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Podcast: The best and worst of E3 2018

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The festival of dumb explosions known as E3 is over, but that won’t stop us. The RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, goes deep into the show, picking out our favourite games, the oddest moments, and best rats (spoiler: it was the one crushed by a shelf in the Resident Evil 2 trailer). We’re also introducing two new voices this week. Who are these strange people?

It’s Alice and Noa, obviously. We’ll get to know them a bit (and their darkest fears) but mostly it’s straight to work dissecting the viscera of E3. Alice is more excited for Ashen than Anthem, and highly rates Andrew WK’s performance at Bethesda’s press conference. Noa is looking forward to Beyond Good and Evil 2, but also the smiling root vegetables of Ooblets. And Brendan tells the story of how Hideo Kojima mildly inconvenienced him while visiting the show. Oh, and of course everyone is intrigued by Cyberpunk 2077.

There’s a lot to talk about but we've got a veritable nuclear blast of links below, so be sure to check out anything we mention that you haven’t caught up on.

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Link blast:

Noa Smith is our new video person!

Alice Bell is our new deputy editor!

E3 was last week – here’s the best stuff we saw

And here’s the 9 best PC games you might have missed

Bethesda’s E3 conference, featuring Andrew WK

Beyond Good and Evil 2 brings back Pey’j and Jade

But Ubi’s crowdsourcing of art and music is a bit cheeky

Cyberpunk 2077 had a cool trailer

But Cyberpunk’s demo was shown in secret

Just Cause 4 has tornadoes

The Quiet Man looks, uh, um…

Sony’s press conference was a bit silly

Maneater is Jaws: The Game (and we’re Jaws)

Resident Evil 2 remake, starring a rat

A Plague Tale: Innocence also has many many rats

Ooblets has ditched fighting for dance battles

Neo Cab wants you to embrace the Pain Worm

Devil May Cry features Dante and Virgil and Nero and… Trish?

Ashen is pretty Souls-y

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has romances!

But Anthem by BioWare doesn’t (whoops)

EA’s press conference, featuring Vince Zampella

Respawn’s Star Wars game is Jedi: Fallen Order

Ubisoft’s conference, featuring a wonderful dancing panda

Dead or Alive 6 says it’s going to ‘tone it down’

But Soul Calibur VI really isn’t

Control is the new weird shooter from Remedy

The Division 2 is set in Washington

For Honor’s Breach mode is pretty fun

Sable looks phwoar

The Elder Scrolls VI is set in Elsweyr and here’s the proof

Dying Light 2 is changing up its day and night cycle

Here’s ALL our E3 coverage

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