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Category Archives: E3 Show Impressions
Atlus U.S.A Droplitz: Immerse yourself in an addictive puzzler that’s all about strategically twisting and connecting mismatched dials to save precious droplitz. Just making a single junction is child’s play; can you master the art of the combo or will you let your pipes runneth over? Be warned: losing too many droplitz can be hazardous to your ability to win. With four unique play modes, a variety of board sizes, and infinite replayability, Droplitz promises to drain all your time away. Persona: SMT: Persona stands as a proud re-launch for the award-winning series, featuring a completely redone localization and content never before seen in North America. Combined with gameplay enhancements and additions new to the remake, fans will have the chance to experience the first Persona game released in North America in a whole new way. Those looking to see the original epic in a whole new light, those who missed out the first time around, and even those PSP system owners who crave a marquee RPG: that which you seek is approaching. Devil Survivor: A new RPG/SRPG hybrid in the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei franchise makes a seamless transition with trademark gameplay features built into an intuitive two-screen presentation you can take anywhere! Tokyo is in lockdown, the government’s response to a surprise demon invasion. Trapped, the city’s helpless populace is forced to turn on each other to survive. A mysterious technology, the COMP, falls into the hands of you and your peers, allowing you to form contracts that force demons to serve you in battle against the otherworldly creatures… Class of Heroes: Welcome, Adventurers, to Particus Academy! Here at Particus, we strive to equip young men and women with the tools they’ll need to become full-fledged adventurers. Create a custom team of students to explore dungeons and bash monsters in a quest to uncover the secrets of the mysterious labyrinths! This is as classic as dungeon-crawling gets in an ever-changing 3-D labyrinth containing more than 75 maps full of puzzles, traps, and treasure plus an alchemy system that allows you to synthesize new items from your findings in the labyrinths. Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament: A young Trot driver comes to Orion City with one dream in mind: to win the prestigious Orion City Trotmobile gladiator tournament. With the help of a spirited mechanic named Venus, you’ll have to take on a series of jobs to earn the money and fame required to make a name for yourself about town as a skilled Trotmobile operator. When a series of bandit attacks begins to affect the city’s economy and distress the citizens, who will have the mettle and the metal to put a stop to it? Don’t miss this action game overflowing with intense mech customization, an open-world mission structure, and fast-paced arena style combat. Knights in the Nightmare: A groundbreaking new gaming experience, Knights in the Nightmare is a game that defies genre. Incorporating RPG, real-time strategy, and shooter elements, you will control the Wisp with your stylus and activate the souls of deceased knights to aid you in your fight as you maneuver quickly to dodge curtains of bullets coming at the Wisp! Dripping with style and originality, Knights in the Nightmare delivers an unforgettable experience. Cambre Products HangOn GearBoard™: HangOn GearBoard™ is a wall-mounted solution that organizes all of today’s hottest video gaming accessories. Spring-loaded Hang On Hooks™ slide into position on the boards grooves and can be arranged to maximize space. Four different hooks can be used to hold controllers, gaming guitars, tennis rackets, light sabers, gaming pistols, Wii Fit board, towels, etc. GearBoard mounts easily either vertically or horizontally to free up floor space. HangOn GearBoard Lite™: HangOn GearBoard Lite™ is a wall-mounted solution that organizes Wii Fit accessories to free up floor space. Spring-loaded Hang On Hooks™ slide into position on the boards grooves and can be arranged to maximize space. A Wii Fit hook™ safely holds the Wii Fit board on the wall while additional hooks are available to hold controllers, towels, etc. CH Products CH Eclipse Yoke: Built with the same high end components found in our industrial products, the CH Eclipse brings value added feature to compliment all your favorite sims. Features include:Fully programmable fingertip paddles; programmable trim / scroll wheels with center push function; two backlit push buttons and a third traditional push button; two 8-way hat with rocker switch and trigger on both sides of handle; colored handles for throttle / prop / fuel mixture; three color LED selector dial giving you a total of 240 programmable functions with CH Control Manager software and six analog 10 bit axes for aileron, elevator, throttle, propeller pitch, fuel and rudder. New and improved industrial grade material / components; indestructible robust plastic, free floating shaft and clamp extenders for the thinnest of desks finish off this universal flight sim controller no armchair pilot or racecar driver can afford to do without! City Interactive I Love Beauty: Hollywood Makeover – Platform DS: The Stars in Hollywood know where to go to make them look their best. Meet them all as you’re styling their hair and applying the perfect lipstick and eye-shadow. Don’t stop there- they need your help choosing the right accessories for a Hollywood movie premiere. Does that necklace go with those earrings? Paint their fingernails to match their outfit for that perfect look for either the big night out on the Sunset strip or shopping on Rodeo Drive. With thirty-six different cosmetics to choose and combine, it’s all up to you to decide. Sushi Academy – Platform DS: Enter the Sushi Academy to learn the ancient art of preparing traditional Japanese sushi. Cut the ingredients, spread the rice on the nori, and roll the maki. All of the steps are timed by the Sushi Master which adds to the thrill. Get every step correct and in time and you might get agold medal and become a Sushi Master. Logic Machines – Platform DS: Set