“Respawn Entertainment is looking to change the way gamers perceive multiplayer first-person shooters, moving beyond mindless action and plot neglect and infusing single-player elements into its multiplayer-only title, Titanfall. During E3 2013, I got a look at just how this team made up of Infinity Ward alums aims to use this method to change the way we look at shooting each other in the digital space.”
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“Zenimax Online Studios’ The Elder Scrolls Online, the MMORPG poised to finally bring the rich Elder Scrolls universe to the MMO space, isn’t due to arrive until spring of 2014, but Bethesda’s booth at this year’s E3 had plenty to offer regarding the game’s progress, from a guided demo, to hands-on gameplay, to a one-on-one interview with a key member of the development team.”
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“If there’s one thing that Destiny showed me at E3 2013, it’s promise. Promise that the company is looking to take first-person shooter gameplay in a whole new direction and bring some much-needed innovation to the genre. The little taste that I got during Bungie’s hands-off demonstration didn’t do enough for me to immediately buy what they’re selling, but the game does have my curiosity and attention at this point.”
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“E3 sure makes us GN editors hungry, both figuratively — for games — and literally — for GIANT burgers! We satisfied our appetites for both with this conversation over dinner about our favorite games encountered through day 2 of E3 2013.”
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“Following a grueling day of pre-show press conferences, the GamerNode editors in attendance at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles – plus one long-distance guest – sat down to discuss the day’s events, announcements, and revelations to befall the gaming world.”
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“In the waning, final minutes of E3 2013, I got to sit down with Volition’s Brandon Bray, audio director for Saints Row IV. During the interview, Brandon and I discussed the game’s reception at the show, its over-the-top humor, the history of the dubstep gun, and more.”
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“Disney Infinity is a bold undertaking. Working off of Activision’s popular Skylanders mold, Disney is integrating figurines of several characters from across the company’s properties into gameplay by allowing players to scan them into the Infinity‘s numerous worlds. While each of these worlds — known in the game as Play Sets — will feature its own setting, story, and play mechanics, it’s the creative Toy Box mode that was the game’s biggest of challenges.”
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“The LAPD showed up to Ouya’s public outdoor exhibit in the parking lot across the street from E3 2013 yesterday in an attempt to shut the crowd-funded console’s presence down.”
“The PlayStation 4 will run consumers $399 in the US, €399 in Europe, and £349 in the UK and will release this holiday season, announced Sony at its E3 press conference last night.”
This year will be the fourth-straight E3 that I will be attending. All of them with GamerNode; all of them a ton of fun. However, this one has left me more excited than perhaps even my first.
In 2010, I got to enjoy my first E3 ever: experiencing Los Angeles, the convention center, booths, games, pressers, parties, and everything in-between. I was so overwhelmed with joy that it was like being a kid in a candy store, to steal that overused cliché.
When I returned in 2011, it was my first trip as a veteran — even one that had admittedly at the time become a bit jaded — and 2012 was my first E3 where I was on camera. Granted it was smartphone cameras and done via livestream for an attempt to give viewers a true all-access experience, but it was a first for me, GamerNode, and — as far as I know — game journalism as a whole.
That said, all of these firsts don’t fully compare to the one that will be occurring at E3 2013: A new console generation in full swing. This is not intended to slight the Wii U, but at E3 2012 it was just one system, one console maker, focused on next-gen. Now we have the Wii U gearing up for its first full year with the new hardware released, while Sony and Microsoft rev up the hype machines for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Each company will be kicking it into high gear and bringing its A-game in an attempt to control the beginning of this new cycle.
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