Well, it’s time to pack up ship and get ready for the journey home. In the mean time, enjoy the 2nd shortest FEZcast about our final day at E3 with the best of awards and some change. We’ll see you guys next year! And incase you’re wondering, the special E3 song is Old Machines by Rig.
Unfortunately, a technical problem caused us to lose the majority of this podcast and forced us to re-record the whole show in 45 minutes (Because Johnny was LEAVING) so…It’s a bit raw and some were missed but all of the winners have been notified so we’re good to go!
I can understand why SimCity – or any in-depth strategy game – isn’t made playable at E3: there’s just too much to show in a standard half-hour block. Everyone knows I have a soft spot in my heart for the franchise, but previous iterations just haven’t raised the bar very far with fairly iterative sequels or just… weird games (SimCity Societies). With 2013’s SimCity – named simply ‘SimCity’ – EA and Maxis are about to finally reach the series’ potential. I got a look at the new city-building simulator today and I just can’t keep my lobes together because my mind was blown.
I wasn’t able to photo bomb a single picture at this years E3. This makes me very, very dissapointed. So, I began taking pictures at the worst possible moments in spite of that. That’s right, I made these people photo bomb their own pictures. As a result, I thought it would be fun to have you guys write what you think is going on in the picture. The first out of three caption contests will be from Nintendo’s press conference. If it makes me laugh out loud, I will give you a piece of my E3 swag. BOOYA!
We got a chance to hit up the world premiere of Noobz and even though Nick didn’t really like it we got a chance to get pictures and interviews with the stars of the film. Take a look below for the interviews with Jason Mewes, Blake Freeman, Matt Shively, Adam Sessler, Cliff Bleszinski, Carly Craig, Jesse Heiman, Billy Mitchell & Chenese Lewis. We also got some pictures of everyone below also. Read the rest of this article…
We got a close-up look at Sphero today, the “robotic ball gaming device” from Orbotix out of Boulder, Colorado. Sphero is a surprisingly sophisticated little remote control sphere about the size of a baseball that you control with your iOS or Android device (a version for Windows Phone is planned, they say). The device is durable, waterproof and instantly cute – Sphero can change colors thanks to an internal multi-colored LED.
It saddens me to say that I have not played any of the previous Far Cry games because I had a lot of fun with this game. I’m not going to lie, what originally intrigued me to the game was during the Ubisoft press conference, there were boobs! At first I had the game confused with Crysis and was like what are you talking about guys, I thought you were in some kind of special suit that allowed you to go invisible? I know, I know I need to play more games. Read the rest of this article…
While waiting in line for this demo, Keith and I both were talking about how the game looks like all the other war shooters on the market or coming out. Medal of Honor Warfighter uses the Frostbite 2 game engine so the map takes destruction. After getting briefed on what was going to happen in the demo, we got to watch a video showing the different classes that were available. Read the rest of this article…
THQ showed us a slice of their new WWII-based RTS Company of Heroes 2. Impressions inside!
If you would’ve told me eight years ago that a complex game like EVE Online would spawn a first-person shooter tie-in, I would’ve called you crazy. I think EVE’s developer, CCP Games, would agree. Promising an experience that ties directly into that game, Dust 514 looks to take persistent science-fiction shooterin’ to a whole new level. I got some hands-on time with the PlayStation 3 shooter and I can assure you, it’s something worth ripping your gaze from Call of Duty or Medal of Honor for.
If you’re going to play (pun intended) to an audience, you may as well do it right. Blake Freeman’s Noobz debuted tonight in downtown Los Angeles a block away from the convention center that’s currently housing the world’s largest gaming expo. Many on the media side of the red carpet premiere still had E3 badges slung around their necks as they stepped up to question the actors and VIPs involved with the film. Noobz is strictly a movie for gamers. There are overt references to games and its culture. Jason Mewes wears a shirt at some point that says “gamer.” in stark white-on-black and works in a GameStop-esque retail closet. Adam Sessler plays himself. Unfortunately, in its attempt to pay tribute to the audience it represents, it doesn’t quite come together.