The Questions I Want E3 To Answer

Posted by Jeff (3486 posts) -

Once you get past all of the livestreams and interviews and spin, E3 is really designed to do one thing. It's there to give the world a glimpse into the future of video games. The press reports on what they see, the retail buyers try to get an idea of which games are going to require larger orders, the analysts... well, they analyze, I guess, and the fans tend to go wild and watch as much of it as they possibly can.

For me, it's usually a tiring, but very rewarding week. It's exciting to see this stuff first-hand and watching the announcements unfold in real-time is positively thrilling, even if we usually know somewhere between 40 and 80 percent of the big announcements ahead of time. Right now, I'm stranded in an airport, getting ready to head south for a week of pre-E3 presentations. It's an interesting bit of pre-show that gives one a good look at what the actual show is going to be. And most of what I see this week will be under embargo. In exchange for getting this early look, I agree not to talk about it until E3 begins. That might sound weird, but it's a reasonably fair trade that helps us prepare for the show itself, which has gotten so big that it's impossible to see it all during the actual show.

With that in mind, this is, more or less, the last time I'll get to speak completely freely before going "behind the veil," so to speak. Here are some of the things I hope we'll find out over the course of E3 2011.

Before we get started, I'd like to thank the Lakers for choking and making E3 slightly less riot-filled.
== TEASER ==

Nintendo's New Console

Obviously, this is the big question mark, though that question mark has gotten a bit smaller over the weeks as more and more developers start to slip out whatever details they've heard as work begins on crafting games for Nintendo's next machine. The rumors sound like they're true, and all that "embedded screen in the controller" stuff sounds like it's actually going to happen. And other publishers have gone on the record in vague terms, such as Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot, who has said that his company will be able to "leverage a lot of the work" that it's already doing for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. That can only mean that Nintendo's box is at least as powerful as those machines and will have the sorts of controllers it needs to have to duplicate those other consoles' experiences.

But how powerful will it really be? Will this be a full step up? Or a Dreamcast-like half-step that puts Nintendo slightly ahead of the current machines? Actually, maybe a better question is something like "what does a full step even look like right now?" Or how about "they can't really be serious about shipping this thing with only 8GB of internal storage, can they?" Sounds like they can. But until we see the games, it's impossible to know for sure if that'll have any meaningful impact on the games themselves. Also, will it interact with the 3DS at all? How will the controller-screen-things be used? OK, maybe that's more than one question. But I suspect you'll all agree that this thing is already most interesting thing at the show... that we already know to expect, anyway.

The NGP

Hardware news rules the show. It always does. While select members of the press got an early look at Sony's next handheld in Japan a little while back, E3 will probably be the first big blowout for the device. Expect newer versions of games we already know about and announcements of new products for the platform.

We'll also probably hear more about the North American release of the system, like a launch date and price, as well as whatever details they've got on how the device's 3G connectivity will work in this territory.

Oh, and hey, how about the name? They can't keep calling it NGP, can they? Unless Sony's cooked up a good name that still abbreviates to NGP, I can't imagine they'll keep the name. Also, while we're chatting, they can't possibly call it the PSP2, can they? After all this time with "NGP" as its codename, reverting right back to the basic, common, expected name doesn't sound like a great idea. If it's still coming out this holiday season, now's the time to get the real name and firm details about availability out there.

I just want to know if more of the games will be able to do things that can't already be done better on a full-sized console. Or if it'll let me hook it up to a TV and play there, but that's one of those "we work on video of video games and if it isn't easy for us to capture video of the device, it's hard to for us to cover it" sort of desires, I guess.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

You know, for as easy as it's gotten to talk shit about the way Activision does business and the future trajectory of the Call of Duty franchise, it's still just about as easy to get excited about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. But the slider that governs the reasons that excite me about the game has shifted. For Modern Warfare 2, said slider was all the way on the game itself. As far to the right as possible. 100% game. This was Infinity Ward, the series' original developers, returning to create a sequel to the game that shifted the way we think about first-person shooters across all platforms. World at War, still a solid game in its own right, was immediately overshadowed. This time around, the situation has changed. I certainly enjoyed Black Ops, but it's hard not to let all that peripheral stuff creep in. Can Infinity Ward, now apparently being bolstered by two additional studios, do it again? Are the right people still in place to create Modern Warfare 3? Or did they all jet off to form Respawn? The story behind the game, for me, has become at least as interesting and exciting as the game itself. Can they do it again? That, for me, is one of E3's most interesting questions.

