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Help Me Satisfy Your E3 Hunger!

No, I’m not talking vampires or a modern kind of junk food. E3 is right around the corner (June 15-17th) and promises to be better than ever. If the term E3, or Electronic Entertainment Expo sounds foreign to you.. read my article here to brush up on the lingo and culture a bit before you proceed.

I’ll be attending the expo armed with a video and still camera, audio recorder, netbook and even archaic notepads, having the most variety of gadgetry and doodads available  to help me capture this experience. I may even be live streaming at the event, if you guys show interest in that.

Q. Wait Nixie, my interests?  You’re the one covering the event.

A. Quite right, Watson. I’m an E3 virgin, you see.. and I’d love it if you could accompany me on my journey. Come with me to the expo, even if only in spirit! This means I’d like to only write/vlog/report on things YOU  care about.

Your Mission:

Below is a list of the bigger games that will be at the show. Pick one, a few, or a short list of games and tell me why you are excited for it, or what you want to know about it. You can even ask a specific question that you have about your game pick and I’ll do my best to get them answered by the developers!

I’m also planning on getting shwag from the booths you choose and I’ll be giving free stuff away when I come back, so make sure to write down your picks before it’s too late!

Over the weekend I will collect your answers then cover the most mentioned games and post a poll up. I will give your comments, concerns and ask your questions at the show. Now, without further ado…

E3 2010 Games List: (you can find the full list of game titles here at IGN)

2K Games

Sid Meier’s Civilization V (PC)
Spec Ops: The Line (PC, PS3, X360)
XCOM (PC, X360)

Bethesda Softworks

Brink (PC, PS3, X360)
Fallout: New Vegas (PC, PS3, X360)
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (PC, PS3, X360)
Rage (PC, PS3, X360)

Electronic Arts

Bulletstorm (PC, PS3, X360)
Crysis 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
Dead Space 2 (PC, PS3, X360)


Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night (iPhone)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3, X360)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP)
Saw II: The Videogame (PS3, X360)


LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge — Special Edition (PC, PS3, X360, iPhone)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)
Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)

MTV Games

Rock Band 3 (PS3, Wii, X360)


Crafting Mama (DS)
Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (PS3, Wii, X360)
Swords (Wii)
Zumba Fitness (tba)


Fable III (PC, X360)
Fable III (Limited Collector’s Edition) (X360)
Gears of War 3 (X360)
Halo: Reach (X360)

Microsoft Game Studios

Project Natal (X360)

Sony Computer Entertainment

EyePet: Your Virtual Pet (PS3)
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip (PSP)
Invizimals (PSP)
Killzone 3 (PS3)
LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
Move Party (PS3)
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS3)
Slider (PS3)
TV SuperStars (PS3)
The Fight: Lights Out (PS3)
The Shoot (PS3)

Sony Online Entertainment

Free Realms (PC, PS3)


Homefront (PC, PS3, X360)
Warhammer 40,000 MMO Project [untitled] (PC)
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PS3, X360)


Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PC, PS3, X360)
Shaun White Skateboarding (PC, PS3, X360)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PC, PS3, X360)
Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2 (PC, PS3, X360)


Portal 2 (PC, X360)

Warner Bros. Interactive

F.E.A.R. 3 (PC, PS3, X360)
Super Scribblenauts (DS)
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest (DS, PS3, PSP, Wii)
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PC, PS3, X360)

You have your mission, choose wisely.



  1. goatofthemountains says:

    The thing I would like to hear about the most, but isn’t on the list is Starcraft II. That’s definitely the one that I’ve been anticipating the most.

    However, I will pick from your list, and hands down, it’s gotta be Fallout New Vegas. The original writers + the new game enginge = quite possibly the best game EVER! Anything I ever hear about this game, I usually get pretty giddy like a schoolgirl. (a very UGLY schoolgirl btw :-P.

    So, that’s my thoughts. Have fun and bring back lots of presents!

  2. Neoreloaded says:

    I would like to see a Crysis 2.

    Live streamimg sounds great – its cool that you live in LA – seems like there is no end of things to do. Here in the Uk its just shops -pub-shops-pub -more-shops. Depressing.

  3. I am glad we can go to E3 together ad E3 virgins 🙂 i am hoping to see Resistance 3 there, as well as Metoid other M, Zelda, the all new 3DS, and Project Natal 😀
    just one more week 😀

  4. Jericon says:

    Definitely Halo Reach, Gears 3, Portal 2.

    I’d also be interested in seeing the progression of things that were showed at CES and howthey have come from there (Razor’s prototypes for xbox controllers and such).

  5. Dark X Dragon says:

    I only really care about Valve’s “surprise” announcement.

    Other than Valve I tend to prefer Indie games (read: games with originality and a colour scheme other than brown).

