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Kraus
05-31-2009, 05:21 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/16mc5e.gif

Press Conference Schedule:

June 1st

Microsoft
- The Beatles Rock Band
- New Tony Hawk Game
- Modern Warfare 2
- FFXIII
- Shadow Complex XBLA (Made by Epic)
- Joyride XBLA (Free)
- Crackdown 2
- Left 4 Dead 2!!!!!!!!!!!
- Splinter Cell: Conviction
- Forza 3
- Halo 3: ODST (Sept. 22)
- Halo: Reach (Fall 2010/Beta Access with purchase of ODST)
- Alan Wake
- Last.fm/Sky News
- Zune video
- Facebook/Twitter
- Metal Gear Solid: Rising
- Project Natal (Motion Sensing)


June 2nd

Nintendo
- Super Mario Bros for Wii
- Wii Fit Plus
- Wii Sports Resort
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
- Kingdom Hearts to DS on September 29
- Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
- Golden Sun DS
- Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion demo for DS
- C.O.P. The Recruit
- Nintendo DSI
- Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again
- WarioWare DIY
- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
- Wii Vitality sensor
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- The Conduit
- Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles
- Dead Space Extraction
- Metroid: Other M

Sony
- Uncharted 2
- Mag
- PSP Go
- Gran Turismo (PSP)
- MGS: Peacewalker (PSP)
- Resident Evil: Portable (PSP)
- PSONE classics on PSP (Final Fantasy 7)
- Agent
- Assassin's Creed 2
- FFXIII
- FFXIV
- Motion Controller
- ModNation Racers
- The Last Guardian
- Gran Turismo 5
- God of War 3

Reaper16
05-31-2009, 05:22 PM
I nerd out watching the E3 press conferences. They're so unintentionally funny.

Guru
05-31-2009, 08:30 PM
I nerd out watching the E3 press conferences. They're so unintentionally funny.I will never forget Sony's introduction to the PS3. It was completely craptastic.

TinyEvel
05-31-2009, 08:34 PM
I'll be there on Tuesday at the SONY speech and at the event. I'll chime in afterward if I see anything extra cool.

Guru
05-31-2009, 08:35 PM
I'll be there on Tuesday at the SONY speech and at the event. I'll chime in afterward if I see anything extra cool.Should be much better than 2006 was. Have fun buddy.

ZootedGranny
05-31-2009, 08:50 PM
Of the things we know about, I'm looking forward to Trico, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Alan Wake & Rock Band: The Beatles.

What I'm most interested in is what Valve has to show. I'm expecting extensive Left 4 Dead DLC, but I'm hoping for an Episode 3 announcement, or a brand new IP.

Cannot wait.

Kraus
05-31-2009, 11:30 PM
It sounds like a bunch of the japanese devs are holding back because of swine flu scares.


I'm excited for Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 2, and Modern Warfare 2. E3 of the 2's.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 02:47 AM
Last year was better.

http://i44.tinypic.com/2s11uub.gif

MoreLemonPledge
06-01-2009, 05:55 AM
I will never forget Sony's introduction to the PS3. It was completely craptastic.

RIIIIIDGE RAAACERRRR!

And...

Giant enemy crabs! Attack their weak points for MASSIVE DAMAGE!

God, I'm such a nerd.

keg in kc
06-01-2009, 08:30 AM
The good ol' days...

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Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:03 PM
Holy fu******* (http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/143/14351519/imgs_1.html)

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:05 PM
Microsoft conference forthcoming.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 12:21 PM
Holy fu******* (http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/143/14351519/imgs_1.html)

A remake and new episodic games? Awesome.

Saulbadguy
06-01-2009, 12:26 PM
Holy fu******* (http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/143/14351519/imgs_1.html)

Loved the PC game back in the day. I played it when I was 12 - 15 years ago.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:27 PM
Beatles!

Okay, this video is cool.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 12:29 PM
Anybody got a good streaming live feed? IGN's isn't working for me.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 12:31 PM
Anybody got a good streaming live feed? IGN's isn't working for me.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3174473

Or you could try this one:

http://nl.justin.tv/thajuggernaut

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:32 PM
G4's cameras can't show the gameplay screen well at all. This is gonna' blow.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:35 PM
I'm stoked to play The Beatles: Rockband.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:37 PM
GameTrailers (http://www.gametrailers.com/e3/video-press-conference/microsoft?hd=1) is ahead of G4 TV.

And that game looks really, really good.

I'm going to hold out for The Name of this Rock Band is Talking Heads, though.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 12:38 PM
Most of the feeds seem to be on a delay. Kotaku's liveblog is a few minutes ahead of them.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 12:38 PM
http://nl.justin.tv/thajuggernaut

Seems to be the best feed for me. Thanks Basileus.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:41 PM
That was fucking hilarious.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:42 PM
"Ummm, Hi. We're the Beatles. We... really don't know what to say, so... its a cool game, I guess."

