Best of E3 2013 Awards

Best Shooter Game

Destiny

Destiny really looks awesome. I'm really glad to see that Bungie didn't go away forever when they left the Halo series. The gameplay looked excellent at the Sony conference and I can't wait to find out more about the story.

Runner Up #1: Battlefield 4

Runner Up #2: Titanfall

Best Action Adventure Game

Watch Dogs

I've been wanting to play Watch Dogs since I saw it last year at E3. This year's trailer looked amazing and I'm glad we go to see more gameplay. I just want to see more of the storyline.

Runner Up #1: Infamous: Second Son

Runner Up #2: Batman: Arkham Origins

Best Driving Game

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is visually stunning. The graphics are the best of the series The gameplay we saw was awesome and I'm really hoping for some awesome multiplayer for it on the Wii U.

Runner Up #1: Drive Club

Runner Up #2: Forza Motorsports 5

Best Role- Playing Game

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher was really good, The Witcher 2 was amazing, and The Witcher 3 looks absolutley amazing. I'm so glad that it is going to have a completley open world this time. The gameplay looks similar to The Witcher 2 and that is good by I do hope it is not as complicated as the combat in The Witcher 2.

Runner Up #1: Dark Souls II

Runner Up #2: South Park: The Stick of Truth

Best MMO Game

The Elder Scrolls Online

I love the Elder Scrolls and The Elder Scrolls Online is exactly what I have been wanting for years, especially since Oblivion. The gameplay in the series has been getting better and better and I can't wait to see how that transfers to an MMO.

Runner Up #1: Destiny

Runner Up #2: Tom Clancy's The Division

Best Newly Announced Game

Star Wars Battlefront

One of the best Star Wars game series' other than Knights of the Old Republic. The next gen version of the game should be awesome and hopefully the gameplay will be better. I can just imagine how awesome the multiplayer will be. As long as it doesn't get cancelled.

Runner Up #1: Kingdom Hearts III

Runner Up #2: Mirror's Edge 2

Best Graphics

Battlefield 4

The graphics of BF 4 look awesome. Battlefield 3 had awesome graphics but the look even better. I can't wait to play Battlefield 4 when it comes out.

Runner Up #1: Tom Clancy's The Division

Runner Up #2: Watch Dogs

Best Playstation Exclusive

Infamous: Second Son

Infamous: Second Son looks like a huge inmprovement on the first two games which were excellent. I really like the new powers your character appears to have as well. I just hope the game keeps all the moral decisions from the first two games.

Runner Up #1: Killzone: Shadow Fall

Runner Up #2: Drive Club

Best Xbox Exclusive

Dead Rising 3

I was pretty surprised to find out that this game would be an Xbox exclusive. It looks awesome, especially when the protagonist throws a saw taped to a sledgehammer at a zombie and splits it in half.

Runner Up #1: Next Gen Halo

Runner Up #2: Ryse

Best Wii U Exclusive

Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 is a surprisingly good looking Wii U exclusive. The gameplay looks as good as ever and the visuals are awesome looking. I am really surprised it is a Wii U exclusive.

Runner Up #1: Super Mario 3D World

Runner Up #2: Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Awkward Moment of the Year

Battlefield 4 won't work on stage

That awkward moment when the demo stops and the crowd is just there in silence, then people start laughing. That was certainly the most awkward moment of the year.

Best of Show

Watch Dogs

Congratulations Watch Dogs. The game looks awesome in all aspects. When it comes out later this year I will get it on launch day because I have already pre-ordered it. Watch Dogs looks to be an excellent game and I can't wait to play it.

Runner Up #1: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Runner Up #2: South Park: The Stick of Truth

Runner Up #3: Destiny

Runner Up #4: Infamous: Second Son

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E3 2013 Day 1 Recap

Before I start this recap I want to say that I watched the IGN broadcast of the event. Well, day was interesting. Plenty of new games were announced and all the press conferences were packed with information.

Microsoft Press Conference

Best five games of conference: (1) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2) Sunrise Overstrike (3) Ryze: Son of Rome (4) DeadRising 3 (5) Crimson Dragon

The Microsoft conference was really good and it certainly proved that it is not going to be short of games. The big concern of the conference was the price of the console, $499. The console also looks a little bulky. Other than these few bad things the conferences' games were excellent.

Another big thing that happened was the announcement of a new Halo game. It does not yet have an official title but for now I think for now it is just called Halo 2014. The Witcher 3 also had a pretty good trailer too.