Obviously, it'll probably sell just fine either way. But the tide of opinion is turning, and I can't help but feel like this game is either going to cement the franchise's position on a slow, downward spiral or shut everyone up for good. Or for at least another 11 months or so.

Speaking of Respawn...

What are they up to? Yeah, I doubt we'll hear about it during the show. At most, we'll probably get a quick mention during a press conference. But with those guys still sitting in lawsuit land, it's hard to imagine them saying anything. That said, I ain't no psychic, and E3's pretty good at throwing you a curveball or two every year.

But what about the other console shooter developers out there? Bungie's already said not to expect their presence at the show. What about 343? Those Halo remake rumors are getting old and we're still not sure what the future holds for that franchise. Then again, with "Halo Fest" set to take place at PAX this year, maybe that's a better spot for a big Halo-related announcement.

The Writing's on the Wall

Will Microsoft play "Connected" by Stereo MCs during/prior to its press conference? Totally called that last year, by the way. While I'm not sure it's what I, as a player, want out of Microsoft this year, I have to imagine that large chunks of its press conference will be devoted to Kinect-friendly software. There's something Alan Wake-related in the works at Remedy, and the speculation puts that firmly in the Kinect camp. I tend to believe that. Remember that old Gears of War Kinect rumor? Wouldn't it be weird to talk about two disc-based Gears games in such a short period of time? At this point I'm just assuming that the Gears thing exists and making ridiculous guesses, but if that thing comes up this year, I almost feel like it has to either be downloadable or built into Gears of War 3. Forza 4, of course, will have to make some sort of appearance, and it looks like at least some of that Kinect-enabled Forza stuff Microsoft showed last year will find its way into the game somewhere.

And What of Sony's Situation?

PSN is partially back and hopefully the healing process can begin. Actually, as I write this, it's down again due to a backlog of password change requests. But you get my point, we're getting close to being able to put this behind us. No huge credit card scams or massive increase in spam has happened as a result of Sony's security breach... yet. I'm still tossing the Sony press conference around in my head, trying to figure out how they'll address the outage. Will the store even be back online by then?

My immediate reaction to dealing with any sort of negative or sad situation is to crack wise. I'm the guy telling off-color jokes in the last row at a funeral. But once the federal government gets involved, it might be best to not make light of something that exposed so much personal information. If this hadn't been quite so serious, I'd say they should trot out that Kevin Butler guy, have him tell a few jokes, then end the bit by having Jack Tretton walking out and firing his ass. The character's pretty tired, anyway, so there's no real harm in painting a fictional character as your scapegoat. Well, except for potentially incurring a load of rage from the large number of angry people and curious government officials that can't take a joke, that is.

So I have to guess the press conference will open with a 15-minute chunk from Kaz Hirai, and he'll recap the situation and talk about the steps they're taking to protect their customers' information more effectively in the future. Companies developing for Sony platforms, especially those trading exclusively in digital goods, could also use some reassurance at this point, as well. Once that's covered, I bet it'll be business as usual.

But Wait...

Obviously, I'm only covering the biggest, broadest stuff so far. But there's more to see and more I want to know about. Here are a few quickies, since this flight's been delayed for an hour and I'm still stuck here on the ground:

The good news is that we'll all have a better idea about these things in a few weeks. The bad news is that Adidas store in Santa Monica is going to be closed by the time I finally get into town tonight. I know you're at least as broken up about that as I am.

Staff
#1 Posted by Jeff (3486 posts) -

Once you get past all of the livestreams and interviews and spin, E3 is really designed to do one thing. It's there to give the world a glimpse into the future of video games. The press reports on what they see, the retail buyers try to get an idea of which games are going to require larger orders, the analysts... well, they analyze, I guess, and the fans tend to go wild and watch as much of it as they possibly can.

For me, it's usually a tiring, but very rewarding week. It's exciting to see this stuff first-hand and watching the announcements unfold in real-time is positively thrilling, even if we usually know somewhere between 40 and 80 percent of the big announcements ahead of time. Right now, I'm stranded in an airport, getting ready to head south for a week of pre-E3 presentations. It's an interesting bit of pre-show that gives one a good look at what the actual show is going to be. And most of what I see this week will be under embargo. In exchange for getting this early look, I agree not to talk about it until E3 begins. That might sound weird, but it's a reasonably fair trade that helps us prepare for the show itself, which has gotten so big that it's impossible to see it all during the actual show.