forth on a quest to become a puzzle master! Use your keen sense of logic and the Laws of Physics to build ancient machines to solve brain teasing puzzles. Avoid mysterious obstacles and hidden traps to make your way through each mind-bending level and discover treasure beyond your imagination. Redneck Chicken Riot – Platform Wii: When mad chickens try to take over the world, it’s up to you to take them out. The Chickens are hatching an evil plot of world domination. Sure, they walk around the yard, dig in the dirt, and seem to do nothing, but their eyes tell a different story. Use a variety of unique weapons and your best redneck skills to rid the world of these maniacal chickens. CompuExpert Rise of Flight: Rise of Flight is the new World War I combat flight-simulator from Russian developer neoqb. Rise of Flight brings the classic, Red Baron style air battles of WWI to your PC with flyable versions of the famous Spad XIII and the deadly Fokker D.VII biplanes. Featuring advanced flight and physics models, amazing visuals, an ultra-detailed damage engine and powerful mission editor, Rise of Flight creates a hyper-realistic combat flight experience. Rise of Flight features both Single-Player Campaign and Online Multi-Player modes of play with built in statistics tracking and detailed career development including promotions and commendations. Free Play Wireless Gaming Pad: Ultimate Game Chair’s new Free Play™ portable game pad, is wireless and compatible with all game consoles, handhelds, PCs and home theaters, adds comfort, sound and vibration to any entertainment experience. At just 4.5 pounds, the Free Play™ is completely portable and fits easily on most chairs or car seats, providing hours of enhanced entertainment wherever you go. Crave Entertainment Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360): The glory days of pinball are back…on the nex-gen consoles. The award winning and highly acclaimed Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection is now coming to you in high-def on your PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. All of your favorite classic tables are painstakingly recreated that span the golden age of pinball. New tables include Medieval Madness, Tales of the Arabian Nights and No Good Gophers. Monster Mayhem: Build and Battle (Nintendo Wii and DS): It’s alive…it’s ALIVE! Now you can finally create the monster you’ve always wanted to. Raise, train and care for your own personal monster in an attempt to create the perfect monster to defend the town of Happy Valley. David Perry Gaikai.com: Gaikai.com is a small group of technologists with a simple clear vision, to provide the most frictionless, lowest cost way to play professional video games. At E3 Expo, they are demonstrating this state of the art internet streaming technology, by running major game titles remotely from their completely custom server architecture. Gameinvestors.com: GameInvestors.com answers probably the #1 question Video Game Developers ask: “Where can I find funding or investment for my ideas, projects, teams or company?” There’s never been an organized solution until now, helping publishers & investors track all the talent and opportunities in the world effortlessly. That’s our mission. D-Box Technologies Hybrid Gaming Motion System: D-BOX Technologies` GPH-120 is an affordable, Hybrid Motion system, suited for both Gaming and Home Theatre usage, is guaranteed to give you a unique, interactive experience….It delivers pitch, roll and virtual heave, with real-time response to all of the action onscreen. Generating up to 2Gs of acceleration, every game or movie becomes so enthralling that you will actually forget where you are! You will feel like you’re actually inside the game, like you’re living the action. There’s absolutely nothing else like it. DECK13 Interactive GmbH Strain: This game is about characters. And it’s packed with action. STRAIN combines the award-winning storytelling found in state of the art TV series spiced with action that always keeps the adrenaline level high. STRAIN’s action elements jump from climax to climax, while its RPG aspects allow you to make friends, break with them, make characters laugh, cry, beg, or scream. Using the special Intrusion skill, you can even hear people’s thoughts, manipulate them, or completely take over control of them DreamCatcher/JoWood Arcania for PC/Xbox: Arcania is a Fantasy Action game set in a rich world where an entire kingdom’s future is at stake Build your strength and learn the skills needed to become a hero as you challenge a mighty king and uncover his dark secrets. Travel through a land of different climate zones, abundant flora and fauna, subterranean vaults, and unique towns and castles where clouds darken the skies, weather effects such as wind and heavy rain influence an endlessly fascinating game world, day and night cycles, and a stunning display of light and shadow. As you battle the monsters and villains of the land and meet a host of unique characters, will you be able to right the King’s wrongdoings and, above all, what choices will lead you there? Yoga for Wii: Fans of yoga and those interested in improving their overall fitness and well-being will be able to practice Yoga from the comfort of their own home utilizing the Wii Balance Board™. Following step-by-step instructions from a variety of in-game Yoga Gurus, players will be guided through a variety of popular Yoga exercises and will be able to monitor their progress with a dynamic tracking system and set up a schedule to follow. Yoga for Wii™ is beneficial to anyone wanting to try Yoga and discover its unique way of providing strength, flexibility and endurance training while at the same time creating a powerful connection between mind and body. Agatha Christie: ABC Murders for DS: Work alongside the famous detective Hercule Poirot to solve a series of baffling murders committed by an elusive madman. Using the touch screen controls of the DS™, players will inspect crime scenes, question suspects and must solve a terrible crime before there is another victim. With multiple play modes to choose from and an investigator’s journal to keep notes, Agatha Christie: ABC Murders