Kraus
06-01-2009, 12:42 PM
http://nl.justin.tv/thajuggernaut

Seems to be the best feed for me. Thanks Basileus.

Well, that feed just froze.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:43 PM
No charts, fuck this, I'm out.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 12:43 PM
Well, that feed just froze.

Video game nerds are killing the internet.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:43 PM
"Ummm, Hi. We're the Beatles. We... really don't know what to say, so... its a cool game, I guess."It has really good graphics! I can't play it!

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:43 PM
No charts, fuck this, I'm out.
LMAO

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:45 PM
I want to see the Skate 2 team come running out wearing yellow security jackets and shove Tony Hawk to the ground.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 12:45 PM
Video game nerds are killing the internet.

It seems most feeds are failing right now. You'd think they could work this out by now.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:47 PM
I've got G4 on my TV, motherbitches. Also, I'm unemployed.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:47 PM
Fuck Ride, worst game. SKATE OWNZ 4 LYFE

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 12:48 PM
Modern Warfare 2

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 12:48 PM
This one seems to work now.

http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/e309/default.htm

Just adjust connection speed if it stutters.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 12:48 PM
Hopefully they'll show some live gameplay after the old reveal trailer.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:48 PM
/Casual gamer boner

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 12:50 PM
/Casual gamer boner

Just wait till You're in the Movies 2 is unveiled.

Buck
06-01-2009, 12:50 PM
Is MS killing it like they did last year?

If they get MGS4, I'll be pissed.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:51 PM
And now, experience social-physical gameplay like never before with the new, Infinity Ward Icepick controllers!

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 12:52 PM
Modern Warfare: Ice Climber

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:54 PM
hands hands haaaaands

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:54 PM
Modern Warfare: Ice Climber
Sgt. Popo and Lt. Nana.

Buck
06-01-2009, 12:54 PM
Is there any kind of twitter page for the E3 reveals?

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:55 PM
I know it was like 10 minutes ago, but I still can't get over wincing at Tony Hawk popping off industry buzzwords like "social-physical gameplay."

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 12:55 PM
Is there any kind of twitter page for the E3 reveals?

Kotaku is running a live blog for each of the conferences.

http://kotaku.com/5273134/microsofts-e3-expo-live-blog

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:56 PM
Is there any kind of twitter page for the E3 reveals?
I'd do it, but I'm too busy eating mini corn dogs.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 12:57 PM
YO SOAP, HIT DAT BIGASS RAMP!

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:57 PM
Everyone in the crowd is secretly hating IW for not showing off multiplayer.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:57 PM
Yeah! Our game is shipping incomplete out of the box!

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 12:58 PM
Final Fantasy 13

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 12:59 PM
I would like to take the translator out to dinner.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:00 PM
Thrilling game..gam...gamepla*yawn*

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:01 PM
I would like to take the translator out to dinner.
Yes, I realize that she looks 15. I would be using her to get into Chuck E Cheese's.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:03 PM
Lips 2: Botox Edition.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:03 PM
"From this point on...every single game, demo, and experience will be available only on Xbox 360."

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:03 PM
Ask her who did her hair when you take her to Chuck E Cheese, because I also wish to cover 45% of my face.

Oh no, Cliffy B's little buddy is having problems.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:03 PM
Cliffy B's Bill Gates shirt is much better than Donald Mustard's mic.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:03 PM
Shadow Complex XBLA game from Epic

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:04 PM
This game looks like Gears of Metroid.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 01:04 PM
Microphone fail.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 01:06 PM
LOL it glitched.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:07 PM
What, no car controller for social-physical gameplay?

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:07 PM
Well it's free...

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:08 PM
CRACKDOWN 2!!

YEs!

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:08 PM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

CRACKDOWN MOTHERFUCKING 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:09 PM
I was just dying for a sequel to Crackdown. I wonder if it will come with a Halo 4 multiplayer beta.

Saulbadguy
06-01-2009, 01:09 PM
Ok, have there been any huge announcements yet akin to last year with FF13? From reading this thread, I have no idea W-T-F is going on.

I will probably buy a 360 just to play Monkey Island again - hah.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:10 PM
HOLY FUCKING SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

L4D2: NOLA

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Genuinely happy about Left 4 Dead 2.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:10 PM
I was just dying for a sequel to Crackdown. I wonder if it will come with a Halo 4 multiplayer beta.

Halo: Reach beta?

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:11 PM
Left 4 Dead 2 - 360/PC exclusive, 11/17 release.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 01:11 PM
Genuinely happy about Left 4 Dead 2.

