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[E3 2009 MEGATHREAD] E3 OVER - GO HOME
EvilBadmanDO NOT TRUST THIS MANRegistered Userregular
Microsoft - Summation in spoiler below, videos on LIVE.
Microsoft shot out the gate with lots of videos and demos, with an emphasis on no charts.
Rock Band Beatles Package (9.9.09): Vocal tracks have up to three part harmonies. Abbey Road first full Album DLC, All You Need is Love (360 exclusive)
Tony Hawk Ride: Featuring the bastard child of a skateboard and the Wii balance board, can the peripheral based game sell well enough to dethrone Skate? Game itself looks very solid graphically regardless.
Modern Warfare 2 Live Demo (11.10.09): Trouncing around in a blizzard, the gun is has a sort of sonar screen on it, showing enemy blips. Pretty cool little scene after jumping across and latching into a nearby wall. Protagonist Roach dispatches white clad enemies in a snowstorm, at least it's not brown. Let's ride snowmobiles and shoot dudes, woop woop! Modern Warfare to have two Xbox360 timed exclusive map packs.
Final Fantasy 13 (Spring 2010): Showed the Giant Mech boss battle previously released, with the addition of an Odin summon. Fighting had a ranking afterward. Demo on 360 only, outside Japan?
Shadow Complex (EPIC GAMES): A Controidvania sidescroller due out for XBLA this summer.
Joyride (Winter 09): Goofy Avatar based kart racer that will be free to play with microtransactions for Tracks, Karts, etc.
Crackdown 2: City be Dark now, not much else from the trailer.
Splinter Cell Conviction: Sam got a goddamn haircut. Cutscenes and objectives projected on the walls ingame when information is provided is pretty neat. Dispatching of dudes looks fucking awesome. Game taking a Metal Gear approach where you can be less stealthy and not be fucked entirely.
Forza Motrosports 3 (October): Microsoft bringing the fight the Gran Tourismo 5. Dash cam has fully functional side and rearview mirrors. Car super customization is back, and looks easier than ever. Video editor, if as good as the video shows, will be damned cool.
Halo 3: ODST (9.22.09) First person drop into New Mombasa guided by the Superintendant. Two new sound suppressed weapons and a visor. The Rookie stumbles across items triggering flashbacks from other characters points of view. Co-Op mode
Halo Reach (2010): Tells the story of the Covenant destruction of Reach, prior to the first Halo game. ODST will include an entry into the Reach Multiplayer Beta.
Alan Wake (Spring 2010): Max Payne's makers turn their attention from narrated noir to a narrated suspense game. Enemies shiny goofy during combat, dunno what's up with that, but damn this is pretty. Bullet time is also showcased.
Last.fm: Streaming music available to Gold members for free later this year.
Netflix: Mess with your queue without having to hit up your PC.
Sky TV: Euros get Sky channel for telly watching of futbol.
Zune Video: Renaming of the Video service for Xbox live. 1080p, "instant on" movies and tv shows, 18 countries supported.
Live Party Shared Experience: Remember the thing that they advertised last year with watching stuff together of Live? That again, for reals.
Facebook (Fall 009): The virus spreads.
Twitter (Fall 09): Shit on 360 and Twit about it, you twat.
Metal Gear Solid Rising: Microsoft gets a Metal Gear game, but with Raiden.
Xbox Motion Controller - Project Natal: Full motion sensor, and voice recognition boasting controller free games and entertainment. Showed off navigating the NXE dashboard with motion control swiping and facial recognition to log in. Ricochet, 3-D player controlled breakout. There's a Body Paint game where you can change colors by voice and throw them on a canvas. Unusually hilarious forum backlash against this. Peter Molineux showcases a strange Seaman homage with lots of British accents.
Electronic Arts - Junior Yank's take in spoiler.
Electronic Arts stuck to their guns, showing off 12 games but nothing major groundbreaking or surprising.
Dante's Inferno - God Of War clone!
Littlest Pet Shop - Three variations (city, beach, and... I don't know... country?)
Charm Girls Club - EA Girls! Speed hair teasing, etc.
Need For Speed - Doesn't look as good as Forza 3, but not every game can be the definitive racing game of the generation.
Dragon Age: Origins - I missed most of Bioware's presentation, since I was getting my clothes out of the washing machine.
