Posts Tagged ‘e3 2010’

Wolpaw & Lombardi Talk About Portal 2

By John Walker on June 16th, 2010.

Wakey wakey.

I’ve got the most incredible surprise announcement to make after the jump in this post! It’s going to be amazing! Start getting worked up about it now! Also there’s 1UP’s interview with Valve’s Erik Wolpaw, lead writer on Portal 2, and PR guru Doug Lombardi. It’s a slightly awkward interview, established by a very peculiar opening question. But it contains all manner of titbits about Portal 2, including how the game will manage to offer two-player co-op without breaking the fiction. Don’t forget about that surprise!

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id In Showing Images Of Rage Shocker

By John Walker on June 16th, 2010.

He should be staring in amazement at the detail behind him.

As promised in the post below, here are four new shots of Rage – a game we’ve seen very little of so far. But then it’s id, and therefore it’s remarkable to have even these. We’re very hopeful to see some sort of game footage video out of this E3. Imagine it! Seeing Rage moving! The last time that happened was August last year. Before that, July 2008. In the meantime you might want to try looking between the pictures below very quickly. The very, very impressive pictures. Mega-textures seem to be working.

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Brink Sure Is Colourful: New Images

By John Walker on June 16th, 2010.

It's a colourful way to die.

Bethesda has released new assets for two of the games on our watch list, Brink and Rage. (They also released shots of New Vegas, but they’re dreadful.) And they’re all rather pretty. So you should probably want to look at them. First off, here’s Splash Damage’s Brink looking all colourful and fun.

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For Science! Portal 2: The Trailer

By Alec Meer on June 15th, 2010.

“It’s on PS3!” says the world. “So bloody what?” says I. It’s also on PC. And here’s what Valve’s puzzl-o-shooter sequel looks – and, perhaps more importantly, sounds – like.
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Fate And Agency: Rod Humble On The Sims 3

By John Walker on June 15th, 2010.

Does he have more choice than you?

During EA’s E3 press conference last night there was one moment that was by far the most extraordinary of the evening. Rod Humble, the man in charge of the Sims, came out and began to lecture on free will. The corporate reason for this was the announcement that The Sims 3 is to come out on consoles this Autumn – not something we need to concern ourselves with, unless the changes and improvements of the console version are not also updated into the PC version. But that’s a concern for another time. Because as far as we’re concerned, this was a glorious moment of sunshine amongst the usual pomp and explosions of a gaming press junket. You can watch it below.

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Suited And Shooted: Crysis 2 Footage

By John Walker on June 15th, 2010.

Bloody hell, a Crysis 2 screenshot.

Also standing out, primarily for not being for the Kinect, is some footage of Crysis 2. (There’s lots more worthwhile games too, to be fair, which we’ll look at tomorrow.) Which looks pretty damned stunning. It’s apparently going to be a mixture of mission-structured shooter and sandbox. A sort of pick-your-own crazy battle town. There should be more clarity about all this over the next few days. Meanwhile go coo below.

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You Scared The Dick Off Me!: Bulletstorm

By John Walker on June 15th, 2010.

He must have had a mouthful of jam.

The noise! The noise! Make it all stop! Last year’s E3 Monday saw me safely hidden on an aeroplane from Seattle to LA, having just fished out the big scoop on Left 4 Dead 2. And how pleased everyone was! This year’s E3 Monday sees me in my house, writing They’re Back for PCG a day late. How times have changed. But in filtering through the noise of Microsoft’s daft-looking Kinnn3ckt, or whatever it’s called, Ubisoft’s announcing thirty-million games, and EA shocking the world by announcing there’s to be another Need For Speed game, came one loud cry: “Where’d this giant dick come from?!” That was Bulletstorm.

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