EA's E3 2010 Press Conference Live Blog

Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

Electronic Arts is set to reveal and demo a range of products ahead of the E3 floor festivities at its E3 2010 press conference. What will we see? A lot of sports, for sure, and possibly a new look at games like Crysis 2 and Dead Space 2. 
 
If you don't want to miss anything, check just below for our live blog of the event. It should be fun. No promises, though. 
 
== TEASER == All updates will be made in ascending order.           
  
[3:30 PM] It's over. Man, I kinda want to play Medal of Honor right now. 

[3:28 PM] The show is wrapping up.  

[3:25 PM] Bioware really knows how to put together a trailer. They're currently showing a super dramatic, all CG tease for Knights of the Old Republic. The game, the last time I played it several months ago, could do nothing like what I'm seeing here.
    
[3:22 PM] PvP is being talked about. The first warzone will be fought on Alderaan. You'll be able to choose sides in these fights--Sith or Jedi.  
 
[3:21 PM] Every player will get his or her own starship in Knights of the Old Republic. Player ships will represent "a right of passage." 

[3:15 PM] Light talk of the points combination system has prefaced a live demo fo the game. If you've watched any Bulletstorm footage, you know what's going on here.  

[3:13 PM] Game hits February 22nd. 

[3:12 PM] Cliff just walked on-stage. "Mr. Self Destruct" was his theme. Anyway, they're about to demo Bulletstorm. 
 
[3:04 PM] The demo takes place in Central Station. We see the protag fighting a massive robot by running around and grabbing convenient rocket launcher rounds. It ends as a Hummer runs drives through to pull you out. 3D announced for all 3 platforms: the PC, 360, and PS3.  

[3:03 PM] Crytek's Cevat Yerli takes the stage. He's about to demo Crysis 2. 

[3:01 PM] EA Partners program getting pumped. Jason West and Frank Zampella were just introduced. Two games are about to be announced. 
 
[2:59 PM] Rather, Sims 3 console.   

[2:55 PM] Ah, it's a The Sims bit for My Sims 3.    

[2:55 PM] Some dude walked onto the stage and started talking about free will.  

[2:54 PM] Moore likes the word "authentic." 
 
[2:51 PM] For the record, Bethea wouldn't let Reggie Bush shred him like that. (They're demoing a Colts-versus-Saints game with this automated GameFlow system.
  
[2:50 PM] Peter Moore just said "paradigm shift." Also, Joe Montana just walked on-stage. They're set to demo a gameplan mechanic. 

[2:49 PM] 3 vs 3 co-op team played confirmed.  

[2:48 PM] Madden 11 about to be shown. "It's as accessible as it is authentic." "Simpler, quicker, and deeper." Choking on a laugh over here.  

[2:46 PM] Your fitness progress and workout data will be automatically dropped onto EA.com with the high-def versions of the game. Seems...a little invasive.
 
[2:43 PM] ...And we're back! EA MMA will have some sort of EA.com-tied system that allows you to send video messages to dudes and show your fights to others. I guess promoters can also showcase good fighters' fights.  Also, EA Sports Active 2 is being demoed. The heart-rate monitor is being shown. Guess what? It monitors your heart-rate.
 
[2:34 PM] A downlodable expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is coming. It's called "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam." It's hitting this winter.
 
[2:33 PM] EA is announcing something called Gun Club. It's a cross-game rewards system that will also give subscribers access to breaking news and early demo play, early beta play, and unlockable guns.
 
[2:30 PM] Multiplayer beta will kick off on June 21st in North America.   
 
[2:28 PM] EA is showing the action on 24 separate screens. Not sure if that's the best way to present this game. But I can definitely tell that this is an EA DICE developed joint.    

[2:26 PM] We're seeing a Team Deathmatch mode, a live 24-person demo. The demo takes place in Kabul. Being described as a close-range map. 

[2:25 PM]  "The next big step towards taking back the quality bar of the first-person shooter genre." This is what the EA brass on-stage is saying of the impending Medal of Honor demo. 
 
[2:24 PM] Issac pushes through the Church. Now he's in Sprawl proper, getting drilled by a space ship or something. I'm seeing QTE prompts as he struggles against the barrage of bullets. 

