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An E3 for the proletariat

posted on May 3rd, 2006 by jay

E3 is fast approaching. I won’t be going this year but two of our senior staff (a position I just made up) will be there. Due to chemical imbalances, I tend to tire of reading about E3 if I’m not going myself. Game sites are completely saturated with E3 info and I get bitter about not being there so I say screw it, I don’t want to know.

With this in mind, we have decided to make this E3 the E3 of the people. If you want to read about a specific game, company, talent, genre or anything else, let us know and we will cover it in as much depth as possible. You may not be able to go to E3, but we can go for you.

If we get no requests we’ll just cover what we want. And make sure to rub in how you didn’t get to go but we did. That’ll teach you.

Here is a random short list of the tons of games that will be there:
And yes, I’ve purposely listed games by the developer and not publisher whenever possible. It’s called fighting “the man.”

Rule of Rose: It’s Resident Evil 4 with blonde girls instead of insane Spaniards.

Atlus
Devil Summoner (PS2)
Persona 3 (PS2)
Bumpy Trot (Steambot Chronicles in the US) (PS2)
Rule of Rose (PS2)
Yggdra Union (GBA)
Contact (DS)

Bandai-Namco
IGPX (PS2)
Eureka Seven: TR1: New Wave (PS2)
Xenosaga III (PS2)
.hack GUI (PS2)
Naruto (PS2)
Gundam (PS3/360)
Tekken 6 (PS3)
Ridge Racer 7 (PS3)
Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception (PSP)
Tekken Dark Resurrection (PSP)

Tales of the Abyss: Only slightly Japanese looking.

Tales of the Abyss (PS2)
Pac-Man World Rally (PS2/PSP/GameCube/PC)
The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch (PSP)
Mobile Ops: The One Year War (Xbox 360)
Mage Knight Apocalypse (PC)
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos (PC)
The Fast and the Furious (PS2/PSP)
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron (PS2/PSP/PC)
Charlie Brown’s All-Stars (PS2/PSP)
Zatchbell!: Mamodo Fury (PS2/GameCube)
One Piece Grand Adventure (PS2/GameCube)

Bethesda
Fallout 3 (PC)

Bioware
Dragon Age (PC)

Blizzard
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)

Bungie
Halo 3 (Xbox 360)

Dead Rising: Like the Land of the Dead movie with less pretend meaning.

Capcom
Okami (PS2)
God Hand (PS2)
Street Fighter Zero Fighters Generation (PS2)
Dead Rising (X360)
Devil May Cry 4 (PS3)
Lost Planet (X360)
Ultimate Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins (PSP)
Monster Hunter Portable (PSP)
Megaman Battle Network 6 (GBA)
Megaman ZX (DS)
Resident Evil 5 (PS3/Xbox 360)

High Voltage Soft
Family Guy (Xbox/PS2)

Flagship
Hellgate: London (PC)

Free Radical
New game

From Software

Enchanted Arms: Cursed Legs.

Enchanted Arms (X360)

Koei
Fatal Inertia (PS3)
Blade Storm: Hundred Years War (PS3)
Samurai Warriors 2 (Xbox 360/PS2
Gitaroo Man Lives! (PSP)
Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2 (PSP)
Dynasty Warriors (DS)
Uncharted Waters Online (PC)
Dynasty Warriors BB (working title) (PC)

Konami
Bomberman: Act Zero (Xbox)
Dance Dance Revolution: SuperNOVA (PS2)
Silent Hill: Original Sin (PSP)
Death Jr. 2 (PSP)

Castlevania Portrait of Ruin: Artwork by Satan.

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)

Maxis
Spore (PC)

Midway
Stranglehold (PS3/Xbox 360/PC)
Unreal Tournament 2007 (PS3/PC)
Blitz: The League (360/PSP/Wii)
The Ant Bully (Wii/PS2/GameCube/GBA/PC)
Happy Feet (Wii/PS2/GameCube/GBA/DS/PC)
Mortal Kombat Armageddon (PS2/Xbox)
Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run (PS2/Xbox)
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (PC)
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (PC)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (PS2/GameCube/GBA)
MLB SlugFest 2006 (PS2/Xbox)
RUSH (PSP)
Mortal Kombat: Unchained (PSP)
NBA Ballers: Rebound (PSP)

Heavenly Sword: Any game made by a company called Ninja Theory has to be good, or at least silent and deadly.

