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Post E3 2012 Discussion • Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:34 pm
With E3 happening the next few days, let's discuss how we thought of the conferences, what we are looking forward to and what we enjoyed.

First, here is a schedule of what's happening and when:

http://www.g4tv.com/e3-2012/tv-schedule/

For those that missed it, Nintendo did a Pre E3 show, discussing more about the Wii U since it sounds like they will be focusing on games for it this year at E3:



Microsoft's E3
http://e3.gamespot.com/press-conference/microsoft-e3/

Highlights:
- Things kicked off with Halo 4
- Gameplay of the new Tomb Raider
- The usual Madden and Fifa sports game with Kinect controls
- Gameplay of Resident Evil 6
- A New Gears of War game
- Another Splinter Cell game
- Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer is coming to Xbox 360 this fall. . (Why IE who knows)
- Usher ushered in Just Dance 4 with a performance
- The finale was Call of Duty Black Ops 2

EA's Conference:
http://e3.gamespot.com/press-conference/ea-e3/

Highlights:
- Dead Space 3
- Lots of sports games including UFC. But it's EA so what do you expect?
- Battlefield 3 will have a premium thing you can sign up for and pay for but really its a bunch of DLC maps.
- Updates on Space Battles Pew Pew Pew: Knights of the Old Republic
- Another war shooter game - Medal of Honor Warfighter
- Need for Speed Most Wanted
- The finale with Crysis 3

Ubisoft's Conference:
http://e3.gamespot.com/press-conference/ubisoft-e3/

Highlights:
- Flo Rida and his blinged out mic kicked off the conference with Just Dance 4
- Far Cry 3 announced
- More Splinter Cell
- Wii U games including The Avengers, Rayman Legends, ZombiU, Rabbids Land, Fitness Games, and Assassins Creed 3.
- Speaking of AC3, we finally get to see some gameplay
- Shootmania (Some kind of multiplayer shooting game)
- A new action adventure game called Watch Dogs

Sony's Conference:
http://e3.gamespot.com/press-conference/sony-e3/

Highlights:
- New game from the makers of Heavy Rain called Beyond: Two Souls
- More info on Playstation All Stars Battle Royale now available on the Vita and will be cross compatible with the PS3. Looks like there are level 1, 2, 3 Supers involved like in the Street Fighter games. Nathan Drake ad Big Daddy from Bioshock are in the game. (Start the fighting game hype of who will be in!)
- The Vita can become a controller on your PS3 with a DLC (more cross platform games)
- Another COD Black Ops game on the PS Vita
- Assassin's Creed III Liberation announced for the PS Vita
- PS Move games no one cares about like Harry Potter that comes with a book
- PS certified phone coming later this year called Playstation Mobile
- God of War: Ascension gameplay featured
- Last of Us gameplay featured (made by Naughty Dog aka makers of Uncharted)

Nintendo's Conference:
http://e3.gamespot.com/press-conference/nintendo-e3/

Highlights:
- Pikmin 3 for the Wii U with 4 player co op announced
- Netflix and Hulu, Youtube and Amazon Video on Wii U.
- Wii U Supports two Wii U game pads. The pads have rumble and gyro built in
- New Super Mario Brothers U is now official (with Baby Yoshi you have to feed like Super Mario World and a wind looking suit?)
- Batman Arkham City (Armored Edition), Scribblenauts Unlimited, Darksiders 2, Mass Effect 3, Tank Tank Tank, Tekken Tag 2, Trine 2. and Ninja Gaiden 3 announced
- Wii U Fitness and a singing game annouced
- New Super Mario Bros 2, Paper Mario Sticker Star, Luigi's Mansion 2 for the 3DS gameplay shown
- Lego City for the Wii U announced
- an embarrassing presentation of Just Dance 4
- Nintendo Land announced. Its a theme park thing that's like Wii Sports Resort on the Wii U but has themes from Zelda and Animal Crossing.

Nintendo 3DS Showcase Conference (Nintendo Part 2):
http://e3.nintendo.com/presentation/#/n ... e-showcase

Highlights:
- Gameplay of Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate
- More Luigi's Mansion 2 gameplay (called Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon)
- Epic Mickey Power of Illusion gameplay shown
- More Paper Mario Sticker Star shown including actual gameplay
- Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Lego Batman 2, Transformers Prime, Rabbids Land, Heroes of Ruin shown
- Nintendo E shop stuff including some Nintendo Video show called Threediots which was horrible (Nintendo why?)
- You can download newer games on the 3DS shop (was this new? I didn't even know about it)
- More New Super Mario Bros 2 gameplay (coins coins coins coins)



Pi's personal picks of games that she liked:
- Rayman Legends
- Watch Dogs
- Paper Mario Sticker Star

Pi's personal opinion of who had the best conference:
I'm not really sure... they were all rather mediocre. I'll say Ubisoft but they really need to work on getting better presenters. The hostess and Tobuscus were annoying and we all remember Mr. Caffeine from last year.

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Post Re: E3 2012 Discussion • Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:04 am
For the last few years I've watched at least Nintendo's E3 conference, but this year I didn't feel like it was worth my time. I'm glad I didn't miss out on hearing something groundbreaking live :p.

But I am glad to see Pikmin 3 after so long @_@. The Mario games look like standard cookie cutter affairs... Nintendoland is interesting, I know it's been getting a lot of hate recently, but most people loved Wii Sports/Resort/Play for addictive minigames :p.



Kind of bummed that there wasn't an estimated cost released though. I fear for the worst as that tablet controller is probably worth big bucks @_@.



Didn't really pay attention to anything/anyone else for E3 macdoodles. :oops:

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Post Re: E3 2012 Discussion • Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:36 pm
This year E3 sucked.

That's all there really is to say on the matter.

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