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mashakos
12-06-2011, 06:26 PM
Since this year's E3 totally sucked, let's follow up on an E3 when it was awesome.

*time warp to 1998*

Hello everyone and welcome to the official E3 1998 thread where we discuss what will be revealed on E3 this year, and what won't.

GAMES TO WATCH
I heard Konami is being aggressive this year with two new and original game titles: Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill. This could be an indicator that Konami will buck the sequel trend and work on more cutting edge titles in the future. Any thoughts? Let's watch some trailers.
Metal Gear Solid E3 1998 Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcli12wMLT0)
Silent Hill E3 1998 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwan7k3nOzg)

Some unknown Scandinavian company called Remedy are debuting their first game, Max Payne. How will this turn out I wonder?
Max Payne trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dYK5vbaJL0)

Blizzard came in strong with some kind of action RPG game titled Diablo 2
Diablo 2 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxnWjyvmpnI)

This might not have made a big splash, but it looks very promising. It's by a company called Valve. The game is titled Half-Life.
Half-Life trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYTvBnBmeaU)

...and of course the most anticipated game of 1998, DUKE NUKEM FOREVER!
the duke on E3! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omOPjBoClw0)


E3 INTRIGUE
Sega is keeping it close to the vest with their new console, the Dreamcast.

GT Interactive unveiled their Quake-killer, titled Unreal. Who will be victorious in this battle I wonder, Epic or Id? Only time will tell.
Epic are promising unrivaled 3D graphics, but no details on PC specs were released. Guess it's time to shell out on that new Voodoo II graphics card guys!
Unreal trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBijJ4cRfLw)

Nintendo showed up with a trailer for Nintendo fanboy favourite Zelda. This time with a new entry to the series titled Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. Will Zelda survive the transition from 2D to 3D?

Zelda: The Ocarina of Time trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOb1ERKIULE) - whoops, bit of a time warp glitch there!


Some other titles that weren't as big as the ones mentioned above but worth noting:
Sony
Syphon Filter

Squaresoft
Final Fantasy VIII
Parasite Eve
Xenogears

Oddworld Inhabitants
Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus

Bungie
Myth II

Crystal Dynamics
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Interplay
Fallout 2

Sega
House of the Dead
Panzer Dragoon Saga


All in all, a pretty boring E3 this year guys, was expecting AT LEAST 50 new original titles like we used to expect in the early 90's. Let's hope things improve ten years from now!

Mohorovicic
12-06-2011, 07:06 PM
So many good games...

8-bit
12-06-2011, 08:19 PM
is it just that video or is Gordon Freeman really 3ft tall?

Dexter
12-06-2011, 08:43 PM
You totally missed all that about Tomb Raider 3, Dungeon Keeper 2, Alpha Centauri, Prey, Outcast and them other games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o5_IOhOYOA

And some game called Thief - The Dark Project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlmMu53tZw0
Will Ultima 9 - Ascension keep the quality of the series up, will the move to 3D damage its popularity and what will Ultima 10 look like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfkhpRoVZx0

Here's a report from the floor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huZtJQawIy8

Anthile
12-06-2011, 11:34 PM
didnt duke nukem forever have a wicked quake 2 powered 1998 showing?

Uh, I remember that Anachronox was in the Quake 2 engine. Considering that DNF came out a couple of days ago... I think I have to sit down for a bit. This is just not right.


PS: Anachronox has 10th anniversary soon!

Bilbo1981
12-06-2011, 11:44 PM
Thats brilliant, puts things into perspective huh?

I remember all these games so well, we really were spolit for choice back then.

mashakos
12-06-2011, 11:53 PM
You totally missed all that about Tomb Raider 3, Dungeon Keeper 2, Alpha Centauri, Prey, Outcast and them other games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o5_IOhOYOA

And some game called Thief - The Dark Project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlmMu53tZw0
Will Ultima 9 - Ascension keep the quality of the series up, will the move to 3D damage its popularity and what will Ultima 10 look like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfkhpRoVZx0

Here's a report from the floor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huZtJQawIy8Dungeon Keeper 2! Thief!

EDIT: Was Ultima 9 ever released? I remember reading about it in Computer Gaming World at the time, but never actually saw it in stores.

Man, if only I had the money for a Voodoo 2! Well, my trusty Trident Blade3D and Celeron 333 will have to do for now :p

I have been hearing about a Glide version of the next title in EA's popular Need For Speed series, let's take a look:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCIDRyWUq2g

wow, now that's what I call HD graphics!

