At E3, being a gaming nerd is an entrance requirement. E3 stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo, and it is one of the largest gathering of gaming software and hardware developers in the world. The Expo takes place in sunny Los Angeles, California during the first part of June every year. The convention lasts for three days and is filled with glitzy and impressive “first look” displays of the new games and gaming systems premiering in the fall. This year, E3 hosted more than 47,000 attendees from over 100 countries, and 200 exhibitors that took up the better part of the Los Angeles Convention Center. I was there with fellow Modern Media Mix reporter Freddie Dickerson, and a dozen other SIU folks. We enjoyed playing Star Wars and Dance Central 2 for Microsoft’s Kinect, Resistance 3 for Sony’s PlayStation 3, playing many other titles, and checking out some new hardware, as well.
Here are some Game Titles coming out this fall and holiday season that were previewed at E3:
- Batman: Arkham City – Trailer
- EA Sports FIFA Soccer 12 – Trailer
- Star Wars Kinect – Trailer
- Gears of War 3 – Trailer
- Battlefiled 3 – Trailer
- Modern Warfare 3 – Trailer
- Resistance 3 – Trailer
- Saints Row 3 – Trailer (explicit)
- Just Dance 3 – Trailer (Anyone sensing a theme with the 3s this year?)
- Hitman Absolution – Trailer (My personal favorite trailer)
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Trailer (2nd favorite)
Hardware coming out this fall and holiday season that were previewed at E3:
New hardware like a Playstation 4 or Xbox 720 are not rumored to come out for at least another year, and so this year at E3 the hottest products were the games. At this stage in the console lifecycle, more money is being channeled into game development. Games like L.A. Noire and Need for Speed-The Run are investing in live action capture techniques to make the games more realistic. Consumers are demanding games that are better looking and more complex, and the demos at E3 proved that the industry is listening. Check back with ModernMediaMix.com for more detailed information about E3 and what’s coming out this fall. To see a bunch more E3 pictures “like” ModernMediaMix on FaceBook!
– Amelia M. Torre