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E3: The Games I Can’t Wait For… June 10, 2009

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E3

…but I’ll have to. Now that it’s over and I’ve had a good amount of time to digest all the information, I thought I’d write some stuff up about it. It was a hell of a lot better than last years underwhelming, down-sized event and was a return to the E3 of old. Rather than boring summaries of each conference, I’ll just talk about the games that I’m most interested in. Click below for the good stuff.

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E3 – Sony Conference Summary July 16, 2008

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SonySome of the stuff they showed:

  • New Resistance 2 footage that was rather impressive
  • Ratched & Clank PSN game
  • More Killzone 2 footage (actual gameplay this time!)
  • A Little Big Planet level showing Sony’s sales figures
  • inFAMOUS trailer
  • God of War III teaser

Is it just me or have Sony been showing the same stuff at E3 for the past 2-3 years?

E3 – Nintendo Conference of FAIL July 15, 2008

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NintendoWhat did they show?

  • Wii MotionPlus peripheral which allows 1:1 motion control
  • Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Wii Speak – basically a microphone that sits on top of your TV to allow online voice chat
  • Wii Sports Resort – themed around beach sports and uses the aformentioned MotionPlus

And thats pretty much all that is worth talking about. Nothing at all for the hardcore gamer – StarFox, Kid Icarus? Probably one of the worst E3 conferences I’ve ever seen from one of the big 3. Pretty pathetic really.

Reggie fils-Aime

E3 – Microsoft Conference Summary July 14, 2008

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Xbox 360Many a thing happened:

  • Final Fantasy XIII on 360 as well as PS3, Sony fanboys am cry
  • Online co-op in Resident Evil 5
  • New 360 Dashboard including the ability to fully install games onto the HDD
  • Ripping off Miis Avatars thing rumoured a few months ago turns out to be true
  • Lips, a Singstar-style game which uses a motion-sensing microphone
  • Fallout 3 (GOTY?) getting “substantial” exclusive DLC for 360/PC
  • Rock Band 2 a 360 timed-exclusive
  • Original Banjo-Kazooie coming to XBLA (meh)
  • Gears of War 2 will be awesome confirmed