Another interesting title that was debuted this E3 was Shogo: Mobile Armor Division


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtyzK1Np3FI

I'm sure my rig can't handle playing it in Hardware Direct3D mode, but can't wait :D

Spacewalk
13-06-2011, 12:08 AM
I miss these times so much I could cry it's pathetic.

mashakos
13-06-2011, 12:38 AM
I totally missed an opportunity to make this a 3 day reporting thing :(

I just saw this clip, it's '99 but it was too good not to share. Check out the first 40 seconds.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZEUGmn88d8

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8-bit
13-06-2011, 12:49 AM
year of the sequel lol, just goes to show that nothing ever changes.

vinraith
13-06-2011, 01:47 AM
Great as the late 90's were for gaming, and all, it'd be interesting to see a list of the shit titles that debuted that year as well. I'm sure there were some now-long-forgotten stinkers on that convention floor.

Spacewalk
13-06-2011, 02:14 AM
Man, you've gotta tell me if they're showing off more Daikatana on the new engine my life depends on this. Sorry if I come off as a fanboy but I'm just totally pumped for this game ZOMG.

soldant
13-06-2011, 02:25 AM
Nice timewarp! Love looking at things like this just to see how far those games ended up going. I'm with vinraith though, the failures are almost always more entertaining.

Dexter
13-06-2011, 03:27 AM
*sigh*

duke nukem forever was going to use the quake 2 engine then they switched to unreal tech. but i am sure they showed dnf in 1998 at e3 running on the quake 2 engine

There was a Trailer in the main topic, but here you go again from the E3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5wwSti5FQk

You read that Preview in PCGamer last year? This game is going to be ace.
http://i.imgur.com/LhqOp.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/IEbzZ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/c6lmK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/oNlyL.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UErSF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/mejoH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/e8bnP.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/73kMK.jpg


Dungeon Keeper 2! Thief!

EDIT: Was Ultima 9 ever released? I remember reading about it in Computer Gaming World at the time, but never actually saw it in stores.

Man, if only I had the money for a Voodoo 2! Well, my trusty Trident Blade3D and Celeron 333 will have to do for now :p
Yeah, it was ultimately released but as far as I remember from playing the Demo it was unoptimized like shit and full of bugs, it was constantly lagging on my GeForce256 at the time xD
Here's the Introduction in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wsFJa9VgWA&hd=1

EA ultimately fucked Origin (like they did with many studios and are continuing to do right now) over and cancelled both Ultima Online II and Ultima X
Ultima X:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6B63lCNL2E
Ultima Online 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWumht6AuZo

Here's an article on why they cancelled two projects that might have been "World of Warcraft" before WoW even came out: http://www.gamestooge.com/2009/01/19/the-mmo-that-never-was-ultima-x-odyssey/

somini
13-06-2011, 04:43 AM
This thread his hilarious! I was too young to remember that Gamespot videos in 1999, but the best are those "unknowns" Warren Spector? Kaz Hirai? Gabe Newell? Hilarious! Also, PC as the primary platform?
EDIT:Atlus already existed? David FREAKING Bowie advertising Tomb Raider? Jake Lloyd(Anakin for those who didn't saw the prequels) in the Nintendo booth? EA Sports launching annualized sequels? Team Fortress 2? Star Wars was the COD back then? Gathering of Developers as a rebellion across the road form E3? Trickstyle!!

mashakos
13-06-2011, 05:48 AM
Great as the late 90's were for gaming, and all, it'd be interesting to see a list of the shit titles that debuted that year as well. I'm sure there were some now-long-forgotten stinkers on that convention floor.let me see...

crap games:
movie franchise games like Fifth Element and A Bug's Life
Ehrgeiz was complete crap.

it's kind of hard to remember the bad ones, while it gets easier to remember the truly great ones. Remember Grim Fandango? Baldur's Gate?? Freespace??? Falcon 4.0????

mashakos
13-06-2011, 08:07 AM
Man, you've gotta tell me if they're showing off more Daikatana on the new engine my life depends on this. Sorry if I come off as a fanboy but I'm just totally pumped for this game ZOMG.
Romero will DEFINITELY make you his bitch with this game. Guaranteed :D

Wizardry
13-06-2011, 03:11 PM
Great as the late 90's were for gaming, and all, it'd be interesting to see a list of the shit titles that debuted that year as well. I'm sure there were some now-long-forgotten stinkers on that convention floor.
Ultima IX as someone mentioned. Probably made 1998's E3 worse than 2011's on its very own.


This thread his hilarious! I was too young to remember that Gamespot videos in 1999, but the best are those "unknowns" Warren Spector? Kaz Hirai? Gabe Newell? Hilarious!
Eh? He was far away from being unknown in 1998.