Wednesday, July 11, 2007

E3 2007



Microsoft
- So I watched the entire Microsoft Press Conference. Stupid G4 broadcasts it live but then you have commercials so I missed some of it.
- Almost all footage was gameplay with several games being demoed right on stage.
- Only Resident Evil 5 won't come out this year (which btw looked really good). All other games shown are set to come out this year which is pretty impressive.
- Biggest surprise? NO PRICE DROP!
- Lamest reveal? Special edition halo 3 xbox 360....umm yeah it's green.
- It was revealed that gta 4 trailers (both of them) were from the 360 version. Man I hope they work on that framerate
- I was really impressed by COD4. It really looked great.
- Gears of war on PC will be for Vista AND XP. 5 new chapters including that big boss fight we never got on 360 but only saw in a cut scene.
- Single Player Halo 3 footage was shown. It's looking pretty good.

- This is going to be one EXPENSIVE Christmas. Nintendo and Sony press conferences happens today.

UPDATE 7/18/07:
Revised Post E3 Shopping list:
- actual platform for each title could change based on reviews/info
- Trying not to look too far past this year

must buy on day 1:
360:
bioshock
halo 3
gta 4
assassin's creed
Mass Effect
Ace Combat 6 (loved the demo!)
Call of Duty 4
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (please fix the online)

ps3:
Heavenly Sword
Lair
Burnout 5 Paradise (maybe wait for 360 version?)
MGS4 (2008)
Killzone 2 (2008)
Echocrome (maybe psp)

wii:
Mario Galaxy
Metroid (already preordered for $40 shipped)

pc:
Gears of war
Unreal Tournament 3
Crysis (build entire new pc when this launches: sept 07 maybe)
Half Life 2 orange box
Guild Wars: Eye of the North
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate

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must have but maybe not on day 1:

360:
Splinter Cell: Conviction
pgr4

ps3:
Time Crisis 4 (I love those light gun games)

wii:

pc:

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wait and see:

360:
medal of Honor: airborne
VF5 (online multiplayer on 360 version)
Guitar Hero 3
Rock Band
Lost Odyssey
Blue Dragon (played demo, not really my thing)
Eternal Sonata
Stranglehold
Brothers in Arms - Hell's Highway
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Kane & Lynch
BlackSite: Area 51 (I actually enjoyed the demo)
Stuntman: Ignition (played through the demo twice. I also enjoyed it in a frustrating, trial and error, dragon's lair with cars sort of way)
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage
America's Army: True Soldiers
SEGA Rally Revo (I've enjoyed the series in the past)
Need for Speed ProStreet (maybe I should finish the last two games first)
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (co-op online over live!)
Army of Two
Timeshift

ps3:
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (not a big ratchet fan)
Warhawk
Wipeout HD
Haze
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

wii:
High School Musical: Sing It! (wife likes the movie)
Wii Fit (wife would probably like this)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Manhunt 2
Geometry Wars: Galaxies (gotta see how well the controls work)
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

pc:
Left 4 Dead
Hellgate
quake wars

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