Submitted by Proeliator 907d ago | opinion piece

The Top Announcements We Want and Don’t Want at E3 2012


"Ah, E3. The Electronic Entertainment Expo, gaming’s biggest event and easily the largest concentration of information throughout the year.

It’s in the air. Can you smell it? Feel it? Sense it? It’s right around the corner – in fact, from the time of this post, only thirty-seven days away – and this is when anticipation truly sets in and begins to build.

It’s quite simply the most wonderful time of the year in the gaming scene, and everyone is ecstatic. But with every E3, there always comes the great anticipations, excitements and – of course – the disappointments and let downs. It’s a given with any E3.

OXCGN is proudly returning to the show floor to provide coverage like none other.

Until then, here are the top announcements we do and don’t want at E3 2012, in no particular order." (3DS, E3, Industry, Next-Gen, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Proeliator  +   907d ago
Pretty solid list..... I for one want republic commando 2. A man can dream...
X-Alchemist  +   906d ago
Just give me Fallout 4 and I'll be 100% satisfied with this years E3
kaveti6616  +   906d ago
If they announce it with an upgraded engine (beyond the one used for Skyrim) and for next gen, that would pretty sweet.
StraightPath  +   906d ago
Half Life 3 nice list though i agree.
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MEsoJD  +   906d ago
I want Half Life 3 more than anything.
NYC_Gamer  +   907d ago
I agree,with this list....no more tired sequels bring out some fresh new experiences....please no unwanted new type of motion control garbage announced..
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Hooshuwashu  +   907d ago
Let's not remember Microsoft's E3 2010 conference... :(

i think the author truly hit the nail on the head when he said that developers need to utilize things like Kinect to do more games like Star Wars, that way it appeals to 'core gamers' more
Proeliator  +   907d ago
I don't know how they went from E3 2009 - arguably one of MS's best conferences - to the atrocity that was 2010.

I hope this year is better.
Disccordia  +   906d ago
Agreed. MS needs to improve this year. They really need that new console announcement
PopRocks359  +   906d ago
"no more tired sequels bring out some fresh new experiences"

They're not going to bother unless those ideas get support and it seems many average gamers are pretty much satisfied with the status quo. Look at how MW3 and BF3 sold. Now compare that to Journey or No More Heroes.
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NYC_Gamer  +   906d ago
That sucks man....publishers will play it safe since it produces the most profit for their company/share-holders....
PopRocks359  +   906d ago
Occasionally they try something new. But even those games usually don't get the notoriety they deserve.

Nintendo's Pikmin, Microsoft/Twisted Pixel's Splosion Man and Sony's Journey to name a few. All well received new games that otherwise did not sell mega millions despite the positive screening given to them by the press.
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Tomonobu Itagaki  +   907d ago
They ask for new IPs, yet 80% of their "do want" list is made of sequels...
Proeliator  +   907d ago
"Our medium is far too diverse to continually shovel out the same rehashed titles and content year after year, and you’ll quickly notice that much of the following list contains sequels."

They specifically point out the large amount of sequels to say that we need more new ip...
Nac  +   907d ago
Yeah, I was about to say the same thing. Cancels it out it seems...
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Sithlord-Gamble  +   907d ago
I agree with everything except Killzone. All the KZ-Heads DO want another killzone that corrects the mistakes of kz3.

And Vita owners want some game announcements too!
gaminoz  +   907d ago
I'm sick of Killzone.

Want Thief 4!
DFogz  +   906d ago
Yes! As long as I see *something* from Thief4 I'll be happy with E3 this year.
jessupj  +   906d ago
I'm amazed at how much I agree with this list, especially the part about more innovative new ips instead of rehashes and sequels.
gaminoz  +   906d ago
Thank God for games like Dishonored!
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basilezz3030  +   906d ago
"Dishonored : The bugs & glitches legacy"
fjtorres  +   906d ago
That's what they want.
What they're actually going to get:

1- XBOX price cut
2- PS3 Price cut
3- Wii Price cut
4- Wii U price cut
5- COD demo
6- Halo 4 Demo
7- PS4 GT6 Tech demo
8- Dishonored demo
9- Mario for WiiU demo
10- Peter Molyneaux tech demo

In other words: E3?
TekoIie  +   906d ago
MS conference will start like this:

1: starts with COD.
2: dramatic and unnessecary speech made by Don Mattrick (I hate his voice so much)

I will take bets that it will go like that. I remember that the only interesting games they showed were all shooters in 2010...