for DS offers an immersive gaming experience amidst a classic story and detailed graphics. The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft for Wii: Play as two of history’s most famous detectives, Frank and Joe Hardy and experience the Hardy World on your Wii™. In this family friendly adventure, the vault of Spencer Mansion is robbed and the Bayport Police call on the Hardy Boys to help tie up some loose ends, but they soon find themselves in the middle of a major criminal investigation that takes them on an adventure all over Bayport, and even into New York City. Featuring the voices and likeness of Hollywood teen stars Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley as Frank and Joe Hardy, The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft will have players putting their sleuthing skills to work! The Legend of Kay for DS: Join Kay, the feline hero from the mythical island of Yenching in the Chinese Sea, on a quest to protect his home and township from the king of the mighty gorillas, Emperor Shun. The journey takes him across the vast island of Yenching where incredible secrets lie, waiting to be uncovered. Lush and highly detailed worlds await: woodlands, swamps, caves, mountain tops, and coastlines create a living and breathing world. With 30 different enemies to conquer, The Legend of Kay offers 75 unique fighting moves and three different weapons to fight with. Prank Your Neighbor for DS: Conduct evil pranks against your neighbor but don’t get caught, otherwise it’s game over! With 24 exciting levels, simple controls and great comic-style graphics, Prank Your Neighbor for DS™ delivers hilarious entertainment like never before! Spellforce Faith in Destiny for PC: This expansion to the second installment in the Spellforce series introduces a new chapter in this timeless RPG tale with many original characters returning, such as the main character Avatar, back to fulfill his destiny. New Multiplayer modes and maps offer a deeper Spellforce experience, both online and offline adding MMO-like features while preserving richness of the Spellforce universe and its gameplay. The vibrant and detailed world of Spellforce is back and promises a breathtaking story-focused campaign with several hours of high intensity gameplay, taking the player back to some of their favorite locations and entirely new dimensions. Painkiller Resurrection for PC: The award winning and critically acclaimed first person shooter is back! Prepare yourself for some fast paced multi-player and single player first person shooting action! This new journey into purgatory begins when ex CIA Agent William ‘Wild Bill’ Sherman is fatally injured on the job and finds himself trapped in a hostile place, somewhere between heaven and hell. With loads of awesome new weapons to choose from, and the classic Painkiller weapon at your side, blast away hordes of hellish monsters and demons in this new Painkiller chapter. Gamer Grub Gamer Grub 2.0: Boost Your Game. Gamer Grub is a great tasting snack mix packed with select vitamins and nutrients supporting cognitive function. Gamer Grub is scientifically formulated to power your core gaming systems and is eaten without getting greasy hands or keyboard crumbs. Gamer Grub comes in four delicious flavors: Pizza, PB&J, Chocolate and Wasabi. Gelaskins GelaSkins Custom: Gelaskins Custom, where we put YOU in the designer seat! GelaSkins has been making top quality, artist-designed, protective skins for iPods, laptops and a variety of phones for the last few years and we’re happy to announce our arrival in the gaming scene. Whether you’re an on-the-go gamer or an awesome axe thrasher/fragger extraordinaire on your couch at home, we’ve got something for your DS, PSP, Wii, Xbox, Playstation and more… With over 90 artists currently on our roster and more being added every week, there’s something for everyone. GenAudio AstoundSound™ Gaming: Now the video and audio in your games can work in unison like never before. This cutting-edge technology gives game developers the power to manipulate sound movement in real-time, providing a realistic gaming environment by placing and moving sounds around the listener. With a real-time audio engine built into the game, sound effects, voices and environmental sounds will naturally move with respect to player controls during game play. Gamers will not only see the action on the screen, but they’ll hear it as well in a 360-degree, 4D soundscape for the most immersive gaming experience ever. AstoundSound™ Expander 2.1: Over a decade in the making, the downloadable Expander 2.1 provides a wider, richer and enveloping sound for today’s gamers. This easy-to-use virtual audio device driver runs as a background process, capturing all audio on the PC or Mac, allowing for the amazing sound quality and graphics in today’s games, music and DVD movies to be brought to life in an astounding multi-dimensional soundscape. This technology isn’t for casual listeners. It’s for those who live for the ultimate sound experience. Innex BuckShot Gun For Wii™ by Komodo: Lock and load! The Buckshot contains a Nunchuck™ controller integrated directly into the handle, and hosts a pump-slide reload feature in order to access the B button, while the trigger accesses the A button giving you the feel that you’re actually blasting away baddies! The rubber grips ensure an easy hold and the fastest reload time, making it ideal for such games as Call of Duty 3™, Call of Duty: World at War™, Links Crossbow Training™, House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return™, House of the Dead: Overkill™, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles™, James Bond: Quantum of Solace™, Medal of Honor: Heroes 2™, and other first person shooting games for Wii™! 