News you may have missed (E3 edition)

Thats it! E3 is done and dusted, which finally gave the MyGaming team time to rub their tired eyes and breakdown what went on this year’s show. There was also a lot more on offer, as some companies and publishers were not done with the announcements once E3 closed it’s doors.

Patience, my son

We were updated with some things to look forward to, and to wait for with impatient anticipation.

Darksiders II SA pre-order incentives detailed
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier delayed on PC, new release date
Humble Indie Bundle V adds Braid, Super Meat Boy, Lone Survivor

MWEB GameZone King of the Console Tournament – Xbox 360 vs PS3
Sleeping Dogs story trailer sets action-packed tone

Together we’re strong

Some partnerships emerged, bringing the best of tech and gaming together.

Samsung and Gaikai bringing cloud gaming to Smart TVs
Sony and HTC team up

Wishful thinking

We got some good vibes and optimism from developers (and rappers) about upcoming games.

NFS: Most Wanted features “all the best sh**” from Hot Pursuit, Burnout Paradise
Epic explains Gears of War: Judgement setting

Peter Molyneux’s new game features a single £50,000 DLC item

The Amazing Spider-Man: Not your typical movie tie-in

Snoop Dogg will judge your Tekken Tag 2 skills

Take it or leave it

Sony refused to offer a price drop on their latest handheld, while Nintendo listed their upcoming handheld titles.

No PS Vita price drop in 2012
Nintendo 3DS game line-up revealed at E3 2012
PS Vita, 3DS under pressure from Android and Apple
Crytek switching to “entirely free-to-play” development

Features

And we took a closer look at some of the standout games of E3, checked out a local gaming meetup and analysed some of SA’s internet options.

NFS: Most Wanted injecting some aggression into the franchise
ZombiU – one of E3′s standout titles
Debriefing: 2upGamers 6th Gen in Cape Town
Uncapped ADSL bundles – prices compared

E3 2012 was let loose on the world since Monday, and things didn’t stop moving since then. With all the craziness and news that has ensued, its hard to keep up with all the announcements, reveals and surprises – but don’t fear, we’ve got all the news that you need to know about the gigantic gaming expo.

Microsoft

Microsoft kicked off E3 first with an number of expected details, as well as some pretty big surprises. Gamers obviously got a deeper look into the next instalment in one of Microsoft’s biggest franchises, Gears of War: Judgement, as well as Black Ops II, Halo 4 and the new Splinter Cell making up the bulk of the show.

Gears of War: Judgement E3 trailer criminalises Baird
Black Ops II gameplay is refreshing but familiar
Halo 4 makes an impact at E3 2012
FIFA 13 highlights Kinect integration
Splinter Cell: Black List screenshots light up the dark
Gears of War: Judgement to feature class-based multiplayer
Gears of War: Judgement campaign details
Microsoft’s SmartGlass links tablets to consoles
E3 2012: Watch the entire Microsoft presentation

EA

EA have been terrible at keeping secrets with their upcoming games, although they never fail to impress. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (being developed by Criterion) was shown off, along with Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 keeping eyes glued to the presentation.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted picks up the E3 heat
Dead Space 3 screenshots, a frightful duet

Dead Space 3 comes with co-op and a release window

Crysis 3 E3 gameplay drops jaws, as expected

Battlefield 3 Premium is official, price and details finalised

E3 2012: Watch the entire EA presentation

Ubisoft

Ubisoft came in swiftly and subtly into E3, as everyone knew Assassin’s Creed III was set to be the big demonstration (and that it was); however, the publisher surprised everyone by showing off the incredible Watch Dogs.

Assassin’s Creed III gameplay makes Connor the ultimate badass
Watch Dogs: Ubisoft’s E3 surprise
Rayman Legends gameplay and details revealed

Assassin’s Creed: Liberation announced for PS Vita

Far Cry 3 screenshots – gorgeous but deadly

Watch Dogs confirmed for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Sony

Sony once again showed the graphical prowess of their console by exhibiting Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us and God of War: Ascension, while Quantic Dream also chimed in with their new game, Beyond: Two Souls, starring Ellen Page.

The Last of Us will take your breath away
God of War: Ascension E3 gameplay and release date revealed
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale: Drake and Big Daddy join the party
Beyond: Two Souls – Quantic Dream’s new game stars Ellen Page
Sony reveals new PlayStation Move Racing Wheel

Nintendo

Nintendo put a lot of focus on the Wii U and its upcoming games, particularly highlighting how their GamePad tablet controller would work with future games.

Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller: all the details
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition brings new features to Wii U
New Mario games unveiled for Wii U, 3DS

Pikmin 3 scuttling onto Nintendo Wii U

New Super Mario Bros. U screenshots

Some other cool stuff

There were plenty of other demonstrations and things happening on the showroom floor that deserve just as much attention as anything else.

Tomb Raider E3 demonstration tests Lara’s limits
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo severs everything
Resident Evil 6 brings horror back to E3
Square Enix showcase their new impressive tech demo
Star Wars 1313 may have just nabbed “best graphics” award
DmC: Dante hits the dancefloor in new E3 trailer
SimCity gets launch window, new gameplay trailer, Facebook spin-off

What are your favourite announcements or showings at this year’s E3 expo? Let us know in the comments below.

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