E3 2011 Re-Cap.

We never made the journey down to E3 this year…or any year for that matter. We sit in a tub anchored off the coast of Scotland, what the f@ck did you expect?

However, thanks to the wonders of the Interweb we have been able to keep up with all the latest news from the conference and there have been some pleasant surprises for those of us who can’t kiss girls or still live with our parents enjoy gaming.

Proceedings kicked off with Microsoft and you can watch their entire press conference…sorry, Global Media Briefing in parts One, Two, Three and Four.

Some of the highlights include: Tom Glancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier gameplay demo with Kinect, the implementation of voice command on Xbox Home with Bing search engine, gameplay demos of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Gears Of War 3 and Tomb Raider and the ability to watch and pause live television through the Xbox system.

Sly Cooper, the unveiling of the new portable Playstation Vita, Uncharted 3, a new affordable HD 3D TV which pretty much puts an end to annoying split screens during two player mode thanks to some magical glasses were just some of the highlights from the Sony press conference which you can watch in full in the following parts: One, Two, Three and Four

Nintendo went all out and hired a complete live orchestra for their stage show, which took the level of geekery to heady new embarrassing heights. Their announcements included a shit ton of new titles for the 3DS including Mario, Kid Icarus and Kirby, a look at the new Legend Of Zelda and the reveal of the new console the Nintendo Wii U which you can watch in parts One, Two, Three and Four.

Game developers EA showcased their wares, including a look at Battlefied 3 and Overstrike and a slew of demos for some of their latest sporting titles including FIFA, SSX and NBA which you can watch in parts One, Two, Three and Four.

Ubisoft also took to the stage with a  host who was either really nervous or had managed to score himself a bag of pure uncut Colombian marching powder a few minutes before his presentation, judge for yourself in parts One, Two, Three and Four.

So there you have it, hours of footage, tons of titles and some examples of technology which will fry your brain, (yet somehow we still can’t find the cure for cancer?), below you will find some of our favourite trailers and footage of gameplay featured at this year’s E3. Enjoy.

Avast! Overstrike Trailer. E3 2011.

E3 is currently underway over in Los Angeles where the latest games and software for consoles and PCs are showcased to a throbbing crowd of sweaty virgins gaming enthusiasts.

Our good friend Grahame over at Past The Pixels gave us the heads up on this trailer for  Electronic Arts latest game Overstrike, a first person shooter from developer Insomniac Games, (Ratchet & Clank, Resistance), which, as Grahame as already hinted, looks like a Quentin Tarantinoesque version of Pixar’s The Incredibles.

B3gad! Trail3r For Mod3rn Warfar3 3.

Following a massive online leak earlier this month which revealed pretty much every detail about the third installment of the Modern Warfare franchise comes the first official trailer for the game.

You know when a company really want to hype up a project when they include a sinister klaxon as part of the soundtrack.

This game appears to take place around the globe with inner-city warfare being fought on the streets of New York, London, Paris and Berlin in what appears to be an attempt to make the game bigger than before. So much so that the scenes in what appears to be the Hudson River, crowded with submarines and warships, looks like the bath tub of an 8 year-old with ADHD.

Samuel L. Jackson Loves To Play Black Ops.

That’s not exactly true this is just some sad lonely character who has never kissed a girl on the lips before gamer using a Samuel L. Jackson soundboard while playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Can’t wait to see and hear the Graham Norton Black Ops soundboard in action.

(via I Heart Chaos)

Channel 4 News Goes All Brass Eye Over PSN Hack.

Following the monumental breakdown Sony has suffered in recent days with their Playstation Network, every news website, paper and channel have been featuring special reports on this story as legions of people, who are incapable of amusing themselves without the use of electronic gadgetry, are throwing party bags of Doritos around their living rooms in fits of rage.

But Channel 4 News have to be applauded for their coverage of the story, simply due to a moment of genius which you can watch at the 3.00 minute mark in the video above.

COD DLC Features Machete, Buffy, Freddy & Henry.

Games developer Treyarch have released the first official trailer and gameplay videos for Escalation, the second  map pack  in yet a further continuation of downloadable content for their blockbusting title Call Of Duty: Black Ops.

As well as the standard four new maps it’s the additional zombie content which looks a little special, this time around. Presented in a Grindhouse style, the trailer above showcases gameplay and elements of the Call Of The Dead as four protagonists, Danny Trejo (Machete), Sarah Michelle Gellar, (Buffy), Robert Englund, (Freddy Kruger), and Michael Rooker, (Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer), go head to head with the zombie horde aboard an ice bound ship in a frozen wasteland.

Now word yet on whether you’ll be able to play as each of these characters in a Left 4 Dead style co-op match, but once again Activision are tempting even more money from our wallets with this line-up.

N.B: Why didn’t they give Bruce Campbell a gig in this game?

What Time Is It? It’s Burger Time!

Do you remember this arcade classic from the late 80s where you played as chef Peter Pepper in a delicious little platform game called Burger Time?

If you do then look out your gaming napkin as the title is back and it’s been redeveloped into what looks like a glorious 3D experience for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PS3. The original title had you scrambling up and down ladders and platforms avoiding hot dogs, pickles and eggs along the way:

When Peter Pepper walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate. Once all burgers are completed, the level is finished.’

The new and much improved Burger Time HD, which will be released in the summer, remains faithful to the original premise but puts a much needed 3D spin on the game. Apparently players will be able to play as The King from Burger King in a special DLC add-on feature, as seen below.