[2:22 PM] I'm seeing those quiet little walking sections again--the ones where you're about 99-percent sure something terrible is going to happen, but it doesn't.
  
[2:20 PM]  He's in Sprawl's Church of Unitology. It sorta has a Gothic feel to it. As he proceeds through it's hallways, monsters are jumping out from behind columns. 

[2:19 PM] Demo kicks off with Isaac fighting a four-legged Necromorph, as seen in the last bit of footage we put up on the site. After beating back the monster, Isaac is bum-rushed by a bunch of little Necromorphs which sorta look like the knife-babies in the original Silent Hill. You know, those small walking monsters at the very beginning of the game in the alley? Yeah, those.
 
[2:18 PM] Dead Space 2 demo coming. "Dark creepy atmospheres" and "highly gruesome action sequences" promised. Isaac is taking the action to the Necromorphs.
 
[2:17 PM]  Demo ends as cop dude slams racer dude with his car. Launches November 17.
 
[2:15 PM] Pretending as if I've never played a NFS Speed title, I'm not quite sure what I'm seeing here. It's just a dude with a cop car playing cat and mouse with a driver. The music is intense though. I feel like someone is about to put a hook and drop a bomb in an AT-ST's belly.
 
[2:14 PM] Showing a two-player competition in a live demo. One player is a cop, the other is a racer.  

[2:12 PM] A re-imagined Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit trailer opened the conference. It's being developed by Criterion. It will have a feature called "auto-log," which is essentially a social network. You can check out what you're friends are doing and set up competitions.  

[2:06 PM] Nothing yet, sirs.

#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

Electronic Arts is set to reveal and demo a range of products ahead of the E3 floor festivities at its E3 2010 press conference. What will we see? A lot of sports, for sure, and possibly a new look at games like Crysis 2 and Dead Space 2. 
 
If you don't want to miss anything, check just below for our live blog of the event. It should be fun. No promises, though. 
 
== TEASER == All updates will be made in ascending order.           
  
[3:30 PM] It's over. Man, I kinda want to play Medal of Honor right now. 

[3:28 PM] The show is wrapping up.  

[3:25 PM] Bioware really knows how to put together a trailer. They're currently showing a super dramatic, all CG tease for Knights of the Old Republic. The game, the last time I played it several months ago, could do nothing like what I'm seeing here.
    
[3:22 PM] PvP is being talked about. The first warzone will be fought on Alderaan. You'll be able to choose sides in these fights--Sith or Jedi.  
 
[3:21 PM] Every player will get his or her own starship in Knights of the Old Republic. Player ships will represent "a right of passage." 

[3:15 PM] Light talk of the points combination system has prefaced a live demo fo the game. If you've watched any Bulletstorm footage, you know what's going on here.  

[3:13 PM] Game hits February 22nd. 

[3:12 PM] Cliff just walked on-stage. "Mr. Self Destruct" was his theme. Anyway, they're about to demo Bulletstorm. 
 
[3:04 PM] The demo takes place in Central Station. We see the protag fighting a massive robot by running around and grabbing convenient rocket launcher rounds. It ends as a Hummer runs drives through to pull you out. 3D announced for all 3 platforms: the PC, 360, and PS3.  

[3:03 PM] Crytek's Cevat Yerli takes the stage. He's about to demo Crysis 2. 

[3:01 PM] EA Partners program getting pumped. Jason West and Frank Zampella were just introduced. Two games are about to be announced. 
 
[2:59 PM] Rather, Sims 3 console.   

[2:55 PM] Ah, it's a The Sims bit for My Sims 3.    

[2:55 PM] Some dude walked onto the stage and started talking about free will.  

[2:54 PM] Moore likes the word "authentic." 
 
[2:51 PM] For the record, Bethea wouldn't let Reggie Bush shred him like that. (They're demoing a Colts-versus-Saints game with this automated GameFlow system.
  
[2:50 PM] Peter Moore just said "paradigm shift." Also, Joe Montana just walked on-stage. They're set to demo a gameplan mechanic. 

[2:49 PM] 3 vs 3 co-op team played confirmed.  

