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Countdown to E3

It’s just about that time of year again gamers. E3 2010 is fast approaching and people are wasting no time at making predictions about the most anticipated things we will probably see come out of it. So I shall start making mine as well.

Project Natal and Sony Move

This is a no brainer. With these two looking at a Fall 2010 release date I’m sure we’re bound to see something in regards to exact dates or maybe some compatible games we can expect.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

I, of course, am most excited to see what Treyarch brings to E3 in regards to the new Call of Duty: Black Ops. With so much hype surrounding this next COD installment I think we can expect something awesome at E3.

Gears of War 3

We haven’t heard or seen much about this third and final game in the Gears series. A trailer, a release date, some magazine articles. Ok maybe we’ve seen a lot but I want to see some action. I want to see gameplay. Hopefully our wish will be fulfilled at E3.

So what is everyone most looking for this coming E3?

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2010 in E3

 

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Gaming Sans Couch?

It’s still a long ways away but motion gaming is coming to the Xbox 360. Since it’s announcement at E3 2009 there has been mixed thoughts from the gaming community. Unlike the Wii or the soon to be released PlayStation Move, Microsoft’s Project Natal will be controller free. This allows the gamer to use their whole body and voice commands.

Project Natal will open a whole new genre of games for the Xbox 360. The concern for most “hardcore” gamers is that motion control will infiltrate games that should remain without it. I, of course, share that concern. As excited as I am for Project Natal there are defiantly some games that are better left to the old in hand controller. I’m sure that many would agree that games like Call of Duty would not benefit from motion control. We just want to sit back, relax, and take out the enemy.

There’s a legitimate fear that motion control will be forced into some games. But that is an issue for game developers themselves. They will have a new question in their development process. Will this game benefit from motion control? Hopefully they take into serious consideration the audience their game is marketed to. I’m not saying they don’t do that now but when motion control becomes involved, I feel it will be a bigger question.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2qlHoxPioM

Motion control needs to remain it’s own genre. Stay out of our favorite games and we can all get along just fine.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2010 in Xbox

 

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