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E3 News & Notes


Games is what I’d want to see most. New stuff and more info from upcoming games. GTA V info would be nice, but Rockstar is said to not be present at this E3 sadly. They kinda march to their own beat anyways when it comes to releasing information about games.
I’m somewhat excited about new consoles, but I’d actually rather see the current gen survive a while longer. It’s still going pretty strong and I’m getting a ton of use out of my 360 and PS3.


What I expect and look forward to:

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
The Last of Us
More Wii U information

What I don’t expect but would love to see:

New 3DS model

Full Pipedream Mode:

TimeSplitters 4
Left 4 Dead 3 (available on PS3 with PC cross-platform play)

No mention of the Kinect/Move


I’ll be doing my part as usual by taking extensive notes from all the press conferences and the show floor and post them here.


[quote=“Hentai” post=117087]What I expect and look forward to:

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Is this just a cheap copy of Super Smash Bros? Do you know if you fight the other 3 players as well as the larger enemies in the background?


[quote=“slickwolfie” post=117127]


Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Is this just a cheap copy of Super Smash Bros? Do you know if you fight the other 3 players as well as the larger enemies in the background?

From what I’ve seen of it so far, i’ts just a copy of Super Smash Brothers.

[quote=“Hentai” post=117087]Full Pipedream Mode:

TimeSplitters 4
Left 4 Dead 3 (available on PS3 with PC cross-platform play)

No mention of the Kinect/Move

This would be nice, but Left 4 Dead is made by Valve, and if you haven’t ever noticed, Valve doesn’t know how to count to three.

Left 4 Dead 2
Half Life 2
Half Life 2 episode 2
Portal 2
Team Fortress 2
And DotA2 is coming out [strike]soon[/strike] eventually

Valve never goes any higher.[/spoiler]
I would love to be proven wrong on this point, but so far it’s never happened.


[quote=“Hornet65” post=117150]
This would be nice, but Left 4 Dead is made by Valve, and if you haven’t ever noticed, Valve doesn’t know how to count to three.[/quote]

Yeah, hence full pipedream mode. :stuck_out_tongue: I should also include HL Episode 3 in there as well.


[quote=“Hentai” post=117153]

[quote=“Hornet65” post=117150]
This would be nice, but Left 4 Dead is made by Valve, and if you haven’t ever noticed, Valve doesn’t know how to count to three.[/quote]

Yeah, hence full pipedream mode. :stuck_out_tongue: I should also include HL Episode 3 in there as well.[/quote]

I’m kind of curious about that… Will they actually make a Half Life 2: episode 3, or will they just go right to Half Life 3. I mean, the whole point was to have episodes every few months…
But that didn’t happen.


I’m really hoping for more news on some good Vita games. I’m really excited for Gravity Rush coming out next month, but I’d like more than one game to look forward to for it. D:


E3 2012 - Spotlight: Konami

–Celebrating 25 years of Metal Gear Solid
PES 2013 demo (2 main features in focus: Enhanced player individuality + Full Control of ball)
Other features of the game include Death Touch dribbling, improved AI + passing, Dynamic First Touch, Total control of timing of tackles, Response Defending, new keeper animations)
–To share love of PES, check out the enhanced MY PES (social networking app)
–Downloadable demo coming soon
–Zone of the Enders HD Collection (PS3, 360)
–Announced new animation opening for the set
–Revealed new Fox Engine (quiet on the details)
–Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer + ‘slashing’ demo (Early 2013)
–Demo to be released with ZOE HD Collection (Holiday 2012)
–Also to be available on Xbox Live + Playstation Network
–Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 trailer


Nintendo is having a Pre-E3 presentation about the “concept behind” the Wii U today at 3 PM PDT/6 PM EDT. It’ll be streamed in ~41 minutes.

Besides hearing more details on the Wii U (release date, software line-up), the only other thing I’m looking forward to at E3 is a release date for the Ratchet and Clank HD collection.


Words can’t possibly express how much I want this game. Probably the best thing to come out of E3 so far.


