Alright everybody, I think that’s a wrap. What a fantastic E3. I want to thank everyone who monitored this as well as our editors who kept the fort down while the team was at the expo. E3 may be over, but our coverage isn’t. We have dug deep and gotten a ridiculous amount of information from hands-on/behind closed door demos and interviews that we’ll be writing up formally and posting in the next few days. As always, keep an eye on the main site and thanks for sharing this amazing adventure with us.
Nothing better than ending E3 in a penthouse overlooking downtown L.A. at night.
If this event is any indication, the Taiwanese smoke constantly.
I think Core Blaze could prove to be an impressive PSO-type MMO. Plus, it’s F2P. Visuals and gameplay are rock solid and it’s still in Alpha.
Project GAEMS’ next product looks great, btw. — Beck
It was a good E3 this year! Got to talk to a lot of people, and even play some games in the process! Too bad I had to leave early. — Beck
Just interviewed the producer of Core Blaze. Seems like a promising F2P MMO
So Verne Troyer is here. There’s that..
Absurd that people will wait in a 2 hr line to get free Mickey ears
and that’s coming from someone who’s never gotten into that kind of game
MoH is amazing
Currently waiting to be shuffled into the Medal of Honor demo, so stay glued for some live updates.
By the way, as this blog is getting more personal, this has been Dack reporting all day.
I’m going to need rotator cuff surgery after having a 25lb bag on my shoulder four says straight.
Konami crew are very friendly in a non-fake way.
The secondary weapon ia a great addition to get some ling range comabt in and feels great too.
I love that some enemies are randomly hiding in boxes, yet don’t jump out at you.
What an ultraviolent game, though — chopping pieces into pieces? I felt bad for the sweet young girl giving me the booth tour.
Glad Raiden ia getting attention even though I liked MGS2 Raiden
MG Rising was srsly awesome. Doesn’t feel like MGS at all, but to have that kind of game in the MG universe is rad
The game glitched out on me when a enemy helicopter got stuck in a wall– apparently first bug of that kind ever. The dev team was very interested in that.
Interesting note about MG Rising: All media are being put on 360 stations and not PS3.
Star Trek looks to be really fun for those into the franchise or Abrams movie.
We’ll be about 30 mins late for Konami. Oh well..
Currently in line for Star Trek at the….THQ booth? I don’t even know anymore.
E’s booth setup has impressed me most this year. Very easy to get around.
Though to be fair, how often do you get to have a conversation with a babe about donkey kong.
The booth babes this year are skimpier than ever. It’s amazing how many people think they actually give a shit about gaming.
It reminds me a lot of Lost Planet
The drop in coop should satisfy many a live player
Dead Space 3 looks incredible, if not as scary.
Still amazed how ling people will wait in line playing a game they don’t care about for stupid free shit.
Jessica Nigiri makes a triumphth return!
Day three: GO!
Need for Speed Most Wanted is Burnout Paradise 2 in disguise
Crisis 3 looks incredible graphically — at least on super high end rig we played it on.
Sim City looks absolutely magical. Wow.
If you didn’t like old republic before, you may like the new changes.
Tank Tank Tank is fun but seems a better fit for the arcade.
The WiiU controller is very comfortable and very light.
It’s amazingly how often famous industry people are simply casually strolling around
Tomb Raider looks absolutely incredible. What a showing.
Checking out Sleeping Dogs now.
Barber throat cuttings!
The enemy A.I. will know something is wrong if you put on a disguise, yet they don’t know who you are.
At a Hitman Absolution behind-closed-doors demo. It’s looking to be the best yet.
Time for Day 3!
Just a heads up for those expecting pics — we have taken an ungodly amount, but due to E3′s awful w-fi, we’ve been unable to upload them. Check back tonight on the main site for the motherload.
Just met with Pixwoo. Very nice people!
Suprsingly, a large amount of people in attendance are not media but “exhibit only”. I assume these people either paid to get in and are somehow associated with the industry (ie Gamestop).
It’s amazing home much time people will spend playing games at a shovelware booth for free swag.
Coming 10/9 on ps3, 360 and PC
Time can be stopped
Or assisnate as you fall as well
You can possess people as you fall — saving your life.
Game can be played stealthy or brutally
Dishonored takes place in steampunk city powered by whale oil.
Launch in 2013. Any PC purchased within the last 5 years will run it — you wont need a high end rig.
Plot is about alliances fighting over Cyrodiil. Alliance battles have hundreds
Not a lot of info on screen. They’ve kept it clean. At first look, it seems like a single player game.
Meeting with Bethesda right now. First up Elder Scrolls Online. We’ll bring you live breaking updates.
