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Mon 01/06/09 at 20:48
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Okay, E3 is big and there will be lots of news being posted, so I thought it would be best to put it all in one place. I'll try to give you all a snapshot of what has been announced and you can go look up the info on the various game websites.

Microsoft Press conference:

Motion technology took a big step forward with 'Project Natal'. I'd recommend checking out the Milo bit from Lionhead.
Metal Gear Solid Rising on 360.
Halo: Reach
Forza 3
Left for Dead 2
Crackdown 2
Joyride
Halo ODST demonstration
The Beatles Rock Band
Final Fantasy 13
Tony Hawk Ride with new board controller
Alan Wake demonstration
Modern Warfare 2 demonstration
Splinter Cell Conviction demonstration
Facebook and Twitter on 360
Shadow Complex on XBLA by Epic Games (Gears of War people)

EA Conference:

Littlest Pet Shop Online
Charm Girls Club
Need for Speed Shift
Dragon Age Origins
Mass Effect 2
Fight Night Round 4
EA Sports MMA announced
Tiger Woods online and NCAA Team Builder
Madden 10 Online Franchise
EA Sports Active
Grand Slam Tennis
The Saboteur by Pandemic
Brutal Legend
Crysis 2
APB
Star Wars The Old Republic - Good trailer

Ubisoft conference:

Avatar - no footage
Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage
Splinter Cell Conviction (similar to Microsoft conference)
Tween Games 2.0 (like Imagine and Petz)
Academy of Champions (featuring Pele)
Ruse
Red Steel 2 (with Wii motion Plus)
Your Shape (with special camera for Wii)
Rabbids Go Home demonstration
TMNT Smash Up
No More Heroes 2 (no footage)
Assassins Creed 2 trailer

Nintendo conference:

New Super Mario Bros for Wii (up to 4 player co-op)
Wii Fit Plus
Wii Sports Resort with Wii Motion Plus (showed off some skydiving, archery and basketball)
Final Fantasy The Crystal Bearers for Wii
Kingdom Hearts for DS
Mario and Luigi Bowsers Inside Story for DS
Golden Sun DS
Women's Murder Club for DS
C.O.P The Recruit for DS
Style Savvy for DS
A movie maker called Flipnote Studio for DSi
Mario V Donkey Kong Minis March Again (with level constructor) for DSi
WarioWare DIY
DSi photos uploaded onto Facebook
Zelda Spirit Tracks (no footage)
Wii Vitality Sensor
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (with Yoshi)
The Conduit
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles
Dead Space Extraction
Metroid Other M

Sony conference:

Uncharted 2
MAG
PSP Go and Media Go and new app Sense Me
GT PSP
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker for PSP
Agent (PS3 exclusive by Rockstar)
Assassins Creed 2 demonstration
Final Fantasy 13 and 14 online
PS3 Motion controller
Modnation Racers
The Last Guardian (made by the makers of Ico and Shadow of the Collosus)
GT5 with WRC and Nascar
God of War 3

E3 latest:

Secret of Monkey Island remake for XBLA and PC
Tales of Monkey Island - 5 episodes for PC and Wii.
New Wii Zelda in 2010
Castlevania Lord of Shadows announced
Pikmin 3 mentioned but was not ready to show
Wed 10/06/09 at 20:30
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personally i thought the animation on the new AvP game looked amazing ;)
Tue 09/06/09 at 16:48
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Okay, Pikmin 3 was mentioned at a Q&A session and it was apparently not ready to show at E3. Might see something in the next few months hopefully.
Fri 05/06/09 at 14:02
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A decent E3 and decent coverage of the event too. I've made a note of 54 games that I'm interested in over the year and will be keeping an eye on them.
Thu 04/06/09 at 14:50
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Update with news of new Castlevania on game websites.
Wed 03/06/09 at 19:33
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That's my point - most realistic (and obviously non-realistic) racers have damage as an element of the gameplay.

To not have damage in a new GT game would be awful.
Wed 03/06/09 at 19:21
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I noticed but damage is expected, in my eyes, that I just took it for granted, despite it being a GT trailer.
Wed 03/06/09 at 19:10
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Too right - Sony racing entering the 21st century at last! (gameplay-wise that is - we know they can do gwafix :P)
Wed 03/06/09 at 18:52
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Grandprix wrote:
> Not a bad. Totally stoked about GT5 with WRC and Nascar in it.
> That should be awesome.

Doesnt seem to have been widely noticed, but the GT5 trailer has some car damage in too.
Wed 03/06/09 at 15:46
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Taking me longer than I thought to come up with the rest of my E3 thoughts! So much to say.

At the moment, though the big three in order of good shows are:

Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo.
Wed 03/06/09 at 15:38
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Considering that Nintendo basically announced a Pikmin 3 at E3 2008 by saying that the Pikmin team was working on a new project, I'm totally disappointed that we didn't hear or see anything on it.

And the Nintendo press conference felt like they were just throwing Mario at us saying 'Hey, we know what people want! More Mario! Mario coming out of your ears!' Although what they showed was good, it just felt totally flat.

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