Almost Complete: E3 PC At A Glance

By Jim Rossignol on June 10th, 2011 at 6:00 pm.


Don’t look directly at it! Just a glance, that’s all you can take. Eugh.

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  1. westyfield says:

    PC gaming is dying!

  2. royaltyinexile says:

    Youuu knowwww..

    Take On Helicopters is also exclusive for the pc… /marketing

    • royaltyinexile says:

      Woooooh! (latent leftover American enthusiasm)

      This almost makes up for not meeting John. Though, I did have an introduction to his favorite “pulled pork” (giggle). So I feel I know him by proxy. Pork proxy (giggle).

  3. Xonolerp says:

    That Dust trailer looks impressive. It’s a shame it’s not coming to the PC.

  4. Eukatheude says:

    I wish there was much more stuff.

  5. Surgeon says:

    Yep, loads and loads of interesting stuff. But the distinct lack of any PlanetSide 2 news at all made it a bit disappointing for me.

    • westyfield says:

      I wasn’t disappointed with what was there, but I would have liked to hear something about Planetside 2. Even just “it’s still happening despite the closures” would have been nice.

  6. McDan says:

    My eyes exploded.

  7. RP says:

    I was hoping you’d get the chance to be more up close and personal with Shep. “This is my favorite PC games site on the internet!”

  8. noom says:

    Hurrah! Back to the indie games news, and non-Xbox trailers.

  9. D3xter says:

    You missed a few things.

  10. Robin says:

    Seriously: no Serous Sam 3?

    :(

    • Miked says:

      Listen to the latest podcast with John Walker and Dan, I’m sure it gets a mention.

  11. Rii says:

    I think Need For Speed: The Run could still work out if – and I say IF – the presentation at E3 grossly misrepresented the proportion of on-foot/QTE gameplay to actual racing. That might sound like grasping at straws, but there are reasons to think that this might be case: obviously in demoing the 57th NFS game they’re looking to show what differentiates it from all the other NFS games and why we should be interested in it. I think the concept behind the game is sound and the on-foot stuff could work well if done right, if it’s not all QTE, and if we actually have some investment in these characters, it’s just a question of whether the devs can pull it off and strike the right balance. And I’m not willing to rule that out just yet.

    Also, as much as they might be aping broader and arguably problematic industry trends, one can hardly accuse EA of simply sitting on their laurels here. In fact I think Need For Speed is probably one of the most well-managed franchises (of those with, say, >3 titles attached to them) outside of Nintendo’s.

    I’d go with Tomb Raider as game of show also.

    • Creeping Death says:

      Really? I’d go with Arma 3, BF3, Hitman Absolution, or Skyrim long before I would even consider the new Tomb Raider.

      Especially based on that E3 trailer, dear god it was irritating -.-

    • Betamax says:

      Tomb Raider holds a lot of promise but I think there were more impressive games on show. The BioWare fanboy in me screams Mass Effect 3 but I can’t stop thinking about Skyrim personally.

    • bill says:

      Watching the Tomb Raider demo reminded me of those old FMV games where your interaction was basically limited to pressing the button when told to… like Dragon’s Lair or the old pre-rendered 3d games that Cryo used to specialize in.

      Progress eh?

    • Rii says:

      @bill

      You have to consider the presentation in the context of both the game (it’s at the very start) and what the devs were aiming to achieve by showing it: the ‘new Lara’ and the tone of the game and how the game’s presentation facilitates that. I saw an interview with one of the devs in which he talked about how they didn’t want to show off (for example) the combat mechanics because doing so wouldn’t have conveyed what they wanted to convey about the game at this point: Lara the wounded, Lara the frightened and desperate. The whole game isn’t going to play like that presentation. There are a bunch of previews around the place offering a broader view of the game if you’re interested.

  12. caprisundad says:

    Torchlight II??? *whimpers*

  13. ZIGS says:

    I don’t see any Orcs must Die! which is looking quite promising

  14. Inglourious Badger says:

    Argh! I looked right at it! For ages! I’ve gone completely PC blind. That new Wii sounds good though doesn’t it?……

  15. Rath says:

    Some footage of a guy going through a pre-alpha build of Star Trek: Infinite Space, that browser based game we’ve heard so little about until now. Brief appearance by Michael Okuda, the guy who designed, among other things, the LCARS system seen in the various TNG-era series.

    Part 1: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-star-trek/716092

    Part 2: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-star-trek/716094

  16. Unaco says:

    Impressive. Much appreciation to the Hivemind and their tireless efforts.

  17. JonathanStrange says:

    I had been hoping for more from E3 truth be told but for the most part all we got was ‘official’ announcements on projects already known, usually in the form of a pretty CGI trailer, some new info on games announced long ago and… well… that’s pretty much it with a few exceptions.

    Was at least hoping that we’d finally learn something about Thief 4. That games supposedly been in development years now and we know no more about it now than when it was ‘announced’ via crappy website and the revelation it would be named Thi4f, which is stupid and I hope has since been changed but don’t know because no one knows anything about the game aside from the fact it supposedly exists.

    Bah Humbug!

    • Rii says:

      It’ll always be “The If” to me. ;)

      They’re probably wary of going up against Assassin’s Creed in the marketing/perceptions game.

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    dahauns says:

    Risen 2? Nothing new?

  19. Scandalous_J says:

    Last year was worse imo

    • squirrel says:

      Excitement strongly positively correlated with economic outlook I believe. Most people expect a strong economic rebound so new IT ideas are kept emerging. After the recession starting from 07/08 I guess hoardings of IT ideas have been enough.

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    Chaz says:

    A pretty underwhelming E3 for all formats I think. Certainly very little to get excited about. Just about every one of the big game announcements was for a sequel. I’m not saying that I’m not looking forward to playing the next Eldar Scrolls or Gears of War game, but it’s just all starting to go a bit stale, like a tasty chocolate gâteau that has gone a bit dry.

  21. squirrel says:

    Not complete…… you didnt cover anything from Japan!!

  22. FakeAssName says:

    PAX is like the E3 of PC gaming now a days.

    some console stuff shows up too, but for the most part Indie developers (the driving force of modern PC gaming) tend to like showing up to PAX over E3. Unlike E3, at PAX they can actually market their products to their potential consumers, instead of holding a marketing circle jerk where all they can show off to is their rivals.

  23. JerreyRough says:

    You forgot about Hawken mates.

    http://www.g4tv.com/videos/53603/Hawken-E3-Gameplay-Demo/

  24. RyuRanX says:

    Not bad for a console centric event. The PC’s E3 is coming in august and it’s called Gamescom. Be ready for a lot of announcements and PC gaming coverage.