June 1, 2009

E3 Day 1 rap-up

It's easier to do these rap-ups than constantly update the site all day long. Microsoft's press event was today and it was big. I was right about this E3 being a big year (well it is so far for Microsoft at least) or, at least, I was thinking it.

  • Xbox Live will continue to dominate the world with update coming soon incorporating Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm, an improved video marketplace, and probably more.
  • Microsoft has been working on a motion-sensing add on of their own. It's not what you think. It's not what I though. It actually looks quite revolutionary. It does two big things: it lets you control games without a controller and it lets you interact with games like never before in a 3D space. Lionhead showed off something that can only be described as "artificial intelligence" that has you interacting in unseen ways with a character on screen. I guess that was their big announcement.
  • It turns out Crackdown 2 was the game recently formed Ruffian Games. It was announced and accompanied with a trailer, but that was about it.
  • Alan Wake lives! It was demoed live and will be available in Spring 2010. It actually looks pretty awesome.
  • Left 4 Dead 2 will be available on the Xbox and PC November 17th. Trailer was shown. RELOADIN'!
  • Epic Games releasing a new XBLA game this summer called Shadow Complex. Looks like a Bionic Commando/Metroid mix.
  • FFXIII 2010. (Big surprise there.)
  • Halo 3: ODST September 22nd!
And the biggest announcements of the show so far:

Actually, this is possibly bigger:

More vids up soon.

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