Episode 21: The Big E3 Episode!

Episode 21: The Big E3 Episode!

This is it! The big E3 wrap up show from Polykill! With so many new games, announcements and reactions, Jake and Travis quickly glide through the shows normal format and converse about what titles have entered and exited their backlogs, then get right to the E3 discussion! 

Episode 21


Reference Collect Call  4 with Daria

On our Radar

  • Trav -

    • Late June

      • Announced via Ubisoft’s E3- Trials of the Blood Dragon

      • Prison Architect (XB1 and PS4, June 28)

  • Jake

    • Late June

      • 7 Days to Die

  • Big release reaction



Trav and Jake beat Doom.. from 1993, Jake splits time between Overwatch and Battleborn, and Trav adds another Super Nintendo classic to his backlog.  Batman Arkham Knight is tickling all of Trav’s precious parts just right while Jakee continues to plod around in Oxenfree.  Trav beats Superhot despite technical difficulties and Jake meets a sweet man on Killer Instinct.  More E3 predictions were the TAWPIC OF DISCAUUSHH.

Added to BL:

  • Trav - Life is Strange

  • Jake - Nada


  • Trav - Batman Arkham Knight, Jackal (NES)

  • Jake - :( Nada

    Ad Read

This episode is sponsored by Cowden Technologies, LLC.  Cow-Tech specializes in building full-stack web applications utilizing modern technologies like Ruby on Rails and AngularJS.  If you’re looking to take your business idea to market or have a software need that can support your goals, contact Cowden Technologies for a free consultation.  To get started on building and launching your concept, email sales@cowden.tech

The Long Play

Games that we are spending time with in our backlog.

  • Trav- Wolfenstein New Order, Life is Strange

  • Jake - Oxenfree, Gone Home        


  • Trav - Secret of Evermore

  • Jake- Overwatch, Battleborn

Discush (E3 reacksh)

  • Trav - on separate sheet

  • Jake - Sep Sheet

Close it out

Follow us on:  

  • Twitter:  @polykill  @travplaysgames @themcaxl

  • Facebook:  facebook.com/polykillpodcast

  • Subscribe Youtube: Polykill   

  • Rate us on iTunes

  • Polykill.COM



  • As a whole

    • About what I expected

    • B for me

  • Dishonored 2

    • First dishonored was ok

    • This is pretty

    • I like the story direction

    • Still don’t want it

  • Quake

    • Cool!

    • Don’t want it

  • Prey

    • Wait, we already have Prey

    • Fuck your naming conventions

    • Looks cool tho

    • Couch co op

    • Do want




  • As a whole

    • No Crackdown 3

    • Overall decent show

    • Like Sony last year, lack of games but quality is still there

    • B for me

  • Final Fantasy XV

    • Graphically great

    • Crazy japanese millennial hair

    • Big titan fight

    • Guy playing sucked the cock

    • Camera angles looked obnoxious

    • Music sounded like skyrim

    • Character dialog was terribly cheesy “NO MORE MISTA NICE GUY!”

  • Gears of War 4

    • Not as intimate and horror-esque as last year’s trailer

    • Horde 3.0 ?

    • Co-op looked fun, down from 4 to 2?

    • Saw blade gun

    • Lots of wind

    • want

  • Sea of Thieves

    • Terrible trailer

    • Love the graphical style

    • Still no idea how you play (hoping for no man’s sky of the sea)

    • Kids playing demo were annoying

    • Whats the fucking point of this game i want it

  • Scalebound

    • Loved it last year

    • Shut that dude up

    • Looks fun on mute

  • Hardware

    • zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz Penises



  • As a whole

    • Not good when WD is your clean up hitter

    • C+

  • Watch Dogs 2

    • Looks better than WD1

    • Still don’t want

  • For Honor

    • Sick trailer

    • Demo looked fun

    • On the fence

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands

    • GTA multiplayer on steroids

    • Cocaine

    • Will let reviews decide and if friends get it

  • South Park Fractured But Whole

    • Looked funny

    • Similar style to Stick of Truth

    • Maybe at this point

  • Trials of the Blood Dragon

    • Among the top surprises of E3 for me

    • Out now!

    • On radar, will probably get



  • As a whole

    • Great event, very entertaining

    • Fan serviced crash, lots of new IP, lots of surprises

    • A for me

  • Death Stranding

    • Norman Reedus with a fetus

    • Kojima

    • What the fuck

    • Kinda want it

  • Resident Evil 7

    • Crazy good trailer

    • Very scary penis

    • OMG it’s RE7

    • Back to the roots

    • Belle of the Ball

    • In VR. OMG

  • PS VR

    • Batman

    • Star Wars

    • RE7

    • More affordable than VR alternatives

    • Will wait for reviews, pricing, and upgrades





Conference Ratings:


Bethesda=”The Sequel More Jaws 2 than The Godfather 2”: Skyrim Remaster, Yay! Shut up about Dishonored 2, I need DOOM.


EA= 1,914 points:  Battlefield 1 was all I saw or wanted to see


Ubi=”That’s nice honey’, with a pat on the head”: Wildlands seemed cool….


Xbox=”Cab Sav, and Brisket” The pairing of hardware and software announcements. New console, new controllers, and SCORPIO, paired with a nice, nice first party lineup


Sony=”Ain’t No Party like a First Party Party” The “show not tell” approach was great. Bam Bam Bam. Fan favorites, and real surprises.


Notable Omissions, From all Conferences:

FF VII (Sony/Xbox)

Crackdown 3 (Xbox)    

Wolfenstein (Bethesda)

PS Vita (Sony)

Gran Turismo Sport (Sony)

Shenmue III (Sony)

Uncharted 4 (Sony)

Dreams (Sony)


Notable Surprises, From all Conferences:

Spiderman (Sony)

Resident Evil 7 (Sony)

Batman VR (Sony)

Death Stranding (Sony)

Days Gone, formerly, “Dead Don’t Ride” (Sony)

Scorpio (Xbox)

Bulletstorm Remaster (Not announced at a conference)


Favorite Game from Each Conference

Horizon: Zero Dawn (Sony)

Gears of War 4 (Xbox)

Battlefield 1 (EA)

Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft)

LoZ: Breath of the Wind (Nintendo)


Favorite Indies:

We Happy Few (Bioshocky and awesome)


Cuphead (AGAIN)

Abzu (Underwater Wintory)


Favorite games not shown at a presser:

Gravity Rush 2 (Sony)

Bound (Sony)


Game of Show

Horizon: Zero Dawn



Collect Call 5: The Tall Guy

Collect Call 5: The Tall Guy

Collect Call 4: Daria Collects RPG's While You Watch

Collect Call 4: Daria Collects RPG's While You Watch