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E3 2013

Last posted Jun 14, 2013 at 12:01AM EDT. Added May 19, 2013 at 11:37AM EDT
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Well, it’s nearly that time again, but I’ve posted the thread a few weeks earlier so we can get the hype train running. What do you think we can expect from Microsoft and Sony this year? What do you think Nintendo are going to announce in their Nintendo Direct? Do you think of their decision to not hold a conference this year?

May 19, 2013 at 11:37AM EDT
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Being an Xbox gamer though, I’m excited to see how the Durango will turn out. And it has been confirmed that he will be announced there. So who knows, maybe we’ll finally get a Microsoft presentation that doesn’t end up being complete shit.

May 19, 2013 at 11:59AM EDT
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Yeah, here’s to Microsoft not sucking.

May 19, 2013 at 12:04PM EDT
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I hope to see the return of something

May 19, 2013 at 12:34PM EDT

Can someone explain the Nintendo situation to me? Will the Nintendo direct just be an Internet thing like its been, or is it going to be at E3? Sorry, just a little out of the loop.

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May 19, 2013 at 02:03PM EDT
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Dac wrote:

Can someone explain the Nintendo situation to me? Will the Nintendo direct just be an Internet thing like its been, or is it going to be at E3? Sorry, just a little out of the loop.

Nintendo is not using the stage presentation this year to announce their software, but will still be releasing a roughly equivalent amount of news via their Nintendo Directs that are to be released on the same day.

Still gonna miss their stage performances though.

May 19, 2013 at 02:24PM EDT
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Natsuru Springfield wrote:

Nintendo is not using the stage presentation this year to announce their software, but will still be releasing a roughly equivalent amount of news via their Nintendo Directs that are to be released on the same day.

Still gonna miss their stage performances though.

WHERE WILL WE GET OUR E3 MEMES NOW?

May 19, 2013 at 03:02PM EDT
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Twenty-One wrote:

WHERE WILL WE GET OUR E3 MEMES NOW?

That’s probably one of the reasons they’re not making any big presentations. Kind of how the Portal 2 creators tried to not have any memes stem from that (though that didn’t work).

May 19, 2013 at 03:16PM EDT
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Still hoping for a new Star Fox.
And Fallout 4.
And maybe new info on anything BioWare’s working on.

May 19, 2013 at 03:21PM EDT
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(E3-E)+(2013-2010)=6; 6 Divided by 2= 3. Valve is not gonna even show up this time around.

May 19, 2013 at 03:39PM EDT

There can’t be anything worse than this:

Right? RIGHT?

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May 19, 2013 at 04:47PM EDT
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I hope I see the new consoles, new games (and their new graphics), and a ton of hype.

No more catering to outside audiences who just won’t care video games.

May 19, 2013 at 08:49PM EDT
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Twenty-One wrote:

WHERE WILL WE GET OUR E3 MEMES NOW?

Not to worry. Last time they punched us with a Nintendo Direct during the E3 time area, we got this:

May 19, 2013 at 09:23PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

Being an Xbox gamer though, I’m excited to see how the Durango will turn out. And it has been confirmed that he will be announced there. So who knows, maybe we’ll finally get a Microsoft presentation that doesn’t end up being complete shit.

Actually, the next Xbox is being revealed on the 21st, at an event in Redmond, Washington in similar style to Sony’s one for the PS4 earlier this year.
Confirmed for that event was Call of Duty: Ghosts and presumably the next Halo.

I don’t know if that gives them enough time to launch it before next year, but at least that means their E3 conference will be more focused on games. Hopefully that means less motion control presentations which have ruined their last three or so conferences, along with their repetitive nature.

/prepares E3 bingo cards for Sony and Microsoft
(dunno if it’s worth making a Nintendo one, as we already know the next Smash, 3D Mario and Zelda will be announced and shown)

May 19, 2013 at 09:53PM EDT
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I don’t even care anymore, I’ll just wait to see what does show up at E3, then I’ll get interested. I have a feeling that The Last Guardian is getting moved from PS3 to PS4 with the amount of delays it’s had, that or it’s going to be like Shadow of the Colossus and release really late in the system’s life cycle.

May 19, 2013 at 11:40PM EDT
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Something I hope Nintendo does is make the demo’s they put up available for download via 3DS/WiiU E-shop if possible. That would make the lack of a stage performance worth it.

May 20, 2013 at 01:02AM EDT
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Cyber6x wrote:

Actually, the next Xbox is being revealed on the 21st, at an event in Redmond, Washington in similar style to Sony’s one for the PS4 earlier this year.
Confirmed for that event was Call of Duty: Ghosts and presumably the next Halo.

I don’t know if that gives them enough time to launch it before next year, but at least that means their E3 conference will be more focused on games. Hopefully that means less motion control presentations which have ruined their last three or so conferences, along with their repetitive nature.

