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The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: E3 Aftermath (2018 Edition)

We discuss the biggest trends of last week's showcase, and what they mean for the industry going forward

The entire team convenes for the latest episode of The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast to reflect on this year's major games showcase in Los Angeles.

Instead of talking through every announcement (which GamesIndustry.biz readers are no doubt familiar with), we each choose a topic or trend that emerged from the show and discuss how it impacts the industry in general.

Throughout the episode we discuss the growing presence of consumers at E3, the continuing saturation of shooters and violent action adventures as the tentpole titles of the show, and the (glacially) slow shift towards a more diverse range of protagonists.

We also touch on the impressive roster of Avalanche Studios, what the future holds for the four developers acquired by Microsoft and where the console market is heading as rumours persist of a PlayStation 5 and a new Xbox.

You can listen to our latest episode below, subscribe to our RSS feed, or download the file directly here. It is also available via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.

All our previous episodes can be found here. You can find all of our E3 2018 coverage on our dedicated feed, with more interviews to run in the coming weeks.

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James Batchelor has been a journalist in the games industry since 2006, joining GamesIndustry in 2016, and also runs Non-Violent Game of the Day (@NVGOTD). He does play violent games, but always on Story/Easy mode.