E3 2012 - Xbox Event

–Halo 4 demo
–Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist demoed - Spring 2013
–Fifa '13 Kinect demo - Fall 2012
–Madden NFL 13 Kinect demo - August 28 2012
–Fable The Journey - Holiday 2012
–Gears of War Judgement trailer - 2013
–Forza Horizon trailer - October 23 2012
–Bing Voice Search now searches by genre
–Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Machinima and Univision coming to Xbox!
–NBA comes to Xbox
–NHL comes to Xbox starting next season
–WatchESPN now with 24/7 live programming from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU
–Xbox Music announced
–Nike+ Kinect Training announced! - Holiday 2012
–Xbox SmartGlass unveiled! (allowing multiscreen entertainment with the touch of a finger)
–Internet Explorer comes to Xbox - Fall 2012
–Xbox Smart Glass announced for Windows 8
–Tomb Raider demo (first piece of DLC exclusive for 360)
–Ascend New Gods trailer - 2013
–Lococycle trailer - 2013
–Matter trailer - 2013
–Resident Evil 6 demo (downloadable content exclusively for 360)
–Wreckateer coming to Xbox Live, demo shown - Summer 2012
–South Park The Stick of Truth announced
–Dance Central 3 ‘Usher Scream’ demo
–Call of Duty Black Ops II demo - November 13 2012

Trailer/demo highlights



E3 2012 - EA Event

–Dead Space 3 trailer + Act II Co-op demo - February 2013
–Introduced new character John Carter
–Madden NFL 13 (powered with new Infinity Engine which utilizes dynamic animations and collision detection; new mode Connected Careers announced)
–Sim City Social coming to Facebook! - June 2012
–Sim City coming to PC! (tackle the cities on multiplayer or alone)
–Battlefield 3 Premium announced! ($49.99 service that brings new content to subscribers)
–5 new expansion packs (Back to Karkand, Close Quarters, Armored Kill, Aftermath and Endgame)
–Brand new content announced for Star Wars The Old Republic! (raised level cap, new operation, new playable species, new warzone and new planet; Play up to level 15 for free) - July 2012
–Medal of Honor Warfighter demoed - October 23 2012
–Global Warfighters announced
–Madden NFL Social - Fall 2012
–FIFA 13 trailer (showed off First touch control, Complete dribbling, Tactical freekicks, Attacking Intelligence features)
–FIFA 12 level and experience will move to FIFA 13
–Football Club Catalog announced
–EA announced new partnership with the UFC!
–Need for Speed Most Wanted demoed - October 30 2012
–Crysis 3 demoed - February 2013

Trailer/demo highlights


E3 2012 - Ubisoft Event

–Just Dance 4 unveiled! - October 9 2012
–Far Cry 3 demo
–Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist demoed
–Avengers: Battle For Earth trailer - Fall 2012
–Rayman Legends ‘Wii U functionality’ demo (introduces new character Murphy, playable with up to 5 people, compatible with Wii remotes)
–Zombi U trailer
–Wii U titles unveiled! (Rabbids Land, Sports Connection, Zombi U, Rayman Legends, Avengers: Battle For Earth, Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013, Just Dance 4, Assassin’s Creed III)
–Assassin’s Creed III trailer + ‘New England Winter 1776’ demo
–Shootmania demo
–Watchdogs unveiled and demoed

Trailer/demo highlights

E3 2012 - Playstation Event

–Beyond Two Souls trailer Unveiled! - 2013
–Ellen Paige announced as the voice behind the character Jodie Holmes
–Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale ‘Ratchet and Clank Metropolis’ level demoed - Holiday 2012
–Battle Royale to be available on Vita and cross compatible with PS3
–Little Big Planet 2 cross controller DLC announced! (new story mode, new stickers, new levels, etc)
–The Unfinished Swan announced for PSN - Later in 2012
–Saints Row 2, Little Big Planet 2 and Infamous 2 announced as free to download titles for Playstation Plus members - Available now
–PS1 classics coming to Vita!
–Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy VII announced as first titles - Summer 2012
–YouTube, Hulu Plus and Crackle coming to Vita!
–Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified announced for Vita - Holiday 2012
–Assassin’s Creed III Liberation announced for Vita - October 30 2012
–Crystal White Wi-Fi Vita bundle unveiled with Assassin’s Creed III Liberation + 4GB Memory card
–Assassin’s Creed III ‘Sea battle’ demo
–New Assassin’s Creed III Playstation 3 bundle announced
–Far Cry 3 demoed
–Wonderbook unveiled!
–Digg’s Nightcrawler from Moonbot Studios announced for Wonderbook (quiet on the details)
–J.K Rowling’s Book of Spells announced as the first book for Wonderbook + ‘fire spell’ demo - Fall 2012
–Sony announces partnership with HTC for mobile games
–Playstation Suite has been renamed to Playstation Mobile to drive home the focus on Mobile gaming
–God of War Ascension demoed - March 12 2013
–The Last of Us demoed - 2013

