s kinda what the point is, so that no one else can make a competing product

7:21 PMBornDistractedwhen star wars games wasnt exclusive there was more star wars games

7:21 PMRamsteinwell the xmen and spiderman are different

7:21 PMRamstein😀

7:22 PMRamsteinLucas Arts

7:23 PMRamsteinIt’s funny because I used to dream of DICE getting their hands on the Star Wars Battlefront series, but then EA took control of everything so the 2015 game had less features than the 2005 game. 😀

7:23 PMBornDistractedlol Ram good point

7:26 PMRamsteinClapClapClap

7:26 PMBornDistractedother than microsoft who else is on tomorow?…

7:27 PMAndrew EisenMicrosoft, Bethesda and Devolver Digital.

7:28 PMmatthew wilsonreminds me of Papo & Yo

7:28 PMBornDistractedthank you Darth Andrew Lord of the E3 reviews…

7:29 PMmatthew wilson2017’s best e3 confrence for me was Devolver Digital, and yes I know it was a joke confrence

7:29 PMAndrew EisenKinda agree. Looking forward to this year’s.

7:30 PMRamsteinYeah this year’s E3 actually has me excited for once

7:31 PMRamsteinMaybe because I’m interested in seeing how “unique” tripleA developers can take the Battle Royale genre.

7:32 PMBornDistractedi think Indie developers have better luck with original ideas…

7:33 PMBornDistractedmakes sense Andrew

7:34 PMmatthew wilsoninteresting Devolver Digital tweeted people should watch robocop before their show tmw

NEW SPONSOR!Welcome Ramstein!

7:34 PMRamstein😲

7:34 PMRamstein😀

7:35 PMBornDistractedHey Ram, are you going on tour soon?…

7:35 PMRamsteinlol

7:35 PMRamsteinIt’s a YouTube subscription thing like how Twitch does

7:35 PMRamstein$5/month

7:38 PMRamsteinTelltale Games

7:38 PMBornDistractedthere should be reality show series on Indie devolopers trying to win money to get thier games published on a bigger stage

7:38 PMRamsteinoh right my mistake haha

7:38 PMRamsteinStacking! I love stacking

7:38 PMsergio marinea conference was pretty bad :\ not thatni was expecting anything different but this was just underwhelming

7:39 PMEvoh LurksI remember that one video u made about how you made a dating profile from match or something and they rejected it lol.

7:40 PMRamsteinOh wow

7:40 PMRamsteingood to know

7:41 PMEvoh Lurkslol

7:41 PMsergio marinthe problem was that we already knew their game list, there was no durorise at all, and if you wanna consider the star wars game from respawn a surprise welll that also was underwhelming no footage.

7:42 PMaddictedtochaosHello all

7:43 PMRamsteindid they say the mobile game would cost money or be F2P?

7:43 PMRamsteinI think it’s because Android is more lax

7:43 PMRamsteinyeah what he said

7:43 PMRamsteinI’d give it a shot if it’s free, or at least try it

7:45 PMRamsteinAh ok

7:45 PMRamsteinProbably a throwback to all the old C&C games that had Full Motion Video segments/cutscenes

7:46 PMsergio marinim more excited for tomorrow conference, square enix the most, and im also wondering what does Microsoft has under their sleeve , because so far xbox has no exclusives, nothing huge, oh deer!

7:46 PMRamsteinKate Upton

7:46 PMRamsteinI just want to see if Microsoft gives me a reason to turn on my Xbox(other than to update the console)

7:47 PMRamsteinBut I’m most excited tomorrow for Bethesda. I love Survival Crafting games and that’s the rumor about Fallout 76

7:48 PMsergio marincade hudson went full bullshit on anthem lol

7:49 PMRamsteinhaha

7:49 PMRamsteinI bet it’ll be a Porsche 😛

7:49 PMsergio marincrackdown is rumored to be for 2019 hahaha, #incomingcar!

7:49 PMaddictedtochaosWas so disappointed in the Crackdown 3 delay, was the whole reason I bought my Xbox.

7:49 PMRamsteinOh right, The Crew 2 just came out I believe(or is about to)

7:50 PMBornDistractedthere was a Neo Geo Mini presntation today but doubt it was part of E3…

7:51 PMRamsteinI never played Destiny but Anthem looks great to me

7:52 PMsergio marinanthem made no sense in ea conference lol they shown nothing interesting about it, just more of the same 🙆

7:52 PMRamsteinI’m a big fan of their work on Mass Effect, so hopefully they’ll bring that quality to Anthem

7:52 PMRamsteinGoldenEye64 cheats are still a fond memory

7:52 PMRamsteinbig head mode, paintball mode, etc.