[2:48 PM] Madden 11 about to be shown. "It's as accessible as it is authentic." "Simpler, quicker, and deeper." Choking on a laugh over here.  

[2:46 PM] Your fitness progress and workout data will be automatically dropped onto EA.com with the high-def versions of the game. Seems...a little invasive.
 
[2:43 PM] ...And we're back! EA MMA will have some sort of EA.com-tied system that allows you to send video messages to dudes and show your fights to others. I guess promoters can also showcase good fighters' fights.  Also, EA Sports Active 2 is being demoed. The heart-rate monitor is being shown. Guess what? It monitors your heart-rate.
 
[2:34 PM] A downlodable expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is coming. It's called "Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam." It's hitting this winter.
 
[2:33 PM] EA is announcing something called Gun Club. It's a cross-game rewards system that will also give subscribers access to breaking news and early demo play, early beta play, and unlockable guns.
 
[2:30 PM] Multiplayer beta will kick off on June 21st in North America.   
 
[2:28 PM] EA is showing the action on 24 separate screens. Not sure if that's the best way to present this game. But I can definitely tell that this is an EA DICE developed joint.    

[2:26 PM] We're seeing a Team Deathmatch mode, a live 24-person demo. The demo takes place in Kabul. Being described as a close-range map. 

[2:25 PM]  "The next big step towards taking back the quality bar of the first-person shooter genre." This is what the EA brass on-stage is saying of the impending Medal of Honor demo. 
 
[2:24 PM] Issac pushes through the Church. Now he's in Sprawl proper, getting drilled by a space ship or something. I'm seeing QTE prompts as he struggles against the barrage of bullets. 

[2:22 PM] I'm seeing those quiet little walking sections again--the ones where you're about 99-percent sure something terrible is going to happen, but it doesn't.
  
[2:20 PM]  He's in Sprawl's Church of Unitology. It sorta has a Gothic feel to it. As he proceeds through it's hallways, monsters are jumping out from behind columns. 

[2:19 PM] Demo kicks off with Isaac fighting a four-legged Necromorph, as seen in the last bit of footage we put up on the site. After beating back the monster, Isaac is bum-rushed by a bunch of little Necromorphs which sorta look like the knife-babies in the original Silent Hill. You know, those small walking monsters at the very beginning of the game in the alley? Yeah, those.
 
[2:18 PM] Dead Space 2 demo coming. "Dark creepy atmospheres" and "highly gruesome action sequences" promised. Isaac is taking the action to the Necromorphs.
 
[2:17 PM]  Demo ends as cop dude slams racer dude with his car. Launches November 17.
 
[2:15 PM] Pretending as if I've never played a NFS Speed title, I'm not quite sure what I'm seeing here. It's just a dude with a cop car playing cat and mouse with a driver. The music is intense though. I feel like someone is about to put a hook and drop a bomb in an AT-ST's belly.
 
[2:14 PM] Showing a two-player competition in a live demo. One player is a cop, the other is a racer.  

[2:12 PM] A re-imagined Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit trailer opened the conference. It's being developed by Criterion. It will have a feature called "auto-log," which is essentially a social network. You can check out what you're friends are doing and set up competitions.  

[2:06 PM] Nothing yet, sirs.

#2 Posted by MercuryCrusader (257 posts) -

Can't wait for more sequels! 
#3 Posted by seanvail99 (130 posts) -

News is coming fast and hard!

#4 Posted by andrewhandshoe (6 posts) -

Really hoping for something unexpected. Mirrors Edge 2 would make me happy.

#5 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

I'm still writing up stuff from microsoft

#6 Posted by Foil1212 (443 posts) -

What about the Portal 2 surprise?

#7 Posted by sizu (391 posts) -

hopefully criterion games' NFS will be there. 
 
Fingers crossed it will be good, esp after their Burnout games.

#8 Edited by PLWolf (918 posts) -

Come on RB3!!

#9 Posted by Psi_FX (20 posts) -

Yes EA!!!

#10 Posted by BunkerBuster (1042 posts) -

Hopefully this one will be about games and not useless peripherals.

#11 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -

I'm assuming this is where we'd get any Bioware announcements yes?

