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leXX
07-10-2008, 04:57 AM
So E3 in 5 days time. What are your most anticipated games and why?

Mine are:

Tomb Raider Underworld

My most anticipated. I'm just about as huge a Lara Croft fan as I can be, and the last two next gen instalments have been awesome.

Diablo 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQMBIRipp5A

Video speaks for itself really.

The Force Unleashed

Obviously. :dozey:

Spore

If the creature creator is anything to go by, this game is gonna be hella fun.

Soulcalibur IV

Been a fan of the series since day one (Taki kicks ass). And now you can pit Yoda against Starkiller. *squeeeeeeeeee*

Fallout 3

All I can say is post apocalyptic heaven in a box. Keeping my fingers well and truly crossed that it is as awesome as it's predecessors.

Fable 2

I wasn't into the first Fable at all, I just didn't buy into all the hype, but I've been keeping my eye on 2 and I must say it's shaping up to be pretty damn sweet if you ask me.

Beyond Good & Evil 2

*jump* *joy* *jump* *joy*

Hmm, that's about it for now. I'm sure I'll think of some more...

Astor
07-10-2008, 05:18 AM
So E3 in 5 days time. What are your most anticipated games and why?

Mine are:

The Force Unleashed



I think you've spoken for most people here, LeXX. Although, given that LA, Activision, and few others have now left the ESA, will they still be showing at E3?

I was under the impression that E3 was just an ESA members only event.

As for the show itself... bleh. It ceased to be interesting when they banned non-industry members from visiting.

leXX
07-10-2008, 05:24 AM
To be honest I'm not sure who's going to be there and who isn't.

I forgot Aliens Colonial Marines. I can hear all the quotes now.
"Game over man, GAME OVER!"

Joetheeskimo
07-10-2008, 11:18 AM
I'm really excited for Spore....seeing as that's the only upcoming game my ancient computer can support at this point...

Sabretooth
07-10-2008, 01:10 PM
Can't say there's a whole lot getting me excited for this year's E3. Here's a full list of games being shown, just in case. (http://www.e3.net/games)

Fallout 3 would most probably be on top of my list, followed by Doom 4.

There is Force Unleashed, of course, but I really can't get too excited until they announce the PC version for it. :)

Prototype is also an interesting game I'm looking forward to checking out. Yep, it'll definitely be on the toppish side of my list. Shapeshifting GTA-style fun can only make for an intriguing experience!

Sad that Half-Life 2: Episode Three and Brütal Legend will not be shown. I was really looking forward to them. :(

And finally, for name-taking, I'll say I'm interested in Tom Clancy's EndWar, Dead Space, Alpha Protocol and Borderlands. Since the LeXX asks for reasons:

EndWar: Voice commands! Direct Unit Control! This can very well be the next-generation leap for real-time strategy games!

Dead Space: Appears to be a generic sci-fi horror, but will feature "strategic" limb dismemberment. Whatever that is, it beckons interest.

Alpha Protocol: Don't know much about this, but an original IP from Obsidian is worth checking out.

Borderlands: Gearbox's "cross of Mad Max and Diablo". 'nuff said. :xp:

ET Warrior
07-10-2008, 02:23 PM
Too Human is the game I'm most excited to learn more about. I have a weakness for RPG's, and this one looks preeettttty good.

PR-0927
07-10-2008, 02:44 PM
I'm excited for TFU and Crysis: Warhead. I honestly think that Crysis is more than shiny eye-candy - the story is interesting, and the gameplay is exquisite.

TFU better own. But I prefer it for PC.

LucasArts has been a really crappy company recently. They absolutely suck now, so I'm crossing my fingers for a half-decent game from them.

- PR-0927

TiE23
07-10-2008, 04:30 PM
I was under the impression that E3 was just an ESA members only event.

As for the show itself... bleh. It ceased to be interesting when they banned non-industry members from visiting.

It's only for press and actual members of the ESA, employees and important persons of developers and publishers. But this is sorta a good thing I guess, cause would you rather have 50,000 random game fans a day at E3 and gain nothing from it, or 1,000 good game journalists who can report better without having to deal with huge crowds of people?

