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Microsoft showcase – full report on Gears of War 3, Crysis 2 and more

While Gears of War 3 and Halo: Reach’s new Defiant map pack monopolised space upstairs, EA’s Crysis 2 lead a charge of plucky third party games aiming for much the same market.

Crysis 2 was our early candidate for “game most likely to steal the show from Microsoft” for a couple of reasons. One, EA had the stones to demo the game in 3D only. If you weren’t wearing the glasses – and sitting at eye level – you were missing out.

Crysis 2 executive producer Nathan Camarillo made two pretty surprising assertions. First, the game’s detail level and framerate are unaffected by 3D mode. Camarillo stated there was no performance hit – a claim reminiscent of Mark Lamia’s one applied to Call of Duty: Black Ops’ 3D mode. Camarillo said the 3D mode wasn’t just tacked on, but had been something the team had been working on for the past couple of years.- when 3DTV was really in its commercial infancy.

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KILLERAPP2459d ago

I can’t wait for E3 is going to be very interesting this year… Gear 3 in Sep is awesome much sooner than I thought… Still is better that way Nov is going to be full of games another year and I will be broke by years end again….

zeksta2459d ago

I'd like to agree with you, but I can't.

Microsoft isn't planning anything spectacular apart from a bunch of Kinect games that are going to be crappy anyway.

All we have are GeoW 3 and Forza 4, that's it.

KILLERAPP2457d ago

Am talking about E3 in general not just MS…

TROLOLOLOL2456d ago

yeah i think they should do less 500mil advertising and make more 1st party games. i mean 3rd party are still gonna tie me over all this year anyway so its not that bad, but thats no excuse for lack of 1st party support. Maybe this is a sign of money going from 360 into the 720, since its almost paid itself off (xbox 360 that is)