With that in mind, this is, more or less, the last time I'll get to speak completely freely before going "behind the veil," so to speak. Here are some of the things I hope we'll find out over the course of E3 2011.

Before we get started, I'd like to thank the Lakers for choking and making E3 slightly less riot-filled.
== TEASER ==

Nintendo's New Console

Obviously, this is the big question mark, though that question mark has gotten a bit smaller over the weeks as more and more developers start to slip out whatever details they've heard as work begins on crafting games for Nintendo's next machine. The rumors sound like they're true, and all that "embedded screen in the controller" stuff sounds like it's actually going to happen. And other publishers have gone on the record in vague terms, such as Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot, who has said that his company will be able to "leverage a lot of the work" that it's already doing for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. That can only mean that Nintendo's box is at least as powerful as those machines and will have the sorts of controllers it needs to have to duplicate those other consoles' experiences.

But how powerful will it really be? Will this be a full step up? Or a Dreamcast-like half-step that puts Nintendo slightly ahead of the current machines? Actually, maybe a better question is something like "what does a full step even look like right now?" Or how about "they can't really be serious about shipping this thing with only 8GB of internal storage, can they?" Sounds like they can. But until we see the games, it's impossible to know for sure if that'll have any meaningful impact on the games themselves. Also, will it interact with the 3DS at all? How will the controller-screen-things be used? OK, maybe that's more than one question. But I suspect you'll all agree that this thing is already most interesting thing at the show... that we already know to expect, anyway.

The NGP

Hardware news rules the show. It always does. While select members of the press got an early look at Sony's next handheld in Japan a little while back, E3 will probably be the first big blowout for the device. Expect newer versions of games we already know about and announcements of new products for the platform.

We'll also probably hear more about the North American release of the system, like a launch date and price, as well as whatever details they've got on how the device's 3G connectivity will work in this territory.

Oh, and hey, how about the name? They can't keep calling it NGP, can they? Unless Sony's cooked up a good name that still abbreviates to NGP, I can't imagine they'll keep the name. Also, while we're chatting, they can't possibly call it the PSP2, can they? After all this time with "NGP" as its codename, reverting right back to the basic, common, expected name doesn't sound like a great idea. If it's still coming out this holiday season, now's the time to get the real name and firm details about availability out there.

I just want to know if more of the games will be able to do things that can't already be done better on a full-sized console. Or if it'll let me hook it up to a TV and play there, but that's one of those "we work on video of video games and if it isn't easy for us to capture video of the device, it's hard to for us to cover it" sort of desires, I guess.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

You know, for as easy as it's gotten to talk shit about the way Activision does business and the future trajectory of the Call of Duty franchise, it's still just about as easy to get excited about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. But the slider that governs the reasons that excite me about the game has shifted. For Modern Warfare 2, said slider was all the way on the game itself. As far to the right as possible. 100% game. This was Infinity Ward, the series' original developers, returning to create a sequel to the game that shifted the way we think about first-person shooters across all platforms. World at War, still a solid game in its own right, was immediately overshadowed. This time around, the situation has changed. I certainly enjoyed Black Ops, but it's hard not to let all that peripheral stuff creep in. Can Infinity Ward, now apparently being bolstered by two additional studios, do it again? Are the right people still in place to create Modern Warfare 3? Or did they all jet off to form Respawn? The story behind the game, for me, has become at least as interesting and exciting as the game itself. Can they do it again? That, for me, is one of E3's most interesting questions.

Obviously, it'll probably sell just fine either way. But the tide of opinion is turning, and I can't help but feel like this game is either going to cement the franchise's position on a slow, downward spiral or shut everyone up for good. Or for at least another 11 months or so.

Speaking of Respawn...

What are they up to? Yeah, I doubt we'll hear about it during the show. At most, we'll probably get a quick mention during a press conference. But with those guys still sitting in lawsuit land, it's hard to imagine them saying anything. That said, I ain't no psychic, and E3's pretty good at throwing you a curveball or two every year.

But what about the other console shooter developers out there? Bungie's already said not to expect their presence at the show. What about 343? Those Halo remake rumors are getting old and we're still not sure what the future holds for that franchise. Then again, with "Halo Fest" set to take place at PAX this year, maybe that's a better spot for a big Halo-related announcement.

