Continuing my quest to prove to the world that video games are awesome, I searched the floor of this year’s E3 for a few organizations that do just that on a daily basis. Amidst the frenzied atmosphere of this year’s E3, I was lucky enough to meet Ryan Sharpe, the founder of the Get-Well Gamers Foundation. Get-Well Gamers, founded in 2001, is a non-profit organization that supplies video games to pediatric sections in hospitals.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo wouldn't be complete without some deliberate form of competitive e-peen measuring. Nerds live and die by their hardware allegiances and this year's E3 was clearly dominated by the PC Master Race, with the platform coming away with the most wins for 2013's E3 while Microsoft's home consoles took second place.
Team Xbox provided some E3 coverage of its own last week, pulling together one video per day during the main event to give gamers an inside look at the goings on at the Microsoft booth. Now you can check out all of that content in one convenient place over on the Major Nelson blog.
Got some spare time on your hand and maybe a bucket of popcorn lying around? Good. You're going to need both to dive into all of these trailers Sony has pulled together from last week's E3 conference.
The microphone-snatching, red-faced answers, fanboy arm flailing and spittle exchange pretty much sums up what the Angry Joe interview with Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb was all about. It's just over 10 minutes of awkward, uncomfortable question asking and question answering. Also, I'm not kidding about Angry Joe having the microphone snatched out of his hands. For real.
Thief is due out in 2014 and, after watching Eidos Montreal Narrative Director Steven Gallagher show off the game during E3 last week, it's easy to see why the game, ahem, stole the show for so many media and industry members.
While E3 2013 kept on rolling on the LA Convention Center show floor, several developers took to higher ground, holding their press meetings in rooms tucked out of the way on the second floor. One such group was CD Projekt Red and their game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, was easily one of the biggest of the show.
The first Batman: Arkham Origins gameplay footage aired this week during E3. The trailer sets up the prequel's story while also showing off some of the combat.
If you've been following along this week, you will have likely noticed that E3 2013 has been full of announcements, trailers, demos and all sorts of other wonderful gaming goodness. I still have two articles coming tomorrow featuring two of my favorite games of the show, Witcher 3 and Thief. In the meantime, however, Sony has done everyone a favor on their end and compiled a massive post highlighting their E3 coverage on the PlayStation Blog. Tuck in for a long viewing session.
If you meandered over to the Marvelous/XSEED booth at E3 this year, you would have had the opportunity to get your hands on the delightfully stylish Killer is Dead. Behind closed doors, however, Product Manager Jimmy Soga was showing off a different section of gameplay, dishing additional details for the upcoming game along the way.
All companies showed up prepared for battle and dropped some mean games on the show floor for gamers and media to oogle and fawn over...games we have showcased throughout this recap with a ton of trailers. Also, Nintendo is back in it to win it, Halo 5 was teased and there are more games coming out than this recap could possibly contain.
Earlier today we ran an article about the Xbox One games at E3 actually running on high-end PC hardware. Well, a few of Sony's first and second party developers have stepped forward to comment how Sony wasn't all about smoke and mirrors...the games were running on actual PS4 development hardware.
So maybe you got to go to E3 or maybe you didn't. A lot of people who did go probably returned disgruntled, angry, excited, hurt, betrayed, overwhelmed and slightly violated...you know, typical feelings you get from being in prison. Well, one account of the journey to E3 was filled with tears, sadness and some mild sense of redemption and he wanted to share his story with the world.
Infinity Ward is stepping away from the Modern Warfare story arc with its latest offering in the Call of Duty series, Ghosts. Visitors to E3 this year had the opportunity to finally see the game in action in the form of an eyes-on demo. The setting has changed, but it became evident pretty quickly that Ghosts won't be straying too far from the heavily beaten path of the long-running series.
Following the live demonstration of Destiny during the PlayStation 4 E3 press event, I was pretty excited to get to my behind-closed-doors session with the game Wednesday afternoon. I was a little bummed, then, to discover that this super secret session was a replaying of the same section of gameplay with basically the same script. Still, there are worse things in the world than getting to see a rad game demonstration for a second time.