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E3 2014: The No Shows

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There are a few things we would have liked to see, but unfortunately didn’t. Let’s take a look at the game we thought we’d see a little of, but didn’t.

The Last Guardian

TheLastGuardian

With the Last Guardian making news again, we thought we’d catch a glimpse of Team Ico’s The Last Guardian making some sort of appearance at E3 this year. The game is apparently in full production, but that means very little at this point. Right now, it may as well be considered vapourware. Last night, during the press conferences, there was a Witcher 3 video where Geralt was seen killing a large winged creature. I tweeted this. I may have been right.

 

Agent

Agent

Equalling The Last Guardian in the vapourware stakes is Rockstar’s Agent, which has failed to show up at E3 again. First announced as a PlayStation exclusive in 2009 to the jubilation of just about everyone, Agent would have the Grand Theft Auto developers working on a game involving espionage. Apparent;ly it’s so good at spy stuff, that it hasn’t been seen since.

Gears of War

GearsofWar

Where in the hell was Gears of War? We know that Black Tusk has only recently taken charge of the Gears of War franchise, but we were expecting to see something from one of Microsoft’s biggest franchises. As the game that convinced many to buy an Xbox 360 in the first place, a new Gears of War could have easily done the same in this very important E3.

Anything from Rare

Rare

Microsoft’s dropped Kinect as a mandatory device, and that means that Rare can be put to work to make actual decent games again, right? And we’ll surely see something from those veterans at E3. Battletoads? Banjo Kazooie? Perfect Dark? Nope, nope and nope.

Vita games people actually want to play

Vita

Sony’s PlayStation Vita is a great little handheld, with a wealth of great games that people want to play. The last bit of that statement was a complete fabrication. The Vita is nothing but a handheld port machine, and PlayStation 4 remote device. It’s home to some quirky niche games, and JRPGs and very little else that people want to play. We hoped, and even expected that Sony would show off a ton of cool games for the Vita; the sort of games that would convince people they needed a Vita. We were wrong.

There a re few games we’d have liked to see, but knew weren’t coming – like Fallout 4, Final Fantasy XIV, Kingdom Hearts 3, Alan Wake 2. What were you hoping to see that you didn’t?

Last Updated: June 10, 2014

54 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 10, 2014 at 15:31

    Oh man, no TLG, I know ‘someone’ that has dem feels…

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  2. Hammersteyn

    June 10, 2014 at 15:34

    I tried to use the Vita’s near app and it bought me a plane ticket.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    June 10, 2014 at 15:36

    God of War, because he was shown for a brief period in the E3 PS trailer.

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    • Skyblue

      June 10, 2014 at 22:01

      Please God, no more God of War, no more Gears of War, no more anything that involves a number after the title.

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      • Mark Treloar

        June 11, 2014 at 07:00

        So basically almost everything at E3?

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      • Burr

        June 11, 2014 at 10:58

        So no more halo , forza or GTA?How bout you just go back to a game boy color then.

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      • ChoKeller

        June 12, 2014 at 20:41

        Maybe you should just quit playing games. It doesn’t sound like there for you.

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  4. The Lost Guardian

    June 10, 2014 at 15:38

    🙁

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 15:43

      At least it’s still being developed. So that’s a good thing.

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      • The Lost Guardian

        June 10, 2014 at 15:44

        Well I guess so…Wonder what SE will announce

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 10, 2014 at 15:48

          Has to be something, other than a new Tomb Raider that is.

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          • The Lost Guardian

            June 10, 2014 at 15:51

            I really hope so. Hoping for Type-0 lol and new Dues Ex and Sleeping Dags

  5. Morne Nell

    June 10, 2014 at 15:45

    god of war, I miss kratos

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 15:47

      I Know right….

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    • Langer

      June 10, 2014 at 15:50

      Ain’t he stuck in the underworld?

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 15:53

        He’s been there so many times, he doesn’t care about dying much. He escapes as soon as he dies.

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  6. Nick de Bruyne

    June 10, 2014 at 15:51

    Red Dead 3!!

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    • Spathi

      June 10, 2014 at 16:06

      Red Dead Revenge!!!