3in1 Virtual Retro Adapter For Wii™ by Komodo: Blow the dust off of your old retro controllers! The Virtual Retro 3in1 Adapter connects directly to the Gamecube™ port of your Wii™ system, giving you the ability to play the old classics from the Wii™ Virtual Console. Featuring inputs for NES™, SNES™, and N64™ controllers, the 3in1 will allow you to use each controller, official and 3rd party, for their respective system taking you back to the days where retro was now! Dual LightForce Sabers For Wii™ (Motion Plus Ready) by Komodo: The Dual LightForce Saber is compatible with Wii™ Motion Plus, and switches between red, blue, and green at the push of a Tri-LED light switch. Unleash the force and hold the power button down for 5 seconds to change colors at the flick of the wrist! The LightForce Saber is compatible with such games as Wii Resort™, Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels™, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed™ and other sword dueling games. Inspired You Rock Guitar: The You Rock Guitar answers the call of the millions of music gamers looking for the “next big thing”. Bridging the gap between music games and real music, it is affordable, looks and sounds incredible and in the “You Rock Mode” anyone can play guitar… yeah, anyone. This is the Next-Gen instrument for gamers. See us, hear us in Booth #407, South Hall across from the G4 network. K2 Networks/ GamersFirst Taikodom: Taikodom is a Massive Multiplayer Online Game set in the 23rd century taken by surprise when a mysterious energy field blocked Earth, humankind has then expanded to the space, where people joined in different space communities. Several terrestrial humans have escaped Earth in suspended animation. Awakened by the Consortium, a sort of centralized government, these humans are now called resurrects, who have to struggle in order to guarantee a spot at space society. And you will enter Taikodom as one of them. Set in a breathtaking journey through the universe, Taikodom is filled with adventure, riches, danger, and glory; are you up to the challenge? Victory – The Age of Racing: Victory – The Age of Racing is a Fantasy Formula 1 MMO Racing Game. Set in a unique and creative world inspired by the 1960’s Formula 1 racing era. In the world of Victory the racing movement is organized by one prominent entity: the Racing Authority. The Racing Authority (RA) organizes official races around the world by converting old industrial locations or cities into high performance racing tracks. mixing esthetics from the past with the new technologies. These strange cars are Frankenstein’s of their time but the strong reference to the glorious times of the first Formula 1 races. Victory – The Age of Racing is based on quick competitions where players gain experience points and collect performance points to increase their car’s characteristics and reach the top of the leader board. Victory uniquely blends a realistic and detailed car physics simulation with the pure fun of driving ourWorld: ourWorld is a new breed of online entertainment that blends casual gaming, and creative self expression together in a rich and vibrant online world. ourWorld’s currency, Flow, is designed to reward members for working and playing together; the more social the activity, the more members win, users can choose from dozens of social activities including games, dancing in clubs and watching videos all while earning more flow for their characters. A richly detailed and diverse environment allows the user to build unique personalities from thousands of clothing items, looks and animations. ourWorld is designed with an emphasis on promoting creativity, collaboration, and cooperation in a guided online environment GamersFirst connect Platform: GamersFirst Connect provides game developers with instant access to a growing community of over 28 million gamers in more than 160 countries. The platform consists of a series of high performance systems and services that simplifies the task of creating and operating compelling online titles. GamersFirst Connect reduces the cost of player acquisition, decreases development risk and diversifies revenue streams. Using this system, developers can focus all their energy on the critical task of creating great games, without having to worry about the details of the underlying operational platform. Logic3 Logic3 SoundStationWii: Logic3 unveil their awesome stereo speaker system and stand Nintendo Wii console, the SoundStationWii. This unit delivers superb sound quality through its integral fold down speakers and comes complete with two rechargeable battery packs and recharging points for your Wii remotes. The Wii console fits snugly into this stylish unit which also has storage slots for additional controllers. The truly is the ultimate enhancement for your Nintendo Wii. Logic3 SoundStationDSi: Logic3 launch their “Mini Theatre” case for the Nintendo DSi, the SoundStationDSi. It is a wonderful sound enhancement solution for the music/video capabilities of the Nintendo DSi. This portable folding design speaker system also offers storage and protection for the DSi. Available in either White or Black. An essential accessory for your Nintendo DSi. Majesco Entertainment Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2010: The Biggest Loser’s fitness trainer Jillian Michaels returns to Wii™ with a fast-paced, high-intensity workout in Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010. Set on a rugged Pacific jungle island, players will enter a Hell Week-style boot camp filled with all-new exercises, workout modes and more accurate motion tracking. You’ll never train alone with direct feedback and motivation from Jillian for greater results. The game is also compatible with the Wii Balance Board™ to provide the most intense at-home workout available! Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Trainer 2010: The Biggest Loser’s fitness trainer Jillian Michaels makes her Nintendo DS™ debut in a portable, high-intensity workout. Players can choose from pre-defined routines or create their own custom workout as they follow a 3D avatar of Jillian that will help them reach their fitness goals. Now Jillian’s tough love and expertise can go anywhere, denying any excuse to ever miss a workout! Pizza Boy: It’s a race against the clock to save your fledgling pizza parlor in Pizza Boy! Use the Wii™ Remote as the ultimate kitchen utensil and the driver’s wheel. Make and deliver massive amounts of pizza to a slew of hungry customers in a fully-3D world encompassing three bustling towns filled with pedestrians and hazards. Take off on side missions including street races and unlock a variety of vehicles as you go! a boy and his blob: A reimagining of the original award-winning NES version, a boy and his blob is a heartwarming story of friendship set against beautiful hand drawn environments. Playing as the boy, gamers feed the Blob jelly beans to transform him into useful tools and weapons that help the pair navigate levels and escape danger. With a robust and emotionally driven story, challenging puzzles, and visually impressive 2D art style, a boy and his blob is a unique experience that Wii gamers of all ages will enjoy. Flip’s Twisted World: Flip’s Twisted World is a unique, 3D puzzle-platform game for Wii™ that follows the adventures of a wizard’s apprentice named Flip who gets sucked inside a cube world where up and down are just a matter of perspective. Using the Wii™ Remote, players can flip their world around 90° at will to switch perspectives while advancing through five topsy-turvy worlds. With just a flick of the wrist, an obstructing wall turns into a path or a pit turns into a corridor! My Hero: Astronaut: Majesco’s new My Hero brand lets aspiring heroes experience what it’s like to be the role models they look up to. My Hero: Astronaut launches players into an exciting space age adventure as a new recruit on a quest to conquer space first. Players will blast off through 12 awe-inspiring missions and six mini-games where they will explore distant planets, pilot space vehicles, build a space station, destroy meteors on a collision course with Earth, and much more. MTV Games The Beatles: Rock Band: The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles’ extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career. In addition, The Beatles: Rock Band will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled after instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr throughout their career. Available simultaneously worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ system from Nintendo on Sept. 9, 2009, the game will be compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers, as well as other third party music video game peripherals and microphones. Nvidia NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs: NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs (graphics processing units) provide gamers with additional capabilities not found on any other discrete graphics solutions. This year, NVIDIA will be showcasing innovative technologies, including new games that incorporate NVIDIA® PhysX™ technology for deeper immersion and NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology for stereoscopic 3D gaming. Only with NVIDIA GPUs can you do graphics, plus a whole lot more. Look for NVIDIA-powered games in partner booths throughout the E3 Expo show floor. Nyko Wand Core Pak: A one of a kind Wii Controller bundle that utilizes Nyko’s Trans-Port Technology to allow for vibration in both the Wand and Kama. This is the first and only controller combo for Wii that will allow for full force feedback in both hands. Both the Wand and Kama are ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and are compatible with all Wii software. Wand Action Pak: Utilizing Nyko’s exclusive Trans-Port Technology, the Action Pak’s included Pistol Grip provides the most compatible and accurate action grip on the market. Easily access the A and B button on the Wand digitally through the Pistol Grip; no complex mechanical operations are required. The Action Pak includes a Wand and Pistol Grip.Performance Designed Products, Inc. Gametrak Freedom controller: With the Gametrak Freedom controller, due out in Fall 2009, practically any movement can be brought into the game using Freedom’s patent-pending ultrasonic 3D motion capture capabilities. Squeeballs will be the first game on the market that will take advantage of the incredible motion sensing capabilities of the Gametrak Freedom . Squeeballs are 12 toy creatures that are being manufactured on an island in the Pacific and for quality control, must be tested….sometimes to the point of destruction. Power Play Corp Riiflex: Power Play Corp, creator of Riiflex for Wii, is setting out to make exercise feel more like entertainment, and less like work. Our pilot product, Riiflex, converts Nintendo Wii controllers into ergonomic dumbbells for Wii and Wii Fit. Riiflex is as elegant in form as it is durable in function. Visit us at the 2009 E3 Expo at booth 2561 and hold the future of fitness in your hand. RTI RTI ECO Disc Repair Machines: #1 Selling Fully Automatic Disc Repair Systems. Full service professional machines for quick polishing thru deep scratch removal. All machines feature exclusive Flat Polishing Technology – disc surface remains mirror flat. Discs come out clean, dry and pristine. No hand finishing is needed. NEW – special mode for repairing Blu-ray PS3 discs! See us in E3 Expo Booth # 2930. SouthPeak Games Section 8: On the war-torn planets of tomorrow, mankind’s greatest battle is about to begin. With its frontier colonies devastated by a growing insurrection, Earth dispatches the elite 8th Armored Infantry (nicknamed “Section 8™”) to repel the coming onslaught. The nickname refers to an old United States military regulation where a soldier would be dismissed from service through being mentally unfit for duty. The near-suicidal missions that this division volunteers for brands them as insane by other military units. My Baby 2: Your baby has grown so fast! Can you believe that a year has already gone by? Take care of your baby from his 1st birthday until they’ll be 3 years old. Your baby will discover its environment and learn from it, they will walk, babble and speak, try to catch every object they can, and put everything in their mouth… Your baby will be the apple of your eye! Sled Shred: The World Snow Games are quickly approaching and once again the Jamaican Bobsled team is preparing to take the world by storm. But finding a team that has the right stuff isn’t easy…In Sled Shred featuring the Jamaican Bobsled Team, prove yourself to the legendary Jamaican bobsledders and learn the ropes of downhill sledding in order to join their famous group! Fast Food Panic: Create the best