Sunday, June 10, 2012

E3 End and Recap

The show was a bit slow this year overall, a huge dissapointment from the big console companies who all had little sparkle compared to years past.  Microsoft had Halo 4 and Nintendo had the Wiiu out on display as their trump cards, as Sony was pushing their 3D tech.  World of warplanes was quite an impressive display.  Sega was bringing back some of their classics, who doesn't like Jet set radio? was showing off Hawking which I got to play a bit, and it certainly felt mechy. Most of the time I was sitting in a booth all day so the little I got to see I'm sharing, also little is relative here, because I tried to see as much as I could.  Disney had a pretty exclusive prize this year, Oswald ears as a promotional item for their new Epic Mickey game. Went to Disneyland right after that wearing them, and their exclusivity  drove people nuts. Two employees tried to jokingly take then from me, and countless people asked about their origin and purpose.  good thing I obtained a few pairs.. :)

Was never really into call of duty, but black ops two actually has new and exciting content, like an rts element where you can command and switch between units real time.  Not to mention lazy boy recliners for their show, which was pretty swag.  On the fighter side, a new dragon ball game looked like you could finally kameameha with the kinect.  played a bit of kingdom hearts for the 3Ds and it wasn't funky like the other hand held systems.  Nintendo had a new Mario however don't think your skills will crossover, there are totally different physics, and gameplay elements involved, despite them bringing back old ones, like raccoon Mario.

Assassins creed three was nothing new unless you consider adding multiplayer a vast improvement.  Cry engine looks great, amazingly even on the consoles... However the games releasing on it are somewhat cookie cutter. medal of honor somewhat feels like call of duty, and crysis was kinda cool, but the gameplay looked somewhat like their previous one, weird balance of tactics, but the environments were pretty impressive, and multiplayer looked decent.

Enjoy a few pictures:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

E3 Day 1 Recap, Starting day two

Was stuck in a booth showing our game, MinerWars, for most of the day.  However I did play some planetside 2 and killed a few people before I realized it was online, server sizes of 300 players was pretty impressive.  World of Warplanes is being grandly showcased in a pretty gnarly booth this year as they are in closed beta, which I've had for a few months now...  A few things that caught me eye were: a final fantasy rhythem game of some sort.  There is also a Star Trek game comming out near the release of their new movie next year or so, don't know much about it yet but sounded interesting.  For my sister there is a new kingdom hearts for the 3Ds!  That's all I looked at really, hopefully day 2 ill get to see more of the show!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Nos drinks and badge

Awhile waiting for E3 to begin, you basically have ask you can drink energy drinks... And here its the lobby...

E3 First day

Getting ready from the hotel, eating breakfast ribs,  and feeling a coffee..

On the way to E3

In LA now, and I have to say the city itself is quite a hassle and a story... But took a look at the staples center for the badge holder, and the Nhl game was taking the place over so today in a few hours I'll be pressing E3!