The Writing's on the Wall

Will Microsoft play "Connected" by Stereo MCs during/prior to its press conference? Totally called that last year, by the way. While I'm not sure it's what I, as a player, want out of Microsoft this year, I have to imagine that large chunks of its press conference will be devoted to Kinect-friendly software. There's something Alan Wake-related in the works at Remedy, and the speculation puts that firmly in the Kinect camp. I tend to believe that. Remember that old Gears of War Kinect rumor? Wouldn't it be weird to talk about two disc-based Gears games in such a short period of time? At this point I'm just assuming that the Gears thing exists and making ridiculous guesses, but if that thing comes up this year, I almost feel like it has to either be downloadable or built into Gears of War 3. Forza 4, of course, will have to make some sort of appearance, and it looks like at least some of that Kinect-enabled Forza stuff Microsoft showed last year will find its way into the game somewhere.

And What of Sony's Situation?

PSN is partially back and hopefully the healing process can begin. Actually, as I write this, it's down again due to a backlog of password change requests. But you get my point, we're getting close to being able to put this behind us. No huge credit card scams or massive increase in spam has happened as a result of Sony's security breach... yet. I'm still tossing the Sony press conference around in my head, trying to figure out how they'll address the outage. Will the store even be back online by then?

My immediate reaction to dealing with any sort of negative or sad situation is to crack wise. I'm the guy telling off-color jokes in the last row at a funeral. But once the federal government gets involved, it might be best to not make light of something that exposed so much personal information. If this hadn't been quite so serious, I'd say they should trot out that Kevin Butler guy, have him tell a few jokes, then end the bit by having Jack Tretton walking out and firing his ass. The character's pretty tired, anyway, so there's no real harm in painting a fictional character as your scapegoat. Well, except for potentially incurring a load of rage from the large number of angry people and curious government officials that can't take a joke, that is.

So I have to guess the press conference will open with a 15-minute chunk from Kaz Hirai, and he'll recap the situation and talk about the steps they're taking to protect their customers' information more effectively in the future. Companies developing for Sony platforms, especially those trading exclusively in digital goods, could also use some reassurance at this point, as well. Once that's covered, I bet it'll be business as usual.

But Wait...

Obviously, I'm only covering the biggest, broadest stuff so far. But there's more to see and more I want to know about. Here are a few quickies, since this flight's been delayed for an hour and I'm still stuck here on the ground:

The good news is that we'll all have a better idea about these things in a few weeks. The bad news is that Adidas store in Santa Monica is going to be closed by the time I finally get into town tonight. I know you're at least as broken up about that as I am.

Staff
#2 Posted by qxz86 (10 posts) -

Criterion definitely has something big under wraps.

I wonder... Black 2...?

#3 Posted by rjayb89 (7720 posts) -

PICROSS 3D 3D PLEASE

#4 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

Yeah, what happened to the sand game Greg K was working on?

#5 Posted by FesteringNeon (2164 posts) -

I love you Jeffrey

#6 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

I will be really, really upset if the Alan Wake thing is something to do with the Kinect. I'd be more inclined to believe it's going multiplatform, or at least release on PC.

#7 Posted by rjayb89 (7720 posts) -

Wait a second.


That said, I ain't no psychic, and E3's pretty good at


Good at what? Good at whaaaaat?

#8 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

Mirror's edge 2! c'mon! I can dream!

#9 Edited by Blair (2504 posts) -

Good luck.  Have tracksuits, Jeff.

I'm so excited to see the new Nintendo console.  If it's good (controllable/sensible, graphically superior and developer friendly), I'll buy it and if it isn't.... well, I'll be just as smitten to watch the backlash.

#10 Edited by Billychu (30 posts) -

Hey, 2K, where's the real X-COM?

#11 Posted by artofwar420 (6286 posts) -
@qxz86: Well, the main dude behind Black 1 left and is sorta making Black 2 but somewhere else and with a different name... last I heard.
#12 Posted by damswedon (3185 posts) -

Now that EA Canada are doing SSX all I want from  Criterion is a full sequel to Burnout Paradise.

#13 Posted by UnrealDP (1222 posts) -


My main hope for E3 is some Rising news from konami, i mean, that game looked slick and i am really intrested in how you would play it with those wierd kinect controls.

#14 Posted by Spiritof (2036 posts) -

There's something Alan Wake-related in the works at Remedy, and the speculation puts that firmly in the Kinect camp.