EA Press Conference

Best five games of conference: (1) Star Wars Battlefront (2) Titanfall (3) Mirror's Edge 2 (4) Battlefield 4 (5) Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

The EA press conference was pretty good. It had the extremely exciting announcements of Star Wars Battlefield and Mirror's Edge 2, it also showed off Titanfall and the new Plants vs. Zombies game. I think that PvZ will make an excellent third person action game. I really wish they had given a longer trailer for Battlefront but it was still awesome. Peggle 2 was also announced directly after the announcement of PvZ: Garden Warfare.

Not to mention that they, of course, had all the annual sports game. All of it went as you would expect it to go except for NBA Live, it featured a really weird thing called BounceTek. It puts special emphasis on dribbling, yeah I know, that is a really stupid idea.

Ubisoft Press Conference

Best five games of conference: (1) Tom Clancy's The Division (2) Watch Dogs (3) Splinter Cell: Blacklist (4) The Crew (5) Rayman: Legends

The Ubisoft Press Conference was excellent. The Division looks really complicated but awesome, Watch Dogs didn't explain as much as I had hoped it would but it was still good, and The Crew looks like a driving game I could actually get into.

Probably the weirdest thing at the conference was the Rabbids TV Show. I still have no idea how this thing is going to work, from what I understand it is an interactive show of some sort. I'm not sure how that will work on Nickelodeon but I guess we will just have to wait and find out more.

Sony Press Conference

Since their were so many games at this conference I am going to list my top eight instead of five.

Best eight games of conference: (1) Watch Dogs (2) Destiny (3) Kingdom Hearts 3 (4) Infamous: Second Son (5) Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag (6) Mad Max (7) Beyond: Two Souls (8) Final Fantasy Versus XIIII

The Sony Press Conference was absolutely epic. It started off scary, after showing off some PS3 stuff it soon went in to talking about TV on PS4. Just like the Xbox One did. Then it went into a completley different direction, it threw out game after game and was awesome. It hit hard with KH3 and FF Versus XIIII, then continued to do well with Mad Max and Destiny.

The best thing about the conference was when they announced that the PS4 would not require online connection and that it won't make you pay to use used games. Everybody was excited about that and then it announced that the price would be only $399, $100 cheaper than the Xbox One.

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Things I Am Anticipating from E3 2013

E3 is very close and this year a lot of things are going to be happening, with the new generation of consoles and plenty of new games, this year's E3 is going to be interesting. I find it hard to look forward to all the next gen console announcements because I know at least a few things aren't going to be so good, like the Xbox One requiring online connection once every 24 hours to work. Anyways, here is my list of the top 10 things I am excited for or to find out about from E3 2013.

1. Next- gen console information

2. Finding out about new games that haven't been previously announced

3. Finding out more about Watch Dogs

4. Ubisoft Press Conference

5. Batman: Arkham Origins info

6. Find out more about Metal Gear Solid V

7. The Elder Scrolls Online

8. Bungie's new game Destiny

9. PS4 game showcase

10. Battlefield 4 info

Other than these things I am also looking forward to these things as well... Rayman Legends, New Plants vs. Zombies game, Dark Souls II, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and Saints Row IV.

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Brett990's Game of the Year Awards 2012: Part 3 of 3

Welcome to part 3 of my game awards. This time I will announce my platform and overall awards.

Best Xbox 360 Game

Dishonored

Borderlands 2

Assassins Creed III

Mass Effect 3

Winner: Halo 4

Best Xbox Live Game

Fez

Mark of the Ninja

Spelunky

Trials Evolution

Winner: The Walking Dead: The Game

Best PS3 Game

Assassins Creed III

Borderlands 2

Far Cry 3

Dishonored

Winner: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best PlayStation Network Game

Closure

FTL: Faster Than Light

The Walking Dead: The Game

The Unfinished Swan

Winner: Journey

Best Wii/ WiiU Game

Super Mario Bros. U

The Last Story

Nintendo Land

Zombi U

Winner: Xenoblade Chronicles

Best PC Game

Diablo III

Torchlight II

Mass Effect 3

Guild Wars 2

Winner: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Handheld Game

Resident Evil: Revelations

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita

Mortal Kombat (PS Vita)

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Winner: Sound Shapes

Studio of the Year

Ubisoft

343 Industries

Gearbox Software

Nintendo

Sony Computer Entertainment

Winner: Telltale Games

Game of the Year

Mass Effect 3

Journey

Borderlands 2

Halo 4

Assassins Creed III

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Dishonored

Winner: The Walking Dead: The Game

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Brett990's Game of the Year Awards 2012: Part 2 of 3

Welcome to part 2 of my awards. In this part I will announce genre awards.