/prepares E3 bingo cards for Sony and Microsoft
(dunno if it’s worth making a Nintendo one, as we already know the next Smash, 3D Mario and Zelda will be announced and shown)

Oh yeah, my derp. The Durango will be announced tomorrow indeed (one of my friends made certain to keep me aware). Still doesn’t take away that I’m a bit more excited to see Microsoft’s E3 presentation this. Whatever they announce tomorrow, they will continue there.

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May 20, 2013 at 10:21AM EDT
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Didn’t valve announce that they wouldn’t be announcing anything this year?

May 20, 2013 at 10:44AM EDT
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Moar splinter cell pls Ubisoft

May 20, 2013 at 10:54AM EDT

I’ll be honest, ever since Steam has been introduced into my life, major company games have not really been to interesting too me. Indie games and Valve are gonna dominate the future by absolute quality, your lying tooyou’reself if you disagree. There are tons of Niche markets for these Indie companies to dominate in or improve upon a basic concept. PC is the best system because Valve is on PC mainly, unlike shitty consoles. Consoles are like cancer a themselves, they can’t even mod there games; a Mac is all I need.

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May 20, 2013 at 11:36AM EDT

And now with June nearly upon us; you better grab your tickets, pack your bags, your game boys, clubs for beating opposing console fanboys with, and plenty of Barf Bags, cause IT’S TIME TO BOARD THE E3 HYPE TRAIN BITCHES.

That’s right! You are LATE. Better take your Crowbar as well so you can beat your way though the crowds of raging fanboys and get your seat. We have a Nintendo Car, a Sony Car, a Microsoft Car, a PC car, and a car dedicated for Brawling between the fanbases. Free Meals will be served on the last car.

Upon the trains launch, the engines are put to FULL THROTTLE and you will be sent flying at over 420 Miles Per Hour THOUGH SOME SWEET COASTER LOOPS!

UP THIS ARTIFICIAL MOUNTAIN!

OUT INTO A TUBE INTO SPACE

SHOT OUT LIKE A CANNON!

AND INTO THE NEAREST BLACK HOLE!

If you haven’t gotten your tickets, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?!

May 30, 2013 at 05:14PM EDT
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^The only problem here is that the Microsoft engine exploded on the platform, and now the bitter fanboys are trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered hopes and dreams and slink off into the Sony and Nintendo trains, hoping no one will gawk at their misery and misfortune.

May 30, 2013 at 06:15PM EDT
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Natsuru, give me 1 very good reason why I should board that train.

May 30, 2013 at 06:42PM EDT
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Natsuru Springfield wrote:

And now with June nearly upon us; you better grab your tickets, pack your bags, your game boys, clubs for beating opposing console fanboys with, and plenty of Barf Bags, cause IT’S TIME TO BOARD THE E3 HYPE TRAIN BITCHES.

That’s right! You are LATE. Better take your Crowbar as well so you can beat your way though the crowds of raging fanboys and get your seat. We have a Nintendo Car, a Sony Car, a Microsoft Car, a PC car, and a car dedicated for Brawling between the fanbases. Free Meals will be served on the last car.

Upon the trains launch, the engines are put to FULL THROTTLE and you will be sent flying at over 420 Miles Per Hour THOUGH SOME SWEET COASTER LOOPS!

UP THIS ARTIFICIAL MOUNTAIN!

OUT INTO A TUBE INTO SPACE

SHOT OUT LIKE A CANNON!

AND INTO THE NEAREST BLACK HOLE!

If you haven’t gotten your tickets, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?!

Was that entirely necessary.

May 30, 2013 at 07:02PM EDT
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I have this feeling I might have a heart attack during the Nintendo Direct.

Also, according to June 10th, there’ll be four conferences: Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and Playstation. I’ll be at school during Microsoft’s (11:30 Central Time for me) so I’ll miss it but I’ll be there to watch the rest of ’em.

May 30, 2013 at 07:04PM EDT
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Well E3 certainly has taken a turn for the worse this year. Sigh, I just hope something great can come from it.

May 30, 2013 at 07:14PM EDT
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Cale wrote:

Was that entirely necessary.

Same question for quoting such a long post.

May 30, 2013 at 08:25PM EDT
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Unfortunately Microsoft is going to be spending a lot of time performing Damage Control. They dug themselves into a rather large trench by trying to rebrand the system and pushing the original target audience into second place, and not being able to give accurate info.

Nintendo E3’s are usually hit or miss, but the fact that they partnered with Best Buy to bring the demo’s to us is a step closer to my dream of having an online E3 Arcade. I am a Nintendo Junkie, I have been following the Nintendo News, so I am most excited for their direct. I have a Wii U, and I really like it, but all the games that fall under my personal rule of “get enough games on your wish list to out weigh the value of the system” aren’t even out yet. (Depression Impulse Buy. I had the money and my Id kicked my Ego and Superego in the balls.)

Sony… well, I just never really cared about the Playstation systems up till now (the controller is just not comfortable for me). But considering my general interest set, the games that will likely be released on the PS4 will be my preferred second console for this generation. If they can show me some games that I think look fun to play, I might go ahead and get it.


