During the latter part of Ubisoft's very strange Keynote I was excited to see a few minutes of game play footage for
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier. This particular game focuses on close range combat and physicality so if you aren't the up close and personal type then Halo Reach is more up your alley and you can stop reading now. If you prefer to be all up in the enemies grill then you have a plethora of weapons and tactics to get the job done.
Wouldn't it be cool if you could turn invisible? You can do that. Want a posse to help you execute coordinated strikes? You got one. If you just so happen to like guns then you can use your silent automatics to lie low or break out the big guns to go Rambo if that's your thing.
Either way, the game environment is tailored to provide a good gaming experience to new comers and veterans of the franchise.
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Peter Moore, the president of EA Sports, made an insightful presentation on a new MMA game they are proud to be working on. There are a multitude of features that MMA fans can look forward to. Do you want to fight in venues all over the world? You can do that. Do you want a control scheme that favors timing and simplicity over complexity? They got that. Do you want to take player customization beyond your wildest dreams. You can definitely do that.
Not only can you create your own fighter in your image and give him your personality but you can flaunt it to the world online with Live Broadcast which takes your fighter, your opponent, your venue, and a live audience with live commentators and puts them all in one place. Not only that but you can fight for real world swag!
This is for sure something new and exciting for MMA and MMA fans alike. Welcome to the next level.
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Any section of a Press Briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles that begins with the confused statement "There are attractive people running around..." has got to leading into something interesting. Especially when it is muttered by Joel McHale, who was asked to host the briefing for a second year in a row, despite being the reason everyone hated the Ubisoft briefing last year.
We may not know why Joel was there again, but we do know why there were attractive people running around. They were part of the demo team for
Battle Tag, a new game from Ubisoft that really blurs the lines between videogame and real game.
Hit the break for the details on this new game.
We saw a lot of impressive things this year at Microsoft's Keynote. Some of the most impressive news came from the widely anticipated and aptly named
Kinect for the Xbox 360. Everyone can pick their favorite parts but even I am surprised at how impressive Forza looks given my hardcore Gran Turismo fan status. Bill Geist and Dan Greenawalt from the Forza team introduced us to a whole new Forza experience but more importantly a whole new racing game experience which the genre has needed for a little while now.
Hit the break for the full game rundown!
EA has really gone out with their participation in first person shooters lately.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been a huge hit. Such a hit, in fact, that it has inspired EA to create a new group, which they call The Gun Club. The Gun Club is a group for players who love EA shooters (not the drinks at their after-hours parties) and want to be kept in the loop about upcoming projects, events, etc. One of the things members get is access to Beta programs early.
One of the early Betas you can get access to as a Gun Club member is the new
Metal of Honor: Tier 1 (which is just being called Metal of Honor, but since we have already had one of those, we will use a full title), scheduled to hit shelves this October 12. The multiplayer Beta is scheduled for release on June 21, but Gun Club members can get it this week!
For more info on the new
Metal of Honor game, hit the break!
We have known for months now that Microsoft had been working on a new version of the Xbox 360 hardware. We have seen photos, we have seen screen captures of POS systems at retailers with the new SKUs, we have even seen future ads for the product. What we didn't know were the details, and today at Microsoft's Press Briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Microsoft waited until the very end to show us the goods.
Although the console had been sitting on stage all day and we had been looking at it the whole time, we had no idea it was there. Clever Microsoft hiding it in the shell of Classic White right in the middle of the stage. Right before he closed the briefing he lifted the shell and revealed the new shiny black case.
Hit the break for all the details on the next generation of our faithful friend.