It’s June and a major annual event is going to happen in Los Angeles, California and its E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), It’s that time of the year where gaming business will invade that city and beyond by presenting upcoming games and gaming gadgets to us. Companies and developers will try to attract as many viewers as possible, from critics, hardcore to casual gamers, customers and companies.
Game developers will show their lineups and battle it out on which has the better offer. Based mostly on IGN’s article “IGN E3 predictions”, I posted some keynotes which I think will be the spotlight on the Expo.
So to start off
During the last year’s announcement of “Project Natal”, it’s been the main event for Microsoft. With some mentioned games and also 3rd party companies with their releases on the system. Questions arise like, how will you play a motion controller without a motion controller? Or how can it sense your voice and body movement by not holding or wearing any instrument? Or whether it will balance the comfortable use for casual and hardcore XBOX 360 users? Or will it be a scientific breakthrough on gaming? It’s a very promising and intriguing functionality and I hope at E3 most of these questions will be cleared. And if I’m not mistaken MS will also sell some Natal at the Expo? (Oh how I wish I could get one by now).
Other than that, exclusives titles will be revealed a bit and to name a few Fable III, Gears of War 3 and Halo Reach.
Sony Play Station:
If MS has Project Natal, Sony has “Play Station Move”. Unfortunately the function does not look any new for most and tend to be compared with wii’s motion control to the next generation calling it as “Wii HD”. Critics were pretty harsh on the PS Move. However, at E3, its Sony’s 1st real chance to prove that their product is worth it.
Sony will also be presenting 3D Gaming. I went like “Really? Playing with those 3D glasses on?” well they’ll try their best to make you want this one too, but then again I wonder how will they charm the audience on this, lets hope for a good show for Sony.
To name a few of their exclusive titles are Killzone 3, Little Big Planet 2 and God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
Setting aside from the next gen consoles, Nintendo never fails to charm the crowd with their surprises. It’s PS3 vs. XBOX 360, but Wii did not choose itself to battle it out against the giants and still surpass its sales almost in every category. By doing this, surprisingly found itself smooth sailing on its own world by presenting us innovation and family oriented products. After the perfect score of Mario Galaxy 2, it would be unpredictable how will they wow us again on this year’s E3. In their portable section however, a new DSi-compatible handheld is at hand and its called 3DS. 3DS features a stereoscopic 3D but without the need for glasses. I’m so curious how will this attract audience, but it pulls dose, I’ll expect another triumphant for their handhelds for another couple of years ahead.
My game lineups are:
Call of Duty: Black Ops, Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: fate of Two Worlds, Crysis 2, Dead space 2, Madden NFL 11, Medal of Honor, Castlevania: Lords of Shadows, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Rocket Knight, Fable III, Gears of War III, Vanquish, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Final Fantasy XIV, Grand Turismo 5, Infamous 2, Killzone 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, Warhammer 40,000 Online, Assasin's Creed: Brotherhood, Shaun White Skateboarding, Golden Sun DS, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 and F.E.A.R. 3.
Game lineups are a little too many to mention but check out the lineups in this link here
Hurry up guys and pick your games ^^.
Happy gaming and viewing!!!