E3 is very quickly becoming a shadow of its former self. A few years ago E3 was looked upon as the one industry event everyone involved in games wanted to attend - for many people who grew up playing games it was something to strive towards. But now things have changed. Where we once had grandeur we now have the mundane. Giant statues have been replaced with private meeting rooms and the endless techno beats have been muted. In keeping with the air of unhappiness surrounding this year's E3, read on to discover our Top 10: E3 2008 Disappointments.

10. Bringing one demo home

Do you remember the Lost Planet demo we got at E3 2006? That was part of Microsoft's E3 Bringing it Home campaign on Xbox LIVE. It was just one of many demos Xbox 360 owners were given access to and it made E3 all the more exciting. Since then we've expected MS and others to do the same, but this year it seems the whole Bringing it Home campaign and ethos has all but been forgotten. We did get a demo of Microsoft's Too Human, but that was it. No demos for Gears 2, Fable 2, Resistance 2, Killzone 2. Nothing. Perhaps Capcom spoiled us with Lost Planet two years ago, but we just wanted more of the same.

9. Where are the handheld games?

It can't just be us who've noticed a severe lack of new announcements for handheld games. We're not talking about yet another licensed money maker targeting kids, but full-on triple-A brilliance. At E3 2008 the only handheld games of note we remember seeing were Sony's Resistance Retribution, Konami's Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia and SEGA's Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Considering E3 has become almost entirely about showcasing the games due out before the end of the year the lack of exciting handheld games is somewhat worrying. Where are the new DS titles from Nintendo and Sony's blockbusters for PSP?

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home, really got me pissed off im just losing my interest in playstation home these day's it looked pretty cool when i saw it, if u wanna add me MY PSN IS zakariyaismail pce
Posted 23:57 on 14 October 2008
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wes i dont think it matter which is would sell more on at the end of the day,its about how good the game is.
by the way i think you have never played the 360 before as the r lots of well loads of games witch r not shooters.
Posted 08:48 on 27 July 2008
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For me it was FFXIII going over to that 'other' system. IMO its just not gonna work. I think it will sell, but not like Square hopes. 360 is all about gay ass shooters. Playstation has always been the home for JRPGS. Theyre gonna be sorely disappointed when FFXIII sells a sh*tload more on PS3.

Posted 00:25 on 27 July 2008
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Yass man

I think the hole gears of war 4 player thing was blown out of proportion. The game has always been essentially about the 2 guys. 2 player if fine it means they can keep the story in line. We know there was 4 in the original campaign but the story really is built for the 2. And about the new Horde mode, I cant wait to see what it is like and to get on with 4 of my friends and have waves of attacks, Sounds fun
Posted 15:41 on 24 July 2008
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@J-Man: So, you haven't found the SD-card slot yet?

You can get an 8GB SD card for less than £15 these days, and given just how tiny the Wii's save games are, how much storage do you need, exactly? I've got well over a dozen games on the Wii and I'm not coming close to running short of storage space - and that's with only a 1GB card in addition to the system memory.
Posted 13:41 on 24 July 2008
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thay should of come up with something that aint been seen before
Posted 07:42 on 24 July 2008
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FantasyMeister@ xboxlive

From my perspective I was disappointed that Microsoft's answer to the challenge of Sony's Home was a redesign of the 360 Dashboard and the introduction of avatars.

Software is Microsoft's core industry, I was hoping they could come up with something with a little more competitive.
Posted 07:38 on 24 July 2008
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i didnt find e3 the best this years due to lack of content on xboxlive etc etc
Posted 07:27 on 24 July 2008
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Despite all the mistakes that Sony did with the PS3, I agree with Kojima when it said that this machine is a Monster! I think that we didn´t see nothing yet! This is just the beginning! Remember the PS2´s llife cycle! :)
Posted 23:06 on 23 July 2008
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J-Man, they don´t care because they sold more than 25 million consoles! That´s why its all quiet!
Posted 23:01 on 23 July 2008
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I think Nintendo anounced...NOTHING!!! It´s a shame to see that they´ve become the ultimate gym wi-fi console! What about games?????????????????GAMES!!!GAMES!!!VI DEOGAMES!!! DO YOU REMEMBER????
Posted 22:58 on 23 July 2008
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I think Micros**t will be post on sale the new "wiimote" in the sexshops! Girls will be very pleased to use the wireless vibration tecnhology that also includes playing games.
Posted 22:53 on 23 July 2008
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Despite being the self-proclaimed biggest halo fan ever i seemed to miss that whole bungie commotion countdown thing but i can still see how its annoying...
Posted 18:50 on 23 July 2008
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how about nintendo's lack of a storage solution that the wii is in desperate need of. how long do they think 512mb will last! and they had the nerve to say they were working on something; but now it seems like its all quiet on that front....
Posted 17:36 on 23 July 2008

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