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E3 Round-up

by Andrew BryantJune 9, 2009

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With the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo is now in the past, lets have a look at the highs and the lows of the event…

Nintendo made so many waves with the Wiimote 3 years ago, it’s surprising it’s taken Microsoft & Sony so long to get comparable technology out there, but this years E3 will be fondly remembered for both Microsoft’s Project Natal and Sony’s PS3-nis PlayStation Motion Controller.

Now too the games!  For the first time since I can remember, there seem to be almost as many original IPs than sequels.  Games such as Realtime World’s APB, the clever and damn innovative Scribblenauts & Schafer’s Brütal Legend (PC release plskthxbye?) all went down a storm.

Alas, nothing can compare really to the majesty & controversy of the sequels – Assassin’s Creed II seems to (on the surface) have definitely made strides over the first game, Modern Warfare 2 looks to be a heart-pounding action game (but can it really step out of the cloud cast by COD4’s mushroom cloud?) whilst Left 4 Dead 2 is generating all the wrong publicity – could it be Valve’s un-doing?

Notable Trailers & Game/Device Listings after the cut…

Trailers

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APB

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Left 4 Dead 2

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Brütal Legend

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Assassin’s Creed II

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Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Metal Gear Solid: Rising

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Project: Natal

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Milo

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Mass Effect 2

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Borderlands

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Halo: Reach

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Need for Speed: SHIFT

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Just Cause 2

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Mafia II

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Super Mario Galaxy 2

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Crackdown 2

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Gran Turismo 5

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Mini Ninjas

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Singularity

Check out these trailers in HD & many more at Gametrailers

Game/Device Listing*:

* – by no means the complete list!

Multi-Platform

  • Alpha Protocol (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Bayonetta (X360, PS3)
  • Crysis 2 (Xbox360, PS3, PC)
  • Dragon Age: Origins(X360, PS3, PC)
  • Brütal Legend (X360, PS3)
  • Tekken 6 (X360, PS3, PSP, Arcade)
  • Aliens vs. Predator (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Modern Warfare 2 (X360, PS3, PC, Wii)
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online (X360, PS3, PC)
  • BioShock 2 (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Borderlands (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Assassin’s Creed II (X360, PS3, PC, DS)
  • WET (X360, PS3)
  • Brink (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Rogue Warrior (X360, PS3, PC)
  • APB (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Fallout 3: Point Lookout (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (X360, PS3)
  • Singularity (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction (PC, X360, DS)
  • Left 4 Dead 2 (X360, PC)
  • Mass Effect 2 (X360, PC)
  • Alan Wake (X360, PC)
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (X360, PC)
  • Tales of Monkey Island (Wii, PC)
  • EA Sports MMA (X360, PS3)
  • Red Dead Redemption (X360, PS3)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (X360, PS3)
  • Burnout Paradise: Big Surf Island (X360, PS3, PC)
  • The Agency (PC, PS3)
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS3, X360, Wii, PS2, DS, PC)
  • Prototype (PS3, X360, PC)
  • Blue (PS3, X360, PC)
  • Tony Hawk: Ride (PS3, X360, Wii)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC, X360, PS3)
  • Wolfenstein (PC, X360, PS3)
  • Red Faction: Guerilla (PS3, X360, PC)
  • Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (PS3, X360, PC, PSP, DS, Wii)
  • Just Cause 2 (PS3, X360, PC)

Xbox 360

  • Perfect Dark XLBA
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Halo: Reach
  • Ricochet
  • Milo
  • Lips: Number One Hits
  • The Bigs 2
  • GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
  • Natal

PS3

  • Heavy Rain
  • God of War III
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
  • Gran Turismo 5
  • Agent
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

PSP

  • PSP Go

Wii

  • Spore Hero
  • Wii Fit Plus
  • Wii Motion Plus
  • Trauma Team
  • New SMB: Wii

DS

  • Scribblenauts
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • Spore Hero: Arena

PC

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
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Andrew Bryant
The resident PC elitist fanatic enthusiast, Andrew’s grim outlook on the industry provides CNS with a hefty dollop of its news content. Oh, and he has managed to convince Barry to let him review stuff too! Hilarity ensues!
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