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Looking back on E3 2018 with the best videos

From Fallout 76 to Cyberpunk 2077

Simone de Rochefort has been producing & hosting YouTube videos for Polygon since 2016. She co-directed the upcoming documentary The Great Game: The Making of Spycraft.

E3 2018 went by in a sticky blur of exhaustion and hand sanitizer. There was a lot going on — stuff that even I missed — so I put together a digest of the required viewing to be the most cultured, up-to-date consumer of Polygon’s E3 Content (TM).

Did you know that we did a deep dive into the monsters of Fallout 76? And that we used the Cyberpunk RPGs to analyze the tidbits that CD Projekt Red dropped in the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer?

And uh, did you hear that Ridley is in Super Smash Bros. now? Brian did, and he got his reaction up a whopping 10 minutes after Nintendo’s stream. Of course, the most important journalistic effort the team made is at the top of this post: Pat and Brian’s IRL investigation of loot boxes, and the evil they contain.

Read on for the best of Polygon’s videos from E3 2018.

Analyzing Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red laced its two-minute Cyberpunk 2077 trailer with loads of Easter eggs that reference the world of Cyberpunk 2020, the tabletop RPG that the video game is based on.

Spider-Man Is Great

Spider-Man is gonna be a good, good game.

The Cryptids of West Virginia

Jenna Stoeber leaves no stone unturned in her quest to identify all the cryptids featured in Bethesda’s Fallout 76 trailer.



Rage 2 Is Every Bethesda Game

Chris Plante nails the intersection between incisive criticism and emotional breakdown in this video, which some YouTube commenters described as featuring “dark chaotic energy.”

Dicking Around in Hitman 2

The Hitman games offer many opportunities to be an asshole. This is the one that we chose.


It is what it is, folks. See you next year.

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