The PowerSwitch – Grading the EA E3 2017 Press Conference

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Scott White from Dashing Nerds joins the podcast as EA takes the stage at E3 2017, our immediate post-show grades, Star Wars Battlefront II dominates the press conference with mixed reactions to an extended gameplay demo, Need for Speed Payback is like a Michael Bay-directed Fast and Furious movie, A Way Out delights, Anthem teases, and our favorite memories of watching past E3s

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  • (:59) – Main Topic: Grading the EA E3 2017 Press Conference
    • Madden NFL 18
    • Battlefield 1
    • FIFA 18
    • Need for Speed Payback
    • A Way Out
    • Anthem
    • NBA Live 18
    • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • (15:38) – Caller: Seth (Pennsylvania)
    • Comparing Star Wars Battlefront II to the original games
  • (23:02) – Caller: Matt (New Jersey)
    • Excited that DICE has responded to player feedback so well
    • The balance of single-player feeling tacked-on to Battlefront
    • Using Overwatch as an example of competitive shooter design
    • Plug: Overwatch Double XP weekend
  • (30:50) – Caller: Greg (Michigan)
    • EA focusing on esports
    • Need for Speed Payback and its Michael Bay explosions
    • A Way Out brings back local co-op
    • Anthem only used as a tease for Microsoft’s conference
    • Plug: Dashing Nerds
  • (40:59) – Caller: Jesse (Texas)
    • Why we watch E3
    • Favorite flubs from past conferences
    • The EA Sportomatic Universe
    • Favorite moment from E3s past
    • How to best frame the extended Battlefront II demo
    • Plug: Album Art Exchange
  • (49:21) – Outro


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Speaking into a microphone about nerd culture is a passion project for Peter Spezia, formerly known as SMYNYouko. Peter has been an Internet broadcaster since 2007, with past shows including Show Me Your News and WTF, Pokémon. His latest ventures include hosting The PowerSwitch - gaming's call-in talk radio show - and writing for A University of Michigan alum, Peter lives in the Great Lakes State with his wife Rachel as he works in video production for FCA US LLC. When he isn't keeping track of the latest video game industry news, Peter is either playing the guitar or staying fit.