Mass Effect 2 - For 360/PC.
Fight Night Round 4 (June 25) - 60 fps and advanced physics engine supposedly leads to more fluid gameplay and realism.
EA Sports: MMA - Coming 2010, from EA Tiburon.
Madden 2010 - Online Franchise!
EA Sports Active - It can change your life! 600,000 shipped (or sold?) already.
Grand Slam Tennis - Wii Motion Plus enabled! Though they didn't do a good job of showing how it takes advantage of M+.
Brutal Legend (Rocktober 13) - From Tim Schafer / Double Fine. Featuring the voices of Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilmister, Lita Ford, Ozzy Osbourne, and Jack Black.
Crysis 2 - Coming to 360/PS3/PC.
The Saboteur - Tactical stealth action game, set in Nazi-occupied Paris. Mostly in black & white, but your resistance literally brings color back to the city.
APB - Sandbox game from Realtime Worlds. Be a cop or a criminal.
Star Wars: The Old Republic - First fully-voiced MMO. No gameplay shown, but a pretty badass CGI trailer featuring a massive Jedi vs Sith fracas and Booba Fett.
UbiSoft - In a world where movies are spoken about for 30 minutes, one man, Joel McHale must salvage a Wii-loaded presser where everything that can go wrong did.
Ubisoft took a page from Nintendo 2008 by making people trudge through the sand for 40 years before bestowing them with milk and honey.
Director James Cameron took 14 years to ramble on about Avatar without any goddamn footage behind him or even after.
Red Steel 2: Wii Motion+ may save the franchise's Samurai Western inspired foray.
Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage: More Wii balance board tricking.
Academy of Champions: Pele's Hogwart's of Soccer.
Splinter Cell Conviction: Copy and paste whatever I said about Splinter Cell during Microsoft here because that's what Ubi did with a couple variations like the new Last Known Position, a representation of where the enemies saw you last and are concentrating their search.
Ruse: Pretty looking RTS. Because there's not enough of those.
Imagine Whatever: FUCK ALL YA'LL I GOT EDYN
Your Shape = Wiifit + USB Camera - Balance Board.
Rabbids Go Home: An adventure game wherein the Rabbids utilize shopping carts to build a tower of junk to the moon.
TMNT Smash UP: Kung Fu Chaos or Smash Bros with the Turtles crew.
Assassin's Creed 2 (November 17): Bringing a gun to a knife fight in 15th Century Italy.
Nintendo - Tuesday, June 2nd, 9AM PST
Conviently scheduled early enough that the neglected hardcore crowd is still asleep, but late enough that Cammie can attend after dropping her kids off at school. While you were reading this, 300k Wiis and 400k DSes were sold.
FyreWulff's sentence fragments ahoy.
Mario Galaxy 2
4 Player Co-Op New Super Mario Bros for Wii
Metroid: Other M, a 'dark, edgy' Metroid being made by Team Ninja
Iwata dislikes the invisible wall being built up between 'hardcore' and 'non-gamers'
Mario vs Donkey Kong coming to WiiWare
Vitals sensor add-on for Wiimote
Wii Fit Plus in both game only and balance board bundles
Sony - Tuesday, June 2nd, 11AM PST
Will God of War 3 get a release date, and what's the haps with the PSP GO and slimline PS3. Is there ever going to be a price cut?
More of Fyre's impressions as I collect myself.
Showed off MAG
Gran Turismo PSP finally coming out Oct 1
showed off a kart racer in the vein of LBP
God of War demo'd, brutal as fuck
Revealed new motion controller that has 1:1 position sensing
not clear if the eyetoy is optional yet
but the camera picks up where the wand is by looking for colored lights
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker revealed for PSP it's "next game in main line of series, not a spinoff" takes place in 1970s
PSP Go is 249$and 249 euro
Final Fantasy 14 revealed and FMV shown PS3 exclusive it's subtitle is 'online' so it appears to be a sequel to FF11
SQUARE ENIX - Wednesday, June 3rd, 11AM PST STREAM IN G4TV.COM (not G4TV)
Konami/Kojima - Wednesday, June 3rd, 3PM PST STREAM IN G4TV.COM (not G4TV)
Secret Big Hidden Boss of the Press Conferences, this one has hype for days.
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