It wasn’t that long ago that Daniel Bryan and CM Punk were at the very top of the wrestling world. They were both considered by fans to be among the most talented superstars in the WWE, and both had world title runs to show for it. Things are a little different now, though.
Seth Rollins got a nice little treat this week when it was announced he would the cover athlete for the upcoming WWE 2K18 video game, which comes out later this year. As part of that announcement, Rollins appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter to promote the game. During the interview, Rollins was asked about the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight, which is easily the biggest sports announcement of the year so far. Whether it lives up to the hype or not, well, that’s another story still to be told.
E3 2017 is officially over and in its wake we have a ton of new games to look forward to in the next year and beyond. Pretty much every major publisher had at least a few heavy hitters this year, with Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey, Sony’s Spider-Man, and Bioware’s Anthem being just a few highlights that come to mind but overall, this year’s show was lacking in huge surprises. Of course, it’s hard to complain too much when the likes of Metroid Prime 4 and Beyond Good and Evil 2 make appearances, but everyone has their own particular tastes when it comes to video games, so I’d by lying if I said I didn’t walk away from this year’s show feeling a little disappointed in some ways. Whether it was because of games that should have been announced but weren’t or announcements that just didn’t really wow me, here are my biggest disappointments of E3 2017.
One thing that becomes clear within minutes of getting your hands on Super Mario Odyssey is that Nintendo is fully embracing the weird with Mario’s next 3D adventure. Much has been made of the new hat possession mechanic, which sees Mario taking control of everything from a frog to a dinosaur in the new trailer Nintendo showed off earlier in the week, but after spending some time messing around with it, I can confidently say that it’s no gimmick. Rather, the whole game feels centered around Mario’s hat and its various functions, and in practice, it feels like what FLUDD should have been back in Super Mario Sunshine — a gameplay system that complements Mario’s core mechanics rather than distracts.
The highlight of any E3 is the trailers and E3 2017 has been no slouch in this department. There are almost too many to keep up with, so we’ve collected the 15 that we feel best represent this year’s show as a whole. Let us know which were your favorites and which ones we missed!
Just when it seemed like gamers were on the verge of a wonderful era of cross-platform compatibility, where people can play online with their friends regardless of what device they use, Sony went and stomped all over it in the worst way possible.
If you’ve been paying attention to the wrestling internet in the past couple of months, you’re probably aware that there is an ongoing legal skirmish between the WWE, Impact Wrestling, and Matt and Jeff Hardy over who, exactly, owns the rights to the intellectual property known as the “Broken Universe” — the Hardy’s wildly strange (yet successful) gimmick in Impact Wrestling that included things like Broken Matt, Brother Nero and the Final Deletion.