7:55 PMsergio marini dont think they even know what they doing with anthem at this point, the game feels like destiny , infact my sister saw a bit of it on the tv and she thought it was halo lol.

7:56 PMRamsteinYeah I did originally get an Iron Man vibe

7:56 PMmatthew wilsonexept you have the exosuits from the start, and not 40 hours in

7:57 PMmatthew wilsonits frostbite, it better look good

7:57 PMsergio marinvisually speaking the game looks good, no doubt on that.

7:58 PMmatthew wilsonno way, no cole can run that game splitscreen

7:58 PMRamsteinSadly all my friends have their own lives so I can’t rely on local multiplayer friends 😞

7:59 PMmatthew wilsonno console

8:00 PMmatthew wilsonthe performance budget isnt their ezk for splitscreen

8:00 PMRamstein😀

8:00 PMsergio marinone thing that ea did delivered today was the cringe worthy moments 🙋

8:01 PMaddictedtochaosEA went exactly as expected.

8:01 PMRamsteinI almost wish Konami was having a conference so we could get one big Cringefest 😀

8:02 PMBornDistractedlol Ram

8:02 PMsergio marinthe red haired girl was trying to interact with this guy on the crowd but even him wasnt going with her Vibe so that felt awkward lol

8:03 PMRamsteinDid all this start because of HunniePop being considered a “sex game?”

8:03 PMsergio marinkonami is dead 🙁 poor Castlevania lol thank god for bloodstained.

8:03 PMmatthew wilsoncontext matters. what happend a week or so before this matters. they got backlash for almost taking down some games by lgbtq creators

8:04 PMmatthew wilsonthey backed off that

8:04 PMRamsteinWasn’t the other one “School Shooter Simulator” or something like that?

8:05 PMBornDistractedmaybe Steam will accept a e harmony Andrew dating simulator game…

8:06 PMRamsteinthink of the poor bigots 😢LOL

8:06 PMRamsteinoh god I hate asset flips

8:07 PMRamsteinIs a game like “Hatred” okay?

8:08 PMRamsteinAside from it’s edgy theme/trailer it’s just a mediocre twin-stick-shooter lol

8:10 PMmatthew wilsonhonestly I like the valve idea from a few years ago that they never fallowed through on. let people create a custum store pages for a say 3% cut

8:11 PMEvoh LurksI can see your gamertag being eharmonyreject420 lol

8:12 PMBornDistractedlol Evoh

8:13 PMEvoh Lurks😂

8:15 PMRamsteinMy mom calls everything Nintendo. You’re becoming Dad mentality 😛

8:17 PMRamsteinIf only they had tested more Xbox 360’s lol

8:19 PMRamsteinlol too soon

8:20 PMmatthew wilson5k games last year

8:20 PMRamsteinRemember when Steam only had 5k games TOTAL? Those were the days. lol

8:21 PMRamsteinYou can’t have a gun on the app icon for Apple games 🤦

8:26 PMRamsteinYeah VALVe’s biggest problem is consistency.

8:27 PMRamsteinlol

8:53 PMRamsteinYou think they’ll show a Pokemon Switch trailer finally?

8:53 PMRamsteinnot for Pokemon LetsGo, but the actual proper Pokemon game

8:54 PMaddictedtochaosWould be nice but doubtful.

8:54 PMaddictedtochaosI did I have over 100 Wii U games.

8:54 PMRamsteinlol yeah I don’t really expect it 😞

8:55 PMaddictedtochaos50/50 on seeing Metroid

8:55 PMRamsteinI’d LOVE a Metroid Prime 4 trailer but don’t have high hopes

8:58 PMA Leafthanks for the “reminder” youtube…

9:00 PMRamsteinAfter Star Wars “fans” (quote unquote) bullied Kelly Marie Tran off of instagram I was watching the Bumblebee trailer thinking “Ok where’s the lead male star?” 😆

9:02 PMRamsteinI did get a more “Iron Giant” vibe from Bumblebee so maybe that’s what they’re going for this time around

9:06 PMA LeafF

9:06 PMRamstein😞

9:07 PMaddictedtochaosLooking forward to it.

9:07 PMA Leafguess I’ll rewind lol

9:08 PMRamsteinWas entertaining to tune in and hear you both, have a good night!

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