Yeah, sure it's a little more elitist, but really, unless you actually went to E3, we really didn't gain anything from every single people who wanted to go- you know- getting in.

Also, because they're more relevant to coming out soon: I've be getting Soul Calibur IV and Force Unleashed on launch for 360.

IG-64
07-10-2008, 06:51 PM
One of the games I'm really looking forward to is Mirror's Edge. Parkor/Free Running in a nice-looking city environment, plus motion blur? That's my kind of game.

I'm also looking forward to any information on The Sims 3, even though it's coming out next year. That's really starting to look like a great game.

And Spore too.

And no Half-Life 2: Episode 3? D:

DarthAve
07-10-2008, 09:13 PM
Brutal Legend.

I'm hoping G4 mentions it, considering that'll probably be my only non internet link to E3.

EDIT- Apparently, Brutal Legend won't be shown this year.... THANKS FOR GIVING ME HOPE AGAIN TIM, IS THAT ALL YOU DO TO ME? FIRST THE END OF PSYCHONAUTS, NOW THIS CRAP. THAT'S IT, I'M BREAKING UP WITH YOU.

Eh, at least there's TFU and Spore....

EnderWiggin
07-10-2008, 11:18 PM
Kotor 3 :(

_EW_

Q
07-10-2008, 11:27 PM
@Sabre: That list includes Duke Nukem Forever. Is that a joke or something? :confused:

IG-64
07-11-2008, 12:37 AM
@Sabre: That list includes Duke Nukem Forever. Is that a joke or something? :confused:
No joke, they've been releasing info about that game recently.

Jeff
07-11-2008, 01:36 AM
For me the main one is Force Unleashed, I've still got pretty high hopes for it.

Even though LucasArts has left the ESA they have said they will still attend E3 this year.

Alegis
07-11-2008, 09:42 AM
Too Human is the game I'm most excited to learn more about. I have a weakness for RPG's, and this one looks preeettttty good.

Don't get your hopes up. Hands-on previewers have been very disappointed. Well, you'll get to check it out for yourself soon enough with the demo.

Sabretooth
07-11-2008, 10:25 AM
No joke, they've been releasing info about that game recently.
Actually, 3D Realms said that they don't care about E3. (http://www.stuffwelike.com/stuffwelike/2008/06/28/3d-realms-e3-is-irrelevant-duke-still-coming-along-yeah-right/) :p

Don't rap me for the link, guys. It's unofficial, comes from UGO and I found the link on Wikipedia. :xp:

Astor
07-11-2008, 10:35 AM
Actually, 3D Realms said that they don't care about E3. (http://www.stuffwelike.com/stuffwelike/2008/06/28/3d-realms-e3-is-irrelevant-duke-still-coming-along-yeah-right/) :p

Kind of ironic, cos no one cares much about them anymore :lol:.

Commander Obi-Wan
07-12-2008, 04:03 AM
The Force Unleashed and Gears of War 2 are about it that I can think of.

Darth Groovy
07-12-2008, 06:04 AM
leXX, I am with you on 6 out of your 8 titles.

Tomb Raider Underworld

This title looks amazing. And after playing heavily the Tomb Raider Anniversary Edition on 360, I know it will be amazing. At first I only got into the Tomb Raider series because it was the closest thing to Indiana Jones on a console, but Tomb Raider has taken on a life of it's own over the years. The movies all suck, but some of the games are just damn fun to play. Especially the first one I mentioned.

The Force Unleashed

Well hell... I thought a new Jedi Night game would be cool, but remember that I have been to two GameStop conferences where the good people at LucasArts were more than proud to show off the Euphoria engine that simulates real world fabrics and translates them to video games. The end result is a game that never plays the same way twice. I mean how cool is that? And the action figures are in stores. If I have it my way, I will have a midnight opening in my store, and I will dress if full Vader costume. Yeah, I am stoked about this one!

Diablo 3

Hey, not my thing, but customers buy Diablo II, and it's expansion on a regular basis. Blizzard people KNOW how to make timeless games, and it amazes me to this day.