Sitting in THQ meeting checking out Metro Last Light.
Very anticlimactic ending to the conference….
That’s it for Nintendo! Check back at the LiveBlog and main site for our exclusive show floor coverage!
Seeing how impressive the WiiU Controller screen looks makes us nervous about the battery life.
You home gamers can delve deeper into Nintendo Land, Zombi U, Wii U and Batman Arkham City at e3.nintendo.com. Not sure what that means, but enjoy!
Where’s the Vitality Sensor U?
WiiU launching this holiday with NintendoLand.
The WiiU still seems like its in development, but it’s hard to say it doesn’t look promising.
Awesome, only the player with the WiiU screen can see the ghost in the game. The other players need to hunt the ghost player, but can not see him on the TV screen.
Luigi’s Mansion on Wii U will use a top-down view.
“Have you ever walked nervously down the corridors of a haunted house to feel something sneak up behind you?”
NintendoLand has 12 games including minigames based on Zelda, Animal Crossing, and Luigi’s Mansion, Donkey Kong, and some ninja game.
In just for Donkey Kong’s Crash Course. I don’t even care what it is. That 8-Bit Logo stole my heart.
I still question if that controller is comfortable. Seeing someone hold it with two hands is concerning.
His name sounds delicious.
NintendoLand revealed. Looks like it’ll be the pack-in title like Wii Sports was.
NintendoLand said do for WiiU what Wii Tennis did for Wii.
The “NintendoLand” logo is certainly neat, whatever it is.
Ubisoft montage: Assassin’s Creed 3, Rabbids, obligatory exercise game, Rayman Legends, Sports Connection, Avengers.
No Far Cry?
Ubisoft is killing it this year.
Looks to be the best use of the WiiU controller yet. Give it to Ubisoft to be the first one to figure out new gaming technologies.
Looks like a lightgun game to me.
Gamepad acts as inventory of your survival kit, as a scanner for hidden items, and as the scope for a sniper rifle. Hack locked doors. Shake it to shake free of zombies.
Shake the controller to break free from zombie attacks.
Sweet, invetory is managed on the WiiU controller screen and you can scan objects with it.
ZombiU being shown at last, after its amazing trailer yesterday.
I hope we get more than that teaser this time.
Just Dance 4 shown. I said great games but, whattya gonna do.
Time for Ubisoft — aka the company with a ton of amazing games this year.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 coming to Wii U. First Tekken game on a Nintendo home console.
Looks like it’ll be a parody on a ton of movies — Matrix, Die Hard, etc.
They’ll be a portable version of Lego City as well.
Ok, the Mario pipe was cool.
Wow, I have zero interest in any of these Lego titles.
Back to Wii U — Lego City being showed again after its completely random debut last year. Looks like GTA but with Legos and without all the sex and violence. Or at least without all the violence.
3DS third party montage: Castlevania Lords of Shadow, Epic Mickey, Scribblenauts, and Kingdom Hearts 3DS (release this one already! Come on!)
Luigi’s Mansion 2 (now called Dark Moon) is detailed once again. “Heavy emphasis” on ghost collecting. Available this Holiday.
Paper Mario Sticker Star announced for 3DS. You collect stickers, which then become your battle options. A boot sticker is to “stomp,” for example.
NSMB2 releases August 19th.
Switching over to 3DS now.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 shown once again — “All about the gold,” there are tons of coins throughout the stages.
“Sing” announced, a Karaoke game. Gamepad shows lyrics while TV shows a sexy dancing. Not sure yet if you actually are supposed to dance with it like Just Dance or not.
I can do the liveblog Dack so you can focus on the stories
WiiFitU revealed — includes Gamepad support of course, which acts as a second screen for the TV’s events, as well as where you select your exercises and see other info like calories burned.
Trying to get actual posts up about these announcements as well, so make sure to have the main page open for full coverage. My fingers are literally falling off. Yes, literally, not figuratively.
Reggie just said “My body was ready.” Haha I love you Reggie, usually.
Tekken Tag 2 coming to Wii U.
Mass Effect 3 for Wii U??!?!?!?! — Leon
Scribblenauts Unlimited for Wii U let’s you create your own objects now.
Scribblenaut announcer’s shoes can be seen from anywhere in the room.
Wii U is getting an exclusive version of Arkham City called Armored Edition. Wii U Gamepad support includes gadget use, special attacks, etc.
Loving the graphical style of New Super Mario Bros U — Leon
Volume control on gamepad, can adjust WiiU volume OR TV volume.
Rumble feature build into gamepad.
Controller looks very nice. Hopefully it’s comfortable.
