E3 2011: Battlefield 3

This was the last game that EA showed during their press conference at this year's E3 and wow. This is just.. wow.

Running on DICE's new Frostbite 2 engine, Battlefield 3 will feature fully destructable environments, high detail rendering, huge landscapes, and intense FPS action.

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I mean c'mon, how can you not be impressed by all this? Battlefield 3 is coming to store shelves on November 2011.

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E3 2011: SSX is back!

"It's tricky to rock a rhymeTo rock a rhyme that's right on time It's tricky, it's tricky tricky, tricky tricky"

One my favorite extreme sports games is back and it's looking incredible! EA Sports is bringing back SSX. With a grittier look compared to the upbeat and brightly colored SSX games in the past, I am liking the art style.

Now SSX purists might not be so hot about the new look but never fear, the game still retains the over-the-top arcadey feel in the tricks. A mode called Trick It will require you to perform insane air stunts to earn points. Pulling off huge tricks and landing them will cause a shockwave on the scenery that help you get bigger air. Oh and the Tricky meter is back.

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The other two game modes are Race It and Survive It. Race It is pretty obvious as it's your standard racing game mode. Survive It sounds a little more interesting. The trailer that was shown at this year's E3 showed two riders outrunning an avalanche. After a big leap of the edge of the mountain and all hope seemed lost for the riders. One of them launches a cable and latches onto a helicopter while the other transforms their suit into a flying suit and glided across the air.

From the flying squirrel suit, this is probably the same game as the SSX: Deadly Descent game that EA teased us about last year.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvizmCS8kAY&w=560&h=349]

How can you not get excited about this game?

E3 2011: Need for Speed - The Run

During EA's press conference, they revealed a new entry in the Need for Speed franchise. NFS The Run will feature high speed street racing you've come to know and love and, for the first time in the series, on foot segments.

From what they've shown at the press conference and from what I've seen on the show floor demos, the on foot segments are mostly quick time events. It's not just your standard quick time events though, it looks to incorporate some Heavy Rain-esque elements too such as having to look around for the parts you can interact with instead of waiting for the prompts to appear.

The on foot segments add a lot of cinematic flair but for now the concept that they're going with doesn't really sit well with me. The racing graphics however look fantastic. The game will be running on the Frostbite 2 engine. The Frostbite engine, as you know, runs on games such as the upcoming Battlefield 3 which is gorgeous.

I'll keep an open mind about the new direction EA is taking NFS in but for me to be impressed, they have to polish the hell out of this new game and make the on foot segments fun and be more than just QTEs.

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E3 2011: Transformers Universe Beta Signup

Remember that Transformers MMO post I made a while back? Well the game has a name now. it's called Transformers Universe they are accepting signups for the beta that will be released by the end of 2011. The game is being done by Jagex. They are responsible for the game Runescape.


If you are even mildly interested, you an signup for the beta here. http://transformersuniverse.com/2012-you-decide

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E3 2011: Street Fighter x Tekken E3 trailer [Update]

Capcom reveals a new trailer at E3 showing us new characters joining this crazy cross over between Street Fighter and Tekken. Capcom has been showing teaser character trailer for the past few weeks, now they finally reveal them with again more teasers of possible characters. Capcom sure loves being a tease.

On an added note, the command to tag out is MP+MK so it looks like the focus attack won't be present in this game and to win a match you need to take out just one of your opponent's characters, same rule as in the Tekken Tag Tournament games.