Agreed!

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:11 PM
"From this point on...every single game, demo, and experience will be available only on Xbox 360."

For what game?

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:11 PM
I started jumping around the room at Crackdown 2 and began squealing at L4D2. Howpathetic.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:12 PM
Splinter Cell Conviction being shown.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 01:12 PM
Splinter Cell: Conviction looks a lot more promising than it did a while ago.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:13 PM
For what game?

So far?

Crackdown 2
Left for Dead 2
Splinter Cell Conviction
Shadow Complex
Joy Ride

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:13 PM
Stylish as fuuuuck.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:15 PM
I've had a good feeling about the new Splinter Cell since they've totally reworked it.

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:15 PM
Damn. Crackdown 2 and L4D2 would have been a nice addition to the PS3.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:17 PM
Damn. Crackdown 2 and L4D2 would have been a nice addition to the PS3.

Well Microsoft owns the Crackdown IP so it couldn't have been on the PS3.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 01:17 PM
Splinter Cell: The Bourne Identity

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:18 PM
I'm a fan of the stylish sort of projection onto the walls of Sam's mind.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:18 PM
Forza 3 probably coming next.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:18 PM
Forza 3 should be, y'know, p. good

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:20 PM
Damn Forza 3 looks a lot better than Forza 2.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:20 PM
There was no cockpit cam in 2, was there?

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:22 PM
Well Microsoft owns the Crackdown IP so it couldn't have been on the PS3.

Okay, I didn't know this. Crackdown was awesome.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:22 PM
There was no cockpit cam in 2, was there?

I'm pretty sure it wasn't.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:22 PM
I don't get why Forza 3 needs this big reveal. You know what you're going to get with Forza 3: a racing sim that plays really well.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:23 PM
RJ De Vera is adorable!

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:24 PM
The Fast & the Forzious. WTF is this arcade shit?

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:24 PM
I don't get why Forza 3 needs this big reveal. You know what you're going to get with Forza 3: a racing sim that plays really well.

It's one of Microsoft biggest first party titles and hadn't officially been announced. They had to feature it at E3 when it's coming out in October, especially when they need to counter the hype GT5 will get.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:25 PM
Halo ODST

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:28 PM
Halo 1 pistol is back.

Halo 1 fanboys redeemed.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:29 PM
Halo 1 pistol is back.

ROFL
About fucking time. That shit had better be in multiplayer.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:30 PM
September 22 for Halo ODST.

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:30 PM
Is Bungie still making Halo Xbox exclusive?

I thought I heard something a while back that they broke off their exclusivity.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:31 PM
New Bungie game!

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:31 PM
Is Bungie still making Halo Xbox exclusive?

I thought I heard something a while back that they broke off their exclusivity.

Microsoft owns the Halo ip. Bungie can make games for other systems, just not Halo.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:32 PM
Yeah, it's Halo: Reach.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:32 PM
And we still don't know wtf Halo: Reach[ing for the udder of the cash cow] is.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:32 PM
ALAN

WAKE

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Alan Wake lives!

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Microsoft owns the Halo ip. Bungie can make games for other systems, just not Halo.

Okay.

What does IP stand for by the way?

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:33 PM
ALAN WAKE

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Ees so reeeeeeeal!

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Okay.

What does IP stand for by the way?
intellectual property

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Okay.

What does IP stand for by the way?Intellectual property.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:34 PM
And we still don't know wtf Halo: Reach[ing for the udder of the cash cow] is.

We'll know soon as the beta ships with ODST.

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:34 PM
intellectual property

Intellectual property.

Thanks, Rep

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:36 PM
4 8 15 16 23 42 4 8 15 16 23 42 4 8 15 16 23 42

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:37 PM
Flashlights are mad dangerous yo

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:37 PM
So jealous about Alan Wake. That game looks so bad ass.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:39 PM
Spring 2010.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:39 PM
I'm seriously stoked about the road flares.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:40 PM
Alan Wake looks linear and weird but ultimately quite interesting.

Oh fuck, Last.fm. That's awesome.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:40 PM
Oh fuck, Last.fm. That's awesome.
And free at that. Yay!

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:41 PM
Awesome with last.fm if there's ingame playback.

Editing your Netflix queue from live is great.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:41 PM
Awesome with last.fm if there's ingame playback.
Exactly.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:44 PM
Let's stock up on JOE DON BAKER movies.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:45 PM
okay, just add a fucking internet browser at this point

Felicia Day knows Joss Whedon, how can she be nervous?

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:45 PM
Looks like a good way to replicate the MST3K experience with friends.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:46 PM
okay, just add a fucking internet browser at this point

Do you really want IE on your 360?

