The E308 award of unbearable teasing

Winner - Bungie's confirmed but unannounced game

The rumours swirled. The countdown on tantalised, and everybody took the bait. Why wouldn't they? Everything pointed towards a massive, jaw-dropping reveal of a new Halo game from Bungie during Microsoft's E3 press conference. We all sat there, waiting, knowing what was supposed to happen. But Microsoft didn't comply. The conference ended without a mention of Halo, Master Chief, Bungie or third-person squad-based prequels. Then the countdown on ended early and was replaced with a cancellation message. The internet exploded, Bungie apologised to its infuriated fans and Microsoft began damage control. We were teased, unbearably, and then let down. The drama!

Runners up - God of War 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines

The E308 award of megaton announcements

Winner - FF XIII on Xbox 360

It set the internet alight. Fanboys exploded in a shower of anger and bile. Microsoft had somehow managed to prize Final Fantasy XIII, one of Sony's last remaining third-party PS3 exclusives, from the clutches of the PS3. Whether it turns out to be a shoddy port or not, the damage has been done. The point has been made. In the LA Convention Center we sat, expecting Microsoft to announce a motion sensing controller and a new Halo game. We got neither. What we got no-one predicted. It proved to be the most exciting and shocking moment of the entire show, and worthy of the term 'megaton'. Will the gaming industry, hell, will the world ever be the same again? Only time will tell.

Runner up - Wii MotionPlus (announced before conference)

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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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