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FFD: Anything from E3 knock your socks off?

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E3 is essentially over – but our coverage isn’t. We’ve still got interviews, previews, hands-ons and videos to share with you. On the very, very long plane ride home, the team will be tallying things up to decide their best of E3 winners and losers. They’ve had a great time at E3, and have seen things they can’t stop bloody well gushing about. What about you?

Have you seen anything from E3 that’s made you take notice? Anything that’s re-invigorated your love for video games or your enthusiasm for the industry? Have you seen a video or read some bit of hands-on coverage for game that you now just have to play?

Did anything genuinely surprise you?

Or is it all just the same as before? Videos and pictures and words about games that aren’t out for ages. Everything’s going to be delayed anyway, so why buy in to all this hype now?

Let us know what you’ve though of what you’ve seen from E3 this year.

Last Updated: June 13, 2014

123 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 13, 2014 at 10:31

    The Division

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    • Sith JJ

      June 13, 2014 at 11:08

      A little

      Reply

  2. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 13, 2014 at 10:32

    Evolve’s KRAKEN!!!

    Reply

  3. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 13, 2014 at 10:32

    The SIZE of Gotham and the BATMOBILE with it’s combat mode!

    Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      June 14, 2014 at 06:50

      *its 😛

      Reply

  4. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 13, 2014 at 10:32

    HAI

    Reply

  5. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 13, 2014 at 10:33

    AMAZING

    Reply

  6. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 13, 2014 at 10:34

    Grim Fandango (even though no PC love)

    It’s a game EVERYONE should play

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 13, 2014 at 10:36

      I’ve still got my CDs, so I’m okay 😀

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 13, 2014 at 10:36

        Same here, wouldn’t mind a HD tune up though

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        • silverscorpio

          June 13, 2014 at 11:04

          I have to jump through hoops to get mine working on the newer OS. but except for the pixelation of the graphics, the game is still great. They will probably give it a HD tune up because that is the new fad for older games.

          Reply

      • HvR - THE Average GAmer

        June 13, 2014 at 12:05

        Can not get mine though work on any modern OS or emulator. Graphics issue and crashes

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    • Sith JJ

      June 13, 2014 at 11:10

      Grim Fandango. Such a legendary game. But screw ’em for no pc support.

      Reply

  7. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 13, 2014 at 10:34

    R6 Siege, maybe

    Reply

    • Axon1988

      June 13, 2014 at 13:10

      This, reminds me of the good old days. I want more.

      Reply

  8. Ryanza

    June 13, 2014 at 10:34

    The Witcher 3 sliced my feet off.

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    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 13, 2014 at 10:35

      Agreed, looked BRILLIANT

      Reply

  9. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 13, 2014 at 10:35

    ANY news about Battlefront

    Reply

    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 13, 2014 at 10:40

      Asked daily by an EA shareholder before selling up.

      Reply

    • Rince&exhale

      June 13, 2014 at 10:41

      lol

      Reply

  10. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 13, 2014 at 10:35

    Shadow of Mordor looks much more interesting than it did before. Otherwise like I said before, the GOG/CDPR conference with it’s Witcher 3 info made me much more excited than anything at E3.

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  11. Marigold

    June 13, 2014 at 10:36

    I wasn’t really impressed with this year’s E3 but I definitely liked that Batman trailer. Mortal Kombat looked impressive too but I’m not a fighting game fan.

    Reply

  12. Badass Eyepatch Man

    June 13, 2014 at 10:37

    Xenoblade Chronicles X BLEW my mind, I just….I couldn’t believe my eyes.
    But I need to see the 30 min Phantom Pain demo!

    Reply

  13. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 13, 2014 at 10:38

    LARA CROFT IS BACK BABY!!!

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    • Dutch Matrix

      June 13, 2014 at 10:43

      Lara’s Back!

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      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 13, 2014 at 10:44

        and looking a little older

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 13, 2014 at 10:59

          Hot momma!

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          • silverscorpio

            June 13, 2014 at 11:05

            A Hot Momma with issues!

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 13, 2014 at 11:12

            … Imagine what her sex life must be like? Time to bring out the PICK AXE.

          • silverscorpio

            June 13, 2014 at 11:14

            I wont dare. It will cause an overload.