@Quantum:

You are already on board.

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May 30, 2013 at 08:50PM EDT
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Alright, finished the PlayStation E3 Bingo chart -


Feed me your suggestions for the Xbox and Nintendo ones, please.

Last edited May 30, 2013 at 09:54PM EDT
May 30, 2013 at 09:53PM EDT
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For Nintendo copy over Best of E3, Montages, and Birth of a Meme. Along with that… Retros New Game, Smash Brothers Big Reveal, Miyamoto with a Cosplay or Prop, Bayoneta 2 Gameplay Trailer and Year of Luigi Hype.

May 31, 2013 at 08:09PM EDT
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>When Xbox One was revealed:

>When Wii U sales rose 875%:

>When Nintendo drops a megaton bomb of first-party games onto E3:

>This year:

Jun 01, 2013 at 02:47AM EDT
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Only 2 weeks left.
Time to get this train on HYPEr DRIVE!!!!!!!!!

PEW PEW, MOTHERFUCKER!!!!

Jun 02, 2013 at 11:49AM EDT
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I recently picked up a Wii U and I love it. So far Sony and Microsoft haven’t really wowed me so I’m clinging to what I’ve already got my hands on I guess. I know I’m beating a dead horse by mentioning No More Heroes, but I’m interested in how the teased Shinobu based entry will play out. Perhaps we’ll see some gameplay.

On the other hand, I’d like to see more of Shinji Mikami’s upcoming Evil Within :O

Jun 02, 2013 at 08:20PM EDT
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ExudesAffluence wrote:

I WANT TO BELIEVE.


I’ve waited for Battlefront 3 for far too long… this better not be a hoax this time! If it isn’t…


I really would literally say yes over and over again for ten hours!

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Jun 02, 2013 at 08:22PM EDT
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Laud Piestrings wrote:


I’ve waited for Battlefront 3 for far too long… this better not be a hoax this time! If it isn’t…


I really would literally say yes over and over again for ten hours!

Back in April, some footage leaked from a LucasArts project known as “Version 2” (“Version 1” hopefully being Free Radical’s scrapped project that was confirmed to be Battlefront III), which looks very similar to another project called “First Assault,” which I admittedly don’t know anything about. In addition, over an hour of Version 2 gameplay footage was leaked on May 4th. Problem is, LucasArts got canned, but the rights to Star Wars video games got handed over to EA. DICE, Visceral and BioWare are already confirmed to be developing more Star Wars titles. The keyword there is “DICE;” most people I’ve seen assume Visceral will take over 1313 and that BioWare is working on another Knights of the Old Republic. Given that there seems to have been very serious progress on a Star Wars shooter post-Free Radical, there’s actually more hope these coming years for Battlefront III than the last couple. The game looked really unpolished in the leaks, so I doubt it would be revealed this E3 even if EA is getting on it, but there’s reason to believe that it’s at least in the works.

They could literally just take Battlefield’s mechanics and swap in Star Wars characters, vehicles and locales, and I would pay for it.

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Jun 02, 2013 at 09:11PM EDT
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I am going to rely on this thread to tell me everything I want to know about E3 because I feel I have better things to do than actually watch E3.

Jun 02, 2013 at 09:19PM EDT

I’m really anticipating the Nintendo Direct conference during E3. Anything having to do with Smash Bros. I’m all in for.

Also this ’cause lol xbone


@Captain Badass
Where’s the fun in that?

Jun 03, 2013 at 02:46AM EDT
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E3 is where gameers hopes and dreams go to die.

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Jun 03, 2013 at 05:05AM EDT

Meanwhile on the road to E3:

Deus Ex Human Revolution rose from the ashes of Deus Ex Invisible War, the sequel to the original Deus Ex; famously known as a failure that ruined the franchise. It is only fitting that the sequel to Human revolution will fail and possibly ruin the franchise for another lengthy hiatus.

XBone:
Xbox One DRM has a ‘lot of advantages’, says Microsoft. They continue to evade the used games issue, the always online justification but they do help confirm rumors that games need cloud saving to operate correctly. “We think there are a lot of advantages of having your content assigned to you digitally – we did that on 360 with cloud-saved games – and we want to do that with content.”

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Jun 06, 2013 at 04:09PM EDT
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Sakurai: “I have an announcement. During the Nintendo Direct to be broadcast from 11PM on the night of June 11th, the first trailer of the new entry in the Super Smash Bros. series will be broadcast. For the first time, simultaneously across the world! Do not miss it.”


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Jun 06, 2013 at 07:00PM EDT
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Pacific Time is 16 hours behind Tokyo, so… 7AM Pacific?

Jun 06, 2013 at 07:12PM EDT
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@Doctor Professor Vino
I feel that when I watch E3, I have to get through an hour of nothing to get to 5 minutes of something I care about.

Jun 06, 2013 at 09:40PM EDT
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