There have been big game announcements, but you've had to cherry-pick them from amid the detritus of DLC, mission packs, remakes, and spin-offs. It feels like we're treading water.
"Cloud gaming" is being whispered as being the next big thing, but there's such resistance to it among traditional audiences that everyone appears genuinely fearful of what might come next.
Gaming, it seems, is having its own Trump/Brexit moment; the future has suddenly become very unpredictable.
Here are some more of the biggest stories to come out from E3 so far.