Retrospective: E3 2012

Well, I’ve done it. I’ve gone through all of the E3 conferences, and right now I’m exhausted by the amount of information and gamer love I have to share with all of you. There’s so much content that I have to cover that I won’t even begin to start detailing them all within ONE post. This would be unfair to developers, publishers, and pretty much anyone in the industry if I rushed detailing all of the highs and lows of this year’s biggest event.

I had some definite moments where I was blown out of my seat, and there were also moments where I was begging for more. I’ll have more reports on all of these games in detail, but for now I’ll give you a run down list of the games that were covered via the conferences and I’ll highlight the ones that shocked and awed me so that you’ll see what I’m looking forward to covering most:

Microsoft:

  • Halo 4
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Nike + 
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Tomb Raider
  • EA Sports [ Madden 13, etc.]
  • XBox Smart Glass

Sony:

  • Beyond
  • Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale
  • God of War: Ascension
  • Last of Us
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Assassin’s Creed: Liberation
  • Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified 
  • Far Cry 3
  • Wonderbook
  • and other Tech related improvements

Nintendo:

  • Super Mario Bros. U
  • Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition
  • Paper Mario: Sticker 
  • Scribblenauts: Unlimited
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Nintendoland
  • Pikmin 3
  • Zombi U
  • Lego City Undercover
  • Wii Fit U

Ubisoft:

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Rayman: Legends
  • Far Cry 3
  • Just Dance 4
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
  • Zombi U
  • Shootmania
  • Watchdogs

EA:

  • Dead Space 3
  • Madden 13
  • SimCity Social
  • SimCity
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter
  • FIFA 13
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  • Crysis 3
  • Other game updates, tech, etc.

Note:

I will also be detailing a couple of Tech Talk posts in relation to the new hardware/software properties that some of these companies put out. These posts will be more of my own personal opinion on how I feel these properties will aid/inhibit accessibility, education, etc. within games. They should be taken with a grain of salt seeing as I can currently only judge visually without actually having hands-on experience with them yet.

So – great E3 and I’m excited to talk in depth about a ton of these games and my impressions! Look forward to updates in the coming week. The first game I’ll be talking about is one of Sony’s great new IP’s that blew me out of the water: Beyond, so look forward to that soon!

2 responses to “Retrospective: E3 2012

  1. I didn’t have the time to watch E3 live this year like I usually do, so I’m having a catch up on it today. I often prefer to watch it live with a friend so that you can discuss the show while you watch it. I look forward to hearing your opinions about it and may also consider posting up some of my own if I see anything of interest. I imagine I will as I have been hearing some very good things :D.

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