    • Milesh Bhana

      June 13, 2014 at 11:31

      too early to be excited for this, we knew there was a sequel in development. So a CG trailer doesn’t really add much.

      I want a release date and some gameplay vids.

      That said, loved Tomb Raider 2013, so will definitely get the sequel when it’s done.

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      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 13, 2014 at 12:22

        If its nothing less thanTomb Raider 2013 then its an automatic pre-order.
        Im hoping for exactly the same gameplay and weapons but just different locals and more isolated exploration with no immersion breaking walkie talkie stuff.

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        • Milesh Bhana

          June 13, 2014 at 13:24

          i really hope that Camilla Luddington reprises her voice role as Lara.

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          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 13, 2014 at 14:56

            Im sure the sequel was already in the works considering there is a teaser if you collect all documents. It must be part of her signing.
            But I do not expect the budget to be bigger than the first game as the publishers were not pleased with the financial results.

  14. Marius Nell

    June 13, 2014 at 10:38

    No man’s sky

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  15. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 13, 2014 at 10:39

    ZOE 😛

    Reply

  16. Rince&exhale

    June 13, 2014 at 10:42

    Witcher 3 is all I need!

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    • Rags

      June 13, 2014 at 10:42

      Yeah, it looks epic. 😀

      Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 13, 2014 at 11:31

        SKYRIM slyer. Now we have to keep this hype train in check or it will get out of control like Watch Dogs and its anti climax.

        Reply

  17. Rags

    June 13, 2014 at 10:42

    Totally biased:
    http://www.gamespot.com/videos/e3-2014-star-citizen-stage-demo/2300-6419567/

    But other than that the Uncharted 4 looks promising!

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  18. Rince&exhale

    June 13, 2014 at 10:42

    And Lara Croft, and how the internet thinks that because a character is in a psych session it MUST be because she is a weak woman. Dicks.

    Reply

    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 13, 2014 at 10:46

      noooooobs. I wonder what Rhianna Pratchett must think?

      Reply

      • Rince&exhale

        June 13, 2014 at 10:48

        Well her twitter feed was alive as hell. People were saying ‘I’d also be at a psych if people tried to kill me’ and her reply was ‘have you thought that maybe she is there because SHE killed them?’

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        • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

          June 13, 2014 at 10:49

          lol I am embarrassed to be gamer sometimes.

          Reply

    • Badass Eyepatch Man

      June 13, 2014 at 10:47

      She has boobs, she must be weak

      Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 13, 2014 at 10:48

        • Badass Eyepatch Man

          June 13, 2014 at 10:50

          It’s to hard to build boob physics. I mean if they made female avatars then you’d have to build in a Kitchen mode too, and that would take too long

          Reply

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 13, 2014 at 10:51

            they should just pay KONAMI for the middleware that they created when making AI for each boob in Dead or Alive 5 😛

          • Badass Eyepatch Man

            June 13, 2014 at 10:53

            Lolz Now that was next gen physics. You can’t be an assassin if it’s that bouncy…

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 13, 2014 at 10:56

            They should have just said that poison was the women’s weapon of the day and would have made for boring gameplay if they wanted to make an excuse for being lazy.

            Well to be fair, the demographic who play Assassins Creed did not care much for Aveline. 🙁 Too many dicks on the dance floor.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 13, 2014 at 11:13

            It would open up new game play options. Instead of needing hay carts she could just bounce back onto her feet. That’s how these things work right?

          • Rince&exhale

            June 13, 2014 at 12:10

            yeth

          • Rince&exhale

            June 13, 2014 at 12:10

            yeth

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 13, 2014 at 10:59

      It seems like they’re attracting the knuckle draggers with each new Tomb Raider game.

      Reply

    • Sith JJ

      June 13, 2014 at 11:11

      Same way the FarCry bad guy is clearly a homosexual

      Reply

  19. FoxOneZA

    June 13, 2014 at 10:43

    MS presentation was too colorful and Sony’s was too dark and I’m sure they splattered the press with blood at one point.

    My highlight was Reggie pulling the best Nintendo Direct in history.

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    • Badass Eyepatch Man

      June 13, 2014 at 10:44

      F Yeah! glorious presentation!

      Reply

      • FoxOneZA

        June 13, 2014 at 10:47

        I need Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Yarn and Bayonetta!

