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#1 Posted by Eddie_the_Hated (5 posts) -

Button Masher writes:

[quote]at least two of the big players at E3 commented about announcements not made at E3 and games that were not on show. There has been no comment from Microsoft about the lack of Alan Wake at E3 but both Sony and EA are making hints that their Leipzig lineups contain something that a lot of people went away wanting after E3, new stuff.

Since an interview with Todd Sitrin in March, which mentioned that there were two new sports IP’s in the works at EA, there has been a lot of talk about what they could be and when they will show their faces. Facebreaker is almost upon us and so it is that we start looking to the future and what we will be playing next.

In my time with Peter Moore we talked about these games and when we might be finding out what they will be. While talking about the importance of globalisation and the timing of the announcements of these new titles he said the following.

"You'll hear some interesting announcements at Leipzig"

Fairly blunt and to the point. The full interview will be in one of the next ButtonMasher Podcasts.

The second bits of information came from Sony. At the PAL specific press briefing David Reeves said that they had about 12 announcements to make at Leipzig, far more than what made its way out at E3.

Some print media were given a private preview screening of Heavy Rain at E3. The developers (Quantic Dream) were also present at the Sony briefing and while they weren’t able to talk about Heavy Rain at E3 outside of the private screening they did hint at more open access to information about the game at GC.[/quote]


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#2 Posted by deactivated-5b4a512bb9699 (391 posts) -

I hope MS announce that the avatars thing was a hoax and they just wanted to see the community reaction to it.

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#3 Posted by SarazinRuin (161 posts) -
Joe said:
"I hope MS announce that the avatars thing was a hoax and they just wanted to see the community reaction to it. "
God I hope so too
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#4 Posted by Flexiable (105 posts) -

I'm already looking forward to it. I was actually considering going to this years Leipzig and it is relatively near in comparison to E3.

What're most people looking forward to at Leipzig then?

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#5 Posted by Josh9989 (34 posts) -

It seems leipzig is turning into what E3 used to be. Lets hope for a few more good announcements at this one, as I got quite bored by seeing all the 'mii too' stuff that companies were doing.

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#6 Posted by LouChou (491 posts) -

E3, like the dude on the balcony (Forest?) in Resident Evil 1, is just a shadow of its former self.

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#7 Edited by Eddie_the_Hated (5 posts) -
Flexiable said:
What're most people looking forward to at Leipzig then?

Sony will need to put up or shut up on the Killzone 2 front, and while I have no doubts they'll provide, most mainstream gamers still have the bad taste in their mouth that is the original.

I expect to see a title announcement related to Nintendo's new extra-sensitivity adapter, with the news that most games will begin supporting it (based on the rumors that the second accelerometer is already being manufactured right into the 'mote'). There's a possibility of seeing the new Mario/Zelda/Metroid games (I expect to see a metroid DS sequel), but I wouldn't put any weight on the Mario franchise, especially seeing as Galaxy is still hot off the press.

Microsoft had a fantastic showing, in comparison to everybody else, although them pulling the plug on Bungie's new project certainly got plenty of gamers riled. It's clear they pulled out most of their big guns at E3, as they didn't wait for their FFXIII announcement, so  If not at Leipzig, expect to see their new Microsoft published title coming up soon at an independent date that they set.
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#8 Posted by dillonator (167 posts) -

Personally, I don't see why people say it is not like it's former self and mean that in a negative way.  I never went, so I have no personal attachment.  All the old E3 did is provide gamers with all this hype about games with shiny shinies.  And then some of the games would come out as mediocre piles of shit, and consumers would digest them simply on the strength of game magazine hype jobs.

I, personally, was more invigorated with what the guys had to say about E3 and what came out from it.  Personally, as someone who doesn't go to E3, I could careless if there are fewer fifty foot tall diecast metal Master Chiefs pimping a game with shit single player capabilities. 

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#9 Posted by Batman (1018 posts) -

I just want a FF7 remake.  That's all I ask.

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#10 Posted by Krypton (349 posts) -

I cant wait!

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#11 Posted by mrzeal (94 posts) -

I hope the game Darren Waters told us all to hold on for finally sees the light!
Also I want better Wii games ( make that games not that weird ) and more anounces from MS...
I wish!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/07/is_the_mystery_game_revealed.html

Shalom :)

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#12 Posted by LouChou (491 posts) -
dillonator said:
"Personally, I don't see why people say it is not like it's former self and mean that in a negative way.  I never went, so I have no personal attachment.  All the old E3 did is provide gamers with all this hype about games with shiny shinies.  And then some of the games would come out as mediocre piles of shit, and consumers would digest them simply on the strength of game magazine hype jobs.