If this becomes true, I'll be terrified.

Somethin' ain't right.
#15 Posted by Mento (2508 posts) -

I can see what you mean about it being overwhelming. As usual, I'll skip pretty much all of it and just listen to the GB podcast summations. I assume almost the whole team are going? It'd be the only way to see most of it.

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#16 Posted by EgoCheck616 (782 posts) -

I still think we will at least get a mention of Microsoft's next console. I am not expecting a full reveal, but at least a mention.

#17 Posted by afrokola (547 posts) -

Poor Doctor Tracksuit is missing out.

#18 Posted by paulunga (1993 posts) -

I think you mean "marital aids".

#19 Posted by Yummylee (21502 posts) -

I want people to have a dildo-sword fight during the SR: The Third segment, similar to that part during one E3 where people were playing laser tag or whatever.


Also a full ME3 trailer would be swell!
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#20 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:
Wait a second.

That said, I ain't no psychic, and E3's pretty good at


Good at what? Good at whaaaaat?

WE NEED TO KNOW!
#21 Posted by awesomeusername (4174 posts) -

Where's Agent Sony and Rockstar!?!?

#22 Edited by p_p_o_d (543 posts) -

blah blah blah,  No one cares about sony addressing PSN anymore.  There is a bigger problem on the horizon and I think I speak to all of us when I ask what precautions Giantbomb are putting in place to protect its users from the threat of Leigh Alexander this year?

#23 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Im looking foward to gameplay of batman and skyrim

#24 Posted by Reetesh (191 posts) -

Will they have TWO Million Troops this time?

#25 Posted by probablytuna (3614 posts) -

I think the most anticipated game for me would have to be Batman: Arkham City mainly because we haven't seen much of the gameplay footages yet, apart from the carefully edited cutscenes from the trailers. It is the only game I think that could easily be one of the best or one of the most disappointing titles this year mainly because there's so much expectation for it to be as good or even better than Arkham Asylum.

Also would like to see some more gameplay footage of Metal Gear Solid: Rising. Always gets my blood pumping when I see an MGS trailer.

#26 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -

Can't wait. Jeez its less than a month away.


I hope there's less vaporware from people this year. Every time I look back on old E3's I remember some shit that hasn't even been mentioned beyond a teaser trailer.
#27 Edited by Brackynews (4060 posts) -
@p_p_o_d
Now now, there's no reason to be ungentlemanly about it.
I am hoping for an illegal amount of Paul Barnetts.
#28 Posted by Xander (136 posts) -

I wonder if we will see anything from Bioshock: Infinite.
Mainly though, I am pumped about Batman.

#29 Posted by SBYM (1219 posts) -

Will a drunken Leigh Alexander be invited back a third year in a row to simultaneously ruin/enhance yet another E3 podcast? Stay tuned!

#30 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm I'm pretty amazed Greg and his team were able to conceive and almost finish a whole damn game in the time spec ops has been delayed(?)
#31 Posted by dhuff (120 posts) -

And when the hell is The Last Guardian coming out? Waiting for team ICO games is frustrating.

#32 Posted by Getz (2997 posts) -

C'mon Konami, bring bak Tak Fuji!

#33 Posted by Getz (2997 posts) -
@dhuff said:
And when the hell is The Last Guardian coming out? Waiting for team ICO games is frustrating.
Yeah, but they never disappoint.
#34 Posted by DystopiaX (5300 posts) -

Fuck the consoles, I just want to know whether R* is finally going to talk about GTAV.

#35 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

The real question is, are they going to treat everyone at these press conferences like children time around? The ones from last year were painfully awkward/ funny back to awkward. 

#36 Posted by EveretteScott (1457 posts) -

So hopefully Giant Enemy Crabs?

#37 Posted by august (3836 posts) -

What is love?

#38 Posted by EveretteScott (1457 posts) -
@Reetesh said:
Will they have TWO Million Troops this time?
TWO POINT FIVE!
#39 Posted by Sammo21 (3261 posts) -

Sony still has a better staple of first party titles to pull from...ratchet and clank, infamous, resistance, sly, jak and daxter, God of War, Gran turismo, motorstorm, twisted metal, uncharted, etc.  they need to play off of that....Microsoft has halo, gears, forza, and maybe if your being punchy viva pinata and banjo.  Sony will be NGP (PSP2) and they need to show the great 1st party titles AND 3rd party support.  Same for PS3.  Maybe Assassin's Creed  will show with an NGP version that links in somehow.  Personally, I wouldn't mind playing an assassin  under ezio who gets sent to Moscow or something.  I want to hear a firm release date for the Ico/SotC re-release as well as the last guardian.  Also show me more awesome Starhawk footage, maybe get in good with EA and have some Battlefield 3 sweetness (to rival MS COD lovefest), and announce some new first party stuff...including a new God of War for 2012 (too soon, yeah probably).

