Best of e3 2012 so far
Least Useful Technology : SmartGlass and Xbox Music, which allow you to do all sorts of things you can already do, but in a more connected way. As last year, the quality of games was high, but in contrast to the twilight of the previous console generation, the well of invention ran dry. The E3 reveal was focused heavily on multiplayer, with player cities affecting one another in multiple ways, from crime waves to pollution, meaning that your decisions have wide-ranging impacts. Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. Best Publisher could be a platform holder or a third-party - whoever brought the broadest, strongest and most innovative line-up to LA. Owners of nautical horror Man of Medan can now invite a friend to play along for free. Thursday 28 November E3, the world's biggest gaming expo and the busiest week in the calendar for publishers, developers and journalists, has come and gone for another year.
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biggest week in gaming is over, and IGN has seen and played the best games that E3 had to offer. Far Cry 3 So who do YOU think the winner of E3 was? Eurogamer picks its best of E3 Game of the Show, Best Tech, Best Far Cry 3: As Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Halo 4 and their peers trod.
While shooter fatigue has been present for years now, it felt stronger than ever with the majority of this E3's action-packed demos.
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Game Watch Dogs Category Gaming. The "Let's Chill Here on the Deck" Kaz Hirai Memorial Award for Excellence in Strained Banter : Reggie Fils-Aime, a master of the art, who carpeted the Nintendo conference in more awkward, scripted and entirely false bonhomie than we can list, all delivered with his customary dead-eyed menace.
Related Articles. So this award is mostly for actually managing to keep Watch Dogs under wraps - but also for daring to make a brand new game the star of its show when the publisher had no end of hotly anticipated sequels, including Assassin's Creed 3 and a new Splinter Cell, to lean on.
Best of e3 2012 so far
|However, the demo at E3 was an impressive turnaround.
Hawken : It's always been a struggle to get PC games noticed at E3, and that's never been more true as digital distribution and free-to-play move the format further and further away from the traditional publishing that dominates the show. Gamer Max Channel Recommended for you.
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However, the demo at E3 was an impressive turnaround.
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Despite some stage demos going on for far too long in a bloated middle third. We have official Best of E3 awards for the first time ever, with winners that surprised us. This year, we did something a little different, and made official awards for E3 cemented itself as one of our most anticipated games of the year.
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But Most Wanted doesn't deserve such faint praise. Beyond : If Watch Dogs had any real competition, then it was Quantic Dream's follow-up to Heavy Rain, which again boasted stunning visuals and dared to dream big. Can't wait for the Geocities app.
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And, we might add, for jumping the gun on the next generation - never mind what the press release says. The best thing about Watch Dogs' E3 showing was that, after the thrill of seeing maybe your first real next-gen game faded, you still had plenty to chew on. Pikmin 3 is as gorgeous and charming as you'd expect - and rather than being forced into a particular shape by Wii U, it uses the machine's unique set-up to offer a variety of complementary gameplay styles.
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E3 Vote for Digital Spy's Game of the Show jungle, making for an incredibly strong start to both Microsoft's conference and E3 as a whole. Runners up: Far Cry 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Gears of War: Judgement. The best internet memes from this year's E3 so far.
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Sony : Not everything Sony tried this year worked - we're not sure even JK Rowling's endorsement can save Wonderbook from the cupboard under the stairs - and the lack of first-party Vita games was truly worrying. Assassin's Creed 3 looks better every time we see it, and E3 was no exception.
A surreal moment in an event already rather fond of exuberance.
Best of e3 2012 so far
|The behind closed doors demo did look far better than the rushed stage demo, but it hardly troubled the 'best of E3' judges.
The only slip was Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which combined a drab setting with the worst of the show's gratuitous grisliness and that's saying something. Microsoft didn't want to talk about what new games it had, Activision was on autopilot stillEA's stand was a time warp to two years ago and Square Enix only had two games of note. Never miss a thing.
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