  6. Jank Hank says:

    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Monkey Island 2

    As Jericon mentioned, about the Razer controllers, see if you can get a release date on them; I wants it

  7. Seg says:

    A slight correction that Portal 2 will also be on Mac. But that speaks to the larger discussion that would be nice to be on the lookout for.

    How does the introduction of Steam on Mac effect the industry?

    It’s not lost on me that IGN doesn’t have a checkbox available to mark titles as Mac. However, we’re seeing a flood of titles in the spotlight now that they’re on Mac. While it’s too soon to see an industry wide change, be on the lookout for anything that may speak to the future of the platform.

  8. Andreas says:

    I recently wrote my Bachelor Thesis on the topic “Virtual Texturing”, so I would be happy to get some up to date answers on id softwares Rage.

    How big is Rage atm. in an uncompressed state? (Last info was : 1TerraByte)
    What is the framerate on the PS3? (there were comments that the team had problems especially with this platform)

    Hope they will show some playable demos.

  9. Greenagainn! says:

    Valve. I need to know if it’s Ep3 replacing Portal 2. It better be.

  10. Sharky says:

    I was wondering if there was anything that looks really promising that is NOT part of an ongoing franchise already.

  11. Daniel says:

    I only care about a few things at E3.

    What does Valve have to say about Episode 3? I need to know when Alyx and I will be traveling north!

    I also want more info on DC Universe Online. I am not sure if SOE will be bringing that team to E3, but I’m pretty sure they’ll be there. I heard rumors of a release in November too!

  12. ferro_man says:

    as a computer and wii gamer… Swords is the only wii exclusive on your list (so some info about it would be nice) and i didn’t see diablo 3 on your list but it’s the only game i am anticipating right now.

  13. Nixie says:

    Valve surprise announcement, check. Razer controllers, check. New Vegas.. check. Wii Exclusives.. check.

    *feverishly scribbles down notes*

    Feel free to pick more from the extended list below, I just had to cut it down or else you guys would be scrolling to infinity here. =)

  14. Tommy says:

    Sid Meier’s Civilization V
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, I heard that this was only for PS3, did they change their minds?
    Star Wars: The Old Republic
    Fable III
    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
    Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
    Portal 2
    The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

    And how about Elder Scrolls V? It can’t end with Oblivion, it just can’t…

  15. Dolphinaura says:

    I would actually like to see more stuff about project natal. that project looks uber awesome atm

  16. DeeV says:

    No Beyond Good & Evil 2! *pout*

    Definitely Portal 2 and Valve’s “surprise announcement”. Crysis 2 would also be on my list.

  17. Daniel says:

    You should also make an attempt to check out Nyko’s Booth. Nyko always delivers on the booth babes.

  18. Slick says:

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

    ‘Nuff said.

  19. D4N says:

    Portal 2 obviously! :3

  20. Bubba says:

    It seems you already checked Fallout New Vegas.

    If it would be possible I would like to see the Warhammer 40K games,I’m kind of curious if they will turn out to be as good as DoW, or if they will be trash like Firewarrior…

    Any PC or PS3 FPS or PC RTS would be great!

    Streaming video would be sweet, if it would be reasonable for you of course!


  21. BigWhale says:

    Valve’s surprise announcement? Steam for Linux and a bunch of games to go with it?

    That would certainly be nice. 😉

  22. Joe says:

    Brink (PC, PS3, X360)
    Fallout: New Vegas (PC, PS3, X360)
    Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (PC, PS3, X360)
    APB (PC)
    Crysis 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
    Dead Space 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
    Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP)
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)
    Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)
    Fable III (PC, X360)
    Gears of War 3 (X360)
    Halo: Reach (X360)
    Project Natal (X360)
    Killzone 3 (PS3)
    SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS3)
    Warhammer 40,000 MMO Project [untitled] (PC)
    Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PC, PS3, X360)
    Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PC, PS3, X360)
    Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
    Portal 2 (PC, X360)
    The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest (DS, PS3, PSP, Wii)
    The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PC, PS3, X360)

    lol its quite a list… sorry about that but i live in the UK and flying to the US is very hard when you dont have the money, or time since im studying…

  23. Andrew says:

    +1 for the live streaming!

  24. goatofthemountains says:

    For the record, I’m taking credit for you checking New Vegas, even though I knew you’d to that anyway. 😛

  25. Phenomeno says:

    F.3.A.R. There is no more exciting and scary that play any F.E.A.R. in the nights with all the volume or with headphones. I’d like to know more about the co-op mode and the improvements in the game mode for the pc version.

    Greetings from México

  26. Security says:

    The list:
    – Valve’s surprise (formerly known as Portal 2 announcement)
    – Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (for old school gamers)
    – Fable 3 (I have my doubts about this game but the past 2 were fun enough tho)
    – Splatterhouse (arcade game remade for the PS3 and 360)
    – Razer console gear (that 360 controller looks decent)

    It seems my list is rather short, I expected more games to interest me but sadly this is not the case.

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