restaurant in the world by cooking up yummy dishes, making your customers happy, greeting them when they stop by, and keeping your restaurant squeaky clean in this vibrant and fast-paced restaurant simulation game for DS and Wii. Keeping a top-quality restaurant takes a lot of work, and your waitress will need help—keep the place clean, make deliveries, ring up customers, and more. Also features three difficulty levels, over 10 additional cooking mini-games, and Free Mode to replay completed levels and try for the top score Splitfish AG FragFX Version 2 controller for PlayStation3: The FragFX V2 truly delivers on giving the first-person shooter gamer the precision, speed and control previously only available to PC gamers. Splitfish has made significant improvements to the V2 based on feedback they have received from their loyal FragFX V1 users. The FragFX V2 also serves as a fully optimized mouse for the browsing and navigation of the PlayStation®HOME world and the PlayStation®Network. Stunned Mind Stunned Mind provides gamers with an amazing line of officially licensed products to trick out their “gaming space”. With everything from massive wall graphics to limited edition canvases and fleece blankets, Stunned Mind’s line up of products are perfect for any gamers “Area of Play”. All of their products feature full color graphics and imagery from the industries top games and game companies. Teyon Forsaken Patrol: Forsaken Patrol is a post-apocalyptic action shooter for PC/X360/PS3 with a gloomy atmosphere and engaging story. The story begins when a mysterious virus spreads among the world and infects millions of human beings. In one of the US cities arises Asylum, a place where vaccinated remnants of humanity are gathered. No one really knows what waits for them outside the city… Hubert the Teddy Bear – Holiday Island: Hubert the Teddy Bear – Holiday Island is a new game from a unique series for PC and Wii designed for children 3-12. By using a mat (PC and Wii) or Wiimote/Balance Board (Wii) a player can enjoy lots of mini games like catching the coconuts, playing a bongo or surfing. A kid can play alone or with friends and the whole family by using one of the available Single-player and Party modes. A lot of cute teddy bears are waiting to be chosen to have fun on the sunny island. My Fitness: My Fitness is a virtual coach program that will help to keep your body in a good shape without leaving home and going to a gym. By plugging a mat to your PC in minutes you can start losing weight, working on the stamina or agility. The program combines the best elements of aerobics, jogging and gymnastics. It’s fully customizable so you can track all statistics and your progress! 101 Minigolf World: 101 Minigolf World is a DSiWare game that allows you to play on over 100 holes divided into 6 courses. With eye-catching graphics and easy controls, the game for sure will provide hours of challenging fun for all ages. Just grab your golf club and send a ball straight to a hole through pipes, extreme ramps and mind-blowing obstacles. Robot Rescue: Robot Rescue is a DSiWare puzzle game with plenty of little robots that need to find their way to escape the tricky labyrinths. A player has to be very careful because all of them move at the same time and there are many traps waiting for them. 45 stages shared on 3 levels of difficulty bring a lot of fun. Ball Fighter: Ball Fighter is an exciting DSiWare arcade game for both adults and kids where a player has to remove colorful spheres before they reach the bottom of the screen. Constantly increasing tempo of the game and more and more colors of the spheres make this task more difficult than it seems. There are also many special combos to perform like Rocket, which can destroy several spheres at the same time, or Brush that allows you to change a color of some of them. It is exciting to play, but difficult to master! THQ FIRST LOOKS MX vs. ATV Reflex: RHYTHM RACING 2.0 – Revolutionary physics engine has been completely overhauled. Rainbow’s signature Rhythm Racing now delivers an unparalleled reactionary driving experience. LEAVE YOUR MARK – Fight for traction, dig up the track and force the competition to carve new race lines with real-time terrain deformation. BECOME THE RIDER – Independent rider and vehicle controls let you tear it up with high-flying freestyle action. All Star Cheer Squad 2: In All Star Cheer Squad 2, 14 exotic locations from around the world will serve as the backdrop for global cheer competitions. 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City Life DS: City Life DS is a real-time strategy game that lets the player create a modern city. It is the first modern city-building game to allow the player to work in full 3D environment. City Life allows players to zoom in and see every little bit of detail. The placement method allows buildings to be placed at an angle. Yoostar Entertainment Group, Inc. Yoostar: Yoostar makes YOO the star of your favorite movies, TV shows and other video. Yoostar combines a PC/Mac-based green screen system–hi-res webcam, green screen, stand and patented software–with licensed clips from top studios and content providers, and a digital platform that lets users shoot, star in and share their performances. Available at Yoostar.com June 2009 and at retail August 2009. For a private screening at E3 Expo, email us at E3@yoostar.com, or learn more at http://www.yoostar.com. 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As we finalize our coverage for E3, I have to add just one more thing for everyone to think about. While taking a glance around the SCEA Booth, I had noticed that there was a PSP with an upcoming game of Warhawk sitting there by its lonesome. Curiosity had the better of me and decided to finally go up and try it. Upon attempting to figure out the controls and what not, I had decided to ask for assistance in regards to any information about the game. The booth attendant, however, was absolutely no help at all. I had asked the gentleman, general questions to try to start up a conversation regarding the game. His basic reply was, “Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about the game.” And walked away.