WiiU hardware will support two separate gamepads
I have a feeling we’re in store for some major announcements in the next hour. There is electricity in the air.
I miss my Reggie T-shirt I got for reserving a Wii. A man can only wear a T-Shirt so much before it falls apart.
Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video launching with WiiU
Pikmin 3, at long freakin’ last. –Leon
We’re going to see 23 WiiU titles on stage today. Not bad for an hour!
Black and white WiiU controllers. Was black announced before?
Miyamoto is adorable.
Just a reminder that any thumnail-sized picture we post can be clicked to made full size.
If you liked our Sony Conference Galley, check back later! We are taking pictures of the entire show and will upload them sometime after the show!
Waiting for Nintendo to start. Check back in three minutes for running commentary on the exciting events!
An LAPD helicopter hovered overhead in place as Sony Conference Attendees left the Briefing. Maybe they didn’t hear that this was a gaming event.
That’s probably be it for tonight, folks. We might add some pictures and stuff later tonight, but otherwise catch you tomorrow with the big Wii U reveal. Happy nerdgasms, everyone!
Sony’s conference is done. Thanks for the originality, Sony. It was sorely lacking from Microsoft.
The Last of Us is outstanding. Another AAA for Sony.
GoW Ascension will release March 12th, 2013.
God of War 3. You know how it is. I don’t need to tell you. It hasn’t changed (and that’s not a bad thing necessarily, right?)
PS Move is getting a story book thing now called Wonderbook.
PS3 will receive free exclusive DLC for Far Cry 3.
Far Cry 3 being shown — will feature full 4-player co-op.
Assassin’s Creed 3 PS3 bundle announced, will be available October.
Assassin’s Creed 3 (Oct. 30th) will have full-fledged naval warfare. Looks amazing, and the water physics are great.
AC3 Liberation will have a special edition Vita bundle, including a silver Vita (matching the AC PSP).
Assassin’s Creed III Liberation coming to Vita, featuring a female protagonist and taking place in the Revolutionary War like the main game.
Call of Duty Black Ops Unclassified coming to Vita this Holiday.
PS+ members will get 12 free games this month including LBP2 and Infamous 2.
All-Stars is on Vita with cross-compatible play with PS3 users.
Playstation Allstars Battle Royale … yeah, it’s a blatant ripoff of Smash like we all already knew.
You play as a girl with telekinetic powers and a link to the “other side” — mashing up the two dimensions. Quantic Dream has done it again… the presentation is absolutely unbelievable.
Ellen Page plays the role of the main character. Hot.
It’s called ‘Beyond’
Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain)’s new game is being revealed officially. Get ready to change your panties.
Dubstep! Yes! New and exciting!
Sony conference starts in 2 mins. Will they top Microsoft’s conference? Does white rice look like white on… rice…?
Well, that’s it for the Ubisoft conference. Sorry about the lack of photos, which will be uploaded later! Now, we need to catch the shuttle for Sony. See you there!
Watch Dogs is the most promising title we’ve seen so far at E3.
Ubi wins. GGs to everyone else but you might as well cancel your booths. — Leon
You can turn off traffic lights so cars slam into each other, creating a diversion.
You can scan NPCs anywhere and even eavesdrop on phone calls.
Fantastic teaser, btw. Spooky!
What is ctOS?
I hope anything affiliated with Tobuscus loses.
There’s female Countrstrike champions?
Covers 40 years before, during and after Revolution.
Templars remain the enemies in ACIII
Ignoring the horrible hosts, Ubisoft has already won the show so far. –Leon
Zombi U announced. EXCLUSIVLY FOR WII U
Zombie first person shooter up next.
Love the energy of Rayman’s director. He was freaking out off camera, too!
Soundtrack is incredible.
WiiU uses touch screen to solve puzzles.
5 players on WiiU for Rayman
Reminds me of Donkey Kong Country on Wii.
OH! Badass. It’s 2D with a 3D engine. Not as coo las handrawn, but I’ll take it.
Damn it all. 3D.
Pleaseeee be 2D….
RAYMAN LEGENDS. SO STOKED.
Aisha, on the other hand, doing great so far.
Please get this host off-camera.
“Girl Wood”? That’s not very Lana like, Aisha.
So far this host is awful.
BLACKLIST. Communist reference here.
Splinter Cell up next.
Far Cry 3 looks amazing, What else is there to say?
FarCry 3 is trippy as hell. — Leon
What you don’t see on stream: Producer staring up at gameplay screen. Lead designer playing through it. Console of choice? PS3.
Graphics look fantastic.
First gameplay snippet of Ubi? Topless woman. Priceless again!