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      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 10, 2014 at 16:13

        Red Dead PC 😛

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        • Rinceinantici

          June 11, 2014 at 07:13

          lol too soon, not soon enough apparently 😛

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      • Nick de Bruyne

        June 10, 2014 at 16:35

        Red Dead Retribution!

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    • Burr

      June 11, 2014 at 10:59

      In your dreams

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  7. Langer

    June 10, 2014 at 15:51

    Playstation Move. Is it still being sold?

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 15:57

      You can have mine if you like

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  8. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 10, 2014 at 15:53

    I was hoping to hear more about MS’ newfound (refound?) commitment to PC gaming. How silly of me.

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    • FoxOneZA

      June 10, 2014 at 15:54

      That came from R* 🙂

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    • Viking Of Science

      June 10, 2014 at 16:39

      If MS really want to show commitment to PC, they would announce the HALO Master Chief Collection for PC… what better way than to give PC Gamers their premier series….

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      • Viking Of Science

        June 10, 2014 at 16:42

        *edit I Personally don’t care about Halo as a series, but it would be nice to see on PC.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 11, 2014 at 08:04

          I wouldn’t mind, Halo wasn’t a bad game.

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          • Rinceinantici

            June 11, 2014 at 08:10

            Agreed. I love 4, really great story.

    • Mark Treloar

      June 11, 2014 at 07:03

      Which is odd because they did state they had a Summer announcement for PC Gaming and since E3 was the expected venue, do we keep waiting? Maybe the release of Kinect 2 and the Xbone controller drivers were the announcement?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 11, 2014 at 08:04

        yay?

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        • Mark Treloar

          June 11, 2014 at 10:11

          Yay to drivers, but what the hell will Windows users want the Kinect for?

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          • Burr

            June 11, 2014 at 11:03

            U can use it as a alarm .or download a appp and use it as a camera to watch shit .it checks your body and can shoe you parts that are damage .

    • Burr

      June 11, 2014 at 11:00

      You thought wrong when you bought a PC to play games .

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      • Mark Treloar

        June 11, 2014 at 14:51

        Always amazes me how people assume we bought PC’s just for games.

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        • Burr

          June 14, 2014 at 20:56

          Always amazes me how people assume they didn’t buy pc for games

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  9. Hammersteyn

    June 10, 2014 at 16:00

    No new Conker game 🙁

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    • FoxOneZA

      June 10, 2014 at 16:19

      I wonder if you can create LBP3 in Spark but use Conker as the main boy.

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 16:27

        Probably, though it’s all about the characters personality and that’s the problem.

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  10. Aries

    June 10, 2014 at 16:08

    H1Z1, wanted to see more of that

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 16:27

      Me too.

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  11. Frans J Smit

    June 10, 2014 at 16:40

    Darksiders 3 update maybe

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  12. Kromas

    June 10, 2014 at 17:23

    You missed Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Ricochet 2.

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  13. Rinceinantici

    June 11, 2014 at 07:13

    LOL at Geralt 🙂

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  14. D@ngermouse

    June 11, 2014 at 08:37

    HL3
    Some men just want to watch the world burn!

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  15. Ricardo Harvey

    June 11, 2014 at 12:17

    PSN FREEBIES is enough reason to get a vita, and it can double up as a second controller for your ps4. Loving my Vita, havnt bought a single game for it and yet I dont have enough time to finish all the freebies on it.

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  16. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 11, 2014 at 12:20

    Agent is definitely vapourware. Rockstar’s empty promise after shatting on their loyal PS fanbase, while chasing Microsoft moneyhats.

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  17. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 11, 2014 at 12:23

    Rare doesn’t exist any more. Years of making xbox live avatar crap has destroyed a once impressive developing company….. 🙁 (A true casualty of the Gamer Wars of 2007 – 2013)

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  18. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 11, 2014 at 12:24

    Gears of War… After the last one, does any one still care about this once great franchise? A powerful reboot is needed. That or an adrenaline shot to the heart…

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  19. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 11, 2014 at 12:25

    The Last Guardian is SONY’s Half Life 3. When it launches it will melt your minds… or leave you as confused as this music video left me….

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  20. ChoKeller

    June 12, 2014 at 20:40

    The new Gears title is just over 100 days into production. If you expecting them the have anything more than a teaser for it then you heavily overestimate the game design processes.

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