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        • Badass Eyepatch Man

          June 13, 2014 at 10:49

          Yoshi’s Yarn….DAYUM. And Mario Maker, time make some Super Meat Boy type levels!

          Reply

  20. Badass Eyepatch Man

    June 13, 2014 at 10:44

    Splatoon!! So much fun a lil but of powerstong mixed with guns that don’t kill people..YES!!
    Yoshi and Zelda, phew,made me cum

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 13, 2014 at 10:49

      Is that why you need the eyepatch?

      Reply

      • Badass Eyepatch Man

        June 13, 2014 at 10:51

        Blind in one eye now. Felt good in the moment

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 13, 2014 at 10:52

          Yes. All fun & games until someone loses an eye.

          Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 13, 2014 at 10:58

        On his aiming eye.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 13, 2014 at 11:08

          Explains why the game is a console exclusive trollol!

          Reply

    • CAE9872

      June 13, 2014 at 11:26

      I concur! What an awesome (amazing!) looking little game. Pity I don’t have a WiiU!!!

      Oh and Entwined.

      Reply

  21. agonnaldia

    June 13, 2014 at 10:44

    Nintendo’s white PlayStation 4 was a surprise.

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  22. Consumer of Little Rabbits

    June 13, 2014 at 10:44

    Im bowled over that MS culled the kinect. MK X wasnt really an e3 announcement, but the gameplay teaser was fucking awesome. Uncharted 4 and The Order 1886 are by far the prettiest things to come out of E3, and Im pretty keen to take a bash at them. The Last Of Us Remastered teaser also gave me a few hot flushes.

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  23. Badass Eyepatch Man

    June 13, 2014 at 10:47

    Demon’sssssss Beast Souls Project

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  24. Milesh Bhana

    June 13, 2014 at 10:49

    Sunset Overdrive!!

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  25. Milesh Bhana

    June 13, 2014 at 10:50

    Dragon Age wasn’t really on my radar, but after the MS/EA coverage, looking really forward to it.

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  26. Ottokie

    June 13, 2014 at 10:54

    Dragon Age Inquisition and BF: Hardline was definitely the top dogs, but the “piece de résistance” was the freaking sexy white PS4!

    Reply

  27. KingKappie

    June 13, 2014 at 10:55

    Destiny Alpha this weekend whoop whoop!!

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    • Wraith

      June 13, 2014 at 11:45

      It’s in my download queue as we speak!! 🙂

      Reply

  28. Skwissgar Skwigelf

    June 13, 2014 at 10:57

    Hai!

    Anyway, Mortal Kombat’s looking pretty nice, so is Doom and Arkham Knight.

    Reply

  29. Tyron

    June 13, 2014 at 11:00

    Only dragon Age and maybe Dying Light.

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  30. silverscorpio

    June 13, 2014 at 11:00

    I found this E3 very dull. Nothing stood out and most of the things that was said I already knew. The closest thing was the announcement of Grim Fandango but a remake announcement is not really supposed to blow your socks off. I think next year E3 will be great because most of the games wont be ready till next year.

    Reply

  31. Mossel

    June 13, 2014 at 11:01

    I feel you missed an oppurtunity to use Tenacious D as the header image. The line “Rock your socks off” from the song Beelzeboss.

    Reply

  32. VampyreSquirrel

    June 13, 2014 at 11:01

    The Witcher 3, Lego Batman 3, Rainbow 6, Uncharted, Sunset Overdrive, Fifa 15’s graphics, Mortal Wombat X, Tomb Raider, and Far Cry 4.

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    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 13, 2014 at 11:09

      I ejaculated all my 1080 sperm cells after that Uncharted 4 in-game trailer at 60 faps a second.

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 13, 2014 at 11:29

        ew

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        • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

          June 13, 2014 at 11:29

          hai

          Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      June 13, 2014 at 11:14

      Mortal Wombat lol

      Reply

  33. Greylingad

    June 13, 2014 at 11:01

    DEEEEWWWWWWMMMM!!!! How awesome was that trailer? I’m not saying that everything else wasn’t standout showings, but I’d love to see what it looks like eventually… Also, I don’t expect Far Cry 4 to be much, but if any of Troy Bakers’ roles in the past was an indication as to how good the guy is, well then I believe that he should at least make an awesome villain… And then there was the Rainbow Six reveal… Interesting, quite interesting…

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  34. FoxOneZA

    June 13, 2014 at 11:03

    The worst of E3 was LBP3. The game looks cluttered, character controls looked dodgy and the levels could be easily achieved on PS3.

