e3, a video and computer games convention, stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo and is held at the L.A. convention centre. this year’s event began just yesterday/today (June 11) and, as a result, my social feeds have been bombarded with an onslaught of gaming news. while i couldn’t care less about the heated battle between the ps4 and xbox one, a debate that doesn’t concern a person who stopped contributing to the console market since ps1, i’m always excited to watch the trailers and sneak peeks of the games about to debut – even though i can’t play a majority of them:
1. The Last of Us
if anything, this is the most anticipated game coming out of E3 2013. a console game built for ps3, the last of us is a survival horror game reminiscent of the walking dead and i am legend. the general landscape of the game features a city thriving with the fungus-infected living dead and a father-daughter duo attempting to outlast their dying world. in terms of the ps4 vs. xbox one debate, this game itself may serve as the sole reason why gamers might want to buy the ps4.
watch dogs takes the usual concept of war and gun shootouts and transforms it into information warfare through the central protagonist and antihero, Aiden Pearce. it’s launch at E3 has garnered positive responses mostly due to its concept and amazing graphics. watching the trailer itself is like watching the layout of a high-tech action movie. i won’t be surprised if the game is set to launch on the big screen in the near future, with Nicholas Cage as Aiden no less.
3. Star Wars Battlefront
i used to watch my brother play this game on the computer, so it kind of has a soft spot. less of a trailer and more of a teaser, the latest installment of star wars is long-overdue for a release. EA DICE unveiled this trailer just yesterday during E3 but little more information is given about it. meanwhile, the teaser is all that’s available for anticipating star wars gamers.
4. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
expanding on the original concept of the game, the sequel is set to add a 4-player co-op mode to the experience where different plants have different abilities. i know i can’t wait to see what this game is like, since it is coming out on the “all-accessible” PC. but the wait is going to be a long one, as the launch date is set to be in Spring 2014. 😦
5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
call of duty: ghosts probably isn’t a game i’d play. i’m honestly not into the counter-strike and battlefield kind of games. it’s also unlikely that i’d get myself into the latest installment of CoD when it comes out in november. but i just had to add this one in there because, while i can’t exactly appreciate the gameplay myself, i can still admire the amazing graphics within the game, especially the underwater sequence played through by the guys from IGN in the above video.
so, i’ve gone through five games featured in E3 and that are about to be launched in the upcoming future. another trailer i’ve yet to check out, but is on my ‘watch later’ list is Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Trailer. but i think that’s all for now in terms of gaming trailers. i’d like to move on to a trailer i just saw today:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
elves and hobbits and dragons, oh my! it looks just amazing and i can’t wait for it to come out. orlando bloom is back, with his fishtail braid and weird silver blue eyes in the trailer. they finally showed the face (or CGI face) of Smaug. all i need now is a time, ticket and popcorn. 😀
i hope you guys enjoyed my wind-up of the E3 trailers/videos that have caught my attention. and my fangirling of the latest installment of the the hobbit trailer.
till next time!