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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!)

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/Alex
@Start And Select
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Mirror’s Edge – Best Game winner!

Just found out that Mirror’s Edge won both Best Game and Artistic Achievement at the Nordic Gameawards that was held on the 19th of may. Gonna try and dig out the rest of the winners from each category but I though you might wanna see all the nominated games. Here goes!

Best Artistic Achievement:
Age of Conan, developed by Funcom (NOR)
Englekræsj, developed by Ravn Studio (NOR)
Guppylife, developed by Guppyworks (DEN)
Mirror’s Edge, developed by EA DICE (SWE) *Winner*
Penumbra: Black Plague, developed by Frictional (SWE)
Watchmen, developed by Deadline Games (DEN)

Best Nordic Children’s Game:
Englekræsj, developed by Ravn Studio (NOR)
Guppylife, developed by Guppyworks (DEN)
LasseMajas Detektivbyrå: Kameleontens hämnd, developed by Bajoum (SWE)
Riding Club, developed by Artplant (NOR)
Skägget i Brevlådan, developed by Upside Studios (SWE)

Best Nordic Game:
Age of Conan, developed by Funcom (NOR)
Bionic Commando: Rearmed, developed by GRIN (SWE)
Englekræsj, developed by Ravn Studio (NOR)
Global Conflicts: Latin America, developed by Serious Games (DEN)
Guppylife, developed by Guppyworks (DEN)
Mirror’s Edge, developed by EA DICE (SWE) *Winner*
Trials 2 – Second Edition, developed by Redlynx (FIN)

Best New Nordic Talent:*
Puzzlegeddon, developed by Pieces Interactive (SWE)
Skybound, developed by Tumbleweed Interactive (NOR)
Symbol6, developed by Gogogic, (IS)
The Hunter, developed by Avalanche (SWE)
Vertigo, developed by RunJumpDuck Entertainment (SWE)

/Alex
@Start And Select
https://startandselect.wordpress.com