In the past few years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has dwindled on the world stage. Once, the show that commanded crowds upward of 70,000 has been scaled back in recent years to accommodate more of the dedicated gaming press and less of the 'Wooo! Rad!' MTV-type arseholes. Apparently.
This year's show has generated a lot of buzz in the last few months and as such, people are expecting a lot of big announcements from the Los Angeles Convention Centre. The kind that make your head explode with awesomeness reminiscent of that dude from Scanners.
"Oh my God! Gameplay footage for ALAN WAKE? BOOM!"
Two games that will no doubt will turn the LA Convention Centre into a brain-painted bloodbath are as follows.
OH SNAP! Modern Warfare 2 goes to Rio, de Janeiro.
The NBA finals finally spat out one of the most anticipated trailers of the year. Bristling with all new locales, shady people and awesome face-stabbing, make sure to hold on to your hats for this one.
OH SNAP! Batman can grab plants out of the air like a badass.
Dr. Pamela Isley has finally made an appearance in a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum. While the trailer itself isn't all that amazing (Poison Ivy can control plants and stuff), what really sticks out from every piece of media leading up to this game is just how pissed-off Bruce Wayne seems to be. It certainly looks as if he ain't messing around.
To be honest, there's good news and bad news when it comes to E3. The good news is they is going to be an incredible amount of great games being shown. I'll try my best to cover all of them in the coming days. But here's the bad news. Pretty much all of these games are coming out in the fourth quarter of 2009 (known in the business as 'Q4'). So unless, you're some uber-rich nutcase with a crazy amount of time on your hands, you'll be lining up these purchases on your calendar for quite some time.