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:46 PM
Alan Wake looks linear and weird but ultimately quite interesting.

Oh ****, Last.fm. That's awesome.

Damn, from what I read it didn't sound linear at all.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:47 PM
Do you really want IE on your 360?Rrrrrrright.

Nevermind.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 01:49 PM
Facebook/Twitter

:doh!:

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:49 PM
Do you really want IE on your 360?

Sounds like a virus waiting to happen.

If they had something like PS3's browser, it would kick ass.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:50 PM
OH MY GODDDDDDDDD

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:50 PM
Kojima!

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:50 PM
DON'T BLAME ME, I'M HIDEO

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:50 PM
MGS Rising!

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:50 PM
Haha, TinyEvel.

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:50 PM
I don't know what they said, but you saying OMG and you saying Kojima scares me.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:51 PM
No 4? Awwww.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:51 PM
Oh, Raiden.

nevermind.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:52 PM
I don't know what they said, but you saying OMG and you saying Kojima scares me.MGS Rising to 360.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:52 PM
Microsoft and Kojima just killed the internet.

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:53 PM
http://www.nerve.com/CS/blogs/61fps/2009/01/facepalm.jpg

No 4? Thats a mini-win I guess.

FWIW, there is a jab at the 360 in MGS4.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:53 PM
oh fuck

XBox EyeToy, oh joy

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:53 PM
The only person that clapped for the Raiden game was a guy on stage.

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:54 PM
Camera time!

Kraus
06-01-2009, 01:54 PM
http://www.nerve.com/CS/blogs/61fps/2009/01/facepalm.jpg

No 4? Thats a mini-win I guess.

FWIW, there is a jab at the 360 in MGS4.

Raiden... worst video game character ever.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:54 PM
NO. NO MOTION CONTROL IT IS DUMB.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:55 PM
This is the worst thing ever.

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:55 PM
Wait. Please explain to me, what is MGS Rising?

Is it just a retooled name of another MGS game?

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:56 PM
lolllllllll

didn't they JUST promote Tony Hawk's shitty skateboard peripheral?

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 01:56 PM
Wait. Please explain to me, what is MGS Rising?

Is it just a retooled name of another MGS game?

New MGS featuring Raiden.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 01:56 PM
Wait. Please explain to me, what is MGS Rising?

Is it just a retooled name of another MGS game?
It appears to be a brand new MGS title with Raiden as the main character.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:57 PM
behold the shit

the shit of shits

Buck
06-01-2009, 01:58 PM
New MGS featuring Raiden.

It appears to be a brand new MGS title with Raiden as the main character.

Oh. I never played the other MGS where Raiden was the main character. And I never finished MGS4. I am too scared to play the last level in fears that I will be finished with the game, and I never want it to end.

Spoiler about MGS4 below

I guess I should have before E3, because now I know that Raiden didn't die in MGS4.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 01:59 PM
TAKE THAT, NINTENDO

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 02:03 PM
Kudo Tsunoda is such a fucking dork.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 02:04 PM
This is really fucking stupid.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 02:04 PM
I'm laughing and it hurts. Can we have Ravi Drums now?

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 02:06 PM
Wii Fit + Boom Blox = my disinterest.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 02:07 PM
ROFL

Kraus
06-01-2009, 02:11 PM
Why do they feel the need to clap for themselves... it is ridiculous.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 02:12 PM
Molyneaux and Natal make a lot of sense together.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 02:15 PM
I have to say, this hasn't disappointed. I mean, a couple of awesome games and then this... this... whatever the FUCK it is.

Buck
06-01-2009, 02:18 PM
So is that it?

Kraus
06-01-2009, 02:18 PM
I have to say, this hasn't disappointed. I mean, a couple of awesome games and then this... this... whatever the **** it is.

I agree, I'm actually walking away satisfied.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 02:20 PM
Fucking hilarious.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 02:20 PM
Left 4 Dead 2 Preview:

http://pc.ign.com/articles/988/988161p1.html

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 02:22 PM
PLACE IN OP NOW

http://i44.tinypic.com/16mc5e.gif

sportsman1
06-01-2009, 02:23 PM
Is it just me or has video game innovation totally been lost?

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 02:23 PM
Also fuck IGN, here's RPS:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/06/01/left-4-dead-2-exclusive-rps-preview/#more-12370

Left 4 Dead 2 takes place in the South of the USA, beginning in Savannah, eventually reaching New Orleans. There’s four new characters to play, each with back-stories to be hinted at in their conversations. Coach is a high school football coach from the Savannah area, used to leading the kids, comfortable in his life, and perhaps not enamoured by the arrival of a zombie attack. There’s Rochelle, from Cleveland originally, working for a cable news network. She’s producing a segment on this strange story occurring in Savannah, and gets caught up in the events. Ellis is a Southern boy mechanic, an enthusiastic but smart guy with a “Southern flair”. Finally there’s Nick, a gambler and a conman, unsure of his company and cynical about the events.