Far Cry 3 Producer Dan Hay talking about Far Cry 3
No idea who this guy is.
Just Dance 4 was the answer
Seeing an audience of gamers awkwardly putting their hands up to Flo-Rida? Priceless.
Having image difficulties. Pictures are being taken and will be uploaded at the show.
FLO-RIDA (THE RAPPER NOT THE STATE) TAKES THE STAGE!
A lot of female dancers on stage to promote…can you guess?
Lights are down.
Before heading over to EA’s conference, we snapped pics of the show floor before it’s open on Tuesday. Pictures to follow.
Oh that’s the end of the conference. Trailers will be up soon on HG. Thanks for tuning in.
Crysis is due Feb 2013
Live Crysis gameplay demo. I think EA should show more FPS games.
NFS is due Oct. 30
Licensed cars, but will have damage (unlike most licensed games). Not quite to Burnout’s degree, but damage nonetheless.
Open world. Players compete to become the “most wanted” player online by basically just breaking every law imaginable.
Need for Speed Most Wanted 2, made by Criterion, the Burnout guys.
Seriously, just buy BF3.
EA competes with itself again: Medal of Honor Warfighter, using the BF3 engine.
All in-game battles take place in real-life warzones like Somalia.
Old Republic updates: new races, classes, missions, planets, etc., all due within this year.
In July, Old Republic goes free up to level 15.
Debut of previously-announced BF3 expansions (Close Quarters due in a couple weeks, Armored Kill due Sept., Aftermath due Dec., and Endgame due next March) as well as Battlefield Premium (membership providing early access to expansions and exclusive content, available today for 50 smackaroos).
New SimCity announced for PC from Maxis! Looks like a good balance between modern expectations and classic gameplay. Fully multiplayer as well, with integrations between cities.
Also a new SimCity for Facebook, but who cares.
Looks like part of the game takes place inside the belly of such massive beast.
New locations include a frozen ice-planet with a massive grasshopper boss beast. Pretty cool.
Live co-op demo underway.
This year’s “Worst Rated Company” says there will be 10 amazing games to show off. Starts with a premier trailer for Dead Space 3.
EA conference starting momentarily. Stay tuned for any major non-Madden news.
Thanks for following along with the MS conference. Look for all the game trailers here on HG as they become available!
Microsoft conference is closing with a new trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops 2. 360 will get DLC content before other consoles. Fans of Michael Bay will love all the explosions in this one.
South Park: Stick of Truth looks like it’ll be a hilariously entertaining RPG.
Time for more RE6 gameplay. Still looking as good as it did a few months ago. Still stoked that zombies are finally back.
Tomb Raider live playthrough. This game is amazing. New Lara is badass.
Bows > Guns. Tomb Raider is looking promising — Beck
Internet Explorer coming to Xbox (and Smartglass).
Use it to call plays in Madden, and draw custom plays with your finger. Halo will use it to show mission objectives. XBL integration for notices.
Microsoft officially unveils the previously-rumored Xbox Smartglass. A tablet that lets you sync all your devices so you can, for example, continue watching a movie from your tablet on your TV at will. It acts as a “companion,” giving additional information for movies you are watching like maps for some reason.
Support for several new entertainment providers — highlights include Nickelodeon, Machinima, NBA, NHL, increased ESPN coverage (including ESPN2, 3, and U).
Bing integration into Kinect, and further integration into menu navigation. You know, that feature that was revealed about four years ago. Been a long time comin’.
Gears of War Judgement; no gameplay footage, but releases 2013… Forza Horizon, featuring dubstep, releasing Oct. 23, 2012.
Fable the Journey shown again, after being announced last year. It’s a Kinect game, not a real Fable game. And its graphics are last-gen. Looks like a skip.
A sequel to Madden 12! Didn’t see that coming. Madden 13 and Fifa 13 both have kinect voice control for on-the-fly player substitutions and play selecting.
Splinter Cell Blacklist releases Spring 2013.
Use Kinect to talk and distract enemies.
Ubi reveals Splinter Cell Blacklist. Takes place modern-ish time in Iraq/Iran.
Yeah, Cortana seems pretty chatty. Maybe just for the demo? Looks good, though! — Beck
Live Halo 4 gameplay now. They kept it very similar, which is welcome. Sounds like Cortana and Chief talk with each other during gameplay.
Microsoft kicks it off with a Halo 4 trailer. With all the live-action acting, I thought it was a new Wing Commander.
E3 kicks off with the Microsoft conference in five minutes! Woooo!
Nintendo decided to kick off E3 early. Check out the official reveal of the WiiU Gamepad and the more traditional controller here on YouTube!
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