 Microsoft will probably be Kinect focused and also play off the upcoming Gears of War 3 and announce the Halo remake (hopefully with no new multiplayer) that will be downloadable and on disc the same day.  If its all Kinect based, I'm already tuned out.  Other than that I expect the Modern Warfare 3 stuff to be a big thing at MS as they signed the big timed exclusivity deal with DLC, which I thought was for more than Black Ops. 

Nintendo could be the biggest boner of the show.  Who cares if the newest system is better looking...that's a given...I want to know about plans for online...I want real games announced and to be shown...I also want them to remind me why I bought a 3DS and show me some great NEW games and not just rehashed.  Unless they are going to show me a remade Link to the Past with new graphics (still 2D) with the new isometric 3D added I don't care.  Also since the e-shop has been pushed to coincide with E3 I am hoping they have a large assortment of games ready when it opens.  Then again its Nintendo, so I am not holding my breath.

#40 Posted by YoThatLimp (1901 posts) -

Really liked this write up Jeff.

#41 Posted by 617_jbug (343 posts) -

My guess for Microsoft we will see MW3, Skyrim, Bioshock Infinite (I believe Microsoft will get some time exclusive DLC for each)  and the grand surprise would be the reveal for the GTA game at the end (with time exclusive DLC).

#42 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2373 posts) -

Wow. It's not often that we see full-on articles like this. I'm a fan.

#43 Posted by KimFidler (311 posts) -

Last Guardian is going to get a date. 

#44 Posted by vaportra1l (272 posts) -

I want to see what MS has up its sleeve, since it seems Nintendo has their new console and Sony has NGP.  What do they have? 

Things I hope to see in no particular order:

Just Cause 3
New full Burnout Title
Halo 4
Mario 3ds
A Kinect Game that isn't a gimmick or dancing
New Borderlands (Borderworlds?)

#45 Posted by WhiteHowler (15 posts) -

The three things I want to know that Jeff didn't mention:

1. The Last Guardian.  Will we get to see more than the same trailer we've seen for two years now?  Yes, there's a cat-bird thing.  How about some gameplay video?

2. Beyond Good and Evil.  Say something -- ANYTHING -- about it, please.  It's insane that there has never been an official "yep, this is a thing" mention since that teaser trailer.

3. Borderlands 2.  I will hate Duke Nukem forever (see what I did there) because I'm sure it has taken Gearbox's attention away from the franchise they should be working on.

#46 Posted by Nonentity (235 posts) -

The MMO space feels like it's starting to get really stagnant. Every time I go to E3, I am underwhelmed by the increasingly large presence of MMOs, mostly from free-to-play Korean developers. While some of them adopt a few unique mechanics, most of them are leaning heavily on the tried-and-true.


Someone needs to knock something out of the park and get everyone who was not interested back in the game again.
#47 Posted by Sil3n7 (1187 posts) -

Finally some long awaited Adidas store coverage.

#48 Posted by BoringK (262 posts) -

 That said, I ain't no psychic, and E3's pretty good at

Oooh! Stuff's already getting redacted!

#49 Posted by DukesT3 (1908 posts) -

Dude, where the fuck is Spec Ops: The Line?! It seems that game just disappeared all of sudden. But then again so did L.A Noire after Rockstar showed it onces so many E3's ago and its coming out in two days so hopefully not all is bad with that game. 

#50 Posted by fillmoejoe (1469 posts) -

I would love to see some multiplayer footage of Battlefield 3. It would also be great to see more footage of Skyrim, Batman AC, Forza 4, Bioshock Infinite and Gears 3.

With all the leaks that have already happened with Modern Warfare 3, I'm real curious at what (if any) changes will happen to the multiplayer side of things.

There aren't really any other games I'm really excited for that haven't been announced already. I can only dream of an announcement of Mirror's Edge 2, Alan Wake 2  and Metal Gear Solid 5 for now.

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