Best Action Game

Assassins Creed III

Sleeping Dogs

Mark of the Ninja

Hitman: Absolution

Winner: Dishonored

Best Adventure Game

Lone Survivor

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

The Unfinished Swan

Journey

Winner: The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Role-Playing Game

Xenoblade Chronicles

Dragons Dogma

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition

Winner: Mass Effect 3

Best Fighting Game

Street Fighter X Tekken

PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Dead or Alive 5

Winner: Persona 4 Golden

Best Driving/ Racing Game

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Forza Horizon

LittleBigPlanet Karting

F1 2012

Winner: Trials Evolution

Best Platforming Game

New Super Mario Bros. U

Spelunky

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Closure

Winner: Fez

Best Strategy Game

Civilization V: Gods & Kings

FTL: Faster Than Light

Crusader Kings II

Total War: Shogun 2- Fall of the Samurai

Winner: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Individual Sports Game

WWE 13

UFC Undisputed 3

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Winner: SSX

Best Team Sports Game

Madden NFL 13

NBA 2K13

NHL 13

NCAA Football 13

Winner: Fifa Soccer 13

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Brett990's Game of the Year Awards 2012: Part 1 of 3

This is part 1 of 3 of my game awards. In part 1 I will do 'oddball awards' like best story, best sound effects, etc. In part 2 of 3 I will do genre awards. In part 3 of 3 I will do platform and overall awards. The nominees are listed first and the winner is listed under them. Okay, so here are the awards for part 1.

Best Story

Far Cry 3

Mass Effect 3

Halo 4

Dishonored

Winner: The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Sound Effects

Diablo III

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Sound Shapes

Far Cry 3

Winner: Hitman: Absolution

Best Setting

Assassins Creed III

Far Cry 3

The Walking Dead: The Game

Journey

Winner: Dishonored

Best Graphics

Far Cry 3

Assassins Creed III

Mass Effect 3

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Winner: Halo 4

Best Artistic Graphics

Journey

The Walking Dead: The Game

Darksiders II

Skullgirls

Winner: Borderlands 2

Best Voice Acting

Resident Evil 6

Spec Ops: The Line

Mass Effect 3

Sleeping Dogs

Winner: The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Competitive Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Assassins Creed III

Mass Effect 3

Spec Ops: The Line

Winner: Halo 4

Best Cooperative Multiplayer

Halo 4

Guild Wars 2

Mass Effect 3

Journey

Winner: Borderlands 2

Best Adapted/ License Game

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes

LEGO Lord of the Rings

Winner: The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Ending

Spec Ops: The Line

The Walking Dead: The Game

Assassins Creed III

Borderlands 2

Winner: Halo 4

Best Writing

Borderlands 2

Halo 4

Mass Effect 3

Spec Ops: The Line

Winner: The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Gameplay

Assassins Creed III

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Far Cry 3

Mass Effect 3

Winner: Dishonored

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November 2012: Gaming Recap

This month was a big month for gaming including a new console release. Here is my recap of Nov. 2012.

The Wii U came out along with several good games in the launch line up. Super Mario Bros. U was the star of the release. Nintendo Land wasn't amazing but showed off the features of the system well, Zombi U had some fun moments was a let down, and several other games that released this year are being redone for the Wii U including Mass Effect 3, Assassins Creed III, CoD: Black Ops II,and several more.

Some of the games that game out were: Hitman: Absolution, Super Mario Bros. U, Zombi U, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Halo 4, Epic Mickey 2, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and there several more too.

November 2012 Game of the Month is.... Halo 4. Halo 4 featured the best story in the series by far, the best graphics of the series, and amazing multiplayer with several different modes. That is why I have no problem giving it Game of the Month.

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The Future Generation of Consoles

With the Xbox 720, PS4, Wii U, and probably more consoles coming out soon it's hard to tell what will become of gaming. The future may mean no more discs and all downloadable games, or more motion controlled gaming. Many things may happen but the important thing is that game developers continue may amazing games like Kingdom Hearts, Halo, Half-Life, Assassin's Creed, and many more. Games like Dance Central are fun to play for a little while but that shouldn't be the only thing there is and motion gaming can be fun but is much better when blended with controller gaming like in Mass Effect 3 and Skyrim with voice commands.

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