Like they say, the last impression that you have of someone or something, like a large Corporation (hint, hint, hint) is something that I believe is fairly important. SCEA’s decision to have an uneducated person manning the booth is very unfortunate. What I have gained from SCEA was not a pleasant one. It clearly shows a lack of organization, care, and knowledge.
Will they learn from this mistake or will they slip further down the ranks? Only time will tell.
Have you ever received a box of stuff and always wanted to open it right away? Like the saying goes, curiosity kills the cat right? Well, imagine that you’ve been sent to open a box. But it’s no ordinary box. You’ve been sent to open Pandora’s Box. Now, you can just imagine the amount of terror and chaos that you’ve just unleashed. As a thief, you are tricked into stealing this precious little thing, and of course as stated before, curiosity overcomes you. With what we thought of as mythical creatures, they roam the world showing their presence and destroying nearly everything. Can you imagine going against something as large as a Golem?!
Keep in mind that this new AI that Spark Unlimited has integrated into this game is quite unique. Instead of having mobs take certain paths that they usually do, don’t be too surprised if they decide to take other routes to get to you. So you can safely say that you will be hunted down and killed if you aren’t quick on your feet… or controller. Many times you’ll notice that there may be mobs coming from all sides. Who says a good challenge isn’t fun?! With this, you will of course have to make strategic choices like different weapons for different occasions. Not only has the AI become smarter, but of course you’ll have a controlled destructible environment especially for the mobs. (Too bad you can’t do any wrestling moves such as grabbing a chair and hitting ‘em over the head with it.)
All these extremities, including great graphics (using the Unreal 3 engine), how can you not want to get into all this mess? Not to worry, you won’t have to be totally alone in this crazy world. There will be a multiplayer mode. Overall, I foresee this becoming a great game. Too bad we have to wait till Spring 2008. But its worth the wait… AND it will be released on Xbox 360, PC as well as PS3! Keep your eyes peeled for it!
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Sabotage will transport you back in time to France. A time when the world was in total chaos during World War II. You are Violett, an agent trying to accomplish various missions. Interestingly enough, this action packed game is actually based on an actual agent. Violett will take you through various missions based on her memory. In doing so, the player will eventually uncover reasons why she is in the hospital. Listen to her narration as you succeed throughout the game. It may give you ides when you are in a bind. There’s also a unique move that the character is able to use on her opponents. This mode, the morphine mode, (great name, huh) will put you in a dream-like state so that you can change your position in order to have a tactical advantage over your enemies.
Another fairly unique system within this game is the fact that you have skill points that can be increased. Now, don’t start thinking that it’s like any typical MMO where you have to grind through mobs to get to these skill points. In fact, you’ll need to go through the game collecting medals to increase your skills. Also, keep in mind that you are able to upgrade 100%, that is IF you can find all these medals.
Keep in mind that you’ll need to pay close attention to detail throughout the game. Use the environment around you to you advantage, when possible. Such as… obtaining information through letters found scattered about (sound familiar?).
I believe this type of game will quickly suck you into hours and hours of play. There are certain parts of it where it reminds me of all the different games that I have enjoyed over the years of gaming. I look forward to picking up a copy myself. However, we’ll have to be patient since this won’t be around till September 2008. Sorry to those who would want this on a PS3 or even the Wii. This title will be available only for the Xbox 360 and PC.
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With all the running about here and there and just about everywhere in Santa Monica, we were able to make a brief stop at Gamecock. Their unique set up was quite out of the ordinary, and very enjoyable. With various companies to accommodate (about 9), they took over a small hotel and decided to keep it to a small but comfortable environment. This made it MUCH easier to see all the smaller companies and what they had to offer. I have to say, I was thoroughly impressed with the different games that were presented there, such as Fury by Auran, Sabotage by Replay, and Legendary: The Box, by Spark. What surprised me was the amount of attention they tried to give each company by escorting them to whichever room they have not viewed yet. They were readily prepared to assist everyone possible, along with yummy hamburgers, hot dogs… and of course who could forget the kegs of beer! Now how can you say no to that?! I say they have had a successful debut at this year’s E3. I am only wondering how they will be able to top that next year.
