E3 News and Views
Like many of you I have been exposed to a ton of E3 media coverage. Rather than make a seperate story for each cool item that comes up I'll just put it all in one post and add stories that catch my eye throughout the day.
Read on for all the big news!
2nd Update added!
Blizzard E3 Website
Blizzard has launched their E3 website! They have a special section for each game with new screenshots, movies and info included. I downloaded the Starcraft Ghost movie and it's looking kind of like a Splinter Cell with more action and a chick in tight body armor. Honestly, despite Blizzard's name being attached to it I'm not terribly excited yet.
Nvidia Site Launched/Abduction
Nvidia has launched a new broadband website devoted to pimping their new video cards and showing off some of the games that use them. One title worthy of note is Abducted, a game created by Contraband Entertainment which has been made to use every feature on the GeForce FX cards. They are currently looking for a publisher and I don't it's going to take long to find one.
River City Ransom!
River City Ransom has been getting some buzz so far at E3. Not only is a GBA version of the popular game in the works, there is also word that a Gamecube edition (Thanks Pureboy) is in the cards as well. Not much more info than that so far but it's excellent news none the less!
Max Payne 2 Site
Sony Online Entertainment's Big Deal
EA reports that SOE will be offering an interesting bundle deal on a selection of their online games. For $21.99 a month you can play the following games:
- EverQuestÃ‚® (both PC and Mac version when it's released)
- EverQuest IIÃ‚® (when released)
- EverQuestÃ‚® Online AdventuresÃ‚™
- Station PassÃ‚™ Games (InfantryÃ‚™, Cosmic RiftÃ‚™, TanarusÃ‚®)
No Star Wars Galaxies but let's be honest, how much time do you really have in a day?
Grand Turismo 4 Shots
Gamefaction has a slew of Grand Turismo 4 shots up today. If you just look at the thumbs it's hard to believe it's just a game you're looking at!
I'm only going to do this once, I promise. IGN Insider has been providing an incredible amount of coverage and videos from E3 so far. An excellent 8 minute feed of Halo 2 in action, the Doom 3 footage, the full Nintendo Conference (512 megs!) and much, much more. They are currently offering 20% off if you sign up right now. I couldn't think of a better time to do it, IGN is kicking some serious ass with their coverage this year!
I'm done now, you can put down your stone and pitchforks.
Gamespot has Doom III Trailer
Including all the footage from yesterday's Xbox Doom 3 teaser, this trailer adds about a minute worth of extra eye candy. I've said it before, I'll say it again. In this case, beauty before brains. You'd be remiss not to check it out!
Everquest 2 Screenshots
Also over at Gamespot, they've got some snazzy fine screenshots of SOE's upcoming sequel Everquest 2. The images are quite impressive, but considering SOE's history with video engines, and worse optimization thereof, I shudder to think what the system requirements might be. You can check out those shots here.
More to come!
- Certis & Elysium