The plan for the five new campaigns is to bring them together more coherently, so you can more obviously see how the events of one lead to the beginning of the next. Nothing that will enormously impact on jumping right in to a game in a particular stage, but giving a stronger narrative logic to the complete game. And with that, the new cast will also develop their personalities as things progress. Coach looks set to gain bravery as he gets closer to New Orleans, while Nick’s attitude to the others may soften. This will be born out in a more elaborate and involved collection of dialogue barks, once more primarily away from the player’s control. Perhaps one of the most endearing aspects of L4D was the characters’ surprisingly apt and timely remarks about the events, and occasional exchanges. This is to be expanded upon, with many more back-and-forth moments of chatter appropriate to the events happening around you.
. . .
The Director even has discretion over the layout of certain sections of levels. In New Orleans we reached a graveyard that is different each time you play. As Valve explained to us, if the Director gives you a pretty straight route right through it, it’s an insult to how poorly you’ve been playing that the omnipotent AI thought it needed to make things a little easier for you. If you’ve won his robotic respect, then it’ll be a far more convoluted journey.

While there’s no intention to waste players’ time with dead ends, there is a greater emphasis on rewarding exploration. You may well learn the correct route through most of a level, but heading off down a longer pathway, or going to check out an out of the way room, is more likely to be beneficial. The Director is, we’re told, going to be far smarter this time about placing items, and the selection of these has expanded as well. Which includes the incendiary ammo.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 02:24 PM
Is it just me or has video game innovation totally been lost?gimmicks gimmicks gimmmmmicks

ewwww, we don't want those stinky CONTROLLERS

Kraus
06-01-2009, 02:29 PM
I'm am going to be so broke this fall/winter. It is turning out like 2007. So many games in a short span.

Buck
06-01-2009, 02:30 PM
PSU is broken

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 02:34 PM
http://pc.ign.com/dor/objects/14352245/left-4-dead-2/videos/l4d2_gmp_dockstart_052809.html

Ahahaha holy shit, Arrested Development reference at the end.

"You're really going to shoot a guy in a $3,000 suit? COME ON!"

Saulbadguy
06-01-2009, 02:54 PM
Is it just me or has video game innovation totally been lost?

Has been for several years now. It seems every game is just a sequel anymore - and if it is not a sequel, it is has been DONE.

"Wow, a new game that I get to shoot zombies/aliens/nazi's - only this time, there is co-op play and more weapons!!!"

Woodrow Call
06-01-2009, 03:44 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/01/xbox-360-getting-full-retail-games-delivered-on-demand/

Xbox 360 getting full retail games delivered on demand

Microsoft's E3 keynote was so jam-packed the company decided to wait until afterwards to announce what might be the biggest new feature of them all: on-demand access to full retail games. The service will launch in August with 30 titles to start, and new games will be added weekly, with pricing to match retail. The best part? Purchases can be made directly with a credit card, no pesky Xbox points required. More pics of the system after the break.

Update: Don't get your hopes up, MS tells us that the point system isn't going anywhere, it's just being supplemented with credit card purchases. Also, game rentals aren't happening yet, but they said it "sounds great for the future."

Buck
06-01-2009, 03:59 PM
Just read that MGS Rising is not 360 exclusive.

http://ps3.gamespy.com/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-5/988704p1.html

Last line: "The game is also announced for PS3. Expect more details on Metal Gear Solid: Rising to come out later today."

Nobody ever said it was exclusive, but I just thought I'd throw this out there.

ZootedGranny
06-01-2009, 04:02 PM
Kinda bummed that everything was leaked beforehand.

Really disappointed that Valve has immediately jumped to L4D2. Don't get me wrong, I am pumped to play it, but for Valve to pump out a sequel within a year of the original's release is a bit shitty, especially considering I bought it expecting the same support as Valve gave Team Fortress 2.

*flash forward to this November when I'm marking out while playing L4D2*

I wasn't surprised by anything, but they did show a ****ton of games I want to play.

EDIT: How the hell does Microsoft NOT announce their digital distribution of full retail games at the conference? While they won't have new release titles for purchase, the back catalog is available.

http://i39.tinypic.com/sce3c5.jpg

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 04:21 PM
Some other stuff not in the conference:Dear Xbox LIVE Members,

Last week we announced that Xbox LIVE has reached a staggering 20 million active members, reinforcing that Xbox LIVE isn’t just an online gaming service; it’s a community. That’s why we’re committed to offering entertainment for everyone on Xbox LIVE, from the core gamers with us since the beginning, to our newest members just learning about all the fun of Xbox 360.