#12 Posted by Pyccko (74 posts) -

Oh man, I didn't even think of Mirror's Edge 2. That'd be awesome.

#13 Posted by Ghostfish (233 posts) -

Let's see what EA gives out to top Microsoft.  Free development studio for everyone!  ...Which gets immediately closed down.

#14 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Kind of excited about this.

#15 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

ME2 expansion pack!
 
SSX5!

#16 Posted by Danteveli (1157 posts) -

hope it will be great

#17 Posted by soralapio (261 posts) -
@TheWolf619 said:
" Come on RB3!! "
Somehow I have a feeling we'll see something about that game ;)
#18 Posted by nasadigital (17 posts) -

Where can i watch this?

#19 Posted by makkyb (1 posts) -

YEAHH!!!   

#20 Posted by Milkman (16480 posts) -
@Foil1212 said:
" What about the Portal 2 surprise? "
Pretty sure that will be separate.
#21 Posted by Dizzyhippos (1349 posts) -
@Dany:  ME3 would be better
#22 Posted by BeachThunder (11634 posts) -
@nasadigital: http://www.gametrailers.com/e3/livefeed/ea 
#23 Posted by rentfn (1275 posts) -

woooo can't wait for facts and figures.

#24 Posted by tallTuck94 (553 posts) -

 http://www.ea.com/1/e3-live
watch it here
 

#25 Posted by Milkman (16480 posts) -
@nasadigital said:
" Where can i watch this? "
GameTrailers. G4. 1UP.
#26 Posted by Titl (539 posts) -

 http://e3.g4tv.com/e32010/pressconference/ea/61/
 
Live stream of the conference..

#27 Posted by TheClap (538 posts) -

Keep the MGMT playing, EA!

#28 Posted by MisterMouse (3539 posts) -

Hopefully EA has something awesome in store.

#29 Posted by Venatio (4483 posts) -

Gametrailers feed has awesome waiting music

#30 Posted by Eljay (141 posts) -

Can Medal of Honor beat CoD in the award for most explosions per minute in their trailer?
#31 Posted by Downandout (290 posts) -
@tallTuck94: or here: www.youtube.com/e3
#32 Posted by Zimbo (875 posts) -

I hope Bioware show something. Or maybe DICE. Battlefield 3 anyone??

#33 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2717 posts) -

Dead Space 2 bitches!

#34 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -
@Dizzyhippos said:
" @Dany:  ME3 would be better "
Maybe a teaser for next fall???
#35 Posted by JoshB (169 posts) -

I've really been enjoying EA's creativity, can't wait for this conference.

#36 Posted by Jayzilla (2554 posts) -

i am looking forwqard to this conference based solely on the fact that there is no possible way for it to be worse than that pile of tripe that was the Microsoft Wii-Hash Conference.

#37 Posted by warmonked (348 posts) -

need autorefresh option!

#38 Posted by Grianspog (22 posts) -

Rad soundtrack

#39 Posted by Mab (6 posts) -

I hope they show some sweet cool video games.

#40 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -
@Venatio: Pretty sure the music is actually via EA but yes, good selection... i would listen to EA Press Conference Radio
#41 Posted by Milkman (16480 posts) -

MAKING MOMMA SO PROUD

#42 Posted by Demonstride (864 posts) -
@Grianspog said:
" Rad soundtrack "
Indeed it is.
#43 Edited by BagSquad (125 posts) -

mgmt sucks
 OH HELL YES HOT PURSUIT

#44 Posted by Venatio (4483 posts) -
@ztiworoh said:
" @Venatio: Pretty sure the music is actually via EA but yes, good selection... i would listen to EA Press Conference Radio "
Yeah I meant EA, wrote gametrailers in a rush =)
#45 Posted by Jimbo (9767 posts) -

Go time.

#46 Posted by Spence_5060 (319 posts) -

Just heard they've got e3 in this

#47 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Aww shit NFS!!!!!! 
 
Edit: So I jizzed all over when I saw Hot Pursuit,

#48 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -

Is this the Criterion NFS game?

#49 Posted by TheJoker138 (78 posts) -

I really hope this is better than MS.

#50 Posted by Dizzyhippos (1349 posts) -

Cops in veyrons thats pretty good

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