The Electronic Entertainment Expo (hereafter referred to as “E3″ or just “the expo”) begins this week in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Entertainment Software Association, who puts on the show, has made E3 wax and wane over the last few years and this year it looks like it will strike a balance between the high attendance spectacle/circus it was in its peek and the sterile, industry VIP only affair from the past few years.
I recently read an article on Frag Dolls,which happens to be one of my favorite geek websites to browse. It’s basically a website about how a bunch of geeky girl gamers, recruited by Ubisoft, take multiplayer shooters to a whole new level. They even compete in special tournaments and have won several awards. They are proof that you don’t have to be a boy to be a geek or a gamer. So you can see how this would appeal to me.
I am an avid player and fan of the free online game Vindictus made by Nexon. Vindictus is a brutal hack and slash style MMO that plays like a glorious love child of Devil May Cry and Monster Hunter, with an interactive environment making use of the Source engine seen in Half-Life and Team Fortress.
Here we go again.
Duke Nukem Forever is the gaming industry’s longest running joke. The appropriately named game from 3D Realms has been in development since 1997. When the development studio ran out of funding in 2010, they handed development over to Gearbox Software. According to an official statement from 2K, the game’s publisher, the release date has been pushed back from May 3rd to June 14th.
Pow! Thwip! Snikt! The wait is over true believers! After ten long years and a few very japanese “vs” titles, we finally have a proper sequel in the Marvel vs Capcom series. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds hits on all the right spots for comic book nerds and gaming geeks, even for those who aren’t big fighting game fans.
There is a ton of buzz around Nintendo’s new portable, the 3DS. With good reason of course. It looks like a fantastic machine and the japanese are reviewing it favorably. A 3D screen with no need for glasses, backwards compatibility, and a Zelda remake that I’ve been begging for since Mario 64 came out for the DS are the reasons I’m planning on getting one when it comes to the states. But you know what? I’m probably going to play it and leave it at home. Portable? Mostly. Convenient? Not really. And don’t even get me started on that behemoth Sony NGP.
Tiny Wings is an adorable iPhone game that is exactly the thing I needed to tear me away from freakin’ angry birds. No, not just because it’s about birds. Yes, because it is just as addicting. Is it okay to replace one addiction with another? I digress.