The E308 award of mind-numbing rubbishness

Winner - Nintendo's E3 press conference

Oh dear. Where to start? Cammy Dunaway's Barbie doll presentation about her failed snowboarding trip? Nintendo's complete disregard for hardcore fans? The inability of anyone on stage to play a game properly? All these are good, but they don't come anywhere near to the horribly embarrassing four-player Wii Music demonstration, a game that actually made it as runner up for this award in of itself. The world was watching, waiting, hoping for a glimmer of hope that showed Nintendo still cared, could still get our hearts pumping. Alas, no. We know proper hardcore games are coming, but we wanted to hear about them at E3.

Runners up - In the Movies, Wii Music

The E308 award of go anywhere DIY open worldness

Winner - Far Cry 2, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Ubisoft.

There were loads of games with open world elements at E3. The whole go anywhere, do what you like, when you like it thing is currently game development's hot cake mechanic. But no open world game came close to Ubisoft's Far Cry 2, which has followed up its Ubidays 08 Game of the Show award with this coveted gong. The graphics are lush, the AI smart, the destruction mental and the propagating fire, well, that's just deadly. We've already pumped hours into the back to basics, no mini map 'I've actually got to think about what I'm doing here instead of running and gunning' gameplay, and we're gagging for more. We can't wait.

Runners up - Infamous, Fallout 3

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there is hardly anything original that doesnt look sh*t, except for dead space and lbp. only sequels seem to qualify. i suggest you look up goatse it has great reviews
Posted 02:02 on 01 December 2008
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Whoever wrote this definitely sways towards the xbox over ps3. Alot more xbox mentioned and everyone with eyes knows killzone 2 looks better than gears 2 which has similar graphics to gears 1 which WAS outdone graphically by mgs4 uncharted and crysis. Not being a fanboy just saying if you dont know whats going on the industry its articles like these you shouldnt read. Everyone has an oppinion even editors and this kind of stuff can be very misleading. Also wipeout hd and superstardust are better than geometry wars 2. Played them all a lot trust me
Posted 00:33 on 30 September 2008
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Thats a good question dave, what happened to prototype. it seems as though the game has been put on stop or summit, weird stuff
Posted 20:18 on 02 August 2008
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top ten games of e3 08
8.fable 2
7.resistance 2
6.far cry 2
5.little big planet
4.prince of persie
3.res 5
2.gears of war 2
1. mirrors edge

and one more thing why wasent prototype at e3 08
Posted 08:13 on 31 July 2008
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I hear ya Wido but if the game wasn't good this year then it completely and totally SUCKED. there were pretty much just sequals this year and no new good games
Posted 21:31 on 30 July 2008
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E3 this year appeal to me alot, with the likes of Gears 2, Fable 2, Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 plus Resi Evil 5 and Fallout 3. And the list does continue with Final Fantasy 13, and that short little video square enix let us see 'The Last Remnant' which looked brillant. Last but not least the God Of War 3 teaser trailer looking forward to that, and of course Little Big Planet.
Posted 20:13 on 30 July 2008
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gears of was the best thing at e3 for me,i like and other gow fans have been waiting for real game play,and we got it!
Posted 14:41 on 30 July 2008
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Fanboys exploded in a shower of anger and bile.


I guess the Too Human demo was the best thing out of E3 for me. It was released the day before the conference so I guess it doesn't count.

Therefore, the Final Fantasy XIII announcement gets the 'best kept secret' award, 'best presentation' is probably that "LOTR - Conquest' footage that arrived on the video section today (it looks really fun), 'game most likely to sell no more than 20 copies' goes to "You're in the Movies".

P.S. I thought the Resistance 2 footage showed off better graphics than the Gears 2 footage, but I might be biased in that I just don't get Gears at all having disliked the first one.
Posted 14:21 on 30 July 2008

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