Wednesday, June 13

All Hyped Up And Nowhere To Go

It seemed like yesterday when I was thinking about E3 and wondering what impressive tech, gaming and innovations would be uncovered at the gaming industries biggest convention.

But while it's no longer January, E3 has come and gone and I'm not really any more the wiser. Here's a quick rundown based on a bunch of other sites that did all the running around for me.

None of the big three (Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo) are bringing out a new console or platform this year. Well technically Nintendo's WiiU is launching but that was announced last year. The most impressive tech was the unveiling of Unreal Engine 4 which is set to be the next big platform of next-gen gaming.

It felt like Halo 4 and COD: Black Ops 2 were announced as the doors opened with other developers essentially following suit and revealing their new releases straight off the bat.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Gears of War Judgement, Forza 4, Tomb Raider (yet another one), Splinter Cell: Blacklist, SimCity, Dead Space 3, Borderlands 2, Assassins Creed III, Star Wars 1313 and Crysis 3 were all presented to an eager crowd despite many (if not all?) we're already promoted well before E3.

One game that did excite and intrigue me was Rocksmith. As you may have guessed it's in a similar vein to Guitar Hero/Rock Band but instead uses an actual guitar. A simple plug adapter turns your electric guitar into a controller and the game teaches you to play a range of classics.

Coming later this year is Doom 3 BFG Edition. While you can expect more of the same awesomeness experienced from the franchise, one extra feature you can expect is a virtual reality version.

As you can see from the video, there are a few cool features to look forward to despite the hefty, potential price tag.

E3 2012 wasn't the most exciting for news but some awesome looking new releases are coming soon and are sure to eat up our hard earned dollars.

Keep an eye out for more follow up stories on the key games coming soon (I've been too lazy to send off the 360 so I have to write about something!)

Note: Thanks to IGN for all the running around. They're a bunch of good eggs with their finger squarely on the pulse. Be sure to check out their other bits and pieces here.

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