Our hard-working writers don't all receive the Golden Ticket to appear on the Conference Call, let alone press passes to E3, but perhaps that provides them with a more down-to-earth perspective on all the hype – unless, perhaps, hype is more effective at ground level and vast distances away from the expo. At any rate, it turns out that some of our salt-miners have "opinions" and "feelings" about things. As an editor, I traded those in for pedantry and cynicism a long time ago. But just because I am emotionally numb doesn't mean I should silence the hearts of those I serve. (I'm an anaesthetist, not a killer.)
I'd offer my own thoughts, but as I look to Q4 of 2015, my mind tends to focus on my impending fatherhood and questions of whether I can manage a baby sling and Rock Band guitar at the same time.
With that said, I offer you, the Week Ahead crew's views on E2 2015.