Microsoft just finished their conference at E3, and if you missed it, here’s the quick and dirty on what was presented:
First of all, the Xbox One is releasing in November, and will cost $499 US, no surprise there. It features, among other things, a Game DVR which saves videos and and publishes them to the internet. What was really cool though, is the new TWITCH live streaming integration for instant streaming of your games. Also, no more MS Points, they’re switching to real money. There is also no need to log on to enjoy Xbox Live Gold benefits anymore, letting anyone in your house play online in multi-player matches on your console.
But lets get to the games! Here they are, in the order they were announced:
– New Metal Gear Solid…looks really good, very exciting. Looks to be really story driven.
– Xbox Live Gold members get…
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Sony took the stage at 9pm EST (6pm PST) Monday night.
Typical of Sony, they opened with a huge cinematic show, featuring all of their characters and IP’s to a soundtrack of…you guessed it: Dubstep. Seems to be the popular choice this year.
Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Entertainment then took the stage. He started with thanks to the gamers. He thanked them for their loyalty and their dedication to the brand. He also thanked Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corp. who stood up and received a short standing ovation.
Then the show kicked into high gear.
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Nintendo took the stage at 12pm EST (9am PST) with one of the most anticipated shows of E3. They not only had the Wii U system to announce, but also a surging 3DS platform and games.
Yet, somehow, they gave us the most disappointing show so far.
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Today, at E3, Microsoft took the stage at about 12:30pm EST (9:30am PST).
They opened with a gameplay demo of HALO 4. It looks great, the gameplay looks similar to that of Halo 3 and ODST. There seems to be a new type of enemy shown as well, an orb-type foe that seems to be able to fly at the speed of light, interesting stuff. There was also some kind of fiery skull monster, looking scary and great. About 5-7 minutes of demo there, and it was pretty impressive.
Then, we got nearly 10 minutes of gameplay from Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The game looks FANTASTIC! The kill system of tagging enemies is back, and implemented in a great way here. Watching the demo-er take Sam through a desert-style level and silently killing people, while using the targeting mode to kill multiple enemies at a time made…
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It’s almost here!
Known as “the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products”, the Electronic Entertainment Expo or “E3″ trade show kicks off June 5, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It’s truly one of the most exciting times of the year for any fan of gaming or the culture surrounding it!
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about it this year as the biggest names in gaming are making some big announcements. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger stories that could potentially come out of the show this year.
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