Spore

Well, it has caught my attention on every level. And we have sold out all copies of Spore: Creature Creator on a weekly basis. It will be huge. Right now my main PC properties are Diablo II, World of Warcraft, and Sims. This one will fit into those have to have categories I am sure.

Soulcalibur IV:

Outside of Dead or Alive 4, there has been an over all lack of competent fighter games available for Xbox 360. I am still playing Mortal Kombat Armageddon, because everything else just plain sucks. Virtua Fighter V? forget it...it is so slow in combat, it just plain sucks. Until DC Vs MK comes out, this is our last hope. I am purchasing both 360, AND PS3 versions so I can play as both Yoda AND Darth Vader. Yes, I am a bigger Star Wars nerd than any of you realized.

Fallout 3

Not a big RPG fan, but the trailers have hooked me over time, and I have to admit that Fallout 3 has me excited about the whole post apocalypse environment. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was a competent RPG and easy to get into, but required too much time investment for me to follow any further. Fallout 3 shows more promise. I am more than excited on this one, and this may be the game to drifte me more into RPGs.

Fable 2

Been watching this one too. I never got into RPGs but this was one of the sacred few. Fable was an easy game to pick up on, and fall in love with. My first apetite was with Fable: The Lost Chapters. At no point did I ever feel lost...it was all just good fun. Hopefully this one does not disappoint.

You mentioned Beyond Good and Evil leXX, but you failed to mention Far Cry 2. Far Cry started on the PC, then made it's marry way to Xbox, and quickly to xbox 360 after it's launch. The end result was amazing, but people were loosing interest by this time. Far Cry Instincts: Predator was an amazing game that people conveniently forgot about.. It was fun, and hopefully the sequel holds the same momentum. Never can tell about these things.

Last mention: Killzone 2

I HAVE seen thins game in action, and it is a real pisser that this game has been pushed back to next year. I have been playing the original on PS3 for a while now. All I can say is that Killzone is the best FPS game ever made exclusively for PS2/PS3. Again I HAVE seen this game in action and it will be amazing when it launches.....if it ever launches.....

TiE23
07-12-2008, 12:51 PM
All the FarCrys on the consoles have been watered-down spin-offs of the superior original version on the PC. And I've played Killzone on PS2 and it was nothing special.

leXX
07-12-2008, 01:05 PM
I'm surprised you didn't mention Aliens Colonial Marines too Grooves. I remember you being a huge fan of AvP2 and the films like me.

Great Scott!
07-12-2008, 01:21 PM
I'm looking forward to Animal Crossing Wii, Kid Icarus Wii, and Donkey Kong Country 4. Hope none of those are just rumors...

IG-64
07-12-2008, 01:42 PM
Donkey Kong Country 4.
Are you serious? Where did you hear this? o.o

Great Scott!
07-12-2008, 01:46 PM
Are you serious? Where did you hear this? o.oI remember you, both by your name and your avatar. ;P

So I went to the site to look for the article, but it was taken down... must've just been a false rumor. :( It was on Donkey Kong Universe (http://www.dkvine.com/).

IG-64
07-14-2008, 03:18 PM
Just watched the whole Microsoft Press Conference live online (on IGN). It was great when the Square Enix guy walked away and the other guy started talking, then he came back and poked him on the shoulder and started up the trailer for Final Fantasy XIII for xbox 360. Playstation 3 doesn't have a lot going for it now. The only thing I can think of now honestly that's PS3 exclusive is MGS, and maybe Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, and the Getaway.

The RE5 and Gears of War 2 demos were pretty cool too. That along with all of the Rock Band songs announced at once.

TiE23
07-14-2008, 04:08 PM
Is better idea. Posted this crap in "Very Good Things" Thread, totally forgot this thread existed, transplanted, yay.

Just got finished watching a live blogging of the 360 press release at E3... and holy crap, some good stuff.