We took a great step toward that goal last November when we re-imagined the Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE with the New Xbox Experience.

I talked then about our commitment to innovation on LIVE, and today we continue to deliver on that promise as we showcase new blockbuster games, technologies and partnerships that will transform the way people think about home entertainment. With Xbox LIVE at the center of your living room, you can watch your favorite movies in instant on 1080p HD and 5.1 channel surround sound with Zune video, or update your Netflix instant Queue and share the fun with a virtual movie party.

You can take your entertainment experiences to the largest social network on the planet with Facebook on Xbox LIVE, and even post a snap shot of your favorite gaming moments through Facebook Connect. And with Twitter, you can stay connected and keep your social circle up to date by reading, posting and replying to tweets right on your Xbox 360.

And for music lovers like me, our partnership with Last.fm will bring personalized streaming radio stations right to your Xbox 360.

We’re also thinking globally, and delivering a custom experience from BSkyB, one of the biggest names in European home entertainment – bringing great local content and live football to our members in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

We’re excited about all the innovations we unveiled today, and I want to share some of the new gaming and community features coming to Xbox LIVE this fall:

· Games on Demand. Xbox LIVE has changed the way you play your games, and now we’re changing the way you access them, with the digital distribution of full Xbox 360 games. The Games on Demand channel will launch with a library more than 30 great games, from classic hits like “Mass Effect,” “BioShock” and “Assassin’s Creed,” to family favorites like “LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga” and “Sonic the Hedgehog.” You’ll have access to a wide variety of great games, downloadable in only a few hours and at the touch of a button. We’ve also added the option to purchase Games on Demand directly with your credit or debit card.

· Great games on Xbox LIVE and Xbox LIVE Arcade. Xbox LIVE Arcade is keeping the fun rolling all summer long. We are continuing our commitment to quality and innovation by delivering five weeks of downloadable blockbusters with the second annual Summer of Arcade – bringing you the biggest and best smash hits of the season including “Shadow Complex,” “Trials HD,” “Splosion Man ™,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ : Turtles in Time Re-Shelled,” and “MARVEL™ VS. CAPCOM® 2.” And of course I’m excited to see the launch of our beta season of “1 vs 100” today. I’m also already playing a ton of our newly announced game, “Joy Ride,” and I can’t wait for you to experience it this holiday.

· Avatar Marketplace. Since the launch of NXE, millions of Avatars have been created on Xbox LIVE, giving our members a whole new way to express themselves online, in games, and in their social experiences. Starting this summer, you will see some great new ways to make your Avatar truly your own. First, we heard loud and clear from you that you wanted to get new avatar items as awards when playing games, and I’m happy to announce support for in-game Avatar Awardables. Second, you’re going to see some great new options with animated Props and full costumes to add to your Avatar. Finally, we’re continuing that spirit of customization and self-expression with a virtual closet full of premium clothing and interactive props to download and purchase for your Avatar. Whether its game-inspired gear or the latest fashion trends, there will be creative options for everyone to enjoy. You’ll also be able to easily access the new Avatar Marketplace directly through the Avatar editor.

· User Ratings. We’re adding a five star rating system that lets you easily rate any content in the Games Marketplace. Now you’ll be able to show your support for your favorite games and Game Add-ons on Xbox LIVE and also quickly organize by user rating to find the community’s favorite content. This has been one of your most-requested features, and we’re very happy to bring it to you this summer.

· Performance Updates. We know that the details also matter. That’s why we’re making a series of updates based on your feedback. First and foremost, the entire Xbox LIVE service is being upgraded for improved performance including better guide and friends access. Some other things we’ve done based on your feedback include revamping the friends sorting list, Achievement views and improving our matchmaking support. There’s always room to improve, and your input really matters to us…so keep it coming!

I’ve never been more proud to be a part of this team, and I truly believe that there’s never been a better time to be an Xbox LIVE member – there are more entertainment choices than ever before for our members. With today’s announcements, I can confidently say that an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership is hands down the best value in home entertainment, giving you exclusive access to Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Sky, Last.fm, “1 vs 100 Live” beta, and the best gaming and entertainment network on the planet.

There’s much more to come, and you’ll hear even more details soon. But in the meantime, we hope you’re having as much fun as we are.

See you online,

Marc Whitten

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 04:22 PM
With Dragon Age, we're breaking new ground in fantasy storytelling... you have to save the world from the arch evil!

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 04:23 PM
Just read that MGS Rising is not 360 exclusive.

http://ps3.gamespy.com/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-5/988704p1.html

Last line: "The game is also announced for PS3. Expect more details on Metal Gear Solid: Rising to come out later today."