Ninja Theory
Heavenly Sword (PS3)

Nintendo
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GC)
Super Mario 128 (Wii)
Super Smash Brothers Wii (Wii)
Starfox-esque game (DS)

Sega
House of the Dead 4 (Xbox 360)
Sonic the Hedgehog (PS3/Xbox 360)

Silicon Knights
Too Human (PC)

SNK-PlayMore
The King of Fighters XI (PS2)
Metal Slug 1 (DS)
Metal Slug Collection (PSP)

Sony
God of War 2 (PS2)

Children of Mana: Bad reviews have already started rolling in. Secret of Mana seems more and more like a fluke.

Square-Enix
Children of Mana (DS)
Dawn of Mana (PS2)
Dirge of Cerberus
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (DS)
Final Fantasy III (DS)
Final Fantasy V Advance (GBA)
Final Fantasy VI Advance (GBA)
Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan (PS2/Xbox 360)
Final Fantasy XII
Valkyrie Profile 2

Tecmo
Dead or Alive Extreme 2 (X360)

THQ
Destroy All Humans! 2 (PS2/Xbox)
Juiced 2 (PS2/Xbox)
Juiced: Eliminator (PSP)
Saint’s Row (Xbox 360)
Tak 4 (PS2/Xbox/GC)
The Outfit 2 (Xbox 360)

Ubisoft
Rayman (Wii)
Red Streel (Wii)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
Brothers in Arms Hell’s Highway
Assassin’s Creed (PS3/X360)
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic (PC)
Open Season (PC/PS2/PSP/Xbox/Xbox 360/GameCube/DS/GBA)

11 Comments

  1. jay said on May 3, 2006:

    I want to know about a lot of stuff, but I’ll try to limit myself:
    Fallout 3
    Dragon Age
    Ghosts and Goblins for PSP
    Land Stalker remake for PSP
    Anything Camelot Software Planning
    Anything Treasure

  2. fr0g said on May 3, 2006:

    Dynasty Warriors and Halo 3 are the only games on that list that interest me. But those two REALLY interest me.

  3. Fil said on May 3, 2006:

    God of War 2, just because the first one was the finest morality play I ever played. Of course, both Legend of Zelda titles, for their pedigree. And then Culdcept Saga on the 360. My 360 resistance may break down then when it comes out.

  4. pat said on May 3, 2006:

    at risk of sounding cliched…
    i agree with jay about camelot and treasure. and with fil about gow2. im still curious about final fantasy xii and persona 3, despite the fact those series have disappointed me at various times over the years. definitely interested in spore despite the fact i havent really played a pc game since college.

  5. Stefan said on May 3, 2006:

    Out of the given list, I really want to hear about Bumpy Trot and Spore, and maybe some comments on Too Human.

    And I’ll just chime in on camelot and treasure too.

  6. Dre said on May 3, 2006:

    Find out if this Wii thing’s for real. Also curious about the Zelda-ness, one good, one bad? The more the better, so we get our money’s worth!

  7. Dan said on May 3, 2006:

    Spore is something I have been interested in the second I heard about it. I would have to put it on the very top of my list; with the other top spots going to the usual suspects (Halo 3, FFXII, etc. etc.) As for title I am least interested in hearing anything about, that honor would have to go to Destroy all Humans! 2. Honestly, how the hell did that game get made?

  8. Christian said on May 3, 2006:

    Quite a few interesting games in that list, though if Fallout 3 really is there then nothing else matters, not even Zelda.

    Wonder if Diablo 3 really will be there?

  9. Ralin said on May 6, 2006:

    Akarias = newb.

    Gimme some info on Blue Dragon and Mistwalker Studios

  10. Glagnar said on May 6, 2006:

    One game missing on that list is Funcom Age of Conan — Hyborian Adventures A Online Action RPG for the pc

  11. Akai said on May 8, 2006:

    Information on Sega’s Virtua Fighter 5. Thanks – Akai.

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