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1C, the largest distributor of games in Europe will finally be making its debut in the US. They have successfully worked with companies such as Ubi Soft, Take 2, Vivendi, and many other big wigs. At E3, they have decided to show us what they’re made of.
Necro Vision, a FPS, takes you back to World War I in a different type of light. It shows sort of an alternative history, if you will. As a soldier, players will be able to face the demonic underground world as well as your typical human enemy. With that in mind, of course you will not only have the ability to use your soldier skills of combat, but a few spells here and there wouldn’t hurt either. Using the Painkiller engine, the interactive environmental elements will be just as powerful as the gameplay. Though still in its early stages, this game seems very intriguing. I am anxious to see the final game, however, it won’t be till some time next year.
Death Track: Resurrection
Similar to the original, Resurrection keeps to its wild and crazy ways of an action/racing game. Sounds familiar? Think of Auto Assault… but better. It’s a race for survival. This game will reinvent this type of genre. It takes various well-known locations around the world but with a slight twist to it. These places are in the semi near future, so if you’re from San Diego, you can fairly recognize the scenery. With about 15 different roads to travel, blowing others up has never been so… relieving? (As morbid as it sounds, I see nothing wrong with total annihilation of your opponent.) Of course, you can’t win with a hunk of junk, so as you obtain points through winning races and what not, you are able to upgrade your scrap pile to something worth all your efforts. So for those of you that are bored of the typical racing games, and would rather shift into a bit of road rage, you may want to check this out.
King’s Bounty: The Legend
King’s Bounty will take you back into a fantasy world of the Medieval days. Instead of using the typical RPG route throughout the entirety of the game, it uses an RTS aspect with an adventure mode and a RPG aspect with the battle mode. Another unique part of this game is the fact that mobs are generally not static. Therefore, you’re sure to run into enemies much quicker than rather going to typical locations to fight typical mobs. There will be three classes to choose from – Warrior, Paladin, and also a Mage. There will be many opportunities to upgrade your items with the point system through various battlefields throughout the world whether in a dungeon or just running about. Unfortunately, although this game would seem like an exciting MMO world, it is only a single player game. Hopefully, we will be able to try out this game before the year ends.
Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason
As a meteorologist, you’ve come across a Captain and his crew captured in time and a hostage of fate. This survival/horror game will keep you on your toes by using something called Mental Echo. This enables the person to go through flashbacks of key areas and people to change what happens to either the environment or the crew. Using thermodynamics in this game, you will need to balance your health by keeping a close eye on what your core body temperature is. With that in mind, and more than 15 unique enemies attacking you at every chance, this game gives new meaning to freezing to death. This single-player game will surely be intense and keep you well entertained throughout the 18 levels. However, we will have to put ourselves on ice and wait till early 2008 before this is released.
Overall, 1C has a decent line up for what’s to come later this year and next. They’ve had a successful set of titles so far. I can only imagine how the line up will be for the near future. With their reputation, we can only be further impressed.
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Working with N3VRF41L Publishing, Auran Games gives us an up close and personal look at the PVP gaming world. Instead of dragging you through the leveling of your character like some other games, they have decided to have this type of game play as their main focus in Fury. Within your realm, you may of course sell and craft like any other type of MMO out there, but that’s where the similarities end. In this MMO, you’re basically surrounded by different choices of instances to join and go head to head with other realms. Their system will match you up with others that have similar skill so you won’t be killed within 5 seconds of beginning of that battleground. The main mission? (Aside from viciously climbing that blood bath ladder.) Your goal as a player will be to collect essence to keep your realm going.
There will be three different game types. There is Vortex, which is basically capture-the-flag. There is also Elimination where it is four vs. four and “best out of three”. Then of course everyone loves a bloodbath. It’s an all out war against everyone. (How can that NOT be fun!) There will also be another game type that we can soon look forward to. Fortress will be similar to Elimination but it will be on a larger scale. How large? Imagine 32 vs. 32. Which ever type you choose, you will be of course scored and ranked. Through that, you will be given loot depending on your standings, of course. Not to worry, anything that drops can be used by any player, so you don’t have to worry about a warrior getting a short staff that he can’t wield.
Along with all these battles going on, there will be a combat sanctuary where you can be teamed up with others in your realm to “practice” fighting while you wait for your instance to start. Unfortunately, you won’t obtain any loot from these.
There will be the usage of gold in game so that you may make any repairs, purchase items, and also train your abilities. There will be about 419 abilities available towards your end game. You will have the ability to obtain all of these, providing you have enough blingage.
Overall, from what I have experienced, this MMO is highly addicting. The ability to fight at a whim without having to really wait in line is a great thing to have at your fingertips. For those that are interested in checking out this game, there will be an open beta July 27, 2007. As for the actual game, that will be available to everyone on October 9th. See you on the battlefield!
For the Open Beta:
Here is the link for a slideshow of some of the pics