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Old June 4 2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Official E3 2012 thread

With E3 officially starting tomorrow and press conferences going on today, I thought I'd start a thread where we can discuss all the announcements and whatnot.

Just started watching the Microsoft press conference (which started an hour ago), just in time to see the trailer for an upcoming South Park game, "South Park: The Stick of Truth". Looks promising.

The Microsoft conference is just ending now, but it's just the first one today. Press conference schedule:

Rest of today
Ubisoft: 3:00-4:00 PM PST
Sony: 6:00-7:30 PM PST

Tuesday
Nintendo: 9:00 - 10 AM PST

Live press conference streams
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Old June 4 2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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Re: Official E3 2012 thread

Sega's E3 Lineup
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz
  • The Cave
  • Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
  • Jet Set Radio
My inner child just hanged himself.
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Old June 4 2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Microsoft's conference was better than the previous two years, but it was still pretty weak. The Smart Glass thing has potential for some games so I'll keep an eye on it, but when they talked about how they'll be able to use it for movies and TV shows they lost me. When watching a show that I like I usually do so in a dark room with the minimum of distractions, if I start looking at my phone or tablet while ostensibly watching something then the show has failed to engross me.
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Old June 4 2012, 08:00 PM   #4
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List of known games that will be seen at E3 (via IGN):

2K GAMES
Spec Ops: The Line (360, PS3, PC)
Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (360,PS3, PC)
NBA 2K13 (PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, Wii U)

ACTIVISION
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC)
Skylanders Giants (360, PS3, Wii, PC, 3DS)
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (360, PS3)
The Amazing Spider-Man (360, PS3)
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (360, PS3)

ATLUS
Persona 4 Arena (360, PS3)
Persona 4 Golden (Vita)

BETHESDA
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC)
Dishonored (360, PS3, PC)
Doom 3: BFG Edition (360, PS3, PC)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim -- Dawnguard (360, PS3, PC)

BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE
ArmA III (PC)
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission (360, PS3, PC)
DayZ (PC)

CAPCOM
Resident Evil 6 (360, PS3, PC)
Lost Planet 3 (360, PS3, PC)
DmC (360, PS3)
Street Fighter x Tekken (Vita)

CCP
Dust 514 (PS3)

D3 PUBLISHER
Ben 10: Omniverse (Wii, Wii U, 360, PS3)
iCarly: Groovy Foodie! (DS)
Madagascar: Join the Circus! (iOS, Android)
Madagascar 3: The Video Game (TBA)
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game (360, PS3, Wii, DS, 3DS)

ELECTRONIC ARTS
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill (360, PS3, PC)
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters (360, PS3, PC)
Crysis 3 (360, PS3, PC)
FIFA Soccer 13 (360, PS3, PC)
Madden NFL 13 (PS3, 360, Wii, Vita)
Medal of Honor Warfighter (360, PS3, PC)
NCAA Football 13 (360, PS3)
Need for Speed Most Wanted (TBA)
NHL 13 (360, PS3)
SimCity (PC)
Outernauts (Facebook)
World Series of Poker (iOS)
Dead Space 3 (TBA)

GAMIGO
Otherland (PC)
Grimlands (PC)

HARMONIX
Rock Band Blitz (XBLA, PSN)

INFERNUM
Brick-Force (Web)

KONAMI
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360, PS3, PC)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (360, PS3)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -- Mirror of Fate (3DS)

LARIAN STUDIOS
Dragon Commander (360, PS3, PC)
Divinity: Original Sin (PC, MAC)

LUCASARTS
Star Wars 1313 (TBA)

MAJESCO
NBA Baller Beats (360)
Zumba Fitness (360)
Double Dragon: Neon (360, PS3)

MICROSOFT
Halo 4 (360)
Gears of War Project (360)

NAMCO
Star Trek: The Game (360, PS3, PC)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (360, PS3)
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC)
Dragon Ball Z for Kinect (360)
One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PSN)

NINTENDO
Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
Super Mario Wii U (Wii U)

PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT
Neverwinter (PC)
Raiderz (PC)

SEGA
Aliens: Colonial Marines (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (360, 3DS, PC, PS3, Vita)
Jet Set Radio (Vita)

SNOWBIRD GAME STUDIOS
Eador: Masters of the Broken World (PC)

SONY
The Last of Us (PS3)
LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3)
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3, Vita)
Soul Sacrifice (Vita)
Guacamelee! [Pub Fund] (PS3, Vita)
Papo & Yo [Pub Fund] (PS3)

SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT
DC Universe Online (PS3, PC)
Free Realms (PS3, PC)
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures (PC)
EverQuest II (PC)
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (PC)
Bullet Run (PC)
PlanetSide 2 (PC)
Wizardry Online (PC)

SQUARE ENIX
Hitman: Absolution (360, PS3, PC)
Tomb Raider (360, PS3, PC)
Sleeping Dogs (360, PS3, PC)
Quantum Conundrum (360, PS3, PC)
Heroes of Ruin (3DS)
Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
Gameglobe (Web)
American Mensa Academy (PC, 360, PS3, iOS, Android)
Darius Burst Second Prologue (iOS)
Raystorm (iOS)
Guardian Cross (iOS, Android)
Demon's Score (iOS, Android)
KooZac (iOS, Android)
Motley Blocks (iOS, Android)
Qwirkle (iOS, Android)
SolaRola (iOS, Android)

TEAM17
Worms Revolution (PS3, 360, PC)

