The PowerSwitch – Grading the Sony E3 2017 Press Conference

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Scott White from Dashing Nerds joins the podcast as Sony takes the stage at E3 2017, our immediate late-night post-show grades, Marvel’s Spider-Man amazes in its first gameplay demo, Sony’s rapid-fire presentation style underwhelms in several areas, the pre-show presentation steals some of the better announcements, PlayStation VR tries to strike a delicate balance with show time and user base, and we note the absence of certain previously-announced titles

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  • (1:05) – Main Topic: Grading the Sony E3 2017 Press Conference
    • Monster Hunter World
    • Shadow of the Colossus
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
    • God of War
    • Detroit: Become Human
    • Marvel’s Spider-Man
    • Undertale & Playlink
  • (22:39) – Caller: Damon (North Carolina)
    • Third-parties undermining their own games
      • Monster Hunter
      • Skyrim
      • Destiny 2
  • (30:16) – Caller: Matt (New Jersey)
    • Not a fan of Sony’s presentation style
    • Worried about Spider-Man web-slinging
  • (37:50) – Caller: ZeroRanma (Colorado)
    • Spider-Man looks like a faster Arkham game
    • Characters in the current Spider-Man canon
  • (43:35) – Caller: Jesse (Texas)
    • Games that are “milk carton” missing
    • Presentations are becoming more like Nintendo Directs
  • (50:53) – Caller: Matthias (Georgia)
    • Watching as someone who doesn’t own a PlayStation
    • Delighted by the Undertale announcement
  • (54:57) – Caller: Anneke (Alberta, Canada)
    • Why Sony’s presentation style may disappoint
    • Showing VR content compared to its install base
  • (1:04:08) – Outro


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Peter Spezia

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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.