E3 update part 1

June 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm 10 comments

Wow there are seriously too many awesome games to blog about, so I’m going to do quick impressions of those which I found really excellent or interesting to note. Also, I won’t be writing large chunks on each game, simply because there’s just so many of them! However if you do have any requests on games which you’d like more info, please leave a comment below, and I’ll take a look. There’s at least 18 games I want to talk about, so expect more in the following week.

Portal 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac OS X)

Welcome back to Aperture Science

In what was one of the biggest surprises on E3 2010, Gabe Newell (of Valve fame) announced that he hoped to make Portal 2 on PS3 the best console version of the game, quite a stab to the face of Microsoft’s Xbox. From what we can see, Chell, the protagonist from Portal 1, is back, having been held in stasis for quite a looooong time. Everyone’s favourite AI GLaDOS is also back, and hasn’t forgotten what Chell did to her all those years ago.  One thing that is new is that the effects found in one portal, will bleed into the other. There will also be a 2-player co-op mode.

Where's my cake?

Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii)


Kirby may be the cutest thing on earth, but don’t let that fool you into believing his games are for the kids. Sakurai has had a huge following after hits including the Super Smash Brothers franchise, and this game looks bloody fantastic. It also has a co-op mode, where the second player is some blue crown-wearing, big-eyed version of Kirby. AWESOME. There will be new powers too. Trust Nintendo to make yarn exciting.


Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PS3, XBox 360, PC)

Don't worry Ezio. We love you too.

I never really got into the whole Assassin’s Creed business, but after watching a few trailers of the third main console outing of this franchise, I’m tempted to start. There’s a healthy multiplayer component in Brotherhood that ACTUALLY works. I enjoy games like Peace Walker where you need to build up your forces, and send them on missions, etc. so the fact that you’re building your league of assassins is a tantalising thought.

What a fag.

GoldenEye (Wii)

GoldenEye is back.

Nintendo had probably one of its BEST E3 conferences this year. The announcement of GoldenEye for the Wii was one heck of a surprise, and probably made all fanboys a little wet inside their pants, including me. However, it begs to ask the question, is it THAT necessary to revive one of the best first-person shooters in HISTORY? Some may argue that it may have been better to let the game rest, rather than risk a shitty upgrade on a console that has let down many hardcore gamers. Nintendo definitely knows how to bring in the gold.

Split-screen is back.

Lego Universe (PC, Mac)

Errrr... wut?

Who here loved Lego as a kid. I certainly did, and it has astounded me how much Lego has built itself, not only as a toy company, but also as a significant gaming one. Now I’m really not sure how a Lego MMOG would work, but when you think about it, it should work… right? I mean, you can literally do anything with Lego, so why build and customise your characters online? This looks like a pretty good MMO for the kiddies before they start on the hardcore stuff like WoW and the soon-to-come Star Wars: The Old Republic

Looks... interesting?

Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)

I don't care if this isn't canon! This is AWESOME!

Okay, I’m not too flash on the MMORPG market, but LucasArts really knows how to make a cinematic trailer. This CGI trailer was action-packed and simply awesome. Online, you’ll be able to have companions, choose from a variety of job classes such as bounty hunter, and Republic trooper. Lightsaber action will undoubtedly be in as well, and it actually works too.

Did I say something wrong....?

Third Birthday (PSP)

Aya, our 20-year old looking 35 year-old protagonist 😛

BOO YEAH! This game looks AWESOME! For the many not in the know, Third Birthday is the third game in the Parasite Eve franchise. Don’t know what that is? Yeah, I’m not surprised. In a nutshell it’s a third-person shooter where you’ll fight crazy-ass monsters. The protagonist Aya, will also have an ability which allows her to essentially switch bodies. PSP owners, make sure you watch this trailer.

Third Birthday in action

Metal Gear Solid 3D (3DS)

Who's Boss?

That’s right. Metal Gear Solid 3, aka Snake Eater will be coming out on the 3DS, i.e. in full 3D glory. After looking at a few screens of this game, the 3DS will be a definite buy for me. Developers state that they aim to maintain, if not, surpass, the graphical power of MGS3 on the PS2 for the 3DS. This port looks freakin’ awesome, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this next year.

Jack is back

That’s it for today. However, don’t worry if your favourite game-to-be hasn’t got mentioned yet. I still have PLENTY of games to go through.


Entry filed under: Videogames.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Baka!  |  June 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Seriously, this E3’s been epic. Kirby’s yarn was definitely a good way of shaking up the series. The coop looks fantastic as well. Of course Portal 2 looks awesome as expected. I was shocked when I saw clone troopers in The Old Republic. Seriously….OBJECTION! It does look cool though. The 3DS was soo cool…..ergh…need to save up

  • 2. justam  |  June 18, 2010 at 12:09 am

    This E3 had a lot of awesome content.

    Best news I heard though was GT5 getting a release date.

  • 3. ippius  |  June 18, 2010 at 12:28 am

    bahahaha it had to come out sooner or later XP

  • 4. K  |  June 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    RAWR! tons of games to buy… i’ll need to balance it with my figs T__T. I cant wait for the new AC… AC2’s ending just left me begging for more…

    • 5. ippius  |  June 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm

      i feel ur pain haha

      • 6. K  |  June 18, 2010 at 10:12 pm

        I guess the 3DS comes first @__@

  • 7. Hans  |  June 18, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    lol Kirby as a car in epic yarn… if only he could still eat people…

    • 8. ippius  |  June 19, 2010 at 12:11 am

      haha yeah this will b interesting. will it still b a kirby game even if he doesnt eat ppl… only time can tell!

  • 9. Baka!  |  June 19, 2010 at 8:41 am

    well if you look at the trailer it features a Dynoblade! I haven’t seen Dynoblade for so long! It’s a kirby game as long as Will-O-Wisp is the first boss!

  • 10. Reltair  |  June 24, 2010 at 11:05 am

    The 3DS, I can’t wait to experience it myself!


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