Nobody ever said it was exclusive, but I just thought I'd throw this out there.

Ign is saying that it is exclusive.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/988/988687p1.html

They're probably wrong though.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 04:27 PM
FUCK JOHN CALIPARI.

FUCK EA.

Buck
06-01-2009, 04:27 PM
Ign is saying that it is exclusive.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/988/988687p1.html

They're probably wrong though.

Maybe the PS3 is getting a different version of it with a different name. Either way, you don't get to play as Snake, so its not that huge of a deal.

EDIT: Last line of article you posted, "While this news comes at the Microsoft presser, no announcements of exclusivity were revealed, so for now, expect this to be multiplatform, or a timed-exclusive at the very least. "

Retard EDIT: "Update

The game is indeed exclusive to the Xbox 360. Sorry, Sony fans. "

Who knows?

Buck
06-01-2009, 04:33 PM
http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next/index.html

We'll find out here in about 25 minutes I think.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 04:34 PM
God damnit, I can barely watch this now. I need therapy or something.

Also, it's very weird that EA is going with an MMA game right on the heels of a well-received UFC game from THQ.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 04:53 PM
The Saboteur looks like shit.

Buck
06-01-2009, 05:02 PM
The countdown is over on Kojima's next website, but nothing is happening.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 05:03 PM
Crysis 2 on 360 and PS3.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 05:04 PM
Realtime Worlds + EA

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 05:06 PM
APB looks so much like Saints Row, art-wise.

Buck
06-01-2009, 05:07 PM
Crysis 2 on 360 and PS3.

Sweet deal.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 05:09 PM
Pro: BioWare! The Old Republic MMO!
Con: Cosplay.

Mr. Krab
06-01-2009, 05:11 PM
Diablo 3?

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 05:15 PM
WOW, what a completely uninformative cinematic!

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 05:16 PM
ea sux the end

HC_Chief
06-01-2009, 05:23 PM
Project Natal video for those of you who missed it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSWERIJvve8

ZootedGranny
06-01-2009, 05:28 PM
The Saboteur looks like shit.

I think even that is an understatement. Pandemic hasn't made anything worth a damn since the original Mercenaries.

Saulbadguy
06-01-2009, 05:58 PM
Project Natal video for those of you who missed it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSWERIJvve8

Wow. Retarded.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 07:16 PM
This Ubisoft conference is not easily tolerated.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 07:24 PM
This may be the most up-their-own-asses keynote I've ever seen.

Fifteen minutes of Francophones with moments of barely-comprehensible English followed by James Cameron spending ten minutes rambling on about the backstory of this amaaazing furry-on-DeviantArt-caliber universe he dreamed up 14 years ago.

I LOVE IT.

Kraus
06-01-2009, 07:34 PM
I'm at work now and can't watch anything... did EA show any Mass Effect 2?

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 07:47 PM
Red Steel 2 looks alright. Sort of Trigun-y.

"E-mersiveness? They wrote that word."

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 07:54 PM
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

THIS is entertainment.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 07:58 PM
Harry Potter Soccer!

... actually looks kind of oddly appealing for some bizarre reason despite seeing no gameplay footage?

Fuck, I don't know. My bar is SO LOW right now.

Valiant
06-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Project Natal video for those of you who missed it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSWERIJvve8

Uhh.. Maybe in about 5 years..

I don't see that becoming decent for a while, as in the technology..

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 08:05 PM
Remember that video you saw 6 hours ago? Great, watch it again!

Basileus777
06-01-2009, 08:06 PM
That KOTOR trailer is awesome.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 08:09 PM
This press conference:

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Reaper16
06-01-2009, 08:12 PM
Red Steel 2 looks alright. Sort of Trigun-y.

"E-mersiveness? They wrote that word."

Harry Potter Soccer!

... actually looks kind of oddly appealing for some bizarre reason despite seeing no gameplay footage?

Fuck, I don't know. My bar is SO LOW right now.
Heh, I made those exact jokes out loud to the peeps at my house watching this horsecrap with me.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 08:13 PM
Jesus Christ, Splinter Cell Conviction looks cool.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 08:16 PM
That would be a nice table to have. :(

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 08:23 PM
Is it time for Nintendo yet? No? 14.5 more hours? Ugh.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 08:26 PM
Tween Games 2.0, GOTY 09.

David Jaffe's twitter:

What the FUCK was Cameron going on and on and on about? Mother fucker need a blog :)
about 1 hour ago from web

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 08:32 PM
I'm getting light-headed. I... can't, I'm.

I... call 911.

keg in kc
06-01-2009, 08:33 PM
Finally saw the beginning of the EA show in the 10 minutes I get to spend at home before I go back to work.