Source: http://kotaku.com/5024875/liveblogging-microsoft-e3-2008-press-conference

Summing it up from memory:

New dashboard and avatars (like Miis of course), stuff like game shows, 8 person chat and activity rooms.
Uno Rush, some Galaga game.
Sequel to Portal is XBL Arcade exclusive. [Actually, looks time exclusive, that's good]
Gears of War 2 is coming November 7th
RE5 is coming March 13th, 2009 (Friday the 13th)
Viva Pinata 2 and Banjo Kazooie footage.
Fallout 3 looks epic.
Lips karaoke game looks like a competent Singstar opponent. Can play songs off MP3 players (Zunes, iPods, etc)
GHWT guy goes on stage, says some things that are pretty simple, something about the Eagles and Van Halen and Metallica. Only to be setup for total ownage from RB2...
Rock Band 2 has 84 songs on disc -all masters-, 20 free DLC after release, Rock Band 1 DLC backwards compatibility, and ability to copy "almost all" RB1 songs onto hard drive... doesn't say if it's DLC or some kind of a song ripping program or anything... Includes Devo, AC/DC, and Tenacious D. Link to list (http://www.joystiq.com/2008/07/14/rock-band-disc-content-can-be-ported-to-rb2-for-5/)
Netflix and Microsoft together, watch movies for free through your 360 with a Netflix account. Great news for me, my family has a Netflix subscription, this will be sweet.
Geometry Wars 2 comes out next month.
New Scene It! Game.
Some pretty lame Eye-Toy like game from Codemasters
Some dude from Square Enix talks about Xbox 360 releases Infinite Undiscovery, The Last Remnant and Star Ocean.
Infinite Undiscovery is coming September 2nd
Star Ocean Sequel is coming spring 2009
Last Remnant is November 20th, time exclusive to 360, TBA 2009 for PS3, and newly announced for PC (no release date).
Dude is about to leave, then says "One more thing." Shows trailer for Final Fantasy XIII. One huge... epic, knock against Sony exclusives. Proof (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ffxiii)

The FFXIII news was the last bit of Microsoft press conference. Pretty great reactions from the live blog guys:


12:00 - crecente - Mattrick is back on stage summing things up
12:00 - crecente - Wada is back on stage.
12:00 - McWhertor - Wada "I do have one more big announcement"
12:00 - crecente - Looks like it's the BIG announcement
12:00 - McWhertor - a new trailer rolls
12:01 - McWhertor - Panzer Dragoon like creatures fly over a valley, we cut to a spaceship
12:01 - McWhertor - A massive warship flies through the clouds.... transforming
12:01 - McWhertor - it's FINAL FANTASY XIII
12:01 - McWhertor - coming to Xbox 360
12:02 - crecente - !
12:02 - McWhertor - so much for exclusivity
12:02 - Leigh Alexander - HOLY SH*T


And that's pretty much it.

Edit: You rip the songs from RB1 to RB2... but it's not free, but at least it's cheap at "under $5" for an "unlocking fee". But wow... still, so for me when RB2 comes out I'll most likely have a play list of over 200 songs, then the 20 free songs. Wow... just wow... I don't think GHWT's song creation will hold a candle to that. http://www.joystiq.com/2008/07/14/rock-band-disc-content-can-be-ported-to-rb2-for-5/

jon_hill987
07-14-2008, 04:27 PM
I hear Nintendo are going to announce a new Legend of Zelda game for Wii. And this time it won't be a game cube game ported to Wii (not that TP was bad for it)

Also news on HL2:E3/Portal 2

But to be honest I find that if you avoid all the hype and trailers you enjoy the games all the more for it.

Sabretooth
07-15-2008, 01:19 AM
Just watched the whole Microsoft Press Conference live online (on IGN). It was great when the Square Enix guy walked away and the other guy started talking, then he came back and poked him on the shoulder and started up the trailer for Final Fantasy XIII for xbox 360. Playstation 3 doesn't have a lot going for it now. The only thing I can think of now honestly that's PS3 exclusive is MGS, and maybe Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, and the Getaway.
Darn, I was going to catch it, but I can't get that lousy Move Media Player to work. G4's stream wasn't working for me either and Gamespot was down. :fist:

coupes.
07-15-2008, 10:20 AM
Geometry Wars 2... with co-op and 37% more epileptic seizures, awesome ! @_@

