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peej
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Here's a thread to post all the stuff you've seen from E3 this year that's impressed your socks off.

Me - so far I'm in love with this Journey trailer
#1 at 11:44:09 - 06/06/2011
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Tomb Raider looked pretty impressive. All CG, but still.
#2 at 13:22:16 - 06/06/2011
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It seems to be the norm for anything from Squenix these days. Highly desirable CG trailer releases first - then a long long way down the track you get the gameplay vid.

Though really I can't see how they could get the reboot wrong - unless of course it ends up being about 4 hours long, with the rest added in as DLC that'll cost you an arm and a leg extra.

Still not quite seeing the 'tomb' bit - but the chance to wander around a modern-day Sargasso Sea will do me for now.
#3 at 13:35:14 - 06/06/2011
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new Star Wars game looks laggy as hell and seems to have sprouted some naff new graphical makeover that looks a bit cartoony.

I bet there's going to be an option in it to play as your avatar (linked, undoubtedly, to another punt out of all that shitty Star Wars avatar clobber)
#4 at 13:53:18 - 06/06/2011
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LOL at Activison's E3 lineup.

Spiderman (yawn)
Call of Duty (yawn)
Prototype 2 (yawn)
Spyro (wtf?!?!)
Some shitty DS game linked to a really shitty Aibo (yawn)

This is one of the biggest game publishers in the business, right? Fuck me, if EA don't do better than that they might as well pack up and go home.
#5 at 13:56:50 - 06/06/2011
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While I like to see new games at E3, for me the real interest is in the hardware. Hoping we get the full lowdown on PSVita/NGP - including price and release date.

Also should some interesting coverage on Project Cafe and maybe even a surprise reveal from MS.

I would also love to see a Borderlands 2 announcement :)
#6 at 13:59:36 - 06/06/2011
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Any news on the MS conference? really curious to see what are the exclusive games for the 360 announced this year!
#7 at 14:10:35 - 06/06/2011
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Some form of Halo is my guess. :)
#8 at 14:27:44 - 06/06/2011
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So far all I've seen is a lot of Kinect crap. Like Rare working on some Kinect-voice-activated game.

(which will be no good to me because try as I might, I still can't get the c*nting thing to recognise my voice!)
#9 at 14:41:42 - 06/06/2011
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LOL!

Now imagine you're Portuguese! (English with an accent)


Kinect is just as crap as it sounds! or better as it listens! :)
#10 at 16:03:09 - 06/06/2011
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Syrok said:Some form of Halo is my guess. :)

Halo 4 it is ^.^
#11 at 16:18:36 - 06/06/2011
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HALOFUCKINFOUR!!!

Mppf.

A part of me wishes I didn't know this, and I found out at the grand reveal :D
#12 at 16:32:39 - 06/06/2011
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Imagined this would be on the cards. Though who's in the chair for it if not Bungie?

If it's structured like (and looks like) Reach I'll be a durned sight more interested than if it's anything like Halo 3 or ODST
#13 at 16:39:18 - 06/06/2011
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Yep, I luvs that Journey trailer too. Even though it's not entirely clear what you're going to spend most of the game actually doing. Apart from skidding down sand dunes on your arse and floating about on your cape.

I predict the Halo 4 trailer will be, in the grand tradition of these things, the least informative video ever - probably just a voiceover and a blank screen, or similar. Yawn.
#14 at 18:24:45 - 06/06/2011
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Well, I wasn't that far off. Ship explodes, Master chief floats towards what looks like a big glowing anus in space. Game logo, end trailer. :)
#15 at 20:00:44 - 06/06/2011
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That really was the Kinect show ;-)

I was massively surprised at the complete lack of hyperbole from Peter Molyneux. Although I bet even he can't get excited for the on rails, gestured based shooter that Fable: The Journey seems to be!

I would have liked to have seen some actual gameplay details of the new Ghost Recon title and not just a bloke waving his arms about to make a gun split into pieces. Same goes for Forza 4. What new tracks has the game got, any new car licenses or new game modes?

There wasn't much here for those of us that have no interest in Kinect, although I will admit that those family titles like Disneyland and Sesame Street have the potential to do really well.

