E3 2017: Chattycast E3 Day -2: EA Play, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and Xbox Scorpio Talk

Four Shacknews editors convene to enthusiastically discuss their largely unenthusiastic reaction to EA Play. Except for Star Wars. They all liked Star Wars.


E3 doesn’t officially begin for another three days, leaving publishers like EA and Bethesda to stake their claim in this weekend before the noise and bluster of the conference proper begins. Electronic Arts kicked things off with its now-annual EA Play showcase, and Shacknews CEO and editorial director Asif Khan, editor-in-chief Steve Watts, contributing editor David Craddock, and intern Donovan Erskine convened to record a podcast and hash out their impressions of Star Wars Battlefront 2, Battlefield 1’s In the Name of the Tsar expansion, BioWare’s forthcoming Anthem RPG, the return of NBA Live, and other games announced at the event. After that, talk turned to speculation and expectations for Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio-focused conference.

You can listen to the podcast on Podbean or subscribe. If you need to catch up on the announcements and trailers that came out of EA Play, go back and watch our live reactions, and make sure to tune in tomorrow at 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET to watch us chat over Microsoft’s showcase.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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