TECMO KOEI
Dead or Alive 5 (360, PS3)
Pokemon Conquest (DS)
Mugen Souls (PS3)

THQ
Darksiders II (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
Metro Last Light (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
Company of Heroes 2 (PC)

TRION
Defiance (360, PC, PS3)
End of Nations (PC)
Rift (PC)

UBISOFT
Far Cry 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
Rayman Legends (Wii U)
Assassin's Creed III (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
Rocksmith (360, PS3, PC)
ShootMania Storm (PC)

VALVE
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (360, PS3, PC)

WARGAMING.NET
World of Tanks (PC)
World of Warplanes (PC)

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
F1 2012 (PS3, 360, PC)
Guardians of Middle-earth (PS3, 360)

ZEN STUDIOS
Zen Pinball 2 (PS3, Vita)
Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles (360, PS3, Vita)
Marvel Pinball 3D (3DS)
CastleStorm (PC, 360, PS3, Mobile)
KickBeat (Vita)
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Old June 4 2012, 08:02 PM   #5
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Well, that Smart Glass looks stupid. We've been using a TV to play games for four decades now. I think it works pretty well. I don't want two screens to look at while playing a game.
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Old June 4 2012, 08:23 PM   #6
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Watched the Microsoft show on my 360 and it was alright overall I guess...

* Halo 4 looks interesting though why are we still fighting covenant forces?

* Splinter Cell looked good + Kinect voice controls looked good in it.

* Overall Kinect voice controls looked good in all games, especially their use in EA sport games.

* Smart Glass is an interesting idea but I would never use it due to having little interest in smart phones n tablets.

* Tomb Raider looks FANTASTIC (I say that as a non Tom Raider fan)

* COD looks BLAH

EA show in half n hour, anyone know if XBox Live going to show that on their stream? I enjoy watching E3 on my TV rather than the PC.
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Old June 4 2012, 09:29 PM   #7
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Yeah Tomb Raider does look awesome.
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Old June 4 2012, 09:49 PM   #8
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What's with the gritty reboot? Lara is supposed to be a rich girl out adventuring for fun -- a female Indiana Jones. She's not supposed to be a Saw survivor.
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Old June 4 2012, 10:06 PM   #9
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Here's some gameplay footage for the Tomb Raider game.





Press X to jump over hole.
Press X to kick zombie in face.
Press X to jump over hole
Press X to crawl through hole.
Press X to eject disc and throw it at the wall.

Okay, maybe I'm judging it too harshly from the demo, but the game had better be more than an on-rails QTE movie.
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Old June 4 2012, 10:24 PM   #10
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Well, that Smart Glass looks stupid. We've been using a TV to play games for four decades now. I think it works pretty well. I don't want two screens to look at while playing a game.
I can see the possibilities for it. For example, it would have been cool if the notebook in LA Noire was controllable by my tablet, that way during an interview I could have kept track of the questions and evidence in my hands while the suspect's face remained on screen. That would have been a very natural way of using the technology that would have been more immersive than using a controller. Managing your inventory in console games is often a pain, being able to do so with a touchscreen device would be great. The Xbox's crappy onscreen keyboard could be replaced with a less crappy tablet keyboard. There are some interesting ways this technology could be used, and while I don't imagine it's going to be a big deal that will revolutionise the way games are made in the future, it might get rid of some of the annoyances of being a console gamer.
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Old June 4 2012, 10:26 PM   #11
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What's with the gritty reboot? Lara is supposed to be a rich girl out adventuring for fun -- a female Indiana Jones. She's not supposed to be a Saw survivor.
Because the old formula is fucking boring Gritty is good...Besides its an origin story apparantly so am sure she will become the rich boring tomb stealing thief later.
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Old June 4 2012, 10:32 PM   #12
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There are some interesting ways this technology could be used, and while I don't imagine it's going to be a big deal that will revolutionise the way games are made in the future, it might get rid of some of the annoyances of being a console gamer.
But the problem is that any game that uses Smart Glass would only be able to use it as an optional feature. Many people playing won't have tablets or even smartphones to use, so games will never be able to take full advantage of having two screens. I'd rather not have to pull out my smartphone and connect it to my 360 just to have an alternate way to manage my inventory.

Now, if developers knew that 100% of their userbase would have a tablet to use with the game, such as with Nintendo's Wii U controller, then I can imagine some interesting uses for it.
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Old June 4 2012, 11:07 PM   #13
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Cross-platform games are probably going to have a some form of touchscreen interface anyway thanks to the Wii U, so developers wont have to develop specifically for Smart Glass, they can just port whatever they were doing for Nintendo's console. And, much like Kinect, Microsoft is going to push developers to use the new features even though only a fraction of the players are going to use the feature, particularly for their first party games like Halo.

It's no coincidence that this is coming out around the same time as Windows 8.
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Old June 4 2012, 11:27 PM   #14
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Watching Ubi's show and there are trying to crack some really GOD AWFUL jokes like every show they do...there doing girls having girl wood (aka erections for games jokes) NO fucking shame...

Also why does Sam Fisher look 10 years younger than he did in Conviction
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Old June 4 2012, 11:46 PM   #15
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Halo 4 looks interesting though why are we still fighting covenant forces?
Two possibilities: 1) Those Covies are a renegade raiding group (for example, from the novels, we know the kig'yar are essentially privateers); or 2) the peace treaty has broken apart. I'm hoping the former, and that those Covenant forces are only present as hostiles during the early portions of the game.
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