The on rails Star Wars game wasn't anything startling. The demo of Kinect Sports golf looked like there was no correlation between what the women was doing and what actually happened on screen.
#16 at 20:31:38 - 06/06/2011
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The new Tomb Raider looks very good and seems like it plays similar to the Uncharted games, which is a great :-)
#17 at 20:49:06 - 06/06/2011
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Decidedly in the not interest in Kinect camp. Some pretty neat gimmicks, though. The weapon customize thing was probably the best, but I can't help but feel that a pressing a button will be more comfortable after a few times doing it through gestures.

Moleyneux should just make Black&White Kinect already. One of the soundeffects even sounded like it was taken straight from B&W. :)

Tomb Raider looked good as far as I was able to make out things in the stream.
#18 at 20:57:52 - 06/06/2011
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I wasn't impressed by the Tomb Raider trailer.

There's just something off about the animation and detail that makes her seem not human.

And the only saving grace for the directing is that it's good "for a videogame".
#19 at 21:37:09 - 06/06/2011
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NFS The Run has out of the car QTE segments. Where's that Picard gif?

The racing looks very Burnout Revenge though.
#20 at 21:56:53 - 06/06/2011
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When is Rage out on 360? Just watched The Well footage and I'm already sporting a boner.

That and Skyrim this year? Oh, baby.

Still think Journey could go either way, in the gameplay stakes. But, hey, don't stop believing...
#21 at 22:16:10 - 06/06/2011
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Battlefield looked amazing. Pretty smoke, lighting and non-repetitive textures.
#22 at 22:34:30 - 06/06/2011
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E3 stuff here folks.

If anyone wants to submit some articles, please feel free, either use the CMS if you have access, or email me your shit.
#23 at 22:58:03 - 06/06/2011
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"Social" gaming can just fuck the fuck off.
If I wanted to engage with people, I wouldnt be sat in front of my console in the summer.

Ubi says "Gaming is sharing". Only sharing I ever wanted to do involved lots and lots of C90 tapes in the 80's. Doubt they liked it back then,

And Ubi really lost sight of what made Ghost Recon cool didnt they? It certainly wasnt being like a guy in a nano-suit from Crysis.

Far Cry 3 is genuinely the ONLY interesting game I've seen and even that has been seen and done countless times.

Maybe gaming has given up on me.
#24 at 00:19:20 - 07/06/2011
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Far Cry 3?!

Oh, hell, yes!

And I'd agree the Battlefield 3 trailer looks amazing. Is all this stuff coming out a month before Christmas then?
#25 at 01:23:19 - 07/06/2011
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What is the FarCry 3 setting?

First one was on a Paradise Island and had the worst enemies ever.

The second one was on a African savanna and had the worst checkpointing/enemie respawing ever...

So what is FC3 setting/worst defect ever?
#26 at 02:11:37 - 07/06/2011
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SLY 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lIKE OMG!!!


/Feels like an teenager again!



I just hope Sanzaru doesn't ruin the game!



And big surprise, both PSP God of War games being converted to the PS3.


oh and PS Vita (and I thoug Wii was stupid!) pricing 249 (euros and pounds) for WIFI only and 299 (euros and pounds)for 3G and WIFI version.


And was it me or Kevin Levine had a shotgun to his backs during his hole presentation?!
#27 at 04:28:59 - 07/06/2011
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Tiger_Walts said:NFS The Run has out of the car QTE segments. Where's that Picard gif?

The racing looks very Burnout Revenge though.


Christ on a little black bike...going from Hot Pursuit to QTEs?

I feel like there's a fucking twat somewhere at EA that's doing this TO ME on purpose SPECIFICALLY!

"YAY! We've successfully rebooted the NFS franchise. Let's smear it in dogshit and put it between two stale buns and sell it to the masses next year"
#28 at 08:38:53 - 07/06/2011
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Just catching up with the PSVita stuff and then I made the mistake of watching the LittleBigPlanet trailer.

Fuck it, I'd better start saving.
#29 at 09:55:46 - 07/06/2011
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peej said:
"YAY! We've successfully rebooted the NFS franchise. Let's smear it in dogshit and put it between two stale buns and sell it to the masses next year"


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Dragul said: PS Vita (and I thought Wii was stupid!) pricing 249 (euros and pounds) for WIFI only and 299 (euros and pounds)for 3G and WIFI version.


Surprisingly good PSVita price - and there are strong indications we'll be getting it this year!
Be interested to see whether there's any difference between the 2 models, other than 3G or not...
#30 at 10:38:30 - 07/06/2011

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