Students weigh in on E3 video game announcements
Gamers got a glimpse of what video game releases to expect when developers announced their most anticipated titles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, is the world's premier trade show for computer, video and mobile games held in mid-June. Each year, video game industry representatives, video game developers and software developers showcase their upcoming video game titles, products, and other new technologies for the upcoming year, according to its website.
Students weighed in on this year's video game announcements. Yepeth Berhie, a junior majoring in biochemistry, said a lot of gamers were excited about the announcements for Doom, Fallout 4, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Halo 5: Guardian and the Final Fantasy VII remake.
"I'm personally excited for Fallout 4 on PC. I know it's going to be available for all consoles, but personally I'm a PC gamer," Berhie said.
Joseph Muoio, a junior double majoring in computer engineering and electrical engineering, works at Gamer's Inc. at the Waterford Lakes Town Center. Muoio said this year's E3 convention announced a lot of exciting video game titles for the upcoming year, such as Star Wars Battlefront, No Man's Skye, Starfox Wii U and Gears of War 4.
"I'd probably say Star Wars Battlefront and Fallout [are] the two biggest games [announced]," Muoio said. "I'm looking forward to Halo and Gears of War on Xbox," he said.
Muoio also said there was a lot of support for indie games at this year's E3 Convention. "There's a lot of cool indie games coming out," he said. He singled out an indie game called Beyond Eyes that features a blind girl as the protagonist. "[This] indie game follows a blind girl and shows what the world is like if you're born blind and you have to do everything by hearing," Muoio said.
According to Gamespot.com and Time Magazine's website, other highly anticipated video games that were showcased at E3 this year include Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain, Kingdom Hearts III, Super Mario Maker and Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.
Eric Gutierrez is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter @atticus_adrift or email him at EricG@CentralFloridaFuture.com.