Trailer/demo highlights


Was not overly impressed by Nintendo press conference. Or Sony or Microsoft overall. Another bland E3. =(

No new hardware announcements, despite months of speculation and “leaks,” PS Vita pretty much being tossed away with little to no news or games announced for it, no new info on many upcoming games that people have been waiting for, not many new games announced.

Heck, aside from Ubisoft we didn’t even get any surprises this year really. Aside from a couple games from each press conference that looked amazing I walk away feeling underwhelmed.
I am also quite disappointed in the lack of anything for Vita. I am excited for AC III game coming to it but that’s pretty much all they had. I am not particularly fussed about Blops 2 game coming to it, as I’ve noted in the past I am not a CoD fan.

Unless I am forgetting anything, my list of titles that I am excited for from this E3 consists of:

  • Watch Dogs
  • The Last of Us
  • Beyond
  • Assassins Creed III
  • Assassins Creed III: Liberation
  • Dishonored
  • Lords of Shadow 2
  • ZombiU
  • Lego City Stories (rather surprised me, looks pretty good)


E3 2012 - Nintendo Event

–Pikman 3 announced for Wii U (control up to 4 leaders, introduces new Rock type Pikman)
–Wii U hardware will support up to 2 seperate gamepads
–Wii Video Tour (showed off the button layout)
–Miiverse unveiled (‘mainstreet’ when system is turned on)
–New Super Mario Bros. U unveiled + trailer shown
–Batman Arkham City Armored Edition announced for Wii U (new BAT mode)
–Scribblenauts Unlimited announced for Wii U + trailer (new multiplayer mode)
–Wii U titles: (Darksiders II, Mass Effect 3, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2 Directors Cut, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, Aliens Colonial Marines)
–Wii Fit U announced (trailer shows off new events, new excercise meter)
–Sing! (working title) announced for Wii U (trailer features gamepad displaying lyrics)
–New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS - August 19 2012
–Paper Mario Sticker Star for 3DS (trailer shows Mario pulling stickers off the scenery, which then becomes your battle commands) - Holiday 2012
–Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon for 3DS (new puzzles, ghosts and ghost catching action) - Holiday 2012
–3rd party 3DS titles: (Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate, Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance)
–Lego City Undercover unveiled for Wii U + trailer (scan for hidden criminals, choose disguises)
–3DS version of the game in development
–Nintendo Land announced for Wii U! (12 different attractions, a Wii U mini-game pack like what Wii Sports was for Wii)
–Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, The Legend of Zelda Battle Quest, Animal Crossing Sweet Day, DK’s Crash Course and Takamaru’s Ninja Castle announced as 5 of the attractions
–Luigi’s Ghost Mansion multiplayer demo
–Launches with Wii U - Holiday 2012

Trailer/demo highlights


Ok I’m not really understanding why Nintendo made a gigantic deal about watching their 3DS showcase stream because they showed nothing new, just a rehash of what was brought up on stage. :dry:

Also I want to point out the mob is colorfully cheerful.


It’s that time of year again and I figured it’s time to start a new thread for this years E3 announcements. Konami will kick things off Thursday June 6. Everybody else is June 10-11.


Apparenlty one of the things that Konami will be revealing is the voice of Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5. Of course, if this person isn’t David Hayter, as everyone has been led to believe so far (David Hayter said he was never asked to return for MGS5), a lot of people will be very very angry. Personally, I would be pretty mad if Hayter isn’t voicing Snake anymore. Then again, knowing the kind of crap that Kojima tries to pull, it’s pretty likely that Hatyer will be voicing Snake again.