Yeah. Can I please have Mass Effect 2 right ****ing now? And Dragon Age.

I'm leaving before The Old Republic stuff. Too much.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 08:39 PM
Tween Games 2.0 looks more appealing than Rabbids Go Home. Hooray live demo.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 08:47 PM
Why the heck is April O'Neil fighting?

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 08:49 PM
And what happened to her yellow jumpsuit?

I'm so scared!

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 08:49 PM
FINALLY a bit of AC2.

Reaper16
06-01-2009, 08:53 PM
I want to be able to wall up some masked motherfucker like in The Cask of Amontillado.

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 08:55 PM
Ubisoft owns, best ever, gonna go ride the confluence.

I want to be able to wall up some masked motherfucker like in The Cask of Amontillado. oh god yes

Ultra Peanut
06-01-2009, 11:11 PM
mutant kid 123 goes down in history as the first winner of 1 vs 100.

Neat game.

Valiant
06-02-2009, 04:10 AM
And what happened to her yellow jumpsuit?

I'm so scared!

She lost it before TMNT the animated movie..

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 10:32 AM
She lost it before TMNT the animated movie..
Non-comics continuity doesn't count :harumph:

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 10:33 AM
I hope that Steve Weibe can break this shit.

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:01 AM
Here is what I don't get about the G4 hosts' commentary right now: They're talking about how shitty last year's Nintendo conference (which it was), but they they say that Microsoft's conference yesterday was so amazing! It wasn't, because half the damn conference was about Project Natal, full of as much failure as Nintendo's '08 conference.

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:09 AM
"New Super Mario Bros. for Wii." Let's see what this gimmicky shit is.

Basileus777
06-02-2009, 11:09 AM
4d Mario eh?

Ultra Peanut
06-02-2009, 11:11 AM
I don't see how this is 4D, but I guess it looks nice... if wholly superfluous and confusing.

Also, they're fucking terrible at this.

Oh God, THIS is the new Mario. Like, that's it.

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:11 AM
I've always wanted to play Mario with three other, shitty players!

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:12 AM
I'm expecting player-created level content. "Little Big Plumber," if you will.

Basileus777
06-02-2009, 11:12 AM
It's basically Four Swords Mario.

But watch it sell 20 million copies.

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:13 AM
I would have rather had a NewSMB sequel for the DS.

Buck
06-02-2009, 11:14 AM
By 4 player, do you mean its a 1 player game, and 3 compadres follow you around, or you have to play w/ 4 people?

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:14 AM
"Alright core gamers, there was your only bone. And it was only a milkbone at that. Now... here for the stuff that brings in the soccer moms."

Basileus777
06-02-2009, 11:14 AM
Wii Fit +

Ugh.

Nice dig at the PS3 though.

Ultra Peanut
06-02-2009, 11:15 AM
WiiFit PLUS, hahaha.

Natal > WiiFit confirmed, pwnt nubs

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:15 AM
By 4 player, do you mean its a 1 player game, and 3 compadres follow you around, or you have to play w/ 4 people?
They didn't say if you could play solo or not. They were completely focused on the competitive co-op aspects.

Buck
06-02-2009, 11:15 AM
Are any of you going to be updating for the PS3, or do none of you care about that?

Ultra Peanut
06-02-2009, 11:16 AM
"Six new ways to stand on one foot and lean to the side!"

Ultra Peanut
06-02-2009, 11:16 AM
Are any of you going to be updating for the PS3, or do none of you care about that?I'm about to sell my Wii if this conference doesn't get way better way quickly, so yeah, I'll be watching Sony.

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:17 AM
"Brain Age for your backside." Nintendo's E3 floor team needs to be wearing shirts with that quote on them.

Buck
06-02-2009, 11:17 AM
Sweet. It sucks being at work on the most important 2 days of the year (lol).

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:18 AM
REG-GIE REG-GIE

Ultra Peanut
06-02-2009, 11:18 AM
I still love you, Reggie!

Buck
06-02-2009, 11:19 AM
Question. Is swoozie at E3?

Ultra Peanut
06-02-2009, 11:19 AM
Natal keeps looking better by comparison.

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:19 AM
WHAT AM I IN LAST YEAR

Ultra Peanut
06-02-2009, 11:20 AM
Seriously, Wii Motion+ was a big thrust of last year's keynote; who give a fuck

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:20 AM
Natal keeps looking better by comparison.
Really? I still think its a wash. Natal makes me wish I were aborted.

Ultra Peanut
06-02-2009, 11:21 AM
Maybe your controls should have been precise before you released the system, everthoughttathat?!

Reaper16
06-02-2009, 11:21 AM
This video is embarrassing.