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.