1. John Carmack
As much as Watch Dogs surprised and impressed me, just that one video with Brad interviewing John Carmack excited me even more. Game announcements come even when there aren't expos to showcase them. But tech I only ever really get to see at things like this, where they bring them out just this once to drum up excitemenet and show them. It's true, tech really does lead E3 and what Carmack was showing was much more real and exciting than anything else I saw.
2. Watch Dogs
That isn't to say games don't excite me, though. Watch Dogs still has the potential to disappoint, disappoint severely, even. Hell, it may not even be coming out in years, maybe it will be delayed, and delayed, and what we finally get will be a far cry from the promise made in that video they showed. But what was in that video was exciting to me and I hope it is something that sort of moody science fiction atmosphere is something they can deliver on.
3. The Last of Us
I haven't really been a fan of Naughty Dog's Uncharted, to be frank. Neither the story or the gameplay impresses, and visuals usually come second to everything else for me in games. The Last of Us does look very unique, however, compared to the third person shooting of Uncharted. Here's hoping it can deliver on the desperate and dire atmosphere it sells itself as having.
4. Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 excites me not because it is said it will be a good shooter. I'm sure it will be fun to shoot people, it always is. Far Cry 3 excites me because Heart of Darkness is a great book, and an fps that tries for a plot that resembles that is just great. It's just great. I don't even care. That's crazy and awesome.
5. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Firaxis burned me bad with Civ V, but considering how much I love all their shit I still have faith, and I'm confident they can do great things with XCOM, so I'm excited.