Personally feel that they redeemed themselves slightly in 2011 with mass effect 3 and lara croft.
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PopRocks359  +   906d ago
I love that this article demanded new IPs only to say they also wanted like five sequels to be announced right after.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   906d ago
MS's E3 08 and 09 were some there best years. E3 2010 was almost unwatchable. Last years E3 was a tad better than 2010's but was still bad. MS needs to bring it with the games and announcements they have to, and Im only talking about MS because Sony and Nintendo have been bringing it (Mostly Sony though)
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   906d ago
MS mistake was to focus too much on Kinect, far more than Sony did Move at the time (which was also not a good part of their presentation). Now, I think they get motion controls for what they are, a tired gimmick which is cool to fool around, but it's not what we are aiming to spend our time (and money) at. Motion controls only skyrocketed once, for Nintendo, as this was the only controller, came with the new toy feel, but wore out quickly.

The good part is that now we got these gimmicks out of the way, the focus of the big 3 should lay where it matters now: new games and next-gen consoles.

Sure, they'll probably have some kind of motion control with the new boxes, which demands some presentation time, but they'll no longer extend theirselves much on this matter, these controls should remain there as an option (be it an accessory sold separately or bundled with the console), which is completely fine by me.
Old McGroin  +   906d ago
Battlefront 3!! Please God let somebody make this game!
Redtide  +   906d ago
LolololRumz  +   906d ago
I just hope Sony doesn't announce too many games before E3 like last year, save them!
Lulz_Boat  +   906d ago
"Will Peter Molyneux claim his next title will cure cancer?"
Old McGroin  +   906d ago
It will more than likely cure everyone's excitement with a healthy dose of disappointment - as usual.
mushroomwig  +   906d ago
Wow, I hope you guys aren't going to be too disappointed. The majority on that list will more than likely not happen.
-Gespenst-  +   906d ago
Half Life 3, a Vita price cut, Versus XIII, maybe a little more from GTA V, The Last Gaurdian, more from Playstation All-Stars, Ninokuni, some 3DS rpgs and maybe some new unexpected stuff too would be make it perfect for me.

What I hope is NEVER announced is a 3DS lite or a 3DSi.
Sargerus  +   906d ago
i can't be the only one who thought the first SW:Force Unleashed as a decent game...
And yes we need Battlefront 3.
silkrevolver  +   906d ago
This is going to come off as fanboyish, but...
This list is a little boring, simply because it’s coming from an Xbox site.
I totally agree with their list, but besides MS showing the 720, I’m not too excited for their conference.
I’m just tired of them not producing very many first party titles anymore.

Halo is lovely.
Forza is quality.
But I just want more excitement out of MS that ISN’T motion based.
Or is, as long as it’s ‘hardcore’.
Whatever that really means.
Hooshuwashu  +   906d ago
lol..... apparently they're an Xbox site because their color is green?

Wasn't informed that Xbox invented green!
silkrevolver  +   906d ago
Oh shit!
That is actually why I thought it was a fan site. hahaha
Hooshuwashu  +   906d ago

Directly from their "about us" page:

"`OXCGN started out life solely as a vehicle for me to host a listing that I had started back in 2005 and a way to get it out into the Xbox Community.

But now, it has now evolved and grown into a great ‘multiplatform site‘ to better represent the team as a whole who are behind this great site."

Just fyi. :) they show up on N4G quite a lot too, not anyone new by any means.
Plagasx  +   906d ago
If Half-Life 3 is announced I will shit myself and cry happily for the rest of the day.
Eske  +   906d ago
Quality list. Very happy to see Mirror's Edge 2 on there...a look, or some good news about that game is my biggest hope for the show.

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