Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

In recent years, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo has staggered game fans with a plethora of trailers and announcements. We normally help Ars readers understand the noisy deluge by flying to California and getting hands-on with E3 timed game previews, but that clearly didn’t happen this year. Without that kind of access, we are also scrambling.

So on a weekend of game reveals smaller than Sony, we wanted to draw your attention to e3recap.com, a site that’s spent six years streamlining and interpreting a deluge of YouTube trailers. Right now, the landing page for 2020 features over 250 individual game trailers, and they’re organized in a clean, tidy way that blows away other options.

Rather than jumping from one live-streamed archive to another or searching for individual game publishers, e3recap.com lets you browse each game revealed in a neat array of clickable boxes. By default, they are sorted in a reverse chronological order of reveals, so everything shown during this weekend’s events (Guerrilla Collective, PC Gamer Show, Future Games Show) will appear in the order of those streams. This site doesn’t bother copying and pasting every game’s sales pitch; instead, you’ll see simple facts like expected platforms and release dates.

As a bonus, this sorting system allows you to filter out all games by platform – so if you only want to know what’s announced for PC, rather than being teased and disappointed by “console-exclusive” fine print, this site has your back. Although, of course, details such as platforms and release windows are subject to change, and this is a completely unofficial site, so cautions about accuracy and timeliness apply.

Still, we’re relying on e3recap.com’s interface to keep track of every “E3-esque” stream and reveal this summer, and it includes the archived game reveals from recent Xbox and PlayStation events, along with a handy calendar to help you to remind you of other upcoming events, including those of EA, Ubisoft and CD Projekt Red. Some intriguing indie games we spotted this weekend to help you get through the noise include the metal infused rhythm FPS Metal Hellsingerthe thief-with-guns that sneak away Gloomwood (the free-to-play demo is live), and the gothic pencil art tactics of Inculation

List image by e3recap.com

By akfire1

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