Kojima tried to disguise MGS5 as a game called Phantom Pains made by a company nobody’s heard of called Moby Dick Studios. They released a very interesting trailer and everything, but that ruse lasted all of half a day before people started comparing the Phantom Pains trailer to the previously-released Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes trailer. Aside from the soldiers in both trailers wearing the same uniform, and using the same weapons, there were a number of allusions to Metal Gear games. Of course it wasn’t until several months later that Kojima finally ‘revealed’ Phantom Pains to be a Metal Gear game (to the surprise of nobody), and along with Ground Zeroes it makes up the story of Metal Gear Solid 5.

Now, David Hayter himself said that he wasn’t asked to return to the Metal Gear franchise. Kojima was asked why that was, to which he answered that since Metal Gear Solid 5 was in a way redefining the Metal Gear franchise with a new-ish style of gameplay, that he wanted Snake’s voice to be fresh and new as well… of course the internet called him out on that since the Japanese voice remained the same. Then of course, last week David Hayer had this to say on Twitter: “I’m so excited for E3! I just hope I don’t lose my voice.” Only time will tell whether or not he really is returning to the series, but at this point, it’s more likely that he is.


On the 10th Sony will finally be showing us what the Playstation 4 looks like, which is apparently a big deal to some people. When they revealed the specs of the system a while back, a bunch of people were disappointed that they didn’t actually show what the console looks like. Although I don’t think it really matters what it looks like… It could be a bunch of computer components stuffed inside a plastic shopping bag, and people would still buy it.

Also on the 10th, Microsoft will be showing off their alleged 15 exclusive titles for the Xbox One, 8 of which are supposed to be entirely new IPs. RARE is apparently working on a game for the Xbox One, which nobody actually knows the identity of yet. A lot of people are hoping for a new Banjo Kazooie game, some people think it may be a new Perfect Dark game. But it’ll probably be the next Viva Pinata… How about a new Conker game? That would be neat.

Nintendo is, of course, skipping their big press conference this year, but will still obviously be at E3 holding smaller conferences.

At any rate, I’m seriously hoping this E3 will be less disappointing than the last few… Maybe the new consoles will make things more interesting.


EDIT: 6/6/2013 - So Konami has announced that Kiefer Sutherland will be voicing Snake… Fans of the series are not happy, and David Hayter is trending on twitter again. This change will most likely have an effect on sales. Even if it doesn’t, to fans of the series, Kiefer Sutherland will never live up to the 15 year legacy that David Hayter left behind… Although I suppose this means I have one less game to buy.


Spotlight: Konami

  • PES 2014 (new Fox engine, elements of new engine include TrueBall Tech, Motion Animation Stability System, Team Play, Heart and Core)
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain! (use of the Fox Engine, takes place in the year 1984, Race & Revenge as focus, new take on facial expressions/vocals, Kiefer Sutherland as Snake!)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2! - Winter 2013
    (picks up from the epologue, Dracula has 3 new abilities, tighter combat, walk freely without load times, free camera that can move everywhere, better/complex graphics quality, Dracula in a modern city)


Spotlight: Microsoft - A New Generation of Games Revealed

-Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (trailer)
- - Available Now
-Xbox Live Gold Members, new and existing, get 2 free games each month starting July 1 leading up to the launch of Xbox One as a new initiative. Assassin’s Creed II & Halo 3 announced as featured titles.
-Xbox 360 games announced were Grand Theft Auto V, Batman Arkham Origins, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
-World of Tanks (360 trailer) - Summer 2013
-Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (360 trailer)
-Dark Souls II (360 trailer)
-Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One demo) - November 2013
-Killer Instinct announced! (Xbox One trailer)
-Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One trailer)
-Forza Motorsport 5 (Xbox One trailer)
-Minecraft Xbox One Edition (trailer)
-Quantum Break (Xbox One trailer)
-D4 (Xbox One trailer)
-Project Spark (demo w/ SmartGlass)
-Upload Studio & Twitch announced on Xbox One
-Crimson Dragon (Xbox One trailer)
-Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One demo)
^ Nick Ramos announced as main character. Open world, no load times
-The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One trailer)
^ Free roaming for the first time ever, open world
-Battlefield 4 (Xbox One demo)
^ Battlefield 4: Second Assault Map Pack for Xbox Live players
-Below (Xbox One trailer)
-Black Tusk project (unknown title)
-Halo 5 (Xbox One trailer) - 2014
-TitanFall (Xbox One trailer & demo) - Spring 2014
-Xbox One launches November 2013. Pricetag of $499

Trailers Galore (some gameplay too)