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  35. Tyron

    June 13, 2014 at 11:05

    PS, I’m not sure why this forum is so anti Elder Scrolls Online. Its an amazing game, and there are basically no bugs I’ve seen yet (level 33) Way way less bugs than Skyrim on the Xbox 360. I have had only 1 minor side quest bug (which was fixed with patch 2 days later)Yes I understand no one is keen on paying the monthly fee, but its the game of the year! You guys have fun with the rubbish Watch Dogs you all rave about, That looks like such generic US garbage. Anyway to each their own.

    I wish Fallout 4 would be announced already!

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  36. MakeItLegal

    June 13, 2014 at 11:14

    Far cry 4

    AC unity

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    • Sith JJ

      June 13, 2014 at 11:15

      I think FC 4 is the one that really stands out for me.

      Reply

      • MakeItLegal

        June 13, 2014 at 11:32

        Yes it looks like a load of fun

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  37. Viking Of Science

    June 13, 2014 at 11:17

    The Gameplay from The Witcher 3 gave me such a raging Clue!

    Also, As a long time RTS fan, I’m Really looking forward to Grey Goo… The team behind it is basically an All Star Cast of RTS devs…. The Only people missing from that team are Louis Caste and Chris Taylor….

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    • Viking Of Science

      June 13, 2014 at 11:37

      Oh yes, And The Whole Nintendo conference…. Seriously wanting to buy a WiiU next year…

      Reply

  38. Ir0nseraph

    June 13, 2014 at 11:18

    Rainbow 6 siege and far cry 4.

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    • Sith JJ

      June 13, 2014 at 11:25

      R6 is also quite intriguing. Spent so many hours on R6 Vegas 2 on those terrorist hunts with friends. Some well coordinated chaos.

      Reply

  39. Dutch Matrix

    June 13, 2014 at 11:21

    I got mildly interested with all the E3 hype. Heck, I even started discussing the possibility of getting myself a PS4 with the minister of my finances. Then I read this article and seriously reconsidered. Go read this and come back and tell us if you are still all that excited. I am not…

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/12-video-game-annoyances-that-need-to-die-part-1/

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    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 13, 2014 at 11:28

      Just vote with your wallet even if the hordes are all brainless Lemmings. Stay off-line, buy a game like Tomb Raider HD (That for some reason I keep going back to) and jump in.

      I see myself only owning 6 games by the end of the year, but that is all you really need when countless titles are being released yearly you have plenty to Connoisseur.

      THE LAST OF US HD next month 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      • Dutch Matrix

        June 13, 2014 at 11:42

        But isn’t buying games at full price that are essentially graphical upgrades of their current gen versions not just brainless Lemming behaviour? This is not a veiled insult, I promise. But I am at a point where I am classifying game developers and their marketing departments in the same bracket as insurance salesmen and Jehovah’s Witnesses…

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        • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

          June 13, 2014 at 12:13

          I thought so at first, then I realised that the immersion is on a totally new level. Its a new experience. Like watching an old black and white film in colour. I cant get enough of the fog, hair, particles, wind, moving trees, smoke, draw distance, texture on the flipping shoe lace, the most realistic fire I have ever seen and uncompressed sound.

          Also Im more than happy giving Crystal Dynamics even more of my money because they deserve every penny.

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          • Dutch Matrix

            June 13, 2014 at 12:24

            No. I see re-releases such as this just as a way for devs to make a quick buck. They know that gamers will fall for what is essentially a cosmetic upgrade to a game, and gamers will happily give them their cash for that upgrade.
            People are quick to scream bloody murder at pay to win or micro transactions. But this is somehow OK.

          • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

            June 13, 2014 at 12:34

            Depends on what game. I will not go out and buy Assassins Creed 4 or That Marvel fighting game because those are what you say.
            Same polygon count as the old gen.
            Tomb Raider HD and The Last of Us are re-mastered. Basically high end PC ports for my peasant brain.
            But I am sure that if one is a Assassins Creed fan then the extra attention to their game will please them no end.
            Watch Dogs on the other hand… hell… dont get me started on that so called next gen game. TOMB RAIDER makes the PS4 version of watchdogs seem like a PS2 title.

        • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

          June 13, 2014 at 12:13

          I thought so at first, then I realised that the immersion is on a totally new level. Its a new experience. Like watching an old black and white film in colour. I cant get enough of the fog, hair, particles, wind, moving trees, smoke, draw distance, texture on the flipping shoe lace, the most realistic fire I have ever seen and uncompressed sound.

          Also Im more than happy giving Crystal Dynamics even more of my money because they deserve every penny.

          Reply

  40. CAE9872

    June 13, 2014 at 11:27

    Splatoon (even with no WiiU); Entwined; The Division looks great…

    And being able to play Destiny a little early – I did so earlier (yes I know I should have been working). I will admit very Halo-ish! Feels like Reach in some regards…

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      June 14, 2014 at 06:47

      i played some entwined! nifty little twin-stick game. seriously addictive in a “just one more try and i’ll get this” way.

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      • CAE9872

        June 14, 2014 at 08:35

        Must download this from Store – looked good and good to hear someone now say it is what I expect. And good it appears.

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  41. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    June 13, 2014 at 11:28

    The new MK game looks AMAZING.

    Reply

    • CAE9872

      June 13, 2014 at 11:31

      agreed

      Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 13, 2014 at 11:59

      Yeah, Mario Kart 8 rocks. ;P

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 13, 2014 at 12:00

        Well…. actually yes… Both are looking epic. You are quite right indeed good sir.

        Reply

  42. Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    June 13, 2014 at 11:46

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 13, 2014 at 11:48

      Remember when games instilled a child-like wonder? Remember when games were all about fun? They still do, and they still are.

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 13, 2014 at 11:59

        Yeah and that is why I dig Nintendo and am seriously considering getting a Wii-U

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        • CAE9872

          June 13, 2014 at 12:16

          Scarily so am I

          Reply

        • CAE9872

          June 13, 2014 at 12:16

          Scarily so am I

          Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 13, 2014 at 12:10

        Are the staff allowed to win comment of the week?

        Reply

      • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

        June 13, 2014 at 12:10

        Are the staff allowed to win comment of the week?

        Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      June 13, 2014 at 11:51

      You know, this is exactly what I am missing about video games these days. Just that. It looks like those three are having fun!
      Look at that kid in the middle. He looks like he just saw the most amazing thing EVER!
      Bring me back those days…

      Reply

    • Sk3tz0

      June 13, 2014 at 13:47

      is that Manny from Modern family in the yellow

      Reply

      • Mossel

        June 13, 2014 at 14:40

        LOOL! My exact thoughts!

        Reply

  43. Mabenito

    June 13, 2014 at 11:46

    The Division. Batman. MGS5. (Only these 3)

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  44. Mike Doutchevitch

    June 13, 2014 at 12:02

    The Witcher 3. Although nothing new there. I’ve been hyped for it ever since the first anounsment. Otherwise it was pretty disappointing. This drought of quality games we are going through is really dampening my enthusiasm.

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  45. Brian Murphy

    June 13, 2014 at 13:48

    Well, Rainbow Six Siege looks badass, Destiny’s looking great (so is the footage form the Alpha), Bloodborne looks fantastic, Naughty Dog, as expected melted faces with the work on the Uncharted 4 engine, and GTAV coming to PC (Told you it would, duh, even said it would be announced at E3…months ago). All in all I was ok with E3.

    Can’t wait for Gamescom and TGS though, there’s still a bunch of devs at Sony who’re working on unannounced titles.

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  46. Kromas

    June 13, 2014 at 15:00

    Dragon Age.

    Reply

  47. Tulipdame

    June 16, 2014 at 05:10

    Nothing surprised me, but I am excited for a few. Like Rise of the Tomb Raider and Scalebound.
    Others I’m excited for were announced before E3. Can’t wait for Sunset Overdrive, Destiny, Dragon Age 3, Far Cry 4, Mortal Kombat X and The Witcher 3. Also, I want more Dying Light and Project Spark. They have gone quiet. Or maby I just don’t see their news.

    Reply

  48. Ryanza

    June 17, 2014 at 07:54

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