I, personally, was more invigorated with what the guys had to say about E3 and what came out from it.  Personally, as someone who doesn't go to E3, I could careless if there are fewer fifty foot tall diecast metal Master Chiefs pimping a game with shit single player capabilities. 
"
I think saying it's nothing like it was is referential to the fact that not even the developers anymore give a shit about announcing stuff there. It's almost an afterthought for some of them. Like, "Fuck it, we'll just get there and make something up at the time".

Batman said:
"I just want a FF7 remake.  That's all I ask.
"

This would be most good. Most good indeed.

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#13 Posted by microwavedapple (175 posts) -

E3 was good, I'm hoping Leipzig will be good too.

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#14 Posted by Locke (335 posts) -

Maybe Bungie will show their new game.

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#15 Posted by Disgaeamad (1404 posts) -

One of the main things I'm hoping for is more Star Ocean 4 media. The game already looks amazing and we've only seen a handful of stuff.

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#16 Posted by HipHopHitler (63 posts) -

Can't remember specifically but there was some talk that Valve might do a sneak peak of Episode 3 (don't quote me on that I may be completely wrong!)


But I'm still waiting for Alan Wake (for some bewildering reason), and some actual footage of Killzone 2 rather than talks about the PS2.

I doubt the Bungie thing will be announced but we'll find out soon enough. There is always the Tokyo Game Show.
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#17 Posted by Locke (335 posts) -
HipHopHitler said:
"Can't remember specifically but there was some talk that Valve might do a sneak peak of Episode 3 (don't quote me on that I may be completely wrong!)

But I'm still waiting for Alan Wake (for some bewildering reason), and some actual footage of Killzone 2 rather than talks about the PS2.

I doubt the Bungie thing will be announced but we'll find out soon enough. There is always the Tokyo Game Show.
"
Alan Wake is rumored(?) to show at TGS.
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#18 Posted by sizu (443 posts) -

I don't think we will see Alan Wake at Leizpeg.  MS recently concentrate on games coming out they year of the event, and we all know that Alan Wake is 2009 (hopefully).  Sony has hinted at stuff kicking off during the TGS.  Time will tell.

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#19 Posted by HipHopHitler (63 posts) -
Locke said:
Alan Wake is rumored(?) to show at TGS."
Yeah there was a announcement when Alan Wake didn't show up I think. Although they did say back in April that the media blackout for it would end "soon"
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#20 Posted by Locke (335 posts) -
HipHopHitler said:
"Locke said:
Alan Wake is rumored(?) to show at TGS."
Yeah there was a announcement when Alan Wake didn't show up I think. Although they did say back in April that the media blackout for it would end "soon""
Well, that's promising. I can't wait to see more on this game.
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#21 Posted by OGCartman (4330 posts) -

I liked some of the gameplay videos like Fallout 3 but they could of done so much more...

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#22 Posted by Aurarian (7 posts) -

E3 was a major disappointment to me. Especially Nintendo's conference. Most of the stuff they talked about was stuff we knew about previously. I really liked the new PoP, and the SFIV gameplay. Some of the PSN titles were pretty cool, but not much else. The FFXIII announcement was a huge thing, but that was going to happen eventually. I just hope TGS provides more stuff to drool at.

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#23 Posted by MforMaverick (132 posts) -

This E3, games wise was pretty good to me. As for the show itself. I felt like E3 lost it's electricity. I remember years past, I use to get so excited about E3. E3 use to be the superbowl of video games. I truly believe that E3 needs to go back to old way. Open to public, and nothing but fun! The ESA needs to realize its the people that make the video game market. If they let us go to show, we can give feed back on games. I may not know the cost of throwing a convention. But I do know that the people are important. I hope they go back to the days of the old E3. Rocking hard, and full of fun!

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#24 Posted by brukaoru (5134 posts) -

The title of this thread makes it sound like Leipzig will be disappointing as well, lol.

There's still quite a few conventions before the holidays, so we still have time to see some good announcements come out.

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#25 Posted by Nobility (299 posts) -

I expect Leipzig to be bigger this year but based on what was seen last year, my hopes isn't up.