IG-64
07-15-2008, 01:40 PM
Just watched the Nintendo press conference. I have to say, it was pretty weak. The lady they had talking was really annoyingly perky like a grade school teacher. The only thing that got me really excited was the Wii MotionPlus demo for the Wii Sports sequel. I wasn't really a fan of the first Wii Sports, and I didn't really care about that part. The part I cared about was the sword fighting. That looks like it has potential for an actual swordfighting game. It was made pretty clear though that Nintendo didn't divulge any of this to third parties before they announced it yesterday, which I think is a mistake. Like Reggie said "it's not gonna happen instantly" and I think that could have been helped by just telling people about it early on. Then maybe we could already have had some MotionPlus enabled Force Unleashed or something like that.

Other than that, there really wasn't anything that exciting, especially to hardcore gamers. They basically just threw mario and zelda up on the screen and said "stfu, we're still making these" then went on to talk about wii fit and all of that crap.


[EDIT]
Just watched the Sony one. I was actually pretty impressed with their whole presentation, everything was pretty polished. I think they did the best they could considering the circumstances. I don't think it's enough to help them out of the giant ditch they're in though.

Pho3nix
07-15-2008, 04:23 PM
GHOSTBUSTERS THE GAME.

That is all.

Jeff
07-15-2008, 05:14 PM
Two games they've shown that I'm interested in are Quantum of Solace and Resident Evil 5. I'm still disappointed that RE5 won't be for Wii but I'm sure I'll still have an opportunity to play it.

Quantum of Solace Trailer (http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/826182/james-bond-007/videos/quantumofsolace_e3trailer_071508.html)

Resident Evil 5 Q&A and Trailer (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/888/888775p1.html)

Lightsaberboy
07-17-2008, 01:26 AM
MK vs DC looks like an intriguing game O_o
http://youtube.com/watch?v=PcOoCxwJCzY

Darth Groovy
07-17-2008, 08:23 AM
I'm surprised you didn't mention Aliens Colonial Marines too Grooves. I remember you being a huge fan of AvP2 and the films like me.


I missed your second post. Sorry. Well of course I am excited but still, how can you surpass AVP2 on PC? I remember playing that one with you, acdcfanbill, and Dath a few years ago. Good, good times. But seriously it looks like it will rock, but they have a great deal to live up too, with such a legendary franchise. I doubt this title will steal any thunder away from Raven's classic AVP2, but that is just me.

Lightsaberboy
07-17-2008, 08:40 AM
inFamous looks pretty interesting. sandbox-style gameplay but as a dude with superpowers! :o

swphreak
07-18-2008, 08:32 AM
Games I'm excited about
Mercenaries 2 - Lots of fire and explosions. Plus full online co-op.
Spore - Nuff said.
Fable 2 - Ignore Petey and judge for yourself based on gameplay videos.
inFamous (don't own a PS3) - Looks cool. I really hope Micrososft gets their hands on this or the developer realizes there's more money to be made in multiplatform.
The Force Unleashed - Gameplay vids look awesome, but I heard the story is really short.
Fallout 3 - Never played a Fallout game. Looks very interesting.
Saint's Row 2 - Liked the first one. Can't wait for this one.

Games I'm keepin' an eye on
HAWX - Big fan of Ace Combat. We'll see how this holds up.
Too Human
CnC: Red Alert 3
The Agency
Gears of War 2
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts - Looks interesting, especially the vehicle making

Games I was somewhat interested in but now makes me go "meh"
EndWar
This is Vegas


I think that's about it. May have forgot some titles.

How about that "New Xbox Experience."

The Netflix thing will be cool. It'd be nice to watch movies on a TV, not my monitor. As for the Avatars, I don't think I like it. I'll probably end up making some ridiculous looking avatar.

Anyone else disappointed with the Bringing it Home demos? Only one decent game of the three (Too Human). I'm downloading the chimp game now, but I doubt it's gonna be spectacular.

Cmdr. Cracken
07-19-2008, 05:20 PM
Final Fantasy.

On Xbox 360.





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