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Ubisoft E3 Conference – What I liked

And what about Ubisoft’s E3 conference and how they did, and what I found interesting. It’s kind of interesting how everyone said that Ubisoft was the worst conference so far. I will just say that I don’t agree, they showed a lot of interesting titles and they’ve learned from the past. It was fun, games that deserved time got it, times that needed less time had less time and so on. The only real complaint being that the Rayman demo took a bit to long, but it was fun to watch and so it’s fine.

There was a lot of interesting things here so let’s just take a quick look on each game here shall we? If needed, I will just make a separate post later if it’s interesting enough. So here we go:

1. RAYMAN ORIGINS
Not a huge title and not something I’m going to discuss further then: it looked fun and sometimes you need a fun side scroller.

2. FARCRY 3
I’m not a huge fan of the earlier Farcry games, but the feeling from the whole idea of “insanity” made me interested in it. The look of it is okay, not nearly as good as other first person games that have been shown so far. I bet all of you out there that enjoyed the other Farcry games will be looking forward to this.

3. GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER
Thank you Ubisoft! Finally! God I’m so thrilled about this game now. I’ve always been a huge sucker for co-op, not multiplayer craziness but co-op, where you and your friends fight through missions with all the skills and laughs you can muster. They just showed us a good looking FPS game with a 4-player enabled co-op. If I find 2-3 other guys to play this with, I will be playing this shortly after release!

4. GHOST RECON ONLINE
Guess what, they’re releasing a online FPS game. Guess what? It will be free. Guess what? I’m guessing it will be fun!

5. ASSASSINS CREED REVELATION
I’m going to let the trailer talk for itself here. I will probably make a post about this game later on anyway. ^^ (Also: LOVE THE SONG!)

Minecraft coming to Xbox 360

I already mentioned this in the post about Microsoft’s EA conference. So here are two videos for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

Battlefield 3 at E3 (EA conference)

So EA just finished their live show, to be honest I’m not a huge fan, I don’t like sports game, and because of that I feel a bit “meh” most of the time, going through so many different sports games.

Anyway.

A thing I want to mention before going into Battlefield 3 and how that will kick the ass out of MW3 (my opinion) let’s talk about some shit talk from EA. They start by saying that they will keep it simple, their show will be all about the games and game developers, unlike certain other companies that bring celebrities on to the stage. Being a hint towards Microsoft for bringing out ICE-T during the showing of Gears of War 3. And after a while… there they go bringing in American football all-stars on to the stage. When that happened… well let’s just say my jaw dropped.

BATTLEFIELD 3
This is the shit right here! The demo EA just showed for the game was stunning, looked great, and made you feel like this is an actual FPS trying to stimulate a somewhat more realistic warzone. It made me drool and long for this game so bad.

If Modern warfare 3 is the arcade game of war.
Battlefield 3 is the war simulator.

IMPORTANT DATES AND INFO ON BF3
They also announced a few other important things. To begin with: RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 25. This if I remember correctly a date not earlier revealed.
OPEN BETA in September. Online stats and community will be free! They mentioned to send a message to MW3, we do the same thing for our players, but free. Let’s see how they will react to this fact, will the new MW3 Elite online thingy also become free within time to fight against BF3?

Kojimas Secret

Who knows what it means. Anybody? <.<
Link: http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/e3_2010/

/Nurgle

Heroes Of Newerth reached its limits

This is not a bad thing in this case. And with limits, I mean available server space. After HoN opened the gates and became open beta, the amount of players skyrocketed and its now hard to find servers during the day for thoese who wants to host it up themselves. S2, that have been very succesfull with their clone of the very popular “game” DotA are planning to add more servers this weekend, and are also mentioning that “…retail is right around the corner.”

It will be interesting to see how many players will stick with the game after the acctual release. Myself im sticking with it, a 30$ fee feels about right for a great game that hopefully will stick around.

http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/

/Nurgle
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BioWare – Countdown to a next gen game!

… but what it is we dont know. A countdown on BioWares website is now set on 4 days. What will be revelaed at the end of it? Nobody knows. Even though it says “New” on the website. It may as well be a expansion to an already exsisting game, will be interesting to see.

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Assassins Creed 3?

Is there a possibility? Ubisoft just put a new video on their YouTube channel with the title: “Mysterious Video of Abstergo offices”. There is nothing in the information or in the video that tells us who we are seeing in the vid or what we are supposed to do. An intresting comment on the video mentioned that we might play as Subject 16, which is indeed one of the possibilites here. The graphics are also different from before, maybe this is a game for a handheld? Doesnt seem like it, but it sure is intresting to see where they are taking this.

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Nintendo DS-3D!

Yes, apparantly Nintndo is planning a new “DS” with the ability to play games in 3D without 3D glasses. Insane if its true! And we will know more after this E3 (or before if leaks happen).

March 23, 2010

To whom it may interest:

Answer: Release of a new portable console

The company Nintendo (Kyoto, President Satoru Iwata)
Nintendo will release 3DS “(temporary name)
during the tax year end in March 2011, games can be played with 3D effects without any special glasses.

“Nintendo 3DS” (temporary name) will become the new portable console to replace the “Nintendo DS series, which combined sold over 125 million copies until the end of December 2009, and will contain bakward compatible the Nintendo DS series and the Nintendo DSi series.

We plan to announce more details at E3, which is scheduled for June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, USA.

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Killzone 3 in the works


IGN posted yesterday with a quote from CEO of SCEA, Jack Tretton, if there would be a third game in the Killzone series. The answear beeing this:

“Well, we own Guerrilla Games and they did a great job on Killzone 1 and 2,” he said. “I don’t know if you’ll see announcements about it, but I can promise you a Killzone 3.”

To read it all go to: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/107/1078963p1.html

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Vanquish Trailer

From the creator Shinji Mikami that also created the Resident Evil series, comes a new game action packed game. Atleast that’s what we’ve been told, a near future conflict between USA and Russia and robots, and weapons and action and… let the trailer sell you the game hm?

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